In Old City


It was only a few weeks ago, back in the days before the Eagles were Super Bowl bound (Go Birds), when we last stopped by 130 N. 3rd St., where La Locanda Del Ghiottone had been dishing out Philly-style Italian dishes for years. The stubby yellow building and surface lot

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If we've said it once, we've said it a hundred times: strengthening to connection between Old City and Northern Liberties is one of our urbanist dreams. That pesky mess of highways and ramps - along with the superblocking of the area between Callowhill and Spring Garden St. - has led

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The array of architectural styles, the mix of businesses, and the pedestrian-scaled streets and buildings collectively make Old City a wonderful place to visit or live, and that's before we even get to the more touristy historical options. N. 3rd Street, with its charming storefronts and tree-lined sidewalks, is perhaps

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The Delaware River waterfront has been one of the busiest places in the city the last few years development-wise. The central part of the Delaware River Trail is now complete, and projects are sprouting up and down the banks of the river. Back in March, we told you about one

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The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, has, over the last several years, led the charge to turn the Delaware River Trail into a lovely and welcoming amenity along the river, allowing for a much more pleasant experience for those biking and walking by the water. Race and Cherry Street Piers have

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Call us biased, but we believe Old City to be one of the more interesting neighborhoods in the city. While some may groan at the quaintness of Benjamin Franklin impersonators or get annoyed by the groups of tourists (that have thankfully made their return), it is undeniable how the layers

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After first setting our eyes on a vision nearly a decade ago, it appears that a final design is in place for the long awaited Park at Penn's Landing, which will dramatically replace the hot and hardscaped Great Plaza. After several years of updates and iterations, engineering and approvals, the

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It is most certainly fun to report on big news, especially when it's the type of news that has the potential to be a positive force within a neighborhood. Other times, it can be enjoyable when there are more subtle issues at hand, which is exactly why 416-24 Vine St.

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It was less than a month ago when we returned to 160-64 N. 2nd St. in Old City, when new plans were revealed for the corner of 2nd & Race, which has had plenty of proposals over the years. When we last checked in, plans were still being finalized after a

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Real estate development often comes with its ups and its downs, with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, for reasons that are sometimes anticipated and sometimes seemingly out of nowhere. What seems like a slam dunk project can turn into a horrific brick (sometimes literally), and it

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