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    • Brass light fixture, Family Court
    • Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

Mayfair and Washington Square West flirt with improvement districts

The last two attempts to create Neighborhood Improvement Districts in Philadelphia have crashed and burned, so two groups exploring the possibility of creating new improvement districts are moving slowly. “We don’t…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal

40th Street Trolley Portal upgrade update

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel.…

    • Chestnut Park / Collins Park
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May 2-4: Stroll with us for Jane's Walk 2014

What secrets does Chinatown hold? Ever stumble onto the tiniest sweet street and wonder how come you’d never seen it before? Curious about the big dreams for a better Penn’s Landing…

    • Parkside Ave, Photo by Gary Reed
    • Reinventing Older Communities

Federal Reserve 2014 Reinventing Older Communities Conference

From start to finish, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The Philadelphia Fed’s Reinventing Older Communities conference, Bridging Growth & Opportunity, will be held Monday, May 12,…

    • Parks Alliance photo collage

Take the Parks Alliance program survey

The Parks Alliance is excited to announce that, with support from the William Penn Foundation, we are researching park and public open space programming in Philadelphia and programming best practices from…

    • Rendering of the Destination Frankford Gallery, opening April 19, and the park next door, to be completed next year.

Using art, creativity - and free food and music - to make Frankford a destination

A vacant Frankford storefront will this weekend become a pop-up gallery. Its first exhibit - art created from trash and other discarded items - is metaphoric for the ongoing adaptive reuse…

    • Mantua Greenway
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Greenway in the works for Mantua's northern border

In West Philadelphia a group of Mantua residents and supportive partners want to fill a gap in Philadelphia’s flourishing bike trail network. At the same time they’re hoping to beautify the…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

William Penn uses trails to build Delaware River constituency

The William Penn Foundation made a splash this month when it announced a multi-year commitment to spend $35 million aimed at protecting the Delaware River watershed as a critical source of…

    • Mantua turret
Eyes on the Street

April 16: Uneven real estate growth | Mantua's Promise Zone | PATCO tech improvements | Woodland Ave student rentals | South Philly High dog run | Milton Street candidate

Good morning, Streeters. Hope your dreams of spring aren’t too frozen this morning. At least it will be sunny. Philly’s real estate market is rebounding unevenly, with the well-off doing best.…

    • 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/insurance 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 --…

    • 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
Eyes on the Street

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
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