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Avenue of the Arts

Avenue of the Arts

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Fest (May 1st - June 30th)

May kicks off with a bang at Franklin Square Park with the return of the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. For the 3rd year, the park will light up this part of the city with whimsical and creative constructions including the 200-foot-long Chinese Dragon! The best time to go is after dark although they open the park at 6pm to those with tickets. You are able to purchase tickets at the door however it’s advised to pre-purchase to avoid the lines! This festival is only here from May through the end of June so be sure to plan a time to go before it’s gone! More information on the festival here.

Dining Under the Stars Media (May 2nd - September 26th - Wednesdays)

Nothing’s better than

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Tio Flores

We seriously doubt that anyone in Mexico, or for that matter anywhere in the Spanish-speaking world, has an Uncle Flowers in their family.

But Graduate Hospital residents and lovers of Mexican food have one now, at the southwest corner of 16th and South streets.

Tio Flores, which opened Nov. 18, is the latest brainchild of Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiaricho, the duo who have made an art form of creating restaurants that pair distinctive cuisine and atmosphere with great beer (and wine and spirits, while they're at it).


Their other restaurants, the diner-deli-beer emporium Hawthorne's and the Anglo-American pub The Cambridge, have both attracted large and loyal followings, and this latest entry should be no different.


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Festival zone map showing secure perimetersDrive your car outside the green box above after Thursday, Sept. 24, and you can't drive it back in until sometime Monday, Sept. 28. If your car is parked either within the area outlined in black above or on any of the streets highlighted in yellow, you will have to move it either to a parking space outside the area or to a garage or lot where you can store it for the duration of the papal visit. Read on for details.

First off, it's no longer the "traffic box" - it's the Francis Festival Zone.

And if you live within it. there are some things you may need to take care of in the days leading up to the papal visit.

The most important thing, if you own a car, is getting that car out of the "secure vehicle perimeter" or off the "authorized vehicle

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Incredible location, newly renovated condition and a well established condo association! Check it out:

This lovely home is complete with a gourmet open kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and custom tile back-splash. Eating at the breakfast bar you will enjoy the incredible views of City Hall, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the Delaware River.  


This modern unit in the Academy House is centrally located between the Avenue of the Arts and Rittenhouse Square. The building Includes features that you'll adore, such as on-site parking, indoor pool, community room, recently renovated lobby, and much more!

 Take advantage of this beautiful full bathroom and an additional spacious powder room for use when you are entertaining . The unit also…
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Misconduct TavernA little more modern Misconduct is nearly ready for its star turn at 18th Street and JFK Boulevard, joining Chops and Chima on a mini-restaurant row.

(English) Football fans, rejoice! If you've found it hard to follow your favorite teams because you can't find a bar stool to sit on at the expanded Misconduct Tavern on Locust Street between the Avenue of the Arts and Rittenhouse Square, owner Chuck Ercole has heard your pleas.

Same goes for you diehard Phillies fans, all 20 of you.

The nautical-themed sports bar whose burgers and house-made hot dogs have won acclaim and regional compeitions is nearly ready to open a second location in the Sterling apartment/office building at 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Logan Square.


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Hundreds of submissions. Fifteen finalists. Seven winners. The recipients of the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia's second annual Willard G. "Bill" Rouse Awards for Excellence represent the best of the best in urban design in the Mid-Atlantic region, from the Poconos to Harrisburg to the Jersey shore to the Delaware beaches.

The awards were bestowed on the winners at a ceremony at the Ballroom at the Franklin on June 17. Here are the residential projects among them:

Arbor Mews before and after

Arbor Mews, Norristown, Pa.
Two burned-out vacant buildings near the heart of the Montgomery County seat were combined with new construction to produce a 12-unit stacked townhome complex that blends seamlessly with the large century-old homes surrounding it. The homes in this Barton

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Recall when Noah explained the "Starbucks Effect"? Turns out that Philly home prices get a double shot; The woes of the casinos have taken Atlantic City-area real estate prices down with them, opening a window of opportunity for bargain-hunters; Families throughout the region are opening their homes to families coming to town for the papal visit this fall; and a progress report on the Avenue of the Arts Building conversion shows original features, long hidden, brought back into view:

'Starbucks Effect' bigger in Philly than in most cities (
Real estate: Why falling prices in Atlantic City could be a good thing (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Going to see the pope? Rooms for rent may be the way to go (The Patriot-News|
Conversion of

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Former Motown studios on Grand Boulevard in DetroitFrom this modest home on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit issued the music that moved a nation to its feet in the 1960s. Many of its greatest hits are now considered classics. Did we say classics? Philly Pops Music Director Michael Krajewski agrees.

The interaction between pop songs and classical music has a long pedigree. Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and other greats have been transformed into the basis of hit tunes that have had people dancing and humming and singing along for years.

One of those is "A Lover's Concerto," a song based on a minuet long attributed to Bach that was a huge hit for the Toys in 1965. We don't know if this song will be on the program this weekend when The Philly Pops presents "Classic Soul" at the Kimmel Center, but it

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Pipeline Philly receptionist deskThe reception area at Pipeline Philly's co-working facility in the Graham Building, across from City Hall

Up to now, most of Philadelphia's successful co-working facilities, such as IndyHall in Old City, have had the feel of a high-tech startup. There's a youthful vibe in the air at most of them, a certain funky touch to the decor, a certain casualness about the place, even though there's serious work going on.

Main staircaseExposed ductwork? Of course. But surrounding it is a highly polished, stylish space.

Pipeline Philly, which celebrated its official launch last week at 30 S. 15th St., across from City Hall, feels different. Yes, the ductwork is exposed in this space too—that's just about de rigeur for shared office centers. But everything else about this

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After nearly 200 years in New York, the American Bible Society and its 200 employees are decamping for a place where they can live on a nonprofit's salary structure; the long-awaited rebuild of City Hall station will get under way next year, SEPTA officials say—but it will take a while for the agency to finish the job; since we show you so many Modernist high-end homes on this site, we figured it was time to give equal time to those who love a less austere style; it took three years and $800,000 in price cuts, but a Villanova mansion designed by a Clothier finally found a buyer who thinks it fits; and we close today with an extra—a call for Little Pete's defenders to rally 'round the restaurant tonight at the CCRA zoning meeting:

American Bible Society

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