15 min ago

"Just as generations before us have done, it’...

"Just as generations before us have done, it’s important that we also do our part." Great opinion piece from Evelina Bodon and Felicia Harris about getting involved within our communities.

    Most neighborhood volunteers are seniors. The time is now for millennials to get involved | Opinion
    These public spaces are gems and can be part of what makes living in a neighborhood so attractive; and they have only survived for so long because of the commitment of those few neighbors, many seniors, who are dedicated volunteers, advocates and members of friends of groups or recreation advisory councils.
    http://www.philly.com

35 min ago

Final day to see these five terrific exhibiti...

Final day to see these five terrific exhibitions - on view through 6pm tonight.

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Final day to see these five terrific exhibitions - on view through 6pm tonight.
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52 min ago

Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Al...

Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shown here contemplating the “magnificent desolation” of the Moon while setting up some experiments to study the lunar surface. Aldrin was born on this day in 1930. http://go.nasa.gov/1OVBz1c IMAGE: Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012) | Buzz Aldrin Deploys Apollo 11 Experiments | 1969 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shown here contemplating the "magnificent desolation" of the Moon while setting up some experiments to study the lunar surface. Aldrin was born on...
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1 hour ago

Check out the annual Philly Materials Science...

Check out the annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center on Feb. 3rd! This hands-on FREE event open to the general public introduces the field of materials science and engineering in a fun interactive way. Learn how materials impact your world.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out the annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center on Feb. 3rd! This hands-on FREE event open to the general public introduces the field of...
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2 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 15 new phot...

Happy Saturday! Market Open 10am-2pm! See You Soon! ✨👨‍🌾✨

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market, Philadelphia, PA. 2.8K likes. We are open, rain or shine or snow, every Saturday in the winter, 10am-2pm. Our market is great source of fresh, local food.
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4 hours ago

IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ...

IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From the delicate linework of Janet Towbin’s etchings to Lois Lane’s bold and graphic woodcut, there is sure to be something you love. Come in to see our full selection. For more information, contact The Gallery Store at gallerystore@printcenter.org, 215.735.6090 x2. Image: Janet Towbin, Swirls, 2005, Etching, 19 ¾” x 26 ¾” framed, Edition of 10. Regularly $550, in January this framed print is available for $495.

    The Print Center
    IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From the delicate...
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4 hours ago

The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist, ...

The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist, Dr. Jayatri Das tells her Science Story: “I remember the day that I was sitting at my computer and, suddenly, I found these patterns that I had been looking for, but they came out in a way that I never expected and realized that no one had ever seen before.” http://bit.ly/2FVxJos This video is part of The Franklin Institute’s Science Stories series. Tell us yours: http://bit.ly/tell-science-story #ScienceStories

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute's Chief Bioscientist, Dr. Jayatri Das tells her Science Story: "I remember the day that I was sitting at my computer and, suddenly, I found these patterns that I had been...
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11 hours ago

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  • A Costa Rican Field Study

    Ms. Jonas is asking for $3916.18:
    We need an incredible international experience in Costa Rica to complete our inquiry and interdisciplinary based projects.
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16 hours ago

Happening now: #BarnesYP goes Gothic Glam cel...

Happening now: #BarnesYP goes Gothic Glam celebrating #KieferRodin.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Happening now: #BarnesYP goes Gothic Glam celebrating #KieferRodin.
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18 hours ago

We’re more than halfway through early-bird sa...

We’re more than halfway through early-bird savings. Are you registered yet? Save 10 percent on every registration for our 2018 Race for the Cure by signing up online before January 31. Don’t delay, sign up now, form a team, get involved at http://bit.ly/2CiYkKO. Rates: $27 per adult/survivor and $13.50 per child PLUS receive a $5 ALDI USA coupon with registration, while supplies last. #RacePhilly18

    Susan G. Komen - Philadelphia
    We're more than halfway through early-bird savings. Are you registered yet? Save 10 percent on every registration for our 2018 Race for the Cure by signing up online before January 31. Don't delay,...
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19 hours ago

Bonaly Reviews is into this "Important medita...

Bonaly Reviews is into this "Important meditation on white culture and isolation". Come see The Sabbatical tonight! Or tomorrow!

