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  • 06 Dec 2022 1:12 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    'Tis the season to be jolly --- and to take advantage of our annual holiday parking specials!

    During the holiday season, we provide a little stocking stuffer in the form of parking discounts. So if you plan on doing some window shopping during the holiday season, make sure you check out the holiday parking rate offered at six of our Center City garages --- and while you're at it, hit the link below and register for our "Parking During the Holidays" virtual town hall where we'll highlight all of your parking options during the holiday season.

    Holiday Parking Rate:

    For a flat rate of only $10 on Saturdays, you can park at the following PPA garages between 11 a.m. and 12 midnight.  This discounted rate runs from Saturday, November 26th, 2022, until the new year.

    Note: To receive the $10 flat-rate, please visit the garage management office for your discount validation ticket.


  • 01 Dec 2022 3:20 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    If signed by the mayor, the bill would require teenagers 14 to 17 to be home by 10 p.m., and children ages 13 and younger to be home by 9:30.

    Philadelphia curfew: Minors must be home by 10 p.m. under new council bill (inquirer.com)

  • 30 Nov 2022 4:55 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)


  • 30 Nov 2022 2:28 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    If you ever see a purple porch light, it's there to bring awareness to incidents of domestic violence (DM).  DM goes undetected for far too long, especially if the victim feels they cannot leave due to a dangerous response from the attacker.

    The Purple Light Nights movement not only aims to increase awareness of DM, but also show those who suffer that there are safe spaces and people who stand with them. The movement's motto is, "Shine a light and save a life." Sometimes, survivors themselves will also use a purple porch light to stand in solidarity and show it can happen to anyone.

    Watch for purple porch lights in October—Domestic Violence Awareness Month—and throughout the year.

  • 29 Nov 2022 3:13 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    By 1930, Henri Matisse — one of the giants of 20th-century art — had achieved significant international renown, yet he found himself in a deep creative slump.

    The turning point came in the fall of that year with a commission to decorate the main gallery of the Barnes Foundation, then located in Merion, PA.

    The resulting monumental mural, The Dance (1930–33), turned Matisse’s artistic practice around.

    This fall and winter, discover the changes in Matisse’s work
    and the methods of working that renewed his style in the
    first major exhibition ever dedicated to this
    pivotal decade in his artistic career.

    Opening first in Philadelphia, the only U.S. venue, Matisse in the 1930s contains 143 renowned and rarely seen paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and illustrated books.

    Matisse in the 1930s is on view now through January 29, 2023.

    BUY TICKETS


  • 29 Nov 2022 12:02 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Dear Residents and Business Owners,

    Due to the impending heavy rains that are expected throughout the day tomorrow (Wednesday, 11/30), we will no longer be filming.  Tomorrow’s work will be moved to Thursday, December 1st.  To help maintain safety, the 2100 block of Spruce Street will be closed to vehicular and non-resident pedestrian traffic during filming, which is expected to occur between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm. During non-filming hours, these streets will be open.

    Streets will be permitted as NO PARKING zones in order to support our equipment and production vehicles. We kindly ask that residents move their vehicles prior to our arrival. Any vehicles not moved will be relocated to another street in the neighborhood by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Below are the new dates and times of the NO PARKING zones:

     Monday, November 28th8:00 PM to Thursday, December 1st10:00 PM

            East side of 22nd St. between Locust St. and Pine St.

            East side of 21st St. between Locust St. and Pine St.

            North side of Spruce St. between 21st St. and 22nd St.

            Both sides of Market St. between 19th St. and 21st St.

            5 spots on the North side of Spruce St. between 20th St. and 21st St. closest to 21st St.

            North side of Spruce St. between 22nd St. and 23rd St.

            5 spots on the South side of Spruce St. between 22nd St. and 23rd St. closest to 22nd St.

            North Side of Rittenhouse Sq, between 20th St and 21st St (half block closest to 21st St)

     Monday, November 28th8:00 PM to Tuesday, November 29st4:00 PM

            Both sides of Spruce St. Half block between 23rd St. and 24th St. closest to 23rd St.

    The City will be offering resident displacement parking on the following blocks:

    ·         North side of Locust Street between 20th and 23rd Streets

    ·         North side of Pine Street between 20th and 22nd Streets (parking in the Bike Lane).

