3 hours ago

Outside of being the project manager for Proj...

Outside of being the project manager for Project Rehab and assisting small businesses in the neighborhood, @RyanSpak also is making sure to do good in the community.

    Developing Community: The Spak Group redefines how a developer interacts with a neighborhood.
    For Ryan Spak, the recently-unveiled mural "Breaking Chains" at 500 S. 52nd St. isn't just a new work of art. It's also a testament to the way he thinks developers should work in Philadelphia.
    http://ucreview.com

3 hours ago

Take a wild walk at The Woodlands tomorrow at...

Take a wild walk at The Woodlands tomorrow at 7:30AM! Pay What You Wish and meet at the mansion for our Urban Wildlife Walk with our neighbor, Bernard Brown and Matthew Halley of The Academy of Natural Sciences.

    https://www.facebook.com

5 hours ago

"We’re never really going to stop development...

"We’re never really going to stop development from happening in a great neighborhood, but we can certainly have a conversation about how that development interacts with what’s already there.” http://ucreview.com/developing-community-the-spak-group-redefines-how-a-developer-interacts-wi-p7825-1.htm

    Developing Community: The Spak Group redefines how a developer interacts with a neighborhood.
    For Ryan Spak, the recently-unveiled mural "Breaking Chains" at 500 S. 52nd St. isn't just a new work of art. It's also a testament to the way he thinks developers should work in Philadelphia.
    http://ucreview.com

6 hours ago

Dock Street Cannery + Lounge earned a nominat...

Dock Street Cannery + Lounge earned a nomination for best new bar in Philadelphia from Time Out Philadelphia. If you haven't checked it out now, the June 7th #DollarStroll is a perfect excuse!

    TimeOut Says Dock Street Cannery + Tasting Lounge is One of the Best New Bars in Philly, and We Lowkey Agree...
    This is major, you guys: Earlier this month, Dock Street Cannery + Tasting Lounge was nominated for Best New Bar in Philadelphia by the folks at TimeOut Philly.
    http://www.dockstreetbeer.com

8 hours ago

"A more accurate headline would read: 'As INK...

"A more accurate headline would read: 'As INKY circulation shrinks, raises ad rates, Sheriff seeks more outlets to notify public, boost sales,' because that is, in fact what is really going on." http://ucreview.com/the-philadelphia-inquirer-seems-to-want-to-keep-public-notice-from-the-publ-p7824-1.htm

    The Philadelphia Inquirer seems to want to keep public notice from the public
    A few weeks ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a deep dive into the fascinating domain of public notice. This is advertising that is required by law to be published in a newspaper, and is generally paid for by a governmental entity or stakeholders in a legal proceeding.
    http://ucreview.com

25 hours ago

The location is a secret...for now.

The location is a secret...for now.

    2 Vegan Players Are Teaming Up For a New West Philly Bakery
    Popular Pennsport vegan coffee shop Grindcore House and wholesale patisserie Crust Vegan Bakery are opening a joint location in West Philly. They're keeping the exact address a secret for now, but it's slated to open this summer, and will be the first brick-and-mortar location for Crust.
    https://philly.eater.com

25 hours ago

"Big Red Sun" at 11th Hour Theatre Company, D...

"Big Red Sun" at 11th Hour Theatre Company, Dace Brubeck and Verdi courtesy the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, The Philly POPS Memorial Day Salute and more in this week's Notes on Music. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/notes-on-music-p7314-95.htm

    Notes on Music ♫
    A roundup of musical and cultural events in Philadelphia this week.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

28 hours ago

The National Constitution Center offers three...

The National Constitution Center offers three full days of events for Memorial Day Weekend. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/memorial-day-weekend-events-at-the-national-constitution-center-p7313-1.htm

    Memorial Day Weekend events at the National Constitution Center
    Events this weekend include flag ceremonies, memorials, arts and crafts and historic games.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

28 hours ago

University City District added 4 new photos.

Today we're sprucing up the custom planters we installed by the 46th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line as part of a project for The Enterprise Center. We invite you to enjoy them (once the paint dries)!

    University City District
    University City District added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

29 hours ago

Four University City spots make Philadelphia ...

Four University City spots make Philadelphia Magazine's list of best Philadelphia taco options.

