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    • Kickball in Weccacoe Playgorund. (Neal Santos for PlanPhilly)
Eyes on the Street

In Common: Bethel Burying Ground memorial to advance in 2019, creating learning opportunity for the living at Weccacoe Playground

Our 2018 series about Philly's changing public spaces concludes in Queen Village where a new memorial is being developed to honor a historic black cemetery within a popular playground. It’s a…

    • Nebinger school yard, May 2017

Bedlam over basketball and extended hours at Nebinger Elementary's schoolyard

Thursday night’s assembly about renovations of the schoolyard at George W. Nebinger Elementary School in Queen Village proves that any community meeting in Philadelphia, no matter the topic, can easily become…

    • Morning playtime after breakfast before Summer at the Courtyard programs begin | Michael Bixler, Hidden City

Queen Villagers work toward neighborhood integration by organizing around kids

In Queen Village there’s a rare attempt to bridge community divides between affluent residents and tenants of an affordable housing complex through summer programs for neighborhood kids, support for public schools,…

    • 601 Christian

Developers discovering underused zoning bonus for fresh food markets

When we last left the triangle lot at 601 Christian Street in January, the Zoning Board of Adjustment had rejected a variance request from developers Dan Rosin and Rafi Licht for…

    • Burial ground area of Weccacoe Playground, May 2014

Weccacoe Playground renovations aim to leave Mother Bethel’s burial ground undisturbed

The fireworks that characterized previous conversations about the renovations to Queen Village’s Weccacoe Playground were notably absent during a Historical Commission committee’s review of the project.  The project has been delayed…

    • Fabric Row - White LEDs

Officials unveil new LED street lamps for Fabric Row

Officials from the South Street Headhouse District and the city gathered at 4th and Bainbridge Monday evening to unveil a host of completed streetscape improvements along Fabric Row in Queen Village.…

    • National Products building

February 2: PA short $6B in transpo funding | Planning through the courts | UberPOOL

Act 89 transportation revenues are coming in $6 billion short of what the Corbett administration projected in 2013, reports Melissa Daniels, previewing PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards's testimony to the Senate Transportation…

    • The view from the Hendricks Gin blimp

June 30: PA House eyes ending sunset for red light cams | Mt. Airy 2025 kick-off | 9,000 sqft beer garden

A new AP-GFK poll shows that while a majority of Americans still prefer suburban living, about 44% are open to more urban living situations, and about four in ten want…

    • Fireworks seen from Penn's Landing
Eyes on the Street

May 23-26: PHAIR at The Oval | Picnic at the Pier | Destination Frankford reception | Longwood Garden fireworks | City Hall to City Hall tour | Memorial Dei picnic

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Eyes on the Street! If you're staying in Philly, here are a few events to choose from.   SHOP: PHAIR Open Air Market Friday, May 23, 5pm…

    • Lily in the City, Photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

May 2-4: Movies Under the Stars and Stripes | Mt. Airy Day | PlazaPalooza | Queen Village Home Tour | Spring plant sales | Headhouse Farmers' Market

Hello Streeters! Don't forget this weekend's main attraction: Jane's Walk - three days of free, volunteer-led walks helping us explore the city anew.  WATCH: Movies Under the Stars and Stripes Friday,…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department
Eyes on the Street

Three schools to get green stormwater makeovers

As the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) looks ahead to the new year, one thing they will continue to work on is bringing stormwater management infrastructure to schools across the city. Over…

    • Bridgeview, interior courtyard parking | JKR Partners

Zoning board approves 75 townhomes in Queen Village

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved variances on Wednesday for a project at Columbus Boulevard and Swanson Street—near Catharine, in Queen Village—entailing 75 townhomes with 75 parking spaces. The project had…

    • Delaware River Waterfront, Photo Courtesy of Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

May 3-5: PlazaPalooza | Queen Village house & garden tours | African American Presence on the Delaware | Preservation Alliance walking tour | Bartram's plant sale | Manton Street Park cleaning | Burger Brawl

Happy weekend Streeters! This weekend is packed with outdoor activities to help you make the most of the beautiful weather in store.  FESTIVAL PlazaPalooza Saturday, May 4. 1 p.m. - 7…

    • Gloria Dei, 1929. | Frank Seigner, Department of Records | PhillyHistory
Eyes on the Street

December 7-9: Lucia Fest | Crafty Balboa | March of Lights | Menorah lighting

75th Annual Lucia Fest Gloria Dei (Old Swede’s) Church, Columbus Boulevard and Christian Street. Friday, December 7, 6pm and 8pm. Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2pm, 3:30pm, and 5pm.…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
Eyes on the Street

Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

    • soakitup
Eyes on the Street

Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
Eyes on the Street

Revamping 40th Street Trolley Portal | Support for 50-foot stream buffers | Contested Washington Avenue | Dolphin Tavern to reopen

Good morning, Streeters. Today is the deadline to apply for the homestead exemption for next year’s property taxes. The simple application [pdf] is due by the end of business…

    • Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Central Delaware zoning overlay | 40th and Pine update | Campbell Square's tree sculpture | Post is hiring

Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. It's feeling more fall-ish today, and the city is looking more autumnal too. We're seeing more fall…

Eyes on the Street

Love Note #93: Tracy Levesque watches Philly in all its glory from her stoop in Queen Village

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of Philly's stoop culture and the community bonds it fosters. Love Note #93: Tracy Levesque watches Philly…

    • DN: The wayback machine is the Delaware Waterfront's biggest threat.
Eyes on the Street

Waterfront wayback trap | Eastern Tower | Healthier bodegas | Tax nonprofit properties | Berm for Eastwick?

Get the wayback machine away from the waterfront, the Daily News editorialize, lamenting the Planning Commission's approval of three development proposals that fail to meet the standards of the Master…

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