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    • Northeast streets will become more bike and pedestrian friendly. Image from the City Planning Commission's planning document

Planning Commission reveals pedestrian/bike draft plans for the Northeast

Northeast streets will become more bike and pedestrian friendly. Image from the City Planning Commission's planning document Earlier this fall, the City Planning Commission held public meetings in Northeast and West…

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November 21-25: Biography of Building, Thanksgiving Parade, RiverRink, Holiday Railroad

Witold Rybczynski’s The Biography of Building Monday, November 21, 6:30-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, Upper Gallery, 210 South 34th Street. Celebrate the launch of Witold Rybczynski’s new book, which tells the story…

    • Swenson was one of many schools marching down Frankford Avenue at the 2011 Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. Photo by Liza Meiris.

Slideshow: Frankford Avenue gets festive for annual Mayfair-Homlesburg Thanksgiving Parade

Swenson was one of many schools marching down Frankford Avenue at the 2011 Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. Photo by Liza Meiris. There was no need for a rain date. Service men and…

    • CITY | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Speculation at Broad and Washington, profiles in Occupy, safety at greened lots, parking in bike lanes, unified Chelten Avenue, Nutter nod

CITY | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group What’s the deal with the huge empty lot at the northeast corner of Broad and Washington? Hidden City reports…

    • Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

Ground is broken at Lardner's Point

PlanPhilly staff report  Groundbreaking took place Monday on a new, 4.5-acre park at Lardner's Point in Tacony that will replace the current “cracked pavement and weeds” with greenery, wetlands, benches, picnic tables,…

    • Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

Community input sought for Chelten Avenue corridor improvements

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIf you know only one thing going in about the upcoming meetings on a streetscape plan for Chelten Avenue, let it be this: It's not…

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Penn study finds PHS vacant land program reduces assaults and vandalism

By the PlanPhilly staffThe Pennsylvania Horticultural Society program that cleans and greens vacant land results in significant reductions in gun assaults across most of Philadelphia and fewer instances of vandalism…

    • Sidewalk Cafes in Center City 2011 | Center City District
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Center City's sidewalk cafe boom should spread

For ten years the Center City District has been counting the number of sidewalk cafes in Center City, finding 273 between Vine and South Streets. There were 69 when CCD…

    • 23rd Street Armory hosts the Holiday Art Start Craft Bazaar this weekend.
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November 18-20: Art Star Craft Bazaar, TreeVitalize the neighborhood, Philly Marathon

Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar Saturday ,November 19, 11am-6pm and Sunday, November 20, 11am-6pm. 23rd Street Armory, 22 South 23rd Street. Scour Art Star's curated craft bazaar's selection of 55…

Local mother gives national family newsletter a Northeast spin

Jeanné Hannum is the proud mother of four children. Each of her children has gone off to do great things--her oldest daughter is a food and personnel safety manager at Wegmans, her…

    • Flickr photo by interchangeable parts

Leaf recycling in effect through Dec. 16

Flickr photo by interchangeable partsPhiladelphia's bagged leaf drive is underway, and residents have until mid-December to put their leaves on the curb for pickup. Through Dec. 16, you can…

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    • Reporters videotaped members of the Occupy Philadelphia movement who interrupted a portion of Thursday's City Council Meeting

City Council introduces new zoning bills, holds more

A small contingent of the Occupy Philadelphia movement hijacked a portion of Thursday’s meeting of City Council, held a session of “People’s City Council,” and passed a handful of its own…

    • More than 700 people attended the Philadelphia Housing Authority's property auction on Nov. 16.

Center City: Housing Authority makes money on auction

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly This article was created in partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University's capstone multimedia journalism class. The Philadelphia Housing Authority brought in $7 million this week…

    • One of Bodine High School's new planters helps to absorb the paved schoolyard's stormwater runoff.
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Emerald City: Philly ranked best in the nation for green infrastructure

Philadelphia is an Emerald City, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, thanks to our city's green infrastructure approach to stormwater management. When it rains, our rivers…

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Cat of the Week: Tommy

This boy could not be more of a lovebug! Tommy (A14457378) is one awesome dude. Tommy is a tabby and white male cat that was found wandering around outside. Poor Tommy…

    • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Claes Oldenburg's
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Checking in on Lenfest Plaza

I recently walked through Lenfest Plaza outside the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to see how people were using the space, and was pleased to see people hanging out on…

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Dog of the Week: Sha Sha

Sha Sha (14328825) is a schnauzer-type mix that was surrendered to the shelter because now that she’s 12 years old, her owners no longer have time for her. Poor Sha Sha…

    • Families watch as the Mayfair-Homesburg Thanksgiving Parade rolls down Frankford Avenue in 2010. Photo by Brian Bailey.

Mayfair/Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade set for Sunday [slideshow]

Families watch as the Mayfair-Homesburg Thanksgiving Parade rolls down Frankford Avenue in 2010. Photo by Brian Bailey. Sunday marks the annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, and unless it rains, Grand Marshall Ed…

    • Shane Confectionery in Old City reopens this month. | PlanPhilly
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Rainy year, PHA auction draws hundreds, concerns over Magarity redevelopment, historic Shane's reopens in Old City

Good morning, Philly. It's a chilly and damp fall day, and it's only going to get cooler as the day goes along. Yesterday Philly recorded its rainiest year on record,…

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