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    • Fenced off East Park Canoe House
Eyes on the Street

East Park Canoe House to be restored for Temple rowing

The Schuylkill River's East Park Canoe House and Temple University’s rowing teams are getting new leases on life. The City announced yesterday that the historic East Park Canoe House will undergo…

    • The John Coltrane House, 1511 North 33rd Street | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
Eyes on the Street

YouthBuild students help restore John Coltrane House

On the 1500 block of North 33rd Street, across from the Reservoir Drive entrance to Fairmount Park, John Coltrane worked on one of his most important works "Giant Steps," in the…

    • Lower North investment

PCPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and Central Northeast sections of Philadelphia Tuesday. District-level plans apply the goals and concepts of the city-wide comprehensive…

    • Vacant land strategies

Lower North Plan gets warmer reception at final public meeting

There weren't  big changes in the latest version of the Lower North District plan presented last week at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center. But reaction to the plan was more positive…

    • Rowers on the river, Canoe House fenced off
Eyes on the Street

Future for East Park Canoe House uncertain after Temple cut crew

An unexpected casualty in the fallout from Temple University’s decision to cut seven athletic teams, including men's and women's crew, is the historic East Park Canoe House. Temple was considering…

    • Decorating Laurel Hill

Get "charmed" by Fairmount Park gems

Each year, groups of hardy volunteers make sure the Charms of Fairmount Park are decked out in seasonal swag for two festive weeks. Decorated by various interior designers and garden clubs…

    • Lower North Land Use

Lower North District draft plan to be revealed

The final large, public meeting on the the Lower North District Plan – which will serve as the city's guide to future development in North Philadelphia, North Central, Norris Square, Olde…

    • Planner Laura Spina leads one of the small discussion groups

Lower North District Plan progresses, support for community pledged

Residents of Lower North Philadelphia have already told city planners the Lower North District-level Comprehensive Plan should support current homeowners. “We've heard what you said,” city planner and Lower North project…

    • Free clothing and sneakers

A view of Lower North planning from a Stanley Street stoop

From the front stoop of the Strawberry Mansion home her mother bought in 1958, North Philadelphia community activist Judith Robinson can see the vacant ground where her neighbors' houses used to…

    • lower north ridge ave focus

Preliminary Lower North recommendations include price incentives for vacant land, focus on commercial corridors

From the outset, city planners crafting the Lower North District Plan have said its neighborhoods present challenges far greater than those earlier district plans tackled, related mostly to a sharp population…

    • A SEPTA employee stood in a gateway into the bus loop

Ahead of schedule with funding to spare, SEPTA unveils renovated bus loop

Amidst its ongoing funding crisis, SEPTA managed to complete the 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop renovation several months ahead of schedule and with enough funding left over from the competitive grant…

    • Lower North Crowd

Lower North residents want safety, code enforcement and more community-oriented business

The beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, porch and lawn big enough for plenty of flowers made Robin Aluko fall in love with the Strawberry Mansion home she bought in 2008. Near her…

    • Lower North vacancy

More vacant property than can be filled in Lower North Philadelphia

The in-the-works comprehensive district plan will likely call for some formerly residential or commercial areas to be cleared and turned over to other uses, such as farming. City planners have begun…

    • php3mib7u

Housing Authority will auction 200 vacant homes

The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced Tuesday that it would auction off around 200 vacant and blighted scattered sites, in partnership with Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company. The auction will…

    • The proposed location for the East Park  Leadership and Conservation Center—the  west basin of the East Park Reservoir and  surrounding grounds next to the Strawberry  Mansion neighborhood

Planning Commission approves property lease for East Park conservation center

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recommended a bill Tuesday that would authorize the city to lease a 50-acre property surrounding the East Park West Basin in Strawberry Mansion to the Philadelphia…

    • Northeast Corridor
Eyes on the Street

Rough but far from ruined: Seeing Philly's past anew along the Northeast Corridor

As PHS seeks to spur new investments in the areas lining North Philadelphia's stretch of the Northeast Corridor, Community Contributor Brett Sturm invites us to look closer at this landscape's fascinating…

    • The Federal-style house can be seen from the top of Kelly Drive.

Look Up! The vantages of Lemon Hill

Restoration of Lemon Hill has opened up great views of the 1799 house from Kelly Drive and wonderful vistas of the city from atop the historic property.   “Look Up!” is…

    • View from Laurel Hill
Eyes on the Street

Love Note #165: Theresa McCaul-Miller's love poem to Laurel Hill Cemetery

Here's another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration -  sweet peace found at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Love Note #165: Theresa McCaul-Miller's love poem to Laurel Hill Cemetery Favorite Spot:…

    • running in east park
Eyes on the Street

Love Note: Eric Dolaway fell for the Boxers' Trail in Fairmount Park

Today Eyes on the Street brings another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration with a tale of discovery, exploration, and appreciation of nature along East Fairmount Park's Boxers' Trail. Eric…

    • east park reservoir

Parks and Recreation Commission hears testimony on reservoir project

As it did during its previous meeting, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission devoted the bulk of this Wednesday's meeting to a project that triggers a review to make sure it…

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