University City District Blog

Jul 25, 2014 5 days ago

What's happening at Woodland Green?

Nearly two years ago, UCD, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and the University of the Sciences, created Woodland Green, a new pedestrian plaza at the intersection of 42nd St. & Woodland Ave. The idea behind the plaza was to turn the underused street segment connecting 42nd & Woodland Ave. into a green and shady respite for people and wildlife, including the many bees drawn to the native plantings. We set out to beautify the intersection, create a new public space, and reduce stormwater runoff.

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Jul 23, 2014 7 days ago

SEPTA Shutting Down Trolleys for Maintenance and Construction Work August 1-18

Get ready to be diverted: SEPTA is shutting down its trolley tunnel in Center City for the first half of August for what they are calling their "construction blitz." SEPTA Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will not operate in the Center City tunnel from 10 p.m. on Friday, August 1 through 4 a.m. on Monday, August 18. Trolley service will begin and end at 40th and Market Streets. Trolley passengers are encouraged to use the Market-Frankford Line, which will run as usual, for travel to and from Center City
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Jul 10, 2014 20 days ago

Gear Up For Dining Days With Free Giveaways on Our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Leading up to and during University City Dining Days, presented by Ardmore Toyota, University City District will be giving away restaurant gift certificates and other prizes via our various social media platforms. Make sure to follow us on twitter at @ucdphl, our Instagram, and on Facebook for your chances to win.

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Jul 07, 2014 23 days ago

We Need Your Input! Help Us Select Between Two Designs for Tree Seats, UCD's Next Interactive Social Seating Project

Our next innovative social seating project, Tree Seats, has debuted in front of our offices at 3940 Chestnut Street. University City District received a $3,900 grant to create Tree Seats, a functional art project that will provide seating in naturally shaded areas across University City.

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Jul 03, 2014 27 days ago

Screening of Living Stars POSTPONED. Make-up Date This Sunday, July 6th at Dusk

Due to the weather, we are moving the Awesome Fest screening of the film Living Stars to Sunday, July 6th at dusk in Clark Park. 

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