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    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
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Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

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$16 million slated for city's worst streets

The Philadelphia Streets Department is on track to repair more potholes this winter than it has ever filled in a single season, but it’s not all bad news for the weatherworn…

    • Hawthorne Hall, Gray Area
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May 17-21: Geoff Manaugh | Building failures, environmental problems | LEVERAGE | GRAY AREA on Hawthorne Hall | Thom Mayne | Cultural content in contemporary design

Ahead this week, enjoy talks from Geoff Manaugh and Thom Mayne at PennDesign, learn about what makes buildings sick, celebrate the Community Design Collaborative's work, play cards with GRAY AREA, and…

    • Lower Merion Historical Society nearing completion on Cynwyd Station historical renovation
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March 17: Scuttled corruption sting | Tajdeed advancing | Revival at Cynwyd Station | Possible Carpenter Green | Library Wi-Fi use

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We wake to yet another snowy commute, so be safe and take your time out there. This being St. Patrick’s Day, we offer you…

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East Kensington neighbors appeal Kensington Hospital methadone plan

Members of the East Kensington Neighbors Association have filed an appeal of the zoning board’s decision last month to allow Kensington Hospital to move its methadone-treatment operation into a vacant building…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Opinion: Howard Haas' position on the Boyd Theatre decision

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved almost every application for "economic hardship" by developers seeking to demolish their historic buildings but in approving Friday the application by Live Nation & iPIC…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall

Historical Commission rejects efforts to save Boyd

The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved a hardship application from the owners of the historic Boyd Theater on Chestnut Street on Friday, allowing developer Neal Rodin to demolish all but the facade…

    • Lancaster Avenue
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People's Emergency Center extends support with Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The active People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in West Philadelphia has taken on yet another role. Last April the Office of Housing and Community Development put out a call for Neighborhood Advisory…

    • South Philly icons, Photo by David Swift Photography
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March 14 - 16: Really Good Elevator Music | South Philly history slideshow | Food resources map-a-thon | Orchard Workshop | Magic Garden party

Hey, Eyes on the Street! Here's what Philly is cooking up this weekend.  LISTEN: Really Good Elevator Music Friday, March 14. 6pm -8pm. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street. Can sound…

    • All Day Breakfast at the corner of 3rd and Market | Theresa Stigale
    • The uniform cornice lines of South 15th Street.

Council bills focus on tax relief for homeowners, low-income workers

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill on Thursday that would freeze indefinitely the amount of property taxes owed by certain homeowners in Philadelphia. The bill would amend the Longtime Owner Occupants…

    • Volunteers braved winter weather to survey Logan households. | Emily DiCicco, Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Eyes on the Street

Logan Resident Survey: What the neighborhood really needs

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. Emily recently tagged along with volunteers surveying Logan residents about their…

    • Fire Engine Company 29, Photo by Jeremy Fountain
Eyes on the Street

March 13: Immediate SEPTA strike unlikely | Union wants new fire trucks | Salvaging St. Bonaventure | N3RD Street | Development coming to 13th & South

Good morning Streeters! A gust of cold weather is back today, but don't worry. It won't last for too long.  With SEPTA's biggest labor contract set to expire Friday night, an…

    • Northwood Frankford Community Y, February 2014
Eyes on the Street

Frankford Y forging an unlikely path back from the brink

The stately brownstone mansion at Leiper and Arrott streets is cold and dark, the front yard-turned-parking-lot is snowy, and the intersection is quiet though it is nearly rush hour at the…

    • Freight cars on CSX tracks through Center City

CSX testifies on derailment, 25th Street Bridge

The January incident that derailed seven freight cars and left two of those cars leaning perilously over the edge of the Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge has become a poster child for…

    • St. Bonaventure | Photo by Bradley Maule

St. Bonaventure condemned, but who will salvage its soul?

Editor’s note: This story is a collaborative effort between PlanPhilly and Hidden City Philadelphia. With common interests and a natural allegiance, we pooled our resources to see what—if anything—gets salvaged…

    • 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…

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March 12: L&I giving speculators a pass | Kendrick Rec vandalized | SEPTA residency | Car commuters | Germantown SSD director | Architectural Independence

Good morning Streeters. Get ready for a spring swing today: warm and rainy, then a 40˚ drop overnight.  An Inquirer editorial observes that L&I isn’t enforcing a 2012 ordinance that requires…

    • Today the bike lanes that exist on portions of Washington Ave are faded almost beyond recognition

Bike lanes, angle parking, realignment coming to Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue today is hectic. It’s a major east-west corridor. It sees heavy traffic from delivery trucks that load and unload in the street or on the sidewalks. Cars park in…

    • Zac Sivertsen, Sue Pringle, Megan Frink and Harum Ulmer pack dirt around one of the seven trees planted on Sept. 10.
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Spring tree tending tips

This winter business has gone on just about long enough. We’ve got our sights set on spring, and to get ready, we talked with Philly Tree People’s Dina Richman about…

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