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    • Mayor Jim Kenney at the first groundbreaking of his signature Rebuild initiative.

Kenney’s ‘Rebuild’ breaks ground on first playground

Mayor Jim Kenney broke ground Thursday on the first park improvement funded through his signature public works initiative, Rebuild. Held on a grassy patch of earth near the Mann Center in…

    • East Parkside neighbors gather in one of Parkside Edge's new
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In Common: Centennial Commons carves out space for East Parkside neighbors to connect

Next up in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn heads to Parkside Edge to see how this project aims to find new ways of connecting neighbors to West…

    • On Viola Street
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Neighbors helping Neighbors: East Parkside and Strawberry Mansion learn from each other

Every neighborhood has its sparkplug advocates, the do-ers who move mountains to improve their corners of the city, who doggedly find resources to benefit their neighbors, and who occasionally take on…

    • Groundbreaking Centennial Commons at West Fairmount Park.

'Centennial Commons' partners break ground on new Parkside park project

The Parkside neighborhood celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Centennial Commons project, an initial $4 million investment located between Parkside Avenue and the Centennial District…

    • Letitia House from Girard Avenue, 2016 | Catalina Jaramillo / PlanPhilly

Letitia House to become Centennial Parkside CDC’s headquarters

If you are like most Parkside’s residents, you might have wondered what a small two-and-a-half story brick house is doing on top of a hill, across Girard Avenue from the Philadelphia…

    • One of Centennial Commons rustic play areas | Studio Bryan Hanes

$11 million in foundation grants announced for five parks

What can $11 million buy in park projects? A new collaborative initiative announced Monday by the John S. and James L. Knight and William Penn foundations hopes $11 million in new…

    • Skyline from Belmont Plateau | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group
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Back to the future to renew Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park is like Philadelphia itself: A legacy asset with unrealized potential. We are the lucky beneficiaries of the prescient 19th century Philadelphians who protected great green lungs astride the Schuylkill…

Connectivity at the heart of “The New Fairmount Park”

The fact that Fairmount Park attracts seven million visitors each year shows that the park is doing something right. But why let the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s park system (and the…

    • Strawberry Mansion meeting on East/West Park planning

Join Us: A Community Vision for East and West Fairmount Park

Dear PlanPhilly reader, We have an exciting new project underway in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation that we thought might be of interest to you.  This one takes us beyond…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
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1940s Paul Cret pachyderm house now home to children's zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new, old attraction. In one of the zoo’s largest undertakings to date, the 1940s era Paul Cret pachyderm house, which used to house elephants, hippos and…

    • From the newly opened 40th Street Bridge cars and pedestrians can see Philadelphia's skyline
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Five years later, 40th Street Bridge opens

Five years after the 40th Street Bridge connecting West Philadelphia’s Mantua and Parkside neighborhoods closed, it is back and better than ever. Though a few bridge closure signs remain posted nearby,…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
    • The city expects the 40th Street bridge to reopen this November

40th Street Bridge to open in November, 41st span work to follow

Five years after it was closed to vehicle traffic, the 40th Street bridge between East Parkside and Mantua is set to reopen this fall. Construction crews are working to have the…

    • Members of the Viola Street Residents Association conducting an inventory of vacant property on their street.
    • A group of organizers stood at Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park: (L-R) Ken Carter, Rebbeca Alpert, Morris Levin, Rachel Garland, Bonnie Silverman, Ruth Ost and Jerry Silverman. | Philadel
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Grassroots movement advocates to restore baseball tradition in West Parkside

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   In the 1930s and 1940s, baseball was played at the 44th and Parkside Ballpark, where the originally Negro National League-affiliated Philadelphia…

    • Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion kicks off Cherry Blossom season

Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion kicks off Cherry Blossom season

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly Today Eyes on the Street offers two looks at the Centennial District. First up: Christine Fisher went to the Japanese House and Garden’s new Sakura Pavilion,…

    • SEPTA projects a $100 million budget gap in 2015.
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Michael Yaron's career, convictions | SEPTA's budget woes | Germantown CDC builds board | Xfinity Live sneak peek | Centennial restroom rehab | Globe Dye as incubator

The Daily News profiles Old City developer Michael Yaron, tracing his career trajectory from chemist to well-heeled developer, and his rebounds from two former convictions. Yaron could face 20 years…

    • Patina & Lit | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Zoe Strauss: 10 Years, Green Roofs 101, electronics recycling, heirlooms workshop

Patina & Lit | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr groupZoe Strauss: 10 Years Opens Saturday, January 14. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.…

    • Marvin Bullock's home sits on Wyalusing Avenue between 40th and 41st streets

A look back at PlanPhilly's 2011 partnership with PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods

PlanPhilly partnered with for a look at ground-up news. Here are the top stories reported by interns Kara Savidge and Christine Fisher.Reconstruction Underway on the 40th Street Bridge Ten,…

    • The ShopRite supermarket at 52nd and Jefferson streets opened in 2009. | Kara Savidge

Parkside: Philadelphia 2035 Plan Shapes Future Neighborhood Growth

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods/PlanPhilly As the Philadelphia City Planning Commission finishes up district planning for West Park, Kara Savidge looks back on the process for Philadelphia Neighborhoods…

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