2 hours ago

JenTracy1203 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

11 hours ago

Your Guide: Wawa Welcome America!

Join Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program and Philadelphia STYLE Magazine at the newly restored 'Our Flag Unfurled' mural at 500 North Columbus Boulevard.

    Your Guide: Wawa Welcome America!
    The 4th of July is quickly approaching and that means the Wawa Welcome America! Festival -- 8 days of fun and festivities -- is about to kick off! Here's your day-by-day guide to all the events happening during the patriotic celebration. June 27 Free Museum day at the Ben Franklin Museum: 9 a.m.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

12 hours ago

With Rail Park on the Way, 990 Spring Garden Gets Renovated

The building at 990 Spring Garden St. was built almost ninety years ago, initially functioning as a warehouse for the Philadelphia Wholesale...

    With Rail Park on the Way, 990 Spring Garden Gets Renovated
    The building at 990 Spring Garden St. was built almost ninety years ago, initially functioning as a warehouse for the Philadelphia Wholesale Drug Company. In its last incarnation, the interior of the building was chopped up into a collection of small office spaces, though the outside maintained a certain gravitas that we've always appreciated.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

14 hours ago

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

4. 600-24 N. 5th St., residential project with 43 townhomes. Zoned: ICMX. 53 off-street parking spaces. Site area is...

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1:00 pm | One Parkway Building | 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029

1. Philadelphia University Master Plan, Henry Ave. and School House Ln. Rezoning of the campus to a SP-INS district. Site area is approximately 101 acres...

3. 2990 Holme Ave., Immaculate Mary Center. Zoned: RSA-2. Site area is 254,777 SF and proposal is for an addition to the personal care home. Architect: John W. Baumgarten Architect. Attorney: David Gest, Ballard Spahr. Presented by Alex Smith.

5. 2621-67 Frankford Ave., Zoned: I-2. Residential mixed-use project with 178 residential units, 20,000 square feet...

    Civic Design Review Committee Meeting
    TENTATIVE AGENDA 1. Philadelphia University Master Plan , Henry Ave. and School House Ln. Rezoning of the campus to a SP-INS district. Site area is approximately 101 acres, all uses are university related. Owner: Philadelphia University. Architect: Derck & Edson. Attorney: William Martin, Fox Rothschild. Presented by Matt Wysong. 2.
    http://planphilly.com

15 hours ago

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association Zoning Meeting

Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount)

Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount)

(6:30) 804 N. Front St. – RM1 – Ron Patterson – A proposal to relocate lot lines – 105 & 109 Brown remaining single-famly dwellings – each home gets larger rear yards

(6:30) 804 N. Front St. – RM1 – Ron Patterson – A proposal to relocate lot lines – 105 & 109 Brown remaining single-famly dwellings – each home gets larger rear yards

(7:10) 600 N. 5th St. – ICMX – Herc Grigos – A return visit with a proposal for 43 townhomes with 52 parking spaces.

(7:40) 1100 N. Front St. – CMX3 – Steve Maffei – A proposal for a restaurant as part of a larger building (special exception)

    Northern Liberties Neighbors Association Zoning Meeting
    Zoning Agenda - Mon, June 27 Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount) As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. Please note 6:30 start time. Monday, June 27, 2016 (6:30) 804 N. Front St.
    http://planphilly.com

26 hours ago

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37 hours ago

Soundgarden Hall evicted for unpaid debt

Soundgarden Hall, which has been hosting electronic dance-music shows at 520 N. Columbus Blvd. near Spring Garden Streets since 2012, owes approximately $35,104.07, according to court documents.

    Soundgarden Hall evicted for unpaid debt
    An Old City live-music venue is being evicted for failure to pay off its debts, according to court documents. Soundgarden Hall, which has been hosting electronic dance-music shows at 520 N. Columbus Blvd. near Spring Garden Streets since 2012, owes approximately $35,104.07, according to court documents.
    http://www.philly.com

43 hours ago

North Chinatown will get Mural Arts' first ever regularly changing set of murals

Right now, there are two completed murals, one at 10th and Buttonwood by Matt Moore, and another around the corner on Ridge Avenue by Kid Hazo. Four more murals are forthcoming next month around the same block.

    Changing murals for a changing cityscape in North Chinatown [photos]
    There is a tight cluster of blocks filled with post-industrial buildings in North Chinatown, sandwiched between Spring Garden Street and the old railroad viaduct that will soon be developed into an elevated green space. Developer Craig Grossman calls it the Spring Arts District. His company, Arts + Crafts Holdings, has been snapping up buildings there.
    http://www.newsworks.org

43 hours ago

Night Market Philadelphia Hits Callowhill And The Reading Viaduct Tonight

At 13th and Nectarine streets, Yakitori Boy, Chinatown’s popular karaoke bar, is set to invite those of all singing levels to take part in free sidewalk karaoke.

