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October 9: Wooden street discovered in South Philly | The city's open streets survey | PlanPhilly's DesignPhila panel

The Streets Department discovered some original wooden street blocks while milling the 400 block of Reed Street in South Philly for repaving, reports James Jennings. The repaving project is paused until…

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September 30: Philly's deep poverty problem | No traffic box for DNC | Nap pods

Among the 10 largest US cities, Philly has the highest deep poverty rate, reports Alfred Lubrano, affecting about 186,000 people, or 12.3% of the city’s population. Claudia Vargas reports the…

    • Jaywalking on Frankford Ave in Fishtown
Eyes on the Street

Crossing Frankford: Time to make Fishtown’s resurgent commercial corridor crossable

Community Contributor and Native Fishtowner Conrad Benner turns his gaze from photography and street art to pedestrian safety on Fishtown's stretch of Frankford Avenue. Benner argues that if this reborn corridor is…

    • Save Our Church sign on St. Laurentius, March 2015 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

St. Laurentius: Score one for the Underdogs

In this Community Contributor piece longtime PlanPhilly advisor and Fishtown native Michael Greenle reflects on the recent designation of St. Laurentius Church as historic, and what this underdog's victory means.  Growing…

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New zoning maps to guide Fishtown development

Two bills updating the zoning maps in Fishtown are headed toward passage after being approved by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. The bills, introduced by Council members Mark Squilla and…

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April 16: AAA waterfront building resumes | Fishtown LiveNation venues | Council 2.0

AAA appears to be moving forward with construction of the non-conforming building on the waterfront that is currently tied up in appeals. L&I issued an over-the-counter permit for the building, which…

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September 30: Economists on Uber | Millennials and the housing market | Lombard station infill | St. Laurentius decertified

For those following the policy debate over "transportation network companies, " the IGM Economic Experts Panel, a regular poll of 40 well-known academic economists from across the political spectrum, found that…

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September 15: Ride-sharing bill likely to pass | Queen Lane implosion video | Net Philly population growth | Blast zone

Philadelphia is still experiencing net population growth, according to moving industry data. "United Van Lines found that Philadelphia saw 26 percent more inbound moves than outbound moves during this…

    • The Ben Franklin Bridge was built with room to accomodate bicycles and pedestrians, Photo by Neal Santos
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Eyes on the Street

Fishtown Neighbors hope "feeding the fish" will curb litter

Would you throw out trash if it meant feeding the fish? What if that fish was topping off a trashcan? That’s the Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) Beautification Committee's hope. They…

    • All Day Breakfast at the corner of 3rd and Market | Theresa Stigale
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Eyes on the Street

November 18: Four PA Govs beg for transpo funding | Lincoln Building redevelopment | Bingham Place construction | Feibush challenging Johnson | Fishtown wants bread

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. After a beautiful weekend we’re in for a weird weather day: a warm, blustery day with bands of rain, followed by a big temperature…

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La Colombe coming to Frankford Avenue

The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted on Wednesday to allow a “flagship” La Colombe cafe to open on 1335-49 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, in the site of a former storage building…

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Bill would remove some zoning controls in Fishtown and Northern Liberties

First District Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a bill last week that would reduce the size of a special zoning overlay for North Delaware Avenue, which currently covers most of Northern Liberties…

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Neighbors worry about parking near latest Domani proposal in Fishtown

Roland Kassis of Domani Developers wants to convert an out-of-use industrial building at 1421 E. Columbia Ave., near Memphis Street in Fishtown, into a 57-unit apartment complex with a City Fitness…

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Fishtown Neighbors vote for Wynn casino proposal by a 3-to-1 margin

More than 200 Fishtown residents heard a pitch Monday night for a Steve Wynn casino on a 60-acre parcel on the Delaware River. Most of them liked what they heard: 173…

    • View from Downtown to West Philly & the Cira Centre at Sunset | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Canal Street North OKd by Planning | thinking big about bike share | Hotels for 15th and Chestnut | Economic impact of Philly CDCs

View from Downtown to West Philly & the Cira Centre at Sunset | Theresa Stigale, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. It’s 12/12/12 today, if you're into that…

    • Take in the lights and window displays of South Philly on the Bicycle Coalition's Fun Ride this month.
Eyes on the Street

December 10-14: Environments of Memory | Fishtown archaeology | PAFA After Dark: Made in America | South Philly Fun Ride

Michael Walsh: Environments of Memory Tuesday, December 11, 4-5:30pm. PennDesign, Architectural Archives, Fine Arts Library, 34th between Walnut and Spruce. Join Michael Walsh for this Conservation in Conversation discussion about his…

    • We saw bike rentals this year, but is Philly bike-share coming soon?
Eyes on the Street

Bike-share plea | Frankford stained glass artisans | mixed-use redevelopment for Fishtown | School district Race to the Top finalist

Good morning, Streeters. There was no snow to speak of in the city overnight, but the forecast says today's rain may turn into light snow this evening.  Is a bike-share program…

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