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Methadone clinic approved for Front and Diamond streets

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal Wednesday to move Kensington Hospital’s methadone treatment program into a vacant building at the corner of Front and Diamond streets. The vote was…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.
    • Steve Wynn's latest rendering, at the waterfront

Olde Richmond Civic supports Wynn casino

The state gaming board is now expected to award its endorsement to one of the six casino applicants - in the form of an operating license - early next year. The…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
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Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

    • Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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November 9-11: Bartram's Mile Design Workshop | Frankford Fall Music and Arts Fest | Philly Tree People | Artists Taking Back Philadelphia

Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupBartram's Mile Design Workshop Saturday, November 10, 12-3pm. Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. Come for the last of…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.
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Gureilla Mug Assault | casino deadlines loom | Civic Design Review begins | challenges of preserving Furness' 19th Street Baptist Church

Good morning, Streeters. Did a stranger hand you a handmade clay coffee mug during your morning commute today? NewsWorks reports that The Clay Studio set out to five undisclosed Center City…

    • Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

Civic Design Review Committee holds inaugural meeting to consider senior housing

The brand-new Civic Design Review Committee of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission held its first meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the merits of a proposed 40-unit affordable housing development for senior…

    • Tower Investments has posted the Ortlieb buildings with notices of demolition. We wish they would reconsider.
    • The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Commercial viability of Front St in Kensington | W Hotel moving forward | Team Vick Field for Hunting Park | Why we love Furness, now

The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build affordable housing. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr…

    • Balconies proposed for Finnegan's Wake's Spring Garden Street facade, approved by City Council, were nixed by Mayor Nutter.
    • Detail of 1923 Walnut Street | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
    • Hawthorne Park officially opened July 5.
    • Emerald Street Urban Farm, Kensington | credit: Todd Henkin
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Urban Sustainability or Stability

Urban Sustainability or Stability by Nic Esposito   I was extremely conflicted when I made the move from West Philly to Kensington. Living on the heart of Baltimore Avenue afforded me…

    • Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

An amendment to prevent a lapse in the special zoning designed to protect the Central Delaware Riverfront from development contrary to the city's waterfront goals was added to a zoning code…

    • Emerald Street Urban Farm has taken root on five vacant lots in East Kensington.
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Situation Vacant: Emerald Street Urban Farm's vacant property conundrum

In advance of PlanPhilly's panel discussion about the city's vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about vacant…

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Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby Celebrates Human-Powered Transit

This year's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington's streets where crowds watched the parade of handcrafted, human-powered floats loop through the neighborhood and attempt to…

    • Bridge Line | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group 
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LGBT senior housing supported at Council | Buck owners enter tax payment agreement | homeless census | life as a 'body man' | surface parking woe | Sixers soul

City Council gave its support for the William Way Senior Residences, an LGBT-centric senior housing development planned for 13th Street, by approving the sale of the Redevelopment Authority's property to…

    • Developer Michael Samschick's Pennthouses at Penn Treaty Village, Brown Street and Delaware Avenue..
    • Worm's Eye View | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • The Banks | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Catholic church closings | affordable LGBT senior housing | disciplinary discrepancies for black students | vigil for fallen firefighters | PHS Pops-Up honored

The Banks | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. Today’s temperature could be a record-breaker: 89 and sunny. Sure the warm weather is nice, but…

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