• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Suburban Station: Nation's first train station virtual library

What is believed to be the nation’s first virtual library in a train station opened at Suburban Station this morning thanks…

Love Note #103: Linda Huss loves the city’s written-word command center: the Free Library of Philadelphia

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central…

Logan CDC launches the first parklet outside of University City District

The term parklet – a small park created in former parallel parking spaces – is relatively new to Philadelphia, especially Philadelphia’s…

From Above: The Central Delaware Waterfront, 1920

For this week's look at Philadelphia From Above we'll turn to Delaware Waterfront of 1920 in honor of the Behind PlanPhilly Delaware…

From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library's amazing Print…

LENS: Photographing Philadelphia from above

In recent decades, there has been a renewed fascination with aerial photography among planners, motivated partly by the work of photographers…

Renovated Philbrick Hall adds space, amenities for Parkway Central

After nine months of construction the Free Library's Philbrick Popular Library reopened in March as Philbrick Hall. I dropped by recently…

Checking out: As Free Library's role shifts, where does that leave Parkway Central’s special collections?

The Free Library is grappling with how to be a better 21st century resource for a needy city. Recent years have…

March 12-16: Photographer Vincent Feldman, Next Great City coalition meeting, The Library in the City, benchmarking commercial buildings

Vincent Feldman and the Abandoned City Tuesday, March 13, 4:30-6:30. Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 927 W. Berks Street. Photographer…

February 24-26: Arturo Schomburg Symposium, Beautiful Landscapes, Dickens for kids

Musical Skyline | Flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupTaller Puertorriqueño 16th Annual Arturo Schomburg Symposium Saturday,…

Less Marcellus Shale gas, Get Healthy Philly's impact, development rumble in Point Breeze, refreshing Roxborough's library

Gate | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool In last night's State of the Union address, President…



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