Posts Tagged ‘Roosevelt Boulevard’

In Northeast Philadelphia, A Rich History Of Train Tracks And Acquisitions

In Northeast Philadelphia, A Rich History Of Train Tracks And Acquisitions

August 13, 2019  |  History

Ed Duffy give us a panoramic view of railroad history in Northeast Philadelphia with this longform essay > more

The Vanishing Of Northeast Village

The Vanishing Of Northeast Village

January 16, 2018  |  History

David Coyne traverses bramble and broken blacktop along Roosevelt Boulevard to reveal a military housing community that was evacuated and demolished in the 1960s > more

With Pedestrian Improvements Starting Today, Can Mass Transit Be A Possibility For Boulevard?

With Pedestrian Improvements Starting Today, Can Mass Transit Be A Possibility For Boulevard?

August 1, 2013  |  Urbanism

A century of transit proposals for the Boulevard have failed. Will recent tragedy coupled with an ongoing planning study lead to real transformation? Angela Taurino reports > more

A Case For An Urban Expressway

A Case For An Urban Expressway

October 19, 2012  |  Urbanism

Turn Roosevelt Boulevard into a submerged expressway with a subway in the middle, argues veteran journalist and new resident of the Lower Northeast Sandy Smith > more

Making Pedestrian Oriented Avenues The Future For Lower Northeast

Making Pedestrian Oriented Avenues The Future For Lower Northeast

August 15, 2012  |  Urbanism

The growing district needs livelier retail avenues, says writer Elizabeth Schlingmann. On Castor, a plan to increase density and building height to draw growth away from traditional single family streets solves two problems at once > more