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    • Shyeer Johnson and Waki Perry, both 14, frequent the library after school. (Neal Santos for PlanPhilly)
Eyes on the Street

In Common: At rejuvenated Logan Library, room for the noisy joy of teenage kicks

Next up in our 2018 series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn checks out what’s welcoming neighborhood teens back to the century-old, recently-renovated Logan Library. Midafternoon on a cold Thursday,…

    • An event exploring the outdoor world in black literature in the picnic grove at Bartram's Garden was organized by the Free Library's Center for Public Life. | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
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In Common: What if the library could mend public life?

Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn checks out the Free Library’s Center for Public Life, a new unit that’s aiming to connect Philadelphians of every stripe…

    • Meghan Talarowski of Studio Ludo designed the climbing wall at the Cecil B. Moore library with the idea that children need

A Philadelphia library gets 'risky' with a new play space

It’s a weekday afternoon just before 3:00 p.m. and Cecil B. Moore Library in North Philadelphia is quiet.  But librarian Kayla Hoskinson says when school lets out, kids will flock to…

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Lovett Library reopens with gala celebration

After being closed for more than a year and a half for an extensive expansion and modernization project, the Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy reopened on Saturday. The celebratory reception…

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Tacony's new library spurs hopes of a neighborhood reborn

Over the last few years, there have been signs of a turnaround in the Lower Northeast neighborhood of Tacony. With the help of a  city grant, there are more than 30…

    • Rendering of Logan Library's new reference desk and entrance atrium

In Logan, bold reopening of an old library may soon show other branches the future

The doors are locked at Logan Library in North Philadelphia. Starting last summer, would-be patrons were turned away, too. From the outside, the 1918 edifice appears as stoic and stately as…

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Plus ça change: Once again, the Oval+ temporarily puts the 'park' in the Ben Franklin Parkway

From the Pope's visit and the NFL Draft, to lengthy construction projects and the rush of speeding traffic, it’s no surprise that the Benjamin Franklin Parkway can feel overwhelmed at times.…

    • Free Library Percent for Art - dioramas by Colette Fu | Art Commission, Jan. 2017

Art Commission supports Don Quixote pedestrian plaza, library art, but not PPA lot billboard

The Art Commission’s meeting Wednesday began the year with a bang. The contentious proposal to deaccession stained glass bus shelters on Chestnut Street consumed much of the energy, but the rest…

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Logan Branch of Free Library gets green light for front facade improvements

A supplemented and revised application to constuct an ADA ramp and addition to the historically designated Logan Branch of the Free Library was reviewed and granted final approval by the Historical…

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September 11: Christopher Sawyer's Sheriff primary platform | Policing the police on bike lanes | Insurance industry vs. Lyft

Christopher Sawyer of the Philadelinquency blog previews his platform for a possible run against Sheriff Jewell Williams next year: "Sheriff sales will increase to 1,500-2,000 a month and a prioritization scheme…

    • All Day Breakfast at the corner of 3rd and Market | Theresa Stigale
    • Free Library - Tacony Branch
Eyes on the Street

March 10: Freight rail safety | Safety & vacancy | Slow BRT appeals | Free Library budget increase | 15th/Walnut redevelopment | Charming Camac

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. What will CSX do to make its freight rail infrastructure safer? The 25th Street Viaduct is a crumbling…

    • Winter
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February 25: Tower planned for behind Lit Bros. | Philly's middle class decline | Luxe residential for Broad and Chestnut | Lovett Library overhaul | Tastykakes at 100

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing on this frosty morning: Today the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee will evaluate designs for a slender, plain 35-story tower for 7th and Filbert that…

    • Front Street, Photo by Phillytrax
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January 10: Pothole problems | Crude oil rail safety questioned | Coast Guard breaks ice | Free Library branch closes | East Falls dog park | Election info PSA

Good morning and happy Friday, Eyes on the Street! Temperature swings like we had this week, combined with plenty of rain and snow have caused an increase in potholes much earlier…

    • Colonial bricks, Photo by Blog King
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November 22-24: Artsy Bingo | Morris Arboretum holiday garden, railway | Awesome Fest closing night | Greenbuild tours | Book Paper Scissors

Hey, Eyes on the Street! Here's what's happening around Philly this weekend.  SUPPORT: Philadelphia Sculptors, Artsy Bingo Friday, November 22. 7:30pm - 10pm. RyBrew, 2816 West Girard Ave. Head to Brewerytown's…

    • Broad Street Station restoration after fire, 1923. Photo credit: Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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"How'd we get here?" Philadelphia's transportation history in photos

This month the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) turns five, and while celebrating its own, relatively short history, MOTU is also paying homage to the longstanding history of transportation…

    • The Quiet Volume | Photo by Ant Hampton
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2013 Fringe Festival picks

With a new home nearly finished and a new name: FringeArts is back for its 17th annual festival starting this week. Out of the 150+ shows this year, here…

    • Philly at night, Photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

August 16-18: Blood drive for Officer Davies | Levitate Philly party | Grays Ferry Triangles jazz | Makers Celebration | Awesome Fest Killer Klowns screening | Caribbean Festival | Post Industrial City walking tour

Hello Streeters! Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top picks. Enjoy! DONATE Blood Drive to Support Officer Davies Friday, August 16, 7am - 2pm at Center City…

    • Rendering of WRT designed Wannamaker Plaza, 11th and Montgomery
Eyes on the Street

July 22: Building collapse documents released but few departments appear at hearings | Temple tower tops off | South Star Lofts rising | Library tango

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We're not supposed to melt this week, but it's still humid. Keep an umbrella handy as we're expecting isolated thunderstorms After initially resisting, the…

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Poplar Library Branch Embraces Technology and Social Media

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly this summer, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are bringing us dispatches from East and West Poplar. This week they…

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