How To: Start A Play Street

How To: Start A Play Street

On more than 500 streets in Philadelphia, neighbors roped off their street to traffic this past summer as a part of the Play Streets program. Then, the children came out to play. While this year’s program is currently winding down, it still may be a good idea to learn about the program, or to consider […]

 

How To: Apply For A Permit For Demonstrations

How To: Apply For A Permit For Demonstrations

When expressing the right to peacefully assemble, there are guidelines to follow in Philadelphia. Here’s a breakdown of the rules to apply for a permit for demonstrations. The city defines a demonstration as “a public assembly, a meeting or gathering, a rally or protest event, a political rally or event, a demonstration, speechmaking, marching, the […]

 

How To: Get A Mural On Your Wall

How To: Get A Mural On Your Wall

Known as the “City of Murals,” Philadelphia is home to almost 4,000 murals that reach into neighborhoods and aim to connect communities. No permit or license is required to paint a mural, so long as the work does not serve as an advertisement. Most of these artworks are the signature of the Mural Arts Program, […]

 

How To: Recycle, And Get Rewarded For It

How To: Recycle, And Get Rewarded For It

Every month, Philadelphia throws out enough glass jars to fill the Municipal Services Building to the brim – you know the one, the 17-story building on 15th Street and JFK Boulevard. If not recycled properly, those glass jars will go to a landfill where they will take more than 4,000 years to decompose. The city […]

 

How To: Get Graffiti Removed From Property

How To: Get Graffiti Removed From Property

If a home, business, vehicle or other property has been subject to graffiti, the City of Philadelphia can assist. The city provides a free service for all residents for the removal of vandalism from property. The Philadelphia Graffiti Abatement Team has cleaned graffiti from more than a million properties and street fixtures in the city […]

 

How To: Apply For High School

How To: Apply For High School

Finding the right fit for a student entering high school can be a complex task in Philadelphia. Here’s a guide to applying for public high schools. Get Acquainted Philadelphia has several options for high school students, that range in proximity to home and programming offered. See a full list of high schools and their category […]

 

How To: Become A Block Captain

How To: Become A Block Captain

The City of Philadelphia provides support for citizens who’d like to become active in their community. While anyone can round up their neighbors to keep their street clean, the city can help by providing supplies and special trash pickups. The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) runs a Block Captain program, and all you have to do […]

 

How To: Request A Pot Hole Repair

How To: Request A Pot Hole Repair

Operation Smooth Streets Have a pot hole in your neighborhood, or affecting your daily commute? You’ve got options. Operation Smooth Streets is the Philadelphia’s initiative to extend the life of roadways through service repair. According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, the city has filled more than 20,500 pot holes in 2017 alone. Who to Call […]