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    • Zoning notice sign at NKCDC Garden Center.

PHS Pop-Up Garden proposed in Fishtown stopped by neighbor concerns, displaced compost co-op

Some Fishtown neighbors didn’t like the idea of having a seasonal Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden open in their backyard. Or at least that’s what they said on Facebook,…

    • Former Fifth Dutch Reformed Church | Google Street View

Live/work reuse ahead for Fifth Reformed Dutch Church in Fishtown

Historic preservation is a calling that trends towards tragedy. Advocates are often outgunned when it comes to financial resources and political support. Submitting a designation for addition to the local historic…

    • St. Laurentius from Palmer Cemetery, 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

St. Laurentius reuse clears zoning board, opponents eye appeal

Earlier this week the Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) finally issued its decision on the future of the closed St. Laurentius Catholic Church in Fishtown. The almost 150-year-old structure has been…

    • St. Laurentius zoning meeting vote, September 20, 2016 | Brad Larrison for NewsWorks

Fishtowners feud at community meeting over St. Laurentius reuse proposal

On Tuesday night the Fishtown Neighbors Association held a zoning meeting and nonbinding vote on the future of St. Laurentius church. Developer Leo Voloshin stood before the massive crowd and defended…

    • St. Laurentius, 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown

As Fishtowners mull the residential redevelopment proposed for St. Laurentius Church, Faithful Laurentians are hoping for a different plan that requires less alterations of the building. Community ContributorFishtown native,…

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Eyes on the Street

Fishtown Neighbors hope "feeding the fish" will curb litter

Would you throw out trash if it meant feeding the fish? What if that fish was topping off a trashcan? That’s the Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) Beautification Committee's hope. They…

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Neighbors worry about parking near latest Domani proposal in Fishtown

Roland Kassis of Domani Developers wants to convert an out-of-use industrial building at 1421 E. Columbia Ave., near Memphis Street in Fishtown, into a 57-unit apartment complex with a City Fitness…

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Zoning approved, Philadelphia Record Exchange will reopen on Frankford Ave.

The Philadelphia Record Exchange will reopen in a new location this Saturday after the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a use variance for the building, at 1524 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.…

    • Canal Street North site, at Frankford and Delaware avenues

Zoning board to rule on variances for Canal Street North after marathon hearing

First impression of Julia Chapman, the new chair of the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment: she is a patient woman. Chapman, a former aide to Mayor Michael Nutter in the early…

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Fishtown Neighbors vote for Wynn casino proposal by a 3-to-1 margin

More than 200 Fishtown residents heard a pitch Monday night for a Steve Wynn casino on a 60-acre parcel on the Delaware River. Most of them liked what they heard: 173…

    • We saw bike rentals this year, but is Philly bike-share coming soon?
Eyes on the Street

Bike-share plea | Frankford stained glass artisans | mixed-use redevelopment for Fishtown | School district Race to the Top finalist

Good morning, Streeters. There was no snow to speak of in the city overnight, but the forecast says today's rain may turn into light snow this evening.  Is a bike-share program…

    • 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.
Eyes on the Street

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.…

    • Hawthorne Park officially opened July 5.
    • A bike corral on Broad Street.
Eyes on the Street

Help Kung Fu Necktie and Johnny Brenda's corral bikes

In lots of spots around the city there just isn't enough bike parking to satisfy demand. But this year the city is working with businesses and property owners resolve their bike…

    • Business partners Mike Ahmad and Walid Mustafa

Fresh food and "connectivity" coming soon to Front and Norris

A small grocery store and cafe with free wi-fi, take-out or eat-in American and Middle Eastern dishes and free community space is set to soon open at the corner of Front…

    • Waterview Grande, part of developer Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village development, at Brown Street and Delaware Avenue.
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Treecycle don't trash your holiday greens.
Eyes on the Street

Christmas tree(cycling) starts this week

Wondering what to do with your undecorated, crispy Christmas greens? Rather than leaving your Christmas tree out with the trash to be landfilled, you can give the greens new life by…

    • The front of 1802 Frankford Ave. on Dec. 16

Updated: Could this Fishtown business be an internet casino cafe?

It is still uncertain what is opening - or perhaps what was to have opened - at the Frankford Avenue storefront where recently installed window decals proclaim it the Jackpot Internet…

    • Funnel Vision | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

September 30-October 2: Carmen outside | PAFA party | RIP run | RiverCity Fest | The Great Tour

Funnel Vision | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr groupCarmen Simulcast Friday, September 30, 8pm. Independence Mall. The Philadelphia Opera Company’s production of Bizet’s opera Carmen, opens Friday…

    • The L&I order. Photo courtesy of Matt Karp

A stop work order has been posted at the Cash for Gold jewelry story across from SugarHouse

A new display has been added to the window of the jewelry store with the neon “cash for gold” signs across from SugarHouse Casino: A candy-striped stop work order from L&I.…

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