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    • Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. arrives ahead of a anti-eviction rally, organized by Philadelphia Tenants Union, on Wednesday. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

Councilman Jones pushes tenant rights bill

Tomorrow is zero hour for the tenants of the Penn Wynn high rise in West Philadelphia. On June 1st, the building’s new owners, Cross Properties, are forcing them out of their…

    • St. Mary of the Assumption, Manayunk, 2012 | Bas Slabbers for NewsWorks (file)

Redevelopment approach to St. Mary's site frustrates Manayunk neighbors

In a community as dense as Manayunk, any development proposal that will bring more housing units and fewer parking spaces faces a tough fight from longtime residents who feel the neighborhood…

    • A strip mall at Ridge and Lyceum with parking in the rear constructed in 2007.

Rezonings pending to bolster Roxborough’s commercial corridors

Roxborough lost its years-long battle against a drive-through Wendy’s on the neighborhood’s main commercial drag at Ridge and Roxborough avenues this summer. But it’s hoping to win the war. Last week,…

    • This small lot at 147 Gay Street — which offers spots for 30 vehicles — has become a flash point pitting residents against developers. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

Parking issues pit residents vs. developers in pocket of Manayunk

Forget the Joni Mitchell song about paving Paradise. In Manayunk, the neighbors are fighting to save a parking lot.  In a section of the city where on- and off-street spaces are…

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Planning Commission hears about Central Roxborough conservation district

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the creation of the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay, just the second neighborhood in Philadelphia to have regulations protecting its small-town character. The ordinance…

    • A developer's nine-year attempt to construct housing on this strip of green space in Roxborough has devolved into a court battle. (NewsWorks, file art)

Councilman Jones under 'bizarre' eminent-domain fire in Germany Hill development lawsuit

A developer's nine-year attempt to construct housing on a strip of green space in Roxborough has devolved into a court battle over how much the city may have to pay for…

    • Freight cars stretch back as far as the eye can see on tracks along the Schuylkill River

Philadelphia to gain access to real-time CSX freight data

As a result of the January 20 CSX train derailment on the Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge, the City’s Office of Emergency Management will soon be able to log into freight rail…

    • Ridge and Callowhill, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

January 24: Council back in session, passes RCO bill | Snow day for SEPTA employees | Blatstein bargains with community | Australian company builds Navy Yard HQ | Flu shot map

Good morning, Streeters!  City Council is back in session. At the top of the to-do list is legislation being pushed forward by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown to require annual day-care…

    • Former Roxborough pizza joint rife with problems faces demolition

Former Roxborough pizza joint rife with problems faces L&I action

The lettering of the Mia's Pizza sign has been slowly peeling off the side of the building at Rochelle Avenue and Sumac Street for years. The lettering of the Mia’s Pizza…

    • Chess in Clark Park
Eyes on the Street

August 23-25: Seed saving lecture | Block Captain Boot Camp | Benjamin Franklin Museum reopens | Clark Park comedy screenings | Butterfly Festival | Avenue of the Arts tour

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!  PRESERVE Seed Saving and Agricultural Heritage Friday, August 23, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 North 20th Street, Philadelphia. As part…

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Councilman calls OPA assessments a ‘wild-ass guess’ at property values

City Council continued to raise questions Tuesday about the accuracy of the property reassessments conducted over the last few years by the Office of Property Assessment. District Council members in particular…

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New - and reused - recommendations for West Market Street

A new Philadelphia City Planning Commission report finds that mixed-use development centered around transit stops, replacing large surface parking lots with more active uses and the relocation of some city services…

    • Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Gallery renovation | Roxborough/Ridge demolition delay? | No parking at The Sansom | Reclamation, play at 'Needle Park' | remembering Floyd Alston

Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupPennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is setting the stage for a major, phased…

    • 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…

    • Overbrook Farms Club Board Member Stephanie Kindt presents an original window in her home located on the 6300- block of Overbrook Avenue.
Eyes on the Street

Overbrook Farms: Neighborhood Club Advocates to Preserve Neighborhood [video]

by Connor Showalter and Jade C. McKenzie [Philadelphia Neighborhoods]   With the delay of the historic district designation for Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Farms Club continues to spread awareness about the importance…

    • The many faces of Overbrook Farms include stately Tudor Revival homes on Sherwood Road.
Eyes on the Street

Grappling with preservation in Overbrook Farms

What the heck is going on with the Overbrook Farms Historic District? Everything and nothing, apparently. The Historical Commission has been working on creating a local historic district for Overbrook Farms…

    • Promenade | Flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
    • An Overbrook Farms home. Image by Alan Jaffe.

Updated: Overbrook Farms residents differ on historic designation

Update: After requesting a delay on the vote to designate Overbrook Farms historic last year, Councilman Jones has told PlanPhilly he is opposed to the designation.  "When we start talking about…

    • Fleur-de-lis | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr pool
Eyes on the Street

Whither Overbrook Farms Historic District, legalizing bandit signs, Boy Scouts HQ still in limbo, Performance Garage to close

Fleur-de-lis | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr poolOverbrook Farms isn’t sure it wants to become a local historic district, even though the homeowners’ association has…

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