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    • Ghost Fern | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

May 29-June 1: garden photography, city cycling, rooftop ravens

Ghost Fern | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupThe Art of Garden Photography Thursday, May 31, noon-1pm. PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street. Learn tips and tricks…

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Financial Perspectives: A time to pause and remember

As we reflect on the sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, especially those still serving in Afghanistan, we should recall what the idea of freedom meant to our founding…

    • Try to stay cool today - it's going to be another hot and humid one.
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AVI and abatement | Franklintown booms | better community-based policing | Bridesburg remembers | urban foraging | culture coworking

Happy Tuesday, Streeters. We hope you had a swell if not sweltering Memorial Day. Today is going to be another hot one, and an excessive heat warning will be in…

    • Planning recommends striking part of Bodine Street to add Finnegan's Wake patio, but says no to balconies over Spring Garden

Planning recommends striking part of Bodine Street to add Finnegan's Wake patio, but says no to balconies over Spring Garden

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday endorsed proposed legislation that would close a portion of tiny Bodine Street to motorized vehicles, making way for Finnegan's Wake to build an outdoor dining…

    • Dobbins Vocational School was built in 1936 in the Art Deco style by Irwin T. Catharine.

Look Up! Moderne and Machine Age schools survive closing lists

“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…

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NoLibs Night Market

Despite a mini-monsoon in the afternoon, Night Market descended on Northern Liberties Thursday night for the first Night Market of the season More than 40 vendors set up shop on 2nd…

    • Race Street Pier will come alive with Latin Arts this weekend | Out of the Night Sky, phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Memorial Day Weekend: Fairmount Restaurant Week, Arts on South, Cedar Park Jazz, Latin Arts Explosion, Decoration Day

Fairmount Restaurant Week May 25-June 3. Various locations in Fairmount.  To coincide with the opening of the Barnes’ new location, Fairmount restaurants are hosting the neighborhood’s first restaurant week, featuring three-course…

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'Lines in Four Directions in Flowers' artwork planted

Conceptual Artist Sol LeWitt proposed the site-specific artwork Lines in Four Directions in Flowers to the Fairmount Park Art Association in 1981. That was long ago that the Fairmount Park Art…

    • A record number of Northwood and Frankford residents attended the most recent 15th District PSA meeting, which covers the southern portion of the district up to Bridge Street. Image/Philadelphia Polic

High attendance at 15th District PSA1 meeting after encouragement from civic associations

A record number of Northwood and Frankford residents attended the most recent 15th District PSA meeting, which covers the southern portion of the district up to Bridge Street. Image/Philadelphia Police At…

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Tacony mother in custody for death of twin toddlers

Police took a Tacony woman into custody late Thursday afternoon after two of her children were discovered dead in the home on the 6800-block of Ditman Street and a third child…

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Sister Cities rave | Council's AVI splits | SEPTA's tough budget | L&I dresses up | front door, trap door

The transformation of Logan Square’s Sister Cities Park is “a small miracle” to architecture critic Inga Saffron, who gave the park a rave review in today’s Inquirer. She writes, “Cities…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.

From Eyes on the Street: Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum on the still-new Parkway. And now, decades later, as the…

    • Council will consider 11th-hour amendments to new zoning code

Council will consider 11th-hour amendments to new zoning code

Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill in City Council Thursday morning amending portions of the new zoning code related to Civic Design Review, the pending ordinances doctrine, stream buffers, and parking.…

    • L&I cleans up its act

L&I cleans up its act

Mayor Michael Nutter and outgoing L&I commissioner Fran Burns announced Thursday that the Department will implement a “Professional Attire” policy requiring inspectors to wear clothing bearing the L&I ensign. “The use…

    • After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

After community meeting, Sánchez holds Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez held a bill Thursday that would rezone portions of Norris Square from multi-family to single-family, saying some residents needed more time to obtain permits for already existing multi-unit…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.
Eyes on the Street

Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum on the still-new Parkway. And now, decades later, as the…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Globe Dye Works part 2

Welcome to Globe Dye Works, the sequel. Last week, readers and our pals at the Frankford Gazette pointed out an error from Philly.com - the site spotlighted Frankford's Globe Dye Works,…

    • St. William School in Lawncrest. Image/Google Maps

St. William's to hold final celebration before school closes

St. William School in Lawncrest. Image/Google Maps Before the doors close for good at St. William's School in Lawncrest, current and former students are invited for one final celebration. In…

    • Greensgrow, inside (2011) | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • Central Delaware Overlay legislation, which would codify city's waterfront masterplan, is not introduced by city council

Central Delaware Overlay legislation, which would codify city's waterfront masterplan, is not introduced by city council "deadline."

Zoning legislation creating the Central Delaware Waterfront Overlay was not introduced at Thursday's city council meeting. So unless council adds an extra session, there can be no new overlay in place…

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