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    • SEPTA Planner Jennifer Barr talks with local residents

Planning Commission, SEPTA offer vision of improved trails and transit along the Wissahickon

In the coming years, one of SEPTA’s busiest transportation facilities could see an overhaul while the Schuylkill River Trail may, finally, connect through Manayunk, thanks to the Wissahickon Gateway Plan. On…

    • Fairmount Indego station

December 8: Philly's affordability in context | The real estate value of bike share | Art gallery closings

Via City Observatory, a new tool for comparing housing costs shows about 50% of Philadelphians live in zipcodes where the median rent is $1,000 a month or less, compared to…

    • Levering Street, Manayunk, Photo by Gary Reed
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April 11-13: N3RD Street naming | Manayunk StrEAT Food | Women's mountain biking workshop | Farm & Food Fest | Sakura Sunday | Healthy Trails 5K | Roadside Attractions

KICK OFF: N3RD Street Naming Ceremony & BBQ Friday, April 11. 2pm - 6pm. Liberty Lands Park, 900 Block N 3rd Street. Join the City and a bunch of "N3RDs" for…

    • Wissahickon Valley Park
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More than $1 million floods Wissahickon Valley Park

More than one million people trek into Wissahickon Valley Park each year. That’s a lot for a park that was never designed to handle that level of traffic. Luckily, four recent…

    • wissahickonpark
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March 8-10: Flower Show finale | Pruning Workshop | Wissahickon Hike

2013 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW Friday, March 8, 10am-9:30pm. Saturday, March 9, 8am-9:30pm. Sunday, March 10, 8am-6pm. Catch the 2013 Flower Show before it's gone. Tonight is "Girls Night Out," tomorrow check…

    • 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…

    • Parks & Recreation presented the preferred alternative along Ridge Ave and Main Street

Parks & Recreation pushes for river trail link connecting Ridge Avenue and Main Street.

Some creative strategizing between the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and SEPTA may make closing the gap between the Kelly Drive path and the Ridge Ave Bridge a realistic possibility within…

    • Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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July 13-15: 2nd Friday on Lancaster Ave | Moonlight Movies | spooky Secret Cinema | Wissahickon hike | Bastille Day

Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, July 13, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and…

    • As Philadelphia overhauls its zoning process, neighborhood groups could lose influence over what gets built nearby

Northwest civics preparing for new community zoning review, CHCA will testify at Tuesday hearing

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks Representatives of at least one Northwest civic group are planning to appear at a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, for a discussion of the community…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

Northwest Philadelphia development stories to watch in 2012

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods last year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. Last week,…

    • Pictured here (left to right) are: Merritt Rhoad, Crew Leaders Buzz Wemple and Mike Souders, Ron Kanter, and Jeff Hayes.

Friends of the Wissahickon makes progress on warming shed at Valley Green

Philadelphia—November 2011—Volunteers from the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) Structures Crew are making great progress with the reconstruction of the Warming Shed at Valley Green, which burned down in October of…

Summer Solstice Tours of The Hermit's Glen

Summer Solstice Tours of The Hermits Glen  Sunday, June 29, through Wednesday, June 23.  Weather permitting, tour participants meet at the Kelpius Community Marker on Hermit Lane between Barnes Street and…

    • St. Matthew Baptist Church, 2319 Fitzwater St.

Preservation group issues SOS for 20 sites

When old buildings start to fall through the cracks, Save Our Sites is there to catch them. The organization issues an SOS each year for structures that other preservation groups, and…

Eyes on the Street

September 23-25: Public Lands | Popped | Fall Garden Festival | College Day

POPPED! Music Festival Temple University's Liacouras Center [VENUE CHANGE], 1776 N. Broad Street. Friday and Saturday, September 23-24.  Due to a really wet forecast, the POPPED! Music Festival has changed venues…

    • Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

Expansion project continues at West Oak Lane Charter School

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyOn first visit, the office of Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee seems a bit generously sized. Then she explains it's actually a classroom. The office of the…

    • NewsWorks takes a before-and-after look at zoning overlays in East Falls if the zoning code proposal goes through (Megan Pinto)

How the zoning code draft affects East Falls overlays

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philadelphia, zoning overlays govern what kind of sign you can hang above your Manayunk boutique, what your corner store can sell in Germantown,…

    • Youth Study Center on Henry Avenue will likely stick around for another two years, but community wants a say in what's next

Youth Study Center plan raises questions about site's next purpose

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith a plan underway for the Youth Study Center to remain in East Falls another two years, neighbors are now looking for guarantees about what…

    • 3232 Henry Ave

City seeks variance extension at Youth Study Center in East Falls

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly  Construction delays and a change in general contractor on the new site of the city's Youth Study Center in West Philadelphia could mean up…

    • Wissahickon's study pits man against Angora goats

Wissahickon's study pits man against Angora goats

For the next couple of months, it will be man against beast on the Cresheim Creek in the Wissahickon.Working separately ― one group (six  to ten human volunteers) with strong…

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