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    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.
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…

    • 606-608 S 8th Street, completed in 2014
Eyes on the Street

Parking logic: Three reasons ZBA should say no to garage-fronted rowhouses

Say zoning and eyes glaze over. But really zoning is code for capturing the kind of city we want to live in. Zoning is where planning gets personal. For me that’s…

    • Produce stand, Italian Market
Eyes on the Street

Italian Market seeking new curbside stand vendors

Right now about half of the 160 curbside stands in 9th Street's "Italian Market" are empty, but this year expect to see some of the vacant spots between Christian and Federal…

    • The 9th Street market is the last in the city to maintain curbside stands.
Eyes on the Street

Empty Italian Market stands could fill up soon

Curbside markets used to line parts of 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th streets. But South 9th Street’s "Italian Market" is the only survivor of its kind. Since the turn of the…

    • The Antiquarian's Delight
Eyes on the Street

Residential conversion likely for Antiquarian's Delight, former synagogue

As Passyunk Post reported this week, The Antiquarian’s Delight, once a treasure trove of vintage vendors, is closing. The antique/vintage mart has occupied the former synagogue on 6th Street between South…

    • Autumn on Fleisher's west wall
Eyes on the Street

New Autumn helps Palumbo Park come alive

Look east from the corner at 8th and Catharine streets, and the bright washes of color in David Guinn’s new mural instantly catch your eye. Tall trees in full autumnal…

    • Construction of the new rowhouse at 9th and Bainbridge next to Autumn in December 2011.

Bella Vista to see ‘Autumn’ anew

David Guinn’s mural Autumn was lost to development this year, but the artist is revisiting the theme in a new Bella Vista mural being planned on Fleisher’s wall overlooking Palumbo Park.…

    • Triangle Park at 601 Christian Street was fenced by its owner, Stuart Schlaffman, last week.
Eyes on the Street

Triangle Park fenced, as negotiations over public purchase stall

The triangular wedge created by Passyunk Avenue, Sixth Street, and Christian Street has gone from a gas station to green in the matter of a decade. Neighbors have tended Triangle Park…

    • Bella Vista's Fante-Leone pool will likely be demolished this year to make way for new housing.
Eyes on the Street

Farewell Fante-Leone pool

I remember stumbling upon the building at the corner of Montrose and Darien streets a few years ago. I was drawn in by classical entryway topped with the Philadelphia crest, and…

    • Save Our Mural - says Our House Montessori accross the street from Autumn.
Eyes on the Street

Autumn mural debate continues, its fate uncertain

Since Eyes on the Street last talked about the possibility that Bella Vista's Autumn mural could be lost due to a planned development, a lot has happened. Neighbors collected more than…

    • BigBelly Solar compactor critter on South Street
Eyes on the Street

BigBelly Solar Compactors Get Noticed

BigBelly Solar compactor critter on South StreetNew York magazine named Philly’s BigBelly Solar trashcans a favorite recent urban invention in its current issue on Urban Global Design, in which our…

    • Autumn, by David Guinn (2001) in October 2011.
Eyes on the Street

Defending Autumn in Bella Vista

Neighbors turned out in force at a Bella Vista Town Watch meeting last night to speak out about the likely loss of a mural at the corner of 9th and Bainbridge…

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