Center City: Four Groups Organize LOVE Park Rally Against Transgender Discrimination

Center City: Four Groups Organize LOVE Park Rally Against Transgender Discrimination

Chants of, “Stand up! Fight back!” echoed throughout LOVE Park on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Hundreds gathered to vocalize their concerns about recent threats to transgender civil rights and to show support for the transgender community. The Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Trans Equity Project, ACLU PA […]

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Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is full of parks and lush gardens that make it easy to forget it’s a large city on the East Coast. Rittenhouse, Graduate Hospital and Logan Square are three neighborhoods within walking distance of each other and include some of the most walker- and biker-friendly areas in Center City. They’re home to some of the […]

 

FDR Park: Local Skaters’ Pride And Joy Shines from under an I-95 Overpass

FDR Park: Local Skaters’ Pride And Joy Shines from under an I-95 Overpass

Philadelphia skateboarders have slowly pieced together a skater’s paradise underneath the Interstate 95 overpass in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. Located near Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, skaters gather at FDR Skate Park daily to shred in a realm that was created by the skaters, for the skaters, according to local skateboarder Carlos Baiza. “Every year we try […]

 By Sandy Tran and Rachel Stumpo

Wynnefield: Flower Beds Grow Smaller Throughout Philadelphia Parks

Wynnefield: Flower Beds Grow Smaller Throughout Philadelphia Parks

Where do the flowers growing in Philadelphia’s public parks came from? Do they grow wild or are they planted? They are actually grown by the Horticulture Center, a little greenhouse nestled in Fairmount Park not far from the Philadelphia Zoo. Many who enjoy these flower plantings may not have noticed that the flower beds in […]

 By Amay Smith

Center City: Labor Rally at Love Park

Center City: Labor Rally at Love Park

Several hundred protesters against anti-union legislation converged on Love Park at noon on Saturday. Those who couldn’t make it to Harrisburg to participate in the nationwide chain of demonstrations taking place in each capital city chose to bring their placards and petitions to Center City. Protesters stood along 15th Street waving their signs, prompting drivers […]