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    • Properties in the neighborhoods surrounding Drexel University offer apartments for a burgeoning student population.

As Drexel transforms University City, communities nearby prepare for gentrification

When Schuylkill Yards was first announced – Brandywine Realty Trust’s proposal to turn 14 acres of largely empty, Drexel University-owned land between the college and 30th Street Station into 7 million…

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West Philly residents plan, in the hopes they won't get planned for

On Tuesday night, at West Philadelphia High School, a committed core of community leaders and civic activists came together to vote on the priorities for the West District plan. The citywide…

    • Jenny Chen points out the dead side of her garden.

Wrong side of the tracks: Belmont residents concerned Amtrak sprayed herbicides into their backyards

It was mid-August when Jenny Chen and her fianceé Brian Jordan first noticed their backyard garden turning brown. Over the last two summers, the couple grew flowers, herbs, tomatoes, squashes, and…

    • Melon Street, Mantua | Ashley Hahn

Mantua residents want to rezone their neighborhood. Does their Councilwoman?

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church sits at the intersection of Haverford Avenue and 36th Street in West Philadelphia’s Mantua section. On June 2, over 75 people packed into the community room, with…

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May 4: Debating the constitutionality of Philly's wage tax | Wolf wants Uber fine lowered | Downzoning Mantua

Michael S. Knoll and Ruth Mason argue in the Penn Law Review that, as currently constructed, the Philadelphia wage tax is unconstitutional and vulnerable to challenge. They propose tax reforms that…

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April 28: New coalition opposes Philly ride-hailing carve-out | ZBA punts on Broad and Washington | Sculpture Gym closing

A new coalition called Driving Philly Forward, which includes Pennsylvania Parents Against Impaired Driving, Developing in Excellence, MaST Community Charter School, the Philadelphia Beverage Association, and right-leaning advocacy groups like the…

    • LandCare

May 21: Indego beating membership goals | Undercounting the transit constituency | 97% urban Philly

Why Philly's bikeable streets owe more to Thomas Holme than Michael Nutter.  Daniel Hertz says the focus on commuting patterns means we're drastically undercounting the constituency for transit. His chart…

    • Kid Hazo installation at Spruce Street Harbor Park

September 2: Parking Authority looking at mobile payments | Chicago company opening 2 Philly coworking spaces | Mantua's large artist cluster | New Kid Hazo

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is looking at a smartphone payment system, and is no longer installing parking payment kiosks, reports Albert Stumm at Passyunk Post. The MobileNOW! app seems like…

    • Photo Credit: Warren Avert

July 15: State bill legalizes Philly Ride-Share | Obama board backs SEPTA management | NJ Transit won't speed up Atlantic City line | John Fry in Politico | Tim Wis speaks

Good morning! Here's what we're reading this morning. What are you seeing out there? State Senator Wayne Fontana's ride-sharing legislation would create new categories in the PA code for "transportation network…

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    • Mantua Greenway
Eyes on the Street

Greenway in the works for Mantua's northern border

In West Philadelphia a group of Mantua residents and supportive partners want to fill a gap in Philadelphia’s flourishing bike trail network. At the same time they’re hoping to beautify the…

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Eyes on the Street

April 16: Uneven real estate growth | Mantua's Promise Zone | PATCO tech improvements | Woodland Ave student rentals | South Philly High dog run | Milton Street candidate

Good morning, Streeters. Hope your dreams of spring aren’t too frozen this morning. At least it will be sunny. Philly’s real estate market is rebounding unevenly, with the well-off doing best.…

    • DVNLRN, Photo by Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

April 10: Streets detoured after fire | Reviving Delaware River development plans | "The Ben" restoration | Divine Lorraine as art mecca | Mantua artist opens doors to save studio

Good morning, Eyes on the Street.  The intersection of 3rd and Market streets can't catch a break. Yesterday, a two-alarm fire broke out at Suit Corner, the shops at…

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Eyes on the Street

People's Emergency Center extends support with Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The active People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in West Philadelphia has taken on yet another role. Last April the Office of Housing and Community Development put out a call for Neighborhood Advisory…

    • Victorian Row | David Swift
Eyes on the Street

February 10: Losing Kmart | Umbrellas to housing | Boutique hotel for Queen Village | Mantua before Promise Zone | 2013 pedestrian, bike, car tickets | Complete streets in Congress

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s what we’re interested in this morning. The Gallery may not be beautiful but it is a retail force, drawing shoppers from across the city.…

    • Abandoned Storefront, 35th and Fairmount, Mantua | Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

January 8: West Philly Promise Zone | 20 schools get bids | Columbus Square redesign | Demolition for Pennsport church turned temple

Happy Wednesday, Streeters. Let’s be thankful for today’s sunshine and promise of double-digit temperatures after yesterday's freeze, even though this morning it feels like -3˚. Here's what's making news…

    • Streak of sky, Photo by Blog King
Eyes on the Street

November 22: No trolleys Sunday | State funds bike projects | PATCO escalator still broken | Building better solar panels | Artist fights to save studio from supermarket

Happy Friday, Streeters!  Trolleys won't run in Center City on Sunday. All lines will be down for routine maintenance between 5 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. The 11, 13,…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
Eyes on the Street

Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened playground thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation…

    • We Are Mantua Transformation Plan

Designing a community improvement plan brings Mantua residents together

It took two years to complete the Mantua Transformation plan, but much less time for the planning effort to start changing that community. It began when non-profit Mt. Vernon Manor Inc.,…

    • From the newly opened 40th Street Bridge cars and pedestrians can see Philadelphia's skyline
Eyes on the Street

Five years later, 40th Street Bridge opens

Five years after the 40th Street Bridge connecting West Philadelphia’s Mantua and Parkside neighborhoods closed, it is back and better than ever. Though a few bridge closure signs remain posted nearby,…

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