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    • Tree trash
Eyes on the Street

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • Weinstein development projects

Local developer Ken Weinstein discusses plans for NW Philadelphia in 2014

The coming year is going to be busy time for development in Germantown and Mt. Airy if Ken Weinstein has anything to do with it — and he often does. Weinstein…

    • Wissahickon East Project
Eyes on the Street

Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm land that, after years of neighbor-developer conflict, the city has…

    • High Point Wholesale

Can coffee and pastries bring new scent of success to struggling sliver of Germantown Ave.?

Coffee and pastries are becoming an economic engine in Mt. Airy. The opening early next year of a High Point Café wholesale bakery/roastery and a second location for Little Jimmie's Bakery…

    • the lineup
Eyes on the Street

August 30-September 2: Finally Friday | Spaceship Aloha | Labor Parade and Festival

If you don’t plan on high tailing it out of town for the weekend and aren’t into the behemoth Made in America festival on the Parkway, here are a few suggestions…

    • Outline of Wissahickon Charter School's new campus. (Courtesy of Mt. Airy USA)

Wissahickon Charter School awarded grant to aid construction costs

Expansion plans for the Wissahickon Charter School are getting a boost from a just-announced William Penn Foundation grant.  The school was awarded $500,000 toward the cost of constructing its new campus…

    • Seasons Greetings | Eyes on the Street Flickr pool
Eyes on the Street

November 30-December 2: #whyilovephilly party | Mt. Airy Holiday Craft Bazaar | NoLibs Holiday Shopping Spree | Peace Around the World

Seasons Greetings | Eyes on the Street Flickr pool#WhyILovePhilly Party Friday, November 30, starting at 6pm. The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th St. Share your love for Philadelphia with Young…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA's seasonal watch | Sewer tour | ExCITe Center opens | park improvement grants | Drag queens join Mummers

Good morning, Streeters.  ‘Tis the season of challenging conditions for SEPTA, explains PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher. We’re deep into “slippery rail season” when crews have to constantly remove falling leaves from…

    • HUD division director Monica Hawkins led an October meeting about the project.

PHA's Queen Lane Apartments plan gets city zoning-board approval

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The Philadelphia Housing Authority's plans to replace the Queen Lane Apartments with new housing in Germantown got the go-ahead from the city zoning board on…

    • The space is being revamped to 'complement' existing and forthcoming gourmet food options. (Photo courtesy of Morrissey Design)

Farmer's Market overhaul gets underway as Chestnut Hill's gourmet food scene prepares to expand

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksConstruction work hasn't even begun yet on Bowman Properties' project at 8200 Germantown Ave., and the grocery store-retail-condo plan is already having an effect on…

    • To address traffic concerns and catch stormwater runoff,  Urban Engineers, Inc. and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission came up with an idea for a Stenton Station roundabout. 
Eyes on the Street

Stenton Station roundabout imagines way around traffic, stormwater concerns

As part of the “Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!” exhibition this September, Urban Engineers, Inc. and Philadelphia City Planning Commission joined forces to address traffic conflicts and stormwater runoff at the…

Exploratory archaeology this weekend at Mt. Airy's Lovett Library. Volunteers wanted.

 Another search for history will take place at Lovett Library Saturday – this time with the help of volunteers. Interested? You can help. Preservationist Eugene Hough of Heritage Guild Works will…

    • Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

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 Transit Village as once imagined. (Image by Piatt Associates)

A major transformation for Mt. Airy Transit Village plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs planning continues for a possible Bottom Dollar Food supermarket at Chew Avenue and Washington Lane, a question routinely emerges: Is that part of the…

    • Rendering of Lovett Memorial Library park. | Community Design Collaborative
    • Developer Ken Weinstein bought the former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue in June for $150,000. (Bas Slabbers)

Developer composing a new image for former Wayne Junction industrial site

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorks The former Max Levy Autograph Co. building on Roberts Avenue is more just another now-empty shell near the Wayne Junction SEPTA station. It's a throwback…

    • Community meeting scheduled for proposed Germantown supermarket project

Community meeting scheduled for proposed Germantown supermarket project

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A public meeting has been scheduled for Germantown and East Mt. Airy residents to get more information about a Bottom Dollar Food supermarket proposed for…

    • Kenny Scharf's mural on 13th Street on a Goldman Property.
Eyes on the Street

Mt. Airy Weaver's Way reborn | Council resumes | Whither 1200 Chestnut | Loss: Tony Goldman, Bob Phillips | message in Goldtex peace

Weavers Way Co-Op in Mt. Airy reopened Sunday after weeks of renovation. The Inquirer’s Karen Heller was on hand, watching returning members react to the co-op’s updated, “astonishingly nice” space.…

    • Zsa's Ice Cream will be one of the vendors at tonight's Brewerytown Food Truck Roundup.
Eyes on the Street

July 27-29: Brewerytown Food Truck Roundup | Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert | Olympics in Mt. Airy | Sun Ra Arkestra | East Passyunk Car Show

Brewerytown Food Truck Roundup Friday, July 27, 5-7pm. 27th Street and West Girard Avenue. The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association has put together a pop-up event featuring 15 of its member trucks, music,…

    • The historic mansion at 40th and Pine in 1963. | phillyhistory.org, Department of Records
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