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Dear Philadelphians: When it comes to the DNC, stay for the party

Apocalyptic warnings about traffic and security led to a mass exodus before Philly's last big public event. But when the Democratic National Convention descends July 25-28, residents and visitors alike will enjoy a slate of enticing activities.
Innovation News

Indy apparel marketplace Colabination launches from Quorum

An online shop for independent streetwear labels has moved from Quorum to a full-fledged workspace in Fishtown.
Development News

LEED certification meets affordable housing in Fishtown

The new Awesometown development on Thompson Street is the result of a developer/CDC partnership that is among the first of its kind in the city.
Innovation News

The 9th annual ACANA Festival will draw thousands to Penn's Landing

This rich celebration of the African diaspora brings top artists to Philly and it's getting bigger every year. 
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U.S. Department of Transportation design event targets Vine Street

How do we balance the needs of commuters, residents, business owners, bikers and pedestrians when it comes to navigating the troubled Vine Street corridor?
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National pubs weigh in on Philadelphia, host city

If Jennifer Weiner managed to irritate you in the New York Times, head to the Washington Post for a more nuanced portrait of Philadelphia. 
Innovation News

This September, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival celebrates 20 years

From dancing on air and drinking games to songs in a cemetery and foraging your own dinner, this year’s Fringe Festival is ready to rock Philly's art scene.
In The News

Vogue releases its 'Ultimate Philadelphia Travel Guide'

The fashion magazine uses the DNC as a hook to run down tips for a high-class visit to Philadelphia. 
In The News

Exploring North Philadelphia, looking for lessons for the Democrats

NPR sets out for a tour of North Philadelphia with community activist and Clinton delegate Malcolm Kenyatta. He talks bout the triumphs and challenges happening in this essential, evolving neighborhood.
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CBS News (and Mo Rocca) tour Philadelphia

Mo Rocca brought his zany humor to a tour of Philadelphia, and CBS News also took the time to tell the story of the city through its murals. 
Development News

Tacony's temporary library builds buzz on Torresdale Avenue

An innovative arts-and-literacy hybrid is ensuring that the Tacony community won't lose its library while a new one is under construction.
Innovation News

MilkCrate for Communities helps companies and institutions reward sustainable living

Live green and earn rewards! Building on an existing free app, MilkCrate for Communities game-ifies environmentally and socially conscious living within participating companies and institutions.
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At Bartram's, Philly's only 19th century flower garden blooms again

Until now, the legacy of Philadelphia horticulturalist Ann Bartram Carr has been overshadowed by her pioneering grandfather and uncle, but a major new project honors her work. #OnTheGround
Innovation News

Primal Supply Meats brings sustainably-raised, nose-to-tail products to the masses

A lot of home cooks and chefs want consistent access to fresh, local and sustainably raised meat, but until now, it was often hard to get.
Innovation News

Teaching the Teachers: Science Center launches FirstHand Institute for Educators

The University City Science Center has created a new initiative aimed at boosting STEM education in Philadelphia by getting teachers in on the action.
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Dear South Philly Parkers: Move off the median

The long tradition of parking in the middle of Broad Street is going away, at least for the length of the Democratic National Convention. It's a shame visitors won't be able to witness this proud tradition.
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Avoid the Obvious: A visitors guide to the REAL Philadelphia

Lonely Planet recently named our fair city the top U.S. destination for 2016. As a new wave of tourists and transplants discover all Philly has to offer, here are some tips to getting off the beaten path.
In The News

A big shakeup in the local media landscape

Broad Street Media was sold to a minority owner. The company publishes an array of local papers, and plans include increased distribution.
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Open Streets Festival is happening!

