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    • Looking south from the new trail at Bartram's Garden to the Schuylkill River (and Sunoco beyond).
Eyes on the Street

See Bartram's Mile

Much of Lower Schuylkill’s ex-industrial landscape is rich with possibility, and perhaps no stretch is more compelling than the property adjacent to Bartram’s Garden, where the city is now planning…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Eyes on the Street

Explore Bartram's Mile

One of the big missing pieces in the city's recreational trail network is a good connection to Bartram's Garden. Thankfully that's about to change. At a series of events in the coming…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
Eyes on the Street

Help Desk: Pennypack on the Delaware as a wedding venue?

Today Eyes on the Street's Help Desk takes on a new kind of planning question: wedding planning. Donna Ludwig is helping daughter Danielle and her fiancé Nick plan their wedding. The…

    • Lardner's Point Park in Northeast Philadelphia, where the city tried timed locks and composting toilets -- unsuccessfully.
Eyes on the Street

Lovely Lardner's Point Park [slideshow]

Lardner’s Point Park, a new public space along the Delaware River just below the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, opened in May bringing a softer green edge to the waterfront. The park, advanced…

    • The children's discovery garden and boat pond in the new Sister Cities Park.
Eyes on the Street

Sister Cities Park: Logan Square's new high-impact, playful park

You’d be forgiven for forgetting Logan Square's old Sister Cities Plaza, but the new Sister Cities Park that replaces it is hard to miss. In an era of slim budgets, most…

    • 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…

    • Have you seen this car shaped bike rack on Sydenham at Walnut? Want in-street bike parking near you?

Rethinking the park in parking spaces

Parking spaces don’t have to be consigned to cars. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is ready to help businesses and organizations reclaim in-street parking for bike corrals and parklets…

    • Dickinson Square park's facelift is well underway and new paths are starting to take shape.
Eyes on the Street

Checking In: Dickinson Square Park under construction

When I last visited Dickinson Square Park back in December, a construction fence had just gone up and some of the park's dead and diseased trees were being chopped down. I…

Eyes on the Street

What you were reading: Top 10 Eyes on the Street posts of 2011

At three months old, Eyes on the Street is still the new blog on the block, and I'm so thankful for the warm reception the blog has received so far. In such…

    • Dickinson Square Park renovation underway

Dickinson Square Park renovation underway

Dickinson Square Park’s facelift started this fall, and promises to make the park a better public space for Pennsport. Read more

    • Reimagine Spring Garden Street with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council | Interface Studio
Eyes on the Street

Redesigning Spring Garden Street as a Greenway

Imagine Spring Garden Street as a green urban boulevard where pedestrians, runners, and cyclists had a recreational trail to move along, separated from car and transit traffic by a planted green…

    • Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services
Eyes on the Street

Penn begins building Shoemaker Green

Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services Construction of Shoemaker Green is underway as PennConnects continues its green march along the eastern edge of the Penn Campus. Shoemaker…

    • Nicetown kids with Melissa and Shane Victorino | Shane Victorino Foundation
Eyes on the Street

Shane Victorino Rehabs Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, Bravo.

This week’s Bravo* goes to Shane Victorino for completely overhauling the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club at North 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The 106 year-old building was built as…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.
Eyes on the Street

Park(ing) Day 2011

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than 30 mini-parks popped up thanks to organizations like the Community…

    • Penn Park is ready for its close-up.
Eyes on the Street

Penn Park Opens, Field Day Saturday

Through nearly two years of construction, Philadelphians have watched Penn Park take shape from above. Now that the fields are watered, trees well-tended, bridges built, paths complete, we're all invited to explore the…

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