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September 20: Greenway dreams come to life on Spring Garden

Like Brigadoon, a fleeting vision of the Spring Garden Street Greenway will appear along one block of Spring Garden for one day only. And while the pop-up greenway will last for…

    •  Larry Magid at Electric Company book signing / courtesy TemplePress

Local concert legend Larry Magid would oversee entertainment at proposed Provence casino

If Tower Entertainment gets Philadelphia's remaining casino license, the proposed Provence casino's entertainment offerings would be managed by Philadelphia music mogul Larry Magid. “He's going to oversee the nightlife productions of…

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Casino applicants face questions on suitability this week

The five applicants for Philadelphia's remaining casino license each face hours of questions from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board members and staff during this week's suitability hearings. The hearings are set…

    • Reading Terminal and beyond. March 31, 1927 | (Image #7283) Aero Service Corp, courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in advance of the Rally for the Rail Park on Saturday.…

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Church demolition resumes at 11th and Mt. Vernon

For more than half a year the Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church, a robust stone edifice at 11th and Mt. Vernon streets, sat half wrecked waiting for zoning approvals…

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West Poplar locksmith's faded sign gets repainted

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are sharing dispatches from East and West Poplar. They recently paid a visit to…

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Poplar Library Branch Embraces Technology and Social Media

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly this summer, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are bringing us dispatches from East and West Poplar. This week they…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Central, University/Southwest district plans adopted

Philadelphia now has long-range plans for future development within the Central and University/Southwest districts. The city planning commission adopted both comprehensive plans at its Tuesday (June 11) meeting. From now on,…

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Updated: Developer plans 40-unit apartment complex for century-old body shop in West Poplar

Update: The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted zoning variances on Wednesday to Advanced Real Estate Concepts LP, a developer planning a 40-unit residential complex for a century-old building at 13th and…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Draft plan for Central District released

The draft comprehensive plan for Philadelphia's Central District calls for revitalizing civic spaces in Center City, encouraging more development along Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street in West Callowhill, and making…

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Half-demolished church at 11th and Mt. Vernon awaiting zoning approvals

Nobody in Philadelphia is ever going to build anything like the old stone Church of the Nativity at 11th and Mt. Vernon streets again. It’s a combination of design and materials…

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Historical Commission says demo permit for Church of the Assumption is valid

The Historical Commission announced Friday morning that its members unanimously affirmed the validity of a permit to demolish the historic Church of the Assumption issued to the building’s owner last fall.…

    • Boathouse View, FDR Park | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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November 2-4: Mutt Strut, Dia de los Muertos, Literature & the City

6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut Saturday, November 3, check in at 9am, walk at 11am. FDR Park. Help the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society save lives by participating in the 6th…

    • Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhilly
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Stadium district casino | Inga on The Provence | 40th and Pine appeal grinds on | Germantown's horticultural heritage | Viaduct as great connector

Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhillyHappy Friday, Streeters. Here's this morning's Buzz: The owners of Parx (Greenwood Gaming) and co-owners of Xfinity Live! (Cordish) want to put a…

    • Church of the Nativity demolition, October 2012
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Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church Demo Underway [slideshow]

And while we're on the subject of church demolition, here's the view from the corner of 11th and Mt. Vernon streets on Wednesday, where the sanctuary of the Ruffin Nichols Memorial…

    • Easwick residents at City Council hearing on flooding in their neighborhood. | PlanPhilly
    • Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Blumenfeld acquires Divine Lorraine | Council shrinking stream buffers | Great Chestnut Hill | Construction violations | Vote without ID

Developer Eric Blumenfeld now owns the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Will Philly's most iconic symbol of blight finally see new life? | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning,…

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Blumenfeld snags Divine Lorraine at sheriff sale

Eric Blumenfeld did it. Today Blumenfeld acquired the Divine Lorraine (again) for just over $8 million. This year, we've followed along as the city promised action on the Divine…

    • Divine Sunset | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Divine Lorraine could become Blumenfeld's (again)

Divine Sunset | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Hidden City Daily reports that "developer Eric Blumenfeld appears to be close to acquiring the note on the Divine…

    • Architectural detail at Rodeph Shalom on North Broad Street.
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