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    • The Penn Museum is hosting a free Latin-themed community night in conjunction with its current exhibition, MAYA 2012: Lords of Time. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Penn Museum celebrates 125 years

The Penn Museum celebrates its 125th anniversary today. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was founded on December 6, 1887,…

    • Spruce Street Plaza, along Spruce Street between 33rd and 34th streets, should open this week. | courtesy of Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services
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Spruce Street Plaza set to open this week

A new green gateway to Penn's medical campus will open this week, replacing an unattractive surface parking lot that was perhaps best known for its food carts. We've been watching construction…

    •  The “Genius of Knowledge” watches over visitors to the former Drexel Institute building.

Look Up! An American classic at the heart of an urban campus

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • Seasons Greetings | Eyes on the Street Flickr pool
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November 30-December 2: #whyilovephilly party | Mt. Airy Holiday Craft Bazaar | NoLibs Holiday Shopping Spree | Peace Around the World

Seasons Greetings | Eyes on the Street Flickr pool#WhyILovePhilly Party Friday, November 30, starting at 6pm. The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th St. Share your love for Philadelphia with Young…

    • Rendering of the residential development planned for 40th and Pine.
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William Penn Foundation ousts Nowak | Convention Center privatization | parking minimums for North Central | Variances for 40th and Pine | Dox Thrash mural lost

Good morning, Streeters and happy Thursday. Yesterday morning, the Business Journal broke the surprising news Jeremy Nowak was ousted from the William Penn Foundation presidency, stunning the region’s nonprofit community.…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.
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SEPTA's seasonal watch | Sewer tour | ExCITe Center opens | park improvement grants | Drag queens join Mummers

Good morning, Streeters.  ‘Tis the season of challenging conditions for SEPTA, explains PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher. We’re deep into “slippery rail season” when crews have to constantly remove falling leaves from…

    • North Broad Street's Uptown Theater
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Drexel's URBN Center | Complete Streets debate | 19th Street Baptist Church update | tourism marketing | North Broad revival

North Broad Street's Uptown Theater | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupHappy (Cyber) Monday, Streeters. After taking a Thanksgiving holiday we are back to business here at Eyes on the…

    • Soft Skyline | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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November 16-18: Urban Remix | Love Your Park | Tweed Ride | Welcome to the Neighborhood

Urban Remix Design Charrette and Public Reveal Friday, November 16, design charrette 8am-6pm; public reveal 4-6pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. As the area around 46th and Market changes  -…

    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012
    • 40th Street Trolley Portal Concept Plan | courtesy of University City District
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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…

    • Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning Commission launches work on University City/Southwest district plan

Planning the future of the University City/Southwest District calls for a bit of a balancing act, said West Philadelphia planner and project manager Andrew Meloney at the first public input session…

    • Learn how to spot a dangerous tree, and when it's time to call in the pros at a PHS workshop on Tuesday. 
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November 12-16: Hazardous tree care workshop | Orchard planting at Nelson Playground | High-performance homes | Green City, Clean Waters info

After the Storm: Recognizing the signs of a hazardous tree Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Join arborist Steve Goin, of Bartlett Tree Experts, to learn…

    • Boathouse View, FDR Park | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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November 2-4: Mutt Strut, Dia de los Muertos, Literature & the City

6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut Saturday, November 3, check in at 9am, walk at 11am. FDR Park. Help the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society save lives by participating in the 6th…

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

    • Fall color, 4th and Bainbridge. | join EOTS on Flickr
    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012
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Last Days of 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Across South 40th Street from The Fresh Grocer, tucked behind McDonald’s and The Radian, is Samuel Sloan’s little 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. But not for long. On a walk…

    • Metropolitan Opera House, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Silverliner V
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CityHall App in action | N. Philly contractors flout code | Silverliner V satisfaction | foreclosure auction | Penn and Drexel to share surveillance

Councilman Bobby Henon’s CityHall App is helping to stop bad neighbor behavior through shame. Henon’s CityHall App was released in spring, and now neighborhoods are using it to send eyewitness reports…

    • photosynthesis | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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October 8-12: Peter Calthorpe | Homeowner workshops | Public Spaces: Public Connections | Preservation conference

Peter Calthorpe: Reflections on Urbanisms: New, Traditional, and Global Monday, October 8, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th St. Peter Calthorpe, one of America's most influential planners, will…

    • Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher
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Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher Seven years ago, Phoenix Community Park rose from…

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