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    • Philly Skyscrapers

Changing of the guard at PlanPhilly

PlanPhilly’s founding editor Matt Golas resigned from his post this week and has been replaced by Eyes on the Street Editor Ashley Hahn on an interim basis. Here’s what NewsWorks shared…

    • A vacant lot in North Philadelphia.

Two largest land banks in Pennsylvania have been slow getting off the ground

There are some neighborhoods in Pennsylvania cities where half of the properties are blighted or tax-delinquent or both. Between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, there are about 60,000 such properties. But getting them…

    • Radar Speed Sign

Streetsplainer: Do radar speed signs ever really slow drivers down?

You’ve seen them on trailers next to construction zones on the highway, permanently affixed to traffic poles near schools, and perhaps on the street next to the office. Radar speed…

    • Philly Pope Map

One Pope map to rule them all

Friend of the site Lauren Ancona, a data scientist at the city's Office of Innovation and Technology, had been waiting for someone else to come out with a Papal visit webmap…

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September 10: Flat Papal AirBnB demand | Carl the Builder | Against entertainment districts

House transportation chair Bill Shuster thinks we're getting another short-term transportation funding extension, instead of a new bill. Ashley Hahn makes the case for more urgency on restriping Washington Avenue,…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
Eyes on the Street

Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with commerce into an an even more mixed-use place. Questions of…

    • The view from Bok

September 9: Neighbors want quicker Washington Ave striping | Comparing PA's big city land banks | Ride-hailing and public transit

Anna Orso talked to some South Philly neighbors who were surprised to learn there's some Internet controversy over the temporary bar on the roof of Bok Technical High School. Alison Burdo…

    • Indego bike station usage patterns

Here are the daily usage patterns for every Indego bike share station

Since Indego first rolled out last spring, we've been intensely interested in the questions around how Philadelphians are using the new bike share service: how fast it's growing compared to our…

    • Paula Peebles and Deacon Matthew Smith, National Action Network

Civil rights group asks Council to delay zoning change for South Philly casino

A civil rights group says allegations of racial discrimination against a casino development company need a closer look. The Philadelphia chapter of the National Action Network wants City Council to hold…

    • One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 locomotives, Photo courtesy of Amtrak

Amtrak, PennDOT to add a train and speed up another on Keystone service

PennDOT and Amtrak announced schedule changes to the Keystone service line that runs between Harrisburg and New York City with a major stop in Philadelphia. Amtrak will add a new eastbound…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos

September 8: 22,888 hit-and-runs since 2014 | SEPTA doubling number of stations open for Pope

There were 22,888 hit-and-runs in Philadelphia since January 2014, according to an NBC investigation by Mitch Blacher. This has police and some City Council members looking at heightened enforcement and…

    • Flat Screen Display at 22nd Street Station/Photo courtesy of Amara Rockar

SEPTA piloting flat screen station displays for papal visit

The sight of new, dynamic information displays at a few SEPTA stations has some riders singing "Hallelujah," while a few others cast disparging glances for their fellow passenger's worship…

    • Route 15

More Saturday and evening service coming to West Philly trolleys

SEPTA's fall transit schedule will go into effect next week, which is good news for trolley fans. Starting Monday, Sept. 7th, SEPTA's Route 15, 101 and 102 trolleys will resume service,…

    • Fairhill Colors

Single-use residential properties make up 79% of Philly properties, and other things we learned from the new OPA data

The Office of Innovation and Technology has been upping the city's data visualization game for a while now, and the latest release of Office of Property Assessment data is everything a…

    • 2010 Wharton | OCF Realty

Councilman listed as plaintiff on appeal of Point Breeze project, swears it's a mistake

A handful of Point Breeze community groups have filed a notice of appeal of a zoning board decision allowing Ori Feibush to build a 22-unit housing project at 20th and Wharton…

    • Rittenhouse
    • Traffic on the Parkway

Recent studies: Americans are definitely, maybe (not) driving less

The latest report out of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute shows that the U.S. hit peak car, or the apotheosis of American automobile dependency, a decade ago. This report…

    • Lululemon

September 3: Philly's housing boom in context | Abated properties and land taxes | Giant state liquor store

Philly is near the top of the lists for volume of multi-family and single family home construction. I know y'all are glued to HBO's "Show Me a Hero" miniseries about housing…

    • Outdoor seating

Report: Huge growth for Center City outdoor seating

Every spring when the weather starts to warm up, it always seems like there are more restaurants with outdoor seating than the year before, and a new report confirms that's no…

    • 1300 Fairmount | Cope Linder Architects

Zoning board to consider project at 1300 Fairmount

Earlier this year, City Council passed an ordinance changing the zoning for a large vacant property at 1300 Fairmount Ave., behind the Divine Lorraine Hotel, which is being resurrected on North…

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