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Close Call For Bromley Carpet Factory After 3-Alarm Fire In Neighboring Building

Close Call For Bromley Carpet Factory After 3-Alarm Fire In Neighboring Building

February 24, 2015  |  News

Crisis averted for Bromley Carpet Factory in Kensington after 3-alarm fire breaks out along Front Street. > more

Historical Commission Approves Designation Of Art Deco Auto Showroom On Fairmount Avenue

Historical Commission Approves Designation Of Art Deco Auto Showroom On Fairmount Avenue

February 13, 2015  |  News

1930s-era Art Deco auto showroom at 15th and Fairmount Avenue is bound for the Philadelphia Register after Historical Commission approves nomination > more

Gears Are In Motion For Philadelphia's New Bike Share, But Are We Prepared?

Gears Are In Motion For Philadelphia’s New Bike Share, But Are We Prepared?

February 11, 2015  |  News

"Indego", the city's new bike share, is putting 600 bicycles on the street this spring as it starts to phase in the much-anticipated citywide program. Easy access to two-wheeled transportation will be a progressive, urban milestone for Philly, but has enough been done to ensure rider safety? > more

The 30th Street District Plan Is Attractive, Ambitious, And Complicated

The 30th Street District Plan Is Attractive, Ambitious, And Complicated

February 9, 2015  |  Developing Challenges, News

The partners of the 30th Street District have compelling plans for the area surrounding the busy transportation hub. Still in the infant stages of planning, transforming the area into a lively, active space is rife with challenges. Steve Stofka lends the situation an urbanist's eye and maps out the complicated road ahead > more

A Winter's Walk Around East Park Reservoir

A Winter’s Walk Around East Park Reservoir

February 6, 2015  |  News, Vantage

The quiet season has set in on the abandoned, nature-reclaimed West Basin lake at East Park Reservoir. On one of the the last winter mornings before humans are reintroduced, Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler took a chilly hike with Autubon PA and Outward Bound to hear what the future holds for this extraordinary, urban wildlife sanctuary > more