Announcements

Open House at Winter Street

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for 2019 Women's March

posted Jan 16, 2019, 11:00 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 12:52 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA – On Saturday, January 19, 2019, two rallies in support of the “Women’s March” movement will take place on portions of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Love Park (JFK Plaza), Eakins Oval, and the east apron of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  There will be two stage locations, one of the east apron of the Philadelphia Museum of Art facing east, and one at Love Park (JFK Plaza) facing west.  To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented.

Delays can be expected during the course of the event.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.  Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.

Road Closures
Both events will commence at 11:00AM, and are scheduled to conclude no later than 3:00PM.

The following streets will be closed starting at 5:00AM until approximately 5:00PM on Saturday, January 19:

  • Arch Street between 15th Street and 16th Street
  • 16th Street between JFK Blvd. and Cherry Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 16th Street and 17th Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 22nd Street and Eakins Oval (all lanes)
  • 23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Kelly Drive (outbound) from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Kelly Drive (inbound) between 25th Street and Fairmount Avenue (local access maintained to Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive)
  • Martin Luther King Drive between Eakins Oval and Montgomery Drive
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge at 31st Street (Local access maintained to Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive)

Starting at 5:00AM on Saturday, January 19, inbound (eastbound) traffic on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Those wishing to access the west side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art may continue to 25th Street and turn right on Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive. Those wishing to access the Barnes Foundation should follow Fairmount Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue and turn right, following Pennsylvania Avenue to 21st Street. Turn right at 21st Street and make the first left onto Callowhill Street to access the Barnes Foundation parking lot.

Streets will be serviced and reopened as attendees disperse.  It is expected that a number of the affected streets listed above will be opened to vehicular traffic prior to 5:00PM.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway cross traffic will be permitted on the following numbered streets as conditions allow:

  • 17th Street
  • 18th Street
  • 19th Street
  • 20th Street
  • 21st Street
  • 22nd Street

Attendees are advised to use caution when crossing streets.  Please follow traffic signals and obey instruction provided by the Philadelphia Police Department.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and other Parkway institutions will remain open for business on Saturday, January 19, 2018.  Visitors are encouraged to check individual websites for hours of operation.

The Franklin Institute will remain open for business on Saturday, January 19.  The main entrance on 20th Street will be open, and guests driving into the area are encouraged to utilize the Franklin Institute’s parking garage.  The parking garage can be accessed by traveling eastbound on Winter Street from either 22nd Street or the I-676 off-ramp.  Vehicles will be directed to turn right at 21st and Winter Streets, and the garage entrance is on 21st Street on the left.

View the road closures and parking restrictions relating to Love Park (JFK Plaza).

View the road closures and parking restrictions relating to the Oval.

Parking Restrictions
The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 5:00AM-5:00PM on Saturday, January 19:

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to Eakins Oval (all lanes, both sides)
  • 20th Street from Race Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway (east side of the street)
  • 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street (both sides of the street)
  • 2100-2200 Spring Garden Street (north side of the street)
  • 1400-1500 JFK Blvd. (both sides of the street)
  • Arch Street between 15th Street and 16th Street (both sides of the street)
  • 16th Street between JFK Blvd. and Cherry Street (both sides of the street)
  • 15th Street between Arch Street and JFK Blvd. (both sides of the street)

Please obey all “Temporary No Parking” signs.  Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.

Public Transportation
SEPTA Bus Routes 2, 7, 27, 32, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 5:00AM on Saturday, January 19 through approximately 5:00PM.  Detours will be posted and specific route changes are available on the System Status Page at www.septa.org.

Public Safety Information
Leave no bags or items unattended.  In an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container), notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1.  Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.

In addition, the public should expect congestion in the area.  If you are attending the event, make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, and supervision of children.  Be prepared to wait to enter and exit the area.  We recommend that attendees wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.

For tips and general information about being prepared and ready at special events, read the Special Event Safety Guide before you attend.

LSNA January Board Meeting

posted Jan 4, 2019, 7:41 AM by David Cardy

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

7:00 PM

Atria Center City

150 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


 Agenda

 6:45      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-In

 7:00      Call to Order:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Christa Segal, Kimberly Baker and the Atria Center City

·         Approval of December Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Presentation:

                     ·           Pilot Program for Improvements to Market Street and JFK Blvd; Corey Bell, Constituent                                     Services Representative, Office of Council President Clarke; Chris Puchalsky & Charlotte                                     Castle (oTIS (Vote Required)

 7:25      Announcements:

                     ·        Thank You to Ed Dougherty, Volunteers and Sponsors of the 2018 LSNA Holiday Party!

