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Philly’s Art Scene and Where to Park

When you think of Philadelphia’s art scene, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s jogging up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps while doing your best Rocky impression, you’re not quite right — but location-wise, you’re pretty close. Think about it for a second: How long can you
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#TBT: The Terrible Tow

Tow trucks: Probably not the most popular topic of conversation among motorists, but believe it or not, they have quite a history. In fact, there’s actually a Towing Hall of Fame and Museum down in Chattanooga, TN. Anyway, let’s get back to Philly. Back in the early 1900s tow trucks were
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#TBT: America’s First Multi-Storey Parking Garage

Nowadays if you’re parking in a city, you can’t turn a corner without seeing a parking garage, right? Believe it or not, parking garages weren’t always a thing, especially during the early years of automobiles. That all changed in 1918 with the Hotel La Salle Garage in Chicago. Considered the first multi-storey
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Parking Fails: Volume IX

Parking: Just like riding a bike or throwing a baseball, you either can do it well or you can’t do it at all. Whether it’s on the street, in a parking lot or garage, the shortfalls in parking are still alive and well, as you’ll see below. If you’ve missed
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#TBT: Back to North Philly

About a year ago, we went back to the 1990s to look at the groundbreaking ceremony of our North Philly neighborhood lot. We know: The black and white pictures make you think they’re from the ‘50s, but don’t be fooled. Anyway, this month we’re taking another look at the groundbreaking ceremony,
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Parking Fails: Volume VIII

With more than 200 million drivers on  the road in the U.S. alone, you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll see a good amount of comedy on the road, or in these cases, off the road. Parking Fail # 1 Alright, so there’s nothing necessarily wrong with this park job. But
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52nd Street Meter Mural Project

It’s no secret that Philadelphia has a robust art scene. Think about it: We have the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Barnes Foundation and let’s not forget the countless murals scattered throughout the city. Now, if you head down to 52nd Street, you’ll notice a different kind of mural — meter murals
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Charging Up at the PHL Airport

Did you recently make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV)? Good news for ya: You can now charge up during your travels at our Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) parking facilities — for free! Here’s the scoop: In late 2015 we installed seven EV charging stations down at the PHL.
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Parking Fails: Volume VII

Welp, here we are in 2016 and being able to park still seems like a foreign concept for some drivers. But then again, let’s not forget that it still makes for some good comedy, especially when you consider the gems in this edition of Parking Fails.   Parking Fail #1 Not sure
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