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    • Mayor Michael Nutter and Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger celebrated the enactment of a new zoning code in August

Draft of zoning code report finds little change so far at the zoning board

“The Commission shall analyze the Zoning Code to determine …. whether the Code may be consolidated or simplified to make it more consistent and easy to understand and to reduce the…

    • Rendering of the future Pier 53 Park

How-to Penn's Landing study underway

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Board of Directors also learned Friday that construction would soon begin on the north side of the Race Street connector, saw a new Pier 53 rendering…

    • The lookout tower had permanent binoculars. Visitors can also borrow binoculars from the visitors center
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Staycation: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

When most Philadelphians think of their backyard, they don’t envision nearly 1,000 acres of unique habitat and diverse ecosystem, but thanks to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum,…

    • Tip Top, Courtesy of Phillytrax
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July 26-28: Finally Friday in Mt. Airy | Kevin Bacon Fest | Philadelphia Dance Day | Philly Mag tours best of Reading Terminal | Wellness Walk | 40th Street Concert | East Passyunk Car Show

Hello Eyes on the Street! Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top picks.  STROLL: Finally Friday in Mt. Airy Friday, July 26th, 4pm, Germantown Avenue in Mt.…

    • Connected, Photo courtesy of Phillytrax
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Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Major League Bocce

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Major League Bocce! Major League Bocce, which has hosted bocce ball leagues in three Philly neighborhoods, is now in the Northeast. The season starts Aug. 15…

    • Even thought you'll still see a sign every now and again, SEPTA's slogan isn't 'We're Getting There' anymore.

With no word from the state, SEPTA adopts operating and capital budgets

Despite record-high regional rail ridership and a 50 percent increase in overall ridership during the last 15 years, SEPTA’s budget woes remain. Thursday, SEPTA’s board adopted a six-month operating budget and…

    • Rendering of 1901 Lombard

Developer seeks zoning approval for 10 homes at 19th & Lombard

The Zoning Board of Adjustment heard testimony Wednesday afternoon concerning the proposed development of ten new townhomes at 1901 Lombard Street, a project that has been subject to negotiations between the…

    • graff alley
Eyes on the Street

Tagged: Graffiti removal programs and three ways you can help

Eyes on the Street is taking a practical look at graffiti removal this week with a two-part feature. Yesterday conservator Lauren Drapala shared tips for taking graffiti removal into your own…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: R7 Line

My absolute favorite place in Philly is what I still call the R7. My route takes me from Cornwells Heights to Suburban Station. Along the way, I see the Philly that…

    • Bicycle on the Ben Franklin Bridge, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos
    • Lower North Crowd

Lower North residents want safety, code enforcement and more community-oriented business

The beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, porch and lawn big enough for plenty of flowers made Robin Aluko fall in love with the Strawberry Mansion home she bought in 2008. Near her…

    • Smith Memorial Playground Playhouse

SEPTA extends Route 3 to Smith Playground on summer weekends

“If you’re a native Philadelphian, you’ve played at Smith,” said Aissia Richardson, chair of SEPTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Like many Philadelphians, three generations of Richardson’s family have fond memories of…

    • SEPTA trolley map

SEPTA to close trolley tunnel for more than a week

For 10 days this August, SEPTA will close the tunnel that carries trolley routes 11, 13, 34 and 36 beneath Center City. Those trolleys will begin and end at 40th and…

    • Scrubbing away graffiti in Rittenhouse Square.
Eyes on the Street

Tagged: What graffiti does to cities and what you can do about it

Eyes on the Street is taking a practical look at graffiti removal this week with a two-part feature. First up:  Lauren Drapala, a conservator with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust,…

    • Roxborough zoning planning

Roxborough residents consider proposals for new remapping plan

With an eye toward sensible and sustainable growth, city planners met with Roxborough residents on Monday to consider possible zoning remapping for sections of their neighborhood. As presented by officials from…

Can I kick out my tenant because I need my house back? [Real NEastate]

NEast Philly is on vacation this week and is posting on a limited basis. This installment of Real NEastate was originally published in June 2012. Q: I’ve rented out my house…

    • Bank - Front and Norris
    • Shot Tower Sprayground
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City's newest sprayground opens at Shot Tower Rec Center

Like a sweet reward for getting through last week’s brutal heat wave, the city’s newest sprayground opened Saturday at the Shot Tower Recreation Center in Queen Village. Sunday, Eyes on the…

    • 5th and Market
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Calling Center City workers: How's your commute?

Do you work in Center City? Are you part of SEPTA's record-breaking regional rail ridership? Do you carpool into the city? Are you a bike commuter who'd love to see more…

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