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    • Mark Focht, Michael DiBerardinis, Susan Slawson

Council hears Parks & Recreation budget relief plea

At Tuesday's public hearings for the 2013 Parks & Recreation budget, a cadre of activists wearing green shirts and brandishing signs were joined by a literal peanut (as in wee) gallery…

    • Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

Second phase of plan aiming to boost walking, bike riding in Philadelphia presented to planning commission

The second half of Philadelphia's first plan to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians was presented to the city planning commission Tuesday. The first half of the plan, covering Northwest…

    • Delaware River City Corporation announces ribbon cutting for Lardner's Point Park

Delaware River City Corporation announces ribbon cutting for Lardner's Point Park

Lardner's Point Park is a part of the scenic 11 mile Delaware Riverfront Greenway that DRCC, in concert with the City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, is developing. The construction of…

Ground breaking for accessible, affordable apartment units

WHO: Bruce Connus, President and CEO, Liberty Housing Development Corporation; State Senator Vincent Hughes; Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.; State Representative Vanessa Brown; Connie Loukatos, Director, Philadelphia Multifamily Hub, U.S. Department Housing…

Race Street Pier's trees are breaking out

The Race Street Pier trees are in full leaf. Last year - June to be exact - a few of the pier's 37 large, white swamp oaks had dropped their leaves…

    • Have you seen this car shaped bike rack on Sydenham at Walnut? Want in-street bike parking near you?

Rethinking the park in parking spaces

Parking spaces don’t have to be consigned to cars. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is ready to help businesses and organizations reclaim in-street parking for bike corrals and parklets…

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Patrick Kerkstra on Radio Times

PlanPhilly contributor Patrick Kerkstra will be on WHYY's Radio Times during the 10 o'clock hour Tuesday morning to talk shop about the perils, politics, and possibilities wrapped up in Philadelphia's vacant properties.…

    • This week Next American City launched Forefront, an online publication featuring weekly longform articles about urban policy for online subscribers.
Eyes on the Street

Next American City launches Forefront, new site

Visitors to Next American City, Philly's own nonprofit urban-policy publication, will notice big changes afoot. Next American City stopped publishing its magazine, and starting Monday, has gone online-only with Forefront…

Eyes on the Street

April 16-20: Tom Finkelpearl | Homeowner Workshops | Archaeology in Philly | Urban Heat Islands | Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses

Tom Finkelpearl on Public Art Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk. Join Tom Finkelpearl to discuss public art, and the role public art projects…

    • A West Philly parklet installed last fall at 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue. NewsWorks partner photo/Peter Crimmins

City wants to hear, fund neighborhoods' ideas for parklets

A West Philly parklet installed last fall at 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue. NewsWorks partner photo/Peter Crimmins After launching two successful parklets last year, Philadelphia's Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities…

Eyes on the Street

Could Philly benefit from another casino?

With Developer Bart Blatstein’s announcement that he’d like to turn part of his North Broad Street holdings into a casino-hotel-entertainment complex, we’re going to be hearing a lot more about the…

    • A mural at Max Myers Rec Center gets a fresh coat of paint during Philly Spring Cleanup. Photo/Michelle Alton

Thousands turn out for annual Philly Spring Cleanup

A mural at Max Myers Rec Center gets a fresh coat of paint during Philly Spring Cleanup. Photo/Michelle Alton Thousands of people participated in Saturday's Philly Spring Cleanup, the city's annual…

    • The Banks | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Catholic church closings | affordable LGBT senior housing | disciplinary discrepancies for black students | vigil for fallen firefighters | PHS Pops-Up honored

The Banks | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. Today’s temperature could be a record-breaker: 89 and sunny. Sure the warm weather is nice, but…

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Police arrest man wanted for robbing elderly woman in Bell's Corner

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in the Easter Sunday robbery of a 94-year-old woman in Bell's Corner. The woman was on her way home from Bell's Market when the…

    • Surveillance footage shows a theft in the basement at SmokeEaters Pub. Image/Philadelphia Police

Man wanted for stealing from firefighters' raffle baskets

Surveillance footage shows a theft in the basement at SmokeEaters Pub. Image/Philadelphia Police Police in the 15th District are looking for the man seen stealing from raffle baskets at a firefighters…

    • Catch PlanPhilly reporter Patrick Kerkstra on Radio Times Tuesday

Catch PlanPhilly reporter Patrick Kerkstra on Radio Times Tuesday

Last week’s fire at the former Bucks Hosiery factory in Kensington killed two firefighters and cast a spotlight on a longterm problem confronting Philadelphia: the economic opportunities, challenges and physical dangers…

    • PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

Late last year, the Philadelphia Housing Authority issued a Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the 32-acre site of the former Liddonfield Housing Project in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of…

    • Manayunk-Roxborough community to explore food co-op proposal this week

Manayunk-Roxborough community to explore food co-op proposal this week

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPerhaps the recent explosion of interest in creating a neighborhood food co-op in the Manayunk-Roxborough area is happening because 2012 is the United Nations' International…

    • Friends of Race Street Pier monthly meeting recap

Friends of Race Street Pier monthly meeting recap

On Tuesday, April 10th the Friends of Race Street Pier held their monthly meeting.  The meeting notes are attached. The group has started to plan activities for the July 6th and September…

    • West Rockland Street residents sweep up on cleanup day 2010 | via rocklandstreet.com
Eyes on the Street

April 14: Pitch in for citywide Spring Cleanup

West Rockland Street residents sweep up on cleanup day 2010 | via rocklandstreet.comThis weekend there are at least 346 opportunities to beautify Philadelphia and you should lend a hand. The …

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