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Ah, the beginning of the New Year. Optimism abounds as the calendar flips, with resolutions and a new start promising endless possibilities for what lies ahead. This coming year, however, seems like an especially important one for our beloved city of Philadelphia for a variety of reasons, including today's inauguration

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Like everyone else on the internet, we'd like to take this opportunity to reflect on the ups and downs of the year that was, and look ahead at the year to come. From the continued construction push through changing market conditions to a surprise World Series run, 2022 was certainly

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Today we are wrapping up the inaugural Naked Philly's RACP Funding Top Ten Countdown, after giving you the 6th through 10th ranked RACP-funded projects in the city earlier this week. Our journey today finds us back at some very familiar places, so let's dive in.

5. River Trail and Marginal Wharf

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Every year, the Pennsylvania's Office of the Budget releases news about its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). RACP funds are issued by the state to help with the "acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects," perhaps more bluntly stated as "free development money." The

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For as long as we can remember, traveling on Washington Avenue has been like the wild west. Cars parked in the median, commercial deliveries double parking seemingly every other block, with cars speeding through intersections in hopes of catching the light. Washington Avenue isn't safe for drivers, pedestrians, or cyclists,

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2021 is in the books, and it was far from business as usual. Covid looked like it was going away, then not, then yes, now no. Streeteries never went away though, except in the areas where they've been arbitrarily declared illegal. The Eagles were terrible, then not so bad, then

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It's another day, and there's another downtown demolition in the works. A story in the Inquirer details that demolitions permits are in place for 730-32 Chestnut St., a pair of four-story buildings at the southeast corner of 8th & Chestnut. In place of these rather handsome edifices, developers are planning a

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We wandered through the desert for 40 years in 2020, and now it's finally 2021 and everything is great. Right?As is generally the case, our predictions in 2020 fell way short of the mark. No, the Eagles didn't barely lose in the NFL Championship Game whose name rhymes with Duper Coal,

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Like we told you a few months back, Washington Avenue is getting repaved in 2021. This is rather monumental, since the last paving will be legally able to buy cigarettes and lottery tickets when this repaving occurs, which is to say that Washington Avenue will be getting paved for the

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Washington Avenue is many things to many people. For contractors, it's a centrally located hub where they can pick up building materials and illegally park in the median with relatively little fear of getting a ticket. For the building supply companies that sell stuff to those contractors, it's a wide

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