Open House at Winter Street

Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Road Closures

posted Sep 11, 2018, 11:02 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 6:32 AM ]

The 2018 Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon will be on Sat., Sept. 15th and Sunday, Sept.16th.

Click on this LINK for a list of Road Closures and No Parking Areas.

Logan Square Jamboree, Sunday, Sept 16th

posted Sep 10, 2018, 8:33 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 8:36 AM ]

Join us for LSNA's Annual Block Party (Jamboree). Serving the finest refreshments, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Date/Time: September 16th, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: 22nd and Winter/Spring St (@ the old Boy Scouts bldg)

Bring a dish; if your last name begins with:
A-F ... Bring a Dessert
G-L ... Bring an Hor d'oeurve
M-R ... Bring a Salad
S-Z ... Bring some carbs
Or, feel free to bring whatever you want.

LSNA September Board Meeting

posted Sep 9, 2018, 2:10 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

7:00 PM

The Alexander

300 Alexander Ct, 2nd Floor


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

 7:00      Call to Order:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Tinesha Sykes and The Alexander

·         Approval of July Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        Friends of Coxe Park: 2018 Movie Night: Friday, September 14, 2018

·        LSNA Block Party: September 16, 2018 (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm); Edward Novack

·        45th Annual LSNA Halloween Party: October 31, 2018 (5:00 pm to 6:30 pm)

·        Parkway Council: Parkway Soiree Request

·        Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

 7:10      Presentations:

                     ·        Captain Danielle Vales: 9th District Update

                     ·        Hosts for Hospitals, Cathy Davis, Outreach Coordinator

 7:45      Presentations:

                     ·        1601 JFK Blvd (Interior Mezzanine)

 8:05      Consent Agenda

                     ·        Crosstown Coalition Voting Protocols

 8:10      Zoning Report

 8:15     Old Business, if any

 8:20      New Business, if any

 8:25      Adjourn

Next meeting @ The Community College of Philadelphia

Coxe Park Movie Night - Friday, Sept. 14th

posted Sep 6, 2018, 8:18 AM by David Cardy

Coxe Park Movie Night

Movie: Thor: Ragnarok

When: Friday Sept. 14th

Time: Approx. 7:00 p.m.

Community Night at The Franklin Institute

posted Sep 5, 2018, 1:21 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 1:47 PM ]

Visit The Franklin Institute for FREE on Tuesday, September 18th, from 5PM to 8PM.

The Science of Response
Learn about emergencies and what you can do from our partners: PGW, Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia OEM, Philadelphia Water, and Red Paw.

Guests can park in the garage for $6 for the evening.

2018 Made in America Road Closures

posted Aug 26, 2018, 2:44 PM by David Cardy


For Immediate Release: August 17, 2018
Contact: Sarah Reyes,, 215-686-6210
Road Closure Schedule for 2018 Made in America Festival
PHILADELPHIA - The City of Philadelphia released road closure information for the 2018 Made in America Festival, an exciting, two-day music event during Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2018. To accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in sections of the Fairmount neighborhood will begin on Sunday, August 26th, with the number and magnitude of street closings and parking restrictions increasing each day. Those phases of closures are laid out below.

All roadways will re-open prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 4th with traffic patterns returning to normal. Some low-impact parking and travel lane restrictions will remain in place until 11:59PM on Tuesday, September 4th.

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

Additional information about City services and public safety for the 2018 Made in America Festival will be released next week. A schedule of road closures follows.