    The Sabbatical- Bright Metal
    The Take Away Skilled Performances Simple, effective and cohesive design Important meditation on white culture and isolation In Our Pockets Cara A weird thing to take out of my pockets is that I am a member of a church that has an interim pastor right now, so the plot was strangely relevant to me....
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20 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

Feeling inspired by our newest exhibit, Woven Strands? Limited spots in our February 24 hair art workshop open up Monday, January 22 at 9am. Be ready—the last workshop sold out in four minutes!

    Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Karen Bachmann (February)
    Due to the popularity of the April workshop, a second date has been added! In support of our newest exhibition Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair...
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20 hours ago

"Orchid 1", oil on linen painting by Leo Robi...

"Orchid 1", oil on linen painting by Leo Robinson, included in our current exhibition "An Exemplar Model". https://ceruleanarts.com/products/leo-robinson-orchid-1

    Leo Robinson: Orchid 1
    Orchid 1, oil on linen painting by Leo Robinson. Included in the exhibition An Exemplar Model, January 5 - 27, 2018. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. H 20" x W 16"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

20 hours ago

“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, ...

“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, there is evidence that hitting performance is enhanced. Skilled university tennis players were found to hit with a 3.8% increase in groundstroke hitting velocity when they grunted.” http://bit.ly/2rjW1Fw

    What can science tell us about grunting in tennis?
    Grunting could be considered performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent ne of tennis' perennial debates has ignited early at this year's Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of grunting too loudly during her first-round loss to Australian Ashleigh Barty.
    https://www.theguardian.com

21 hours ago

We're honored to have our West Philadelphia S...

We're honored to have our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative included in this list from philly.com!

    6 inspiring city innovations from around the world - including one from Philly
    The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is a pioneering employer-based approach to workforce development works directly with institutional anchors in West Philadelphia such as Penn, CHOP, Drexel and other University City employers to tailor a job-training program that prepares local residents for high turnover jobs.
    http://www.philly.com

21 hours ago

"In 1996, Visit Philadelphia set out to prove...

"In 1996, Visit Philadelphia set out to prove the naysayers wrong. The words Philadelphia and fun do belong in the same sentence and people do want to come here. I am proud of the work that my staff and I have done, and I am happy to have made a difference for a city I love.” http://philadelphiafreepress.com/visit-philadelphia-founder-to-retire-this-year-p7089-1.htm Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

22 hours ago

"Sleep", plaster sculpture by Colleen O'Donne...

"Sleep", plaster sculpture by Colleen O'Donnell on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/colleen-odonnell-sleep

    Colleen O'Donnell: Sleep
    Sleep, plaster sculpture by Philadelphia artist Colleen O'Donnell. Included in the exhibition An Exemplar Model, January 5 - 27, 2018. Note: Sculpture will ship after end of exhibition. H 3" x W 14" x D 8"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

22 hours ago

Dear partner orgs! If you have an event that ...

Dear partner orgs! If you have an event that is community-oriented to share to our fairmountcdc.org/events calendar, send it our way. Listing through May.

    fairmount-cdc
    http://www.fairmountcdc.org

22 hours ago

Join the Penn Museum for their Annual Celebra...

Join the Penn Museum for their Annual Celebration of African Cultures next month! Local storytellers and artists lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the Museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries.

    Penn Museum - Celebration of African Cultures
    Explore amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and more at this world renowned museum.
    https://www.penn.museum

22 hours ago

The Rosenbach shared Free Library of Philadel...

Edward G Pettit, the manager of Public Programs at the Rosenbach, talking about our Frankenstein & Dracula exhibition, open until Feb 11.

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    What better place to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein than here at The Rosenbach?! Come see the exhibition through February 11!
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24 hours ago

Hey Philadelphia Eagles ... we play outside t...

Hey Philadelphia Eagles ... we play outside too. Good Luck from the Mann! 🎶 #FlyEaglesFly

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    Hey Philadelphia Eagles ... we play outside too. Good Luck from the Mann! 🎶 #FlyEaglesFly
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24 hours ago

Here's a quick guide to detours and closures ...

