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The 11 most Instagrammable places in Philly

The city is more Instagram-worthy than you think

City erects its first statue of an African American girl in South Philly

Inspired by Ora Washington

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Hidden gems of Independence National Historical Park

But there is a lot more to the national park than Independence Hall or the Liberty. In fact, there are 55 acres of Independence National Historical Park to explore, if you just know where to look.

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Here’s where to watch and play bocce this summer

It may not have originated here, but bocce ball is an extremely popular Philly activity.

Two iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art sculptures moving to UPenn for 99 years

The sculptures will still be in full view of the public

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Beat the heat at 13 free air-conditioned sites in Philly

Instead of staying cooped up at home without anything to do, why not explore Philly's ice-cold museums and buildings instead—for free? These free sites let you—and equally sweaty tourists—enjoy the city in cooler conditions.

Mural West, a 30-story tower, coming to North Broad

The latest in a big North Broad development boom

Art museum exhibit looks at how design shapes the future

How it impacts cities, jobs, resources, and more

The Oval+ announces 2019 opening date

From July through August, experience the beloved art and public park installation.

Open Thread: What would you like to see at Graffiti Pier?

A beloved Philly fixture is becoming a park

DRWC seeking input as Graffiti Pier becomes public park

The DRWC has received a grant from the William Penn Foundation

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Here's a map of places you should go splash in this summer

There are more splash pads to cool down in Philly than just pools, and Curbed Philly's put together a list of the best of them for you. So grab a towel, the kids, and head on out. It's only gonna get hotter.

New Northern Liberties pod park aims to help revive the Piazza

It will include a giant robot sculpture, as well as food, drink, and retail vendors.

Open Thread: Which spaces should we make public?

Following the lead of Reading Terminal Market, what other public spaces would you like to see?

$1M project will turn Reading Terminal Market block into public space

The block can be transformed into a street or pedestrian plaza

Art show and festival will celebrate Rail Park’s history

And look toward its future

Free Streets 2019: Everything you need to know

The popular, pedestrian-focused event returns this August

The 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show in 15 lush and vibrant photos

The show lives up to its 2019 theme: Flower Power

#TrackTakeover brings local art to Philly’s subways

See it until March 10

Center City will honor Black History Month with outdoor photo series

Photos from the 1960s Civil Rights movement will be featured around Center City kiosks

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13 powerful new murals to check out in Philly right now

Philly is home to thousands of murals. Here are 13 new works of art that are worth a visit this winter.

Deck the Hall holiday show returning to Dilworth Park

For the second year in a row

Johnston Marklee takes on Philadelphia Contemporary’s first space

The space will push the boundaries of a conventional museum

13 photos that capture the colorful opening of Cherry Street Pier

The long-awaited space has been opening this past week

The Navy Yard Sea Monster art project, in 9 creepy, funny photos

The project popped up this week at a warehouse in the Navy Yard

Design Philadelphia 2018: 8 things to see and do

From checking out studios with a cocktail in hand, to attending lectures on futuristic design, there are a lot of options this week

Dilworth Park’s mist and light art project just opened. Here’s how it works

Color shines down from below and above.

Iconic Painted Bride building fails to secure historic designation

In a narrow 5-4 vote, the building was not listed among the city’s historic places.

Eagles victory mural will adorn the Hale building by Broad

The mural is being painted by Meg Saligman, the same artist responsible for "Bird Feed," a victory mural that went viral.

Open Thread: What do you think of the trash can ads?

This summer, ad space was sold on trash cans around Philly, and some people objected.

Mural exhibition urges Philadelphians to vote

The installation will see large murals from local artists displayed in a Callowhill warehouse.

Pulse, the mist art installation in Dilworth Park, has opening date

Pulse has been a long time coming, and the first part of the art installation will arrive next month.

Festival will kick off mid-October opening of Cherry St. Pier

The Delaware River Waterfront also announced 14 artists who will work in the space when it opens.

‘Reclaiming public space’: How Philadelphians turned ads into art

Trash cans decked out with loud yellow ads have been turned into art pieces by local artists, thanks to a group of Philadelphians.

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.

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).

Philly Free Streets returns this weekend

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

Checking in with Cherry Street Pier

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation expects the open air market and art center to open in September or October.

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

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