                     ·        Thank You to Hessam Mirsaeedi and All Who Volunteered at the Christmas Treecycling Event!

                     ·        For the week of January 21, 2019, trash and recycling collection will be one day behind                                         schedule for the remainder of the week following the city-observed holiday of Martin Luther                                 King, Jr., Day.

                     ·        Buy Nothing Program, Karen Belding

                     ·        Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

 7:35      Consent Agenda

 7:40      Zoning Report

 7:50      Old Business, if any

 7:55      New Business, if any

 8:00      Adjourn

Next meeting @ TBD

Annual Christmas Treecycling Event-Jan. 6th

posted Dec 28, 2018, 5:58 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Dec 29, 2018, 10:38 PM ]


The Annual Christmas Treecycling Event will take place on January 6, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am in the parking lot of the former Boy Scout building located on Spring Street between 21st and 22nd Streets. A $5.00 donation is encouraged for the cycling of the trees. Let's keep our trees out of landfills.

LSNA December Board Meeting

posted Dec 7, 2018, 7:28 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 5:39 AM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7:00 PM

The Franklin Institute

Harcourt (Ground Floor)

222 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


 Agenda

 6:45      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-In

 7:00      Call to Order:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Richard Rabena, Gina DeGiovanni and The Franklin Institute

·         Approval of November General Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        Thank you to all who came out to the 8th Annual School Fair!

·        LSNA Holiday Party; Sunday, December 16, 2018; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Three Logan Square, 51st Floor

·        Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

 7:10      Presentation:

                     ·        Center City District Street Cleaning Program; Jason Duckworth, Logan Square Resident

                     ·        Greenfield Playground Improvements; Dewitt Brown, Greenfield Parent

                     ·        1823 Callowhill Street Revised Plan (Informational Only; Vote Not Required), Scott Orens

 7:45      RCO Presentation:

                     ·        1500-1506 Race Street, Friends Center Signage

                     ·        130 N 21st Street (Former Salon 21 location)

 8:25      Consent Agenda

 8:30      Zoning Report

 8:45      Old Business, if any

 8:50      New Business, if any

 8:55      Adjourn

Next meeting @ TBD

2018 LSNA Holiday Soirée, Dec. 16th

posted Dec 2, 2018, 7:35 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Dec 2, 2018, 7:37 PM ]

WHAT
: LSNA Holiday Soirée

WHO: All Logan Square Neighbors

WHERE: Three Logan Square, 51st Floor
              1717 Arch St

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 16th, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

UPenn Graduate lecture - 12/4, 6:30 pm

posted Dec 2, 2018, 6:29 PM by David Cardy

Penn Neuroscience graduate students are hosting a public lecture entitled “Uncovering the Neuroscience of Mental Illness” which will feature 3 fifteen-minute TED style talks from Penn neuroscience faculty members Drs. Yvette Sheline, Raquel Gur, and Desmond Oathes.


Date: Tuesday, December 4th, 6:30pm (Check-in and demos begin at 6pm)

Location: Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104


Check-in and fun neuroscience demonstrations will begin at 6pm, and a reception with snacks and refreshments will follow the talks so that the audience can interact with the scientists. Please see the attached flyer for more details.


Registration and videos from prior public lectures can be found at https://upennglia.com/publiclecture.


Road Closures for 2018 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:45 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:59 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia released details for the 2018 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 8:00AM-12:00PM.

PARADE ROUTE:
– Start at 20th Street and JFK Blvd.
– Eastbound on JFK Blvd. to 16th Street
– Northbound on 16th Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
– Westbound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Inner Lanes) to Eakins Oval
– Around Eakins Oval to Kelly Drive
– Parade disperses via Kelly Drive and Spring Garden Extension

*** PARADE MAP ***

SCHEDULE OF ROAD CLOSURES:

Tuesday – November 20, 2018

  • 6:30PM-10:00PM: Eakins Oval between Kelly Drive and MLK Drive closed for street rehearsals.

Wednesday – November 21, 2018

  • 9:30AM-3:00PM: Eakins Oval between Kelly Drive and MLK Drive closed for street rehearsals.
  • 6:30PM: Eakins Oval closed for street rehearsals.
  • 7:00PM: Inbound lanes of JFK Blvd. from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic until conclusion of parade.
  • 9:00PM: Outbound lanes of JFK Blvd. from 20th Street to Schuylkill Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic until conclusion of parade.

