• 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.

Seger Park's new playground

Back in November Eyes on the Street reported that construction on Seger Park’s new playground was cruising along. And after being…

Blurring the lines of South Kensington

What's in a neighborhood name? As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan set out…

Feb 13: Casino pitch blitz | arson at Temple | NJ Transit studies Bus Rapid Transit | 40th and Pine update | AVI burdens

Good morning, Streeters. Don't be fooled by the lovely day we saw yesterday or this morning's spots of blue sky: we're…

Volunteer: Parklet Impact Study

We like parklets - those small public spaces that replace in-street parking spots - because they add interest and life to…

More Park, Less Way reflects larger transportation trends

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has always reflected Philadelphia’s general attitude toward transportation, and as the city rolls out More Park, Less…

Feb 11-15: Michael Van Valkenburgh | Alexander Garvin | Place-Based Interventions | Love at the Barnes

Here's what's on tap this week: Lecture: Michael Van Valkenburgh Wednesday, February 13, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South…

Feb 11: Biden visits | criminal forecasting | bus-pedestrian accidents | behind Grove at Cira | digital signage debate

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s your rainy Monday morning buzz: If you see a motorcade zipping around today, it’s probably because Vice…

From Above: Looking West on Market Street, 1925

It’s been a long while since we visited Philadelphia From Above. So this week, in honor of the release of More…

Feb 8-10: Manayunk on Ice | 30th Street Craft Market | Chinese New Year | Love Train

Don't worry about the stormy weather. There's plenty to do out and about this weekend:: Manayunk on Ice Friday, February 8…

Love Note #147: A love story by Jackie Chipotle featuring the Passyunk Fountain

Today Eyes on the Street brings another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this love story starring Passyunk Avenue's Singing…

Feb 7: Brady's casino hearing | Complete Streets Handbook | Benefits of walking to school | Another voice in school closures

Good morning Streeters, looks like we might get some sun today before the nor’easter hits. This afternoon City Council will…

South Philly group battles ongoing litter problem

Philadelphians might not like to admit it, but our city is trashy. Philly has a serious litter problem, and cleaning up…

Feb 6: Corbett announces more funding | Philly keeps shrugging | Less pollution, less money | Rain barrels get splash of color

Good morning Streeters. We have a little morning buzz for you this Wednesday.  Yesterday Governor Corbett gave his much anticipated 2013-2014…

Condominiums Create Controversy on Thompson Street

As the development pressure from Northern Liberties and Fishtown expands, vacant parcels in South and East Kensington are being scooped up…

Feb 5: confronting tax-delinquency | Blatstein owed taxes | Perelman's $25 million gift | Founder's Bell silent | inside Passyunk Post | Sustainability Workshop and Fresh Direct

Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what's making news this morning: At PlanPhilly, we’ve spent a lot of time focused on…

More Park, Less Way unveiled

Questions about how the Benjamin Franklin Parkway can be a more urban, lively place have puzzled planners, politicians, and residents for…

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