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    • The historic Lafayette Building at 5th and Chestnut at has been transformed into Hotel Monaco.
    • With the stained glass removed years ago and the replacement window long since destroyed, the interior is open to the elements.

New owner of historic Callowhill neighborhood church unsure of its future

By Alan Jaffe and Jared BreyFor PlanPhilly The new owner of the Church of the Assumption said he still does not know what he will do with the historic building…

    • Action Mill | Tim Moyer | courtesy DesignPhiladelphia
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October 10-14: DesignPhiladelphia Picks

DesignPhiladelphia lands this week, for its 8th year running, with more than 120 events showcasing the breadth and depth of design in Philadelphia. DesignPhiladelphia runs from Wednesday, October 10- Sunday, October…

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Parkwood residents wonder why they were left out of parking lot plan

Parkwood residents have enjoyed the woods behind their homes as a place to walk their dogs or play with their kids. When the neighbors began seeing orange ribbon tagged to the…

    • photosynthesis | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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October 8-12: Peter Calthorpe | Homeowner workshops | Public Spaces: Public Connections | Preservation conference

Peter Calthorpe: Reflections on Urbanisms: New, Traditional, and Global Monday, October 8, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th St. Peter Calthorpe, one of America's most influential planners, will…

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Vendors, guests pack 10th annual Taste of Northeast Philly [photos]

It happens every year around the same time. Walk into the Father Judge High School cafeteria around 9 p.m. during the Taste of Northeast Philly event and you might think you're…

    • DRWC is seeking designers for the Spring Garden Connector street.
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Spring Garden Connector RFP | Sen. Casey visits Kenzo Renewal | Annunciation BVM School conversion | Woodland Ave. water main break | Point Breeze house collapse

Good morning, Streeters! Hope you enjoyed the weekend and are feeling ready for some real fall weather. Today’s high? A crisp 55°. Today is Columbus Day, which means that government offices,…

    • Each phase of the project included re-decking one lane of the seven-lane bridge. Phase one shown here courtesy of DRPA

Construction work advances on Walt Whitman Bridge

If the three-year construction project on the Walt Whitman Bridge has added a bit of a headache to your daily commute, you may be pleased to know the toughest phase is…

    • Ortlieb Brewhouse
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Demolition for Ortlieb's Brewery

Today the Ortlieb Brewery buildings in Northern Liberties are skeletal remains of their former selves. Windows are long gone with weeds growing on their sills, and trees poke up above the…

    • Meet Christine!
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Meet Christine Fisher

By now devoted readers know Christine Fisher's byline from a variety of PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street pieces over the last year. And now we're happy to announce that Christine…

    • Furnessadelphia opens this evening for First Friday. Here's Nom Now's piece on a metal door at Drexel's Paul Peck Center, originally the Centennial National Bank.
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October 5-7: Furnessadelphia | River City Festival | Sustainability walking tour

Furnessadelphia Friday, October 5, 6-8pm. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd Street. Art in the Age and Streets Dept. presents a street art salute to the banks of Frank Furness.…

    • The paint

RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

An RFP went out this week seeking a designer for the Spring Garden Connector project -  improvements with the goal of making walking or biking from Northern Liberties to the waterfront…

    • The Transit Village as once imagined. (Image by Piatt Associates)

A major transformation for Mt. Airy Transit Village plan

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs planning continues for a possible Bottom Dollar Food supermarket at Chew Avenue and Washington Lane, a question routinely emerges: Is that part of the…

    • RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

An RFP went out this week seeking a designer for the Spring Garden Connector project -  improvements with the goal of making walking or biking from Northern Liberties to the waterfront…

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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Annual Clean Block Contest, Day 2

The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee's Annual Clean Block Contest is underway and one of this year's judges, Ainé Ardron-Doley, is letting Eyes on the Street tag along to see the incredible…

    • A buyer has been found for the Church of the Assumption complex.
    • Students gathered in the George Washington Elementary School courtyard after walking and biking to school Thursday.
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South Philly schools kick of Walk and Roll to School month

More than 40 students rode their bikes or walked to South Philadelphia’s George Washington Elementary School Thursday morning as part of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's Walk and Roll to…

    • Rendering of Lovett Memorial Library park. | Community Design Collaborative
    • No amendments to stream buffer legislation yet

No amendments to stream buffer legislation yet

Two Northeast Philadelphia district Councilmen—Bobby Henon and Brian O’Neill of the 8th and 10th districts respectively—expressed support for a waterfront setback of 50 feet in conversations with PlanPhilly Thursday afternoon.Both…

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