    Tacos in Philly: The Ultimate Guide
    From Kensington to deep south Philly, our list of the best places to sate your taco craving. Look, I do not have to convince you to eat tacos. No one has to be convinced to eat tacos.
    https://www.phillymag.com

30 hours ago

About 50 community volunteers gathered at the...

About 50 community volunteers gathered at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to be sworn into their neighborhood’s Youth Aid Panel (YAP) yesterday. YAP is a Juvenile Diversion Program that gives first-time juvenile criminal offenders the option of appearing before a panel of community volunteers, rather than entering the juvenile court system. These new graduates will help juveniles complete their contractual obligations to avoid the adverse effects of a criminal record.

    University City Review
    About 50 community volunteers gathered at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office to be sworn into their neighborhood's Youth Aid Panel (YAP) yesterday. YAP is a Juvenile Diversion Program that...
    https://www.facebook.com

30 hours ago

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

There is still space left to sign up for our next Side-By-Side class this summer, The Civic Spectrum: Engage. Lead. Empower. An opportunity to learn and engage with several different types of local civic leaders through a seminar style format.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

It’s the first step toward the “Innovation Ne...

It’s the first step toward the “Innovation Neighborhood” project, a long-term effort driven by a collaboration between Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust. The goal is to transform the area around the station into a unified, vibrant community. http://ucreview.com/amtrak-begins-search-for-th-street-station-developers-p7821-1.htm

    Amtrak begins search for 30th Street Station developers
    The development includes the new West Underground Concourse that will connect 30th Street Station to nearby train stations.
    http://ucreview.com

2 days ago

Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with us and the...

Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with us and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center tomorrow at noon at the entrance to The Woodlands. The gates will be open every day this weekend from dawn to dusk, and guides to the cemetery will be available at the Hamilton Mansion (weather permitting). To learn more about Memorial Day at The Woodlands, visit our website: woodlandsphila.org/events

    The Woodlands
    Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with us and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center tomorrow at noon at the entrance to The Woodlands. The gates will be open every day this weekend from dawn to dusk, and...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

On Saturday, May 19, A hardy crew of Friends ...

On Saturday, May 19, A hardy crew of Friends of Barkan Park turned out to clear branches, shovel and sweep paths, and generally spruce up the park for the summer season.

    University City Review
    On Saturday, May 19, A hardy crew of Friends of Barkan Park turned out to clear branches, shovel and sweep paths, and generally spruce up the park for the summer season.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Featuring selections ranging from opera to Si...

Featuring selections ranging from opera to Sinatra, the concert will also honor prominent Italian-American musicians from Philadelphia. http://ucreview.com/italian-music-concert-comes-to-university-city-p7820-1.htm

    Italian music concert comes to University City
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

  • ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT

    TO AMEND PERMIT# 826733 TO REFLECT CORRECT ADDRESS TO READ: 622 SOUTH 42ND STREET.

    622 S 42ND ST Issued May 18, 2018 Comment
  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 2007, STANDARD 13R TO INCLUDE A 2-INCH DIAMETER SERVICE LINE AND BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY.

    4115 PINE ST Issued May 18, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    RE-WIRE KNOB AND TUBE ON 3RD FLOOR: 6- LIGHT FIXTURES, 6- SWITCHES, 6- RECEPTACLES, 1- GFCI PROTECTED RECEPTACLE, 2- AFCI PROTECTED CIRCUITS, 1- 20A CIRCUIT... PER 2008 NEC FOR A ONE FAMILY BUILDING

    4211 BALTIMORE AVE Issued May 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sev...

International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sevin featured in Philadelphia Business Journal last week. Josh discusses what changes may be on the horizon. http://ow.ly/AMjm30k6rU4

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sevin featured in Philadelphia Business Journal last week. Josh discusses what changes may be on the horizon. http://ow.ly/AMjm30k6rU4
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Save the dates for the entire Cedar Park Jazz...

Save the dates for the entire Cedar Park Jazz series, running Fridays from June 1st through July 27th.

    Weekly Cedar Park Jazz series returns June 1
    A great Cedar Park summer tradition - Cedar Park Jazz Series - is returning June 1st to 49th and Baltimore! The series, presented by Cedar Park Neighbors, will run through July 27th with performances every Friday, from 6-8 p.m. (weather permitting). The series kicks off with a performance by pian
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

3 days ago

University City District shared Lancaster Ave...

