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Local artists lead tour of subway art installations

For works of public art, transit centers can be intense gathering spaces where, unlike some other public spaces, the art has both a captive audience and a dynamic venue. The vibrant…

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Graveyard lantern tour helps keep Lawncrest church's spirit alive

Parishioners of Trinity Church Oxford in Lawncrest will keep the spirit of their church alive during a historical lantern graveyard tour this Saturday. Kate Sampson, director and producer of the lantern graveyard tour,…

    • Silverliner V
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CityHall App in action | N. Philly contractors flout code | Silverliner V satisfaction | foreclosure auction | Penn and Drexel to share surveillance

Councilman Bobby Henon’s CityHall App is helping to stop bad neighbor behavior through shame. Henon’s CityHall App was released in spring, and now neighborhoods are using it to send eyewitness reports…

    • What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick

The actual construction of an earthen berm to control flooding along Cobbs Creek in Eastwick would likely take only a couple of months. But it will take significantly longer for the…

    • Local artists lead tour of subway art installations

Local artists lead tour of subway art installations

For works of public art, transit centers can be intense gathering spaces where, unlike some other public spaces, the art has both a captive audience and a dynamic venue. The vibrant…

    • Storefront Challenge winners

Storefront Challenge winners

At Eyes on the Street, we’re suckers for a great storfront – from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best storefronts catch your eye, add life to the streetscape, and…

    • The Silverliner Vs have 109 seats, 11 fewer than the Silverliner IVs, which had 120 seats. Photo courtesy of SEPTA

Sizing up Silverliner V passenger experience. So far it's mostly positive

Just 12 cars away from having its full Silverliner V fleet up and running, SEPTA can begin to look past the delivery delay drama and back at what it was originally…

    • Reading Viaduct at Noble | Bob Bruhin
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Love Note #85: Bob Bruhin loves the tiny green space beside Noble Street at the Reading Viaduct in Callowhill

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with a note appreciating the Reading Viaduct spur at Noble Street. Love Note #85: Bob Bruhin loves the tiny green-space…

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Somerton prepares for 2nd annual Community Day

The Somerton Civic Association is at it again. The organization will hold its second annual Community Day this Saturday, and after making some tweaks, members hope for an even more successful…

    • Several of the corners along the proposed 58th Street Greenway are blocked off and under construction.
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58th Street Greenway still under construction in Southwest Philadelphia

According to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), construction on the 58th Street Greenway is about 75 percent complete, but driving along the future greenway in Kingsessing, it still looks like there…

Real NEastate: What if the appraiser says my home is worth less than what the buyer paid?

Q: My house went under contract in Sun Valley two weeks ago. I priced it well and was happy that it sold quickly - and for full price at that. I…

    • Easwick residents at City Council hearing on flooding in their neighborhood. | PlanPhilly
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PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street have a new number!

Need to contact Matt Golas, Ashley Hahn or our reporters? Just call 215 746 4228. And leave a message if we don't pick up.

    • History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPiece by piece, in piles of wood and chunks of old concrete and brick, the former Van Straaten and Havey silk mill building in Wayne…

    • Eastwick residents at the city council hearing on flooding in their community

City says feds need to build earthen berm to provide flooding relief in Eastwick, and 722 apartments won't make it worse

Flooding in Eastwick is a very real problem, but it would not be made worse by a proposed 722-unit apartment complex, the Philadelphia water commissioner and the deputy mayor who oversees…

    • Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

In a press conference Wednesday morning, City Controller Alan Butkovitz released a report detailing rampant non-compliance with city codes on construction sites in North Central Philadelphia. He said that poor and…

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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Clean Block Contest, Day 3

Judging for the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest concluded last week. One of this year’s judges, Ainé Ardron-Doley, is sharing dispatches from the judge's trolley with Eyes…

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Tacony business owners envision design changes for Torresdale Avenue facades

Could a redesigned facade change the perception of a business and the look of Torresdale Avenue? That's part of the plan in Tacony, where a facade improvement project is underway for…

    • DeNofa's Italian Deli and Catering could get a facelift next year.
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Torresdale Avenue businesses envision refreshed facades

Can an entire neighborhood commercial corridor be uplifted if enough business owners freshen up their building facades? That's the hope brewing along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony where a new facade improvement…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC10 confuses Mayfair with Nicetown, tries to cover up error

What could be worse than a TV news station reporting a shooting in Nicetown happened in Mayfair? How 'bout rewriting the headline and the story to pretend the error never happened?…

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