- Flying Kite says that Temple Contemporary, the rebranded and removed Tyler School of Art, has drastically boosted its “curatorial focus,” a focus at once apropos and democratic. Assistant Director Sarah Biemiller asserts, “people will feel like they have a part in it, have a stake in it.”
- A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday in Port Richmond for a $3.3 million riverside bike and walking trail. Expected to be ready by September of next year, the trail will pass through Pulaski Park, which will get a sprucing up in conjunction with the project.
- Last night, in two community work sessions, the Planning Commission sought feedback on a few of its ideas for the Central District (Center City extended to Poplar Street and Washington Avenue) of the city’s comprehensive 2035 plan. Standouts include a proposal for a rapid bus transit system between the rivers, as well as bicycle garage and pit stop.
- Curbed Philly relates a PEW Research study that shows the “percent of income and dollar amount that a hypothetical family pays in property, income, and sales taxes in each municipality” of Philadelphia and its adjacent counties.
- The Daily News reports that Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill tomorrow that would allow City Council to proceed with the creation of a central land bank.
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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