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    • 2015 Design Philadelphia
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DesignPhiladelphia picks: October 8-16

The 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival invites us to SHIFT our thinking about the design of our city and its design community. The festival, running from October 8-16, offers plenty of chances…

    • Pier 68: Wave bench, water, Walt
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On the Waterfront: Pier 68 preview

Stand on the service road east of South Philly’s Walmart, and you stand at the intersection of the Delaware waterfront’s past and future. Time was if you tried to find the…

    • Columbus Blvd, Pope Ride | Jon Geeting / PlanPhilly
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Pope Ride time lapse

The open streets of Center City thanks to the papal visit were a dream for the thousands of people who got out to enjoy car-free streets. In case we need to…

    • Park(ing) Day 2015: Less Parking, More Park(ing)
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Lens: Park(ing) Day 2015

Last Friday about 50 temporary parks replaced in-street parking spaces around town. It was Philly's eighth annual Park(ing) Day, part of a global movement to reclaim metered parking spaces as mini-public…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
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Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with commerce into an an even more mixed-use place. Questions of…

    • New swings at The Porch
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Spotted: The Porch gets its swings

Every great porch should have a swing, and at long last The Porch is getting its very own set. If you pop by The Porch at 30th Street Station this week…

    • 676 Construction | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

August 27: Property assessment data release | L&I demo trouble | 4224 Baltimore timeline | One Water getting retail | Pricy Philly | EAT Cafe

Here's what we're reading today: Property assessment data is now up on Open Data Philly.  It will be updated twice weekly. Sadly this is only OPA data, not Revenue Department…

    • Dilworth Park, August 2015 | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
    • oil rail car | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Market Square | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group

August 24: Bike-transit plan | Pope construction prep | Divine Lorraine's draw | Oval season over | Market Square | Road Diet explainer

The last week of August is upon us. Make it a good one. Meantime, your Monday morning reads: As Philly’s transit ridership and bicycling rates keep climbing, SEPTA is trying to…

    • Engine 29 | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Electric Morning | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

August 20: Target for 12th and Chestnut | SEPTA GM retiring | Ride like it's 1999 | Comcast passes over Philly | Barbers and voting | Ciao Chase

Welcome to Thursday, Philly. Here’s what we’re reading: Target has confirmed it will open at 12th and Chestnut in summer 2016. The new TargetExpress, the smaller downtown version of the big…

    • Saint John the Baptist Church, 2015 | Credit: Bradley Maule
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Salvation for a neighborhood icon in Manayunk

Father Kevin Lawrence can tell you exactly where he was in the evening of April 29, 2014: sitting at the counter at Dalessandro’s on Henry Avenue in Roxborough, having ordered his…

    • 40th and Pine's crooked cupola.
    • Camac Street saw half a block of repairs in summer 2015.
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Spotted: Temporary fixes for part of Camac Street's wooden block

I count Philly’s wee streets as some of our most special public places, and the block of Camac Street between Walnut and Locust that’s paved with wood blocks is one of…

    • View from the Passyunk Avenue bridge, looking east

August 18: Changing Washington Ave | President's House | Oil train safety | Petrochemical history | Park Towne Place redo | Inside Bok | Tax delinquency

Good morning, Philly. Here’s what we’re reading: Holly Otterbein outlined the forces and tensions that are reshaping Washington Avenue particularly rezoning west of Broad to create a more mixed-use corridor and…

    • The Gallery

August 17: Trolley blitz over | Gallery recycling | Saffron on Cheesecake | SugarHouse expansion | Bridesburg demo

Welcome to the working week, Philly: Ashley here, stepping back in the Buzz seat to bring you the morning news so Jon can pay attention to being a new dad.…

    • Golden hour, East Park Reservoir, August 2015
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East Park's hidden lake habitat, a site for Discovery

Walk up a drive paved with soft blue bricks, through a chain link fence, and up a hill tucked into East Fairmount Park, just off 33rd Street. At the top, a…

    • Schuylkill River, Manayunk, December 1926 | (Image 7050) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Manayunk and Venice Island, 1926

For this installment of From Above, we head upriver to Manayunk for a look at what this manufacturing enclave looked like 90 years ago. This is the first summer that…

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