Thursday – November 22, 2018

  • 2:00AM: 20th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from JFK Blvd. to Market Street until conclusion of parade.
  • 4:00AM: Market Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 19th Street to 21st Street until 11:00AM.
  • 5:00AM: 20th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Arch Street to Cherry Street until conclusion of parade.
  • 6:00AM: 20th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Market Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway until conclusion of parade.
  • 8:00AM: Parade route closed to vehicular traffic.
  • Roads will be opened as they are serviced and cleaned.  All event-related road closures will be lifted no later than 3:00PM on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Traffic delays can be expected during the event.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.  Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.

Parking Restrictions

Temporary no parking signs will be posted in connection with the closures listed above beginning on Wednesday, November 21, with parking prohibited in posted areas.

Please obey instructions on posted signs and follow directions from Philadelphia Police and parade officials.  Vehicles parked in posted areas will be relocated.

Road Closures for Philadelphia Marathon Race

posted Nov 14, 2018, 11:48 AM by David Cardy

PHILADELPHIA (November 17 - November 18, 2018) – City of 
Philadelphia officials would like to remind residents that streets will be closed in many parts of the city relating to the 25th
annual AACR Philadelphia Marathon on the weekend of November 16 – 18. Delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow
for extra driving time and proceed with caution during Race Weekend. Due to increased security
in the Parkway area, parking and traffic regulations will be strictly enforced. Street closures are
implemented on a rolling basis and will occur as runners go by. City officials urge motorists to refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.
Some of the major areas impacted include:
 The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18
 Citywide along the 26.2-mile route of the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November
18. Explore the route by clicking HERE.
 The I-676 off-ramps at 22nd Street (westbound) and 23rd Street (eastbound) will be
closed on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 after 4 a.m. for event
security preparation. Ramps at 15th/Broad may also close, if needed.
 Citywide along the 13.1 mile Dietz & Watson Half Marathon route on Saturday,
November 17. Explore the route by clicking HERE.
 The I-76 off ramp at Spring Garden (eastbound). Soft-close at 4:00 A.M. Hard Close:
6:15 A.M on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18
Friday, November 16
The innside outer lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed, from 9:30 a.m. until
2:45 p.m., on Friday, November 17. At 2:45 p.m., all lanes will be opened for the afternoon rush
hour. (inbound, inner lanes from Binswanger Triangle to 22 nd Street will remaine closed).

Saturday, November 17
For the Half Marathon, due to enhanced security, City of Philadelphia “no-parking” regulations
will be enforced strictly and all vehicles on the race route will be relocated, beginning at 2 a.m.
on Saturday, November 17. Drivers impacted are encouraged to contact Philadelphia Parking
Authority.
Street closures will be in effect for the AACR Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K
and Dunkin' Munchkin Run on Saturday, from 2 a.m. until 3 p.m., along the Benjamin Franklin
Parkway, between 20th to 25th Streets, and also on Kelly Drive, Martin Luther King Drive, and
numerous other roads in Center City (see complete list below). Signage labeled “no parking” will
be posted in the Parkway area, and elsewhere, along the race course in advance. On Saturday, the
vicinity near 18th Street and the Parkway, and the Logan Circle area will be closed to vehicular
traffic until 11:30 a.m.
The following streets will be affected across the city on Saturday, November 17
• 18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 16th to 22nd Streets
• Arch Street, from 6th to 16th Street
• 6th Street, from Market to Chestnut Streets
• 5th Street from Chestnut to Race
• South Penn Square
• Juniper from Chestnut to Market
• John F. Kennedy Blvd., from Juniper to 17th Streets
• 15th Street, from Race to Chestnut Streets
• 16th Street, from Chestnut to Race Streets
• Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
• Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
• Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
• Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
• Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
• South Street, from Front to 7th Streets
• 6th Street, from Bainbridge to Locust Streets
• Lombard from 5th to Broad Streets
• 13th Street from Bainbridge to Chestnut Street
• Walnut Street from 6th to 34th Streets
• 34th Street, Walnut to Girard Ave.
• Girard Ave., 40th to 33rd St.
• 33rd St. from Girard to C.B. Moore
• Reservoir Drive from 33rd to Diamond
• Mt. Pleasant Drive
• Fountain Green Drive
• Kelly Drive

Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads or streets that
are adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when
possible, depending on the flow of the race participants. All streets are scheduled to be reopened
by 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17.
Sunday, November 18
For the Philadelphia Marathon, due to enhanced security, City of Philadelphia “no-parking”
regulations will be enforced strictly and all vehicles on the race route will be relocated,
beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Drivers impacted are encouraged to contact Philadelphia Parking
Authority. In addition, on Sunday, the Parkway, from 20th to 25th Streets, will be closed, from 2
a.m. to 4 p.m. Other streets along the race course will reopen as runners pass by and the streets
are cleaned.
The following streets will be affected across the city on November 18:
• 18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
• 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 22nd to 16th Streets
• Arch Street, between 16th to 3rd Streets
• 4th Street, between Arch to Vine Streets
• Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
• Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
• Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
• Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
• Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
• South Street, from Front to 7th Streets
• 6th Street, from Bainbridge to Market Streets
• Chestnut Street, from 6th to 34th Streets
• 34th Street, Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
• Lansdowne Drive, from Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
• South Concourse Drive, from Lansdowne to West Memorial Hall Drives
• West Memorial Hall Drive, from South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
• Avenue of the Republic, from West Memorial Hall Drive to Catholic Fountain
• Belmont Avenue, Montgomery to Parkside Avenue
• Black Road
• Martin Luther King Drive
• Kelly Drive
• The Falls Bridge
• Ridge Avenue, from Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
• Main Street, from Ridge Avenue to Green Lane
Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads or streets that
are adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when

possible, depending on the flow of the race participants. All streets are scheduled to be reopened
by 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 18.
For more information on marathon-related streets closures, visit www.philadelphiamarathon.com
The cultural institutions along or near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will experience the
greatest impact of the race. They generally will maintain normal weekend hours of operation on
Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. These institutions include: Academy of
Natural Sciences of Drexel University , (www.ansp.org), Barnes Foundation
(www.barnesfoundation.org), Fairmount Water Works, (http://www.fairmountwaterworks.org/),
The Franklin Institute
(www.fi.edu), Free Library of Philadelphia/Parkway Central Library (www.freelibrary.org), The
Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia Museum of Art & the Perelman
Building Annex (www.philamuseum.org), Rodin Museum (www.rodinmuseum.org), and.
Eastern State Penitentiary (www.easternstate.org)
Parking may be available at or near the cultural institutions, but using public transportation is
strongly encouraged. Please refer to the institutions’ individual websites for information on
exhibit hours, ticket-admission and parking accommodations, or go to
parkwaymuseumsdistrict.org.
About the Philadelphia Marathon:
The Philadelphia Marathon weekend, organized by the Office of the Managing Director,
welcomes nearly 25,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race
Weekend 2018 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 18; the Dietz &
Watson Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K and Dunkin' Munchkin Run on Saturday,
November 17; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 16 and Saturday,
November 17. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and
scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier. Take the first step to experiencing
26.2 miles of fun, beauty, history and excitement by registering at philadelphiamarathon.com.

Christmas Village 2018: Nov. 22 - Dec. 24

posted Nov 14, 2018, 9:41 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 5:00 AM ]

The Authentic German Christmas Market
Running from Thanksgiving (11/22/18) through Christmas Eve (12/24/18) with a preview weekend on November 17th and 18th, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will once again bring the charm of an authentic German Christmas market to Center City Philadelphia. It will be officially opened by the original Christkind from Nuremberg/ Germany on Sunday, 11/25/18.







LSNA Meeting of General Membership

posted Nov 9, 2018, 9:06 AM by David Cardy

LSNA Meeting of General Membership

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

7:00 PM

The Watermark at Logan Square

2 Franklin Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19130


 Agenda

 6:45      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-In

 7:00      Call to Order:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Guy Wiegand and The Watermark at Logan Square

·         Approval of October Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        Thank you toall who came out to the 45th Annual Halloween Party at Coxe Park!

·        7th Annual School Fair at The Franklin Institute; November 20, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

·        Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

 7:10      Presentation:

                     ·        2100 Hamilton St (Project Behind the Rodin Museum)

 7:30      RCO Presentation:

                     ·        127 N. 15th Street

                     ·        2026 Spring Garden Street

 8:05      Consent Agenda

 8:10      Zoning Report

 8:25      Old Business, if any

 8:40      New Business, if any

 8:45      Adjourn

Next meeting @ TBD

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