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Multi-modal with MOTU: Transit Talk with SEPTA

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional Eyes on the Street series where we meet up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) to explore the city’s…

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Final Lower Northeast District planning meaning set for Aug. 7

The third and final planning meeting for the Lower Northeast District is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Globe Dye Works [map] in Frankford. The first two meetings -…

    • Nicolas Mirra locks up along Rittenhouse Square.
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Love Note #27: Nicholas Mirra loves the bike-ridden fence on Rittenhouse Square

As promised, Eyes on the Street will occasionally feature especially plannerdly Philly Love Notes culled from the growing collection on the Philly Love Notes blog. For our first installment, the…

    • It's Blocked | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Third water main break | DRWC traffic study results | jerk cyclists on notice | Roosevelt Blvd crosswalk work coming

It's Blocked | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Happy August, Streeters. We're hoping the threat of thunderstorms doesn't make good until our Behind PlanPhilly boat tour is over, so…

Real NEastate: What can I do to prepare my home for sale?

Q: After 40 years of wonderful memories, I am moving from my three-bedroom home in Fox Chase to a one-bedroom condo in Florida. It is daunting to think of selling my…

    • A Roxborough couple was granted a variance for the two-family use of their Fairthorne Avenue home. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Zoning board approves variance for Fairthorne Ave. home, despite civic opposition

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA Roxborough couple will likely avoid a planned sheriff sale on their Fairthorne Avenue home, after the city zoning board approved a switch to a…

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Multi-modal with MOTU: Transit Talk with SEPTA

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional Eyes on the Street series where we meet up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) to explore the city’s…

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FBI in search of Somerton bank robber

Police in the 7th District and the FBI are looking for the man who robbed a Somerton bank July 26. With a mask on his face, the suspect walked into…

    • Mockup of David Guinn's new autumnal mural that will overlook Palumbo Park. | courtesy of David Guinn
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A new 'Autumn' for Catharine Street

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PennDOT construction means lane closures along Roosevelt Boulevard

The following information is from PennDOT regarding lane closures along Roosevelt Boulevard: Daytime weekday lane closures are scheduled on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia for the next month for the resurfacing of…

    • Delaware River, 1920 (Image no. 1928) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: The Central Delaware Waterfront, 1920

For this week's look at Philadelphia From Above we'll turn to Delaware Waterfront of 1920 in honor of the Behind PlanPhilly Delaware River boat tour on August 1. Head down to the…

    • NoLibs Streetscape | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Philly jobs 80% transit accessible | City plans $120 million IT overhaul | St. Christopher's Hospital expanding | NoLibs v. BroLibs | Ralph's v. Dante & Luigi's

NoLibs Streetscape | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group According to a report by the Brookings Institution, 80% of jobs in the Philadelphia region are accessible by public transit.…

    • WR&A Vice President Jeffrey Riegner sums up the findings

Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study proposes more turn lanes, longer lights on weekends, and better-marked bike routes

A Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study recommends adding left-hand turn lanes onto the I-95 Northbound ramp and Washington Avenue, adjustments to the time it takes for traffic lights to cycle and…

    • More citizen-driven ideas for the Parkway

More citizen-driven ideas for the Parkway

In what has become the mantra for the tweaking of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into a more user-friendly experience, Harris Steinberg of Penn Praxis last night again evoked the phrase "less…

    • Mockup of David Guinn's new autumnal mural that will overlook Palumbo Park. | courtesy of David Guinn

NBC ... 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge

The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering with NBC Philadelphia to create 21st Century Solutions, a local grant challenge for nonprofit organizations implementing new and innovative programs that are moving the community forward.…

Got a great project that can soak up stormwater while creating an engaging, visually-appealing place in the city?

Got a great project that can soak up stormwater while creating an engaging, visually-appealing place in the city? Share it with us for an exhibition designed to inspire new projects that…

    • Emerald Street Urban Farm, Kensington | credit: Todd Henkin
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Urban Sustainability or Stability

Urban Sustainability or Stability by Nic Esposito   I was extremely conflicted when I made the move from West Philly to Kensington. Living on the heart of Baltimore Avenue afforded me…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Help us welcome back Port Richmond

Oh hey, Port Richmond, nice to see you again! The Riverwards neighborhood pops up in the Northeast pretty frequently when the mainstream media get their hands on news stories outside…

    • Got an idea to help improve the Parkway? Head out to one of the Parkway Action Plan public input meetings this week.
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July 30-August 3: Parkway community input | Behind PlanPhilly boat tour | DAG talks Museum of the American Revolution | Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Parkway Action Plan Community Meetings Monday, July 30, 6-8:30pm at Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church, 22nd and Mt. Vernon streets. Tuesday, July 31, 6-8:30pm at Storefront for Urban Innovation, 2816 West Girard…

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