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    • Lawncrest dog owner Kris Cheung (right) takes her dog to the unofficial dog park in Lawncrest. Photo/Maryline Dossou

For youth organizations, land use can be an uphill battle

Lawncrest dog owner Kris Cheung (right) takes her dog to the unofficial dog park in Lawncrest. Photo/Maryline DossouThis is the second in a two-part series about how youth organizations interact…

    • The John H. McClatchy Building | photo via Curbed, by Laura Kicey
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Inside Hotel Monaco | José Almiñana | Kensington Blues | John H. McClatchy building | PennPraxis at 10

The John H. McClatchy Building | photo via Curbed, by Laura KiceyTake a sneak peek into the new Hotel Monaco at 5th and Chestnut with the Business Journal. Kimpton has…

Architecture & Landscape Architecture: A Conversation with Laurie Olin, Susan Weiler, and Stephen Kieran

Join PennDesign for an opportunity to engage Laurie Olin, Susan Weiler, and Stephen Kieran in a discussion of the U.S. Embassy (London) project, the Dilworth Plaza project, and the relationship between…

We’ve come a long way, Philly

By Harris Steinberg It can be hard to remember that just 10 years ago, Philadelphia’s planning and development were controlled by backroom deal-makers.The City Planning Commission was a marginalized shadow…

    • Aliza Schlabach, a former Manayunk resident and mother of two children.  (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Local mom proposes coworking space for parents

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsworksIf the invention of drop-in child care centers inside gyms was a gift to parents seeking time to work out, a local woman's idea could…

    • Eyes on the Street: Online bike registration pilot program launched in South Philly

Eyes on the Street: Online bike registration pilot program launched in South Philly

By Christine FisherFor PlanPhilly The 17th Police District Bicycle Registry, an online bike registration pilot program launched in Philadelphia’s 17th Police District, hopes to help the city reduce its rampant…

    • Barnes Reflection
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Barnes preview blitz

The public won't be allowed into the Barnes' new home on the Parkway until next week, but the curious can get up close to the building now that the construction fence…

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Parkway Progressions

Map Credit: Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA. May is a big month for the Benjamin Franklin…

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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC10 helps Feltonville make a comeback

Welcome back, Feltonville. It's been a long time since we've seen you be associated with Northeast Philadelphia, but we knew it wouldn't be the last. Back in March, police found a…

    • Street Color | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr pool
    • Face painting is always a treat, no matter the weather. The Rotary Club sponsored this table at the Fox Chase Art in the Park event Saturday. Photo/G. E. Reutter

Weather can't keep bustling crowd from Fox Chase Arts in the Park event [slideshow]

Face painting is always a treat, no matter the weather. The Rotary Club sponsored this table at the Fox Chase Art in the Park event Saturday. Photo/G. E. Reutter Overcast skies…

    • Face painting is always a treat, no matter the weather. The Rotary Club sponsored this table at the Fox Chase Art in the Park event Saturday. Photo/G. E. Reutter

Weather can't keep bustling crowd from Fox Chase Arts in the Park event [slideshow]

Face painting is always a treat, no matter the weather. The Rotary Club sponsored this table at the Fox Chase Art in the Park event Saturday. Photo/G. E. Reutter Overcast skies…

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Second casino license | PGW sale cost | School District's opportunistic approach to crisis | gay-friendly Philly | development districts

  Should Philadelphia’s second casino license go anywhere? Monica Yant Kinney wonders if the market is already sufficiently saturated, and if it will do more harm than good. Who should pay…

    • Greco/ José M. Almiñana at Lubert Plaza

In Profile: José M. Almiñana of the Philadelphia Art Commission

"This is wonderful," exclaims landscape architect José M. Almiñana, practically rubbing his hands with glee as he looks around Thomas Jefferson University's Lubert Plaza. "It's great seeing all these people using this…

    • The carvings on the open loggia include the initial of the home’s original owner.

Look Up! Frank Miles Day mansions nominated to Philadelphia Register

Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details,…

    • Design for 8200 Germantown Ave. project modified slightly

Design for 8200 Germantown Ave. project modified slightly

By Amy Z. QuinnFor Newsworks In the year since Bowman Properties unveiled preliminary designs for its planned mixed-use project at 8200 Germantown Ave., critics derided it as too big and…

    • Volunteers during LOVE Your Park Week | Credit: Fairmount Park Conservancy
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Philadelphia LOVE Your Park Week: May 12-19

Do you have a favorite Philadelphia park? Whether your park is on the beaten trail or tucked away in your neighborhood, join the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation…

    • The Race Street Pier kicks off its summer season with tonight.
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May 4-6: Art Star at Race Street Pier | Physick Plant Sale | Broad Street Run | Overbrook Farms Open House

First Friday @ Race Street Pier: Art Star Craft Bazaar Preview Friday May 4, 6-9pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and Delaware Avenue. Next weekend the 9th Annual Spring Art Star…

How to testify at the City Council public budget hearing in Lawncrest

Philadelphia's City Council members will be in Northeast Philadelphia next week for a public hearing on the city's budget. The doors of St. William's parish hall, 6234 Rising Sun Ave.,…

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Thanks to our weekly sponsor: Good2Go Insurance

Thanks to our weekly sponsor, Good2Go Auto Insurance. Good2Go Insurance wants you to get the Philadelphia car insurance coverage you need to get on the road. Before you buy insurance…

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