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    • St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
Eyes on the Street

Saying goodbye to Philadelphia’s first black Catholic church

By Ashley Hahn Over tea, at her kitchen table, Adrienne Andrews Harris cracks open a thick binder containing the story of St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church. It’s a blend of…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • A sharrow on Spruce Street indicates that bikes and cars must share the lane.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Cycle logic [Part 2]

In Part 1 of this biking edition of Multimodal with MOTU, I visited a pedestrian plaza to-be and explored a few of West and Southwest Philadelphia’s new, old, and possible bike…

    • Ashley Hahn's hotrod Schwinn Collegiate.

Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about, Part 1

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We’ll…

    • Waterview Grande, part of Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village, under construction.

Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity is piqued. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates has been following the…

    • R. Eric Thomas on finding a “New Attitude” in Philadelphia at TEDx

R. Eric Thomas on finding a “New Attitude” in Philadelphia at TEDx

Eyes on the Street continues its video series with storyteller R. Eric Thomas who offers a love letter to the creative energy of this city, which helped him find and foster…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Urbanize this highway

From Eyes on the Street: Urbanize this highway

Cities across America are turning urban highways into streets again. What if Philly rethought I-95 between the Walt Whitman and Benjamin Franklin bridges and the Vine Street Expressway as flexible, multi-modal…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green thanks to…

Red threads through Gray Area

Last week, DesignPhiladelphia brought together design thinkers and practitioners for a discussion called “Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation.” The event, and the accompanying catalog, was designed to get people…

    • Nicetown kids with Melissa and Shane Victorino | Shane Victorino Foundation

From Eyes on the Street: Shane Victorino rehabs Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, Bravo.

This week’s Bravo* goes to Shane Victorino for completely overhauling the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club at North 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The 106 year-old building was built as…

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