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    • Wellens Hosiery
Eyes on the Street

Torresdale Avenue storefront improvements take off this fall

Along Tacony’s stretch of Torresdale Avenue layers of vinyl siding and stucco are being peeled back in favor of restored woodwork and brick. Fresh coats of paint, new shop signs, better…

    • Tacony Creek Trail
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

    • A familiar scene, litter and trash get caught along the shore of TTF-Watershed creeks, Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Day
Eyes on the Street

Trash task force fights Tacony Creek litter

In streams across the country, environmental stewards have made significant improvements in reducing waste water and chemical and industrial pollution, but when it comes to personal pollution – food wrappers, bottles,…

Eyes on the Street

Flavorhoods: Tacony Hoagie Trail

Philadelphia is a city of flavorhoods, packed with distinctive tastes, treats, and personality all their own. We’re setting out to explore some of the city's unique food assets – from specialty…

    • DeNofa's Italian Deli and Catering could get a facelift next year.
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher
Eyes on the Street

Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher Seven years ago, Phoenix Community Park rose from…

    • Fishing from the pier in Lardner's Point Park.
Eyes on the Street

Lovely Lardner's Point Park [slideshow]

Lardner’s Point Park, a new public space along the Delaware River just below the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, opened in May bringing a softer green edge to the waterfront. The park, advanced…

    • Can vacant property reform include opportunities to create housing that is accessible for all? | credit: Casey Lessard via Flickr, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Situation Vacant: Building accessible, visitable housing options

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 the…

    • Torresdale Avenue businesses in Tacony are eligible for facade improvement grants.
Eyes on the Street

Facade improvements for Torresdale Ave in Tacony

Tacony Community Develoment Corporation is working to spruce up Torresdale Avenue with a new Façade Improvement Grant Program that will help property owners freshen up their look. The facade improvement grants…

    • Foundation Details | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Liddonfield public housing before demolition. | via google street view
Eyes on the Street

Holy Family's proposal for Liddonfield site has broad community support

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has 20 proposals for the former Liddonfield public housing site in Upper Holmesburg. Although the site's future remains uncertain, as previously reported here, many community members…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Plans for Lardner's Point Park | Delaware River City Corporation
Eyes on the Street

Lardner's Point Park construction begins, Occupy offered limited permit, Duffy String Band preps, PECO substation reuse

The Delaware River City Corporation officially broke ground on Lardner’s Point Park this week, PlanPhilly reports. The new park will be built next to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, and riverside from the…

    • Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

PlanPhilly staff report  Groundbreaking took place Monday on a new, 4.5-acre park at Lardner's Point in Tacony that will replace the current “cracked pavement and weeds” with greenery, wetlands, benches, picnic tables,…

    • Alexander Wilson Elementary School's owl | PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

School closing announcements today, green-thumb lawyers, urban design jitters, and salty water

School closing and consolidation recommendations will be released today, reports The Public School Notebook, stay tuned to the Notebook and PlanPhilly for full coverage. Northeast Times Star profiles the…

    • The site of the proposed Tacony Academy campus, with boat launch in foreground

A science-based charter school plans to build near the Tacony waterfront

A science-based K-12 Charter School hopes to build a new campus near the Delaware River in Tacony.Tacony Academy Charter got one step closer to its planned 130,000-square foot school for…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…

    • Current condition of the Lardner's Point pier.

New park coming to Tacony riverfront will add green space and wetland, keep fishing pier

Picnickers and hikers may soon join the fisherfolk at Lardner's Point in Tacony.Sometime this summer or early fall, construction will begin on a new, 4.5-acre park that will replace the…

Check out the new DRCC website

Check out the Delaware River City Corp.'s new website. The DRCC was formed in 2004 and works to revitalize a sustainable riverfront corridor in Northeast Philadelphia by reconnecting the people,…

    • Livable Communities and Philadelphia

Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

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