October 5: Compare neighborhood prices per square foot | PPA’s other scandal | Bye Tin Angel

Curbed shares a roundup of neighborhood real estate prices per square foot for “move-in ready” properties by NeighborhoodX. Center City West’s price range reached up to $1,301 per square foot while Kensington topped out at $171 per square foot.

Ori Feibush hasn’t given up on 1245 Point Breeze Ave yet, where Feibush sought a zoning bonus for including a fresh food business. That plan was scuttled but Passyunk Post and Metro report that a South Philadelphia HOMES meeting last week found a split response to a revised proposal.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s sexual harassment scandal isn’t its only shame. Columnist Solomon Jones argues the worst scandal is the PPA’s decreased contributions to the Philadelphia School District, which it is required to make by law. Even as PPA has sought parking rate hikes, it has diminished its funds to the district. “Not only has the PPA failed to provide the promised revenue to the schools; nobody seems to know how much the PPA should really be paying.”

The Tin Angel is closing in Old City, reports Michael Klein. The building the music club shares with Serrano has a buyer after more than a year on the market. The current owner, Donal McCoy, says he’d like to revive the name and club elsewhere but for now expect it to close in the new year.

Is anyone actually bowling alone? Richard Florida examines a study of the time use patterns of urbanites and suburbanites and shares some striking similarities when it comes to socializing and commuting.

Don’t forget: Design Philadelphia kicks off tonight and continues through October 16th. See the full schedule here.

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