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    • 13th and Clover, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

May 1: Rain recap | Home explosion, 3-alarm fire | Tax collection totals drop | Drexel health center expansion | App crowdsources bike data

Good morning Eyes on the Street! We hope you stayed safe during yesterday's downpour.  The rain may have let up but it will take some time for things to dry out.…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
    • Updated townhome design Mt. Sinai

Mt. Sinai zoning variance appeal dropped; no word on huge residential project's status

An appeal of the zoning variances granted to the developer hoping to turn Dickinson Square West's vacant Mt. Sinai Hospital into a large residential development is being withdrawn. The appeal document…

    • Looking Up: St. John the Baptist
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Structural concerns at St. John the Baptist in Manayunk

St. John the Baptist, Manayunk’s major Catholic Church, is a landmark in every sense of the word. But at 120 years old St. John’s is need of significant repair.  The church…

    • Julian Abele Park
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April 30: Philly's air quality | Park smoking ban | Demolition accident on Diamond St | Levy on 21st Century Center City | Giovanni's Room closing | Roberto Clemente Way

Good morning, Streeters. Here's what we're reading on this splash-in-the-puddles kind of morning: How clean is Philly’s air? According to a report from the American Lung Association Philly is the 11th…

    • Today the Stanton schoolyard doubles as a parking lot
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Greening Stanton eyes stormwater management funds

In times of crippling, low school budgets, some of the most available funding for schoolyards now comes from the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), thanks to its stormwater management grants. In South…

    • Mountain High | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group
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April 29: $70m reno for 401 N. Broad | Cheesecake Factory demo | OpenDataPhilly overhaul | Parking meter hikes | Clarke talks PGW sale, affordable housing

Good morning Streeters. Dodge those raindrops today, because they're a sure thing tomorrow. Here's what we're reading this morning: 401 North Broad is headed for a $70 million renovation and is…

    • Track damage near Spring Mill Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Line, Photo Credit SEPTA

SEPTA capital budget highlights ... or, what a difference a year makes

The impact of the Pennsylvania state transportation funding package is becoming increasingly evident now that SEPTA has outlined its fiscal year 2015 and 12-year capital budgets. In FY 2015, SEPTA…

    • The Sidamo coffee shop in Washington's H Street Northeast neighborhood.

'Challenges and opportunities' of gentrification discussed at weekend forum in Germantown

To change or not to change: That isn't the question. How to manage the evolution occurring in Germantown in ways that benefit its longtime residents as well as newcomers, that is…

    • New parklet at The Quick Fixx, 1511 South Street
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Parklet milestones on South Street West

Now that it’s spring we’re seeing Philly's parklets emerge from hibernation, replacing in-street parking spots with small public spaces. The Quick Fixx debuted its new parklet on the 1500 block of…

    • Tacony Music Hall
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April 28-May 2: Honor Terry Adkins | DAG: Ave of the Arts Vision | Rail and economic vitality | Immigration and revitalization | Jane's Walks of Tacony, Powelton

This week there are chances to learn more about plans for Avenue of the Arts, rail and economic vitality, immigration and revitalization, and explore two commercial corridors as part of Jane’s…

    • St. Rita's detail | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr group
    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

North side of Race Street Connector project is back on the construction calendar

Walking or biking from Old City to Race Street Pier will become twice as nice later this year, as construction on improvements to the north side of Race Street are set…

    • Aerial rendering of the new Penn's Landing, © Hargreaves Associates & redsquare

Waterfront study says $250-million Penn's Landing investment would return $1.6 billion

Hargreaves also shows new images of how a new Penn's Landing Park and two new waterfront neighborhoods might look; The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation says fundraising starts immediately. Building a four-acre…

    • Pastorius Park, Photo by Gary Reed
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Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events, educational programming, tours and more. LOVE Your Park Week kicks…

    • Frankford Arsenal site

City courting industrial tenant for Frankford Arsenal site in Bridesburg

Councilman Bobby Henon, the Commerce Department and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation are in talks with a potential industrial user for the site of the former Frankford Arsenal on the North…

    • River Run, Photo by Phillytrax
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April 25-27: "Arbrew" Day | Schuylkill star party | Wissahickon East clean-up | Olney Rec clean-up | Schuylkill Banks volunteer open house | Lehigh Ave Arts Festival | Free Delaware River boat rentals

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top picks. Enjoy! GREEN: Arbrew Day Friday, April 25. 4:30pm - 8pm. Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.), City Tap House…

    • Strawbridge grime, Photo by Phillytrax
    • Philadelphia Bike Share

Bike share behind schedule but will be accessible without credit card

The roll out of Philadelphia Bike Share is slightly behind schedule, but it is going to be the first bike share system in the country that is accessible to residents without…

    • Mayor Nutter announces Century 21 department store will open at former Strawbridges

Century 21 department store to open at former Strawbridge's

Attention, Philadelphia shoppers! New York City-based Century 21 department store is coming to the former Strawbridges building this fall. This, said Mayor Michael Nutter, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger…

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