2 hours ago

Check out Philadelphia Orchard Project, PHS :...

Check out Philadelphia Orchard Project, PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, PennFuture and some of the other great organizations that have volunteer opportunities!

    7 Places to Volunteer in Philly
    We celebrated the holidays with our Fall Harvest Happy Hour last Thursday. Six local organizations shared volunteer opportunities with over 40 attendees to get involved and give back locally. (Spec...
    http://www.greenphillyblog.com

2 hours ago

UCD is organizing a community cleanup! Click ...

UCD is organizing a community cleanup! Click below for details and to sign up.

    Help Clean Your Neighborhood with a Community Cleanup on Saturday December 2
    We are once again partnering with the City of Philadelphia on a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, December 2nd. We will assist block captains, students, volunteer groups and neighbors by providing trash bags, brooms, work gloves, and trash pickup. Help the city-wide effort to beautify Philadelphia by cleaning your block or street from 9am - 2pm.
    https://www.universitycity.org

11 hours ago

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14 hours ago

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was e...

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. This day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

    Universal Children's Day, 20 November
    http://www.un.org

22 hours ago

University City District shared Baltimore Ave...

Get an early start on your holiday shopping AND support local businesses on December 2nd with the Winter Express Shopper's Trolley! The trolley will offer free rides along Baltimore and Lancaster Avenues.

    WEST
    The Baltimore Avenue and Lancaster Avenue Business Associations have teamed up to host WEST (Winter Express Shoppers' Trolley), a holiday shopping...
    https://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

International House Philadelphia shared a lin...

    Immigration: Artist Mobilizes Immigrant Communities For Social Justice
    Ten years ago, Michelle Angela Ortiz hoped to be where she is today - a successful visual artist, skilled muralist and community arts educator. For more than 18 years, Ortiz has been using art as a tool for communication between communities.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

25 hours ago

Check out this feature on the state of Lancas...

Check out this feature on the state of Lancaster Avenue and commerical corridor development in Philly

    Philly Business Corridor Seeks Right Mix of Growth, Preservation
    Along Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia, James Wright is a minor celebrity. Certainly the business owners know him: He was corridor manager for the nonprofit People's Emergency Center for nine years before becoming director of community, economic and real estate development for PEC's community development corporation arm.
    https://nextcity.org

26 hours ago

This is the last week to see Cultures in the ...

This is the last week to see Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq at the Penn Museum! This special exhibition created in conjunction with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center sheds light on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East by showing what’s at stake—the rich history of the region and the diversity of its people—and what’s being done to prevent the loss of this history and cultural identity. For more information check out the link below:

    Penn Museum - Cultures in the Crossfire
    Explore amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and more at this world renowned museum.
    https://www.penn.museum

27 hours ago

International House Philadelphia updated thei...

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,677 likes · 51 talking about this · 14,278 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Check out what we have going on this week.

Check out what we have going on this week.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    LEVEL II INTERIOR ALTERATIONS (NO CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY) TO PREPARE RETAIL SPACE 6 FOR FIT-OUT (SEPARATE PERMIT REQUIRED FOR TENANT FIT-OUT) TO INCLUDE FLOOR LEVELING AND CONSTRUCTION OF ONE ACCESSIBLE TOILET ROOM AS PER APPROVED PLANS. BUILDING FULLY SPRINKLERED. **SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ANY MEP OR FIRE SUPPRESSION WORK**

    3400 LANCASTER AVE Issued November 17, 2017 Comment

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3 days ago

Construction delays from University Realty have left dozens of Penn students without a home for months

Many students affected by this situation have been made to reside at an apartment without Wi-Fi located at 3201 Race Street, which is a 25-minute to walk to campus.

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

For over three months, students who were told that they could move into a new building at 4046 Chestnut St. on Aug. 15 have been shuttled from one temporary location to another as construction on the building continues to delay. 

...lease and receive a full refund or live in the Homewood Suites hotel located at 4109 Walnut St. until the building's completion in October. They were also told that rent for all...

    Construction delays from University Realty have left dozens of Penn students without a home for months
    Free breakfast and housekeeping come at a severe cost for the 70 Penn students displaced because of delayed construction on their apartment building. For over three months, students who were told that they could move into a new building at 4046 Chestnut St. on Aug.
    http://www.thedp.com

3 days ago

A great writeup from Hidden City Philadelphia...

A great writeup from Hidden City Philadelphia on the Cret Illustrated Show hanging in the Hamilton Mansion. Come check it out at the opening tonight from 5:30-8:00

    Cret Exhibition Captures Vibrations Of The City
    Editor's note: Architectural drawing is a dying art. Before the digital revolution gave birth to drafting software, renderings of buildings, bridges, barrel vaults, and bell towers were meticulously illustrated by hand. And although most of the technical work done for architectural and engineering firms in the past left no room for emotion or expression, a human touch, and a physical object, remained.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

4 days ago

University City District shared West Philly L...

