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Art Commission approves LightPlay, Linc Infill

The Philadelphia Art Commission granted its final approval on Wednesday morning to two significant Broad Street projects situated just a few miles from each other. Architects from Gensler, who first appeared…

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Historical Commission director seeks revision of hardship regulations

Jon Farnham has asked the Historical Commission to vote on whether to amend its Rules and Regulations to remove a line requiring historic property owners seeking financial hardship to “attempt the…

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Frankford Transportation Center could become community hub with help from Planning Commission

In 1961, Jane Jacobs wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she proposed supporting neighborhoods' use of community-based initiatives. Fast-forward 50 years, and urban planners are…

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Green wall livens up 30th Street Station construction site

The estimated 1,000 people per hour who walk through The Porch at 30th Street Station will now pass a wall of greenery, a noticeable change from the drab construction site-view these…

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March 6: Fare vending machines for all SEPTA stations | Philly's commute | OARC investigated, wants investigation | off-street parking, residential scourge | health care funding for PA poor ordered restored

Good morning, Streeters. It is a blustery day that promises to be topped with a couple of inches of snow in the city tonight– south and west of the city will…

How much can I get for my 3-bedroom Mayfair home? [Real NEastate]

I am planning to sell me home this year. I live in Mayfair and I have a three-bedroom, one-bath row on the 4200-block of Bleigh. How much can I get? How…

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January and February in the (Flickr) Pool

Despite the threat of snow tomorrow it feels like we're turning a corner into spring. So today we're sharing what the city has looked like so far in 2013 through the…

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New Payment Technology to bring vending machines to all stations

When SEPTA’s New Payment Technology (NPT) smartcard system rolls out in the fall of 2013, there will be the obvious changes that should enhance the rider experience – say sayonara to tokens…

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Harlem Globetrotters bring tricks, tips to Tacony [video]

Two members of the Harlem Globetrotter's basketball team walked across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge this afternoon to speak to students at Planet Abacus Charter School. Teammates Fatima "TNT" Maddox and Brawley…

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Apply for Citizens Planning Institute spring session

Calling all Citizen Planners: Join other engaged residents interested in learning how city planning, zoning, and development processes work and what citizens can do to shape the future of their neighborhoods…

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Comedy Cabaret helps aspiring comics spread their wings

The Comedy Cabaret has been serving up laughs in the Northeast since the '80s and helping aspiring comics get their feet wet. The club, inside the Ramada Inn at 11580 Roosevelt…

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March 5: Drexel's new public spaces | Mantua's armory | fresh food access portal | new skyscrapers? | ZWR: Phillies and Disney

Greetings, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this Tuesday morning: Drexel is remaking its campus into a more mixed-use, urban place. Flying Kite takes a look at the how new public spaces…

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Men charged for attack on 94-year-old Mayfair woman

Two men, including the victim's grandson, have been charged for the weekend attack on a 94-year-old Mayfair woman. The woman opened the door to her grandson's friend at her home on…

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AVI community meetings in March [updated]

Do you feel like the city's property tax reform efforts - aka the Actual Value Initiative or AVI - have raised more questions for you than answers? Scratching your head about…

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March 4-8: The World of Buckminster Fuller | A History of Future Cities | Designing for the Planet | DAG on Camden Children's Garden | Soak It Up Awards

Movie: Architecture in Film: The World of Buckminster Fuller Monday, March 4, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film, hosted by John DeFazio, architect…

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Traffic reminder: Princeton Avenue I-95 North ramp will close Tuesday

The following is a news release from PennDOT regarding accessibility changes to I-95 during construction: As part of the ongoing project to improve Interstate 95 and its interchange at Cottman Avenue…

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March 4: Casino comment | Council seeks delinquency reform | recalibrating Philly's tax landscape | PRA chief Covington out | municipal broadband in big cities

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this Monday morning: Casino teams made their pitches last month and now it’s your turn to comment. Starting today the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board…

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Hort Academy at Abraham Lincoln High wins Sustainability Award at Flower Show

Last October, PlanPhilly graduate intern Amanda Mazie wrote about VIADUCTgreene's grassroots efforts to get the public to imagine what it would be like to transform an abandoned rail viaduct's unplanned green…

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Council Committee recommends tax foreclosure overhaul

City Council’s Committee on Finance gave a favorable recommendation Friday morning to a bill that would force a major shift in the way the city collects delinquent property taxes. The bill…

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