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July 9: Cigarette Tax Ping-Pong | Late Night SEPTA Numbers Up | Power Lines Down | Basement-Dwelling Millennials

Good morning! Here's what we're reading this Wednesday. What stories are on your radar this morning? The local cigarette tax to fund Philly schools is in trouble as the state Senate…

    • Independence Beer Garden, July 8, 2014
Eyes on the Street

SPOTTED: Pop-up spaces sprout, tree seats, Wistar reveal, and night owls

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Pop Ups Crop Up Each year Philly adopts new pop-up public spaces and each year…

    • DUI Trends By Age

Coincidence? Philly's had fewer DUI arrests since ride-sharing apps arrived

Philadelphia has largely been left out of Pennsylvania's fight over e-hailing apps, and the story hasn't gotten too much coverage over on our side of the state, so here's the quick…

    • Amtrak Ridership

July 8: Preservation Tax Credit Saved | Cigarette Tax Still in Limbo | 30th St's High Amtrak Ridership | Another Building Collapse | Philly's Red Tape | Connecting the Circuit

While other advocacy groups across the state nervously wait for the budget minutiae to trickle out of Harrisburg, preservationists can unclench a bit - the PA Senate ended up rejecting a…

    • Jay R. Goldstein is chief executive officer, president and director of Valley Green Bank. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Northwest Philly's Valley Green Bank sold for $76 million, will retain name

Valley Green Bank, which takes its name from the verdant land that runs through its home turf in Northwest Philadelphia, will merge next year with Univest Corp., one of the…

    • Gray's Ferry Triangle | Graduate Hospital

July 7: Southwest Philly Rowhouse Fire | Urbanism Politics in Graduate Hospital | Gillen's Pitch to Millennials | Philly's Rising Rents | PUC vs. Uber

Hello. I'm Jon Geeting - Plan Philly's new engagement editor. We're making some exciting changes around here which we'll have more to say about soon. For now, I'll be bringing you…

    • Independence Square, August 11, 1927 | Aero Service Corp image #7635 | courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, Texas
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Independence Square, 1927

In honor of Independence Day we take this opportunity to see this historic view of Independence Hall and what would become its mall, from above. In this aerial view from…

    • Stormy sunset skyline, July 2, 2014
Eyes on the Street

July 3: SEPTA's late buses | Undercover to curb illegal dumping | Cigarette tax passes PA House | DRPA hires crisis communications pro | Chief Data Officer, Tim Wisniewski

Hot. Rain. (Again.) Arthur has been upgraded to a hurricane and will be swinging past us in one form or another. That could mean rain on our parade. For now, your…

    • The inside of the Penn Treaty Museum box.

National Museum of the American Indian treaty exhibition featuring Penn Treaty Museum artifact opens in September

This box, part of the Penn Treaty Museum Collection, will be on display as part of the National Museum of the American Indian's treaty exhibition. A box carved from the wood…

    • Lower Northwest PCPC meeting

Lower Northwest meeting highlights waterfront improvements

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) held a public meeting on June 27 to generate ideas for new developments and improvements to the Lower Northwest district’s areas along the East Falls,…

    • East Terrace Aerial Rendering | (c) Gehry Partners, LLP
Eyes on the Street

Frank Gehry's "quiet intervention" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Renowned architect Frank Gehry was hired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 to develop a master plan for the museum, part of the seismic effect of his highly sculptural…

    • Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Rendering of 1 Water Street. Varenhorst

Waterfront apartment project completes design review

One Water Street, the first major private, by-right development to be proposed for the Central Delaware Waterfront since a new zoning overlay intended to implement the master plan was enacted last…

    • Finery, West Philly Style | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group
    • Councilman Henon points to Fish & Boat parcel

With Dietz & Watson transaction, city looks to kickstart reindustrialization

Early last September, an 11-alarm fire destroyed a 300,000-square-foot meat-packing plant in Delanco, New Jersey, owned by Dietz & Watson, a 75-year-old company headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia. Firefighters fought the blaze…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Interface Studio to develop Land Bank Strategic Plan

Philly passed a new milestone on the long road to realizing its future Land Bank: On Friday the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation’s Board of directors voted to name Philadelphia-based Interface Studio…

    • The eastbound South Street Bridge bike lane as it is today

Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities here to stay?

In May, legislation worked its way through City Council to make the Mayor's Office of Sustainability a permanent City of Philadelphia office. That got us wondering what will happen to the…

    • patriotic grooves
Eyes on the Street

June 30-July 6: Civic Design Review | Making a Classic Modern | Green Infrastructure | DAG on 500 Walnut | Independence Day celebrations

Here’s what’s on our radar this week, leading up to and through the 4th of July (besides Hoagie Day). Yes, Welcome America. EVALUATE: July Civic Design Review meeting Tuesday, July…

    • Kurt Vile mural, April 2014 | David Swift, EOTS Flikr Group
Eyes on the Street

June 30: Council, lords of land use | Feibush v. Johnson: the blog | $23m unspent DRPA development funds | Penn National bows out | Violent crime drop | Kurt Vile mural buffed

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here's what we're reading this Monday morning: An Inquirer editorial today calls Council the “lords of land use” and suggests that councilmanic prerogative, campaign…

    • 'drone strike' - Regional Rail Tracks | AlBeFranke, EOTS Flickr group
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