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    • The buildings along the 1900 block of Walnut have survived decades of residential and commercial evolution.

Look Up! Comings and Goings on Early Rittenhouse Row

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • Jeff Rush in May 2011, the day before the ribbon-cutting at the Race Street Pier. Photo credit: Rene Goodwin

Jeff Rush, zoning and planning advocate and Queen Village champion, dies

Waterfront planners, casino protestors, and especially Queen Villagers lost one of their most consistent advocates last Tuesday when Jeff Rush, a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments and former president…

    • The back of this building will feature a roof deck. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

Greene Street Consignment building expansion approved

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPlans for a building expansion at Greene Street Consignment can move ahead, the city zoning board has ruled. The ZBA voted to grant needed variances…

    • The SS United States: Until the first blows fall

The SS United States: Until the first blows fall

How best to describe the SS United States? Take the Chrysler Building, install engines powerful enough to drive an aircraft carrier, and outfit the inside with furnishings fit for John…

    • Patrick Kerkstra and wife Kaitlin Gurney

Nerd street cred: Kerkstra wins Geek Award

PlanPhilly investigative reporter Patrick Kerkstra took home top honors in the “Geek Headline of the Year" journalism category of the Philadelphia Geek Awards Friday Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences.…

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Evidence shows state-test cheating in Philadelphia schools likely far worse than previously revealed [infographic]

Additional reporting by Dale Mezzacappa of the Public School Notebook; Infographic by Todd Vachon The scope of the Philadelphia School District's problem with suspicious erasures on state standardized tests is far…

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How to have a wedding at the Pennypack Park gazebo

Pennypack Park has many beautiful features, but the gazebo on the Delaware River in Upper Holmesburg really stands out. It's no wonder Bridesburg resident Donna Ludwig wants to help her daughter and…

    • 'Love that Dirty Water' | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

August 17-19: Fantastic Friday concert | Beach Bonanza | Caribbean Festival

'Love that Dirty Water' | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupFantastic Fridays @ Penn Treaty Park Friday, August 17, 6:30pm. Penn Treaty Park, 1199 N. Delaware Avenue. Free Friday…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
Eyes on the Street

Help Desk: Pennypack on the Delaware as a wedding venue?

Today Eyes on the Street's Help Desk takes on a new kind of planning question: wedding planning. Donna Ludwig is helping daughter Danielle and her fiancé Nick plan their wedding. The…

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Lower Northeast District Plan to be presented to Planning Commission Tuesday

One of many things on the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's agenda Tuesday is a review of the Lower Northeast District Plan. Residents of Frankford, Northwood, Summerdale, Lawncrest…

    • Hawthorne Park officially opened July 5.
    • Along the creek in Lawncrest | Flickr user Chambo25 | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed turning green with infrastructure

Thanks to a $58,000 EPA grant, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will help implement 10 new green infrastructure projects to the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed aimed at improving water quality, controlling stormwater, and…

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Philly's guide to multi-modal streets now available for public comment

With a new zoning code an evolving district plans, there's a lot of change happening in Philadelphia. And just like the public had a chance to suggest ideas and comment on…

    • DiNic's new stand in Reading Terminal Market
    • Until Tuesday, the Queen Lane Apartments demolition date was listed as Aug. 15 on the PHA website. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Demolition D-Day passes and the Queen Lane Apartments still stand

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks The original deadline for the demolition of the Queen Lane Apartments will come and go this week, but there's no word on when the Germantown…

    • A bike corral on Broad Street.
Eyes on the Street

Help Kung Fu Necktie and Johnny Brenda's corral bikes

In lots of spots around the city there just isn't enough bike parking to satisfy demand. But this year the city is working with businesses and property owners resolve their bike…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Mayfair gets credit for Tacony's cool sign

Updated:  A reader has called to our attention the Mayfair neighborhood banner hanging in front of Stein's in the photo used for the Naked Philly story. We can't fault them for…

    • Mapping L&I violations.
Eyes on the Street

L&I data goes public, catches up

Using the old L&I website was like time-traveling back to the Internet circa 1993- it was very static and not particularly useful. But this week, thanks to a massive overhaul, L&I's web…

Real NEastate: How much can I get for a Morrell Park flip?

Q: I am ready to sell a flip that I’ve rehabbed - a three-bedroom one and ½ bathroom home in Morrell Park. It has a finished basement and central air. I…

    • Uptown Theater marquee
Eyes on the Street

High-speed rail could bypass 30th St | Uptown preservation grant | Jefferson Square cleanup | Fatality at Lombard-South

Will Philly’s future high-speed rail stations be at Market East and the airport, bypassing 30th Street Station? The Inquirer reports that because the current Northeast Corridor alignment poses problems for high-speed trains,…

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