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    • Heart of Glass | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Shooting crimes | budget compromises falling into place | dancing in Wharton Square Park | bogus bike lane veto

Heart of Glass | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr groupSince 2001 photographer Joe Kaczmarek has shot city crime scenes. Phawker talked to Joe about his night owl schedule, police…

    • The shipway found on the eastern portion of the site in 1987 / Philadelphia Archaeological Forum

Archaeological exploration soon to begin at the south end of West Shipyard

Exploratory archaeology is set to begin - again - at the historic West Shipyard site.Located beneath what is now a Vine Street parking lot, the site is a rare remnant…

    • Council approves new parking regulations, gives itself bike-lane veto power

Council approves new parking regulations, gives itself bike-lane veto power

City Council is slowly taking over the streets of Philadelphia. On Thursday, Council members passed a dozen bills creating new parking regulations on portions of streets throughout the city, and introduced…

DAGchair: Meeting of May 3, 2012

This is an anecdotal account of the last meeting written by the chair, to be published each month.  These notes are intended to update people who were not able to attend…

    • Joe Frazier's Gym, 2917 N. Broad St., is now occupied by a discount furniture store.

National call to preserve the legacy of a Philadelphia champion

A modest monument to athletic grit, sweat and blood – Joe Frazier’s Gym in North Philadelphia – was named Wednesday one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” The National Trust…

    • MyHighSchoolGuide.com lets Philadelphia students see all their public high school options and qualification requirements.

Developers pool data to help students weigh public high school options

MyHighSchoolGuide.com lets Philadelphia students see all their public high school options and qualification requirements. For middle school students looking into their high school options, the School District of Philadelphia has 60…

Eyes on the Street

Andy Reid talks Mormon Temple

In anticipation of the new Morman Temple that will be built at 17th and Vine, local Mormans held a symposium to help answer questions about their faith. PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates was…

    • Emerald Street Urban Farm has taken root on five vacant lots in East Kensington.
Eyes on the Street

Situation Vacant: Emerald Street Urban Farm's vacant property conundrum

In advance of PlanPhilly's panel discussion about the city's vacant land strategies on June 12th, Eyes on the Street is collecting and sharing stories from Community Contributors about vacant…

    • Morrell Park resident Nick Mancuso with some of his neon work to be displayed in an exhibit at Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. NewsWorks Photo/Emma Lee

Work from Morrell Park artist featured in neon exhibit

Morrell Park resident Nick Mancuso with some of his neon work to be displayed in an exhibit at Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. NewsWorks Photo/Emma Lee For years, neon signs…

    • Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

Joe Frazier's Endangered Gym

Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons The gym on North Broad where boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier trained to fight Muhammad Ali closed in 2008. While Frazier's…

Real NEastate: Can I kick out my tenant because I need my house back?

Q: I’ve rented out my house in Tacony, but I need to move back because I’m getting divorced. Can I evict my tenants? It’s only six months into their lease. They…

    • Zoo parking structure plan

Art Commission Reviews Zoo, KYW projects

Echoing previous approvals granted by the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday granted conditional approval to a new parking structure planned for the Philadelphia Zoo. In her reappearance…

    • You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

We are writing because we wanted to let you know about an exciting event we are organizing in June.  The second edition of "Behind PlanPhilly" will take place on…

    • Chinatown: The 10th Street bike lane causes concern

Chinatown: The 10th Street bike lane causes concern

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach Andrew Stober discussed his views on the bike lane. Bicycles…

    • Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

Announcing America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2012

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Trust's annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Since our first list in 1988, we have identified more than…

    • A rendering of the Philadelphia temple

With a new temple coming to Philadelphia, local Mormons hold symposium explaining their faith

With a Mormon Temple planned for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Book of Mormon running on Broadway, and church member Mitt Romney running for president, the Philadelphia Region of the Church…

Eyes on the Street

Must Read: 'Philadelphia Idiot's Guide to Property Taxes and the City Schools'

This afternoon City Council will continue its budget hearings, wrestling with 16 bills that include the much-talked about Actual Value Initiative for property tax assessment and how much the city…

    • Jack O'Hara is the current vice president and president-elect of the Greater Bustleton Civic League. Photo/Erin Dungee

New leadership at Greater Bustleton Civic League presents opportunity for transparency

Jack O'Hara is the current vice president and president-elect of the Greater Bustleton Civic League. Photo/Erin DungeeThis is the first in a two-part report on leadership changes within the Greater…

Eyes on the Street

Behind PlanPhilly: land banking and vacant property

Wondering what all of this talk about vacant property reform is about? Curious about how the proposed land bank might work? Want to learn more about the consequences of these reforms…

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