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    • DVNLRN, Photo by Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

April 10: Streets detoured after fire | Reviving Delaware River development plans | "The Ben" restoration | Divine Lorraine as art mecca | Mantua artist opens doors to save studio

Good morning, Eyes on the Street.  The intersection of 3rd and Market streets can't catch a break. Yesterday, a two-alarm fire broke out at Suit Corner, the shops at…

    • 40th and Pine, November 2013

Judge affirms permit to demolish historic 40th and Pine mansion

A judge has ruled that the historic mansion at 40th and Pine streets may be demolished, affirming an earlier split decision from the Board of Licenses and Inspections Review. The ruling…

    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

New Comcast tower cleared for takeoff

Comcast executives were in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday seeking approval for a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable that would make the country’s biggest cable provider even bigger. Meanwhile, representatives of…

    • Echelman's fountain at night. The mist, color coordinated with the transit lines, shows subway and trolley movement below. Photo courtesy of Center City District Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow and through which Philadelphia is mobilized by transit connections -…

    • Facades on Ridge Ave. in East Falls (Bas Slabbers for Newsworks)

Reimagining the East Falls business corridor

The beer distributor needs a more-masculine color scheme and strong, steely signage. The eye doctor's office looks a little tired and could be more transparent. The pizza shop would benefit from…

    • Preah Buddah Rangsey Temple, 6th and Ritner
    • Ken Weinstein, developer of the former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus, could soon have a new tenant. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Adult daycare likely coming to former Germantown Settlement Charter School campus

An adult daycare center is now on track to become the newest tenant of a five-building complex in southwest Germantown. For-profit Tori's Garden of Eden wants to open the center at…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.
Eyes on the Street

Planning for a new day at 19th Street Baptist Church

“I bring enthusiasm, I bring passion,” were 19th Street Baptist’s new pastor Rev. Wilbur Winborne’s words at a February 8th meeting of the congregation with students from PennDesign. Students from the…

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    • Cambodian traditions live on at the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Olney: Cambodian Association Adapts to Changing Needs

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. At the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia on North 5th Street…

    • Track damage near Spring Mill Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, Photo Credit SEPTA

SEPTA seeks federal funds to keep system above water

Spring may be upon us, but this winter’s weather and the impact snow and freezing temperatures can have is not yet a distant memory for SEPTA or its customers. Chances are…

    • IYBI syudents Kerron Hayes and Cameron Perry

"If You Build It" tells a story about community design, learning by doing and youth engagement

"If You Build It" tells an engaging story that touches on community design, learning by doing and youth engagement through creative, meaningful work. The documentary, will be shown Sunday April 13, 1…

    • Looped In at The Porch, Photos by Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

April 7-11: Porch Photo Booth | Janet Echelman and Susan Weiler | 'A Girl is a Fellow Here' | GeoPhilly Film Night | Searching for Philadelphia

Here's what's on tap this week - from public art and art in public to films about cartography and women in architecture. PICTURE THIS: Digital Photo Booth at The Porch Monday,…

    • Reading Viaduct, Photo by Bruhinb
Eyes on the Street

April 7: No strike, union negotiations continue | 20K volunteered Saturday | Philadelinquency's new delinquent tax totals | 37 displaced by fire | SEPTA bus crash | Reading Viaduct forges ahead

Welcome back to the work week, Eyes on the Street. Here's what's buzzing this Monday.  Transportation Workers Union Local 234 did not strike today, after their contract expired Sunday night. Philadelphia…

    • Site of proposed Healing Way methadone clinic in Holmesburg - Google

Councilman Henon will pay for appeal against Holmesburg methadone clinic

Councilman Bobby Henon announced that he will personally finance the “initial phase” of a legal appeal of a Commonwealth Court decision that would allow a methadone clinic operated by The Healing…

    • At the Penn Dental Research Greenhouse genetically modified plants are growing potentially groundbreaking medicines
Eyes on the Street

TEDx South Bank photo tour

In conjunction with the TEDxPhiladelphia conference last week, PlanPhilly and Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services teamed up to lead a TEDx field trip to Penn's South Bank campus to see…

    • Cherry Blossoms, Photo by David Swift Photography
Eyes on the Street

April 4-6: Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller | TreePhilly Giveaway | Fairmount Arts Crawl | Cherry Blossom Festival

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street! In addition to these early April events, don't forget that Philly Tech Week is underway with more than 140 events, and the 7th annual Philly…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
    • The Walt Whitman Bridge, opened in 1957, is the second oldest of the area's four Delaware River Bridges. Photo courtesy of DRPA

DRPA sets sights on toll, painting, tunnel and paving projects

Track work on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge isn't the only thing keeping the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) busy. While the authority is in the midst of replacing the 30-year old…

    • Fitler Square morning, April 2014
Eyes on the Street

Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the square’s 14 new benches. Smith says he enjoys the atmosphere…

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