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June 8, 2009
I LOVE newspapers, but they can annoy me to no end. Two people on a bike get injured, all hell breaks loose, and we get these exaggerated assertions about changing the Parkway and the river drives. Back when then-West River Drive was one-way during morning and afternoon rush hours, one confused person went the wrong way and was killed. For one incident, they permanently changed the drive to two-way. Thirty-plus years later, we're about to go through the same stupidity. When cars crash into trees on the drive and a driver is injured or killed, do we do anything then?
NEWS
July 17, 1988 | By Thomas Hine, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is an urban gesture of tremendous physical and symbolic strength, though Philadelphians have never been too sure about what it ought to be. It was, at first, designed as a grand boulevard lined with civic institutions clad in imperial garb. Later, when it became clear that only a capital city could produce enough such buildings, the focus of the design was shifted to a few key buildings - such as the Art Museum and the Free Library - with landscaping unifying this rather patchy development.
NEWS
July 23, 2003 | MARK ALAN HUGHES
MY 1908-15 city tax map is back from the framers. Several times over the past week or so, I've shown the map to neighbors - and everyone loves to see what their surrounding blocks were like 100 years ago. The map shows, in exquisite cursive handwriting, the owner and physical dimensions of every building, street and sidewalk west of Logan Square, then part of the 10th Ward. The image is color-coded to show whether buildings were made of brick, stone or wood (the hand-painted shading is detailed enough to convey that a house had brick walls, a stone facade and a wooden kitchen in back)
NEWS
August 21, 2000 | DAVID MAIALETTI / DAILY NEWS
Hundreds came to the Parkway yesterday to enjoy Unity Day, a celebration of African-American Unity in which every aspect of African-American art and education was represented in a pavilion. Crowds took in the fun, and it's grand finale was a concert with Philadelphia's own Patti LaBelle.
SPORTS
February 7, 1991 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
One of these decades, the Public League will sail through a controversy- free basketball season. Not this year, though. Today, which brings the final bracket of regular-season action, one result already is known: Parkway has forfeited to Germantown. The action was taken by Tom Jacoby, the school district's curriculum support coordinator for athletics, in the aftermath of what he termed "a screw-up" on the part of Parkway's adminstration. Parkway has signed a contract to visit Central Pennsylvania power Williamsport Saturday night.
SPORTS
February 27, 1987 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
Wasul Crawford has attended the past five Public League basketball championship games at Temple's McGonigle Hall. When this season's championship game rolls around, Crawford would like to be there wearing a uniform. "I live around 16th and Diamond streets, so McGonigle Hall is right nearby," Crawford said. "Every time they've played the championship there, my pop has taken me over to watch. I remember seeing Mastbaum-Franklin (1982), Overbrook-West (1983) - all the way up. "I'd always sit there and think, 'I hope I can do this someday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1997 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They call Super Sunday on the Parkway the world's largest block party. Given that the Parkway is one of the widest streets in the world, and given that hundreds of thousands of people fill five blocks of it, you may never hear anyone contradicting that claim. This 27th running of Super Sunday will have everything - entertainment, health and fitness activities, crafts to do and buy, and food. A mascot parade at noon, led by Mayor Rendell, will feature characters, marching bands and drill teams.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1990 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
Calling all party animals. Philadelphia is throwing a little bash Oct. 14, and you're invited. The occasion is the annual Super Sunday spectacular on the Parkway. A Mummers parade will open this year's event, which will include displays from area organizations and a wide array of entertainment. New this year: a Battle of the Bands contest and a Family Fun Stage with Michael Weilbacher of WHYY-FM's Earth Talk Saturday performing in "Rollickin' Dinosaur Revue" and hosting other events.
NEWS
September 7, 2012
Walkers, runners, and bikers can get a sneak preview of the long-awaited Route 202 Parkway in Bucks and Montgomery Counties at two Sunday morning parties. At the north end of the 8.4-mile parkway, Doylestown Township will offer a Family Fun Bike/Run/Walk from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. A skilled bike ride is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Only 21/2 miles of the two-lane road and 12-foot-wide shared-use path will be accessible, from the New Britain Road trailhead to Bristol Road. There also will be safety lessons, information booths, and food at the trailhead till about noon.
SPORTS
January 24, 1992 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Playing on a tender ankle and against neighborhood friends who had mocked him a week earlier, Amiri Johnson scored a career-high 41 points yesterday to lead Parkway past Olney, 74-65, in a Public League game. Parkway, the ninth-ranked team in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania basketball poll, is now 14-3 overall and 5-1 in Public League play. Olney, ranked fifth in the most recent poll, fell to 12-4 and 4-2. A week before, when Parkway suffered a humiliating 59-36 loss against Simon Gratz, a sore left ankle had limited Johnson to 12 points in a little more than a half.
