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    • The Discovery Center
Eyes on the Street

Building for Discovery

The Discovery Center, a new kind of environmental and leadership education center opening this month, is unlike anything else in Fairmount Park. Ashley Hahn dug into the center’s backstory earlier this…

    • Sandra Horsey at the reservoir | Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
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In Common: Hidden habitat reclaimed as Discovery Center opens in Fairmount Park

Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn explores the Discovery Center, a new environmental education center opening September 28 in East Fairmount Park. What will it take…

    • Residents gather to join in the festivities at the 12th Annual Strawberry Mansion Day.

In Strawberry Mansion, anxiety about rising property taxes and a changing neighborhood high school haunt an annual tradition

They came out in droves on Saturday to celebrate the North Philadelphia neighborhood they love at the 12th annual Strawberry Mansion Day. On the grounds of Mander Recreation Center, the vibe…

    • Tonetta Graham in front of her Strawberry Mansion home.

'We want to see growth' too: Why Tonetta Graham isn’t worried about Philly hipsters moving into her neighborhood

If Strawberry Mansion gentrifies, Tonetta Graham knows her block is bound to change. She owns a house on 30th Street, right around the corner from her childhood home. It cuts a…

    • East Park Canoe House | courtesy of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Restoration of East Park Canoe House wins preservation award

The long, low cousin of Boathouse Row – the East Park Canoe House – is back in operation and looking as handsome as when it opened more than a century ago.…

    • East Park Discovery Center | Digsau

East Park Discovery Center presented to Art Commission

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission approved the conceptual designs for The Discovery Center, an outdoor youth education center on the banks of the East Park Reservoir in Strawberry Mansion. The…

    • Strawberry Mansion damage

How tailgaters run amok at Historic Strawberry Mansion

There are seven historic house museums in the City of Philadelphia and each one has a unique history. These houses are the city’s link to its historic past. One of these…

    • Strawberry Mansion

An insider's tour of Strawberry "Villa"

Tyson Gardner, a preservationist with Fairmount Park and the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, is the guide at Strawberry Mansion, a historic structure which spans three chapters in American architecture and was the…

    • Spring Garden Street Greenway rendering

May 1: Jane's Walks weekend | A new Philly monument | Transit's value to business

Join PlanPhilly for Jane's Walks today and this weekend. Today's walk starts at 4 at University High School. You can also come along for another one on Baltimore Avenue right after,…

    • Industry Takedown, Photo by Paul Drzal
    • a bridge too far
Eyes on the Street

December 9-13: Tour Woodford and Strawberry Mansion | Lower North District Plan meeting | Tidal Delaware briefing | Before and Below I-95

This week take candlelight holiday tours, talk shop about the Lower North District Plan and Tidal Delaware, and check out unearthed pieces of waterfront history. TOUR: Woodford and Strawberry mansions by…

    • Free clothing and sneakers

A view of Lower North planning from a Stanley Street stoop

From the front stoop of the Strawberry Mansion home her mother bought in 1958, North Philadelphia community activist Judith Robinson can see the vacant ground where her neighbors' houses used to…

    • A SEPTA employee stood in a gateway into the bus loop

Ahead of schedule with funding to spare, SEPTA unveils renovated bus loop

Amidst its ongoing funding crisis, SEPTA managed to complete the 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop renovation several months ahead of schedule and with enough funding left over from the competitive grant…

    • Schuylkill River, Photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

September 13-15: Communities of Choice Lecture | Boxers' Trail 5K & Strawberry Mansion Day | YIP Exploring Graduate Hospital | Schuylkill Soiree | Rally for the Rail Park | Wayne Junction Historic District Tour

Happy weekend Streeters! Looking for something to do? Here are our suggestions. LEARN Creating Communities of Choice Lecture Friday, September 13, 12pm - 1pm. Paley Library Lecture Hall, Room 021,…

    • PHA auction, 2013

Housing Authority will auction 200 vacant homes

The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced Tuesday that it would auction off around 200 vacant and blighted scattered sites, in partnership with Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company. The auction will…

    • Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Stadium district casino | Inga on The Provence | 40th and Pine appeal grinds on | Germantown's horticultural heritage | Viaduct as great connector

Reading Viaduct, October 2012 | Christine Fisher, PlanPhillyHappy Friday, Streeters. Here's this morning's Buzz: The owners of Parx (Greenwood Gaming) and co-owners of Xfinity Live! (Cordish) want to put a…

    • Tower Investments has posted the Ortlieb buildings with notices of demolition. We wish they would reconsider.
    • Bug on a vacant property in Point Breeze.
    • Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

July 13-15: 2nd Friday on Lancaster Ave | Moonlight Movies | spooky Secret Cinema | Wissahickon hike | Bastille Day

Ornate Lancaster Avenue | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, July 13, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and…

    • Race Street Pier will come alive with Latin Arts this weekend | Out of the Night Sky, phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Memorial Day Weekend: Fairmount Restaurant Week, Arts on South, Cedar Park Jazz, Latin Arts Explosion, Decoration Day

Fairmount Restaurant Week May 25-June 3. Various locations in Fairmount.  To coincide with the opening of the Barnes’ new location, Fairmount restaurants are hosting the neighborhood’s first restaurant week, featuring three-course…

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