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    • Council will consider 11th-hour amendments to new zoning code

Council will consider 11th-hour amendments to new zoning code

Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill in City Council Thursday morning amending portions of the new zoning code related to Civic Design Review, the pending ordinances doctrine, stream buffers, and parking.…

    • L&I cleans up its act

L&I cleans up its act

Mayor Michael Nutter and outgoing L&I commissioner Fran Burns announced Thursday that the Department will implement a “Professional Attire” policy requiring inspectors to wear clothing bearing the L&I ensign. “The use…

    • After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez held a bill Thursday that would rezone portions of Norris Square from multi-family to single-family, saying some residents needed more time to obtain permits for already existing multi-unit…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.
Eyes on the Street

Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum on the still-new Parkway. And now, decades later, as the…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Globe Dye Works part 2

Welcome to Globe Dye Works, the sequel. Last week, readers and our pals at the Frankford Gazette pointed out an error from Philly.com - the site spotlighted Frankford's Globe Dye Works,…

    • St. William School in Lawncrest. Image/Google Maps

St. William's to hold final celebration before school closes

St. William School in Lawncrest. Image/Google Maps Before the doors close for good at St. William's School in Lawncrest, current and former students are invited for one final celebration. In…

    • Greensgrow, inside (2011) | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • Central Delaware Overlay legislation, which would codify city's waterfront masterplan, is not introduced by city council

Central Delaware Overlay legislation, which would codify city's waterfront masterplan, is not introduced by city council "deadline."

Zoning legislation creating the Central Delaware Waterfront Overlay was not introduced at Thursday's city council meeting. So unless council adds an extra session, there can be no new overlay in place…

Developer receives zoning change need to transform legendary Philadelphia boxing venue into boutique hotel

Mosaic Development Partners Thursday got a zoning change it needs to convert legendary Philadelphia boxing venue Blue Horizon into a boutique hotel with restaurants and a jazz club.Philadelphia City Council…

    • Museum Construction, 1920 (Image no. 1933) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library's amazing Print and Pictures collection. We're starting off this feature with a…

    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp. #2017 | Credit: Original Aerial Imagery, Aerial Viewpoint, Spring Texas
Eyes on the Street

LENS: Photographing Philadelphia from above

In recent decades, there has been a renewed fascination with aerial photography among planners, motivated partly by the work of photographers like Alex MacLean and Yann Arthus-Bertrand's popular Earth From Above…

    • Frankford residents visited Overington Park Saturday to purchase plants donated by local gardeners to help raise money for future park events. Photo/Frankford Gazette

Overington Park perennials sale raises money for park events

Frankford residents visited Overington Park Saturday to purchase plants donated by local gardeners to help raise money for future park events. Photo/Frankford Gazette Frankford gardeners came together Saturday to raise money…

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Real NEastate: Should I sell my home now, or wait for values to increase?

Q: I am selling my home in the Northeast and moving out of the city. The only problem is I need to sell it for a certain amount to be able…

    • Foundation Details | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library’s amazing Print and Pictures collection. We’re starting off this feature with a…

    • Blue Avenue | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Assessment: AVI impact roundup

Is all of this talk about the city’s new property tax assessment system is making your head swim? Here are a few things to help make some sense out of the…

    • May celebrated its fifth annual May Fair on a sunny May Saturday along Frankford Avenue. Photo/Richard Kauffman

Crowds pack Frankford Avenue for fifth annual May Fair [slideshow]

May celebrated its fifth annual May Fair on a sunny May Saturday along Frankford Avenue. Photo/Richard Kauffman Mayfair residents had a reason to celebrate Saturday as they flooded a closed-off Frankford…

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Missing the Northeast: Baseball season

For the most part, I get by as a New Jersey resident without Northeast nostalgia making me too homesick. However, that all changes once baseball season starts going. I’m a big Phillies…

    • Sister Cities Fountain | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Budget woes for Philly parks, PA schools | urban bird strikes | Francisville wants condos | Live Arts lineup

Sister Cities Fountain | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group In a Daily News opinion piece Ed Weiner argues that Philly’s park funding falls short of promises by Mayor…

    • A billboard along I-95, just north of Allegheny Avenue

Billboards condemned for I-95 construction between Allegheny and Rhawn may be able to relocate, afterall

When City Council decided last June that owners of billboards and other structures condemned to make way for I-95’s expansion could replace them without going through the usual permitting process, that…

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