- The Philly History Blog extols the city’s knack for conceived myriad of neighborhood designations, especially that of Eraserhood, which Ken Finkel calls “a deft act of preservation – preservation of the spirit that made Philadelphia what it is, for better and for worse.
- Twelve years ago, the Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni wasn’t so optimistic about the Navy’s handing over of the Navy Yard to the city, dismissing the possibility that “any government entity [could] oversee something of that scale and not interfere in its progress” of attracting private investment at the site. She was mistaken, she’s quick to admit, providing a slideshow of the new GlaxoSmithKline headquarters’ construction as some proof of that turnaround.
- With the demand for additional off-campus student housing on the rise in North Central Philly, Naked Philly wonders if developers might benefit from taking some time to appreciate color theory. Case in point: the 1800 block of North 17th Street.
- In case you missed it, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission has introduced a new website, in conjunction with last week’s implementation of the revamped zoning code.
- The Inquirer reports on the rising trend of in the remodeling industry of reusing materials.
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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