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DAGspace: Confessions of a Center City Booster

Confessions of a Center City Booster by Edwin Bronstein   Philadelphia is a great town in which to live. Center City, in particular, provides a rich backdrop in buildings, in the…

    • Market Street Miracle | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
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Occupy remains at Dilworth, City tells pensioners to cough up back taxes, The Other Carpenter helps homeowners, NJ Transit restricts bikes

Market Street Miracle | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group The Daily News reports Occupy Philadelphia’s tent city remains this morning, albeit smaller, on Dilworth Plaza more than…

    • As Occupy moves, Dilworth Plaza work about to get under way

As Occupy moves, Dilworth Plaza work about to get under way

The Daniel J. Keating Company (www.djkeating.com) is set  to begin work immediately as the general contract for the renovation of Dilworth Plaza. The firm has extensive experience working with…

    • The former boathouse/Russian Tea House is the centerpiece of FDR Park.

Look Up! South Philly's historic green space

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

    • SRC Chairman Wendell Pritchett (r) during facilities recommendations. At left is superintendent Leroy Nunery

City Council hears about school closings - sort of

This story is the product of a reporting partnership on the facilities master plan between the Notebook and PlanPhilly. The best proof yet that the School District of Philadelphia’s modest school…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Modernist Hillman Medical Center demolition underway

From Eyes on the Street: Modernist Hillman Medical Center demolition underway

Demolition started today on the Sidney Hillman Medical Center at 22nd and Chestnut to make way for a new residential high-rise being built by John Buck Co. of Chicago. read more…

    • Potential transfer candidates for the Cruiser Olympia are based in California, South Carolina, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

Preservation Row: Olympia suitors are narrowed to four

Four of the six organizations that submitted applications to assume stewardship of the Cruiser Olympia have been approved to move on to the second phase of the transfer process, the Independence…

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Third annual NEast Philly holiday song: 12 Days of NEastmas

It's the day after Thanksgiving, which means it's time for a NEast Philly tradition: our 12 Days of NEastmas holiday song. This song, which first ran on Nov. 27, 2009, after…

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Dog of the Week: Lula

My name is Lula (A14140202). I am a 1- to 2-year-old terrier mix who came to the shelter as a stray with my brother. Our parents were contacted, but they no…

    • The safest turkey of all.
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Long-Weekend Reads

If you're anything like me, you'll leap at the chance to catch up on some longer less straight-news reads over the long weekend, perhaps while marooned at the airport, escaping from…

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Cat of the Week: Brandy and kitten

Brandy (A14539071) is a super sweet tabby and white momma cat. She was looking for a warm dry place to have her kittens so she made her way into someone’s basement a couple…

    • Winston Charleston

Maximum juvenile sentence for 14-year-old involved in fatal Academy Road crash

Winston Charleston Winston Charleston's charges will be handled in juvenile court and he'll remain under court supervision until he turns 21. The ruling is the result of his involvement in a…

    • David Guinn's mural at 9th and Bainbridge gets fenced.
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Farewell Autumn

As autumn gives way to the gray days of winter, Autumn's days are numbered too . Back in October, I reported on Autumn, a mural in Bella Vista, which will…

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Photos from Thanksgiving Day Parades Past, 1967-1973

Happy Thanksgiving, Philly. Eyes on the Street wishes you good cheer among good company today. Things will be a bit quiet here, meantime enjoy these photos of Thanksgiving Day Parades in…

    • Louis McKee. Photo by G.E. Reutter

Obituary: Louis McKee, 1951 -2011

Louis McKee. Photo by G.E. Reutter Poet and educator Louis McKee passed away Nov. 21  at the age of 60, (1951-2011) after a long illness. McKee taught English at Father Judge High…

Real NEastate: What do you need when selling an estate?

Q: I’m selling my deceased mother’s home in Mayfair and the title company is asking for an inheritance tax return. I’m happy to provide everything they are asking for, but why…

    • Ghost | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • The seven LEED certified row homes built by Habitat for Humanity stand on the 4200 block of West Stiles Street. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods
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Parkside: Local Group Plans for Future Sustainable Development

The seven LEED certified row homes built by Habitat for Humanity stand on the 4200 block of West Stiles Street. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods Robert Cousar of the East Parkside Community Revitalization…

    • City representatives, elected officials and DRCC Board members break ground at Tacony's Lardner's Point Park. Photo/DRCC Facebook page.

Grounbreaking paves the way for new Tacony park by May 2012

City representatives, elected officials and DRCC Board members break ground at Tacony's Lardner's Point Park. Photo/DRCC Facebook page. Yesterday's groundbreaking at Larnder's Point Park is the first noticeable step of many…

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Change By Us: Philly's new crowdsourcing tool for neighborhood improvement

We’ve all had light bulb moments about ways make Philly cleaner, safer, greener and smarter. Now there’s an online tool to share those inspirations with policymakers and the public, and get…

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