    Lancaster Avenue - West Philadelphia, PA
    Check out the Penn Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo tomorrow. Get your business connected. Registration strongly encouraged: http://ow.ly/6JzU30k7DYT
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

The Woodlands added 2 new photos.

Explore the wildlife of The Woodlands with tonight's free Birding Zine Release Party, and Saturday's Pay-What-You-Wish Urban Wildlife Walk. Both events are rain or shine and are made possible by neighborhood experts Toribird and Bernard Brown, and Matthew Halley of The Academy of Natural Sciences.

    The Woodlands
    The Woodlands added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Tonight at 6pm is the opening reception of Mo...

Tonight at 6pm is the opening reception of Motion Pictured, an exhibition of images and objects that personify the timeless activity of movement/motion in still visual art forms. The exhibit is exhibit co-hosted by @davinciartalliance to celebrate the anniversary of our film program's rebirth as @LightboxFilmCenter. From the perspective of traditionally static media (painting, printmaking, photography, and the like), the representation of movement has challenged artists throughout history. However, the birth of cinematography in the mid-19th Century marked a monumental turning point in how visual artists addressed movement in their work. For more info: http://bit.ly/MotionPictured RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/917036408502686/

    International House Philadelphia
    Tonight at 6pm is the opening reception of Motion Pictured, an exhibition of images and objects that personify the timeless activity of movement/motion in still visual art forms. The exhibit is...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

Join neighbors from Mantua and Powelton Village tomorrow night Wednesday May 23rd from 5:30 to 7 pm, for a discussion on Aging in Place: Is it for you?

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Cedar Park Neighbors is accepting application...

Cedar Park Neighbors is accepting applications for their 2018-2019 Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be students living within the stated boundaries of Cedar Park and be attending a regionally accredited post-secondary school in the fall. Click below to learn more!

    Scholarship Committee
    Established in 1988, the mission of the Cedar Park Neighbors Scholarship Committee is to recognize and encourage young adults living in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia who are committed to pursuing higher education and provide them with both mentorship and financial support to help them be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.
    http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org

3 days ago

4 days ago

Did your favorite West Philly location make t...

Did your favorite West Philly location make the list?

    30 Best Cheap Eats in Philadelphia
    Find out where to fill up for less in Philly with this cheap-eats guide. Here are 30 sure bets that range from local staples (hello, cheesesteak!) to global-inspired gems
    https://www.foodnetwork.com

4 days ago

Tomorrow at 6pm is the opening reception of M...

Tomorrow at 6pm is the opening reception of Motion Pictured, an exhibition of images and objects that personify the timeless activity of movement/motion in still visual art forms. The exhibit is exhibit co-hosted by @davinciartalliance to celebrate the anniversary of our film program's rebirth as @LightboxFilmCenter. From the perspective of traditionally static media (painting, printmaking, photography, and the like), the representation of movement has challenged artists throughout history. However, the birth of cinematography in the mid-19th Century marked a monumental turning point in how visual artists addressed movement in their work. For more info: http://bit.ly/MotionPictured RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/917036408502686/

    International House Philadelphia
    Tomorrow at 6pm is the opening reception of Motion Pictured, an exhibition of images and objects that personify the timeless activity of movement/motion in still visual art forms. The exhibit is...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

Free Summer Literacy Camp at the Dornsife Center from June 30th - Aug. 10th for children moving into grades 3-5. Please email Dr. Vera Lee at vjw25@drexel.edu OR Dr. MJ DeCarlo at mt623@drexel.edu for more information.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Anyone interested in getting involved with cl...

Anyone interested in getting involved with cleaning and other efforts can email volunteer@friendsofclarkpark.org or visit www.friendsofclarkpark.org. http://ucreview.com/friends-of-clark-park-enhances-beautification-initiatives-p7819-1.htm Clark Park

    Friends of Clark Park enhances beautification initiatives
    Volunteers are welcome to help with clean-ups and to spruce up the park's gardens and
    http://ucreview.com

4 days ago

3 new apartment building projects on agenda for tonight’s Spruce Hill Zoning meeting

...to ask questions or provide comments. The meeting will take place at the SCHA office (257 S. 45th St), beginning at 7 p.m...

