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    • Storefront Challenge winners
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Storefront Challenge winners

At Eyes on the Street, we're suckers for a great storfront - from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best storefronts catch your eye, add life to the streetscape, and…

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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Clean Block Contest, Day 3

Judging for the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest concluded last week. One of this year’s judges, Ainé Ardron-Doley, is sharing dispatches from the judge's trolley with Eyes…

    • DeNofa's Italian Deli and Catering could get a facelift next year.
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Torresdale Avenue businesses envision refreshed facades

Can an entire neighborhood commercial corridor be uplifted if enough business owners freshen up their building facades? That's the hope brewing along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony where a new facade improvement…

    • Action Mill | Tim Moyer | courtesy DesignPhiladelphia
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October 10-14: DesignPhiladelphia Picks

DesignPhiladelphia lands this week, for its 8th year running, with more than 120 events showcasing the breadth and depth of design in Philadelphia. DesignPhiladelphia runs from Wednesday, October 10- Sunday, October…

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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Annual Clean Block Contest, Day 2

The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Annual Clean Block Contest is underway and one of this year's judges, Ainé Ardron-Doley, is letting Eyes on the Street tag along to see the incredible…

    • The 1100 block of S. Wilton Street in Kingsessing has tidy twins with well-kept front yards and spotless sidewalks.
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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Annual Clean Block Contest, Day 1

This year's Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Annual Clean Block Contest is underway and one of this year's judges, Ainé Ardron-Doley, is letting Eyes on the Street tag along to see the…

    • The city installed a bike corral outside of Reading Terminal  Market on Filbert Street in 2012.
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Six new bike corrals offer in-street bike parking

Bike corrals have been popping up around the city, so we took to the street to capture some of the corrals in use. Since August, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

    • Rebuilding Together volunteers removed a toilet from one resident’s house. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods
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Belmont: Coalition gives block a makeover

Philadelphia Neighborhoods1 on Vimeo. By Ben Griffiths and Kate Hartman [Philadelphia Neighborhoods] Hammers were swinging up and down the street as volunteers, organizers and residents joined forces to do a…

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Eyes is one, onward!

Eyes on the Street turned one in late September. So before we race headlong into our second year I wanted to take a moment to look back and say thank you…

    • The Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
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Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • Woodland Green features native plants and logs from the Woodlands Cemetery
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Woodland Green brings rustic flourish to University City intersection

At the intersection of 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue tall grasses and river birch trees swish in the breeze, and felled logs are habitat for native flora and fauna. This is…

    • Pennsylvania Sugar Co., 1926 (Image no. 6644) | Aero Service Corp. | Aeriel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: The Sugar House before SugarHouse, 1926

For this From Above we continue our look at the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s with an up-close look at the original Sugar House at Delaware and Shackamaxon, and beyond…

    • Some of the Logan parklet's first visitors used the various seating options in the
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Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

The term parklet – a small park created in former parallel parking spaces – is relatively new to Philadelphia, especially Philadelphia’s low-income, less commercial neighborhoods. This week the Logan CDC and…

    • Marina View Apartments rendering.
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DAGspace: City's Waterfront Plan in Danger

City's Waterfront Plan in Danger by Robert Kettell In March the City Planning Commission adopted a much-heralded master plan for the central Delaware waterfront. This well-thought-out plan establishes guidelines for preserving…

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South Philly Food Co-Op Passes 300 Member Mark at Second Annual Garden Tour

The South Philly Food Co-Op’s (SPFC) second annual garden tour featured 24 home and community gardens spanning from Ellsworth to Wolf streets and Second to 22nd streets in South Philadelphia Saturday.…

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Love Notes #19 + #54: Alex B. and Sandy Salzman both love Penn Treaty Park

Today Eyes on the Street continues its collaboration with Philly Love Notes with two different expressions of love for lovely Penn Treaty Park - as a place that embodies community and…

    •  Did you paddle at Penn's Landing? | 'Peddle Powered Patterns' | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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August in the [Flickr] Pool

Holy smokes, is it really September 4? Here's a look at August via the Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Pool. What did summer in the city look like for…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
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Shoemaker Green opens at Penn

On Monday crews removed construction fences and quietly opened Shoemaker Green, Penn's new landscape link from Penn Park through to College Green at the historic core of the campus. When…

    • Rendering of Ensemble's Pier 34 and 35 proposal | Cope Linder Architects
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Check out Ensemble's proposal for Piers 34-35 South

Developer Lou Cicalese's Ensemble Investments is shopping around plans for three new Central Delaware waterfront developments, which are largely scaled-back versions of proposals advanced during last decade's development boom years. This…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
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Help Desk: Pennypack on the Delaware as a wedding venue?

Today Eyes on the Street's Help Desk takes on a new kind of planning question: wedding planning. Donna Ludwig is helping daughter Danielle and her fiancé Nick plan their wedding. The…

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