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    • 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
Eyes on the Street

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
Eyes on the Street

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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Major League Bocce brings social sports to Northeast Philly

Major League Bocce, the nation’s largest organized bocce league, will expand to Northeast Philly this summer following past success in University City, Northern Liberties and South Philly. Major League Bocce’s…

    • Clark Park
    • Entrance doors a quarter of the way down each car allow immediate access into the train rather than a vestibule

SEPTA breaks regional rail ridership records with 36,023,000 trips

SEPTA’s regional rail network saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, with 36,023,000 trips taken between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. This volume comes despite SEPTA’s now notorious budget…

    • Hawthorne Park neighbor and jazz legend Mickey Roker, center, came to tease the band between songs
Eyes on the Street

Hawthorne Park supporters hope jazz will draw people into the hard-won park

The peak of last week's heat wave didn't keep people out of Hawthorne Park for the second Jazz in Hawthorne Park event Thursday.  This summer Friends of Hawthorne Park and Jazz…

    • Swann Fountain | Ashley Hahn
Eyes on the Street

July 22-26: Roxborough rezoning | Lower North District Plan | Tour Fairmount Park | Bartram's Mile feedback | The Tempest | Midnight in Paris

Here's what's on tap for the week ahead - lots of planning talk as well as outdoor fun: ZONE: Shaping the Future Central Roxborough Monday, July 22, 7:30pm. Leverington Presbyterian Church,…

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Central Northeast neighborhoods discuss demographics, employment

Nearly 80,000 people live in what the Philadelphia City Planning Commission calls the Central Northeast District, and who they are and what they do was the focus of a recent…

    • Rendering of WRT designed Wannamaker Plaza, 11th and Montgomery
Eyes on the Street

July 22: Building collapse documents released but few departments appear at hearings | Temple tower tops off | South Star Lofts rising | Library tango

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We're not supposed to melt this week, but it's still humid. Keep an umbrella handy as we're expecting isolated thunderstorms After initially resisting, the…

    • girard row looking east

Look Up! French financier built Greek Revival homes in red brick Society Hill

The buildings on Girard Row are exceptional rowhouse designs, with marble facades on the ground floor.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical…

    • We Are Mantua Transformation Plan

Designing a community improvement plan brings Mantua residents together

It took two years to complete the Mantua Transformation plan, but much less time for the planning effort to start changing that community. It began when non-profit Mt. Vernon Manor Inc.,…

    • SEPTA Regional Rail Platform

Shuttle buses replace Chestnut Hill West weekend service

Beginning this weekend and running through most of August, shuttle bus service will replace weekend trains between North Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill West stations on the Chestnut Hill West line.  On…

    • Second Bank
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Second Bank Portrait Gallery

Next up in our set Summer Staycations is a jewel in the heart of Independence National Historical Park. Leave Independence Hall for the first-timers and tourists, and head down Chestnut to…

    • Announced in Orange
Eyes on the Street

July 19-21: Laurel Hill lunar stroll | The Oval's first weekend | Lancaster Ave Jazz Fest | Big Green Block debut | Parents who cycle meet-up | Barnes Foundation panel discussion | Architecture tours

Hey Streeters! Here's our weekly roundup of events to keep you busy all weekend long. Remember to stay hydrated.  EXPLORE Lunar Stroll: Photographing Laurel Hill After Hours Friday, July 19th, 8pm-10pm,…

    • Keystone Battery, Phillytrax
    • Philadelphia trail priorities

New trail master plan ranks proposals by priority

Philadelphia has prioritized the 75 trails proposed within its city limits – a decision that could impact which projects receive state, federal or foundation grant money and city capital dollars. The…

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