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    • Obligatory moody skyline shot, 5:03pm.
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Sandy-related closure updates

All SEPTA service will remain suspended through Tuesday morning. Starting early on Tuesday crews will inspect infrastructure and facilities and restore service as possible. SEPTA expects that the Broad Street Line…

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Gusts could hit 85 mph as Sandy slams Del., Jersey Shore, Philly

Hurricane Sandy is making a slow westward turn, cocking its damaging fist right at the New Jersey and Delaware shores. Landfall is expected along the shoreline this afternoon, with Philadelphia bracing…

    • Satellite image of Sandy - click to see updated animated gif | Penn State Department of Meteorology
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Visualizing Sandy: Satellite images, flooding, crisis response, and wind

I've been staring at Sandy-related maps all morning. They're not only an amazing way to kill time while we wait this thing out, but they're an incredible resource for understanding the…

    • From NOAA: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone Hurricane SANDY Advisory #028A, 8am on October 29
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Sandy by the hour | Bart's 'anti-casino' | Toll, Society Hill neighbors at ZBA | cheering land bank legislation | Philly's brightest bulbs | ID old signs

From NOAA: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone Hurricane SANDY Advisory #028A, 8am on October 29Good morning, Streeters. We've got Sandy on the mind this morning and will do…

    • SEPTA presented three location options for the new Paoli ITC

SEPTA debuts design phase of new Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center

Eleven years after suggestions surfaced to build a new Paoli train station in Amtrak’s former Paoli rail yard, the official public debut of the design process for the Paoli Intermodal Transportation…

Mayor Nutter inspecting flood-prone Eastwick during Hurricane Sandy's rains

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter inspected conditions in Eastwick around 4 p.m. this afternoon, as bands of Hurricane Sandy hit the area. The announcement from his office says Eastwick "has experienced flooding…

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Toll Brothers condo project for New Market set for ZBA appeal on height, but much of the testimony is expected to concern parking

The Wednesday Zoning Board appeal related to Toll Brother's proposed condominium project at 410 S. Front St. stems from Toll's plan to build 33 feet higher and two stories taller (counting…

Philly braces for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy will bring thousands of people an unplanned day off Monday, but it will be a wet, windy and anxious one. Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter has urged everyone but essential…

    • From NOAA: as of 2pm, Sunday, October 28: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone Hurricane SANDY Advisory
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PSA: Prepare for Sandy

From NOAA: as of 2pm, Sunday, October 28: Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone Hurricane SANDY Advisory Whatever Sandy is - a tropical storm, hurricane, post-tropical cyclone, or Frankenstorm -…

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SEPTA turns Silverliner V car into "Speakeasy Silverliner"

The city’s newest underground lounge might just be on your regional rail train thanks to a partnership between SEPTA and The National Constitution Center, which wrapped the inside of one Silverliner…

    • Learn about Frank Furness' Fine Arts Library at Penn on Saturday morning.
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October 26-28: Frank Furness' Fine Arts Library + Halloween tours, festivals, parades

Halloween Flashlight Tours Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 7-9:30pm. Laurel Hill Cemetery. Follow guides along Laurel Hill Cemetery’s meandering paths, and meet some of the cemetery’s restless spirits (played…

    • Northwood Civic Association (L to R) President Joe Krause, member Gina Panchella, Vice President Frank Bennett, member Renee Hudson and member Lou Kubik consider forming a town watch. Photo/Christophe

Northwood Civic Association takes nominations for new board

The Northwood Civic Association meeting Oct. 16 featured the nomination for elections to the board.  Joe Krause is the sole nominee for president.  Tom McAvoy is the sole nominee for vice…

    • Hot Cloud | EOTS Flickr Group
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Passive, affordable houses in Logan | transpo infrastructure needs funding | Civic Design Review Committee established | Startup PHL to grant $3.5m

Good morning and happy Friday, Streeters. Today is Philly Photo Day, so don't forget to take a picture today anywhere in the city and submit it (one only) online.…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

DRWC unveils Penn Street Trail renderings, and will soon hire designer for Spring Garden Connector

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation planners unveiled renderings of the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Waterfront Trail at Friday's board meeting.This section of the trail will connect a greenway…

    • This property at 5357 Knox St. in Germantown has been the subject of 11 years of litigation

Property owner in Germantown spite-blight case skips court hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Mercurial Germantown property owner Anthony Byrne is facing more than $36,000 in fines after failing to appear at the latest hearing in a years-long blight…

    • Volunteers in action at Woodford Orchard in Strawberry Mansion. | Philadelphia Orchard Project
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Celebrate Fall on Philadelphia Orchard Day, 10/27

The Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) is continuing to grow at a rapid clip, and this Saturday is an opportunity for volunteers to help plant perennials, fruit and nut trees in neighborhood…

    • The Provence by day - note those dressed-up Vine Street Expressway ramps | courtesy of Tower Investments
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Poll: What do you think of The Provence?

Bart Blatstein unveiled his grand plans for The Provence, a Francophilic casino/resort/hotel/entertainment complex at Broad and Callowhill at the former Inquirer/Daily News headquarters on Wednesday night and we want to know what…

    • Rendering of The Provence by night | courtesy of Tower Investments
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Provence on North Broad: Bart Blatstein's casino/resort/entertainment complex

A rooftop shopping street with French flourishes, a 125 room hotel, 3000 slot machines, 150 table games, two swim clubs, a jazz club, a comedy club, a theater, and a botanical…

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St. Christopher's celebrates new playground as sign of school spirit, strength

Rev. Joseph Garvin addressed students at St. Christopher School in Somerton from a very different pulpit during a playground dedication held on Friday. Students gathered around the new playground, complete with…

    • Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Central Delaware zoning overlay | 40th and Pine update | Campbell Square's tree sculpture | Post is hiring

Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. It's feeling more fall-ish today, and the city is looking more autumnal too. We're seeing more fall…

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