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    • The study area includes the Callowhill loft district, the waterfront, and  under-developed

Planning for the "donut hole" of Callowhill-Chinatown North

Work has begun on a blueprint aimed at bringing new vitality to the Callowhill industrial area, the northern part of Chinatown, Poplar and a swath of “super blocks” of low-density commercial…

    • Painted on plywood at 9th and Washington - Who are the Discount Heroes? | shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Chinatown Community Center symbolism | think bigger at 9th and Washington | debating pop-up urbanism | new Office of Grants | $225k grant supports City Harvest

Painted on plywood at 9th and Washington - Who are the Discount Heroes? | shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Stay cool out there today, Streeters. It's supposed to be…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.
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July 16-20: Dirty Dancing | Park(ing) Day Meetup | Water Balloon Dodgeball | Behind PlanPhilly: 'A Man and His Ship'

Steamy Cinema Series: Dirty Dancing Wednesday, July 18, 6pm reception, 7pm film. National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East. As part of this month’s Steamy Cinema Series,…

    • Another view of the proposed tower. Rendering courtesy PCDC

Chinatown: New community center enters the financing stage

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. plans to create a 23-story, multipurpose tower located at the northwest corner of 10th and Vine streets. The first two…

    • Celebrate the 4th touring historic sites in Germantown. | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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July 2-6: 'Brazil' | Pops on Independence | Germantown 4th of July | Philly 4th of July Jam and Fireworks | 'Mission Impossible'

Celebrate the 4th touring historic sites in Germantown. | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupArchitecture in Film Series: Brazil Monday, July 2, 6:30pm, screening begins at 7:15. Philadelphia…

    • Night Market is back - this time at 9th and Washington.
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June 25-29: Visitability and urban aging | Litter control and enforcement | Night Market | King Kong

Planning for Visitability and Urban Aging Tuesday, June 26, 8-10am. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, 642 North Broad Street. How can designers and developers create housing that is easy for people of…

Chinatown: Chinese Cultural and Community Center fights to remain a landmark

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach The Chinese Cultural and Community Center, located at 125 N. 10th St., has been vacant since 2007. The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has been…

Chinatown: New hotel to sit across from the Reading Terminal Market

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach Hilton Hotels & Resorts' new hotel will be built on top of this construction site. The Parkway Corp. has plans to build a $60 million…

    • The Historical Commission approved demolition of these two historic brownstones on the 3700 block of Chestnut Street to make way for a residential tower to be built by the Episcopal Cathedral.
    • The no-parking zone to the left (on 10th just north of Cherry Street) will host a parklet this summer. (Image via Google Street View)
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Mini-Park to Run Along 10th Street

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach,  Philadelphia Neighborhoods The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilitieshas started a parklet pilot program. The parklets are designed to look like mini parks.…

    • Chinatown: The 10th Street bike lane causes concern

Chinatown: The 10th Street bike lane causes concern

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach Andrew Stober discussed his views on the bike lane. Bicycles…

    • Night Market is back for the season, starting out in Northern Liberties Thursday night.
Eyes on the Street

May 21-25: 10th Street bike lane/sharrow, electric city, human geography, and Night Market

10th Street Bike Lane Open Houses Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm. Chinese Christian Church and Center meeting hall, 225 N. 10th Street. Wednesday, May 23, 4:30-6:30pm, SEPTA Food Court, 1234 Market Street.…

    • Later this summer a sharrow will likely replace the 10th Street bike lane in Chinatown.
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Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

Earlier this month, I wrote about the troubled Chinatown stretch of the 10th Street bike lane. And now it looks like it's sharrows for Chinatown. Instead of a contiguous lane, the…

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

Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

The 10th Street bike lane will likely be removed through Chinatown. In its stead, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities says a sharrow will be used from Vine to Filbert.…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.
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Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multi-modal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • Redering of The Ridge in East Falls | Onion Flats
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April 30-May4: Philadelphia Modernism | Ridge Flats @ DAG | 'Reclaiming the Rust Belt'

Building Philadelphia: Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley Tuesday, May 1, 6-9:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series…

    • Care about the fate of Philly's small streets, like Irving (above)? Meet up on Thursday.
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April 23-27: Historic Homeowner Workshops | Planning the Modern City | Tax Delinquency App | Jane Golden and Dre Urhahn | Small Streets meetup

Homeowner Workshop: Masonry and Pointing Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8pm. WES Health Center, 1315 Windrim Avenue. Learn about the best ways to maintain and repoint historic masonry buildings, as part of the …

    • Will PREIT put back Strawbridge's signage?
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Will Strawbridge's ghost signs be replaced? [UPDATED]

UPDATED [4/13/12]: PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco reports that the Inquirer will indeed get its canopy and marquee, but the bronze lettering issue has been tabled.  All over the building at 8th and Market streets…

    • Join Friends of Race Street Pier on Tuesday evening to garden and plan summer events.
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April 9-13: Friends of Race Street Pier, Philadelphia's immigration history, historic windows and masonry repairs, urban biking 101

Friends of Race Street Pier meeting Tuesday, April 10, 6-8pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard. This month the Friends of Race Street Pier will meet up to…

    • Today is Good Friday and the start of Passover. | Mother Bethel and B'nai Abraham at Fifth and Lombard streets.
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Workforce matchmakers | inequitable REO maintenance | earthen architecture | city tax reform stalled | iWatch crime reporting

Good morning, Streeters. It’s Good Friday and the beginning of Passover today, baseball is back, and the weekend promises to be nothing short of gorgeous. Here's this morning's…

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