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    • World Trade Center site / Photo by Neal Santos

The cost of doing civics: Old City Civic Association disbands its zoning operation

The Philadelphia World Trade Center, a five-and-a-half acre complex of international commerce at Columbus Blvd. and Callowhill St., has had more impact on the development of the Central Delaware than any…

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Frankford man charged for straw gun purchase

A 24-year-old Frankford man is charged with buying two handguns for criminals, according to a Wednesday morning announcement from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force.…

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Art Commission approves Zoo project

In a short meeting on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed just one application — and granted it unanimous final approval. The project, the creation of a new facade for the…

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Less frequent paving creates challenge for Streets Department's bike lane painting

Five years ago, the Philadelphia Department of Streets was paving 200 miles of roadway per year. This year, the department will pave just 20 miles due to funding and capacity constraints.…

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Mayfair girl's lemonade stand raises money for cancer patients

Saturday was a beautiful day for a lemonade stand. Sandra Stewart thanked everyone who came out to her daughter Corin's Alex's Lemonade Stand outside of Marinucci's Deli on the corner of…

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I-95 southbound Cottman Avenue off-ramp closed through November

PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum says the Cottman Avenue off-ramp from southbound  I-95 will be closed through November. "This is all part of the reconstruction and widening of I-95 through the Cottman…

How much money will I need to buy a house in Northeast Philly? [Real NEaste]

My fiancé and I are looking to buy a house, but we have very little money to put down. Her parents have agreed to help us out with a down payment,…

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Testing out bike share alternatives

Philadelphia is aiming to launch a bike-share system next year, and on Tuesday we got a preview of what the future could hold. Three bike-share vendors who will likely vie for…

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Tacony man arrested for multiple counts of harassment and indecent exposure at Phila U.

A Tacony man is in police custody after a series of crimes at an East Falls school. George Tobin, 40, of the 7100 block of Keystone St., is being charged in…

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Driving home lessons from rails-to-parks conversions

There's a "growing collection of urban linear parks" in America, Beth White, the Chicago region's director for the Trust for Public Land (TPL) said Monday night in introducing the panelists for…

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Disston Park clean-up set for Saturday

There's sun in the forecast and cleaning supplies await. The Tacony Civic Association is organizing Saturday's clean-up of Disston Park, and more volunteers are sought to help spruce up the area…

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South Philly Food Co-Op passes 400 member mark, starts location search

The South Philly Food Co-op (SPFC) is ready to unleash its real estate committee and begin the search for a permanent grocery store location, thanks to a successful 75in75 membership campaign. …

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Highlights from Philadelphia City Council budget hearing at Lincoln High School

With the exception of one outburst from the audience early on about Philadelphia City Council members not listening closely enough to public testimony, Monday night's city budget hearing at Lincoln High…

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Crowd-funding a historic facade restoration

For the last few years, Tim Patton has been giving away his home-brewed Saint Benjamin beer at street festivals and during Philly Beer Week. Slowly, he's built a fan base of…

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Among 43 Knight Arts Challenge winners, many will bring art to public space and neighborhoods

This year's Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia winners were announced Monday, marking the final round of of the three-year challenge grant program. Of the 43 winners, here are 14 winners that…

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Parkwood Farmers Market to open May 18

With the finishing touches being put together, the Parkwood Farmers Market is scheduled to open Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 3024…

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Eyes on the Street

April 30: CultureBlocks launches | inside UCD's Project Rehab | Erdy McHenry's Cira South design | new ZBA chair | South Philadelphia library to close

Good morning, Streeters. As we mentioned last week, today’s a big bike/ped day. Don’t forget to stop by the bike share demos in Rittenhouse Square from 10am-6:30pm. Here’s what’s making…

    • The severe Van Dyke Residence, 150 West Walnut, is also attributed to Samuel Sloan.

Look Up! A gilded age of architecture in the Germantown landscape

The city’s first suburb was a canvas for great design and a variety of 19th century styles.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical…

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Eyes on the Street

April 29-May 3: From Tracks to Parks | Building tall in 19th C. Philly | Bike Share Forum | Energy efficiency in older homes | Wood window workshop | DAG

This week you can learn about urban rails-to-trails parks, attend workshops for historic homeowners, learn about bike share programs, and more. Here's what's on tap: Panel: From Tracks to Parks: The…

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