This weekend Saturday's half and Sunday's full marathons will disrupt traffic in University City.

    Road closures, detours, cheer zones for 2017 Philadelphia Marathon | West Philly Local
    Posted on 17 November 2017 The 2017 Philadelphia Marathon will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19, and the half-marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18. Here's some important information on road closures, bus detours, and cheer zones. Marathon Races, Activities, Cheer Zones Here you can find information on the marathon and here on the half-marathon.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

4 days ago

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4 days ago

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ONE (1) TYPE 1 COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD , SUPPLY/EXHAUST DUCTWORK, AND EXHAUST FAN AS PER APPROVED PLANS. EXHAUST FAN LOCATION SHALL COMPLY WITH SECTION 506.3.12 OF THE 2009 IMC. SEPARATE BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED FOR SHAFT ENCLOSURE.

    114 MARKET ST Issued November 15, 2017 Comment
  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    NO CHANGE IN USE AND OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION. INTERIOR ALTERATIONS (PRESCRIPTIVE METHOD) AS PER APPROVED PLANS. SEPARATE PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ANY MEP WORK.

    3300-20 WALNUT ST Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

5 days ago

University City District shared West Philly L...

Traffic advisory.

    West Philly Local
    Traffic advisory: 3700 block of Spruce Street will have crews conducting emergency repair work from now until the end of day on Friday, November 17th. Spruce Street will remain open but there may be...
    http://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

University City District shared West Philadel...

Thanks to The Penn Current for their feature on our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative program!

    Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training
    Operated by the University City District, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative connects unemployed West Philly residents looking for work with employers looking for talent, including Penn. She fell in love with the trees. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, she would pass through Penn as a curious and attentive child.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

5 days ago

5 days ago

University City District shared Baltimore Ave...

It's never too early to start planning your holiday shopping!

    Baltimore Avenue Business Association
    Baltimore Avenue Business Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 674 likes · 6 talking about this · 1 was here. The Baltimore Avenue Business Association seeks to promote, attract, assist and share...
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Friday evening we are excited to host the fre...

Friday evening we are excited to host the free opening reception for our first gallery show, Cret Illustrated: Revisiting a Philadelphia Icon in Sketches by artist Ben Leech. Join us Friday, November 17th, from 5:30-8:00PM to be the first to view 20+ architectural illustrations of Paul Philippe Cret’s Philadelphia at The Woodlands, site of Cret's final resting place.

    Cret Illustrated: Revisiting a Philadelphia Icon in Sketches
    OPENING RECEPTION: November 17th, 5:30-8:00pm ON VIEW: November 17, 2017-January 13, 2018 20+ architectural illustrations of Paul P. Cret's...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

University City District is working with Wexf...

University City District is working with Wexford Science & Technology and the Science Center to develop a temporary public space along the new 37th Street for uCity Square. They need your advice on how to create a space that you will enjoy. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LR5HTZL

    uCity Square temporary activation survey for area residents
    Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com

6 days ago

International House Philadelphia shared Light...

Birthright: A War Story is screening tomorrow at Lightbox Film Center! for more information check out: http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/lightbox-film-center-calendar/birthright-a-war-story

    Birthright: A War Story
    Uploaded by Abramorama Inc on 2017-07-27.
    https://www.youtube.com/

6 days ago

There are many worse ways to start a chilly W...

There are many worse ways to start a chilly Wednesday than with a platter of bagels from our friends at Schmear It!

    University City District
    There are many worse ways to start a chilly Wednesday than with a platter of bagels from our friends at Schmear It!
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Next Monday, November 20th the Walnut Hill Co...

Next Monday, November 20th the Walnut Hill Community Association will distribute over 150 turkeys to residents in need at the Max Paul Farm from 11:30-2:30pm. Want to help? Donate non-perishable food items at The Enterprise Center.

    University City District
    Next Monday, November 20th the Walnut Hill Community Association will distribute over 150 turkeys to residents in need at the Max Paul Farm from 11:30-2:30pm. Want to help? Donate non-perishable food...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

Come join us on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for our annual holiday community dinner – a night filled with laughter, joy, and amazing food catered by our friends at Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management. We’re also continuing our book swap – please bring your pre-loved books to donate and get some new ones while you’re at it. Bring the whole family to enjoy and don’t forget to come festively dressed! Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for check in. Raffles will take place throughout the dinner.

    Holiday Community Dinner
    Come join us on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for our annual holiday community dinner - a night filled with laughter, joy, and amazing food...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Curio Theatre Company's production of Crimes ...

