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    • Lines & Squares | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • PCPC doesn't like look of proposed Chestnut Street residential development, but supports it anyway

PCPC doesn't like look of proposed Chestnut Street residential development, but supports it anyway

Philadelphia City Planning Commissioners remain unhappy with the looks of a 12-story residential building Aquinas Realty plans to build at 2017-23 Chestnut Street, but they voted to support the zoning relief…

    • Do you know a beautiful street when you see it?

Beautiful Streets: How do you define streetscape beauty?

Is a beautiful street something you feel? Is it context specific? Does beautiful equate to urbane, narrow, architecturally interesting, uniform, well kept, or busy? Is streetscape beauty like pornography? That is,…

    • Inside Frankford Central United Methodist Church | NEast Philly, Photo
    • Photo: Benjamin Herold  Parent Jose Villafane, with daughter Kianna, testified before the School Reform Commission

SRC suspends Pa. school code on closings. 'Walk-on' resolution approved; vote on closings will be March 29

by Benjamin Herold on Feb 16 2012 Posted in Latest news [Updated 1:30 a.m.] In an unexpected move, the School Reform Commission voted Thursday to approve a previously unannounced "walk-on" resolution…

    • Will iconic Broad Street boxing venue get new life as boutique hotel?

Will iconic Broad Street boxing venue get new life as boutique hotel?

The Blue Horizon, a legendary former boxing venue on North Broad Street, may be reborn as The Hotel Blue on Broad, a boutique spot with restaurants, a jazz club, and some…

    • Responder Lou Maldonaldo (L) and BEMS Managing Director Tim Hinchcliff (R) accept a check from Rep. Brendan Boyle and the state. Photo/G.E. Reutter

Brendan Boyle presents check to Burholme Emergency Medical Service

Responder Lou Maldonaldo (L) and BEMS Managing Director Tim Hinchcliff (R) accept a check from Rep. Brendan Boyle and the state. Photo/G.E. Reutter State Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-170th, brought good news…

    • Re-imagine urban highways, like I-95, on Thursday.
Eyes on the Street

February 20-24: Kahn in Rome, Thaddeus Squire at Visibly Invisible, Scott Gabriel Knowles on risk and disaster, Paula Scher on design, Grid Alive, reimagining urban highways

Kahn in Rome Monday, February 20, 6-8pm. University of Pennsylvania, Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives, 220 S. 34th Street. To celebrate Louis I. Kahn’s 111th birthday the Architectural Archives will host a…

    • Tires were slashed on 13 cars on the 4000-block of Aldine Street over the weekend. Image/Google Maps

Tires slashed on Aldine Street for second time

It was deja vu in Mayfair yesterday, where residents of the 4000-block of Aldine Street once again had their tires slashed. The same thing happened a week ago, on the…

Eyes on the Street

Happy President's Day 2012: Divination of Washington, ownership of Philly's transit infrastructure, city's hotel demand, Independence Hall clock tower rings again, debating PGW sale

"Three Cheers for George Washington" | NYPL Digital Collection, Image ID: 1585454 Happy President's Day, Streeters. Like you, Eyes on the Street is taking it easy today, eating cherry pie to…

    • Members of Portfolio Associates, Inc. asked participants to weigh in on how much sign area should be allowed on storefronts.

Sign Control Working Group finishes first round of civic engagement

The inter-agency Sign Control Working Group wrapped up its first round of civic engagement Friday with a public meeting at the City Planning Commission. The group also met on Thursday with…

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Eyes on the Street

Frankford Central United Methodist Church demolition imminent

Inside Frankford Central United Methodist Church | NEast Philly, Photo by Stan LupoThe last year has not been kind to Frankford's Central United Methodist Church. Back in August the church's west…

    • Photosynthesis | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

February 17-20: 'Force of Nature,' Independence Hall tower ceremony, Freedom Bound, President's Day Celebration

Photosynthesis | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupForce of Nature Opens Friday, February 17. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue. The new show Force of Nature features…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Action News fixed the error - almost

Action News must have a routine - make an error, correct it, but miss all the references so there is one obvious mistake hanging around in the story. Not long after…

    • A vision for Penn's Landing from 'Float Your Boat,' the winning design entry from this year's Ed Bacon Student Competition, rethinking the city's I-95 corridor. | designed by Clara
Eyes on the Street

Remediate I-95, Society Hill sidewalks, nature and design at Washington Avenue Green, reprieve for six Catholic elementary schools

In her column today Inga Saffron revisits the topic of removing part of I-95 along the Delaware River. Even if large-scale removal is not feasible - due to scarce federal funding…

    • Jay Lipschutz delivers meals for Klein JCC's Home Delivered Meals program in October 2010. File photo/Gail Austin

Klein JCC awarded $5k for participation in Subaru Meals on Wheels program

Jay Lipschutz delivers meals for Klein JCC's Home Delivered Meals program in October 2010. File photo/Gail AustinKlein JCC of Bustleton is receiving more attention for its Meals on Wheels program.…

    • Council honors 'living legends', authorizes hearings on emergency shelters for domestic abuse victims

Council honors 'living legends', authorizes hearings on emergency shelters for domestic abuse victims

City Council passed only a few planning and development measures Thursday, in a meeting which was largely taken up by honorary resolutions for prominent Philadelphians. In one such resolution, Council members…

    • St. Hubert's students rally on Torresdale Avenue in January. Photo/Michelle Alton

St. Hubert's students await an answer on closure appeal

St. Hubert's students rally on Torresdale Avenue in January. Photo/Michelle Alton Catholic schools across the Philadelphia area are waiting for some big news.  On Friday, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will announce…

    • Order in Point Breeze | Flickr user pwbaker, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Point Breeze starts new zoning committee to mend broken process

Order in Point Breeze | Flickr user pwbaker, Creative Commons On Wednesday I went to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing to follow the still-developing saga of OCF Realty’s development…

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