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Real to Reel. Looking back at 2011

We are taking a whole new approach in presenting the Year in Review as it pertains to the the built environment in Philadelphia. As we did last year, we now head…

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Dog of the Week: Bamby

One look at Bamby (A14832906) and you'll fall in love! Bamby is 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier who came to the shelter not too long after giving birth to a litter of…

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Cat of the Week: Henry

Meet Henry (fka 10)! This handsome 1- to 2-year-old tuxedo boy came to ACCT at the end of October as part of an eviction case involving more than 20 cats from the…

    • Marvin Bullock's home sits on Wyalusing Avenue between 40th and 41st streets

A look back at PlanPhilly's 2011 partnership with PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods

PlanPhilly partnered with PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com for a look at ground-up news. Here are the top stories reported by interns Kara Savidge and Christine Fisher.Reconstruction Underway on the 40th Street Bridge Ten,…

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Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 2

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

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Happy Birthday to the Wanamaker Building!

It's been an especially dreary holiday season in Philadelphia this year — puny wreaths on City Hall, no lights on Walnut or Market streets. But, thankfully, and as usual, we can…

Real NEaste: Can I sell my home without listing it online? [previously published]

Stacey McCarthy is off this week, and will return next week with an all new installment of Real NEastate. Today, we look back at one of her tips from Winter 2011.…

    • Edison eastern wall

Mixed scoreboard for preservationists in 2011

For the preservation community, this has been a year of renewed hope for a neighborhood landmark and a waterfront icon. But other historic buildings were lost to fire and demolition. The…

    • Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 1

Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 1

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

    • Milt Martelack (megaphone), seen here with State Rep. Kevin Boyle (second from right) and staff members at a September rally against a Holmesburg methadone clinic, will help restart the Mayfair Town W

Mayfair Town Watch gives it another go under new leadership

Milt Martelack (megaphone), seen here with State Rep. Kevin Boyle (second from right) and staff members at a September rally against a Holmesburg methadone clinic, will help restart the Mayfair Town…

    • Race Street Pier

2011: A year of planning milestones, and some development controversy

It was a year of planning milestones in Philadelphia.The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted Philadelphia2035 -  the first city-wide comprehensive plan in 50 years - in June.The plan, based…

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'Franklin Mills Mall' among top Google searches for 2011

Photo uploaded by Flickr user freakapotimus What are Philadelphians searching for on Google? In 2011, it was mostly about SEPTA. The transit authority was the most popular search query in the…

    • Partnerships produce exclusive tax delinquency and school closing news in 2011

Partnerships produce exclusive tax delinquency and school closing news in 2011

Tax DelinquencyIn August, PlanPhilly published the findings of a months-long investigation into the City of Philadelphia’s delinquent property tax collection system. The report, produced in partnership with the…

    • The Girard Avenue Bridge's holiday messages from 1962. | Deparment of Records, PhillyHistory.org
Eyes on the Street

Happy Holidays from Eyes on the Street

The Girard Avenue Bridge's holiday messages from 1962. | Deparment of Records, PhillyHistory.org Philly, I hope you have happy, safe, and festive holidays. Eyes on the Street will be away from the…

    • The south side of the Race Street Connector points toward the river.
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on Philly 2012

2011 was a big year for Philadelphia’s planning ambitions. After years of work Philly got its first comprehensive plan in 50 years, a waterfront master plan, and a new green…

    • Norman and Colleen Millan help to fill the pantry at the Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. Photo by Tom Rowan Jr.

Klein JCC awarded $10,000 in Walmart Facebook campaign

Walmart is spending 12 days giving away money to nonprofits around the nation. Of the 12 organizations sharing the $120,000 in funding announced Thursday, two are based in Philadelphia (and happen…

    • Senior Ozzie Watson coordinated student involvement with Camelot’s second annual blood drive at Excel Academy North accelerated high school. Photo courtesy of Camelot Schools.

Excel Academy North students organize second annual blood drive

  Senior Ozzie Watson coordinated student involvement with Camelot’s second annual blood drive at Excel Academy North accelerated high school. Photo courtesy of Camelot Schools.From Camelot Schools: During this time…

    • Addison Street | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Reading Roundup: Detroitism to Dream Cities, 'Death and Life' to Philly's Image Problem

Addison Street | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group In case you’re stuck with travel delays, killing time at your desk next week, or needing to tune…

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National Geographic show will profile PSPCA task force; Northeast animal crimes expected to make appearance

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will get the small screen treatment next month, and don't be surprised if the Northeast makes an appearance. National Geographic's WILD…

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Public Space as connector was an issue for Philadelphians in 2011

My beats are varied but, time and time again, public space is the connector. That Philadelphians feel strongly about this issue, too, is clear. Some of PlanPhilly's most-read stories addressed this…

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