• 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.

10 Pew funded cultural projects to watch

This year’s $9.3 million in new Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grants promise to bring Philly plenty of provocative creations. The…

June 23-29: Talk Design Review | plan Lower NW | get outside for art, trails, SS Harbor Park

This week brings planning talk as well as summery of options for spending time outside, from bike rides to movies and…

June 23: Temple buying William Penn HS | Naudain St explosion mysteries | NextFab growth | Dietz & Watson courted | CyclePhilly data

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. Here’s what we’re reading: Last week Drexel closed on…

SPOTTED: Dilworth Park, Mormon towers, La Colombe, copper domes

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Dilworth Plaza to Park Construction…

Huey Elementary School gets pop-up improvements

Samuel B. Huey Elementary School’s front garden woke up last Thursday as an overgrown patch of green and ended the day…

June 19: Blatstein's vision for Broad and Washington | Planning for Comcast tower | Open data frustrations | PHA and unions cut deal | Inside Beth Shalom Synagogue

Happy Thursday Streeters. Like a jolt of coffee, here's your morning Buzz:  Developer Bart Blatstein shared his vision for the vacant…

Parking logic: Three reasons ZBA should say no to garage-fronted rowhouses

Say zoning and eyes glaze over. But really zoning is code for capturing the kind of city we want to live…

Can Instagram help curb litter?

Can photos of crushed cigarette packs or discarded soft drinks help rescue Philly from its overwhelming litter problems? Probably not, but…

June 18: 22nd and Market memorial artwork | Suburban Station naming rights | Pitched school funding fight | Blackwell on University City HS sale | Clarke fundraiser

Good morning Streeters. We may be a few days before the official start of summer but we’ve got the year’s first…

Site work underway at JKR's Queen Village townhome development

JKR Partners is doing the literal groundwork at its 75-townhome BridgeView development in Queen Village, where the I-95 Washington Avenue off-ramp…

June 16-22: Al fresco all week

This week it's all about being outside: for literature, supper, entertainment, and exploring green spots. Here's what's on: READ: Bloomsday Monday,…

June 16: SEPTA's brief strike, overnite subway service | Affordable housing funds | Lancaster Avenue Redevelopment Corp's unraveling | Mander Rec cleanup | National Archives move irks

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here goes:  SEPTA’s regional rail workers struck in the wee hours of Saturday morning, but…

On planning, realpolitik, and selling closed schools

During the last week negotiations over the sale of the 14-acre University City High/Drew Elementary school property to Drexel University and…

What you need to know about SEPTA's overnight subway service

Even as SEPTA braces for a regional rail strike, it's also preparing to launch overnight subway service this weekend.  Since…

June 13: SEPTA regional rail strike likely, plans | Broad Street Line WiFi | Difference maker: Amy Laura Cahn | Renaming 30th Street Station

Happy Friday the 13th folks. Fair warning: Drexel’s commencement ceremonies are today, so be forewarned if you are in that neck…

Spotted: Divine illumination, barge oasis, Customs House reveal

Our eyes are ever-peeled for interesting sights and sites. This week these three caught our attention: DIVINE LORRAINE ILLUMINATED On Tuesday…

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