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    • The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail / Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart

Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will make way for progress on three important trail additions. This…

PHS: 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show will be “Brilliant!”

Press release from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: The British have a word for something that’s inventive, dazzling, extraordinary. They say it’s “Brilliant!” The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, entitled “Brilliant!,” promises…

    • Water resources and stream buffers are on this week's agenda | Lower Schuylkill View | EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

December 3-7: 'Top Hat' | Alex Prud’homme | Andrew Sharp and Nathaniel Popkin at DAG | 'Envisioning Home: The Jean King and Richard Baron Story' | Philly Photo Day Exhibit

Water resources and stream buffers are on this week's agenda | Lower Schuylkill View | EOTS Flickr GroupArchitecture in Film: Top Hat Monday, December 3, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm.…

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Castor Gardens students surprised with Temple scholarships

Carlos Denos and Lauren Lam, residents of Castor Gardens, each received a surprise $12,000 scholarship earlier this month from Temple University.  They're both second-year students and are studying Sport and Recreation Management and…

    • Katie Wisniewski | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Eyes on the Street

Day in the Life: Images from Philly Photo Day 2012 (part 2)

More than 1,800 people snapped Philly's picture for Philly Photo Day this year, sharing diverse depictions of an average Philadelphia day. As we did last year, Eyes on the Street is…

    • 1800 Block of Fairmount, morning | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

'Disneyland on the Delaware' | Ritz 5 redevelopment | Pieces of St. Boniface live on | PHDC could incorporate land bank | AVI still imperative

1800 Block of Fairmount, morning | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupGood morning, Streeters. If you're wondering if we somehow bypassed winter with a turn of the calendar -…

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O'Neill's proposed zoning changes would impact his district least of all

Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But he is unique in that his proposals would affect every…

    • Ashley Hahn

Will holiday demolition herald Church of the Assumption?

In October, Court of Common Pleas Judge Idee C. Fox ruled that the Board of L&I Review was wrong to overturn the Historical Commission’s decision to grant the owners of the…

    • The Ritz Five, with Society Hill Towers in the background, from Google Earth

Ritz Five could be replaced with a fancier theater with more screens - and multiple stories of apartments on top

The Ritz Five Theater in Society Hill may be upgraded and expanded into a mixed use development, including a multi-story apartment building.The theater is a Landmark Theaters property, but Mosaic…

    • Giovannone family said efforts to find a new tenant for the Ridge Ave. Bunting House site had seemingly failed. (Megan Pinto)

Giovannone brothers proceed with Bunting House demo plans while opponents seek injunction

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A court showdown over the fate of Roxborough's historic Bunting House is set for tomorrow, as those trying to save it say they will seek…

    • Urban Waterfall | November 3, 2012 | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in early November. Even though it's not officially winter yet, the…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill 10th District has the least property zoned CMX-2 and none zoned CMX-2.5. 
Eyes on the Street

O'Neill zoning amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But he is unique in that his proposals would affect every…

    • Seasons Greetings | Eyes on the Street Flickr pool
Eyes on the Street

November 30-December 2: #whyilovephilly party | Mt. Airy Holiday Craft Bazaar | NoLibs Holiday Shopping Spree | Peace Around the World

Seasons Greetings | Eyes on the Street Flickr pool#WhyILovePhilly Party Friday, November 30, starting at 6pm. The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th St. Share your love for Philadelphia with Young…

    • From the newly opened 40th Street Bridge cars and pedestrians can see Philadelphia's skyline
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Five years later, 40th Street Bridge opens

Five years after the 40th Street Bridge connecting West Philadelphia’s Mantua and Parkside neighborhoods closed, it is back and better than ever. Though a few bridge closure signs remain posted nearby,…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson during Thursday's eminent domain hearing. | Jared Brey, PlanPhilly
    • UPDATED: O'Neill amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

UPDATED: O'Neill amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

UPDATED: Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But he is unique in that his proposals would affect…

    • Council takes care of leftover zoning business as fight looms over further amendments

Council takes care of leftover zoning business as fight looms over further amendments

Short three members, City Council unanimously passed two zoning bills Thursday morning left over from its spring session. The first enacts a citywide 50-foot buffer to new construction on all rivers…

    • Attorney Robert Archie, architect Jerry Roller and attorney Allison Levy present plans for 1801 Courtland

Triumph Baptist senior-housing plan approved, but Rev. Hall can't discuss it

By Amy Z. Quinn For NewsWorks A plan by Triumph Baptist Church and Universal Companies to build a senior housing development in Nicetown got city zoning board approval Wednesday, but an…

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Tacony hoagie shop owner visits Washington

You can usually find Ernie DeNofa in Tacony. He's the owner of  DeNofa's Deli at 6946 Torresdale Ave., one of three shops in Tacony's Hoagie Trail. But DeNofa was…

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