Phase 1 – 7:00AM on August 26 – 11:59PM on September 4:
  • Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Phase 2 – 7:00AM on August 27 – 5:00AM on September 4:
  • Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Phase 3 – 7:00AM on August 28 – 11:59PM on September 4:
  • Parking prohibited on Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 23rd Street (south side) and Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24thStreet (north side)
Phase 4 – 10:00AM on August 29 – 5:00 AM on September 4:
  • The inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted
Phase 5 – 7:00PM on August 30 – 5:00AM on September 4:
  • 22nd Street reduced to one running lane between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Phase 6 – 10:00AM August 31 – 5:00AM September 4:
  • Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • 23rd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 22nd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place
  • 21st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
  • Kelly Drive outbound, from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Outer lane of MLK Drive adjacent to Paine’s Park
Starting at 10:00AM on Friday, August 31st, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City), from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive, must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

Phase 7 – 10:00AM September 1 – 5:00AM September 4:
The full extent of road closures around the festival site will begin at 10:00AM on Saturday, September 1 and remain through the duration of the event. A complete list of road closures and no parking restrictions is outlined below:
Road Closures
The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval (25th Street) and behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. – The rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be accessible to Museum guests via Fairmount Avenue, to Pennsylvania Avenue, to 25th Street.
  • 21st Street, between Winter & Spring Garden Streets
  • 22nd Street, between Race Street & Fairmount Avenue
  • 23rd Street, between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Fairmount Avenue
  • 24th Street, between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues
  • Spring Garden Street, between 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the Spring
  • Garden Street Tunnel.
  • Spring Garden St Bridge* (The City will make every effort to keep this bridge open during Philadelphia Art Museum operating hours on September 1st and 2nd 10am – 5pm, but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian traffic)
  • Kelly Drive, between 23rd Street & Fairmount Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Drive, between the Falls Bridge & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, between Hamilton & 25th Street
  • 2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Whole Foods store & 21st Street (the
  • eastern half of the block, from the Whole Foods Market to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store)
  • Park Towne Place, between 22nd & 24th Streets
  • I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open)
No Parking:
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)
  • Winter Street, between 20th & 22nd Streets (both sides of street)
  • 20th Street, between Vine & Callowhill Streets (east side of street)
  • 21st Street, between Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of street)
  • 22nd Street, between Winter & Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)
  • Park Towne Place, between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street)
Public Transportation and Paid Parking Information for Festival Goers and Residents
Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines: Local train service will operate on a normal weekend schedule throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Race-Vine and City Hall Stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line provide easy walking access to the festival gates on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines will offer overnight service as usual on Saturday.
Regional Rail: Late-night train service will be available on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Lines on Saturday and Sunday nights departing from Jefferson, Suburban and 30th Street Stations. Special schedules will be posted in stations and are also available online at: If the concert runs late on Saturday or Sunday, these trains will be held for approximately 20 minutes after the concert ends. Parking is free at all SEPTA-owned Regional Rail lots on weekends. Parking lot location information is available online at:
Trolley: Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 and 36 offer convenient service to and from the concert, with 19th and 22nd Street Stations providing easy walking access to Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Trolley Route 15 connects with Broad Street and Market Frankford Line service at Girard Avenue.
Bus: Due to Festival-related street closures, SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured from its normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 10:00am on Friday, August 31st through 5:00 am on Monday, September 3rd. Specific route changes are available on the System Status Page at

SEPTA Customer Service will extend its hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday, with phone and online agents available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Customer service can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social. For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during Labor Day weekend, visit or call 215-580-7800, and or call 973-275-5555.
PHLASH transportation is an inexpensive way to visit key attractions in Center City and the Parkway vicinity, with stops at 22 locations including many in Center City. Find PHLASH on the go, with live updates at and visit for a schedule and route details.
Rideshare: Taxi, Uber, and Lfyt designated drop off and pick up locations are along the 2100 block of Spring Garden St and the 1900 block of Arch St.
If driving, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located on or near the Parkway. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at for a list of parking options. The Made in America Festival is not affiliated with these parking facilities.

Interfaith Center Gatherings in July and August

posted Jul 24, 2018, 11:39 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 11:47 AM ]

The Interfaith Center provides an opportunity to visit neighborhood faith and belief communities, experience a variety of gatherings, and have meaningful dialog with leaders and community members.

