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    • Part of Venturi Scott Brown's ghost house at Franklin Court. | connery.cepeda, via Flickr, Creative Commons License
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Robert Venturi retires, VSBA is born

Postmodern architect Robert Venturi announced his retirement after more than 50 years in professional practice. With Venturi's retirement comes a new day for the firm he cofounded with his wife and…

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Northeast man killed in Germantown shooting

Police responded to a shooting call on the 800 block of E. Woodlawn St. just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday. They found a 35-year-old man in the street after suffering a gunshot…

    • The Atlantic Building, 260 S. Broad Street.
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Atlantic Building bought by Post Brothers

The Atlantic Building, a 1920s office tower standing at Spruce and South Broad, has been sold to Post Brothers. Yes, that Post Brothers, Matthew and Michael Pestronk. The ones converting the…

    • 69th Street | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
    • L&I review board delays decision on demolition of historic mansion

L&I review board delays decision on demolition of historic mansion

The Board of License and Inspection Review cut short a hearing Tuesday afternoon of an appeal of the Historical Commission’s decision to approve the demolition of a historically designated Italianate mansion…

    • Eyes on the Street: Atlantic Building bought by Post Brothers

Eyes on the Street: Atlantic Building bought by Post Brothers

The Atlantic Building, a 1920s office tower standing at Spruce and South Broad, has been sold to Post Brothers. Yes, that Post Brothers, Matthew and Michael Pestronk. The ones converting the…

    • Manayunk's new Bikram Yoga studio aims for Aug. 1 opening

Manayunk's new Bikram Yoga studio aims for Aug. 1 opening

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorksOwners of the new Bikram Yoga in Manayunk studio just off Main Street say they are nearing completion of construction and renovations and hope to…

    • Digging for what's left of the historic West Shipyard. | Kellie Patrick Gates, PlanPhilly
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July 23-27: Tour West Shipyard dig | Shakespeare in Clark Park | 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' | Southeast by Southeast community art exhibition

West Shipyard Archaeological Dig Tour Tuesday, July 24, 5-7pm. Columbus Boulevard between Vine and Callowhill. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is inviting the public to learn about the archaeological explorations at the…

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Shape the Parkway

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has seen incredible investment and development over the past couple of years, culminating this spring with the opening of Sister Cities Park, the new Barnes,…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: City Paper puts Frankford's Civil War museum in North Philly

The Northeast - Frankford in particular - is crawling with history buffs and Civil War afficianados. Doesn't sound like City Paper consulted any of them when it ran its cover feature…

Zoning, security and vandalism the subject of July Northwood Civic meeting

It was a packed house (about 70 in attendance) at the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Tuesday night, when the members voted unanimously to take legal action against the owner of …

    • After a water main broke at 21st and Bainbridge Sunday night, the Fire Department helped evacuate residents via boat. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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After the flood South of South | Assumption lawsuits continue | Lower Northeast plan update | Liddonfield site to Holy Family | illegal work at Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery

After a water main broke at 21st and Bainbridge Sunday night, the Fire Department helped evacuate residents via boat. | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupIf you’re a…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan gets under way

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan gets under way

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan became real Monday night as the first of four community meetings was held with the goal of developing a strategy for the Parkway that is…

    • A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

A new plan to revitalize West Philadelphia's Lower Lancaster Avenue

There's a new plan being designed to spur development along the Lower Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor, through parts of the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton neighborhoods of…

    • Manayunk's Yanako strives for a 'comforting, family-style' approach to Japanese dining

Manayunk's Yanako strives for a 'comforting, family-style' approach to Japanese dining

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksIt was tough to hear Jun Suh on the phone over the sound of hammers earlier this week, as last-minute preparations continued for Friday night's…

    • Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

We need your help in developing an Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. With your input, the Action Plan will help to lay out a set of projects that can be implemented in the next few…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan

Over the past decade a great deal of work has been completed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- improvements to pedestrian crossings, addition of bike lanes, and planting new street trees.…

    • “Sale” signs are still posted on the church and school, two weeks after the property was sold.

Demolition debate may continue over Church of the Assumption

The court battle over the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption may continue, despite the recent change in ownership. Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, the law firm representing Siloam,…

    • The sit of the former Liddonfield Homes in Upper Holmesburg stands to be redeveloped. Image/Google Maps

Lawmakers: PHA picks Holy Family to develop Liddonfield site

State Sen. Mike Stack, state Rep. Mike McGeehan and City Councilman Bobby Henon applauded PHA’s decision today to select Holy Family University’s development plan Upper Holmesburg's Liddonfield property, according to…

    • Where are these odd birds of iron?
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Eye Spy: Fanciful, feathered ironwork

One day I will walk into a fire hydrant or parked car because I'm staring up at a building. I'm a total sucker for architectural detail - and if you're wired to…

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