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    • Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Gallery renovation | Roxborough/Ridge demolition delay? | No parking at The Sansom | Reclamation, play at 'Needle Park' | remembering Floyd Alston

Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupPennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is setting the stage for a major, phased…

    • Love | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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June 18-22: ThinkBike | Central District Plan | Bartram's Garden Trail | Uptown Music Ceremony | Greenworks Progress Report

ThinkBike Public Sessions Monday, June 18, 9-10:30am and Tuesday, June 19, 5-6:30pm. Temple University, School of Architecture. The ThinkBike Workshop will bring Dutch cycling experts to discuss Philadelphia’s bike infrastructure and…

    • Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

Philadelphia Housing Authority unveils its first LEED-Certified development in North Philadelphia

PHA press releaseThe Philadelphia Housing Authority has taken another step into the future with the grand opening of its first high-performance, LEED-certified green development, the new Norris Apartments.This dedication…

    • The Race Street Pier kicks off its summer season with tonight.
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May 4-6: Art Star at Race Street Pier | Physick Plant Sale | Broad Street Run | Overbrook Farms Open House

First Friday @ Race Street Pier: Art Star Craft Bazaar Preview Friday May 4, 6-9pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and Delaware Avenue. Next weekend the 9th Annual Spring Art Star…

    • NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

On Thursday afternoon, a Rules Committee hearing on Council President Darrell Clarke’s bill that would create a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) near Temple University turned into a gripe session about City…

    • Redering of The Ridge in East Falls | Onion Flats
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April 30-May4: Philadelphia Modernism | Ridge Flats @ DAG | 'Reclaiming the Rust Belt'

Building Philadelphia: Misfits and Heroes: Modernism in the Delaware Valley Tuesday, May 1, 6-9:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series…

    • Tinicum Township plans to reuse the Lazaretto, a quarantine station that opened in 1801. | Flickr user Jukie Bot, Creative Commons
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Primary outcomes | understanding the Lazaretto | dirty air | preserving Cecil B. Moore's name | Delaware River dredging funds | Divine Lorraine sealed | free lunch

Tinicum Township plans to reuse the Lazaretto, a quarantine station that opened in 1801. | Flickr user Jukie Bot, Creative CommonsNewsWorks rounds up the results of several high-profile primaries,…

    • Care about the fate of Philly's small streets, like Irving (above)? Meet up on Thursday.
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April 23-27: Historic Homeowner Workshops | Planning the Modern City | Tax Delinquency App | Jane Golden and Dre Urhahn | Small Streets meetup

Homeowner Workshop: Masonry and Pointing Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8pm. WES Health Center, 1315 Windrim Avenue. Learn about the best ways to maintain and repoint historic masonry buildings, as part of the …

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April 16-20: Tom Finkelpearl | Homeowner Workshops | Archaeology in Philly | Urban Heat Islands | Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses

Tom Finkelpearl on Public Art Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk. Join Tom Finkelpearl to discuss public art, and the role public art projects…

    • William Levering Elementary School in Roxborough (1895) is the oldest of the nine schools slated for closure. 
    • photo via @j_linq
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Is City maneuvering on Divine Lorraine with violations?

The folks over at the Hidden City Daily posted a photo of a Department of Licenses and Inspections orage Notice of Violation pasted on the Divine Lorraine because the "Entire Building"…

    • Developer dreams on an artsy future for old school at Spring Garden and Broad
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Developer dreams on an artsy future for old school at Spring Garden and Broad

Developer Eric Blumenfeld is dreaming up a new future for the vacant Thaddeus Stevens School of Practice on Spring Garden Street east of Broad. Blumenfeld is in contract to acquire the building…

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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…

    • Pink hints of spring | 'Off the Beaten Path,' Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Neighborhood Improvement Districts a matter of 'timing and politics'

Neighborhood Improvement Districts a matter of 'timing and politics'

Try to imagine, for a moment, a governmental authority proposing a tax increase on constituents, the revenue from which would be put toward extra safety and cleaning services. Now imagine the…

    • Tarik Nasir, a TAPA member who opposes the NID

North Central landlords’ association formed Improvement District in response to Clarke legislation

In September of last year 5th District Councilman Darrell Clarke introduced a bill into City Council that would have banned student housing in the North Central Special Controls District, the area…

    • Have you stopped by the new Philadelphia History Museum yet?
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Telling Philadelphia's story, North Central NID argued and amended, Nicetown Court, no Healing Way in Holmesburg, Olney's Schwarzwald Inn, budget hearings begin

Good morning Streeters! After my walkabout today, I'll be at this evening's Library in the City event. Hope you find a way to enjoy the absolutely beautiful day today by…

    • Council President Darrell Clarke addressed concerns from 5th-District Constituents

UPDATE: North Philadelphia residents and landlords debate the merits of a Neighborhood Improvement District

UPDATE: The Committee on Rules of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 13, concerning Ordinance 120020. The hearing will take place at…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

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