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    • Live Nation's Festival Pier rendering | Groundswell Design Group
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Beach-meets-city at new Festival Pier space

Festival Pier at Penn's Landing debuts its new Shore-inspired look and vibe with Friday's Wired Fest. Groundswell Design Group principal David Fierabend describes the space as “an urban beach summer-time…

    • Shawmont Station, Photo by Gary Reed
    • Launching the skiff Nemo, which was built at the museum.

Boat race, scavenger hunt tie city's two rivers together

This weekend, canoes, kayaks, skiffs and whale boats will race around Philadelphia via the city's two rivers. Saturday's Walnut2Walnut Regatta is part of the latest Independence Seaport Museum effort to remind…

    • Rendering of the future La Peg. Courtesy FringeArts
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Peek at La Peg coming soon to FringeArts

Where Race Street meets the Delaware River we're seeing an important demonstration of what the future of the Central Delaware Waterfront might bring in new public spaces and private- and nonprofit-led…

    • Hawthorne Hall, Hidden City Festival
    • El Corazón Cultural Center Rendering, May 2014 | courtesy of WRT
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Taller Puertorriqueño closer to building new cultural center on North 5th

After years of dreaming, fundraising, research and designing, Taller Puertorriqueño is edging ever closer to building on a new cultural center on what is now a 2.3 acre surface parking lot…

    • May 1 flood damage, Photo courtesy of Fairmount Water Works
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Fairmount Water Works still recovering from May 1 flood

The rainstorm that flooded the Schuylkill Banks, left passengers stranded on the roof of a SEPTA bus and forced the grade-level CSX pedestrian crossing at Locust Street to close, also…

    • 30th Street Station

Amtrak launches 30th Street Station master planning

The Porch at 30th Street, the renovated Internal Revenue Service 30th Street campus, the Schuylkill River Trail and suggestions to develop air rights above SEPTA and Amtrak rail yards:  How can…

    • Rail Yards beyond 30th Street Station
    • Rendering of 1 Water Street. Varenhorst

Design committee has praise, questions for One Water Street proposal

Members of the Civic Design Review committee praised developer PMC Property Group on Tuesday for commissioning a 250-unit apartment complex on the Central Delaware waterfront that doesn’t violate any major principles…

    • Bull's Eye Darts and Computer Guy, May 2014
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Tacony celebrates 15 refreshed storefronts

Tacony Community Development Corporation has worked with commercial property owners renovate 15 storefronts in the last year – that’s more than any other corridor has accomplished in a single year period.…

    • IBEW Local 98 picketing / Bas Slabber for Newsworks

Weinstein rails against Local 98's 'desperate ... focus on Northwest Philly'

The recent focus on Philadelphia's building-trades unions has primarily focused on battles at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and surrounding other Center City projects. Confrontations have also spread in recent years to…

    • The Corner | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
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May 27-June 1: Civic Design Review | Gray Area cards | Wall Ball | Funeral for a Home | Roots Picnic | Philly Cycling Classic

Welcome to unofficial summer, Streeters. Devoted readers might notice that we're rolling our events picks into one post per week now - week and weekend inclusive. Here's what's ahead this week:…

    • Lower North plan zoning recomendations, west of Broad

Lower North Plan recommends gentrification impact study, speedier transit, protection of single-family blocks

The image above, taken from the Lower North PCPC presentation, shows proposed changes west of Broad Street. See more maps and other images within the full presentation, included beneath this article.…

    • Zig-Zag 14 | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group
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May 27: Philly media auction | Tax-delinquency improvements | 35,000 potholes and counting | Philly Pumptrack | City growth

Good morning, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed a refreshing long weekend. We've got another warm day on tap, with rain later that will cool off the next few days. A…

    • Completed Art Museum, 1927 | #7626 Aero Service Corp | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring TX
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From Above: Philadelphia Museum of Art (1927)

As the Philadelphia Museum of Art edges toward its 90th birthday, starchitect Frank Gehry has designed an expansion of our most prized cultural landmark. Here's a view of how the museum…

    • Fireworks seen from Penn's Landing
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May 23-26: PHAIR at The Oval | Picnic at the Pier | Destination Frankford reception | Longwood Garden fireworks | City Hall to City Hall tour | Memorial Dei picnic

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Eyes on the Street! If you're staying in Philly, here are a few events to choose from.   SHOP: PHAIR Open Air Market Friday, May 23, 5pm…

    • The New Fairmount Park

Commentary: Polishing Philly's crown jewel

In a city with a thousand jewels, what's one more? That's how I often think we respond to the embarrassment of riches we've inherited in this remarkable town. One of these…

    • A rowhouse demolition. | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Group
    • SEPTA station

SEPTA approves operating and capital budgets, concourse maintenance, service plan

In a matter of minutes Thursday, the SEPTA board approved a $1.327 billion oprating budget and $571.77 million capital budget *, agreed to take over maintenance of the Center City transit…

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