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    • The Provence
    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp | Ariel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Frank Furness' Broad Street Station, 1920

For this From Above we head to the heart of Center City in 1920, with an up-close look at City Hall and the old the Broad Street Station. We have Frank…

    • The Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
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Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ...  creek to development spine

Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ... creek to development spine

Tiny, meandering Canal Street feels like a place that time forgot. But that is about to change thanks to developer Michael Samschick’s recently announced big plans for Canal Street North, off…

    • Seger Park's sprayer/dripper has been out of order since June.

Help Desk: Is Seger Park’s splash pad busted? Where’s a toddler to cool off?

[updated 7/18/12 at 6:54pm] On a recent scorchingly hot afternoon, I stopped by Herron Playground at 2nd and Reed streets and saw throngs of kids and parents cooling off in the…

    • PHS Pops-Up Garden has taken over a vacant property on the 1900 block of Walnut Street.

PHS Pops-Up vibrantly on a vacant, tax-delinquent lot

As PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco recently reported, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s PHS Pops-Up Garden has returned for the second year running. This year a long-vacant lot on the 1900 block of Walnut Street…

    • 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.…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.

From Eyes on the Street: Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum on the still-new Parkway. And now, decades later, as the…

    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.

Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

The 10th Street bike lane will likely be removed through Chinatown. In its stead, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities says a sharrow will be used from Vine to Filbert.…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • Will the Inquirer building become part of a hotel-casino complex?

Eyes on the Street poll: A casino on Callowhill?

Since the license for a Foxwoods casino is officially dead, we’ve been wondering where a second casino might go in Philly, if at all. City Council President Darrell Clarke’s pro-casino…

    • Will PREIT put back Strawbridge's signage?

Will Strawbridge’s ghost signs be replaced?

All over the building at 8th and Market streets there are ghost letters that spell out Strawbridge & Clothier. What happened to the signs on Strawbridge’s? The lettering was apparently removed…

    • Under the Clothespin
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'Under the Clothespin' revealed

Devoted Eyes on the Street readers know that I’ve been following along as artists Miriam Singer and Emilie Ledieu created Under the Clothespin, a cheery mosaic mashup of Philadelphia's cityscape…

    • Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

Checking out: As Free Library’s role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have been tough on the library – budget and staff cuts, threats…

    • Waterview Grande, part of Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village, under construction.

Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity is piqued. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates has been following the…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side

Race Street Connector Phase 2: more technical, less arty

The Race Street Connector remains unfinished but thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has been working with engineers and…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse.
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Under the Clothespin: Sneak Peek

Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse. Back in November, I told you about Under the Clothespin, a new Mural Arts Program mosaic commissioned by…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?

Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

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