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    • The church at 1253 S. 19th St. is an outstanding example of Furness & Hewitt design, with a distinctive serpentine façade.

Landmark Furness church on the road to salvation

It has survived decades of urban upheaval, deferred maintenance and, in just the past year, two hurricanes and one small earthquake. Now it looks like the stubbornly standing 19th Street Baptist…

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Family traditions make Black Friday at Franklin Mills bearable [photos]

The parking lot of the super Walmart at Franklin Mills Mall was nearing capacity around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and the crowds were already idly standing in the rows. Some sections were…

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Philly DA: Beware holiday thieves and shopping scams

The holidays are near and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says along with new toys, there are new schemes to separate you from your money and gifts. Williams says unfortunately, every…

What can I do about the abandoned home on my block? [Real NEastate]

Q: Is there any reason someone would leave a house abandoned for several years and still pay the electric bill and taxes? There is an abandoned home on my block that,…

    • NYPL Digital Gallery, Image ID 1588310
Eyes on the Street

Happy Thanksgiving

NYPL Digital Gallery, Image ID 1588310 The PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street family wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Eyes on the Street is on holiday and will…

    • Flavorhoods: Tacony Hoagie Trail
Eyes on the Street

Flavorhoods: Tacony Hoagie Trail

Philadelphia is a city of flavorhoods, packed with distinctive tastes, treats, and personality all their own. We’re setting out to explore some of the city's unique food assets – from specialty…

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Benjamin Rush State Park improvement project begins

Pa. Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Monday to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park,…

    • It's bike sweep time again.
Eyes on the Street

Winter abandoned bike sweep 11/29 and 12/6

If you've left a bike for dead on the street or simply haven't moved yours in a really long time, consider yourselves on notice: The Streets Department will be cruising the…

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Residual pollution stalls redevelopment of Frankford Arsenal site

At the height of World War II, the Frankford Arsenal produced more small- and medium-caliber ammunition than any other place in the world. Now, after years of false starts, it's lined…

    • Ties That Bind | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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Health care implications to consider under the Affordable Care Act [Financial Perspectives]

I attended a conference this week and while the topics covered the gamut of financial planning issues, two things really stuck out to me.  First, we are headed down a terrible…

Farnese to state gaming board: Improve the casino license selection process

Casino gaming has been good for Philadelphia, but could have been better if the state ran the license application process differently, Sen. Larry Farnese wrote in a Monday letter to Pennsylvania…

    • KOP-BID installing gateway signs at King of Prussia's major points of entry

KOP-BID installing gateway signs at King of Prussia's major points of entry

On November 12, 2012, KOP-BID began to install gateway signs at King of Prussia's major points of entry.Standing 22 feet tall and 4 1/2 feet wide, the two-sided, energy efficient,…

    • Rendering of the proposed Eastwick apartments

Councilman Johnson says he'll withdraw bills Korman needs to build 722 apartments in Eastwick

Philadelphia Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is withdrawing two bills that Korman Residential needs to build a 722-unit apartment complex near the airport and the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Eastwick,…

    • Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

Planning Commission delays recommendation on O’Neill bills restricting uses in commercial corridors

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to request an additional 45 days to make a recommendation on two bills introduced by 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill that change some…

    • Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

In a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission declined to recommend a zoning code amendment bill which was introduced into City Council last week by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie…

    • Planning Commission recommends bill allowing for accelerated zoning review

Planning Commission recommends bill allowing for accelerated zoning review

Despite its stated desire to avoid making substantive changes to the new zoning code before a year has passed, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve a bill introduced…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Trail gets OK from PCPC

The Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Trail got a nod from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday, which gave its approval to the overall concept of the trail and…

PCPC calls for mixed use commercial development at the Sheet Metal Workers union property

Planning Commissioners voted Tuesday to support a zoning bill that would allow a mixed use commercial development to be built at the Sheet Metal Workers union property at Columbus Boulevard and…

    • Map of Lower Schuylkill River District

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas

The current draft of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for developing  the 3,700 acres along the river into three distinct areas: The Innovation District. These 500 acres nearest University City…

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