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Ryan Briggs

Ryan Briggs is a journalist who lives in West Philadelphia. A veteran of several economic development agencies in Philadelphia, Ryan has contributed to the Philadelphia City Paper, Next City and other fine, local publications. Follow him on Twitter at @rw_briggs.

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

January 12, 2015  |  News

Ten years has past since the Native American Museum at 2nd and Chestnut Street has seen tenants. Rusting and rotting among a row of pristine, Old City façades, the property may see a comeback at the hands of new owners Posel Management. Ryan Briggs has the story. > more

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

October 30, 2014  |  Developing Challenges, News

Bids for purchase and redevelopment of the Delaware Power Station are due Monday at 5PM. What will they tell us about the monumental building's future? Ryan Briggs talks to some experts and considers the future of this part of the Delaware waterfront > more

Bidding Farewell To Queen Lane, Looking Ahead For PHA

Bidding Farewell To Queen Lane, Looking Ahead For PHA

September 12, 2014  |  News

With tomorrow morning's implosion of Queen Lane Apartments, the Philadelphia Housing Authority will have demolished 23 of the 36 residential high-rises they built in the 1950s and 60s. Ryan Briggs examines where Queen Lane falls in PHA's long term plan for fixing the largely failed experiment > more

Taking Back Taney: All-Star Little Leaguers Make Good A Sullied Name

Taking Back Taney: All-Star Little Leaguers Make Good A Sullied Name

August 20, 2014  |  Vantage

Taney Dragon fever is boiling red hot and we couldn't be prouder. Ryan Briggs looks into the name behind the team behind the street behind the gang behind the man > more

Promise Of School Funds Trumps Design Questions In Electric Factory Billboard Case

Promise Of School Funds Trumps Design Questions In Electric Factory Billboard Case

December 12, 2012  |  News

In his sixth attempt to legalize a billboard on the building that houses the Electric Factory concert venue, property owner Myron Berman is likely to succeed thanks to a community benefits agreement that will spin off some of the billboard's proceeds to three schools and several civic associations. Is this real politiking good for the public or a terrible way to make policy? > more