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    • Autumn on Fleisher's west wall
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February 7-9: Asian Arts Initiative at 20 | John Mosley photos | Art in Action | Print Love-in

Here's what's on tap for an art-centric wintery weekend: CELEBRATE: Asian Arts Initiative 20th Anniversary Exhibit Friday, February 7, 6-8pm. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street.  Explore what it means…

    • Off the Beaten Path
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February 7: Washington Avenue West transition | Slender, sophistocated SLS tower | Rock salt woes | Wilson school reuse as retail/residential | Wharton dean to William Penn Foundation | Ice storm snaps

Happy Friday, Streeters! Major changes could be afoot for Washington Avenue West, transitioning from a manufacturing and building-trades supply zone into a more diverse mixed-use district. Keystone Edge takes a…

    • All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers & Sailors
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Black History Month events for the plannerly

All month long, Philly is buzzing with activities in celebration of Black History Month. We thought we’d highlight a few events that tie in to the built environment. Museum Without Walls:…

    • Washington Square snow fountain
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February 6: Sneckdown | Learning from Buck fire | Asian Philadelphians in need | Planning Camp recap | More Columbus Square development

Good morning, Streeters. We hope you aren’t among the 400,000 people still don’t have power from yesterday’s ice storm and that your commute is getting back to normal. All of this…

    • Today the Franklin Square Station entrance is sealed with concrete

Will Franklin Square Station ever reopen?

Last year Franklin Square Park attracted 900,000 visitors. The holiday light show and family-friendly New Year's Eve spectacle, alone, drew roughly 5,000 people. As the park’s attendance continues to grow, one…

    • Love Letter
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February 5: Franklin Institute's digital sign appealed | 8 steps improve Philly schools | Green and Jimenez to School Reform Commission | JetBlue at PHL | Philly landscape stories | ZooBalloon dies

Happy Wednesday Streeters. It's a nasty morning so give yourself lots of extra time to get around. The ice has left thousands without power and check SEPTA System Status for delays…

    • Alexander Wilson Elementary in University City could close. | PlanPhilly
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Community meetings about sale of vacant public schools [updated]

[UPDATED 2/12/14: The meeting about University City/Drew/Walnut Center scheduled for February 5, rescheduled for February 12 has again been rescheduled. It is now planned for February 26.] The School…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

City solidifies plans for bike corrals, parklets and pedestrian plazas

With all of the slush, snow and polar weather, the last thing on most people’s minds right now is spending more time outside, strolling through greened pedestrian plazas, lingering at one…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.
    • Delaware River, Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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February 4: No criminal charges in fatal factory fire | Shirt Corner demolitions | Roosevelt Blvd water main break | Philadelphia's consolidation | Keeping Walk A Crooked Mile open

Good morning Streeters. Look out for ice this morning and brace yourselves for more winter storms this week. There are two more heading our way. After a nearly two-year grand jury…

    • Pier 68 postcard

Public meeting with Pier 68 designers set; DRWC 5-year report released

Got an idea for the future of Pier 68? Everyone's invited to talk with the design team that will create a wetlands park from the former industrial pier at a Feb.…

    • Clean Currents Home
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Renewable energy provider Clean Currents abruptly folds

All of January’s cold weather led to record-breaking electricity demand and had an unexpected casualty: Clean Currents, one of the region’s third-party renewable energy providers, announced last Friday that it would…

    • septaspur
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February 3-7: Civic Design Review | CHOP presents Schuylkill project | Rail Park and tax abatement at DAG | Gentrification real talk | Samuel Fraunces story

EXAMINE: Civic Design Review Tuesday, February 4, 1pm. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. Two projects are on this month’s agenda: CHOP’s South Philadelphia Family Care Center at South Broad and…

    • Don't Stop, Just Do It
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February 3: Philly wants Super Bowl | Homestead Exemption abuse | Pleasant Hill Park playground arson | Gallery changes afoot | Uhuru moves to N. Broad

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Punxsutawney Phil says more winter, and here we are: Philadelphia schools are closed today as wet, heavy snow moves in. Take your time getting…

    • Girard Medical Center

Some on Council look to manage methadone clinics, not ban them

Next week, a City Council committee will consider a bill sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla which would change the zoning code to prohibit new medical and dental offices from being built…

    • Crystals | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
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Deep Freeze: January in the Flickr Pool

January’s wintery blasts, bombogenesis, and polar vortices have been brutal, but the weather has been a boon for beautiful and moody photography. Our talented Flickr contributors captured these crystalline views of the…

    • The Divine Loraine, Photo by Theresa Stigale
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January 31-February 2: PlanningCamp | African American Children's Book Fair | Wagner Winter Wonderland | Shop on the Square | GLAM Hack | Charles Dickens' 202nd birthday

Hey Streeters, here's what's happening this winter weekend.  CONVENE: PlanningCamp Saturday, February 1, 9am-5pm. Impact HUB, 1227 North 4th Street. Planning Camp is an “unconference” where participants will talk about the…

    • SEPTA has narrowed its options to these route alternatives, Map courtesy of SEPTA

SEPTA considers at-grade, elevated King of Prussia rail

Correction: While SEPTA is considering three main "trunk" routes to the King of Prussia Mall, when the various branch alignments are accounted for, SEPTA is still considering a total of 12…

    • Italian Market barrel fire, Photo by Theresa Stigale
    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

Judge splits decision on zoning appeal at 40th & Pine

Earlier this month, attorneys on both sides of the ongoing preservation battle surrounding the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street sat before Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common…

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