Here's a quick guide to detours and closures on the Parkway for tomorrow's Women's March on Philadelphia 2018 http://philadelphiafreepress.com/road-closures-parking-restrictions-and-septa-detours-for-tomorrows-women-p7088-1.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

24 hours ago

New from the blog:

New from the blog:

    These Sneakers Come with One Year Pass to Berlin Subway
    Via FastCoDesign: Very cool implementation of wearable design. These sneakers were designed by a collaboration with the Berlin transit authority and Adidas. The annual pass is worth $869 usually, but the shoes will be available for just $215 (only 500 of them though).
    https://www.thehacktory.org

24 hours ago

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - ...

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807) and Peter Kinzing (German, 1745–1816) | Obelisk clock with a Franklin movement | ca. 1785-1790 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    The Franklin Institute
    "Time is an herb that cures all Diseases." - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743-1807) and Peter Kinzing...
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25 hours ago

10 Surefire Ways to Foster Creativity in Your...

10 Surefire Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Children | AAA State of Play #learningthroughplay #playmatters #creativity #earlychildhood #education http://blog.aaastateofplay.com/2014/03/10-surefire-ways-to-foster-creativity.html

    10 Surefire Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Children
    (CREDIT: Photo by humbert15 (Flickr)) For children, creativity can be everything. As a parent, I always found it to be important to give my children the opportunity to be creative. To do that, sometimes it takes work on your part to inspire them.
    http://blog.aaastateofplay.com

25 hours ago

University City District shared People's Emer...

Welcome to the neighborhood!

    People's Emergency Center (PEC)
    New Business on Lancaster Ave! West Pets Philadelphia is an independently owned pet supply store with a self serve dog wash located at 4015 Lancaster Ave! They have supplies for small animals and...
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25 hours ago

Edgar Allan Poe was born #OTD in 1809. We hon...

Edgar Allan Poe was born #OTD in 1809. We honor him with a close-up of one of his famously macabre but surprisingly humorous tales--which you can see for yourself on view in FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA!

    Unwrapping Poe's Mummy
    When we think of Edgar Allan Poe, we think of his horror tales. His face is the icon of macabre fiction. And so when we see that he once wrote a tale about a mummy, we expect the full panoply of ...
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25 hours ago

"Cup and Pinecone" oil on panel painting by K...

"Cup and Pinecone" oil on panel painting by Kristin Balmer. Included in the exhibition "An Exemplar Model" on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/kristin-balmer-cup-and-pinecone

    Kristin Balmer: Cup and Pinecone
    Cup and Pinecone, oil on panel painting by Kristin Balmer. Included in the exhibition An Exemplar Model, January 5 - 27, 2018. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. H 12" x W 12"
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26 hours ago

There are still a few more spots left in this...

There are still a few more spots left in this SBS Course for community members. Hurry up and register before they're gone!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    There are still a few more spots left in this SBS Course for community members. Hurry up and register before they're gone!
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26 hours ago

Celebrate the Chinese New Year next Saturday ...

Celebrate the Chinese New Year next Saturday at The Penn Museum! This family-friendly day features traditional Chinese music and dance, contemporary Asian film, tangram workshops, tai chi and kung fu martial arts demonstrations, storytelling, calligraphy, family crafts, a Year of the Dog Photo Contest, and much more—closing with the grand finale drums and the roar of the lion dance and parade.

    Penn Museum - Chinese New Year Celebration
    Explore amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and more at this world renowned museum.
    https://www.penn.museum

26 hours ago

On sale now: WXPN welcomes The Decemberists w...

On sale now: WXPN welcomes The Decemberists with M.Ward on June 7th ✨

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    On sale now: WXPN welcomes The Decemberists with M.Ward on June 7th ✨
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26 hours ago

This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the...

This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the same year bootleg copies of NOSFERATU hit U.S. shores--and designed to accompany silent film. You can hear it for yourself on January 31 for our one-night-only screening of NOSFERATU with organ accompaniment! https://rosenbach.org/events/nosferatu/

    The Rosenbach
    This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the same year bootleg copies of NOSFERATU hit U.S. shores--and designed to accompany silent film. You can hear it for yourself on January 31 for our...
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26 hours ago

A historian, a literature scholar, a biologis...

