Inside Hotel Monaco | José Almiñana | Kensington Blues | John H. McClatchy building | PennPraxis at 10

Take a sneak peek into the new Hotel Monaco at 5th and Chestnut with the Business Journal. Kimpton has reclaimed the historic but neglected Lafayette building and should be finished building out Hotel Monaco this fall.

Meet José M. Almiñana, a landscape architect with Andropogon and member of the Philadelphia Art Commission. PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco cruised some Andropogon design projects with Almiñana, from the Kroc Center to Lubert Plaza at Jefferson, and discussed the landscape perspective he brings to the Art Commission.

Kensington Blues reveals a heavy, but human picture of addiction and life on Kensington Avenue. The website is a project of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge, featuring street portraits of people – mostly women – he meets on and around Kensington Avenue, alongside their personal stories of addiction, prostitution, homelessness, and often the desire to clean up.

Curbed Philly visits Upper Darby’s John H. McClatchy Building and shares a photo essay of the exuberantly embellished historic building at the 69th Street transit hub.

PennPraxis is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In an Inquirer opinion piece today PennPraxis Executive Director Harris Steinberg reflects on Philadelphia’s progressive planning sea change and PennPraxis’ contributions to this shift over the last decade. On Saturday, join PennPraxis for a forward-looking discussion about what the next 10 years should hold.

The Buzz is Eyes on the Street’s morning news digest. Have a tip? Send it along.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal