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    • Walking the Line, Photo by Melon Images
    • Philadelphia Art Commission

Art Commission gives nod to Pier 53, Rodin Square

The Philadelphia Art Commission advanced three projects by granting them final approval at its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday. First, the Commission reviewed revised renderings, based on notes…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department
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Three schools to get green stormwater makeovers

As the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) looks ahead to the new year, one thing they will continue to work on is bringing stormwater management infrastructure to schools across the city. Over…

    • Ice on the Schuylkill, January 8, 2014
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Philly's Polar Vortex Index

Here's a by-the-numbers look at how the polar vortex affected Philly through Tuesday evening: For issues with frozen or broken traffic lights contact 3-1-1 For possible water main breaks, call the…

    • Looking southward to the South Street Bridge

Schuylkill River named Pennsylvania’s 2014 River of the Year

Harrisburg – Once among Pennsylvania’s most heavily-polluted waterways, the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania has undergone a dramatic recovery and has been voted the 2014 Pennsylvania River of the Year.…

    • Abandoned Storefront, 35th and Fairmount, Mantua | Theresa Stigale
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January 8: West Philly Promise Zone | 20 schools get bids | Columbus Square redesign | Demolition for Pennsport church turned temple

Happy Wednesday, Streeters. Let’s be thankful for today’s sunshine and promise of double-digit temperatures after yesterday's freeze, even though this morning it feels like -3˚. Here's what's making news…

    • Museum Towers, Phase II Rendering

Forest City developers seeking approvals for Museum Towers expansion

Museum Towers, a 300-unit apartment complex near 18th and Spring Garden streets, in Logan Square, is set to nearly double in size, under a plan discussed Tuesday afternoon at a meeting…

    • Don't you know what night can do? | Steve Ives
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Do wishes come true? 2013 review

For each new year I come up with a short civic wish list. January's also the time to look back to see if any of last year's wishes came true.…

    • Ice blasters, snowy tarmac, Philadelphia International Airport | Theresa Stigale
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January 7: Cold troubles transit | Retirees v. squatters on N 27th | Allegheny Ave's battery past | pedestrianize Bainbridge Green | on cheesesteaks

Good morning, Streeters. Even though this polar vortex means it’s downright cold (4°, feeling more like -17 thanks to biting wind, at 8am), public schools are open. Don’t get frostbitten…

    • Downtown Skyline, Front & Spring Garden | Theresa Stigale, EOTS Flickr Group
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Wishing on 2014

Like any year in the life of a city, 2013 was strikes and gutters. On the deep downside Philadelphia’s school funding woes only deepened, a building in the heart of the…

    • Hargreaves' three-dimensional model for Penn's Landing
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January 6-10: Eco + Fashion | Penn's Landing plans at DAG | James Timberlake and Marguerite Rodgers | Made in Philadelphia

Happy 2014, Streeters. Here's what's on for this first full week of the new year: RECEPTION: Eco + Fashion Exhibit Wednesday, January 8, 5-7pm. Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116.…

    • Green Woods Charter School, shown here while still under construction in August, will welcome students starting Tuesday morning. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Green Woods Charter School opens $13.5 million Roxborough location

What had been a brownfield site in Roxborough will begin its new life as a campus devoted to environmental education this week. The ribbon-cutting for the Green Woods Charter School is…

    • Liberties, Chestnut Street | Theresa Stigale, EOTS Flickr group
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January 6: Land Bank look forward | Clarke's LOVE Park idea would trigger layers of review | Chestnut Street Transitway legacy | Interstate General Media breakup | Philly from above | 2013's lost buildings | 2014 restaurant forecast

Welcome to 2014, dear readers! We’re back at it after an extended holiday break and for this morning’s Buzz we dive back in and catch up on some of what we…

    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

The road ahead, transportation predictions for 2014

Newly arrived 2014 is going to be a big year for Philadelphia’s transportation scene. Multiple works-in-progress, each of which have been a long time coming, will be completed. Each stands to…

    • Tree trash
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Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • The Philadelphia Police Department will someday leave the Roundhouse for a new headquarters in West Philly. 

Preservation news during the past year featured re-use, new leadership and historic battles

2013 Historic Preservation Review   It’s been an interesting year on the preservation front, with new challenges and new voices raised in defense of historic buildings. There was also renewed interest…

    • Quaker City
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Happy 2014 from the middle of Broad Street

Happy New Year to all! Here's the view from the middle of Broad Street yesterday as string bands like Hegeman performed, Quaker City marched, and Durning sparkled en route to 16th…

    • PHS Pop Up Garden - Broad Street

Reflecting on how public space is shaping up

Whether covering the Historical, Parks & Recreation, or Arts commissions, or simply noodling around town and noticing trends, what most continues to interest me are issues surrounding the public realm. The…

    • Sunset skyline
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2013 REWIND: What you were reading on EOTS

Eyes on the Street published more than 600 pieces in 2013 and once again we covered a lot of ground: We talked neighborhood change as we tasted tomato pie in South…

    • angel and tyson

Angels in the garden

Fairmount Park and the Picturesque Park movement of the 19th century. Today’s urban parks were born out of the ‘English’ picturesque garden design movement of the 19th century. In the 1900s…

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