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    • The ongoing (if behind schedule) conversion of the former Goldtex factory into lofts.
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John Gallery exit interview | 'spite blight' in Germantown | SEPTA's promising energy recapture | Brady brokered Goldtex peace

Today we get another glorious glimpse of fall, with clear skies and highs in the mid 70s. Enjoy what promises to be a beautiful day. John Andrew Gallery will leave…

    • Council to introduce waterfront setback ordinance at first meeting

Council to introduce waterfront setback ordinance at first meeting

On Thursday morning, when City Council reconvenes for its fall session, the Administration is expected to introduce an ordinance in cooperation with the Planning Commission which will bring to bear a…

Riverkeeper is fighting back against gas industry

Press Release from Delaware RiverkeeperBristol, PA – Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) is placing a thirty second public awareness ad on cable television in the greater Philadelphia region and parts of…

    • Marina View Apartments rendering.

DAGspace: City’s Waterfront Plan in Danger

By Robert KettellFor DAGspace In March the City Planning Commission adopted a much-heralded master plan for the central Delaware waterfront. This well-thought-out plan establishes guidelines for preserving the best existing…

Ordinance enacting a 50-foot stream setback to be introduced to Council on Thursday

The legislation is attached here. PlanPhilly will have an update later today. 

    • South Philly Food Co-Op Passes 300 Member Mark at Second Annual Garden Tour

South Philly Food Co-Op Passes 300 Member Mark at Second Annual Garden Tour

The South Philly Food Co-Op’s (SPFC) second annual garden tour featured 24 home and community gardens spanning from Ellsworth to Wolf streets and Second to 22nd streets in South Philadelphia Saturday.…

    • A garden of delight temporarily replaces weedy vacancy.
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September 10-14: World of Gardens | YIP Challenge | City Harvest Happy Hour | Learning from San Francisco

John Dixon Hunt: A World of Gardens Monday, September 10, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 S. 34th Street.  John Dixon Hunt, Professor of the History and Theory of Landscape,…

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South Philly Food Co-Op Passes 300 Member Mark at Second Annual Garden Tour

The South Philly Food Co-Op’s (SPFC) second annual garden tour featured 24 home and community gardens spanning from Ellsworth to Wolf streets and Second to 22nd streets in South Philadelphia Saturday.…

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Globe Dye Works cast as venue for ambitious sculptural installations [video]

For a few weeks, the old Globe Dye Works factory in Frankford is hosting industrial-sized sculpture. Hanging from the wooden rafters of what used to be a room for dying textiles…

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Back on the steps, Hubert's students rally to celebrate change [slideshow]

Students of St. Hubert's High School stood fanned out on the front steps of their school Friday, proud to cheer, “green, blue, pink, gold…our school won’t be sold.” In January, they…

    • Enjoy the beautiful start to the week by getting outside.
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Goldtex protest cooling | PhillyRising in Swampoodle | Le Grand Continental | sculpture at Globe Dye | St. Joe's buying cardinal's mansion

Is the union protest at the Golden loft conversion over? On Friday Hidden City Daily reported that the unions had pulled most protesters after a conversation with the developers, Post Brothers.…

    • John Gallery addresses winners at the Preservation Achievement Awards in 2011.

John Gallery looks back on a decade of historic preservation

John Andrew Gallery, the executive director and soft-spoken lion of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, will leave the position at the end of 2012. The organization announced it would conduct…

    • 5357 Knox St. has been the subject of 11 years of litigation, three L&I cases with about 30 hearings and two sheriff's sales

Germantown neighbors still waiting for resolution in long-running case of spite blight

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAsk Julie Baranauskas about the situation with the vacant house next door to her in Penn-Knox, Germantown's showcase residential neighborhood, and she'll give you the…

    • Billboards encroach on a garage, cheek by jowl

Scenic Philadelphia looks beyond billboards

For the last three years, Mary Tracy has been wearing two hats, one as president of Scenic America and one as executive director of Philadelphia-based SCRUB, the Society Created to Reduce…

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Recap: Nutter's remarks to DNC and PA delegation

Mayor Nutter has been making the most of his time in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. He was originally scheduled to address the convention on Wednesday, but was shuffled over…

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Three suspects sought in connection with Frankford shooting

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with a Sept. 1 shooting in Frankford. Warrants have been issued for Khalid Boyd, Laquan Hayes and Terrance Smith, who were allegedly…

    • Stop by beautiful Bartram's Garden this weekend as part of the Honey Festival.
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September 7-9: | Honey Festival | Secret Cinema @ Eastern State | South Philly Garden Tour

Honey Festival Friday, September 7-Sunday, September 9. It's a full weekend all about bees and honey.On Friday learn about beekeeping and taste honey and mead at The Wagner Free Institute of…

    • Detail of Drexel's historic main building | 'Drexel Univ.' | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Kenzo Renewal's first house | Paper Box coworking opens | Big Plans at Drexel | Pier 53 park work | mail slot break-ins

Kensington Renewal has finished work on its first rehab and will hold an open house on Saturday for 921 East Westmoreland, NewsWorks reports. Jamie Moffett, the filmmaker and neighbor behind Kensington…

Renaissance Plaza developer WRA will discuss its proposal for the former World Trade Center site with CDAG

The Central Delaware Advocacy Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Society Hill Towers Community Room. Here is the agenda.  Future meeting dates and locations follow.…

Eastwick residents meeting Saturday to discuss future of parcels slated for apartment, airport development

The Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition will Saturday host a community meeting to discuss community goals for 128 acres near the Philadelphia Airport and John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.Korman Residential…

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