• Apartment building at 4045 Baltimore (see rendering): Presentation and discussion of façade materials for use at this apartment complex under construction. This project was presented for the community last year and submitted for approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment at the end of 2017. 

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

4524 Walnut Street: Six additional apartment units and a day care center are being proposed at the site. This is an official RCO (Registered Community Organization) meeting for this project which was previously discussed twice by the committee.

...4312 Market Street: proposal for lot consolidation and construction of a 42-unit building. This project was discussed...

    3 new apartment building projects on agenda for tonight's Spruce Hill Zoning meeting
    The public is invited to attend tonight's Spruce Hill Community Association (SHCA) Zoning Committee meeting to learn more about new development projects in the area. Some of the projects on the agenda (see below) were presented at earlier meetings, and this is an opportunity for community members to
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

5 days ago

Check out what we have going on this week

Check out what we have going on this week

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

  • ZONING PERMIT

    FOR A LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE ONE (1) LOT (PARCEL "F") FROM TWO (2) ZONING LOTS (3948 PINE STREET & 3950 PINE STREET) EXISTING WITH ONE (1) OFFICE OF PROPERTY ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT (3948-50 PINE STREET). SIZE AND LOCATION OF CONSOLIDATED LOT AS SHOWN IN APPLICATION / PLAN; NO CHANGE IN STRUCTURE HEIGHT OR AREA THIS PERMIT.

    3948-50 PINE ST Issued May 15, 2018 Comment
  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ONE (1) TYPE 1 COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD , SUPPLY/EXHAUST DUCTWORK, AND EXHAUST FAN AS PER APPROVED PLANS. EXHAUST FAN LOCATION SHALL COMPLY WITH SECTION 506.3.12 OF THE 2009 IMC.

    3940 BALTIMORE AVE Issued May 15, 2018 Comment

May 18

International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sev...

International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sevin featured in Philadelphia Business Journal this week. Josh discusses what changes may be on the horizon.

    International House Philadelphia | News
    By Michelle Caffrey, Philadelphia Business Journal May 16, 2018 Monday was Josh Sevin's first day on the job as the new CEO of International House Philadelphia (IHP), a nonprofit organization in University City focused on housing more than 1,000 students from around the world in its 14-story building, where it also hosts film screenings, cultural celebrations and other community events.
    http://www.ihousephilly.org

May 18

Come sign up for our next Side-By-Side class ...

Come sign up for our next Side-By-Side class this summer, The Civic Spectrum: Engage. Lead. Empower. An opportunity to learn and engage with several different types of local civic leaders through a seminar style format.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Come sign up for our next Side-By-Side class this summer, The Civic Spectrum: Engage. Lead. Empower. An opportunity to learn and engage with several different types of local civic leaders through a...
    https://www.facebook.com

May 18

Showcasing the largest collection of sharks o...

Showcasing the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, Shark Awareness Weekend is included with admission and will focus on shark medical care, behaviors and the various species of sharks – all while raising money for sharks conservation and research. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/sharks-take-center-stage-at-nd-annual-shark-conservation-festival-this-mem-p7304-1.htm

    Sharks take center stage at 2nd Annual Shark Conservation Festival this Memorial Day weekend
    Everyone's favorite apex predator will be in the spotlight this Memorial holiday weekend, as Adventure Aquarium prepares to celebrate all things shark from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

May 18

The Couch or 5k II: A Benefit for Misfit Mano...

The Couch or 5k II: A Benefit for Misfit Manor and The Woodlands is back on Saturday, June 2nd! Register by Monday to get bottomless coffee and donuts, win fun prizes, and support two local non-profits.

    https://www.facebook.com

May 17

Hey! Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day! If you're ...

Hey! Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day! If you're biking in University City, stop by and say hello to our people outside the Penn Museum.

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
    Philadelphia's annual Bike To Work Day is May 19 - and we at the Bicycle Coalition are excited to lead in this year's ride with local bike commuters, city cyclists, and city leaders and show the world that Philly bikes! As usual, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will host several Energizer Stations around the city in the ...
    http://bicyclecoalition.org

May 17

International House Philadelphia shared Cross...

