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    • Bartram’s Garden will be honored for the creation of its student-managed Community Farm and Food Resource Center.

Historical Society introduces awards for small, innovative sites

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is doing something for the little guys. The organization’s first History in Pennsylvania -- or HIP – Awards will be presented Oct. 19 at a luncheon…

    • Rebuilding Together volunteers removed a toilet from one resident’s house. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods
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Belmont: Coalition gives block a makeover

Philadelphia Neighborhoods1 on Vimeo. By Ben Griffiths and Kate Hartman [Philadelphia Neighborhoods] Hammers were swinging up and down the street as volunteers, organizers and residents joined forces to do a…

    • Even thought you'll still see a sign every now and again, SEPTA's slogan isn't 'We're Getting There' anymore.
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PSA: 'We're getting there' isn't SEPTA's slogan, people

Over on MOTU's blog they run a feature called MOTUnes Monday and usually it's a song about transit - think Last of the Steam-Powered Trains or Charlie on the MTA -…

    • Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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October 1-5: Architecture in Film | Planetarium on the Parkway | 205 Race at DAG | Homeowner workshops: interior finishes and energy efficiency

Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupArchitecture in Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey Monday, October 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

    • Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | 'Needle Park' playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupWhich transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and…

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Eyes is one, onward!

Eyes on the Street turned one in late September. So before we race headlong into our second year I wanted to take a moment to look back and say thank you…

    • The user-friendly, map-based survey includes regional SEPTA, PATCO and New Jersey Transit stations

Bike-to-transit crowdsource map wants your input

 Would you bike to public transportation if there were better bicycle parking options at your local station? Would better transportation amenities make you less inclined to drive for any or all…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
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Pennypack Park cleanup inventory: 14 types of balls, 4 kinds of flip flops, a gas canister, part of a shopping cart and more

What do a shopping cart, a blue comb, four car tires without rims, two baby dolls, and a frisbee have in common? They're all on a bizarre list of "other" things…

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Reader Submission: Tires, multiple pairs of flip-flops collected in Friends of Pennypack Park clean-up

There are lots of pretty places in the park, and everybody has their favorite. Among the top of many people's list is Pennypack on the Delaware, just south of Rhawn Street…

    • Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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September 28-30: LoMo Harvest Festival + Flea | Go West! Craft Fest | Puerto Rican Day Parade | Bella Vista House Tour

Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupLoMo Harvest Festival and Flea Market& Community Fair Saturday, September 29. Flea Market 9am-3pm,…

    • 3rd and Market | David Swift, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Community Day Saturday to spruce up Lawncrest Rec Center

With a newly formed advisory council, all the Lawncrest Rec Center needs now is some volunteers for its first Community Day. Established after a series of meetings through the PhillyRising collaborative,…

    • Since its launch in 2010, the South Philly Food Co-op has already reached more than 300 members. | Photo by Albert Yee
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Two Philadelphia Food Co-Ops Receive $25,000 Grants

If you want to see how community food co-ops launch, grow and flourish, Philadelphia is becoming a great case study. This month, two up-and-coming community food co-ops each received $25,000 in…

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Hop Angel kicks off Fall-themed weekends with pumpkin beers, keg bowling [video]

The line at the bar was two rows deep inside Hop Angel Brauhaus Saturday. But the real action was in the Fox Chase establishment's beer garden. Last weekend's Pumpkin Festival marked…

    • Bug on a vacant property in Point Breeze.
    • Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper

Council resolution supports Commonwealth Court’s decision to declare Act 13 unconstitutional

Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution Thursday morning supporting the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s July decision to strike down portions of the natural gas industry regulation law, Act 13, which would supersede…

    • Owners of the Bunting House and neighboring properties have agreed to hold off on demolition for a month / Bas Slabbers

A glimmer of hope for Roxborough's Bunting House, as owners say they'll hold off on demolition

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorksNeighbors and civic groups in the Roxborough area are continuing their efforts to save a 19th-century house at 5901 Ridge Ave., as the owners have…

    • After 40th Street Bridge construction ends, work on the 41st Street Bridge will begin in late 2013

A city-wide look at ongoing transit construction projects

PlanPhilly transportation reporter Christine Fisher hits the pavement and calls around to the Philadelphia Streets Department, SEPTA and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation in order to bring you up to speed…

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Hundreds attend Mayfair Farmers Market preview [slideshow]

The 3500-block of Ryan Avenue in Mayfair was transformed into a small street fair Sunday during a preview of the Mayfair Farmers Market, due to open next spring. Children waited patiently to…

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Love Note #75: Kim Broadbent loves the industrial landscape at Wayne Junction in Germantown

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with a preservationist's affection for the historic - and still operational - Wayne Mills. Love Note #75: Kim Broadbent loves…

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