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Walking along the border of ‘Greater Center City’

Most Philadelphians believe that Center City goes no farther than South Street. But according to a new report from the Center City District, parts of South Philly are also included in what is being called the “Greater Center City.”

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A look a the boundaries of Center City from the CCD report.

The report says that this “Greater Center City” area continues south beyond South Street to Tasker Street and the 19146 and 19147 zip codes.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Graduate Hospital :  Grays Ferry :  Passyunk Square :  Pennsport :  Point Breeze :  Queen Village 

South Philly rent on the rise

Last week the Center City District released a new report on the housing development in Philadelphia.

table-sevenThe most notable finding from this data is the continuous increase in rent in South Philly neighborhoods, including pretty large changes happening in Point Breeze.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Passyunk Square 

Report shows bicycle commuting into Center City continues to surge

The Center City District recently released a report that shows northbound bicycle commuting numbers have increased by 33.4% over the past two years.

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Philadelphia has more people commuting by bicycle, per capita, than any of the other ten biggest cities in the United States. (Source: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia)

Amid rising gas prices and improved access to bike lanes, soon to include an improved Washington Ave. experience, the numbers are only expected to grow.

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