July 22nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm: Philadelphia Mormon Temple & Meeting House

August 12th, 10:00am - 1:00pm: Philadelphia Ethical Society

August 19th, 3:30 - 7:00pm: Mt. Airy Radha Krishna Temple

Evening Street Improvement Begins July 23rd

posted Jul 23, 2018, 8:16 AM by David Cardy

Evening Street Improvement in Center City Work Begins Monday, July 23rd
PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that evening street improvement work in the Center City area beginning Monday, July 23 at 7p.m. The work is expected to be completed by early August. Weather or special events in the area may alter the work schedule. Work will be completed in separate phases – street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers, and the resetting of utility boxes. Operations for the milling work will be performed between 7p.m. and 5a.m. Milling of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 nights per street. Work for the adjustment of manhole covers and the resetting of utility boxes will be scheduled during the day, between the hours of 7a.m. and 4p.m., and is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street. Schedule of operations for the final paving of these streets will be announced when the schedule is available. The contractor will perform street improvement operations on the following streets: • N. 22nd Street, from Market Street to Winter Street • Ludlow Street, from S. 19th Street to S. 21st Street • Moravian Street, from S. Broad Street to S. 16th Street • Stock Exchange Place, from S. 16th Street to S. 18th Street • N. 17th Street, from Cherry Street to Callowhill Street • Franklin Town Boulevard, from N. 17th Street to Vine Street • Cherry Street, from N. Mole Street to N. 17th Street • Race Street, from N. 9th Street to N. Broad Street • N. 10th Street, from Filbert Street to Race Street • Cherry Street, from N. 10th Street to N. 11th Street • Lombard Street, from S. 2nd Street to S. 9th Street • N. 2nd Street, from Callowhill Street to Fairmount Avenue To complete the work, motorists should expect parking restrictions. temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity. Motorists are urged to move their cars from the work sites when temporary ‘No Parking’ signs are posted, so that vehicles are not towed. In the event a car is towed, please contact your local Police District to determine its location. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas. The work is being completed by Tony DePaul & Son. The project is being financed with 100% City Capital Budget Funds. While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, citizens are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas. The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve city streets. For more information on the Streets Department’s paving Program, please click here. Citizens may also contact the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560. For information on all City services, please call 3-1-1. ###

Streets Dept. Schedules Streets to be Milled and Re-paved

posted Jul 16, 2018, 11:41 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 11:43 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA –The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of July 16th, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The work schedule includes temporary, full street closures and parking restrictions. Weather or special events in the area may alter the resurfacing schedule. Work will be completed in separate phases – milling and adjusting of manhole covers and resetting of utility boxes – which will take place in separate activities over the course of the week. Operations for the milling work will be performed during the day hours, between 7AM and 4PM. Milling of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street. Work for adjusting of manhole covers and resetting of utility boxes will be scheduled during the day between the hours of 7AM and 4PM, and is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street. Below are streets scheduled for milling and adjusting of manhole covers and resetting of utility boxes which are the preparation phases of the City’s resurfacing program. The work is being financed with 100% City Capital Budget Funds, and is being performed by contractor, James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc.

Click Here for Street List.

The Rise of the Rocky Steps

posted Jul 16, 2018, 11:35 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 8:36 AM ]

Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps and Sister Cities Park

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 pm at PMA Steps
8:15 - 9:30 pm in Sister Cities Park
(Take the PHLASH or walk to the screening.)

6:30 - 7:45 pm: In this Parkway 100 Community Conversation, learn how the steps became famous with Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, ROCKY Statue sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson, and “Rocky Stories” author Michael Vitez.  Free.

A movie screening follows in Sister Cities Park of "Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies," by History Making Productions.

8:15 pm: Intro by Carrie Rickey, the film's producer, and director Andrew Ferrett

8:30 - 9:30 pm Movie Screening: The film tells the story of the city as the cradle of motion pictures and the place where movies literally and metaphorically took their first steps. As the nation's manufacturing capital in the 19th century, Philadelphia was the crossroads where artists, engineers and amateur inventors realized the dream of transforming still images into those that moved. Free.

For the screening: Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Wine from Chaddsford Winery, along with craft beer and movie snacks, will be available for sale.

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