On September 24, miles of the city's streets will close to car traffic. The event was inspired by the fun had by bikers and pedestrians during the Pope's visit.
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Drink Up with Flying Kite's Local Beer Garden Guide

Outdoor drinking venues are popping up all over the city. We've got a full report from three of Philly's most spectacular beer gardens: one in the clouds, one that recalls our industrial past and one always stays on the move.
Development News

Support living shorelines at a pioneering Philly park

Philadelphia is becoming a leader in a nationwide effort to standardize the installation of eco-friendly waterfronts.
Innovation News

Strawberry Mansion celebrates first Schuylkill River Arts Day

This North Philly neighborhood doesn't lack for talented artists and performers, but before this new riverside festival, they rarely got a chance to work together in their own community.
Innovation News

Newest resident at Port Business Incubator plans to disrupt cancer treatment

Quantitative Radiology Solutions is the latest company to hang its shingle at the University City Science Center's Port Business Incubator. 
Innovation News

Temple nabs nationwide grant to develop the archives of the future

How do we "future-proof" civic data? Temple University libraries are putting Knight dollars to work to find out.
Development News

Parks on Tap now open through September

After a long process of choosing vendors and locations, Parks on Tap is popping up throughout the city.
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Riding the (regional) Rails: Water views and historic towns on the River Line

We're hopping aboard yet again, exploring intriguing South Jersey hamlets Bordentown, Burlington City and Riverside. Whether you're looking for hot pizzas, cold beers, charming homes or changing main streets, this waterfront adventure has you covered.
Innovation News

Flying Kite is #OnTheGround in Kingsessing!

The African Cultural Alliance of North America has been a vital community resource in Southwest Philadelphia for more than 15 years. They're also our new host. We’re looking forward to this exciting summer collaboration.
Development News

The South Philadelphia Library opens on Broad Street

The Free Library’s newest branch has partnered with healthcare and recreation providers to boost wellness, literacy, fun and community connections.
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New life for vacant lots in Southwest Philadelphia

Major players in the preservation of natural habitats are teaming up with the local community to reclaim vacant lots in Southwest Philly.
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Bike, learn, grow, row or wed at Bartram's Garden in Southwest Philly

This historic site is reinventing itself for the 21st century, emphasizing both attracting new visitors -- with help from an ambitious trail project -- and connecting with the surrounding neighborhoods.
Development News

The K&T Trail is officially underway on the Delaware

The communities of Wissinoming and Tacony -- along with regional walkers and bikers -- will have new access to riverfront green space thanks to the latest piece of The Circuit Trails to break ground.
Innovation News

Pennovation Center wants to get inventors into the garage

Where can innovators go to change the world? How about the garage? They’re available for lease at the new Pennovation Center.
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Sick pet? The One Health Company sends clinical trials to the dogs

The One Health Company, a University City Science Center startup, has a new model for pre-clinical trials using sick pets.
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Mifflin Square's food vendors have been shut down. Now what?

Long a favorite of foodies and neighborhood families alike, the Southeast Asian snacks on offer in this South Philly park are no more. But the crackdown doesn't necessarily mean the end, as local organizations rally to regulate and revive the vending.
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Animal Kingdom: Can Philadelphia become a "no-kill" city?

Philly is poised to become a leader both in the humane treatment of shelter animals and the prevention of stray and abandoned pets. Flying Kite takes a look at several organizations working hard to make the city friendlier for its furriest citizens.
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Say goodbye to the University City you know

Whether it's Drexel's Schuylkill Yards strategy, the Science Center's uCity Square expansion or visions for capping and developing the rail yards north of 30th Street Station, the neighborhood we see today is not long for this world.
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Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.

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Heidi Gray of PTM Solutions

Heidi Gray of PTM Solutions

Neighborhood/City: Wayne

Her solution for sagging revenues -- the 200% Company -- has proven incredibly effective for companies of all sizes thanks to a laser-sharp focus on sales, which is something lacking all too often.

Herb Cohen of Executive Leaders Radio

Herb Cohen of Executive Leaders Radio

Neighborhood/City: Center City

Executive Leaders Radio, one of several ventures he founded, features childhood stories of some of the most successful CEOs in the region.

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Old City / Society Hill

It's fitting that the area where William Penn and the Quakers first settled near the Delaware River is now home to some of Philadelphia's most trendy restaurants and nightspots. The Old City Historic District complements Society Hill's charm, which boasts the largest concentration of original 18th and 19th century architecture, complete with cobblestone streets and brick rowhouses. First Friday, or any weekend night for that matter, is a must-see here, where neighborhood art galleries and lounges teem with revelers. By day, co-working community Independents Hall brings some of the most innovative minds to its facility on 3rd Street.