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    • The design development of Under the Clothespin.
Eyes on the Street

Under the Clothespin: Fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green…

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10th District election party with Brian O'Neill

City Councilman Brian O'Neill was victorious in yesterday's election, retaining his spot as the only Republican District representative on Council. O'Neill handily defeated Democratic challenger Bill Rubin. The race for the…

Real NEastate: When should I start looking for a new home?

Q: How much of a window should I give myself before I start to look for a new home after my house is on the market? It’s been up a couple…

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10th District election party with Bill Rubin [video]

It was 9:30 on election night and about 50 people were waiting for Bill Rubin in a bar that smelled like hot wings. The Sternos were keeping the food hot at…

    • Some Dilworth Plaza benches are looking naked, as Occupiers use the wood seat slats.
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Final zoning code report released, Dilworth and Occupy, I-95 construction, and Mayor Nutter round 2

The Zoning Code Commission issued its version of the final code yesterday, PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports. The Commission will vote on the report at its last meeting this morning, sending…

Historical Commission talks signs

Between several consent agenda items and a few withdrawn applications, today's Historical Commission Meeting was remarkably brief.After commissioners reviewed the remaining residential applications for about 15 minutes, Chair Sam Sherman,…

    • City Planning Commission seeks public input on Chelten Avenue corridor

City Planning Commission seeks public input on Chelten Avenue corridor

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyThe city Planning Commission is looking for Germantown community input on a new plan for the Chelten Avenue commercial corridor. The PCPC scheduled two public…

    • Workers regrade State Road at Princeton Avenue in Tacony. PennDOT photo

An I-95 construction update

Preliminary work has begun on the Port Richmond portion of the I-95 renewal project. Trolley service on Richmond Street is now expected to be temporarily replaced by buses sometime in 2011,…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green thanks to…

    • ZCC approves final version of new zoning code

ZCC approves final version of new zoning code

Nearly half a decade of work by Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Commission came to an official end Wednesday morning in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall. All but a handful of…

Parkwood resident slowly grooming her pet-friendly business

Kristine Johnson, a Parkwood resident, is no stranger to hard work. She currently works two jobs: one a sales job for Verizon in Exton and the other as a part-time dog…

    • Sharing the road on 10th Street.
Eyes on the Street

Help the Bicycle Coalition Count Bikes

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is still calling for volunteers to help finish their annual bike commuter counts this week. The Bicycle Coalition explains what's involved on their blog: What…

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7th District police search for Bustleton bank robbers

The FBI and police in the 7th District are searching for two men wanted for a Bustleton bank robbery in August. The suspects are believed to be the same two…

    • Photo by Flickr user kristib2pea

Polls open for 2011 general election

Photo by Flickr user kristib2pea It's election day in Philadelphia and polls are open until 8 tonight. You have until then to get to your voting place and elect the candidates…

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The Roots muralized, Royal neglect, retrofit Philly, Vernon Park rain garden, new meetinghouse and Skyspace

Good morning, Philly. It’s going to be an especially beautiful day today, so get out and enjoy it while you can. Don’t forget to head out and vote. Polls are open…

    • Zoning Code Commission issues interim final report

Zoning Code Commission issues interim final report

The Zoning Code Commission released its Interim Final Report Monday afternoon and that version of the code—subject to minor edits—will go before the Commission for a vote Wednesday morning. According to Stacey Graham,…

    • Eyes on the Street sizes up The Porch:
Eyes on the Street

The Porch: a super-sized parklet full of potential

On November 2, the new public space on 30th Street Station’s south side officially opened with much fanfare. Circus performers unfurled a small banner above the large crowd, revealing the plaza’s new…

    • L to R: Jeanette Newman with son Jordan, St. William's fifth grade teacher Kathy Mcdonald, and Summer and Kenny Rivera at the annual Grove Cleanup in Lawncrest. Photo by Stephen Schultz

Lawncrest cleans up the grove to prep for Veterans Day [slideshow]

L to R: Jeanette Newman with son Jordan, St. William's fifth grade teacher Kathy Mcdonald, and Summer and Kenny Rivera at the annual Grove Cleanup in Lawncrest. Photo by Stephen Schultz…

Eyes on the Street

November 7-11: Vote, TEDxPhilly, ZCC final meeting, Craft Show, Veterans Day

Election Day Tuesday, November 8, 7am-8pm. Candidates for almost every local government office are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Just in case you need to get up to speed, The…

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Police search for two suspects in 2nd District jewelry store robbery [video]

Employees at Belaggio Jewelry Store were frightened but not injured Friday when two suspects entered the store armed and ready to flea with inventory. Police continue their search for the…

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