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    • Site of future Community Health and Literacy Center, October 2014
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: CHOP demolitions, expansions underway

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. We spotted progress on two CHOP projects this week: CHOP on the Schuylkill At the base of the South Street Bridge,…

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Eyes on the Street

Want to preserve more of Philly's history? Start with a survey.

Philly has roughly half a million buildings. Just 2% of those buildings are designated historic through listing in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. About 4% are listed in the National…

    • LOVE Park, August 2012 | (c) Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved
Eyes on the Street

Build new LOVE upon old strengths

Think of classic Philly views and your mind will likely leap to that mile-long vista from Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture down the Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. JFK Plaza,…

    • Cecil B. Moore Mosaic, Courtesy of SEPTA and Jonathan Mandell
    • Last of September | Al BeFranke, EOTS Flickr group

October 16: Teacher protests draw paid opponents | Multi-modal millenials | Little Berlin Fairgrounds decamping | 1818 Market selling | Dilworth ice rink | VOTE

Happy Thursday, here's what's shakin:  Before today’s School Reform Commission meeting, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is expected to lead a large outside district headquarters on North Broad. Don’t be fooled…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Washington Avenue restriping plan aims for balance, offers minimal improvement for bikers

Washington Avenue is a rough street. Cars tango with trucks loading, people park in the median, pedestrians skirt forklifts, and cyclists have to weave through the chaos. Add to that badly…

    • AFTER: East Girard Avenue Model Block
Eyes on the Street

Fresh faced: 2014 Storefront Challenge honors

A great storefront is a vote of confidence – in a quality business, in a block, in a community. Fresh paint, new awnings, and better lighting can give old businesses an…

    • Edge of Light | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

October 15: Energy benchmarking report, challenge | Mt. Airy school diversity | Washington Avenue growing up? | Inside Bok | Elected school board? |

Good day, Philly. Here’s your Wednesday morning news fix: The city released its second year of energy benchmarking data, measuring how Philly’s largest commercial and public buildings are faring in…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Advocates call to strengthen Land Bank Strategic Plan

The fledgling Philadelphia Land Bank is the city’s best chance to put the lion’s share of its vacant and tax-delinquent properties into responsible hands for new uses. The citywide effects could…

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    • Canal bridge lined with bikes, Amsterdam 2014.
Eyes on the Street

Bicycle Diary: Postcard from Amsterdam

I’m in Amsterdam, in the bike shop equivalent to Pep Boys, picking out a souvenir Dutch bike bag when the “Streets of Philadelphia” comes on the store's radio. It was as…

    • Philadelphia Sunset | Kate Ryan

October 10: Regional crime mapping | Baum's moves | Elections chair doesn't vote | DiCicco's hole | Ride share in slow lane

Happy Friday: It’s Philly Photo Day. Snap a picture somewhere in Philly today, send it to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and you’ve helped create a collective portrait of the city.…

    • Swooping | Steve Ives
Eyes on the Street

LENS: Dilworth Park

The keen-eyed members of our Flickr group seem captivated by the new Dilworth Park – from its swooping glassy transit entrances to the fountain’s effect on the smooth granite. Click through…

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    • Fueling the machine, Photo by Melon Images

October 8: Bike survey tech | Grays Ferry Triangle life cycle | Affordable housing RFPs | Philly bubble? | Geography of opportunity

Happy Wednesday, Philly. Did you catch the blood moon early this morning? The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is doing its fall bike counts, with volunteers recording data using pencil and…

    • Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler named 2011 Public Works Leader of the Year /  PlanPhilly | EyesOnTheStreet
Eyes on the Street

Rina Cutler on transportation advocacy and 'evolution not revolution'

Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler was half of a panel about the future of transportation in the city and state on Monday evening at PennDesign. The conversation ranged…

    • View from the Passyunk Avenue bridge, looking east
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Eyes on the Street

Retrofitting Philadelphia: Five Takeaways

It is a classic Philadelphia problem: We’re an aged city, rich with old buildings ripe for new futures. Our stock of older, smaller buildings is an extraordinary, but undervalued, asset. So…

    • Is this a good spot for a Philly Bike Share Station? | photo via MOTU
Eyes on the Street

Speak Up: Help decide where Philly Bike Share stations should be

Wondering where the first round of Philly’s bike share stations might be? Look around and red dots mark the spots. The city has identified 100 possible bike share stations, and as…

    • The wide, high-traffic Boulevard poses a challenge to pedestrians
Eyes on the Street

City gets $2.5 million to plan Roosevelt Boulevard bus rapid transit

The Roosevelt Boulevard works well for no one. It is a 12-lane nightmare replete with crashes, gnarled with rush hour traffic and inadequate transit options in an era of growing ridership.…

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