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    • Emerald Street Urban Farm has taken root on five vacant lots in East Kensington.
Eyes on the Street

Situation Vacant: Emerald Street Urban Farm's vacant property conundrum

In advance of PlanPhilly's panel discussion about the city's vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about vacant…

Eyes on the Street

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby Celebrates Human-Powered Transit

This year's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington's streets where crowds watched the parade of handcrafted, human-powered floats loop through the neighborhood and attempt to…

    • Bridge Line | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group 
Eyes on the Street

LGBT senior housing supported at Council | Buck owners enter tax payment agreement | homeless census | life as a 'body man' | surface parking woe | Sixers soul

City Council gave its support for the William Way Senior Residences, an LGBT-centric senior housing development planned for 13th Street, by approving the sale of the Redevelopment Authority's property to…

    • Developer Michael Samschick's Pennthouses at Penn Treaty Village, Brown Street and Delaware Avenue..
    • Worm's Eye View | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • The Banks | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Catholic church closings | affordable LGBT senior housing | disciplinary discrepancies for black students | vigil for fallen firefighters | PHS Pops-Up honored

The Banks | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group Good morning, Streeters. Today’s temperature could be a record-breaker: 89 and sunny. Sure the warm weather is nice, but…

    • Night Market packed the streets of Chinatown last fall and will return for the season in May.
Eyes on the Street

SEPTA ditches gender stickers | waterfront zoning worries | Hunting Park renewal | Night Market returns | 19125 bandit sign contest

SEPTA will stop caring what gender you are next year. The Daily News reports that after a request from a transgender advocacy group SEPTA TransPasses will no longer have stickers saying…

    • Still smoldering: the remains of Buck Hosiery late Monday afternoon as seen from the El platform.
Eyes on the Street

Still Smoldering: Preventing the next Buck

When I stood looking at the still smoldering wreckage that was the Buck factory on Monday evening, a Jasper Street resident was looking at "The White Elephant" across the street from…

    • Key connectors

CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.
Eyes on the Street

Neighbors rally to fight crime in Strawberry Mansion, River Wards | Seal the Divine Lorraine | OCF and Point Breeze | SEPTA cops strike | fund the Free Library

On Tuesday 100 Strawberry Mansion residents rallied against effects of violence and blight on their neighborhood, marching from 33rd and Diamond to Strawberry Mansion High, reports Philly Confidential. Sheriff Jewell Williams…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

    • Will a Reading Viaduct park move forward even as the Callowhill NID dies?
    • Washington Ave. vision

Grants allow city planners to study transportation on Washington Ave., transit-oriented development in East Kensington

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will next year study the future of transportation along major corridors in two changing neighborhoods.Two Transportation and Community Development Initiative grants awarded to the PCPC…

Eyes on the Street

Take Philly's picture on Philly Photo Day

Join hundreds of Philadelphians snapping Philly’s portrait this Friday, October 28 to mark Philly Photo Day. Philly Photo Day is one day of collective action to capture a day in…

    • SugarHouse expansion rendering | Cope Linder Architects

From Eyes on the Street: Considering SugarHouse at “Year Won”

Last weekend SugarHouse celebrated “Year Won.” But was its first year a winner? Let’s review. The Inquirer reported Sunday that SugarHouse’s first year was marked by growing pains. The piece…

Master Plan for the Central Delaware and the Race Street Pier Win Commonwealth Awards from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Contact:  Laurie HeinerichsDelaware River Waterfront Corporation (215) 629 -3218, (267) 228-1990 (cell)lheinerichs@delawareriverwaterfrontcorp.com The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received two awards from the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania during the…

    • UPDATED: SugarHouse talks expansion with planning commission

UPDATED: SugarHouse talks expansion with planning commission

SugarHouse Casino representatives hope to: build a parking garage 40 feet shorter than what was originally approved for their next phase of development, retain the option of building outward instead of…

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