Philbrick Hall Reopens At The Free Library

Emma Lee | Newsworks

  • After $3 million and almost a year of renovations, the Central Branch of the Free Library’s Philbrick Hall will reopen to the public this morning, reports NewsWorks. The project brings new lighting and the original marble floors (previously covered by carpet), which has added some 2,500 square feet of accessible space.
  • Eyes on the Street previews the work to be done to the Race Street Connector: “Where Phase 1 dressed up the south side’s streetscape, Phase 2 of the Connector is much more about conquering technical design issues on the north side to calm traffic and improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.”
  • Naked Philly spotlights the joint initiative of The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation and the Urban Tree Connection, which offers participants West Philadelphia-grown crops each summer for $600 up front. It has proven an ideal solution to urban agriculture’s traditional handicaps of limited space and resources.
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