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SPORTS
April 22, 2016 | By Connor Northrup, Staff Writer
Shayonn Talley kept throwing strikes. Talley tossed a no-hitter in Parkway West's 20-1 win against visiting Edison in a Public League Silver Division softball game Wednesday. She pitched three innings before the game ended because of the mercy rule. Parkway West's Imani Dennis finished 4 for 4 with four runs and five RBIs. She also tripled, as did Nicole James. Public League Platinum. Rush's Morgan Hoffman earned a win in her first high school start, helping Rush defeat host Swenson, 22-0, in three innings.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Parkway Corp. has carved its development niche amassing Center City property, banking it as paid parking, then building it up when the time is right. But it's trying something new at the former car-rental lot it owns at 20th and Arch Streets, which it is now looking to sell as undeveloped land. "It is a little bit of a different thing from our strategy," Parkway president Robert Zuritsky said of its move to market the former Avis Rent a Car System L.L.C. lot it acquired just over a year ago. "We're just exploring to see what the market is. " The shift comes amid concerns that Center City's rising real estate values may be losing some momentum.
NEWS
February 28, 2016
International Pop Through May 15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, until 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Admission: Adults, $20; seniors (65 and up), $18; students and youths (13-18), $14; children, free. (Discount available online.) Information: 215-763-8100 or www.philamuseum.org .
NEWS
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Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation, and Change Sunday through May 9 at the Barnes Foundation, 20th Street and the Parkway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday, and 6 to 9 p.m. on select Fridays; closed Tuesdays. Admission: Collection and exhibition: $29; seniors, $27; students and youths, $15. Exhibition: $14 (walk-up only). Information: 215-278-7000 or barnesfoundation.org.
NEWS
February 8, 2016
In a city of straight lines and right angles, a building with diamond-shape windows is going to stand out, even if it is hidden away in a rear courtyard. For years, I've been catching fleeting glimpses of faceted windows from the edge of the Moore College of Art and Design campus at 20th and Cherry Streets and wondering how they squared with the school's rigorous International Style building facing the Parkway. That 1958 design , by H2L2, is an exemplar of the style's no-nonsense, functionalist approach.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Crews building the Rodin Square apartment and shopping complex near the Philadelphia Museum of Art have laid the final beam of the project's frame, a milestone for one of the more prominent developments in an increasingly upscale section of the city. The 10-story building's "topping-off," marked in a ceremony Tuesday, puts the $160 million project being developed at 501 N. 21st St. by Philadelphia's Rodin Group and Washington-based Dalian Development on track for completion in the summer.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dallas-based TIER REIT plans to sell Center City's Three Parkway building as part of a strategy to exit Philadelphia and focus on other core markets. The 20-story building at 1601 Cherry St. is listed among the properties in TIER REIT's "disposition pipeline" in a presentation on the company's website. The Texas-based real estate investment trust said it does not know when it will begin to actively market the property, spokeswoman Kelly Sargent said Wednesday. TIER REIT's only other remaining Philadelphia holding is a stake in the Wanamaker building for which it is currently seeking a buyer.
NEWS
November 18, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Weeks after Pope Francis paraded past adoring throngs along Philadelphia's premier boulevard, a new frenzy has taken hold on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Towering cranes, traffic detours, and construction fences have created a Legoland out of Logan Square, whose Swann Memorial Fountain forms the heart of the majestic avenue connecting City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All around the fountain, apartment towers rise, workers topple Vine Street Expressway bridges only to build them back up, and old buildings make way for new hotels.
NEWS
September 29, 2015 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pope Francis concluded his first visit to the United States Sunday by celebrating a Mass rich with pomp and music for countless thousands filling the Parkway. With hymns, liturgical chants in Latin and readings in different languages, pilgrims from Philadelphia and around the world joined together in an expression of faith that gives meaning to the word communion. In his homily, Francis, his face showing a measure of weariness after 10 days of travel, called for an openness to others, saying Jesus and Moses "both rebuke those closest to them for being so narrow.
NEWS
September 29, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, BARBARA LAKER & JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writers leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FOR ERIC and Cathleen Kuryluk, yesterday was supposed to be a special moment. The Langhorne couple brought their three kids, with their so-called golden tickets in hand, to the papal Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway. But after waiting for three hours to get through a security checkpoint that spanned for blocks, there was nothing golden about their tickets. "It sucks. It stinks," said Cathleen Kuryluk. "This was supposed to be a line for people with tickets. " By close to 3 p.m., they were three long blocks from the checkpoint, near 20th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, where thousands of men, women and children, young and old, were elbow-to-elbow - some with tickets, some without.
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