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    • One Riverside

By-right proposal for Dranoff tower in Fitler Square draws ire of near neighbors

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside project, a 21-story, 167,000-square-foot apartment tower at 25th and Locust, adjacent to a community garden and the Schuylkill River Trail, could be built as proposed entirely by…

    • Italian Fountain
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Italian Fountain to reopen September 11

In late May we checked in on the restoration of the Italian Fountain between the Art Museum and Boathouse Row. Conservators painstakingly disassembled, cleaned, and refurbished the fountain and it is ready…

Drexel family house won't be disturbed during hospital construction

By Jack and Patty McCarthy for the Northeast Times With major construction underway at Aria Health Torresdale, there has been some concern in the Northeast Philadelphia historical community about the fate…

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National Night Out returns to Fox Chase [photos]

Since 1984, neighborhoods around the country have gathered for one night every August as a reminder of their commitment to fighting crime in their communities. This year was no exception, and…

    • race day
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August 13: DRPA dysfunction continues | North Philly vacancy then and now | Fly School in Kensington | Schools: funding, boycott, student voices

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing on this rainy Tuesday: An audit reveals that the Delaware River Port Authority remains deeply dysfunctional, due in part to the actions of its…

    • smythe stores

Look Up! The cast-iron palace of Old City

The 1857 Smythe Stores were beautifully restored and repurposed as residential units in the 1980s.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment.…

    • Magarity Ford

Construction to begin within a month on former Magarity site in Chestnut Hill

Two years after Chestnut Hill residents and Bowman Properties began the fight over what would happen at 8200 Germantown – site of the former Magarity Ford – all parties are at…

    • The Ruffin Nichols Church was demolished in August 2013 (Ashley Hahn/PlanPhilly)
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Church demolition resumes at 11th and Mt. Vernon

For more than half a year the Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church, a robust stone edifice at 11th and Mt. Vernon streets, sat half wrecked waiting for zoning approvals…

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LOLadelphia quiz: How well do you know Philadelphia?

Test your Philadelphia knowledge in 30 questions. In the spirit of summer and boredom and Philly love, the gang at LOLadelphia came up with this quiz, which includes questions from…

    • Zsa's at Night Market
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August 12-16: PhillyRising conference | Night Market South Street | Lower North Open House | Hawthorne Park jazz | Rittenhouse Concert | NeverEnding Story

This week look forward to events for civic do-gooders, district planning, another Night Market, and outdoor entertainment. Enjoy! MEET: 2013 PhillyRising Conference Wednesday, August 14, 9am-3pm. Pennsylvania Convention Center. The PhillyRising…

    • Rainbow Love, North Broad Street | Theresa Stigale
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August 12: Casino spend and schmooze | Convention Center and Carpenters | North Philadelphia Aztecs get new field | WalkSafePHL expands

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. Here's what's buzzing this Monday morning: Applicants to build Philly’s second casino are spending and schmoozing, trying to…

    • Philadelphia Historical Commission

Historical Commission discusses "Public Interest," reviews Society Hill cases

The Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed several Center City residential projects Friday, including one featuring new construction, and spent a considerable amount of time discussing its own operations. That last segment, which…

    • Zoe Axelrod floats near Grays Ferry Crescent | Neal Santos
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Staycation: Kayak on the Schuylkill River

The river was murky olive green beneath my kayak and rays of light bounced off of the silt churned up by a record rainfall. It was a bright blue, glorious summer…

    • Dragon Boat Race
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August 9-11: Fantastic Fridays | Ghostbusters | PA Dutch Festival | SE Asian Dragon Boat Festival | Bug Fest

This weekend is made for taking in an outdoor movie or concert, getting close to a dragon (boat) or bugs, and celebrating Reading Terminal Market's Pennsylvania Dutch. Enjoy! LISTEN: Fantastic Fridays…

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'Eat-in' seeks to win back business for Joe's steak shop

A few months ago, Joseph Groh decided to abandon the name of the 64-year-old Chink's Steaks in Wissinoming. As of March, the steak shop has been known as Joe's Steaks…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Major League Bocce

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Major League Bocce! Major League Bocce, which has hosted bocce ball leagues in three Philly neighborhoods, is now in the Northeast. The season starts Aug. 15…

    • septa platform
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August 9: First day of school could be delayed | Home2 Suites, worst new building in city | Mantua collapse | Q&A with Nic Esposito | Regional Rail schedules change

Happy Friday, Streeters. Pay no attention to today’s humid gloom: the weekend promises to be beautiful. Here’s what’s buzzing this morning: Unless $50 million can fall from the sky, Superintendent William…

    • 1143 North Delaware Ave.

Is it time for the sun to set on waterfront development gamesmanship?

Members of a group that advocates for the Central Delaware riverfront say developers have too often received zoning variances for projects that never materialize, starting a spiral that depresses waterfront development.…

    • PhillyRising 2013 Conference
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August 14: PhillyRising Conference

In neighborhoods from Swampoodle to Point Breeze, PhillyRising Collaborative is helping neighbors improve their communities and combat crime by marshaling the city's resources and building partnerships among residents. PhillyRising, run…

    • Ridge Flats

East Falls "passive house" cleared by zoning board

Ridge Flats, a proposed 146-unit apartment complex at 4300 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, was green lighted by the Zoning Board of Adjustment Wednesday afternoon. The building will contain some retail…

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