• 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.

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A photographer reflects on a summer oasis: Dendy Playground

Dendy feels like magic. That’s the thought that ran through my mind the first time I went to my neighborhood rec…

What if it rained? How a rec center changed one life, and could change more

Every time it rains, the Hunting Park Recreation Center has to shut down activities because of a hole in the roof. …

Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm…

Parks and Rec unveils new Amos Playground equipment

In a neighborhood where discussion usually centers around the student housing boom, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and City Council President Darrell…

Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened…

City unveils a spruced up Francisville Playground

Nestled in the zigzagging streets of Francisville is the bright, colorful and recently revamped Franscisville Playground – a playground that has…

Feb 18: Gentrified and boring | preserving the Magic Gardens | staffing up Parks and Rec | saving American Chestnuts | architectural Hot or Not

Good morning, Streeters. Today is Presidents Day, which means that government offices are closed - and don’t forget: Trash and recycling…

Spruce Street Plaza set to open this week

A new green gateway to Penn's medical campus will open this week, replacing an unattractive surface parking lot that was perhaps…

November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in…

SEPTA's seasonal watch | Sewer tour | ExCITe Center opens | park improvement grants | Drag queens join Mummers

Good morning, Streeters.  ‘Tis the season of challenging conditions for SEPTA, explains PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher. We’re deep into “slippery rail…

November 16-18: Urban Remix | Love Your Park | Tweed Ride | Welcome to the Neighborhood

Urban Remix Design Charrette and Public Reveal Friday, November 16, design charrette 8am-6pm; public reveal 4-6pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

City Branch visions | O'Neill advocates more zoning rollbacks | Electric Factory ad-wrap, again | No marker for Wood Street steps

Commercial Corridor, Old York Road | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning and Happy Friday, Streeters. As you…

Happy Veterans Day | Old West Philly High apartments? | Drexel looks east | Tarken Ice Rink reborn | Winding Rose Park development | formerly homeless housing at Broad and Fairmount

Good morning and Happy Veterans Day, Streeters. In observance of the holiday, government offices and public schools are closed today, and…

November 9-11: Bartram's Mile Design Workshop | Frankford Fall Music and Arts Fest | Philly Tree People | Artists Taking Back Philadelphia

Autumn Night in the City | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupBartram's Mile Design Workshop Saturday, November 10, 12-3pm. Bartram's…

See Bartram's Mile

Much of Lower Schuylkill’s ex-industrial landscape is rich with possibility, and perhaps no stretch is more compelling than the property…

Seger Park's new playground is taking shape

Seger Park's playground, at 11th and Lombard streets, has been closed since September to make way for two new play areas.…

Stream buffer debate continues | Pedestrian pains, gains at Dilworth Plaza | Society Hill neighbors vs. Toll Brothers at ZBA | Fishtown and Obama | Wissahickon Gateway meeting

Autumn color | Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. The moon was visible last night and this morning…

November 3-4: Bike and Walk Bartram's Mile

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is working on plans for "Bartram's Mile," a new recreational trail…

Central Delaware zoning overlay | 40th and Pine update | Campbell Square's tree sculpture | Post is hiring

Blaze | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning, Streeters. It's feeling more fall-ish today, and the…

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