- NewsWorks talks to Center City District head Paul Levy about persistent rumors of a redesign of Market East’s Gallery shopping mall. While The Gallery has “great strengths,” Levy says that current plans would shoot for a much more inviting urban space—one that fuse commercial space with the street above. “For a city that now has 275 outdoor cafes, for there to be not one on Market East is clearly a huge gap.”
- Eyes on the Street says the Spruce Street Plaza will open this week, providing “a new green gateway to Penn’s medical campus” at Spruce, 33rd, & 34th Streets. The $2.5 million, four-month long landscape project replaces a parking lot.
- Philadelphia Neighborhoods profiles the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, which has for 45 years chronicled—and maintained—the story of the Northwest “Suburb in the City.”
- The airport is one step closer to having its planned $6.4 billion expansion officially OKed, with the Delaware River Basin Commission voting yesterday to endorse the project that would add runways by filling wetlands.
- The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology celebrates its 125th anniversary today with a free Open House from 10AM to 10PM. For more information, click HERE.
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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