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    • Map image/Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network

Data show owner occupancy still high in most Northeast neighborhoods

  More than 8o percent of homes in Parkwood are owner-occupied. In Lexington Park, it's 60 percent to 70 percent. And across Wissinoming and Tacony, 50 percent to 60 percent of…

    • Come watch a movie at the Race Street Pier Saturday night. | Race Street Peers, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

July 20-22: 'Muppets' in Mt. Airy | 'Doin' It In the Park' at the Pier | Dog Days of Summer Block Party

Come watch a movie at the Race Street Pier Saturday night. | Race Street Peers, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupMoonlight Movies in Mt. Airy: The Muppets Friday, July 20,…

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Man sought for theft one block from 8th Police District

Philadelphia Police and the FBI are looking for the man who robbed  a Citizens Bank branch Wednesday just one block from the 8th District headquarters. The suspect used a handgun to…

    • Architectural detail at Rodeph Shalom on North Broad Street.
    • Civic groups hope for changes to sign-control bill before City Council

Civic groups hope for changes to sign-control bill before City Council

In preparing its final report to City Council last fall, the now-disbanded Zoning Code Commission decided to punt an especially intricate and bungled section of the current code—sign regulations—to a later…

    • DAGchair:  Meeting of June 7, 2012

DAGchair: Meeting of June 7, 2012

DAGchair:  Meeting of June 7, 2012 This is an anecdotal account of the last meeting written by the chair, to be published each month.  These notes are intended to update people…

    •  Frankford Transportation Center / URS

Lower Northeast plan to call for new development centered on SEPTA's Frankford Transportation Center

A draft of the PCPC's Lower Northeast District-level Comprehensive Plan will be presented to the public for comment next month.But input given at two public input sessions, surveys and other…

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Behind PlanPhilly: "A Man and His Ship" Book release and VIP Boat Tour

The next edition of "Behind PlanPhilly" is "one down and one to go" as we interact with a historic treasure on our Central Delaware riverfront and the PlanPhilly reporter who wrote…

    • Under Cheryl Weiss, Diversified Community Services moved its headquarters to a new building at 22nd Street and Point Breeze Avenue.
Eyes on the Street

Another Point Breeze power shift

After ten years in at the helm of Point Breeze's Diversified Community Services (DCS), Cheryl Weiss has left her post as executive director. Otis Bullock Jr. has taken her place, joining…

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Dog of the Week: Lexus

Meet this darling girl who is all wiggles! Three-year-old Lexus is a female terrier/pit mix who was found in a backyard in Philadelphia. Once at the shelter, she began to dazzle…

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Cat of the Week: Oreo

Meet OREO (A16277670). He is one awesome cat! Oreo is a 2-year-old black and white tuxedo boy, and is a pretty big guy too, at almost 15 pounds! He's super handsome, and…

    • The Wesolowski family of Mayfair enjoys a meal at the newly renovated Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center. Photo/G. E. Reutter

Smiles and sunshine as newly renovated Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center opens [photos]

The humidity was high, temperature scorching and sun blistering on this July afternoon but it couldn’t keep the crowd away from the grand opening of the Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment…

    • Lipoff's: In the shadow of The Trestle. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Piloting Callowhill NID services | digging for West Shipyard | eating Philly's catch | Globe Dye may offer live-work space | Judge sticks it to PPA

Lipoff's: In the shadow of The Trestle. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupIt’s really thick out there today, but the temperature is only supposed to hit 91.…

    • The study area includes the Callowhill loft district, the waterfront, and  under-developed

Planning for the "donut hole" of Callowhill-Chinatown North

Work has begun on a blueprint aimed at bringing new vitality to the Callowhill industrial area, the northern part of Chinatown, Poplar and a swath of “super blocks” of low-density commercial…

    • Seger Park's sprayer/dripper has been out of order since June.

Help Desk: Is Seger Park’s splash pad busted? Where’s a toddler to cool off?

[updated 7/18/12 at 6:54pm] On a recent scorchingly hot afternoon, I stopped by Herron Playground at 2nd and Reed streets and saw throngs of kids and parents cooling off in the…

    • Heron sprayground
Eyes on the Street

Help Desk: Is Seger Park's splash pad busted? Where's a toddler to cool off?

[updated 7/18/12 at 6:54pm] On a recent scorchingly hot afternoon, I stopped by Herron Playground at 2nd and Reed streets and saw throngs of kids and parents cooling off in the…

    • Divine Lorraine | Flickr user garyreed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Rendering of the view from 2nd Street through the public plaza and Toll Brothers' proposed development at the NewMarket/Stamper Square site.
Eyes on the Street

Toll condos near Headhouse moving ahead | $3 million PA grant for new media HQ at Strawbridge's | inside the Robert Morris | stadium area casino? | PA gaming revenue up 31%

It will feel like 105º today, and then during strong thunderstorms this evening it might hail. Be safe out there today, Streeters.   Toll Brothers gave the Planning Commission a glimpse of…

Real NEastate: Where can I find a bargain in the Far Northeast? [comparison chart]

Q: I am prequalified to buy a home for $150,000. This is a good amount of money if I want to live in Mayfair or Rhawnhurst, but I’d really like to…

    • One archaeologist takes measurements while another records the findings

Archaeological search for more of West Shipyard underway

Note: An earlier version of this story said that a portion of a 1750 shipway found on the site in the 1980s was not found. In fact, it was a bulkhead…

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