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Inspired by Philly's neighborhoods, landscape architect Walter Hood is changing how cities design public spaces

For a non-archaeologist, Walter Hood has a prodigious habit of exhuming history. He shakes the dust off old blueprints. He revives images and recollections embedded in the collective memory of places…

    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.

A new plan for Chinatown

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a mere 0.3 square miles, a postage stamp community that nonetheless enjoys an impressive purchase on the city’s psyche. As Center City booms around it, this little ethnic…

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As Rebuild promises $500 million to rehab rec centers, Chinatown asks: What about us?

Last month, you shared with us your pressing questions about Rebuild, Philadelphia's $500 million plan to rehab the city's parks, libraries and rec centers. More than 400 of you voted on which…

    • Buildings where Stateside and Black 'N Brew are located saw property tax assessments more than double for 2018. | Jared Brey for PlanPhilly

Property-tax hikes stir worries in East Passyunk, Chinatown, South Street District

Ever since the 2015 campaign, Mayor Jim Kenney has said that supporting commercial corridors is key to his vision for revitalizing the city’s neighborhoods. And while it hasn’t necessarily rolled out…

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Competing visions for ‘social impact’ development at 8th and Race

On Monday night, the battle lines formed around the last large undeveloped lot in Chinatown. The oceanic parking lot at 8th and Race, which also hosts a little used subway stop…

    • Confucius Plaza, ready for 10th Street Thursday | Samantha Maldonado

Pop-up programming in Chinatown enlivens a plaza for community

A plaza over an expressway isn't the most intuitive or desirable place to spend time, and it can be easy to miss. This proved true for Ann Lee, who had never…

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May 18: ZBA approves Broad and Washington | History of Philly Chinatown | 'Fourth era' of cities

The ZBA unanimously approved Bart Blatstein's project at Broad and Washington, despite pending litigation with the site's owner, reports Jared Brey. Jacob Adelman says the site's owner, Hudson Capital Realty LLC,…

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April 20: Domb defends 20-year abatement | Check your neighborhood's transit quality | Book Bot

The Center for Neighborhood Technology released a new tool called AllTransit for assessing the quality of transit in your city and neighborhood, reports Angie Schmitt. "The tool combines route and schedule information from…

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Chris Bartlett on how to make the neighborhood you want [TEDxPhiladelphia video]

PlanPhilly was a proud partner of this year’s TEDxPhiladelphia event, New Workshop of the World.  As we look forward to next year’s event – mark your calendars for June 11,…

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Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a series of free volunteer-led walks to help us explore our…

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Eyes on the Street

May 2-4: Stroll with us for Jane's Walk 2014

What secrets does Chinatown hold? Ever stumble onto the tiniest sweet street and wonder how come you’d never seen it before? Curious about the big dreams for a better Penn’s Landing…

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Will Franklin Square Station ever reopen?

Last year Franklin Square Park attracted 900,000 visitors. The holiday light show and family-friendly New Year's Eve spectacle, alone, drew roughly 5,000 people. As the park’s attendance continues to grow, one…

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Eyes on the Street

January 27-31: Boyd Theatre Hearing | Casino Suitability Hearing | Revitalizing American Cities | Saving sites with economic development | Columbus Square update | Chinese New Year Midnight Parade

Still planning out your week? Here are some events you may want to pencil in.  PRESERVE: Boyd Theatre Hardship Hearing Tuesday, January 28, 9am. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. The Philadelphia…

    • Chinatown Lanterns and Gate
Eyes on the Street

January 24 - 26: LibHack 2014 | Orchid Extravaganza | Happy Trash Day | Penn Museum Chinese New Year | Chinatown Flower Market

Hey Streeters! Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further. Here are our top weekend picks.  HACK: LibHack 2014 Friday, January 24. 9:30am - 5pm. University of Pennsylvania Special…

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Eyes on the Street

November 11: W Hotel not alone in subsidies | Chinatown's role threatened | Vacant schools' senior housing potential | Walkable Philadelphia | West Philly Food Hub expands

Good morning Eyes on the Street. We hope you had a nice weekend and get a chance to think of our veterans today.  In light of the $33 million tax-increment financing…

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Eyes on the Street

September 30 - October 3: Frankford Creek Greenway meeting | East and West Fairmount Park input | Bicycle Coalition volunteer night | Fort Mifflin fundraiser | Chinatown night market

Hey, Eyes on the Street! Here are a few events that piqued our interest for the week ahead. FEEDBACK: Frankford Creek Greenway Public Meeting Monday, September 30. 6pm - 7:30pm. Juniata…

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Developers say Eastern Tower project will be underway by year’s end

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation says it will pull building permits and begin construction on the Eastern Tower, a 23-story mixed-use apartment complex and community center at 10th and Vine streets,…

Eyes on the Street

April 12: COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) | Hunting Park's Logan House | Arts in Chinatown North | Praise for The Circuit

Happy Friday Streeters!  World renowned artist KAWS installed his larger than life, 16-foot COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture in 30th Street Station yesterday. The traveling sculpture is based on KAWS smaller, limited…

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