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    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

The road ahead, transportation predictions for 2014

Newly arrived 2014 is going to be a big year for Philadelphia’s transportation scene. Multiple works-in-progress, each of which have been a long time coming, will be completed. Each stands to…

    • Tree trash
Eyes on the Street

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • The Philadelphia Police Department will someday leave the Roundhouse for a new headquarters in West Philly. 

Preservation news during the past year featured re-use, new leadership and historic battles

2013 Historic Preservation Review   It’s been an interesting year on the preservation front, with new challenges and new voices raised in defense of historic buildings. There was also renewed interest…

    • Quaker City
Eyes on the Street

Happy 2014 from the middle of Broad Street

Happy New Year to all! Here's the view from the middle of Broad Street yesterday as string bands like Hegeman performed, Quaker City marched, and Durning sparkled en route to 16th…

    • PHS Pop Up Garden - Broad Street

Reflecting on how public space is shaping up

Whether covering the Historical, Parks & Recreation, or Arts commissions, or simply noodling around town and noticing trends, what most continues to interest me are issues surrounding the public realm. The…

    • Sunset skyline
Eyes on the Street

2013 REWIND: What you were reading on EOTS

Eyes on the Street published more than 600 pieces in 2013 and once again we covered a lot of ground: We talked neighborhood change as we tasted tomato pie in South…

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Angels in the garden

Fairmount Park and the Picturesque Park movement of the 19th century. Today’s urban parks were born out of the ‘English’ picturesque garden design movement of the 19th century. In the 1900s…

    • A skyline photo of Center City taken from West Philadelphia.

Real to Reel, 2013

Here's a brief look back at 2013 as it to presented itself to PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street. You'll see work by professional photographers such as Neal Santos and Ed…

    • The day behind | Convicted Melon
Eyes on the Street

2013 in Photos: In Motion

This week we've been looking back at 2013 in pictures. We've focused on places, faces, and today's slideshow features the city on the move, as captured by our Eyes on the…

    • Boardwalk Construction on Schuylkill Banks

Looking back at planning, waterfronts, and casino news

In 2013, Philadelphia developed and adopted plans outlining future goals for swaths of city neighborhoods. Public waterfront development of trails and parks ramped up on both rivers, plans were refined for…

    • 17th and Federal, Point Breeze | Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

2013 in Photos: Faces

On Monday we featured a slideshow of Philly places as seen by our mighty fine clan of Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributors, and today we continue our look back at…

    • Weinstein development projects

Local developer Ken Weinstein discusses plans for NW Philadelphia in 2014

The coming year is going to be busy time for development in Germantown and Mt. Airy if Ken Weinstein has anything to do with it — and he often does. Weinstein…

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The 12 Days of NEastmas

Four years ago, we first published the 12 Days of NEastmas, a re-imagined version of the 12 Days of Christmas. It was a fun way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of…

    • The Ruffin Nichols Church was demolished in August 2013 (Ashley Hahn/PlanPhilly)

Breaking: L&I releases new permit requirements for contractors

Merry Christmas, contractors. Starting next week, you’ll need to submit a tax clearance form and certificate of insurance to the Department of Licenses and Inspections before receiving a permit for any…

    • Abandoned Church | Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

2013 in Photos: Places

We have an amazing group of photographers who contribute all year long to the Eyes on the Street Flickr Group, and it’s a treat to see how Philadelphia looks through…

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Schuylkill leads River of Year balloting with five days remaining. So vote!

Last year, our favorite recreational river lost the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources annual (20 years running we might add) River of the Year competition to the Steel City's…

    • Jewelers Row
Eyes on the Street

Happy Holidays

Good morning, Streeters. Eyes on the Street will be largely away from the keyboard until Monday, January 6. But, as 2013 winds down and 2014 ramps up we'll be joining in PlanPhilly's…

    • The former Robinson women’s clothing store at 1020 Market St. still looks like a wave rising and cresting over the commercial beachhead.

Look Up! Two Mid-Century storefronts on the wane

The buildings on Market and Chestnut Streets were designed by renowned architects of the era, but they have since been altered and neglected. One will soon be demolished.   “Look Up”…

    • The former Provident Mutual Life Insurance building at 4601 Market Street will likely become home to the PPD, Health Department and morgue.
Eyes on the Street

What's going on at 4601 Market?

The transformation of 4601 Market, the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance campus, into a new headquarters for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Health Department, and City Morgue is creeping along. As…

    • Mummers Parade, Photo by Shrimpcracker
Eyes on the Street

December 20 - January 5: Winter solstice celebrations | Ice Pop | Philadelphia History Museum book sale | Washington Crossing | Academy of Natural Sciences all-star week | Mummersfest | Kids' New Year's Eve | Shake Shack-Breakaway bike ride

Hi Eyes on the Street, we've extended this weekend event listing to keep you busy through the New Year. Enjoy! REVEL: Winter Solstice Revelry Friday, December 20. 6:30pm - 9pm. Trinity…

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