- On the Delaware River, on the parcel sitting between the troubled Waterfront Square apartment towers and Sugarhouse Casino, developers want to construct a twenty-story apartment building, and possibly even relinquish the lot’s pier to the Delaware River Port Authority. Naked Philly isn’t so sure about the idea, considering the proposed project’s neighbors.
- Philadelphia Neighborhoods is the second publication in a week to highlight the efforts of residents of one Germantown block to rejuvenate their surroundings by cleaning up, maintaining a community vegetable garden, and allowing for creative outlets for children. “If you put your mind to it, and everyone comes out together, you can accomplish a lot—even without the help from the city or other people. Just you and the people on your block can make a difference,” says block captain Ainé Doley.
- Eyes on the Street offers up a slideshow of shots of the recently opened Lardner’s Point Park—“Race Street Pier’s less swanky Tacony cousin.”
- The Business Journal recounts that Philadelphia ranked low in home foreclosures during May among big cities across the nation, but high in relation to the other cities included in the Northeastern megalopolis.
About the author
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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