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    • 1013 Market Street | Parker & Mullikin | Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Pictures Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Market East

For our first Mid-Century Philly feature, culled from fantastic real estate photographs by Parker & Mullikin, we turn to Market East. Here is a view of the 1000 block of Market…

    • May 26, 1949: 1000 block of Market Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Parker & Mullikin photography

Eyes on the Street has sifted through a bunch of historic photographs showing off mid-century Philadelphia. While EOTS is on vacation, check back daily for a new picture from this collection.…

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June 18-22: ThinkBike | Central District Plan | Bartram's Garden Trail | Uptown Music Ceremony | Greenworks Progress Report

ThinkBike Public Sessions Monday, June 18, 9-10:30am and Tuesday, June 19, 5-6:30pm. Temple University, School of Architecture. The ThinkBike Workshop will bring Dutch cycling experts to discuss Philadelphia’s bike infrastructure and…

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Police officer, elderly driver injured in Lawncrest crash

A 2nd District police officer and an elderly woman were hospitalized Saturday following a car crash in Lawncrest. According to reports, the crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. when the officer was…

    • Property owner Greg Ventresca's latest vision for developing his eight-acre portion of the 20-acre Germany Hill area.

Germany Hill development battle heats up in NW Philly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA battle is brewing over the latest plans to build a new neighborhood on part of Germany Hill, the undeveloped 20-acre tract in Roxborough and…

    • Residential project for the Mt. Airy's Garrett-Dunn site redesigned

Residential project for the Mt. Airy's Garrett-Dunn site redesigned

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Plans for a new residential development on the Germantown Avenue site once home to the historic Garrett-Dunn House are moving ahead, and expected to go…

    • The St. Charles Hotel, 60-66 N. 3rd St., retains its mid-19th century exterior features.

Look Up! A well-preserved reminder of 19th-century hospitality

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

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EOTS plays hooky

NYPL, Digital gallery 104487 Dear readers, Eyes on the Street is going on vacation. It's time for a break from the keyboard, folks. EOTS will be on hiatus from June 18-26.…

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Dog of the Week: Nathan

This goofy boy is Nathan (A16316822)! Nathan is an adult terrier/shepherd mix who was brought to ACCT as a stray. Someone found him in an abandoned property in South Philly and brought him…

    • This rusty bike has a broken brake cable and has been locked up for months on Spruce just west of 34th Street. Clip it!
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Abandoned Bike Roundup coming July 23

Have a rusted-out shell of a bike locked to a lonely street sign in your neighborhood? The day of reckoning for abandoned bikes is July 23, when the Mayor’s Office…

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Cat of the Week: Imari

Imari (A16063674) may just be the world's most purrfect cat! Reluctantly surrendered when her owners lost their home, Imari was described by her family as a cat-lover's dream. An outgoing and social…

    • Bloomsday takes over the 2000 block of Delancey Place to celebrate James Joyce's 'Ulysses' on Saturday.
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June 15-17: SS United States 60th Anniversary | Bloomsday | Commotion Kickoff

SS United States 60th Anniversary Celebration Friday, June 15, 6:30-9pm. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd. The SS United States Conservancy is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the ship’s…

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AVI delay deal | Sealing vacants | Master Plan for the Central Delaware tested | South Philly streets

Implementation of AVI, the administration’s property-tax reform plan, has been delayed for one year, reports the Daily News. City Council spent all day Thursday wrangling budget-related bills, which would…

    • A sampling of projected property tax rate changes in Northeast Philadelphia, based on data complied by PPIIN.

How Actual Value Initiative will affect Northeast Philadelphia

A sampling of projected property tax rate changes in Northeast Philadelphia, based on data complied by PPIIN. To help balance its budget, the City of Philadelphia is looking to AVI, or,…

    • Interactive map uses property sales data to predict impact of AVI

Interactive map uses property sales data to predict impact of AVI

City Council decided yesterday to delay the switch to a property tax system based on market values for one year. The main reason? Not enough information. The Nutter Administration has been…

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Toll Brothers hopes to begin construction on a 69-unit, gated condo building at the former New Market site in 2013

Horsham-based Toll Brothers hopes to replace the large hole at 410 S. Front St. in Society Hill with a 69-unit, 68-foot-tall, gated condominium with 108 underground parking spaces.That 410 S.…

In between budget negotiations, Council passes bill requiring seals for vacant buildings

City Council continued to work toward a decision on the Mayor’s proposal to switch to a property tax system based on market values Thursday morning, but took time out to deal…

    • Still smoldering: the remains of Buck Hosiery late Monday afternoon as seen from the El platform.
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Situation Vacant: Safety and public health at stake

Alongside PlanPhilly’s panel discussion about the city’s vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about the effects of…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Commenters won't let Fox cover up mistake

Two emaciated horses were found tied to a fence Wednesday at Seventh and Diamond Streets in Northeast Philadelphia. Sound wrong to you, too? That's what Fox29 reported. The RSS headline…

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June 18-19: Calling all Bike Thinkers

If the very idea of European-influenced bike planning in Philly gives you goosebumps, know that you're invited to participate in the ThinkBike Workshop on June 18 and 19. The Mayor’s Office…

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