Curio Theatre Company's production of Crimes of the Heart opens tomorrow and runs through December 9th.

    Curio Theatre Company
    A professional ensemble theatre in West Philadelphia.
    http://www.curiotheatre.org

6 days ago

Registration for youth play writing after sch...

Registration for youth play writing after school classes winter 2018 is now open! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS DECEMBER 8TH.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Registration for youth play writing after school classes winter 2018 is now open! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS DECEMBER 8TH.
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 14

University City District shared Curbed Philly...

Curbed Philly breaks down the updated station plans for Amtrak's 30th Street Station, and links to the 107 page proposal.

    Amtrak reveals new designs for Station Plaza at 30th Street Station
    Amtrak just revealed its preferred design concept for its "grand civic space" at 30th Street Station, swapping out proposed circular paving patterns for circular benches and planters, instead. That, plus a big plan to improve traffic and pedestrian flow around the station.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Nov 13

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 732 likes. The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is Drexel's urban extension center - modeled...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 13

Learn more about plans for the Provident Insu...

Learn more about plans for the Provident Insurance building and Drexel’s plans for a new public school in University City at tomorrow evening's Spruce Hill Community Association meeting.

    Mayor Kenney to talk about Provident Insurance building's future at SHCA's annual meeting on Tuesday | West Philly Local
    Posted on 13 November 2017 Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Spruce Hill Community Association's annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Penn Alexander School Cafeteria (43rd and Locust). The mayor will address the future of the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 4601 Market ( pictured).
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Nov 13

Curbed Philly checks in on development throug...

Curbed Philly checks in on development throughout University City.

    Mapping University City's development boom
    Editor's note: This article was originally published in November 2016 and has since been updated with the most recent information. University City has been booming for years now, transforming the west banks of the Schuylkill River on a daily basis. And the eds and meds hotbed claims it's only getting started.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Nov 13

International House Philadelphia shared World...

Tonight at the Penn Museum with World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!

    Voices from Syria
    Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for a heartbreaking, but necessary, conversation with Wendy Pearlman, author of We Crossed a Bridge and It...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 13

“It’s safe to say the UCD has more than lived...

“It’s safe to say the UCD has more than lived up to its goal of changing places and changing lives." A recap of Drexel University president John Fry's remarks at last week's State of University City event.

    As President Fry Looks Back on University City's Advances, the Future Beckons - DrexelNow
    Campus & Community As President Fry Looks Back on University City's Advances, the Future Beckons As he reflected on the path taken in the past two decades to turn University City into a booming neighborhood with all the markers of a 21st century success story, Drexel University President John Fry couldn't help but look to the future.
    http://drexel.edu

Nov 12

Check out what we have going on this week.

Check out what we have going on this week.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week.
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 12

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Nov 11

  • ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT

    FOR NEW LAWFUL OCCUPANCY (LO) SIGNS ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF A RECENTLY-BUILT TEN (10) STORY HIGH-RISE BUILDING USED AS VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS (SEE AP#573175), AS PER PLANS; NO WORK ON THIS PERMIT.

    20-40 S 33RD ST Issued November 9, 2017 Comment

Nov 10

FBF: Great turn out at yesterday's Thanksgivi...

FBF: Great turn out at yesterday's Thanksgiving Thursday Community Dinner!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    FBF: Great turn out at yesterday's Thanksgiving Thursday Community Dinner!
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 10

Yesterday more than 300 guests attended our a...

Yesterday more than 300 guests attended our annual State of University City event, which served as both a celebration of our 20th Anniversary and our release of our 2018 State of University City publication. Click below to read more about the event, to watch a video we produced, and to read this year's publication highlighting why University City and its concentration of economic activity are setting a national pace for opportunity.

    The State of University City 2018
    On Wednesday, November 9, more than 300 guests attended our annual State of University City event at World Cafe Live. This event served as an opportunity to celebrate UCD's 20th anniversary, while highlighting the major advancements in the neighborhood.
    https://www.universitycity.org

Nov 10

Join the Penn Museum this Sunday for the scre...

Join the Penn Museum this Sunday for the screening of "Forever Chinatown" and "A Family Day" as part of their Second Sunday Culture Film Series. This event will additionally feature speaker: Mary Yee from the Asian Arts Initiative. For more information check out the link below.

    Penn Museum - Forever Chinatown and A Family Day
    Explore amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and more at this world renowned museum.
    https://www.penn.museum

Nov 09

The Woodlands updated their cover photo.

    The Woodlands
    The Woodlands, Philadelphia, PA. 2,733 likes · 56 talking about this · 1,005 were here. The Woodlands is a garden of biographies--the culmination of eighteenth and nineteenth century landscape ideals...
    https://www.facebook.com

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