Pre-Fab In Brewerytown

Naked Philly

  • Naked Philly reviews the construction of modular homes in MM Partners’ development at 1238 North 28th Street in Brewerytown, and pondering that the associated stigma of living in a modular home is over-thought. Developers, it suggests, “need to start living in the now.”
  • Chestnut Park, the pocket park cutting through the 1700 block of Chestnut and Ranstead (and the preferred public space of Hidden City Daily readers), will now be known as John F. Collins Park, who designed it back in 1976. The rededication on Tuesday, January 17 (11AM) will highlight KieranTimberlake’s work on improving the entranceways to the park.
  • Newsworks explores the impact of school vouchers in the city’s parochial school system, citing Milwaukee’s use of the tactic as a means of stabilizing the enrollment tailspin. Still, the issue of taxpayer supported religious education is concerning to many.
  • In case you needed a refresher, Plan Philly offers up a “bike lane clarifier,” exploring the rules of the road for bicyclists, as well as drivers and pedestrians.
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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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