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21 Ways to Help Philly Schools

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy
August 27, 2018

Philly schools start today. Do your part to make it the best year for students ever.

If you’re a parent of a Philadelphia school student, you’re probably reading this in the aftermath of the first day scramble. Hope it went well. If you’re not, well, congratulations on your bonus week of summer. But don’t get too comfy: Philly students need you.

We are in many ways on the upswing here, education-wise. That means we have a chance to really make a difference in learning and success for the thousands of young people who went back to school today or will in the coming days. You don’t need to be a teacher, or a parent, to affect the lives of Philly students. You just need to care about your city.

Here are some ideas to get you started…

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The Goldenberg Group Tops Off $199 Million Student Housing Development Near Temple University

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View II, designed by Niles Bolton Associates, will open in 2019 near Temple University in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia — The Goldenberg Group has topped off View II, a $199 million student housing development located near Temple University in Philadelphia.

Construction on the project began last fall. The 471,000-square-foot property will feature 984 beds within one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Community amenities will include a 24-hour concierge; a coffee bar; fitness center with rooms for fitness on-demand, yoga and spin; an outdoor rooftop terrace; a social activities area; a business center; study and conference areas; a package locker system; sky lounge; indoor bicycle storage and on-site resident parking, including dedicated car sharing spaces and electric charging spaces.

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View II at Temple University reaches milestone

By Natalie Kostelni
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2018

A topping off was marked for View II, a $199 million student housing development at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Goldenberg Group began work on the project last fall and it is expected to be completed by next summer.

The development involves two buildings totaling 471,000 square feet that will have a total of 984 beds in 368 units. One building will stand 18 stories and the second is 12 stories. View II will also have 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail, a restaurant and commercial space.

The project is rising at 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue on the site of the former John Wanamaker High School, which Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell bought in 2008 for $10.75 million. It is part of a two-phased master planned student housing community that the developer had envisioned on the parcel.

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Philly Free Streets: 42 photos from the car-free party on North Broad

By Danya Henninger
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Biking, walking, rollerblading, skateboarding, dancing, painting, playing and singing filled the thoroughfare.

The third annual Philly Free Streets is in the books as a big success.

North Broad Street was closed to car traffic on Saturday, Aug. 11, from City Hall up to Erie Avenue, and was filled instead with Philadelphians of all ages, from all parts of the city.

People strolled lazily, jogged briskly, held signs of protest, glided by on roller skates, whizzed through via bicycle and even came together for choreographed dances — but no matter what mode of transport they used, everyone shared the road.

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50 Tons Of Sand Land In North Philly For The Pop-Up Beach On North Broad

By Kelly Bucci
Friday, August 10, 2018

Skip the Jersey shore and head to this 1,500-square-foot man-made beach on North Broad Street instead for two weekends in August…

Enjoy relaxing on a sandy beach without the two-hour drive to the shore at The Beach on North Broad, a pop-up attraction that transforms the front lawn of Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center into a 1,500-square-foot beach.

The pop-up paradise, located on North Broad and Master streets, is free to visit and open to the public for two weekends in August, debuting during Philly Free Streets on Saturday.

Community development non-profit the North Broad Renaissance partnered with real estate development company The Goldenberg Group to create this summer installation that’s fun for all ages.

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‘Philly Free Streets’ returns this weekend

By Gray Hall
Friday, August 10, 2018

CENTER CITY (WPVI) — “Philly Free Streets” makes its return to the city on Saturday.

This is the third year for the outdoor event that promotes community and exercise.

Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. an eight mile, round-trip route, will be closed to all cars.

The public is invited to walk, bike and enjoy other actives from City Hall, several miles down to Butler Street in the heart of North Philadelphia.

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L’anima: Italian BYOB in South Philly from Melagrano duo

By Michael Klein
June 27, 2018

L’anima — “the soul” — is the third Italian BYOB restaurant for Rosemarie Tran and chef Gianluca Demontis, who own Center City’s Melograno and Bryn Mawr’s Fraschetta.

They’ve taken the never-before-occupied ground-floor space in Carpenter Square, at the corner of 17th and Carpenter Streets (215-595-2500).

Tran designed the interior, going with clear lines, fieldstone, and fluffy, whimsical light fixtures resembling sea anemones. Ribbon-cutting by the Goldenberg Group, the developers, will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.

L’anima’s theme is Roman seafood.

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Philadelphia’s 10 Largest Communities Under Development

By Tudor Scolca
June 5, 2018

From Center City to the suburbs, developers find rising demand for live-work-play environments. Luxury high-rises, student housing and creative redevelopments lead the list.

The Philadelphia multifamily market continues to present strong fundamentals in 2018, despite a rent growth of 1.9 percent, 60 basis points below the national average as of April. The metro is currently experiencing a construction boom, thanks to the strong influx of Millennials moving into the city. Since 2010, multifamily completions have steadily increased, reaching a peak in 2017, when roughly 5,000 rental units were delivered. This year development is unlikely to hit that high mark again, but with almost 9,000 units underway in the metro, construction activity will remain elevated.

The development pipeline in Philadelphia’s suburban submarkets has had a steadier increase over the cycle, while urban areas have relatively held steady for several years. This list highlights the 10 largest communities currently under development in the metro area, six of which are situated within the market’s core areas, while the remaining four are being built in the suburbs. Mixed-use projects are on the rise, with many entries on the list being incorporated into large live-work-play developments. All data for the piece was provided by Yardi Matrix.

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Parkside community gathers to celebrate success

By Bob Brooks
Saturday, June 02, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — People from the Parkside section of Philadelphia showed up on Saturday to mark a big anniversary.

The sun was shining on the 11th Annual Festival at ParkWest Town Center.

With all kinds of entertainment, games, food and pony rides, the festival was certainly a blast.

But most importantly, the purpose of the event was to celebrate a lot of successful hard work to change a neighborhood for the better.

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Urban oasis at 17th and Carpenter recently reaches fundraising goal

By Grace Maiorano
May 7, 2018

Phase two of Carpenter Green will break ground this summer with phase three scheduled for the fall

A lush oasis flourishing with sweetgums and sugar maples will soon blossom at the corner of 17th and Carpenter streets. Under a haven of canopy trees, children will gather at a water spring, cooling off and seeking serenity in the midst of dense urban space.

Nestled in the Graduate Hospital area, this eden of economic development and sustainability, known as Carpenter Green, is an ongoing brainchild of the South of South Neighborhood Association — or SOSNA — a nearly 20-year-old registered community organization, encompassing Broad Street to the Schuylkill River and South to Washington streets.

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