A historian, a literature scholar, a biologist, and a bioethicist walk into a.... panel. Explore the reasons that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has had such a profound effect on our imaginations: https://rosenbach.org/events/in-conversation-with-the-rosenbach-its-alive/

    The Rosenbach
    A historian, a literature scholar, a biologist, and a bioethicist walk into a.... panel. Explore the reasons that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has had such a profound effect on our imaginations:...
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26 hours ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

Happy belated birthday to Councilman Derek Green's son Julian! We hope you had just as much fun yesterday as you did at Smith in this photo! #GiantWoodenSlide #smithplays #happybirthday

    Councilman Derek Green
    A very special young man is celebrating his birthday today. Happy Birthday to my son, Julian!
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27 hours ago

Big market for this big weekend here in the c...

Big market for this big weekend here in the city, over 20 farmers and food artisans on Walnut Street. Make local food part of the excitement for this Championship game. Read all about it here.

    Rittenhouse Farmers Market: Championship Weekend Farmers Market
    The Rittenhouse Farmers Market is open tomorrow, 10am-2pm.
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27 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared Main Line Paren...

Learn more about our Discovery Camp program and a wide variety of other local and regional youth camps at the 2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair this Sunday, January 21, 2018 at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2rnUP46

    2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair
    The first 150 people to register at familyfocus.org/campfair AND attend will receive free admission to The Franklin Institute for the day. The...
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27 hours ago

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted “The Card Pl...

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted “The Card Players” from 1890–1892. The one that hangs at the Barnes is the largest of several versions completed by the artist. Speaking to the might and strength inherent in Cézanne’s work, Dr. Barnes wrote: “The essential and fundamental effect of Cézanne’s form, in its best estate, is the quality of power, rendered in legitimate painting terms. Perhaps no other painter has so successfully made power the keynote of his design; not even Michelangelo…” Look for this monumental work in the main room of our Collection Gallery. 🎨 Paul Cézanne. The Card Players (Les Joueurs de cartes), 1890–1892

    The Barnes Foundation
    Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted "The Card Players" from 1890-1892. The one that hangs at the Barnes is the largest of several versions completed by the artist. Speaking to the might and strength...
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27 hours ago

Happy birthday, Cézanne! Paul Cézanne (1839-...

Happy birthday, Cézanne! Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted “The Card Players” from 1890–1892. The one that hangs at the Barnes is the largest of several versions completed by the artist. Speaking to the might and strength inherent in Cézanne’s work, Dr. Barnes wrote: “The essential and fundamental effect of Cézanne’s form, in its best estate, is the quality of power, rendered in legitimate painting terms. Perhaps no other painter has so successfully made power the keynote of his design; not even Michelangelo…” Look for this monumental work in the main room of our Collection Gallery. 🎨 Paul Cézanne. The Card Players (Les Joueurs de cartes), 1890–1892

    The Barnes Foundation
    Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted "The Card Players" from 1890-1892. The one that hangs at the Barnes is the largest of several versions completed by the artist. Speaking to the might and strength...
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28 hours ago

#9 - Opening Day: "Woven Strands: The Art of ...

#9 - Opening Day: "Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work" at the Mütter Museum! Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com counts down their weekly picks. Check out our new exhibition in Thomson Gallery - free with your admission to the museum!

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

29 hours ago

Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Isla...

Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Island, 2017 Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca, NY) combines text and image in his book In Most Tides An Island (Self Publish, Be Happy, 2017). The book explores two distinct subjects, one documentary, the other based in invention, which converge unexpectedly. Muellner’s work witnesses the lives of closeted gay men in provincial Russia, while also composing the gothic tale of a solitary woman on a remote tropical island. “Shot along Baltic, Caribbean and Black Sea coastlines, distant landscapes met at the rocky point of Alone,” says Muellner, “From that vista, they ask: what do intimacy and solitude mean in a radically alienated but hyper-connected world?” On view, two exhibitions: By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications and Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné through April 21, 2018. By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications is The Print Center's second exhibition dedicated to new photo publications and the artworks that inspired them. The exhibition includes books and artworks by Saleem Ahmed, Tim Carpenter, Julianna Foster, Nicholas Muellner and Public Collectors. http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/

    The Print Center
    Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Island, 2017 Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca, NY) combines text and image in his book In Most Tides An Island (Self Publish, Be Happy, 2017). The book explores two...
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35 hours ago

Discover what our Science After Hours team is...

