The Physical & Political Importance Of Goldtex

The Physical & Political Importance Of Goldtex

August 29, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Loft District conversion project finally complete, Manayunk parish to preserve historic church, Temple professor talks ’64 riot, major mixed-use for NoLibs, and previewing Greenfest Philly 2014 > more

Roxborough Sawmill Preserves An Old Industrial Aesthetic

Roxborough Sawmill Preserves An Old Industrial Aesthetic

August 28, 2014  |  Morning Blend

One man's mission to preserve the physical history of industrial Philadelphia, groundbreaking for Rodin Square, street mural requested for Triangles Plaza, the genesis of JFK and 30th Street Station, and this weekend's Made in America Fest > more

Rodeph Shalom As A Beacon On North Broad

Rodeph Shalom As A Beacon On North Broad

August 27, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A look at the historic Jewish synagogue’s expansion, the economic importance of bike lanes, Suzanne Roberts Theater gets $2.5 million boost, remembering the Philadelphia Trades School, and approvals from the Historical Commission > more

Spruce Street Harbor Park To Remain Open Extra Month (Updated)

Spruce Street Harbor Park To Remain Open Extra Month (Updated)

August 27, 2014  |  Buzz

The overwhelming success of the pop-up park convinces officials to keep the party going > more

PhillyU’s Roxboro House Now A Repository For Arlen Specter’s Papers

PhillyU’s Roxboro House Now A Repository For Arlen Specter’s Papers

August 26, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A look at the renovated historic home in East Falls, talking with UCD’s Gupta on UCity walkability, judge strikes down Girard College program overhaul, and what to expect at 8th & Filbert come next summer > more

Port Authority Getting Serious About $10 Million Renovation Of Franklin Square Station

Port Authority Getting Serious About $10 Million Renovation Of Franklin Square Station

August 25, 2014  |  Morning Blend

With a “renaissance,” Franklin Square Station might reopen; Philly renters more involved than first thought; Comcast VP confident in philanthropy’s ability to fund DNC and Pope visit; Quaker modesty and tree naming; and Mini Golf in a South Kensington warehouse > more

The Obstacles To Preserving Joe Frazier’s Gym

The Obstacles To Preserving Joe Frazier’s Gym

August 22, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A look at the tough road ahead to preserve the North Broad treasure, Giovanni’s Room to become AIDS charity thrift store, Drexel health center doubling capacity, and how the PNB letters “slipped through the cracks” > more

$30 Million Mixed Use Project Finally Set To Begin In Chestnut Hill

$30 Million Mixed Use Project Finally Set To Begin In Chestnut Hill

August 21, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Grocery Store and condos coming to Germantown Ave, a look at Sugarhouse’s phase 2, Awesometown living up to its name already, and an exhibit of upstate woodland scenes > more

Stay Of Execution For Furness Church On 47th

Stay Of Execution For Furness Church On 47th

August 20, 2014  |  Buzz

The West Philadelphia Church, designed by the firm of Frank Furness, was feared lost this June. But a concerted effort to save it has paid off, sources say > more

Smokin' Joe Almost Ready For Bronzin'

Smokin’ Joe Almost Ready For Bronzin’

August 20, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Boxing champion's memorial statue to be ready for April unveiling, partial building collapse in Queen Village, Roxborough residents question the viability of a Wendy's on Ridge Ave, and a talk tonight on neon signs in Philly > more

In Loft District, Upcoming Restaurant Aims To Bolster A Sense Of Community

In Loft District, Upcoming Restaurant Aims To Bolster A Sense Of Community

August 19, 2014  |  Morning Blend

The Brick & Mortar of a neighborhood, former leaders talk about closed transitional living program, expert says housing boom imminent, Convention Center labor agreement doing the trick, and inside Think Brownstone’s new Center City office > more

Church’s Commercial Replacement Cheats West Philly Of Appropriate Scale

Church’s Commercial Replacement Cheats West Philly Of Appropriate Scale

August 18, 2014  |  Morning Blend

The design of a one-story commercial development adds insult to injury, Blatstein preparing to demolish McIlhenny facade and dome, the history of the KYW Building, gleaning data in the Wissahickon, and the 12th Financial Empowerment Center opens > more

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

August 18, 2014  |  Buzz

Unexpected delays in removing the giant "PNB" letters atop One South Broad frustrated workers hoping to finish the job Sunday and caused major traffic headaches into the afternoon. Brad Maule dusts off the significance of the letters, which have stood atop the 28-story tower since 1956 > more

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

August 15, 2014  |  Buzz

WetLand gives a glimpse into Philly's not so far-flung dystopian future. The good news is with a little neighborly compassion and some floating gardens, we might be OK. > more

City Hires Lawyer To Fight Federal Lawsuit Against PGW Lien Policy

City Hires Lawyer To Fight Federal Lawsuit Against PGW Lien Policy

August 15, 2014  |  Morning Blend

What happens when tenants steal their last month’s gas, CDR approves The Study in UCity, Artisan Lofts developer Q&A, ZBA approves 10 homes for NoLibs, and woodworking in the Northwest > more

