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    • City Planners suggest using Reading Viaduct cut - an old industrial railway tunnel - to get transit riders from Schuylkill to the Delaware

City Planners suggest using Reading Viaduct cut - an old industrial railway tunnel - to get transit riders from Schuylkill to the Delaware

What if Philadelphians could take bus rapid transit from the Schuylkill River to the Delaware River, traveling part of the way beneath the surface in a former industrial railway tunnel –…

    • Central District Plan public meetings: 10/22 and 10/25

Central District Plan public meetings: 10/22 and 10/25

Calling NoLibs and Logan Square, Hawthorne and Queen Village, Old City and Fairmount and everyone in or interested in Central Philadelphia. This week there will be two opportunities to discuss the …

    • The home, named for the original owner’s Welsh ancestors, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Furness-designed mansion sold in post-auction deal

Dolobran, the  late 19th-century Haverford estate designed by the firm of Furness and Evans, has been sold for “over $1.5 million,” according to real estate agent Robin Gordon of Prudential Fox…

    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp | Ariel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Frank Furness' Broad Street Station, 1920

For this From Above we head to the heart of Center City in 1920, with an up-close look at City Hall and the old the Broad Street Station. We have Frank…

    • The Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is one of six trees available as part of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree in Every Yard program.

Applications for free trees due by 11 p.m.

There are just more than 11 hours left to apply for two free yard trees, courtesy of the Department of Parks and Recreation's TreePhilly initiative. Part of the Plant One Million…

    • AIDS Walk/Run Philly is this Sunday.
Eyes on the Street

October 19-21: Philly Painting talk | Schuylkill River Park festival, bridge dedication | AIDS Walk Philly | Anna Lappé on sustainable food

Philly Painting: A conversation with Dre Urhan and Jane Golden Friday, October 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm. University of the Arts, Terra Building, 211 S. Broad Street, Caplan Recital Hall, 16th Floor. Haas & Hahn's Philly…

    • Tower Investments has posted the Ortlieb buildings with notices of demolition. We wish they would reconsider.
    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012

Last Days of 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Across South 40th Street from The Fresh Grocer, tucked behind McDonald’s and The Radian, is Samuel Sloan’s little 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. But not for long. On a walk through…

    • Historic maps show the Potter's Field with houses and buildings fronting on the streets surrounding it.

Queen Lane Apartments demo in limbo as archaeologists, historic-preservation experts plan Potter's Field visit

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksArchaeological exploration could begin by mid-November to determine if remains of those once buried at a Germantown Potter's Field lie beneath the site of the…

    • Julie Slavet admires the day's work

Watershed partnership plants riparian buffer at Abington Junior High

“It starts, like, over there,” said Julie Slavet, pointing toward a soccer field on the campus of Abington Junior High School, six or so miles north of Philadelphia, in Montgomery County.…

    • Hunting Park revitalization plan gets city's endorsement

Hunting Park revitalization plan gets city's endorsement

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks A community-based plan for commercial area revitalization in Hunting Park now has the city's endorsement, as the Planning Commission voted this week to accept the…

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Pennypack Creek Bridge gets historical recognition at last [video]

More than 200 years ago, soldiers of the Continental Army marched across the Pennypack Creek Bridge toward a monumental victory in Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Saturday, neighbors marched across that…

    • The Church of the Nativity was demolished in October, 2012
Eyes on the Street

Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church Demo Underway [slideshow]

And while we're on the subject of church demolition, here's the view from the corner of 11th and Mt. Vernon streets on Wednesday, where the sanctuary of the Ruffin Nichols Memorial…

    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012
Eyes on the Street

Last Days of 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Across South 40th Street from The Fresh Grocer, tucked behind McDonald’s and The Radian, is Samuel Sloan’s little 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. But not for long. On a walk…

    • Mesh panel mockup on the roof of Lit Brothers.
Eyes on the Street

All Lit Up: Mesh mockup atop Lit Brothers

Lit Brothers could soon have large, animated digital ads on its roof as part of the Market East Commercial Advertising District. So, at the Historical Commission's request, a "media mesh" mockup…

    • Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Philly tax credit a model | water woes | rowhouses for 6th and Fairmount | waterfront trail section delay | SEPTA baby

Water main break sinkhole at 21st and Bainbridge, July 2012 | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupA corporate tax credit program in Philly that funds community development work…

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Northeast Philly Love Note: Pennypack Park in Fox Chase

Cresting this one particular hill on a bike can be challenging for some but the reward at the top is worth it- a great view of the creek and far enough…

    • New bicycle-pedestrian ramp coming to Ben Franklin bridge in Camden

New bicycle-pedestrian ramp coming to Ben Franklin bridge in Camden

Nearly 10,000 petition signatures later, plans for a new pedestrian and bicycle ramp on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Camden have been salvaged. The Delaware River Port Authority board of commissioners…

    • Workers began the renovation of the Mt. Vernon Manor Apartments about a month ago.

Mantua: Revitalizing the Mt. Vernon Manor Apartments

This article was created in partnership with Temple University's capstone journalism course Philadelphia Neighborhoods. By Kate Hartman and Ben GriffithsFor PlanPhillyDebris has been flying at the Mt. Vernon…

    • This rendering shows construction plans for Merrick Hall from the main front porch perspective. (Courtesy of Jacob Swyper)

Zoning board delays vote on Northern Children's Services expansion project by two weeks

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksThe zoning board is now considering plans for a $4.2 million project at Northern Children's Services in Roxborough that would significantly expand housing for homeless mothers…

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