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    • Sandra Horsey at the reservoir | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

In Common: Hidden habitat reclaimed as Discovery Center opens in Fairmount Park

Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn explores the Discovery Center, a new environmental education center opening September 28 in East Fairmount Park. What will it take…

    • East and West Fairmount Park -- Kelly Drive

Hunting Park offers a preview of Rebuild

Earlier this summer, 6abc Action News ran a headline that was familiar to a lot of longtime residents of North Philadelphia: “Man Dies After Shooting in Hunting Park.” The…

    • Letitia House from Girard Avenue, 2016 | Catalina Jaramillo / PlanPhilly

Letitia House to become Centennial Parkside CDC’s headquarters

If you are like most Parkside’s residents, you might have wondered what a small two-and-a-half story brick house is doing on top of a hill, across Girard Avenue from the Philadelphia…

    • Jim Kenney

June 13: Kenney's nine friends | New digital billboard regs proposed | City Hall's newest statue

Labor powerhouse John Dougherty of IBEW Local 98 tells Ryan Briggs that Council President Darrell Clarke was lobbying against passing any type of soda tax until the very end, and Jim…

    • Conceptual rendering of Drexel Square at JFK Boulevard

May 13: Wolf's city ideas | Retail "structure" for Broad and Spring Garden | Fairmount Park in Streetview

Governor Tom Wolf's remarks on Pennsylvania's hostile relationship with its cities from the Keystone Crossroads conference are making some ripples. In Reading, local experts reinforce the Governor's point with specific examples…

    • Delaware Waterfront

March 23: Aramark on the skyline | Why Philly's grid matters | Keeper of the waterfront parking

Aramark is considering moving their headquarters to the forthcoming PMC Marketplace Design Center building at 2400 Market building, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. They are adamant about putting an Aramark sign…

    • Strawberry Mansion

An insider's tour of Strawberry "Villa"

Tyson Gardner, a preservationist with Fairmount Park and the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, is the guide at Strawberry Mansion, a historic structure which spans three chapters in American architecture and was the…

    • The New Fairmount Park

Commentary: Polishing Philly's crown jewel

In a city with a thousand jewels, what's one more? That's how I often think we respond to the embarrassment of riches we've inherited in this remarkable town. One of these…

Connectivity at the heart of “The New Fairmount Park”

The fact that Fairmount Park attracts seven million visitors each year shows that the park is doing something right. But why let the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s park system (and the…

    • Mt. Pleasant
Eyes on the Street

May 5-9: Weccacoe / Bethel Burial Ground | Civic Design Review | Rick Lowe | Boxer's Trail tour

Here's what you need to know about this week's happenings:  DISCUSS: Weccacoe Playground/ Mother Bethel Cemetery meeting Monday, May 5, 6:30pm. African American Museum, 701 Arch Street. Discuss the preservation and…

    • Lemon Hill, Fairmount Park
Eyes on the Street

December 6-8: Fairmount Park historic homes tours | Elfreth's Alley open house | Bartram's greens sale | Mill Creek Farm benefit | Penn Museum calligraphy workshop

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!   TOUR: Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8. Self-guided tours 10am - 4pm. Trolley tours 10:30am &…

    • Decorating Laurel Hill

Get "charmed" by Fairmount Park gems

Each year, groups of hardy volunteers make sure the Charms of Fairmount Park are decked out in seasonal swag for two festive weeks. Decorated by various interior designers and garden clubs…

    • Steps that used to provide park access, but are overgrown

Fairmount Park users want improvements in access, security

Whether they live in neighborhoods near Fairmount Park or travel from a distance, park users want better security and lighting, better access to the river, more historical markers and directional signs,…

    • Many of the original details remain
Eyes on the Street

Touring the Schuylkill's historic gazebos with the Parks Alliance

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) upstream, the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank has four gazebos dating back to the 1800s, originally built to capture views of the city’s impressive water…

    • Swann Fountain | Ashley Hahn
Eyes on the Street

July 22-26: Roxborough rezoning | Lower North District Plan | Tour Fairmount Park | Bartram's Mile feedback | The Tempest | Midnight in Paris

Here's what's on tap for the week ahead - lots of planning talk as well as outdoor fun: ZONE: Shaping the Future Central Roxborough Monday, July 22, 7:30pm. Leverington Presbyterian Church,…

    • Conservator Marco Federico working in the fountain's shallow bowl.
Eyes on the Street

Italian Fountain restored, getting ready to splash again this summer

The seahorses behind the art museum have endured various indignities in recent decades: cement patching, pool paint, a non-functional fountain setting, and a recent dismemberment. But a team of conservators is…

    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
Eyes on the Street

May 11-18: Love Your Park Week returns

Love Your Park Week kicks off Saturday as Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy invite residents and park lovers to celebrate the city’s neighborhood parks with a week…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan

Over the past decade a great deal of work has been completed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- improvements to pedestrian crossings, addition of bike lanes, and planting new street trees.…

    • Daybreak | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Private Hewson Street | opening energy use data | Fairmount Park's accounting mistake | Penn puts data over Schuylkill | no treatment center for Kemble Ave

Is it legal for a Fishtown property owner to fence off their East Henson Street sidewalk? Turns out that part of the street was privatized in the 1960s. City Howl breaks…

Eyes on the Street

December 9-11: Holiday Pops, Tour Fairmount Park houses, Lucia Fest, Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Pops Opens Friday, December 9. Kimmel Center's Verizion Hall, 260 S. Broad Street. Peter Nero leads the Philly Pops for concerts of seasonal songs, featuring vocalist Ashley Brown, the POPS…

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