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    • Mayor Nutter announces Century 21 department store will open at former Strawbridges

Century 21 department store to open at former Strawbridge's

Attention, Philadelphia shoppers! New York City-based Century 21 department store is coming to the former Strawbridges building this fall. This, said Mayor Michael Nutter, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger…

    • B-Cycle bike from Boulder's bike share system
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How a B-Cycle Bike Share station works [video]

The city officially announced that Bicycle Transit Systems will operate the city’s fledgling bike share system and B-cycle, a Wisconsin based bike share company, will provide bicycles, rental kiosks and…

    • The new skatepark is tucked under the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge

Grays Ferry Crescent Skate Park grows roots with help from FedEx, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation

Friday, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) will lead a volunteer day featuring FedEx team members working to complete landscaping around the Grays Ferry Crescent Skate Park in preparation for the…

    • Venice Island: 156 luxury apartments coming. Bass Slabbers for Newsworks

Manayunk's Venice Island in final months of redevelopment

The relentless winter that slowed Mother Nature's clock this spring also delayed manmade projects. Venice Island — the $46 million complex designed for stormwater management, recreational activities, and performing arts in…

    • Cycling, Photo by Melon Images
    • Expect to see more SEPTA buses and trains wrapped in ads.

Sharing the road: SEPTA, City discuss bus-bike tensions

The conflicts between bicyclists and drivers are long standing and perhaps a bit tired, especially as more pedallers take to the streets. But there is another area of tension that gets…

    • janeswalkcard
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Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a series of free volunteer-led walks to help us explore our…

    • Construction permits by neighborhood

Gentrification's 'winds of change' the focus of weekend forum in Germantown

For some Philadelphians, gentrification is a dirty word or — at the very least — an eyebrow raiser. As they watch their namesake neighborhood creep towards becoming a "choice" spot for newcomers, the…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly

What is the future for Philly’s closed school buildings? An invitation to have input in the process

The Philadelphia School District will continue to repurpose closed buildings for new uses to prevent vacant, outdated buildings from blighting neighborhoods and has plans to place approximately 20 properties up for…

    • Shakespeare Memorial, sculpted by Alexander Stirling Calder
    • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School / Design Center
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Design Center in the works for former Catholic School

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…

    • Race Street Pier Credit: Matt Stanley

DRWC announces summer season on the Central Delaware Waterfront

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…

    • Route 52, Photo by Ashley Hahn

SEPTA receives record number of recommendations, redefines on-time performance

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…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park map

Spruce Street Harbor Park debuts this summer on the Delaware

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…

    • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Buidling, 2014
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April 22: Litter and waste | Maya van Rossum | $55 million in bonds toward police hq | Preemptive spot zoning around The Provence

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…

    • Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival
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City Science: Philadelphia Science Festival picks

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…

    • Fitler in bloom
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April 21-25: Environmental Thinking from Roots to Revolution | Urban sustainability | Land Bank Teach-In | The Woodlands tour | On greenwashing | Gentrification debate

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…

    • Pink on pink | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Rev. Jason Ferris and the Old Pine Street Church signboard
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Old Pine's curbside wisdom

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…

    • Sister Cities Park, Photo by Bob Bruhin
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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

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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