    Evergreen Classicals On Guitar || R. Prasanna classical jukebox
    Listen to Evergreen Classicals On Guitar songs by R. Prasanna. Click Here to share on Facebook : http://bit.ly/29KOSAM ................................................................................................................ 00:00 Gam Ganapathe 06:33 Endaro Mahanubhavulu 18:57 Eva Sudha 26:16 Thanthana 29:41 Vasudevayani 42:45 Theeratha Vilayattu 47:50 Kaliyuga Varadhan 52:04 Appadooruku (Javali) 55:49 English Note Album Name: Evergreen Classicals On Guitar Artist: R.
    https://www.youtube.com/

May 17

International House Philadelphia shared Mexic...

We were honored to partner with the Mexican Consulate and Mexican Cultural Center Philadelphia earlier this month. Lightbox Film Center screened a series of shorts entitled Morelia Gender and Sexual Diversity Program and we had a great turnout for the film and our reception. Here is the cultural center's photo album of all the amazing programming from Mexican Week 2018.

    Mexican Cultural Center Philadelphia
    From May 1st-7th, the Consulmex Filadelfia and the Mexican Cultural Center Philadelphia organized the sixth-annual #MexicanWeek in Philadelphia and its surroundings. During which a variety of events...
    https://www.facebook.com

May 17

University City District added 4 new photos.

Looking for a local CSA? Become a Greensgrow West Farm Share member this summer! Enjoy a convenient, diverse selection of locally grown produce and products from Greensgrow’s farmer partners and Philly’s favorite food artisans. They offer options including weekly or bi-weekly, small or large. All local produce, meat, artisan cheese, coffee, bread, medicinal herbs and more! Pick up occurs at University City Science Center's Innovation Plaza on Fridays from 11-1pm, plus 5 other locations around Philly. For more info go to www.greensgrow.org/summerfarmshare

    University City District
    University City District added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

May 17

The board will review the progress the Depart...

The board will review the progress the Department of Human Services has made with various reform initiatives. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/mayor-announces-new-dhs-oversight-board-p7305-1.htm

    Mayor Announces New DHS Oversight Board
    The board primarily provides oversight for the city's child welfare system.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

May 17

Read how the West Philadelphia branch of Migh...

Read how the West Philadelphia branch of Mighty Writers helped Tre Jenkins earn a full ride to Harvard, by Helen Ubiñas from philly.com.

    From bullies and shelters to Harvard on a full ride | Helen Ubiñas
    Well, the bullies got one thing right. They used to taunt Richard "Tre" Jenkins by calling him "Harvard," a dig at the bookworm whose smarts made him a constant target. And come September, that's where Jenkins will be - on a full ride. How you like him now, bullies?
    http://www.philly.com

May 17

Mark Twain in Germantown, the Philadelphia Ch...

Mark Twain in Germantown, the Philadelphia Children's Festival, International Museum Day, feminist flamenco and more in this week's Notes on Music. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/notes-on-music-p7301-95.htm The Arden Theatre Company Annenberg Center Live The Savoy Company, Pennsylvania Ballet

    Notes on Music ♫
    A roundup of musical and cultural events in Philadelphia this week.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

May 17

Get inspired by some of our "permanent reside...

Get inspired by some of our "permanent residents" like artist Jesse Wilcox Smith, and create a collaborative zine this Sunday with The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library during our Movers & Shakers Zine Workshop. Register here by Friday, May 18th: https://bit.ly/2rMzlKO

    Jessie Wilcox Smith & The Red Rose Girls
    As part of our Halloween celebrations this year we're focusing on some of the incredible women who are buried here at The Woodlands. Curio Theater Company is bringing to life the stories of five "Wicked Women of The Woodlands" by exploring what it meant to be an independent, courageous,
    http://woodlandsphila.org

May 17

It's common for people who abuse prescription...

It's common for people who abuse prescription drugs to take them from other people's medicine cabinets. A new Take Back Box gives University City residents the opportunity to properly dispose of old prescription drugs to prevent abuse. http://ucreview.com/prescription-drug-takeback-box-program-p7813-1.htm

    Prescription drug Take-Back Box program
    The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Health System are isntalling a takeback box on campus.
    http://ucreview.com

About

EveryBlock collects 20 types of news in Philadelphia — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 4005-4099 Chester Ave.

Upcoming events

Sun

Thu

View full calendar →

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

James Sutton Emily Levi Inderjeet Becca Khalil William Meter Rosie Blair Aramingo Business Improvement District Dawn Holloran Tina Wright

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address