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    • Wissahickon East Project
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Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm land that, after years of neighbor-developer conflict, the city has…

    • The Kelly Leak Gang, Photo by Convicted Melon
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December 11: NBC10 awards nonprofits $100,000 | Bike crash map | PATCO escalator update | Market-Frankford Line fire | Two held until building collapse hearing

Happy Wednesday Streeters! We hope you made it to work safely in the ice and cold.  In partnership with The NBCUniversal Foundation, NBC10 Philadelphia awarded $100,000 to the Bicycle Coalition of…

    • 1601 Washington Ave. - Google

Planning Commission supports apartment complex at 16th and Washington

The days of heavy industry on Washington Avenue are mostly behind us, said dozens of business owners and residents who showed up at the Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon to support the…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013
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Advocates rally for Boyd Theatre reuse

As snow fell Tuesday, about 35 hardy souls rallied under the Boyd Theatre’s canopy to protest the historic theater’s possible demolition, dutifully holding signs and sporting “Save the Boyd” t-shirts over winter…

    • Bridgeport Viaduct, Photo courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA no longer on brink of shrinking, state funding a "game changer"

In September, SEPTA made a bleak prediction. If it did not receive additional funding, the transit system would shrink. In a service realignment plan, SEPTA forecasted, among other things, having…

    • Rowers on the river, Canoe House fenced off
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Future for East Park Canoe House uncertain after Temple cut crew

An unexpected casualty in the fallout from Temple University’s decision to cut seven athletic teams, including men's and women's crew, is the historic East Park Canoe House. Temple was considering…

    • Snow in Rittenhouse Square
Eyes on the Street

December 10: Snow day | St. Clare's update | Reviving 52nd Street | McGlinchey's history | Essene's next chapter | Farewell Roy

Yes, Streeters, it’s snowing again. Expect 3-7 inches of snow, the heaviest of which will fall between 8am and 10am. So give yourself some extra time to get around and be sure…

    • Shawmont Station | Jukie Bot, Flickr
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2013 Endangered Properties List

At a rally outside the Boyd Theatre on Tuesday morning the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will annouce its Eleventh Annual Endangered Properties List. The 2013 list is a diverse…

    • Pier 68

Studio Bryan Hanes to lead Pier 68 fishing focused team

Local landscape architecture and urban design firm Studio Bryan Hanes has been hired to lead the team creating a new fishing focused park at Pier 68, behind the Columbus Boulevard Walmart…

    • a bridge too far
Eyes on the Street

December 9-13: Tour Woodford and Strawberry Mansion | Lower North District Plan meeting | Tidal Delaware briefing | Before and Below I-95

This week take candlelight holiday tours, talk shop about the Lower North District Plan and Tidal Delaware, and check out unearthed pieces of waterfront history. TOUR: Woodford and Strawberry mansions by…

    • The Antiquarian's Delight
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December 9: $20M overhaul of Dow building | Commemorating Mother Bethel's burial ground | Synagogue conversion | Point Breeze real estate trends

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed Sunday’s winter wonderland and that Eagles snow bowl. There’s more sleet, freezing rain, slush and snow ahead so be careful out…

    • Shake Shack's new SHIFT_DESIGN-produced bike racks

Shake Shack becomes first business to pay for its bike corral

To the untrained eye, the new bike corral in front of Center City’s Shake Shack may be unrecognizable for what it really is - a former parking space converted into a…

    • Divided Planning Commission recommends zoning change for Norris Square

Councilman Henon to float new changes to zoning rules for RCOs

When City Council adopted a new zoning code two years ago, after more than four years of work, the new system of Registered Community Organizations—which formalized the practice of meetings between…

    • Will the
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$300,000 grant toward Schuylkill swing bridge reuse

The Schuylkill River Trail is a little bit closer to crossing the river at Grays Ferry thanks to a state grant announced Thursday. The Depatment of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded…

    • Lemon Hill, Fairmount Park
Eyes on the Street

December 6-8: Fairmount Park historic homes tours | Elfreth's Alley open house | Bartram's greens sale | Mill Creek Farm benefit | Penn Museum calligraphy workshop

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!   TOUR: Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8. Self-guided tours 10am - 4pm. Trolley tours 10:30am &…

    • Delaware and Fairmount - GoogleMaps

A car dealership at Delaware and Fairmount?

Councilman Mark Squilla must have set some sort of record when he introduced fifteen (15) bills during City Council’s penultimate meeting of the year Thursday morning. Most of them were single-block…

    • Wedge Medical Center

Zoning restrictions on medical offices are spreading

Sixteen members of City Council voted on Thursday to override a mayoral veto of a bill that will restrict the development of new medical offices in Northeast Philadelphia’s 6th and 10th…

    • Winter in Love Park, Photo by Bob Bruhin
    • Market8 rendering

Market8 team: We've got the best spot, and the best means to stimulate growth and help the community

Key players in the proposed Market8 casino say their site, the ability to stimulate growth along the lagging East Market Street corridor, and a commitment to the community make Market8 the…

    • Steve Wynn

Wynn seeking Philadelphia-based director of online gaming

Casino mogul Steve Wynn is  not finished with Philadelphia, afterall. He's looking to hire a director of online gaming products, to be based here. On-line gaming isn't legal anywhere in the…

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