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    • Nichole Hines Townhomes | Women's Community Revitalization Project

Nutter leaves $13 million for affordable-housing projects on his way out the door

On New Year’s Eve, former Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the city had promised $13.4 million in grants for eight projects that will create or preserve 388 units of affordable housing.…

    • Blue skies, North Broad. Photo by Bruhinb
Eyes on the Street

November 1-3: Re-imagining 8th & Berks | Bike shop tour | Keith Haring mural rededication | Coffee, tea festival | Pumpkinland closing day

Welcome to November, Streeters! REVEAL: Re-imagining 8th and Berks Friday, November 1. 4pm - 6pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia. How can one parcel make a difference? Friday teams…

    • Schuylkill River, Photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

September 13-15: Communities of Choice Lecture | Boxers' Trail 5K & Strawberry Mansion Day | YIP Exploring Graduate Hospital | Schuylkill Soiree | Rally for the Rail Park | Wayne Junction Historic District Tour

Happy weekend Streeters! Looking for something to do? Here are our suggestions. LEARN Creating Communities of Choice Lecture Friday, September 13, 12pm - 1pm. Paley Library Lecture Hall, Room 021,…

    • APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

APM breaks ground on Paseo Verde

Asociacíon Puertorriqueños en Marcha—the Association of Puerto Ricans on the March, or APM—broke ground Tuesday morning on a mixed-use, transit-oriented development project to be known as Paseo Verde at 9th and…

    • Pink hints of spring | 'Off the Beaten Path,' Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • APM overhead / Neal Santos

Planning Commission accepts "quality of life" plan for Eastern North Philadelphia

The Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha – otherwise known as The Association of Puerto Ricans on the March or simply APM – has worked to improve Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods for…

    • Tire swings hang from trees at a small park on 5th street near York and Dauphin.

Special Report: How the city serves Eastern North Philadelphia

The handball court on the 2300 block of N. 5th Street is not much to look at. Weeds grow out of cracks in the pavement. The tiny playground beside the court…

    • Mural at N. 6th St. (photo by Neal Santos)

The rewards of redevelopment: stabilization and safety

A five-minute tour of Eastern North Philadelphia is enough to convince most anyone that the neighborhood is on the rebound: the abundance of newly built homes and cleaned and greened lots…

    • An overhead view of the APM area, specifically focused on the corner of 8th and Berks where APM's Pradera developments stand.

Special Report: A surprising mix of bricks, mortar and imagination

On a six-block stretch of Berks Street just east of Temple University, the past, present and future of low-income architecture and urban planning is on display. It is a mixed picture.…

    • Special Report: APM set its own rules

Special Report: APM set its own rules

In a city like Philadelphia, where big deals still get hammered out in back rooms and close ties to politicians are a basic part of doing business, even the well intentioned…

    • Customers smile while waiting in line at the deli at Cousin's supermarket

Special Report: A new face on race relations

In the 1970s the city of Philadelphia was less a melting pot than a cauldron: a combustible mix of ethnic and racial tension, economic collapse and an aggressive police force that…

    • Kroc Center site

Vacancy victories are rare, but city says reform is coming

For experienced and savvy developers like Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, navigating Philadelphia's bewildering system for acquiring and developing vacant land is a tedious chore, but doable. For developers who are…

    • A wider view of the lot at 6th and Diamond.

Special Report: Vacant land, focused plans

In the 1990s, the best that could be said of Eastern North Philadelphia was that there was almost nothing there. Acres of vacant land stretched in all directions, the empty expanse…

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