    This displacement parking will be available during the below dates and times: 

    Monday, November 28th, 9:00 AM to Friday, December 2nd, 9:00 AM

    Please, park per the resident displacement parking signs, avoid parking on corners and avoid truck and bus turns.

    To ensure our shoot is completed safely, and with minimal impact to the neighborhood, our production is working closely with the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (215.686.2668). In order to safeguard the public as well as our cast and crew we are working under the protocols determined by the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health, film industry COVID-19 specialists, and our own Health & Safety Advisory team.

    If you should have any questions or concerns about our filming, please call, or look for a Location Department representative on set.

     As always, we look forward to filming in your neighborhood. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Uncle George Productions, LLC

    Season 4 Locations Department

    --

    "Servant" Season 4 Locations Department

    Uncle George Productions, LLC

    (484) 823-0021


  • 22 Nov 2022 11:06 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Dear Residents and Business Owners,

    Our production will be returning to the neighborhood to film on Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th. To help maintain safety, the 2100 block of Spruce Street will be closed to vehicular and non-resident pedestrian traffic during filming. During non-filming hours, these streets will be open.

    Streets will be permitted as NO PARKING zones in order to support our equipment and production vehicles. We kindly ask that residents move their vehicles prior to our arrival. Any vehicles not moved will be relocated to another street in the neighborhood by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Below are the dates and times of the NO PARKING zones:

    Monday, November 28th, 8:00 PM to Wednesday, November 30st, 10:00 PM

            East side of 22nd St. between Locust St. and Pine St.

            East side of 21st St. between Locust St. and Pine St.

            North side of Spruce St. between 21st St. and 22nd St.

            Both sides of Market St. between 19th St. and 21st St.

            5 spots on the North side of Spruce St. between 20th St. and 21st St. closest to 21st St.

            North side of Spruce St. between 22nd St. and 23rd St.

            5 spots on the South side of Spruce St. between 22nd St. and 23rd St. closest to 22nd St.

            North Side of Rittenhouse Sq, between 20th St and 21st St (half block closest to 21st St)

    Monday, November 28th, 8:00 PM to Tuesday, November 29st, 4:00 PM

            Both sides of Spruce St. Half block between 23rd St. and 24th St. closest to 23rd St.

    We will be offering resident displacement parking on the following blocks:

    ·          North side of Locust Street between 20th and 23rd Streets

    ·          North side of Pine Street between 20th and 22nd Streets (parking in the Bike Lane).

    This displacement parking will be available during the below dates and times: 

    Monday, November 28th, 9:00 AM to Thursday December 1st, 9:00 AM.

    Please, park per the resident displacement parking signs, avoid parking on corners and avoid truck and bus turns.

    To ensure our shoot is completed safely, and with minimal impact to the neighborhood, our production is working closely with the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (215.686.2668). In order to safeguard the public as well as our cast and crew we are working under the protocols determined by the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health, film industry COVID-19 specialists, and our own Health & Safety Advisory team.

    If you should have any questions or concerns about our filming, please call, or look for a Location Department representative on set.

     As always, we look forward to filming in your neighborhood. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration.

    Sincerely, 

    Uncle George Productions, LLC

    Season 4 Locations Department

    --

    "Servant" Season 4 Locations Department

    Uncle George Productions, LLC

    (484) 823-0021


  • 21 Nov 2022 2:01 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the City of Philadelphia welcomed individuals seeking asylum who were bused from Texas. As a proud welcoming city, we will greet our newly arrived neighbors with dignity and respect. City agencies, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) mass care partners, immigrant leaders, and immigrant-serving nonprofits are working together to welcome, assist, and provide support to these individuals and families.

    We want to acknowledge the generosity and compassion we have already seen from residents and community partners since we were alerted to these individuals arriving in Philadelphia. Below is more information about how you can get involved and help Philadelphia’s newest arrivals.

    Find out how you can help below.

    Welcome Asylees


  • 17 Nov 2022 2:09 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philly Pops has announced that it will cease operations at the end of the 2022-2023 season.

    The Philly Pops to cease operations at end of 2022-23 season - 6abc Philadelphia

  • 14 Nov 2022 2:38 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Local officials said they were tipped off by a community organization in Texas about the busing plans.

    Is Texas now busing to Philadelphia? What we know (and what we don’t) - On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

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