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    • Jason’s Cozyday is one of Olney’s most popular hang out spots for young people. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

The hottest Philly neighborhood no one is talking about

No one could argue that Olney, in upper North Philadelphia, is gentrifying. But that doesn’t mean the neighborhood isn’t revitalizing. In the afternoon when schools let out, kids weighed down with…

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Can Philadelphia continue to thrive without immigration?

Philadelphia boosters never forget to mention that the city’s population is growing again. Don’t worry, the narrative goes, we aren’t like those other old industrial cities. Philly may have its problems,…

    • 9th Street Market: Tortilleria and Talluto's, and customers of every ethnicity | Domenic Vitiello
Eyes on the Street

What does unauthorized immigration and sanctuary mean for Philly’s revival?

Community Contributor Domenic Vitiello makes the case for why immigration of all sorts is important to Philadelphia’s revitalization and what believing in being a sanctuary city means. Vitiello studies immigration and…

    • Bikes, pedestrian | Al BeFranke, EOTS Flickr Group

June 29: Interstates at 60 | Where's OTIS at? | Construction diversity

On this day in 1956 President Eisenhower signed the Interstate highway system into law. A new report by TRIP – representing construction, engineering, and highway interests – finds the system at…

    • Amira Mohamed mural on the Friends Center

October 16: Philly Fed study on displacement | Saffron slams light masts | Protected intersections

Inga Saffron hates the new North Broad Street light masts, writing that they "could easily be mistaken for highway lighting." Aesthetic preferences aside, Linda Richardson of the Uptown Entertainment and Development…

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October 12: PPA backs statewide Uber regs | Parker Spruce Hotel makeover | Keeping Philly 'weird'

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is now supporting a bill that would establish statewide regulations for Uber, Lyft, and other "transportation network companies," reports Melissa Daniels. Prior iterations had exempted Philadelphia, with…

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December 15: Diaz in | Logan Square holes | Wage tax history | #ChangingCities

Nelson Diaz, a former city solicitor under Mayor John Street, says he'll definitely get in the Mayoral race this January. PennDOT will replace seven aging bridges over 676/Vine St starting in…

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Eyes on the Street

April 28-May 2: Honor Terry Adkins | DAG: Ave of the Arts Vision | Rail and economic vitality | Immigration and revitalization | Jane's Walks of Tacony, Powelton

This week there are chances to learn more about plans for Avenue of the Arts, rail and economic vitality, immigration and revitalization, and explore two commercial corridors as part of Jane’s…

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History and bird watching at Pier 53

Long before the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation thought to turn Pier 53 into a park, it was the place where many European immigrants first set foot on U.S. soil. Local historian…

    • Broad and Dickinson, Photo by Phillytrax
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"Little Mexico," 9th Street’s new flavor

Weekly Press: "Little Mexico," 9th Street’s new flavor If not for the mounds of snow proving otherwise, people shopping on 9th Street south of Washington Avenue, and weaving in and…

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response Check out this report just released by The Brookings Institution that analyzes immigration trends in the Philadelphia region. Among its peers, metropolitan Philadelphia…

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