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    • Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

July 13-15: 2nd Friday on Lancaster Ave | Moonlight Movies | spooky Secret Cinema | Wissahickon hike | Bastille Day

Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, July 13, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and…

    • The Inquirer, Daily News, and philly.com now live on Market East.
    • Zoning Board to consider new regulations

Zoning Board to consider new regulations

The agency responsible for granting and denying relief from the terms of the zoning code is considering a new set of regulations to guide its own decision-making, as well as the…

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Vive la Rodin

The Rodin Museum reopens this weekend after months of careful restoration work. Back in May I got a peek inside during the tail end of the restoration process and this morning…

    • Beury Building | Flickr user chrisinphilly5448, Creative Commons license
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Smaller rehabs to benefit most from PA's new preservation tax credits

Beury Building | Flickr user chrisinphilly5448, Creative Commons license After years of consideration, Pennsylvania finally offers a tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing properties, modeled after the Federal Rehabilitation…

    • Paine's Park, a new skatepark designed by Friday Architects for an area near the Art Museum, got final approval from the Art Commission on Wednesday.
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Philly's second casino coming? | Art Commission okays Paine's Park, LightPlay | $12.8m for Wayne Junction substation modernization | airport expansion clears Tinicum's legal challenge

Paine's Park, a new skatepark designed by Friday Architects for an area near the Art Museum, got final approval from the Art Commission on Wednesday.Bidding is open for Philadelphia’s second casino…

    • Bowman Properties' Fresh Market complex could take 18 months to build

Bowman Properties' Fresh Market complex could take 18 months to build

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Demolition on the old Magarity auto dealership building could begin in the fall, with construction of Bowman Properties' retail-residential 8200 Germantown Ave. project lasting about…

    • Tim Frick, SEPTA's assistant director of power, with long-outmoded oil-burning generators. (Amy Z. Quinn/for NewsWorks)

Unsexy, but critically needed, replacement coming for Wayne Junction Substation

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIt isn't a glamorous project, but the $12.8 million replacement of an electrical substation at Wayne Junction that dates back to the Depression era will…

    • Paine's Park

Art Commission gives nod to skateboard park, Avenue of the Arts light sculpture

A long-promised skateboard park near the Philadelphia Art Museum came one step closer to being realized as it received approval from the Philadelphia Art Commission on Wednesday.The plan submitted for…

    • Beury Building | Flickr user chrisinphilly5448, Creative Commons license

Eyes on the Street: Smaller rehabs to benefit most from PA’s new preservation tax credits

After years of consideration, Pennsylvania finally offers a tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing properties, modeled after the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits, and preservation advocates are rightly applauding…

City announces $500,000 in Community Development Block Grants for affordable housing and commercial improvements

Check out the press announcement: The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce have announced about $500,000 in support to three mixed-use developments…

    • A buyer has been found for the Church of the Assumption complex.
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Developer in contract for Church of the Assumption

PlanPhilly's Alan Jaffe reports that developer John Wei is under contract to buy the Church of the Assumption complex from Siloam, the social service organization that previously sought to raze…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview
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South Street Bridge lighting gone wild

With the flip of a giant ceremonial switch on Monday night, the South Street Bridge's light towers were finally illuminated. Their initial bright blue glow led into a 12-minute long audio/visual…

Real NEastate: What if the home repairs aren't done before settlement? [summer rerun]

 NEast Philly is on vacation this week, and is posting in a limited capacity. This installment from realtor Stacey McCarthy was originally published July 13, 2011. Q: I am making settlement…

    • The warehouse at Front and Girard had many lives before being destroyed by fire Tuesday. It once was L. H. Parke's Coffee and Tea. | via Ghost Sign Project c. 2006
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Front and Girard warehouse fire roundup | Yaron sentenced to five years

The warehouse at Front and Girard had many lives before being destroyed by fire Tuesday. It once was L. H. Parke's Coffee and Tea. | via Ghost Sign Project c. 2006…

    • State gaming board seeking applications for second Philadelphia casino license

State gaming board seeking applications for second Philadelphia casino license

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday opened bidding for a second Philadelphia casino license, despite a legislative attempt to open bidding for the license to potential operators from across the state.…

    • Church of the Assumption sold to developer

Church of the Assumption sold to developer

After four years of trying to raze the historic building at 11th and Spring Garden Streets, the social service agency that owns the Church of the Assumption has sold it and…

    • The warehouse at Front and Girard had many lives before being destroyed by fire Tuesday. via Ghost Sign Project c. 2006

Front and Girard warehouse fire roundup ...Yaron sentenced to five years

By midday Tuesday demolition crews were already wrecking the remains of the vacant warehouse at Front and Girard that had been consumed by fire early that morning. Here’s a roundup of…

    • The SS United States | Copyright photo: Steven B. Ujifusa for the SS United States Conservancy
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Q&A: Steven Ujifusa on the SS United States

Historian Steven Ujifusa first wrote about the SS United States for PlanPhilly five years ago, and this summer we’re proud to help him celebrate the release of his book,…

Financial Perspectives: What is really changing with the health care law?

NEast Philly is on vacation this week, and is posting in limited capacity. Here's the latest column from certified financial planner Jim Heisler: By now you have heard about the Supreme…

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