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    • 3rd and Market | David Swift, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Community Day Saturday to spruce up Lawncrest Rec Center

With a newly formed advisory council, all the Lawncrest Rec Center needs now is some volunteers for its first Community Day. Established after a series of meetings through the PhillyRising collaborative,…

    • Since its launch in 2010, the South Philly Food Co-op has already reached more than 300 members. | Photo by Albert Yee
Eyes on the Street

Two Philadelphia Food Co-Ops Receive $25,000 Grants

If you want to see how community food co-ops launch, grow and flourish, Philadelphia is becoming a great case study. This month, two up-and-coming community food co-ops each received $25,000 in…

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Hop Angel kicks off Fall-themed weekends with pumpkin beers, keg bowling [video]

The line at the bar was two rows deep inside Hop Angel Brauhaus Saturday. But the real action was in the Fox Chase establishment's beer garden. Last weekend's Pumpkin Festival marked…

    • Bug on a vacant property in Point Breeze.
    • Owners of the Bunting House and neighboring properties have agreed to hold off on demolition for a month / Bas Slabbers

A glimmer of hope for Roxborough's Bunting House, as owners say they'll hold off on demolition

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorksNeighbors and civic groups in the Roxborough area are continuing their efforts to save a 19th-century house at 5901 Ridge Ave., as the owners have…

    • After 40th Street Bridge construction ends, work on the 41st Street Bridge will begin in late 2013

A city-wide look at ongoing transit construction projects

PlanPhilly transportation reporter Christine Fisher hits the pavement and calls around to the Philadelphia Streets Department, SEPTA and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation in order to bring you up to speed…

    • Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper

Council resolution supports Commonwealth Court’s decision to declare Act 13 unconstitutional

Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution Thursday morning supporting the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s July decision to strike down portions of the natural gas industry regulation law, Act 13, which would supersede…

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Hundreds attend Mayfair Farmers Market preview [slideshow]

The 3500-block of Ryan Avenue in Mayfair was transformed into a small street fair Sunday during a preview of the Mayfair Farmers Market, due to open next spring. Children waited patiently to…

Eyes on the Street

Love Note #75: Kim Broadbent loves the industrial landscape at Wayne Junction in Germantown

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with a preservationist's affection for the historic - and still operational - Wayne Mills. Love Note #75: Kim Broadbent loves…

Real NEastate: Should I be worried about securing a mortgage?

Q: I am buying my first home in Holmesburg, and I am very excited move into my home next week. I wasn’t excited about mortgage payments until I found out my…

    • The Pennypack Creek Bridge is more than 300 years old. | courtesy of Fred Moore
Eyes on the Street

Textizen results | Pennypack Creek Bridge honors | UC KIZ starts Emerging Technology Collaborative | skate ban expansion | Roxborough demo update

Textizen worked best with transit riders, reports NewsWorks. As part of two district planning projects, the City Planning Commission solicited public input via text using Code for America's Textizen tool.…

    • Giovannone Construction looking at options and negotiations with the ownership group are ongoing. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Negotiations to save historic Roxborough house continue

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe owners of a 19th-century Roxborough house at the center of a growing community preservation effort are still considering a request to delay a scheduled…

    • A drawing of the Pennypack Creek Bridge by William L. Breton, circa 1830.

Preservation Row: A new marker for a bridge on Revolutionary road

Ongoing series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. What local historians describe as America’s oldest stone arch bridge is not in…

Eyes on the Street

Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of "making space" - in both the physical and experiential sense - examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

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Philly's Textizen campaign works best on commuters

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recently tried out a new tool for stoking civic engagement. The pilot project is over. The results are in. Textizen works best with a captive audience.…

    • 20th and Annin: Before and After | pleasefixphilly.com
Eyes on the Street

Poll: Ori Feibush vs. PRA - Which side are you on?

Does Ori Feibush need to start wearing a cape? Feibush, the energetic, young developer who owns OCF Realty, is being called a hero of late because of his stick-it-to-the-man clean-up and…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Twistee Treat

Twistee Treat was built in the mid-90s. I watched it go up every day as my family drove north on Frankford Avenue from Wissinoming to Torresdale, hitting every red light en…

    • Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Gallery renovation | Roxborough/Ridge demolition delay? | No parking at The Sansom | Reclamation, play at 'Needle Park' | remembering Floyd Alston

Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupPennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is setting the stage for a major, phased…

    • Owners considering putting off for 30 days the demolition of 5901 Ridge Ave., at corner of Roxborough Avenue. (Bas Slabbers)

Exclusive: Delay possible in plan to demolish historic Roxborough house

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA deal could be in the works to avoid, or at least delay for a month, the planned demolition of a 19th-century Roxborough house at…

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