At the main stage at 11th and Noble streets, a number of local musicians and bands will perform for diners and drinkers. Guests can look forward to live music from Minka, Joie Kathos, the Rock to the Future house band and more.

Cycling is another popular mode of transportation, with bike lanes along 13th and Spring Garden. Those who don’t own their own bike can rent one via Indego, the city’s bike share system. There is a convenient docking station right at Broad and Spring Garden streets.

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The festival takes over much of the Callowhill neighborhood — from Spring Garden to Callowhill streets on 11th, 12th and 13th streets — with the epicenter at 12th and Callowhill streets.

Cycling is another popular mode of transportation, with bike lanes along 13th and Spring Garden. Those who don’t own their own bike can rent one via Indego, the city’s bike share system. There is a convenient docking station right at Broad and Spring Garden streets.

    Night Market Philadelphia Hits Callowhill And The Reading Viaduct Tonight
    Hey, food truck fans! Night Market returns with a showing of awesome food and drink vendors (and some live music, too!) tonight, June 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. The festival takes over much of the Callowhill neighborhood - from Spring Garden to Callowhill streets on 11th, 12th and 13th streets - with the epicenter at 12th and Callowhill streets.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

43 hours ago

Mural Arts Launches First-Ever Revolving Art Gallery in Callowhill

Matt Moore created this untitled mural at 448 N. 10th Street, next door to the PHS pop-up beer garden at the foot of the proposed Reading Viaduct Rail Park.Mural Arts

    A revolving outdoor art gallery is coming to Callowhill
    The Mural Arts program and the development company Arts + Crafts Holdings have announced the launch of a revolving outdoor gallery in the Spring Arts District in Callowhill. It's the first-ever for the city and the arts program.
    http://philly.curbed.com

47 hours ago

Changing murals for a changing cityscape in North Chinatown (photos)

Right now, there are two completed murals, one at 10th and Buttonwood by Matt Moore, and another around the corner on Ridge Avenue by Kid Hazo. Four more murals are forthcoming next month around the same block.

    Changing murals for a changing cityscape in North Chinatown [photos]
    There is a tight cluster of blocks filled with post-industrial buildings in North Chinatown, sandwiched between Spring Garden Street and the old railroad viaduct that will soon be developed into an elevated green space. Developer Craig Grossman calls it the Spring Arts District. His company, Arts + Crafts Holdings, has been snapping up buildings there.
    http://www.newsworks.org

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Local Lens: Looking Back on Orlando

  I experienced this on a Septa bus recently when a passenger, a male, lashed out at me as I pulled the cord for my bus stop. Perhaps I glanced at him too long when I boarded the bus at Front and Girard, but is this any reason to get upset?

    Local Lens: Looking Back on Orlando - Spirit News
    It's hard to know what you or I would do if confronted with a gunman in a crowded nightclub. Any decision about where to run or hide would be a complete game of chance. Predicting the trail of a killer, where he will turn and shoot next, would be impossible to gage, so in the ...
    http://spiritnews.org

2 days ago

Zoning Agenda – Mon, June 27

Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount)

Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount)

(6:30) 804 N. Front St. – RM1 – Ron Patterson – A proposal to relocate lot lines – 105 & 109 Brown remaining single-famly dwellings – each home gets larger rear yards

(6:30) 804 N. Front St. – RM1 – Ron Patterson – A proposal to relocate lot lines – 105 & 109 Brown remaining single-famly dwellings – each home gets larger rear yards

(7:10) 600 N. 5th St. – ICMX – Herc Grigos – A return visit with a proposal for 43 townhomes with 52 parking spaces.

(7:40) 1100 N. Front St. – CMX3 – Steve Maffei – A proposal for a restaurant as part of a larger building (special exception)

    Zoning Agenda - Mon, June 27
    Zoning Motions are approved by the Board at the following month's board meeting, which is held the first Monday of the month. To review past zoning meeting minutes and approved motions find the applicable NLNA Board Meeting Minutes by clicking here: Board Meeting Minutes. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N.
    http://www.nlna.org

3 days ago

Trinity Tuesday: Let There Be Light in Northern Liberties

1003 N Orianna St., Unit A, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

    Trinity Tuesday: Let There Be Light in Northern Liberties - Property
    This trinity's corner location gives it twice as many windows as a typical trinity, the better to show off the exposed-brick walls and wood-beam ceiling that give it a funky charm. You'll be as snug as a bug in a rug in this charming trinity in the heart of Northern Liberties.
    http://www.phillymag.com

3 days ago

Check Out the Addition at 2nd & Green

If you've passed by 2nd & Green lately, you've surely noticed that two extra stories have appeared atop the building on the northwest corner. We actually covered this building once before several years ago, when Novacare Rehabilitation was planning to open a location on the first floor.

