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11 summery photos of Philly Free Streets

The weekend event was a chance for Philadelphians to embrace their streets, buildings, and the northern part of their city.

What $950 will rent you in Philly

From three-bed homes to small studios, there’s a lot of variety in Philly with a $950-a-month budget.

Rizzo statue will remain at Thomas Paine Plaza for now

A year after the city promised to remove the statue, Mayor Kenney says it will stay (for now).

Open Thread: What do you think of SEPTA’s new Key card measures?

From doing away with the token, to letting some Regional Rail riders use the Key card, there have been a lot of changes this summer.

Philly Free Streets returns this weekend

Here’s a rundown of events, exhibits, parking restrictions, and closed roads.

Developers tweak proposal for Chinatown office and housing project

Two buildings will go up in Chinatown, giving space to the Equal Justice Center, and both affordable and market-rate housing.

Colonial stunner in Washington Square asks $655K

Tucked away on a quiet side street.

Opening of Philly’s Fashion District pushed back another year

The district is 80 percent leased, bringing City Winery, Forever 21, AMC Theaters and more to the old site of The Gallery.

Fitler Square garage may be turned into private daycare

The space at 22nd and Pine could be turned into a Goddard School, with illuminated signs—a factor that has some residents concerned.

This is what $1,400 will rent you in Philly

From one-bed apartments all the way up to six-bed homes

Dranoff’s hotel and apartment project gets downsized

The project at Broad and Spruce will now only see residential units.

Inside The Laurel at Rittenhouse Square

The high-rise is scheduled to break ground in September or October, delivering condos that reach 9,000 square feet at $15 million.

Open Thread: Should Made In America stay on the Parkway?

Following a meeting with the mayor and Roc Nation reps this week, the festival will stay. But we want to hear your thoughts.

10-foot vertical garden coming (briefly) to Center City

The temporary display will be a perfect backdrop for Instagram photos, the company says.

Made in America festival will stay on the Parkway

The news comes after reports last week that Jay-Z’s popular festival would move off of the Parkway.

Here’s what you can rent for $950 in Philly

The apartments are mostly studio or one-bed places, but they range in terms of style and size.

The Oval’s 2018 opening, in Instagram photos

Philly’s annual pop-up park that shuts down part of The Parkway, to allow pedestrians to play, just opened this weekend to Philadelphians’ delight.

Open Thread: What do you want to see from Oval+ this year?

Tell us what you’re eager to see improved about the space this year.

Oval+ pop-up park and new Barnes canopy open this week

The interactive popup park Oval+, opens on the Parkway this week, providing space for families to play, bike, run, and lounge.

Family Court building could become boutique hotel next year

The project has faced several setbacks

Frank Gehry-designed restaurant coming to the PMA

It’s part of the museum’s larger "core project" redesign by Frank Gehry.

Historic Washington Square place by Thomas Ustick Walter asks $500K

It’s part of a row of historic 1800s townhouses

Here’s what $1,600 will get you in Philly

There are more than enough options at this price point

Rittenhouse Square home attributed to Frank Furness asks $1.75M

There’s a bath in a bay window, too

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Philly’s top 10 places to cry in public

Perfect for both exhibitionist criers and meek weepers alike, we’ve compiled a list of public spots to let out a good wail from the chaotic comfort of Reading Terminal Market to the private solace in the depths of the Navy Yard.

Center City floods after water main break

SEPTA shut down bus lines and the city shut down roads

SEPTA’ s Trolley Tunnel Blitz is back with 9 days of closures

Along with closures, the event will bring some much-needed trolley line repairs

What changes would you like to see to SEPTA’s bus system?

This is Friday Open Threads, where you tell us what you want to see out of your city.

Industrial Hawthorne loft with super high ceilings asks $400K

The two-bed loft has concrete floors and high windows

SEPTA Key Cards will soon be available for some Regional Rail riders

The "Early Adopters" SEPTA program will allow some Regional Rail riders to load their key card with the monthly regional fare.

Oval+ returning with plans to expand into Parkway

The bigger project means a section of the Parkway will be shut down to make way for bikers, walkers, and art enthusiasts

Washington Square home with atrium, private courtyard asks $2.3M

It has three beds, four baths, and multiple living areas

City task force suggests ways to combat eviction crisis

The task force came up with 17 suggestions on how to bring down the high rate of evictions in Philly.

Here’s what $2,100 will get you in Philly

From three bedroom homes to one bedroom spaces.

Controversial construction tax bill passes council

The bill narrowly passed following public comment both opposing and supporting it Thursday.

SEPTA considering bus network redesign with faster routes

A report outlined the ways SEPTA could boost bus ridership

Festivals and SEPTA changes: What to expect with travel this weekend

Your weekend roundup of Philly travel and transit

The Touraine’s new sleepover suite is a minimalist’s dream

The creative director says it was inspired by Japanese bathing culture

What $900 will rent you in Philly

From Overbook to North Philly