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IG OF THE DAY (JUN. 23, 2016)

In Mt. Airy, It Takes A Village To Keep The Village [PHOTO ESSAY]

A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/everyzip/zip-photo-essay-in-mt-airy-it-takes-a-village-to-keep-the-village-19119/#sthash.Q360f7DJ.dpuf
A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). (©2016, Bastiaan Slabbers)

When we moved from the Netherlands to Philadelphia six years ago, my wife and I first landed in Fishtown. It’s a nice neighborhood if you are young, but for us, eventually, Mt. Airy in Northwest Philly beckoned.
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Implosion Blumberg High-rise in Philadelphia, PA

To make place for construction of 57 new rental units Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) demolished two of the three high-rises in the Sharswood neighborhood, on the morning of March 19, 2016. Check the story by Aaron Mosselle on WHYY’s NewsWorks for more details and a video of the implosion: “PHA demolishes Norman Blumberg high-rise towers in Sharswood” http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/92075-pha-demolishes-norman-blumberg-high-rise-towers-in-sharswood-video?linktype=hp_impact ((Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks))
Click image for gallery with 29 images — To make place for construction of 57 new rental units Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) demolished two of the three high-rises in the Sharswood neighborhood, on the morning of March 19, 2016. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

To make place for construction of 57 new rental units Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) demolished two of the three high-rises in the Sharswood neighborhood, on the morning of March 19, 2016.

Check the story by Aaron Mosselle on WHYY’s NewsWorks for more details of the implosion: “PHA demolishes Norman Blumberg high-rise towers in Sharswood”