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    • 702 Sansom rendering, from NE | January 2018
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Why is Toll Bros. designing a "background" building for an iconic Philly neighborhood?

By Ashley Hahn After a couple of false starts, Toll Bros. is advancing a scaled-back proposal for a condo building, replacing five buildings at the edge of Jewelers’ Row. Toll unveiled…

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Dozens gather to debate protected bike lanes on Pine and Spruce Streets

On Tuesday night, less than one percent of the residents in Washington West showed up to a neighborhood association meeting, nominally to hear a presentation about protected bike lanes. In actuality,…

    • The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has fought the proposed demolition of a portion Jeweler's Row by the Toll Brothers
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Taking a Toll on Jewelers Row

What kind of city do we want to be? That’s the question ringing in my ears reflecting on the news that Toll Brothers has plans to raze five adjacent properties on…

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Toll Brothers to demolish Society Hill Playhouse

Toll Brothers seems to be done trying to negotiate with Washington Square West. The Horsham-based developers have abandoned their plans for a 51-foot-tall condominium project to replace Society Hill Playhouse, on…

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Toll Brothers pursuing condo project at Society Hill Playhouse

Three groups of neighbors in the area surrounding 8th and Lombard streets in Washington Square West are staunchly opposed to a proposal that would see Society Hill Playhouse and a two-story…

    • Brass light fixture, Family Court
    • The Penn's Landing Marina. | Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Last ditch Assumption appeal | Seaport Museum plans overhaul | Fralinger fire | Indie bookstores faring well | Farewell Market West smut

The Penn's Landing Marina. | Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. Wasn't it strange to see Philly looking like London in all of that fog yesterday. Did you…

    • Urban Waterfall | November 3, 2012 | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in early November. Even though it's not officially winter yet, the…

    • An architectural detail from PAFA, designed by Frank Furness.
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Frank Furness: His City, His World symposium 11/30-12/2

Furness Fever has consumed Philadelphia this year, so it’s only fitting that Frank Furness is the focus of this year’s Roger W. Moss Symposium at The Athenæum of Philadelphia taking place…

    • Skyline | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Camac Street's oak block pavers were getting chewed up. (October 9, 2012)
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Camac Street's wooden blocks repaired

I have a particular fascination with Philadelphia's network of alleys and small streets, and I count the the wood-paved 200 block of Camac Street as a personal favorite. So I was…

    • Designs for Seger Park's future tot lot. | Friends of Seger Park Playground
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Seger Park's new playground is taking shape

Seger Park's playground, at 11th and Lombard streets, has been closed since September to make way for two new play areas. From the looks of things lately, work on the new…

    • The Atlantic Building, at Broad and Spruce streets, could soon feature 7 floors of retail space.
    • AIDS Walk/Run Philly is this Sunday.
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October 19-21: Philly Painting talk | Schuylkill River Park festival, bridge dedication | AIDS Walk Philly | Anna Lappé on sustainable food

Philly Painting: A conversation with Dre Urhan and Jane Golden Friday, October 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm. University of the Arts, Terra Building, 211 S. Broad Street, Caplan Recital Hall, 16th Floor. Haas & Hahn's Philly…

    • Learn about community organizing in Chinatown Monday night at HSP.
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October 15-19: Chinatown fight to survive | Ben Franklin Bridge bike ride | Brewfest | reexamining sustainable agriculture

Philadelphia Chinatown’s Fight for Survival Monday, October 15, 4:30-6:30pm. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street. Learn how Philadelphia’s Chinatown has evolved over time and its ongoing struggle to maintain its…

    • Louis Kahn Park, 11th and Pine | Flickr user dan reed!, Creative Commons License
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3rd and Walnut gusher | Apple Lofts on market (again) | transpo project funding roundup | Kahn Park homelessness | RIP Sen. Specter

Louis Kahn Park, 11th and Pine | Flickr user dan reed!, Creative Commons LicenseGood morning, Streeters. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful fall weekend. Today's high will edge toward 70° but it…

    • The city installed a bike corral outside of Reading Terminal  Market on Filbert Street in 2012.
Eyes on the Street

Six new bike corrals offer in-street bike parking

Bike corrals have been popping up around the city, so we took to the street to capture some of the corrals in use. Since August, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

    • Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | 'Needle Park' playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupWhich transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and…

    • The Philadelphia History Museum fully, finally reopened this past weekend.
    • Kenny Scharf's mural on 13th Street on a Goldman Property.
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Mt. Airy Weaver's Way reborn | Council resumes | Whither 1200 Chestnut | Loss: Tony Goldman, Bob Phillips | message in Goldtex peace

Weavers Way Co-Op in Mt. Airy reopened Sunday after weeks of renovation. The Inquirer’s Karen Heller was on hand, watching returning members react to the co-op’s updated, “astonishingly nice” space.…

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