• 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.

Do wishes come true? 2012 review

This year I’ve got a wish list of ten ideas for the city. But, do wishes come true? It is heartening…

Jan 25-27: Baltimore Ave Fire Fundraiser | Winter in the Parks | Clover Market's Winter Market

To hell with the cold. Here's a way to get out and about every day this weekend: Baltimore Avenue Fire Fundraiser…

Jan 25: RCOs, zoning update | master plan the Schuylkill | The Stella | union reality check | Silverliner VIs?

Happy Friday, Streeters! It’s a bit of a gloomy, chilly day, and it’s going to snow a bit during the…

Love Note #141: Steve Weinik looks back on Independence Hall stoop sitting

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of the bygone days when Philadelphians could move…

Wishing on 2013 [part 2]

With 2012 safely behind us, I've been ruminating on what I hope 2013 will hold in store for our city. As…

Jan 24: Council's back | contentious Bridesburg rezoning | Washington Avenue cleanup | community conflict over Kensington Bank demos | Chestnut East beer garden

Happy Thursday, Streeters. It’s supposed to stay cold today, but we expect things will be plenty toasty in City Council’s…

Wishing on 2013 [part 1]

With 2012 safely behind us, I've been ruminating on what I hope 2013 will hold in store for our city.  In…

Jan 23: Code Blue | O'Neill to drop garden zoning restrictions, keep other roll-backs | redevelopment in Chinatown | City spending infographic | Philly: if not hip, interesting

Good morning. Holy frozen fingers, Streeters. Here's your Wednesday morning Buzz: Because temperatures will dip below 20° most days this…

A glimpse at MLK Day of Service projects in North Philly

More than 100,000 people turned out to participate in Philadelphia’s 1,500 MLK Day of Service events Monday. The 18th annual celebration…

Jan 22-25: Winka Dubbeldam | Marcellus Shale Panel | Richard Weller | Architecture and Energy

Lecture: Winka Dubbeldam Wednesday, January 23, 6-7:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Architect Winka Dubbeldam is principal of Archi-Tectonics, a…

Jan 22: MLK Day recap | parks funding puzzle | Girard Ave East facelift | spite-blight update | Ms. Mayor?

Good morning, Streeters. Bundle up out there. It’s going to be a cold, windy one today and more to come this…

Bicycle Coalition to present Fairmount Ave bike lane proposal

[UPDATE: The first community meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 due to…

Jan 18-21: African American Iconic Images Collection Tour | Michael Lewis on Furness | MLK Day of Service

Here's what's on tap for the long weekend: African American Iconic Images Collection Tour Saturday, January 19, 10am-Noon. Departs from African…

New Zoning Code's Growing Pains [updated]

UPDATED: 1/23/13, 12:30pm: On January 24, City Council was set to consider changes to the new zoning code that would restrict…

Jan 18: Gallery exits, enter Boyce | Bridesburg waterfront rezoning | $100k to plan Grays Ferry and Point Breeze | D'Ambrosio closes

Good morning and happy Friday! Did you notice a dusting of crystalline snow when you woke up? There were flurries this…

Councilman O'Neill's amendments hit community gardens

Less than six months after the City's new zoning code went into effect, giving community and market gardens a defined space…

Be the bigger vehicle

Community Contributor Nicholas Mirra calls for civility on our contested streets. Be the Bigger Vehicle By Nicholas Mirra Philadelphia is engaged…

Jan 17: Transportation roundup: SEPTA funding crisis | Corbett's transpo funding plan | University Ave Bridge open | DRPA toll/fare study | vintage street signage

Good morning! It’s going to be another gloomy, chilly day today, and there is small chance of snow overnight. (Remember snow?)…

Preservation Hardship Primer

From the ongoing saga of the Penn-owned property at 40th and Pine to the meandering case of Church of the Assumption…

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