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West Chestnut Street Bike Lane Means Better, More, Cyclists

As was expected, our counts found a large increase in bicycle traffic. We found a 63 percent increase in bicycle traffic along Chestnut at 34th Street and a 19 percent increase in bicycle traffic through the intersection overall.

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
    By Kyle Hearing In an effort to understand the impact of the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has been busy collecting data. Two sets of recent bike counts gathered data on bicyclist behavior before and after the lane was installed, while an online survey was used to learn more about what ...
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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...
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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

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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
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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...
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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.
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24 hours ago

Supermarket chain said to be dropping small Bfresh stores planned for Philly

...being built at 2300 Bainbridge Street and at the former Eastern Mountain Sports location at 3401 Chestnut St. in University City...

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The 3,700-square-foot Everything Fresh grocery store at 1222 Walnut St. that Ahold’s Fresh Formats LLC division opened in December 2014 as a prototype for the smaller-format stores, plans to close on Saturday, an employee, who declined to identify himself, said by phone.

...for Bfresh brand stores on the ground floor of the Bloc23 condominiums being built at 2300 Bainbridge Street and at the former Eastern Mountain Sports location at 3401 Chestnut St. in University City...

    Supermarket chain said to be dropping small Bfresh stores planned for Philly
    Dutch supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize, whose chains include Giant, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop, is suspending its Bfresh brand of smaller-format, urban-focused grocery stores, which it had planned to open in Philadelphia as part of a larger national rollout.
    http://www.philly.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.
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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
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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.
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2 days ago

The Print Center added 2 new photos.

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR ANTHONY LAZORKO June 5, 1935 – August 17, 2017 A Renaissance man, a dearly loved husband, father, brother and friend, Anthony Lazorko Jr., age 82, passed away on August 17, 2017, in New Mexico. We now picture Tony having conversations in heaven with Benjamin Franklin, sharing a Jack Daniels with Thomas Jefferson, and exploring the great beyond with wanderlust partner and love of his life, wife Marge. An artist known for his woodcut prints of the American West, Tony was also a painter, graphic designer and photographer. He was a great storyteller with an amazing mind and memory for detail. A magnet for friends, he welcomed diversity of ideas and lifestyle. He was a lifelong progressive with deep concern for the poor and disenfranchised. Tony attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. After retiring from his job as Art Director of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he began making prints again. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Dempsey Arts Center, Auburn, AL; Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley CA; and International Print Center New York, New York, NY. His work is held by the New Jersey State Art Museum, Trenton, NJ. Memorial Gatherings to Celebrate the Life of Tony Lazorko: 10 a.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the Community Education Center and Meeting House Theatre, 3500 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104. 2 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle De Santiago, Mesilla, NM 88046. 7 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2017, Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage, hosted by Village of Tortugas. Meet at the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3600 Paroquia St., Las Cruces, NM 88001. This is a four-and-a-half mile walk up the steep terrain to the summit of Tortugas Mountain. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on the mountain. http://www.pbase.com/annmurdy/lady_guadalupe_2013&page=all 3 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017, at McGurk’s Irish Pub, 1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104. More at www.lazorko.com/obituary

    The Print Center
    The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. 5,393 likes · 134 talking about this · 444 were here. The Print Center encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary...
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Joseph G. Procacci, South Philly tomato king, dies at 90

Memorial donations may be made to the Abramson Cancer Center, Bladder Cancer Biomarker Discovery Fund, in care of Andrew Bellet, Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations, 3535 Market St. Suite 750, Philadelphia, Pa., 19104.

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His bid was backed by the investor Walter P. Lomax Jr., a physician and private-equity executive. Mr. Procacci proposed the $367 million Casino Revolution for Front Street and Pattison Avenue, near Procacci Brothers’ headquarters.

    Joseph G. Procacci, South Philly tomato king, dies at 90
    Mr. Procacci was co-founder, with his brother Michael, and longtime chief executive of Procacci Brothers Sales Corp., a wholesaler supplier based on Front Street in South Philadelphia. The company, which owns farms in New Jersey and Florida and operates overseas, says it produces 10 percent of the country's tomatoes.
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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

3 days ago

A big guide to Philly’s holiday markets

Where: Drexel University (3501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

Where: The trolley leaves at 53rd and Baltimore and 35th and Lancaster every half hour

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Where: Dilworth Park in front of City Hall (1 S. 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102)

Where: Greensgrow Farms (2503 E. Firth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125)

Where: The trolley leaves at 53rd and Baltimore and 35th and Lancaster every half hour

Where: Bartram’s Garden (5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19143)

Where: 7165 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

This popular event returns for its 12th year on Saturday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1241 Carpenter Street. The brigade brings dozens of local artists together, and you can peruse and purchase as you wish.

Where: BOK Building (1901 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148)

Where: Rotunda building (4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

    A big guide to Philly's holiday markets
    The holiday season is in swing! And while you could just get all of your shopping done with the click of a button, where's the holiday spirit in that? Behold: The coolest festive shopping events happening in Philly this month, from holiday markets to craft shows to pop-up shops.
    https://philly.curbed.com

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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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...
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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.
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5 days ago

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Penn just approved its third housing project in four years. But is another dorm necessary?

A representative from Domus, an off-campus apartment building located at 34th and Chestnut streets, said 50 to 60 percent of the apartment building complex is made up of Penn students, and demand has only been increasing. 

    Penn just approved its third housing project in four years. But is another dorm necessary?
    New College House West, which will be built over the High Rise field, is the latest of three major projects that Penn has undertaken in the past four years to expand on-campus housing. Some administrators have said that the main reason for building New College House West is an apparent need for more on-campus housing, though student accounts and data on student housing seem to contradict this.
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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...
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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...
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5 days ago

Blue Friday

Pick one up at one of our retail locations (205 Race St or 3421 Walnut St) for $3. 

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Pick one up at one of our retail locations (205 Race St or 3421 Walnut St) for $3. 

    Blue Friday
    The idea behind our nationwide, DIY cleanup initiative is simple: It only takes an empty trash bag, a pair of gloves, and a moment of your time to make an impact on our oceans. Join us the day after Thanksgiving, wherever you may be.
    http://planphilly.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.
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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
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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!
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