Eyes on the Street http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:20:00 -0400 en <![CDATA[Greenway in the works for Mantua's northern border]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11968

In West Philadelphia a group of Mantua residents and supportive partners want to fill a gap in Philadelphia’s flourishing bike trail network. At the same time they’re hoping to beautify the…

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:20:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 16: Uneven real estate growth | Mantua's Promise Zone | PATCO tech improvements | Woodland Ave student rentals | South Philly High dog run | Milton Street candidate]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11977 Good morning, Streeters. Hope your dreams of spring aren’t too frozen this morning. At least it will be sunny.

Philly’s real estate market is rebounding unevenly, with the well-off doing best.…

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:44:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Night Market returns, hungry for more neighborhood delights]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11973 We’re officially entering fair-weather street festival season and last week The Food Trust announced its four Night Market locations for the year.  This year Night Market will bring its caravan of…

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:43:19 -0400
<![CDATA[April 15: Saffron scores Pulitzer | Newspaper auction hearing | SEPTA subway overnight service | PATCO copper theft | CHOP project necessitates bike lane shifts | Peale lessons | Flyers #clutchtime]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11971 Good morning, Streeters. It’s Tax Day. May the post office lines be swift and pain be brief. Despite the beautiful springtime blooms, winter weather will make a comeback this evening:…

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:59:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Spring restoration workshops for homeowners]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11966 Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this…

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:29:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 14-18: Rain Barrel workshop | City Planning Commission meeting | Lower Northwest District Plan kickoff | Roland Snooks | Grid at Farm Fest]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11964 In addition to the Philadelphia Book Festival and Eastern State Penitentiary’s Pop-Up Museum, this week to opportunities to learn about urban sustainability, attend planning meetings, and discuss behavioral approaches to…

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:10:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 14: SEPTA official to work for smart card consultant | Old City's vexing blight | Johnson v. Feibush: vacant land | Mid-City YWCA annex gone | Franklin Flea returns]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11963 Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Today brings another beautiful warm spell and the beginning of Passover.

An official who oversaw SEPTA’s new payment technology project has retired and gone to…

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:24:12 -0400
<![CDATA[Inside the historic Family Court]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11962

Until the Family Court's functions move to a new court building at 15th and Arch, the historic Family Court buidling is not a place the public can explore given the sensitive…

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:58:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 11-13: N3RD Street naming | Manayunk StrEAT Food | Women's mountain biking workshop | Farm & Food Fest | Sakura Sunday | Healthy Trails 5K | Roadside Attractions]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11961 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…

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 11: Bill to sell PGW on hold | Union leader returns to DRPA board | Navy Yard unveils hotel | Marketplace Design Center sells for $42M | #unblockbikelanes results | N3RD Street designation]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11960 You've made it through the week, Streeters. Happy Friday!

City Council did not introduce Mayor Nutter's bill proposing the sale of Philadelphia Gas Works yesterday. The Daily News reports that Council…

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:05:13 -0400
<![CDATA[Sound and the City: Nick Spitzer on Philadelphia]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11912 Consider the musical soundscape of Philadelphia. From City Hall’s clock tower to a drumline on impromptu parade. What a city sounds like is an important reflection of who we are as…

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:10:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 10: Streets detoured after fire | Reviving Delaware River development plans | "The Ben" restoration | Divine Lorraine as art mecca | Mantua artist opens doors to save studio]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11954 Good morning, Eyes on the Street

The intersection of 3rd and Market streets can't catch a break. Yesterday, a two-alarm fire broke out at Suit Corner, the shops at…

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:06:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11951

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow and through which Philadelphia is mobilized by transit connections -…

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:10:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 9: Conrail derailment in Port Richmond | Urban Experiential Displays coming soon? | L&I requesting $2m | Council quorum rare during budget hearings | Cambodian Buddhist life at 6th and Ritner]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11949 Happy Wednesday, Streeters.

A Conrail train derailed early this morning as it crossed Aramingo Avenue, near Castor Avenue in Port Richmond. NBC10 reports rail cars were carrying phenol and acetone,…

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:01:41 -0400
<![CDATA[Planning for a new day at 19th Street Baptist Church]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11936

“I bring enthusiasm, I bring passion,” were 19th Street Baptist’s new pastor Rev. Wilbur Winborne’s words at a February 8th meeting of the congregation with students from PennDesign. Students from the…

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:16:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 8: SEPTA talks unresolved | City-owned unsafe properties | Infrastructure investment, from roads to schools | Learning from Presser and Nugent | Crime trend mapping | Wawa reuse]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11942 Good morning, Streeters.

SEPTA and transportation workers still don't have an agreement, but as of this morning no strike is authorized, the Inquirer reports.

Just how many unsafe, crumbling buildings…

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:28:04 -0400
<![CDATA[Olney: Cambodian Association Adapts to Changing Needs]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11928 As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. At the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia on North 5th Street…

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:20:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 7-11: Porch Photo Booth | Janet Echelman and Susan Weiler | 'A Girl is a Fellow Here' | GeoPhilly Film Night | Searching for Philadelphia]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11931 Here's what's on tap this week - from public art and art in public to films about cartography and women in architecture.

PICTURE THIS: Digital Photo Booth at The Porch

Monday,…

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:01:00 -0400
<![CDATA[April 7: No strike, union negotiations continue | 20K volunteered Saturday | Philadelinquency's new delinquent tax totals | 37 displaced by fire | SEPTA bus crash | Reading Viaduct forges ahead]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11938 Welcome back to the work week, Eyes on the Street. Here's what's buzzing this Monday. 

Transportation Workers Union Local 234 did not strike today, after their contract expired Sunday night. Philadelphia…

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:06:00 -0400
<![CDATA[TEDx South Bank photo tour]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=11932

In conjunction with the TEDxPhiladelphia conference last week, PlanPhilly and Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services teamed up to lead a TEDx field trip to Penn's South Bank campus to see…

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:50:00 -0400