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    • The 1100 block of S. Wilton Street in Kingsessing has tidy twins with well-kept front yards and spotless sidewalks.
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Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Annual Clean Block Contest, Day 1

This year's 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…

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Blumenfeld snags Divine Lorraine at sheriff sale

Eric Blumenfeld did it. Today Blumenfeld acquired the Divine Lorraine (again) for just over $8 million. This year, we've followed along as the city promised action on the Divine…

    • MOTU installed a new bike corral outside of the market on Filbert Street.
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Six new bike corrals offer in-street bike parking

Bike corrals have been popping up around the city, so we took to the street to capture some of the corrals in use. Since August, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

    • Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher
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Making Phoenix Community Park last | Coyle pleads guilty | HIP Award honorees | UC's rusty water

Friends of the Japanese House and Garden will be honored by HSP for their work restoring Fairmount Park's Sakura Pavilion. | Christine Fisher Seven years ago, Phoenix Community Park rose from…

    • Frankford Creek empties into the Delaware River

Council consensus on 50-foot stream buffer in jeopardy

A few weeks ago, a bill was introduced into City Council which would amend various technical errors in the new zoning code and approve the Water Department’s hydrology map. The…

    • The 19th-century house at 5901 Ridge Ave. will stand for at least the next month / Bas Slabbers

Eventful week ended with possible new lease on life for Roxborough’s Bunting House

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksAs the new week begins, the sense of impending doom that fell over Roxborough's Bunting House last week may have lifted, as owners have agreed…

    • Bartram’s Garden will be honored for the creation of its student-managed Community Farm and Food Resource Center.

Historical Society introduces awards for small, innovative sites

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is doing something for the little guys. The organization’s first History in Pennsylvania -- or HIP – Awards will be presented Oct. 19 at a luncheon…

    • Rebuilding Together volunteers removed a toilet from one resident’s house. | Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Eyes on the Street

Belmont: Coalition gives block a makeover

Philadelphia Neighborhoods1 on Vimeo. By Ben Griffiths and Kate Hartman [Philadelphia Neighborhoods] Hammers were swinging up and down the street as volunteers, organizers and residents joined forces to do a…

    • Even thought you'll still see a sign every now and again, SEPTA's slogan isn't 'We're Getting There' anymore.
Eyes on the Street

PSA: 'We're getting there' isn't SEPTA's slogan, people

Over on MOTU's blog they run a feature called MOTUnes Monday and usually it's a song about transit - think Last of the Steam-Powered Trains or Charlie on the MTA -…

    • Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

October 1-5: Architecture in Film | Planetarium on the Parkway | 205 Race at DAG | Homeowner workshops: interior finishes and energy efficiency

Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupArchitecture in Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey Monday, October 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

    • Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | 'Needle Park' playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupWhich transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and…

Eyes on the Street

Eyes is one, onward!

Eyes on the Street turned one in late September. So before we race headlong into our second year I wanted to take a moment to look back and say thank you…

    • The user-friendly, map-based survey includes regional SEPTA, PATCO and New Jersey Transit stations

Bike-to-transit crowdsource map wants your input

 Would you bike to public transportation if there were better bicycle parking options at your local station? Would better transportation amenities make you less inclined to drive for any or all…

    • Pennypack Park's Gazebo | Credit: Major Artery Revitalization Committee
Eyes on the Street

Pennypack Park cleanup inventory: 14 types of balls, 4 kinds of flip flops, a gas canister, part of a shopping cart and more

What do a shopping cart, a blue comb, four car tires without rims, two baby dolls, and a frisbee have in common? They're all on a bizarre list of "other" things…

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Reader Submission: Tires, multiple pairs of flip-flops collected in Friends of Pennypack Park clean-up

There are lots of pretty places in the park, and everybody has their favorite. Among the top of many people's list is Pennypack on the Delaware, just south of Rhawn Street…

    • Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

September 28-30: LoMo Harvest Festival + Flea | Go West! Craft Fest | Puerto Rican Day Parade | Bella Vista House Tour

Hit up the Bella Vista House tour on Sunday. | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupLoMo Harvest Festival and Flea Market& Community Fair Saturday, September 29. Flea Market 9am-3pm,…

    • 3rd and Market | David Swift, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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Community Day Saturday to spruce up Lawncrest Rec Center

With a newly formed advisory council, all the Lawncrest Rec Center needs now is some volunteers for its first Community Day. Established after a series of meetings through the PhillyRising collaborative,…

    • Since its launch in 2010, the South Philly Food Co-op has already reached more than 300 members. | Photo by Albert Yee
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Two Philadelphia Food Co-Ops Receive $25,000 Grants

If you want to see how community food co-ops launch, grow and flourish, Philadelphia is becoming a great case study. This month, two up-and-coming community food co-ops each received $25,000 in…

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Hop Angel kicks off Fall-themed weekends with pumpkin beers, keg bowling [video]

The line at the bar was two rows deep inside Hop Angel Brauhaus Saturday. But the real action was in the Fox Chase establishment's beer garden. Last weekend's Pumpkin Festival marked…

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