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    • Local artists lead tour of subway art installations

Local artists lead tour of subway art installations

For works of public art, transit centers can be intense gathering spaces where, unlike some other public spaces, the art has both a captive audience and a dynamic venue. The vibrant…

    • Storefront Challenge winners

Storefront Challenge winners

At Eyes on the Street, we’re suckers for a great storfront – from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best storefronts catch your eye, add life to the streetscape, and…

    • Easwick residents at City Council hearing on flooding in their neighborhood. | PlanPhilly
    • DeNofa's Italian Deli and Catering could get a facelift next year.
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Torresdale Avenue businesses envision refreshed facades

Can an entire neighborhood commercial corridor be uplifted if enough business owners freshen up their building facades? That's the hope brewing along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony where a new facade improvement…

    • The historic Lafayette Building at 5th and Chestnut at has been transformed into Hotel Monaco.
    • Furnessadelphia opens this evening for First Friday. Here's Nom Now's piece on a metal door at Drexel's Paul Peck Center, originally the Centennial National Bank.
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October 5-7: Furnessadelphia | River City Festival | Sustainability walking tour

Furnessadelphia Friday, October 5, 6-8pm. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd Street. Art in the Age and Streets Dept. presents a street art salute to the banks of Frank Furness.…

    • Rendering of Lovett Memorial Library park. | Community Design Collaborative
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Art Commission gives "in concept" nod to Parkway Mormon Temple

The Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday unanimously granted conceptual approval to plans to erect a new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple on an empty lot at 17th and Vine…

    • Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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October 1-5: Architecture in Film | Planetarium on the Parkway | 205 Race at DAG | Homeowner workshops: interior finishes and energy efficiency

Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupArchitecture in Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey Monday, October 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

    • 3rd and Market | David Swift, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
    • Bug on a vacant property in Point Breeze.
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Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of "making space" - in both the physical and experiential sense - examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of “making space” – in both the physical and experiential sense – examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

    • 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,…

    • Philadelphia metal artists Emilie Ledieu and Bill Capizolli created the metal and glass
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Art installation adds a splash of color to 40th Street

West Philadelphia’s new “Tree of Life” sculpture and accompanying mural add a splash of color to 40th Street between Spring Garden and Baring streets thanks to collaboration between the People’s Emergency…

    • Love | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group

Applications open for Knight Arts Challenge to fund best ideas for the arts in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – Sept. 17, 2012 – The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation<http://www.knightfoundation.org/> is now accepting applications for the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia<http://www.knightarts.org/knight-arts-challenge/philadelphia>. The $9 million…

    • A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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September 17-21: Bike Coalition ride | Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll | Open Air opens

A Flower Grows in Germantown | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupBike Coalition Bike Safety/Bike Lane ride Wednesday, September 19, 5:15pm. Meet at Fitler Square Park, 23rd and…

    • Will a 197-foot tall mixed-use building rise at this vacant corner of 2nd and Race streets?
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Defending 205 Race Street plan | Council overrides veto, proposes code updates | OCF v. PRA: vacant lot cleanup | Route 34 trolley returns

Old City Civic Association is again fighting a tower proposal, this time a 197-foot tall residential building (with ground floor retail) at the corner of 2nd and Race, designed by Peter…

    • Historical Commission grants conceptual approval to Lit Brothers building sign

Historical Commission grants conceptual approval to Lit Brothers building sign

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday issued a unanimous conceptual approval for a proposal to light the Lit Brothers building on East Market Street and to top it off with a sign…

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