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Historical Commission reviews new Ritt-Fit new construction

In a brief meeting on Friday morning, the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed plans for nine new townhouses in the Rittenhouse-Fitler Residential Historic District, as well as a proposal to cut new…

    • PHS Pop-Up Garden 2013
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July 15: Site safety promises, concerns prior to collapse | blightlord loopholes | Family Court murals | Norristown HSL extension meeting | Pop-up delights

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. This week is supposed to be oppressively hot, promising this summer’s most scorching days. There’s an excessive heat warning in effect, so try to…

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Owner of landmark firehouse to meet with civic group

A new demo notice has been posted on the South Philadelphia building, but the New York company has responded to requests to discuss the future of the site.   A new…

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Staycation: Cynwyd Heritage Trail

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without having to go too far. To kick off the Staycation…

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Eyes on the Street

Summertime Staycations

From now through Labor Day, Eyes on the Street is helping you beat the summertime blues by offering up "Staycation" adventures weekly. We're out and about building up a roster of…

    • Crane Arts Building, Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

July 12-14: Second Friday on Lancaster Ave | E.T. on the Parkway | Bastille Day at Eastern State | Sidewalk Sizzle | Hispanic Festival | Penn Treaty Park Family Theatre

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!  STROLL: Second Friday on Lancaster Ave Friday, July 12, 5pm - 8pm. 34th to 45th streets along Lancaster Ave. Shoppers and community members will take…

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    • Renaissance Plaza

New Renaissance Plaza: Shorter, greener

A new plan for Renaissance Plaza – the residential and retail complex Carl Marks Real Estate plans to build at the former World Trade Center site on the Delaware River waterfront…

    • The Beach

Bringing the beach, the blanket, and the boardwalk to The Oval

As the sun burst through the clouds and turned a sticky humid day into merely a sweltering one, Mayor Michael Nutter and a host of dignitaries began painting — literally —…

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Residential conversion likely for Antiquarian's Delight, former synagogue

As Passyunk Post reported this week, The Antiquarian’s Delight, once a treasure trove of vintage vendors, is closing. The antique/vintage mart has occupied the former synagogue on 6th Street between South…

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Tacony sees upswing in active, completed construction projects

From 2009 to 2012, Tacony saw a 25 percent increase in completed construction permits. That's one of the numbers the Tacony CDC is celebrating after using the LicenseToInspect app to crunch…

    • Pain Train, Photo by Phillytrax
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July 11: Asbestos in collapsed building's debris | Developer threatens opponents with lawsuit | Conrail bridge collapse hearing | PATCO project 47 percent more expensive | Drilling controversy in Delaware River | Tech company moves to East Falls | Photos

Good morning Eyes on the Street! Here's what people are buzzing about today. In the latest development around the June 5 building collapse at 22nd and Market, contractors have found remnants…

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Art Commission considers (another) 9/11 memorial, hotel exterior renovations

Members of the Philadelphia Art Commission received a rare opportunity to stretch their critical muscles Wednesday during a lengthy, and often quite contentious, examination of a proposed memorial to the events…

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Property rights concerns already built in to city’s land use policies

“My initial thought in reading the majority opinion is that this really won't affect Philadelphia to any great extent,” said Scenic Philadelphia attorney Stephanie Kindt, reacting to the Supreme Court’s recent…

    • Housing Authority scattered site auction, July 2013
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How to bid at next week’s Housing Authority auction

Next week the Philadelphia Housing Authority will auction off 196 vacant homes and lots with the help of Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company. The auction, the third of…

What can I do to prepare my home for sale? [Real NEastate]

Real NEastate columnist Stacey McCarthy is off this week. This installment was originally published in July 2012. Q: After 40 years of wonderful memories, I am moving from my three-bedroom home…

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Stings in Holmesburg and Mayfair evidence of fire ants' presence

The last thing a Philadelphia resident might expect would be to get stung by fire ants. But two recent cases in Northeast Philly are evidence that the insects are roaming around…

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Report finds subpar bicycle access on Delaware River bridges

As bicycle advocates in New Jersey and Pennsylvania work to build The Circuit, a proposed 250-mile regional trail network, there is one major disconnect between trail segments in the two…

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Developers say Eastern Tower project will be underway by year’s end

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation says it will pull building permits and begin construction on the Eastern Tower, a 23-story mixed-use apartment complex and community center at 10th and Vine streets,…

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