Discover what our Science After Hours team is most excited for this coming Tuesday's Party Like a Rock Star event. http://bit.ly/2FPQvxv Limited tickets are still available. Join us for some hard rocking science fun on January 23, 2018: http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    How to Party Like a Rock Star: Insider Tips from our Science After Hours Team
    We asked our Museum Programs team for a sneak peek at some of the cool things we can expect from the upcoming Science After Hours: Party Like a Rock Star event here at The Franklin Institute. Hiya! I'm Cat, and I'm the Assistant Director of Program Initiatives at the Franklin Institute.
    https://www.fi.edu

35 hours ago

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41 hours ago

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land dispo...

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land disposition process in Philadelphia. It's available online now and tomorrow in print. The full text is below so everyone can read it: "Stories about development of City-owned property might give the impression that it’s only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that City-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District. For a long time, there were problems with the process, but recent changes have led to significant improvements. In order to see clearly how far we’ve come, it’s helpful to understand where we started. When I was elected to City Council in 2011, the City had a convoluted land disposition process that had been around for years, the legacy of a long-shrinking city. It was a process I inherited, but I did my best to work within that process to fight for my vision for the Second District. Specifically, I have supported the development of vacant lots to reduce blight, generate economic activity, and grow the city tax base. At the same time, I have looked for opportunities to promote housing affordability as land values skyrocketed in neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze. My concern then and now has been: How do we promote growth and opportunity in the Second District while protecting long-term residents from displacement? For that reason, my consistent, stated mission has always been to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. If a reputable organization or individual approaches the City with a request to purchase City-owned land to develop affordable housing, I have been inclined to support it when asked. Unfortunately, under the system that I inherited, there were not enough safeguards in place to make sure that promises of affordable housing were delivered. A bad actor had too much opportunity to game the system in the interest of turning a profit. It was a citywide problem that went unresolved for too long. Fortunately, that old system is in the past. The reformed process for selling City-owned property goes through the Land Bank, an initiative I supported and voted for in Council. With the Land Bank, anyone can express interest in a City-owned lot online. Land Bank policy requires competitive bidding for most city-owned land. If there are no competing bids, the price is generally set by an independent appraisal. The Land Bank also vets potential recipients of City-owned land and their proposals. The Land Bank scores and selects bids to develop below-market-rate housing according to standardized, publicly available criteria. It requires a binding development agreement, a restrictive covenant on the deed, eligibility screening of potential buyers, and other safeguards that are stringent and clearly enforceable. I have invested deeply in the Land Bank’s success. I was the second councilmember to transfer the vast majority (75%) of my district’s vacant city-owned lots to the Land Bank. The Land Bank’s RFP process has already led to two workforce housing projects in Point Breeze. In September 2017, the Land Bank finally got its first permanent executive director and general counsel, and they are already working hard for the Second District with my support. Very soon, they will be issuing a new workforce housing RFP for Point Breeze and listing 33 city-owned lots for competitive bid. This is how land disposition works in the Second District. It’s the transparent, equitable, open land-use policy that Philadelphia deserves. And it has helped us strike the balance between market rate and affordable housing that I believe is critical to our growth. I believe my job is to serve all of my constituents, and that is what I’ll do as long as I have the privilege of representing the Second District in City Council."

    A sensible path for development in Philadelphia | Kenyatta Johnson
    Stories about development of city-owned property might give the impression that it's only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that city-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District.
    http://www.philly.com

41 hours ago

Our latest post comes from guest blogger and ...

Our latest post comes from guest blogger and photographer, Terrance Snap Shot Anderson, about his experience at last month's community event at Hatfield House.

    Hatfield House: Let the neighborhood speak - Fairmount Park Conservancy
    On December 8, 2017, artists, community leaders, and neighbors came together at the Hatfield House, located at 33rd and Girard, to have a much needed Q&A about the Strawberry Mansion community and the many changes that have been occurring in the area.
    https://myphillypark.org

42 hours ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared E.M. Stant...

    E.M. Stanton Elementary School
    Today at Stanton Dr. Hite and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson handed out awards to kindergarten students with perfect attendance and encouraged families to register students for Kindergarten for the...
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