Chestnut Hill To Get Parking Kiosks?

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  • The not-for-profit Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation “is considering switching to a kiosk system with enforcement by the Philadelphia Parking Authority,” reports the Inquirer. Rising costs and insufficient voluntary financial support from area businesses are to blame, yet no final decision has been made.
  • PlanPhilly features South Philly’s FDR Park in this week’s “Look Up!” photo essay segment. First designed in 1914 by the Olmsted Brothers, the son and stepson of the famed creator of Manhattan’s Central Park, the public space anticipated the Sesquicentennial Fair grounds of 1926.
  • With the original Occupy Philly encampment at Dilworth Plaza living on borrowed time since yesterday at 5PM, PhillyNow offers some scenes of the last holdouts.
  • In collaboration with the University of the Arts, Newsworks provides a video piece highlighting Chestnut Hill’s Morris Arboretum, a botanical museum that seeks to “connect people, plants, and place.”
  • Metropolis Philadelphia looks at heated discourse in Point Breeze over the American Sardine Bar at 18th and Federal and, more broadly, over the direction of the neighborhood’s development.
  • NakedPhilly reports on the progress of a new gastropub on the corner of New Market & Laurel streets in Northern Liberties. Formerly a dive known as “Jerry’s Bar,” the property (purchased for $450,000) is being completely reconstructed.

 

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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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