Jane Jacobs is Smiling

  • Temple’s journalism blog visits Main Street barber Nick Tuti, witness to the 30 year transformation of Manayunk from “an afterthought on the Philadelphia landscape” to suburban trendspot.
  • PennDot’s reconstruction of the eastern approach to 30th Street Station gives the University City District the opportunity to remove a traffic lane and redesign the existing parking loop on the south side of the station. In its place: a shaded pedestrian grove, really a small gesture toward the grand civic space once envisioned by Ed Bacon.
  • Have a look at the Artblog’s review of the “Miss Rockaway Armada” at Schuylkill Bank Park. Was this art project transformative? Nathaniel Popkin thinks so.

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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