August: Comings & Goings

Peace Park Settles Disputes with Housing AuthorityNorth Philly Peace Park, a community garden and activity space in the Sharswood neighborhood, announced an agreement with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to remain at 22nd and Jefferson streets.  A Facebook post from July 4 states that the park “has achieved a long-term, multi-decade lease from the Philadelphia Housing

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A diverse makerspace is priced out of University City

Illustration by Mike L. Perry The Unmaking of DM+D by Alex Vuocolo For the Department of Making + Doing (DM+D), a collaborative makerspace situated on the western edge of University City, location is a blessing and curse.   Michael Darfler, program manager at the space, says that DM+D owes much of its success to its

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The Return of the Parklet: Mini-parks to open throughout Philly this summer

University City District reopened its parklet last week on 43rd Street. | Image via universitycity.orgSomewhere between a green city and a crowded city lives a unique creature—the parklet. Born in New York City and raised from the idea that even the country’s most populous urban centers can support green spaces, parklets are popping up in

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