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    • Tool Library Executive Director Peter Foreman-Murray

Borrow a tool - and learn which one you need - at West Philly Tool Library

The eight-year-old institution is raising funds to buy more tools and host workshops. A researcher says it's helping tool libraries spring up elswhere. New West Philadelphia homeowner Ramon Rincon had no…

    • Hamilton's estate was the first example of Federal architecture in the country
Eyes on the Street

Have a say in The Woodlands' future

How do you balance the sensitivity required to operate an active cemetery, with the need to preserve and share the rich history of what was once a 600-acre West Philadelphia estate,…

    • Mixplace Studio students spoke at the historic spot Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Freedom Now Rally
Eyes on the Street

Trolley tour takes memory lane trip on Lincoln Highway

Philadelphia is home to a lot of the country’s first, but it is not often lauded as home to the first transcontinental highway, which thanks to Lincoln Highway, it is. This…

    • The current southeast entrance to 40th Street Station

State funding makes 40th Street Station elevators possible

Thanks to Act 89, the state transportation funding package passed in November, SEPTA’s 40th Street Station is slated to gain elevator access and ADA accessibility - something the community has been…

    • 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…

    • Septa platform view / credit Raman Gardner

Time to conduct change at rail yard

Reprinted from Philadelphia Daily News THERE ARE 96 acres of prime real estate hiding in plain sight in the middle of our resurgent city. We scuttle past them every day by…

    • A parklet outside of the Green Line Cafe.
Eyes on the Street

Baltimore Avenue Business Association launches its first website

The Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA) launched its first website this month. The site is intended to enhance BABA's digital presence and make the organization more visible.  According to West Philly…

    • From Spruce Street, the school appears far off in the distance
Eyes on the Street

Greening initiative at Lea School gets boost from Water Department, PECO

This summer the Philadelphia Water Department and PECO committed significant green (read: financial support) to the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools' (WPCNS) efforts to green the schoolyard at Henry…

    • SEPTA trolley map

SEPTA to close trolley tunnel for more than a week

For 10 days this August, SEPTA will close the tunnel that carries trolley routes 11, 13, 34 and 36 beneath Center City. Those trolleys will begin and end at 40th and…

    • Heart & Soul: University City's Public Piano Project returns to Clark Park
Eyes on the Street

University City's public pianos return, this time to Clark Park

Heart & Soul, University City District's (UCD) public piano series has returned - bringing a little extra soul to the heart of University City. Now through June 16, UCD invites the…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
Eyes on the Street

1940s Paul Cret pachyderm house now home to children's zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new, old attraction. In one of the zoo’s largest undertakings to date, the 1940s era Paul Cret pachyderm house, which used to house elephants, hippos and…

    • pcpc millbourne

New - and reused - recommendations for West Market Street

A new Philadelphia City Planning Commission report finds that mixed-use development centered around transit stops, replacing large surface parking lots with more active uses and the relocation of some city services…

    • West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

West Philadelphia: Stormwater plan provides opportunities

By Ben GriffithsFor PlanPhilly  This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. The Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City Clean Waters program is simply…

    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012

Last Days of 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Across South 40th Street from The Fresh Grocer, tucked behind McDonald’s and The Radian, is Samuel Sloan’s little 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. But not for long. On a walk through…

    • The Philadelphia History Museum fully, finally reopened this past weekend.
    • The city expects the 40th Street bridge to reopen this November

40th Street Bridge to open in November, 41st span work to follow

Five years after it was closed to vehicle traffic, the 40th Street bridge between East Parkside and Mantua is set to reopen this fall. Construction crews are working to have the…

    • Della Clark, president of The Enterprise Center, laid the groundwork for the Center for Culinary Enterprises to be built.

West Philadelphia: Center for Culinary Enterprises set to open

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Ben Griffiths Taria Dean, owner of T’s Tasty Tater Salad, Inc., was present for the…

    • Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan released

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhillyLower Lancaster Avenue neighbors have been collaborating on “Make Your Mark,” a collaborative community-driven planning process since 2011. People’s Emergency Center recently released the draft revitalization…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

    • Ashley Hahn's hotrod Schwinn Collegiate.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about, Part 1

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We’ll…

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