Ruminating On Lost Columbia Avenue

Ruminating On Lost Columbia Avenue

August 29, 2014  |  Soapbox

In this third installment in our series, Ethan Wallace examines the long term effects the Columbia Avenue riot has had on this weary section of North Philadelphia. Dubbed an "extinction event", Wallace sifts through the ruins of the once vibrant neighborhood while considering the encroaching development of Temple University's campus and the social unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. > more

'Scared Half To Death,' Reporter Says

‘Scared Half To Death,’ Reporter Says

August 28, 2014  |  Vantage

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Avenue riot. For the second installment of our series, we have a first person account by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin reporter William Naulty, who was sent in to cover the mayhem on the night of August 28, 1964. > more

Bridesburg, Riverfront Neighborhood Now With Riverfront Access

Bridesburg, Riverfront Neighborhood Now With Riverfront Access

August 28, 2014  |  News

With a land swap championed by Councilman Bobby Henon, Philadelphia gained a win-win scenario with the expansion of Dietz & Watson's facilities and a new riverfront park. Plan Philly's Jared Brey and Hidden City's Brad Maule explore the future park in Bridesburg—the riverfront neighborhood which will finally have access to the riverfront > more

When Columbia Avenue Erupted

When Columbia Avenue Erupted

August 27, 2014  |  Vantage

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Avenue riot, an incident that would deeply impact North Philadelphia and the politics of the city for decades to come. "When Columbia Avenue Erupted" is the first installment of a four-part series that begins today. > more

The Wheels of Steal: Scrap Metal Theft Is On The Rise, Again.

The Wheels of Steal: Scrap Metal Theft Is On The Rise, Again.

August 25, 2014  |  News

A new wave of scrap metal theft is sweeping the city, and it is no holds barred. From residential copper wiring to SEPTA rail plates, everything appears to be up for grabs. Max Marin sheds some light on the familiar trend. > more

At Pier 68, New Ways To Connect To The

At Pier 68, New Ways To Connect To The “Working” River

August 22, 2014  |  News

With construction on the South Philadelphia pier park set to start this fall, Nathaniel Popkin talks to landscape architect Bryan Hanes and his design team about their inspiration > more

Taking Back Taney: All-Star Little Leaguers Make Good A Sullied Name

Taking Back Taney: All-Star Little Leaguers Make Good A Sullied Name

August 20, 2014  |  Vantage

Taney Dragon fever is boiling red hot and we couldn't be prouder. Ryan Briggs looks into the name behind the team behind the street behind the gang behind the man > more

Saddle Up! Lacey & Phillips Building May Ride Again

Saddle Up! Lacey & Phillips Building May Ride Again

August 18, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

The Lacey & Phillips building has sat vacant for the last eight years. With a new owner taking the reigns, there may still be another life in it yet. The Shadow gives us the history; whips, bits, spurs and all. > more

The Pintos: A Philadelphia Immigration Story, Told Through Art At Washington Avenue Pier

The Pintos: A Philadelphia Immigration Story, Told Through Art At Washington Avenue Pier

August 15, 2014  |  Vantage

With Pier 53 officially open on the Delaware Riverfront today, Philadelphia welcomes its newest park—and its newest piece of public art. Brad Maule profiles Jody Pinto's Land Buoy and the tale of art, nature, and immigration it weaves on the site where her father came to America with his family > more

The Other Shoe Drops On Modernist Landmark

The Other Shoe Drops On Modernist Landmark

August 13, 2014  |  Vantage

Coward Shoe Store on Chestnut Street was once a testament to post-war modernism. With demolition close at hand, the Stonorov and Kahn building gives way to the cycle of redevelopment > more

With Demolition Likely, RIP Dewey's Famous

With Demolition Likely, RIP Dewey’s Famous

August 11, 2014  |  Vantage

Bob Skiba reviews the pathbreaking LBGTQ history of Dewey's Famous coffee shop on 13th Street in Center City. The unusual one story building may be demolished > more

Life Anew For The Living Collections At The Barnes

Life Anew For The Living Collections At The Barnes

August 8, 2014  |  Vantage

When the Barnes Foundation moved to the Ben Franklin Parkway, they recreated the galleries Albert Barnes crafted to a T. But the Barnes' living collections—the trees and gardens that his wife Laura crafted to enhance the total Barnes Foundation experience—were immovable. Two years after the art's relocation, the gorgeous 12-acre Barnes Arboretum is open to the public in a way it never was before > more

At Laurel Hill, An 1830 Music Room Lives On

At Laurel Hill, An 1830 Music Room Lives On

August 7, 2014  |  Vantage

Thought all the vestiges of the Bicentennial were gone? Not this--a nearly 40 year old music series at Laurel Hill Mansion > more

The Many Lives Of The Wayfarer’s Lodge

The Many Lives Of The Wayfarer’s Lodge

August 4, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow Knows that from homeless shelter, to chemical plant, to upscale apartment building, few Philadelphia structures have had as varied a history as 1720 Lombard Street > more

An Anniversary To Forget: August 1, 1944

An Anniversary To Forget: August 1, 1944

August 1, 2014  |  Vantage

70 years ago, on August 1, 1944, white Philadelphia transit employees staged a wildcat strike to keep African Americans from becoming trolley drivers. At the height of the war effort, FDR had to step in > more