Lunchtime Quick Hits

Steve Wynn puts his chips down in the game to win the city’s second casino license; FaƧadectomies, New York-style; gentrification claims a piece of a Francisville pocket park, and the neighbors are upset; and a (relatively) New Philadelphian journalist wonders out loud whether his fellow outsiders will deign to get their hands dirty shaking up the city’s politics:

Steve Wynn proposes riverfront casino in Fishtown (The Philadelphia Inquirer|Philly.com)
Francisville fears loss of garden as gentrification creeps (Philadelphia Daily News|Philly.com)
The Brownstone Revisionists (The New York Times)
What Will It Take for New Philadelphians to Clean Up City Hall? (Philadelphia)