Posts Tagged ‘North Philadelphia’

Brooding Drueding on the Cusp

Brooding Drueding on the Cusp

May 23, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

For decades, a contiguous eight-and-ten-story complex has loomed over Fifth & Master, a behemoth reminder of the loss of industry. But! The Shadow sees light at the end of the tunnel for the Drueding Brothers building, a.k.a. the Umbrella Factory > more

Councilman Seeks One-Year Moratorium On Controversial Blatstein Proposal

Councilman Seeks One-Year Moratorium On Controversial Blatstein Proposal

May 5, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Johnson moves against universally derided design for Broad & Washington, two separate protests take to City Hall in as many days, and Roxborough gets a new pocket park > more

Testing The Gentrification Narrative At Temple University

Testing The Gentrification Narrative At Temple University

May 4, 2016  |  Vantage

Development and displacement go hand-in-hand, but every situation is unique and gentrification isn't always an entirely accurate assessment. Contributor David Hilbert takes a look at the North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding Temple University where new construction for student housing is putting pressure on long time residents > more

Hwæt! Beowulf & Grendel Coming To Mount Moriah

Hwæt! Beowulf & Grendel Coming To Mount Moriah

April 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

First programming venture for Southwest Philly cemetery, Saffron’s predictions on Blatstein’s Broad & Washington tower, Spruce Hill residents not too keen on proposed replacement to burned-out building, panel to discuss poverty in North Philly, and Center City playground gets renovation funding > more

Cars Losing Their Clout On South Street West

Cars Losing Their Clout On South Street West

April 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

How South Street West became a pedestrian’s haven, Smith Playground to get an adult jungle gym, planning begins on a safer Roosevelt Boulevard, work begins on pocket park on Ridge Avenue, and weekend security patrols augmented at Temple > more