• 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.

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…

Jan 15: Bart on The Provence | PA nudges along city tax-reform | DRPA audit | Eva Gladstein to head Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity | turning around the Prince

Good morning! Today is chillier than yesterday and it promises to rain again, so keep those umbrellas handy. Here's your Tuesday…

Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia Finalists

This year's Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia finalists were announced today, featuring a crop of fantastic ideas for the arts in…

Jan 14: New site, new tools | Historical Commission recap | How Council spreads the wealth | labor tactics | Roosevelt Blvd signage | look into 1943

Good morning and happy Monday! Wasn’t yesterday’s fog wild? If you snapped cool photos of the city shrouded by that thick…

Jan 11-13: Built Environment Photography | Portraits of Brewerytown | 40th Street Artists-in-Residence invitational | Edible Architecture

Here's what's on tap this weekend: Opening: Rob Lybeck: Built Environment Photography Friday, January 11, 5-8pm. Giant Steps Framing & Gallery,…

Love Note #135: Colleen Davis discovers a log cabin in Northern Liberties

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of a quiet corner in Northern Liberties. …

Colin Powell: Voice of Philadelphia's first talking pedestrian signal

PlanPhilly recently reported on the new automated-voice pedestrian crossing signals at the intersection of 30th and Market and 30th and Chestnut…

Jan 9: Germantown Special Services District revival | Convention Center signage | Tower Place opens | Assumption demo stay, stays | Save the Roundhouse

Good morning, Streeters. Here's your morning Buzz from Germantown, North Broad Street, the Assumption hearing, and a bit of love for…

Old City among top 12 ArtPlaces in US

Usually we resist the urge to pass along the endless stream of city rankings, but this one feels good to share: …

CommunityCam maps Philadelphia's surveillance cameras

Here at PlanPhilly’s Eyes on the Street, we know we’re not the only eyes on the street, but now a new…

Jan 7-11: Strong Towns, 'Visual Futurist', Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, PHL2035 update

This week you can take in a curbside chat, consier the art and life of futurist designer Syd Mead, hear Tod…

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