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    • Developer Ken Weinstein led NewsWorks on a tour of what will soon be the Lofts @ Kendrick Mill. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Taking a look inside the $400K project to refurbish Kendrick Mill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe ongoing re-do of a 1919 former mill building at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Pastorious Street isn't the usual type of project for…

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PSA: Leaf recycling starts just in time

If you're picking up after Sandy's mess this weekend, be sure to separate out leaves as you rake and sweep. Starting Monday, November 5 the city will collect bagged leaves on trash…

    • Boathouse View, FDR Park | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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November 2-4: Mutt Strut, Dia de los Muertos, Literature & the City

6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut Saturday, November 3, check in at 9am, walk at 11am. FDR Park. Help the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society save lives by participating in the 6th…

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Man arrested for knife-point robberies around the Northeast

Police have arrested a man in connection with five robberies around the Northeast. Jason Martino is charged with robberies that took place between Oct. 27 and Oct. 30 at businesses in…

    • Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhilly
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Stadium district casino | Inga on The Provence | 40th and Pine appeal grinds on | Germantown's horticultural heritage | Viaduct as great connector

Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhillyHappy Friday, Streeters. Here's this morning's Buzz: The owners of Parx (Greenwood Gaming) and co-owners of Xfinity Live! (Cordish) want to put a…

    • Parks & Recreation presented the preferred alternative along Ridge Ave and Main Street

Parks & Recreation pushes for river trail link connecting Ridge Avenue and Main Street.

Some creative strategizing between the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and SEPTA may make closing the gap between the Kelly Drive path and the Ridge Ave Bridge a realistic possibility within…

    • Designs for Seger Park's future tot lot. | Friends of Seger Park Playground
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Seger Park's new playground is taking shape

Seger Park's playground, at 11th and Lombard streets, has been closed since September to make way for two new play areas. From the looks of things lately, work on the new…

    • PlanPhilly submitted an #iSEPTAPhilly photo of Spring Garden Station
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SEPTA launches Instagram photo contest

SEPTA wants riders to show why they ride public transit by snapping a creative Instagram photo and hash tagging #iseptaphilly. Beginning today, November 1, public transit riders who submit an Instagram…

    • Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Stream buffer debate continues | Pedestrian pains, gains at Dilworth Plaza | Society Hill neighbors vs. Toll Brothers at ZBA | Fishtown and Obama | Wissahickon Gateway meeting

Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. The moon was visible last night and this morning sunrise was pink and gold against the clouds. This weekend…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: When Bustleton Avenue becomes a neighborhood

In reporting the tragic death of an elderly man Oct. 22, Action News got right on the story. In the wrong neighborhood. Imagine turning on the news to hear a 78-year-old…

    • Paul Boni argues against the demolition of a historic mansion at 40th & Pine

40th & Pine demolition case churns on in a painfully ado, sort of way

On Thursday, November 1st, 2012, in a small room at the top of the City of Philadelphia building, on the corner where the Benjamin Franklin Parkway intersects with 16th and Arch…

    • Bill would increase parking requirements, decrease density standards in multifamily districts

Bill would increase parking requirements, decrease density standards in multifamily districts

Against the protests of small-project developers and urban planning advocates on Wednesday, City Council’s Committee on Rules recommended Councilman Brian O’Neill’s bill that would require more parking and bigger lot sizes…

Group daycare zoning bill moves out of Committee

A bill introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown clarifying provisions of the new zoning code related to group daycare facilities got a favorable recommendation from City Council’s Committee on Rules Wednesday afternoon.…

    • Bartram's Mile and related trail and green space improvements. | PennPraxis/Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
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November 3-4: Bike and Walk Bartram's Mile

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is working on plans for "Bartram's Mile," a new recreational trail segment along the western bank of the Schuylkill River connecting…

    • BOO! | Send along your Halloween photos to @planphilly or eots@planphilly.com
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SEPTA back in service, defends shut down | 311 running 24/7 | polling place prep | stream buffer hearing

BOO! | Send along your Halloween photos to @planphilly or eots@planphilly.comHappy Halloween, Streeters. The clouds are lifting and blue sky is peeking through. Schools, city council, and government…

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Hurricane Sandy knocks down trees in the Northeast [photos]

Sandy blew through Philadelphia Monday with fierce winds and heavy rain. Though the city escaped relatively unscathed, the storm left residents with clean-up duties. Trees that couldn't withstand the wind are…

    • The west side of the building, which once received mail truck deliveries, now has terraces for the building’s employees.

Look Up! 30th Street Post Office will receive preservation award

The $252 million restoration of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Main Post Office will receive a Preservation Honor Award on Friday from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The building was designed in…

    • Society Hill residents opposing a zoning variance for condo development say it's about shadows and privacy, not parking

Society Hill residents opposing a zoning variance for condo development say it's about shadows and privacy, not parking

The issues leading some Lombard Street and Pine Street neighbors to object to the zoning relief Toll Brothers needs to build a Society Hill condo project have little or nothing to…

    • Construction work is planned right up to the curb line, making temporary sidewalks impossible

Dilworth Plaza disrupts pedestrian traffic while promising to improve pedestrian experience

The construction around Dilworth Plaza is creating a no-pain, no-gain situation for pedestrians trying to walk through and around City Hall.  The barriers surrounding the Dilworth construction site block east-west access…

    • Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

On Wednesday, City Council’s Committee on Rules heard from architects and developers, designers and environmentalists. It heard from economists and city planners, from bicycle advocates, engineers, and district councilmembers. It considered…

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