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    • AAA elevations left and right

AAA says its plan for S. Columbus fits with the city's riverfront vision; critics say no such car-centered business could

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the auto service/travel agency/retail store it plans for 1601 S. Columbus Boulevard would fit within the city's plans for a pedestrian- and bike-friendly Central Delaware waterfront -- especially…

    • Penns Landing master plan rendering

"Conceptual framework" for new Penn's Landing nearing completion

The latest concepts for Penn's Landing would replace what's now largely a sea of asphalt parking lots with green space framed by new residences and commercial activity, said members of the…

    • Night Market is back for the season, starting out in Northern Liberties Thursday night.
Eyes on the Street

Night Market returns, hungry for more neighborhood delights

We’re officially entering fair-weather street festival season and last week The Food Trust announced its four Night Market locations for the year.  This year Night Market will bring its caravan of…

    • B-IV: On the Floor
Eyes on the Street

April 15: Saffron scores Pulitzer | Newspaper auction hearing | SEPTA subway overnight service | PATCO copper theft | CHOP project necessitates bike lane shifts | Peale lessons | Flyers #clutchtime

Good morning, Streeters. It’s Tax Day. May the post office lines be swift and pain be brief. Despite the beautiful springtime blooms, winter weather will make a comeback this evening:…

    • Part of the proposed Wynn site

Waterfront advocates taking aim at zoning changes that linger without the development that inspired them

If a development isn't built, any zoning changes that were granted for it should expire, say members of an advocacy group that defends the city's goals for the Central Delaware Waterfront.…

    • Red Doors | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Pool
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Spring restoration workshops for homeowners

Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this…

    • Buildings in Germany Hill
Eyes on the Street

April 14-18: Rain Barrel workshop | City Planning Commission meeting | Lower Northwest District Plan kickoff | Roland Snooks | Grid at Farm Fest

In addition to the Philadelphia Book Festival and Eastern State Penitentiary’s Pop-Up Museum, this week to opportunities to learn about urban sustainability, attend planning meetings, and discuss behavioral approaches to…

    • Local IBEW 98 pickets near the Trolley Car Diner. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Opinion: Congresswoman Schwartz, here's a leadership opportunity for you

To Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz: Why is IBEW Local 98 picketing Northwest Philadelphia developer Ken Weinstein’s Trolley Car Diner? Because a union contractor was not able to bid competitively on Weinstein’s…

    • Samuel Machinery Company, North 3rd Street
    • The current bike lane shifts near the Schuylkill Ave end of the bridge

CHOP plans could impact South Street Bridge bike lanes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to develop a research and office campus at 700 Schuylkill Ave. could have a big impact on the South Street Bridge bike lanes. CHOP’s plans…

    • Stained glass detail, Family Court
Eyes on the Street

Inside the historic Family Court

Until the Family Court's functions move to a new court building at 15th and Arch, the historic Family Court buidling is not a place the public can explore given the sensitive…

    • Levering Street, Manayunk, Photo by Gary Reed
Eyes on the Street

April 11-13: N3RD Street naming | Manayunk StrEAT Food | Women's mountain biking workshop | Farm & Food Fest | Sakura Sunday | Healthy Trails 5K | Roadside Attractions

KICK OFF: N3RD Street Naming Ceremony & BBQ Friday, April 11. 2pm - 6pm. Liberty Lands Park, 900 Block N 3rd Street. Join the City and a bunch of "N3RDs" for…

    • Delaware River Pier
    • Proposed AAA auto entity

AAA to pitch riverfront repair and service center to planning commission Tuesday

Pennsport and Central Delaware advocates will argue that such an auto-centric use is clearly counter to the city's long-term waterfront goals. It wouldn't be allowed under current zoning, but AAA…

    • North Broad Street's Uptown Theater | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Sound and the City: Nick Spitzer on Philadelphia

Consider the musical soundscape of Philadelphia. From City Hall’s clock tower to a drumline on impromptu parade. What a city sounds like is an important reflection of who we are as…

    • DVNLRN, Photo by Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

April 10: Streets detoured after fire | Reviving Delaware River development plans | "The Ben" restoration | Divine Lorraine as art mecca | Mantua artist opens doors to save studio

Good morning, Eyes on the Street.  The intersection of 3rd and Market streets can't catch a break. Yesterday, a two-alarm fire broke out at Suit Corner, the shops at…

    • 40th and Pine, November 2013

Judge affirms permit to demolish historic 40th and Pine mansion

A judge has ruled that the historic mansion at 40th and Pine streets may be demolished, affirming an earlier split decision from the Board of Licenses and Inspections Review. The ruling…

    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

New Comcast tower cleared for takeoff

Comcast executives were in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday seeking approval for a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable that would make the country’s biggest cable provider even bigger. Meanwhile, representatives of…

    • Echelman's fountain at night. The mist, color coordinated with the transit lines, shows subway and trolley movement below. Photo courtesy of Center City District Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow and through which Philadelphia is mobilized by transit connections -…

    • Facades on Ridge Ave. in East Falls (Bas Slabbers for Newsworks)

Reimagining the East Falls business corridor

The beer distributor needs a more-masculine color scheme and strong, steely signage. The eye doctor's office looks a little tired and could be more transparent. The pizza shop would benefit from…

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