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Look Up! Public Ledger Building recalls golden age of publishing

Horace Trumbauer wrapped his building in angelic white marble and strong, gritty brick.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week,…

    • CHAD design for 8th and Berks

Dreaming big for 8th and Berks

Green pathways, senior housing, stormwater management, residential units, and retail — each of the five quickly sketched plans that came out of last Friday's day-long charrette aimed at "reimagining" a desolate…

    • Max Levy Autograph Company, October 2013 | Gary Reed
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Inside Germantown's Max Levy Autotgraph Building

Gary Reed, a frequent EOTS Flickr Group photo contributor and Germantown resident, got a peek inside the historic and vacant Max Levy Autograph Building as part of Gray Area Philly's…

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Financial planning for women [Financial Perspectives]

Many studies have been done to shed light on the financial habits of women in America. Common themes emerge among them, and while they are not earth shattering, they reinforce that…

    • A row of mixed-use buildings along Ridge Ave.
    • East Falls development brings concerns about parking, land 'integrity'

East Falls development brings concerns about parking, land 'integrity'

At the intersection of Cranky Joe's Sports Bar and Billy Murphy's Irish Saloonery in East Falls, there's a new development in the works. For now, it's just four, single-family dwellings on…

    • Tacony Creek Trail

Region's trail funding future is unclear

This fall, the pool of money that has been infusing the region’s budding trail network for the past three years dried up.  The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has doled…

    • Voting
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Vote for Controller, District Attorney on Tuesday

Don’t be among the 90% of Philadelphia voters who won’t bother casting a ballot tomorrow. Tuesday is Election Day and while it’s not a blockbuster election year, there are two important…

    • H. Henssler's sign being restored, December 2012
Eyes on the Street

November 4-8: Bike lights | Vital Signs | DAG | Preservation law and policy

Hey Streeters: This week you can light up your bike, learn about the craft of sign painting, talk design, and think preservation. Enjoy!  ILLUMINATE: Free Bike Light Installations Monday, November 4,…

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Eyes on the Street

November 4: Two U. City Towers ready to rise | Kingsley Court update | Inside Hyundai Rotem | Energy benchmarking | Slow 4G LTE speeds | Kenney courting Sriracha makers

Welcome to the working week, Streeters! We hope that the thrill of Nick Foles' record-tying performance yesterday is keeping you warm on this crisp Monday morning.  Two huge towers planned for…

    • Philadelphia's alleys

Plan to change Pearl Street from dark alley to community, cultural connector

The Asian Arts Initiative hopes to transform tiny Pearl Street from a foreboding alley to a lively linkage between the Callowhill and Chinatown neighborhoods. Based on community input and his own…

    • Rodeph Shalom - Broad Street view

Expansion approved for North Broad synagogue

Congregation Rodeph Shalom is set to undertake a $13 million expansion of its synagogue at Broad and Green streets, which was built in 1928 and is listed on the National Register…

    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Council President Clarke unveiled the newly renovated Amos Playground
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Parks and Rec unveils new Amos Playground equipment

In a neighborhood where discussion usually centers around the student housing boom, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and City Council President Darrell Clarke came together to unveil something designed specifically for the…

    • Slippery rail season for SEPTA

SEPTA on "slippery rail season" high alert

Slippery rail season is back, and SEPTA is taking steps to "maximize customer safety and minimize inconveniences." Each autumn, when leaves fall and land on SEPTA's rails, they are crushed by…

    • Blue skies, North Broad. Photo by Bruhinb
Eyes on the Street

November 1-3: Re-imagining 8th & Berks | Bike shop tour | Keith Haring mural rededication | Coffee, tea festival | Pumpkinland closing day

Welcome to November, Streeters! REVEAL: Re-imagining 8th and Berks Friday, November 1. 4pm - 6pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia. How can one parcel make a difference? Friday teams…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

The reason for the delay on Race Street Connector's north side

Wondering why work hasn't begun on the north side of the Race Street Connector project that links Old City to the Race Street Pier? First, there was money, but no permit.…

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    • Pier 53 from the shore

Work begins on new Pier 53 park

A bit less than a year from now, Pier 53 will open as a new waterfront park, a place where visitors can touch the water, take in views up and down…

    • We the Youth, October 2013
Eyes on the Street

Point Breeze's Keith Haring mural pops with color anew

In a whole city of murals, one of Philly’s most significant works was just restored. The vibrant mural by street artist Keith Haring at the corner of 22nd and Ellsworth streets…

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Mayfair Halloween Decorating Contest winners announced

Three homes have received top honors in the inaugural Mayfair Halloween Decorating Contest, and they'll be presented with their official lawn signs tonight. In no particular order, 3527 Oakmont St., 3142 St.…

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