Friday, June 28, 2013

Four of the Crappiest Parts of Center City


                   Nowadays, development in Philadelphia seems to be focused heavily on neighborhoods and districts surrounding Center City. Its almost like there's an attitude that Center City is finished, nothing left to do. Well, as we all know, that is not the case. Here's four areas of Center City that are in desperate need of the right developer's touch. For the purposes of this list, I'm using the most strict definition of Center City: Vine to Pine, River to River.
                    Check it out at Philadelphia Magazine's Property Blog!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- June 25th

Eakins Oval Surface Parking Disaster Area

The Southeastern End of Eakins Oval

                How the fuck does a ROAD become an empty lot? Who thought this would ever be a good idea? This shitbag parking lot has infested Eakins Oval for almost 50 years and is finally in the process of being wiped the fuck out. To be fair, its not like this lot goes totally unused. Though it just parks cars for 99% of the time, its also the jumping off point for charity walks/marathons and serves as the meeting area for tours and shit. Also, the big events on the Parkway often put this ~460 foot long piece of asphalt to good use.
              Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- June 24th

William Welsh House

1122-24 Spruce Street

                 On the 1100 block of Spruce Street, a wide, stone-faced building stands out from its red brick neighbors. Like the old Lincoln Institute around the corner, this 156-year-old masterpiece constitutes yet another piece of relatively forgotten Native American history in Washington Square West.
                  Read more at the Hidden City Daily!