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    • Chief Nestel at 13th Street Station

Q&A with SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel

Thomas Nestel III remembers the days when SEPTA police didn’t have radios because they couldn’t pick up a signal underground, when officers were assigned to a single train and would ride…

    • Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard

Beat: Public Space, Historic Structures, Parks and Rec, Architecture

Whether I'm covering Historical, Art, or Parks & Recreation commission meetings, or simply nosing around town on one of my daily and endless walks, the stories that are most likely to…

    • Fishtown Sunset
Eyes on the Street

Jan. 2: University Ave Bridge closure | 16th Street gas leak | Electric Factory bogus ad-wrap | Eminent domain in East Kensington

Good morning and Happy New Year, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed peaceful holidays and a festive New Year's celebration. Eyes on the Street is back at it today, but moving a…

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Real to reel 2012

When we decided to try to present the video and photo highlights of 2012 in a short slideshow it became clear how much had happened around the built environment in Philadelphia.…

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"A culture of despair” when it comes to preservation in Philadelphia

Earlier this month, PlanPhilly spoke with Aaron Wunsch, the new assistant professor of historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been instrumental in ongoing efforts to rescue the Frank…

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Eyes on the Street

Happy Holidays from Eyes on the Street

Eyes on the Street will be away from the keyboard this week. We’re finishing 2012 by taking time off to be with friends and family. We hope you have safe and…

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Eyes on the Street

2012 Rewind: The Year in Photos

We have an amazing group of photographers who regularly contribute to the Eyes on the Street Flickr Group, and we're proud to share the way Philadelphia looks through their lens every…

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Happy holidays from NEast Philly

The holiday season is upon us, 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,…

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Looking back at preservation efforts in 2012. A year of threatened churches, grand homes, and great fighters

It was a year of legal maneuvering, courtroom drama, despair and hope for some of the Philadelphia area’s great architectural and historical resources. Nearly every battle for preservation has been daunting,…

    • Seasons Greetings
Eyes on the Street

Dec. 21: Juvenile Justice | The Number | Philly's Bike Score | Lead legacy in neighborhoods

Good morning, Streeters. Is it doomsdsay? Maybe, judging by the torrential rain overnight. Here's your Friday morning Buzz: the city’s new Juvenile Justice Center, what’s in a The NumberPhilly’s…

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Eyes on the Street

2012 Rewind: month-by-month on EOTS

Looking back through this year's 700+ Eyes on the Street posts it's clear that we've covered a lot of ground: from the Lower Schuylkill to Tacony,Point Breeze to Hartranft…

Reader Submission: Reaction to Sandy Hook shootings

It is difficult to sell the notion of God when times are bright and hopeful. People are extremely doubtful and question the validity of something which cannot be seen, felt or…

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Tracking transit in 2012

SEPTA new payment technology – It’s getting here SEPTA’s smart cards – or lack thereof – have made the PlanPhilly yearend roundup in the past.  Official word is that it's getting…

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Planning and development, a look back at 2012

It's been a busy year for planning and development in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission added more detail to Philadelphia2035, the city's comprehensive plan, by adopting three district-level plans that…

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Temple to open urgent care center on Roosevelt Boulevard

Bustleton will soon have a non-emergency health care center. Temple University Health System has announced plans to open TempleReadyCare at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., next to Chickie's & Pete's.  Once the…

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Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: Good zoning should not be a matter of privilege

For December's DAGspace, developer David Feldman decries City Council's reversion to bad habits in taking up legislation that would undo key features of our brand new zoning code. The Design Advocacy…

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Eyes on the Street

City bids more than expected on St. Bernard Community Garden

In an edge-of-your-seat bidding process, the City successfully bid on 1010 S. Saint Bernard St., home of the Saint Bernard Community Garden, Wednesday morning. When the plot of land that comprises…

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