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Art Commission approves Rittenhouse Square, Zoo improvements

A long-overdue lighting project for Rittenhouse Square and the extension of the Philadelphia Zoo's revolutionary treetop animal trail were the two most exciting developments discussed at Wednesday's meeting of the Philadelphia…

    • A sea of emergency responders filled 22nd Street, as seen from the JFK Blvd. bridge.
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Fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market, rescue ongoing

UPDATED: 7:30am, 6/6/13 A four-story building at 2136-38 Market Street was being demolished this morning when it collapsed at about 10:40am, taking with it much of the Salvation Army building on…

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Central Delaware Overlay on way to full Council

A zoning bill designed to marry future development along the Central Delaware to the city's long-range development plan for that riverfront is on its way to city council. The Central Delaware…

Should I buy a home just to keep my dog? [Real NEastate]

I have been looking for a home to rent in Northeast Philly for months, but I have a 50 pound dog, so I am having a hard time finding anyone who…

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On East Shackamaxon Street, complete demolition to create vacant lot

Last week, Michael Samschick of Core Realty received conditional approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to build his proposed multi-venue entertainment complex on Delaware Avenue across from Sugarhouse Casino. He…

    • The former City Branch rail cut runs from Broad to 27th Street and portions are used for parking

Planning Commission will consider both BRT and park options in City Branch

Next week, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will release the final version of its Central District Plan, and when it does, the plan will include something that the draft…

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Summer screenings under the stars

Want to watch Rocky within sight of the Art Museum steps? How about pretending that the Schuylkill is the Seine while watching Midnight in Paris? Whatever your fancy, it's officially…

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Holmesburg, Somerton get citywide spotlight

NEast Philly reports on neighborhoods like Holmesburg and Somerton every day. But it's a much rarer occasion to see Northeast Philly neighborhoods get citywide attention. But both got the chance this…

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Why it's important to understand bond rates [Financial Perspectives]

If you have been watching the news in the last few days, you may have seen that the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury Bond has risen to 2.1 percent.  It is…

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June 4: Girard College becoming day school, cutting grades 9-12 | Neglected Pennypack picnic ground | Public wants transit funding | Walk down Market Street | PPD on Twitter

Oh what a beautiful morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this Tuesday morning: Yesterday the board of directors of City Trusts approved a plan to turn Girard College into a day…

    • Inside John Grass: bench and tools
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Inside Old City's woodworking time capsule

As part of the Hidden City Festival this year, the John Grass Wood Turning Factory at 146 North 2nd Street offers visitors a look inside a workshop out of the past,…

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June 3-7: Barbarella | Zoning feedback sessions | Bike/Ped webinar | Bright Green Buidlings | Kevin Gillen and Mark Alan Hughes at DAG | Woodlands benefit

Here's what's on tap this week: VIEW: Architecture in Film: Barbarella Monday, June 3, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film, hosted by…

    • Sneaks & Hoops, North Philly
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June 3: SCHOOLS: Inside Strawberry Mansion High School | Protesters should vilify politicians, not SRC | Public schools lack political capital | Fran Burns to become district COO

Good morning and welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s a raft of schools-related news on this rainy Monday: Diane Sawyer and a crew from ABC News followed Strawberry Mansion High…

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Look Up! The long line of the Market Street Bridge

The 1930s span is the most permanent of the many incarnations that have crossed the Schuylkill.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical…

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Italian Fountain restored, getting ready to splash again this summer

The seahorses behind the art museum have endured various indignities in recent decades: cement patching, pool paint, a non-functional fountain setting, and a recent dismemberment. But a team of conservators is…

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Parking Authority unveils facelift plans for 8th & Filbert garage

At a small, softly lit, open house with candles, catering and a live, acoustic guitar serenade, the Philadelphia Park Authority (PPA) unveiled preliminary visions for its soon to be spruced up…

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Which historic sites in Roxborough would you preserve?

Historic preservation experts came to Roxborough this week with a wealth of information about forming a National Historic District, but their biggest piece of advice was the most basic: Look around.…

    • Seger Park's Spray Yard, Summer 2011.
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May 31 - June 2: Heritage Electronics Concert | Philly Beer Week | Preservation Alliance & Chestnut Hill house tours | Philadelphia Orchard Project workshops | Seger Park Playground Festival | Manayunk Bike Race

Happy Friday Streeters! We've rounded up a few events to take your mind off the brutal heat this weekend.  LISTEN Heritage Electronics Concert Friday, May 31st, 7pm-11pm, Historical Society of Frankford,…

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