Articles http://planphilly.com/articles Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:38:20 -0400 en <![CDATA[April 23: Bard birthday | DRPA power plays | SEPTA repairs ahead | Dragon boat docks | Doris Stahl, urban garden stalwart]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=12023 Good morning, Streeters.

Today we celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the Free Library has a day full of Bard-inspired events planned as part of their Year of the Bard.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:38:20 -0400
<![CDATA[Design Center in the works for former Catholic School]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=12014 As schools close and parishes wither there are few bright spots when it comes to many Catholic campuses across the city, but thanks to some creative partnerships, new uses are finding…

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:10:00 -0400
<![CDATA[DRWC announces summer season on the Central Delaware Waterfront]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=12017 The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) announced the full 2014 season of events along the Central Delaware Waterfront. The summer season includes dozens of FREE events ranging from a weekly movie…

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:25:00 -0400
<![CDATA[SEPTA receives record number of recommendations, redefines on-time performance]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=12016 As part of its annual service plan evaluation, SEPTA received more service change suggestions from the riding public than ever before, and SEPTA staff have a recommendation of their own…

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:12:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Spruce Street Harbor Park debuts this summer on the Delaware]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=12015
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has announced the creation of the Spruce Street Harbor Park at the Penn’s Landing Marina.
 
This two-month summer program throughout July and August will bring…
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:05:14 -0400
<![CDATA[April 22: Litter and waste | Maya van Rossum | $55 million in bonds toward police hq | Preemptive spot zoning around The Provence]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=12013 Happy Earth Day, Streeters.

Daily News columnist Helen Ubiñas set out across North Philly to explore mountains of tires dumped on empty lots and considers the scale of Philly’s struggles with…

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:20:00 -0400
<![CDATA[City Science: Philadelphia Science Festival picks]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11998 Break out the binoculars, field notebooks, and explorer’s vests. There are opportunities to learn about science citywide during the Philadelphia Science Festival, starting Friday, April 25. Here are seven picks…

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:10:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 21-25: Environmental Thinking from Roots to Revolution | Urban sustainability | Land Bank Teach-In | The Woodlands tour | On greenwashing | Gentrification debate]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11997 Here's what's on tap this week: 

EXPLORE: Ruth Patrick Symposium Environmental Thinking from Roots to Revolution

Tuesday, April 22, 8am-12:30pm. Academy of Natural Sciences The symposium will explore how Dr. Ruth…

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 21: One Riverside update | BRT's costly plod | Mt Sinai townhouses approved | Vietnam War Memorial rehab | Venture Acceleration Center]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11996 Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Today is the last day to register to vote before the primary election on May 20. Here's how to register.

One Riverside’s new design…

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:30:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Old Pine's curbside wisdom]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11995 It’s a holy week for Christians and Jews, and Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church is broadcasting a message from its signboard on the 400 block of Pine Street. It’s not scripture…

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:05:56 -0400
<![CDATA[April 18 - 20: Farm Fest at The Oval | Maker happy hour | Clark Park cleanup | Center City Jazz Festival | 5K for Clean Air | Sister Cities plant and produce pop-up]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11994 Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!  

CELEBRATE: Farm Fest at The Oval

Friday, April 18, 11am - 9pm & Saturday, April 19, 12pm - 6pm. Eakins Oval, 24th Street and…

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 18: Family Court's moving costs | Neighborhoods consider improvement districts | Philly homes portrait collection | Lincoln Drive gateway project | Manufacturing upswing | Kelly Drive detour]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11993 The chief judge of the Philadelphia Family Court is asking for a budget increase to cover expenses that arise when owning, rather than renting, a building. The Family Court is expected…

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:03:36 -0400
<![CDATA[Mayfair and Washington Square West flirt with improvement districts]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11991 The last two attempts to create Neighborhood Improvement Districts in Philadelphia have crashed and burned, so two groups exploring the possibility of creating new improvement districts are moving slowly.

“We don’t…

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:08:00 -0400
<![CDATA[40th Street Trolley Portal upgrade update]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11987

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel.…

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:15:00 -0400
<![CDATA[May 2-4: Stroll with us for Jane's Walk 2014]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11981 What secrets does Chinatown hold? Ever stumble onto the tiniest sweet street and wonder how come you’d never seen it before? Curious about the big dreams for a better Penn’s Landing…

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:57:24 -0400
<![CDATA[April 17: One Parkway closed through weekend | PennDOT solicits feedback | Parklets return | Kensington co-op signs lease | A peek inside Parkside]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11978 Good morning and happy Thursday, Streeters!

A broken hot water heater flooded the elevators at the City's One Parkway building at 1515 Arch Street yesterday. Newsworks tells us the building, which…

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:06:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Federal Reserve 2014 Reinventing Older Communities Conference]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11980

From start to finish, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

The Philadelphia Fed’s Reinventing Older Communities conference, Bridging Growth & Opportunity, will be held Monday, May 12,…

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:59:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Take the Parks Alliance program survey]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11979 The Parks Alliance is excited to announce that, with support from the William Penn Foundation, we are researching park and public open space programming in Philadelphia and programming best practices from…

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:37:06 -0400
<![CDATA[Using art, creativity - and free food and music - to make Frankford a destination]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11976

A vacant Frankford storefront will this weekend become a pop-up gallery.

Its first exhibit - art created from trash and other discarded items - is metaphoric for the ongoing adaptive reuse…

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:30:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Greenway in the works for Mantua's northern border]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11968

In West Philadelphia a group of Mantua residents and supportive partners want to fill a gap in Philadelphia’s flourishing bike trail network. At the same time they’re hoping to beautify the…

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:20:00 -0400