    Check Out the Addition at 2nd & Green
    If you've passed by 2nd & Green lately, you've surely noticed that two extra stories have appeared atop the building on the northwest corner.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Awesome ‘Floating Wire’ Installation on Spring Garden by Artist, REED

And yesterday, I was more than excited to stumble on yet another one of his pieces at 3rd and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties.

    Awesome 'Floating Wire' Installation on Spring Garden by Artist, REED
    You may remember when Balitmore-based artist, REED, recently installed all around Philly... I spotted his Wild Flower Swing on North Broad street a couple of weeks ago. And yesterday, I was more than excited to stumble on yet another one of his pieces at 3rd and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties.
    http://streetsdept.com

4 days ago

From 'Main Street Modernism' to common fabric: 19 sites considered for historic designation

...the City Planning Commission has advanced a nomination for the combined set of buildings along Fairmount Avenue just east of Delaware Avenue, calling them a “rare surviving example” of early Philadelphia waterfront housing. The set dates from...

1132-40 N. FRONT ST, DOUGHERTY BONDED WAREHOUSE

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4046-4048 Chestnut, next to 4050 Chestnut

4046-4048 Chestnut, next to 4050 Chestnut

2007-13 N. 2ND STREET: COLUMBIA SINGING SOCIETY

Robinson store, 1020-24 Market St.

150 N. 6th Street

    From 'Main Street Modernism' to common fabric: 19 sites considered for historic designation
    A cluster of social and civic buildings were individually nominated for historic designation, including a closed Catholic church, the hall of a German singing society, a mansion turned Y, and a former firehouse. Despite the city's rich German-American history, very few sites commemorating this past are listed in the Philadelphia Register.
    http://planphilly.com

4 days ago

Our Flag Unfurled Mural Dedication

Kick off the Wawa Welcome America festival by joining Mural Arts and Philadelphia STYLE Magazine at the dedication of Meg Saligman’s newly restored mural, Our Flag Unfurled, at 500 North Columbus Boulevard, at the corner of Noble Street.

    Our Flag Unfurled Mural Dedication
    Kick off the Wawa Welcome America festival by joining Mural Arts and Philadelphia STYLE Magazine at the dedication of Meg Saligman's newly restored mural, Our Flag Unfurled, at 500 North Columbus Boulevard, at the corner of Noble Street.
    http://planphilly.com

4 days ago

Wahlburgers is Close to Opening in Northern Liberties

...in anticipation of its July, week-two opening on the ground floor of the Rialto, 1033 North 2nd Street...

    Wahlburgers is Close to Opening in Northern Liberties
    Its been two years since burger bros Mark, Donnie, and Paul Walhburg announced their plans to open in the Philly metro area. Finally, there's some new life in the A&E reality show star's expansion process: a job fair happening all day today at The Schmidt's Common's ( formerly The Piazza at Schmidt's) Tendenza, from 10 a.m.
    http://philly.eater.com

4 days ago

Philly's public pools open this week

N. Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123)

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Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)

Samuel (3459 Gaul St., 19134)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134)

Feltonville (231-37 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120)

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)

Mander (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121)

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119)

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)

Christy (728 S. 55th St., 19143)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

McVeigh (400-64 E. Ontario St., 19134)

Lonnie Young (1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145)

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137)

Ziehler (200-64 E. Olney Ave., 19120)

Hunting Park (900 W. Hunting Park Ave., 19140)

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Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Penrose (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

* Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

* Sayre (5835 Spruce St., 19139)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122)

Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)

39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)

Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)

Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)

Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

Tustin (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

Piccoli (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124)

Shuler (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139)

Lederer (1219-25 E. Montgomery Ave., 19125)

12th and Cambria (2901 N. 12th St., 19133)

12th and Cambria (2901 N. 12th St., 19133)

Cherashore (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120)

Belfield (2100 W. Chew Ave., 19138)

CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St. , 19146)

    Philly's public pools open this week
    It's the first day of astronomical summer, the temperature is heating up and, just in time, Philadelphia's public pools are about to open. The city's 70 free public pools - the most per-capita of any city in the country - start to open on Wednesday. All of the pools will open by July 1.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

10 Must-Try New Sandwiches in Philly

501 N. 13th St.; 215-238-1818

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1234 Locust St.; 215-546-2220

1823 E. Passyunk Ave.; 215-468-7865

243 Chestnut St.; 267-273-0688

743 S. Fourth St.; 215-278-2736

112 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0123

200 Market St.; 215-625-4566

1703 S. 11th St.; 215-694-3797

114 S. 12th St.; 267-639-5606

    10 Must-Try New Sandwiches in Philly
    In a sandwich mecca like Philly, it's sometimes hard to get past the classics. We've got stellar cheesesteaks, provolone- and greens-stuffed roast pork and endless hoagies - who has room for new lunchtime contenders? Turns out, we do. From seasonal veggies to more than a few iterations of ...
    https://www.zagat.com

Jun 18

Ephemeroh is KILLING It!

LOVING all the new Ephemeroh work popping up ALL over town… These new wheatpastes were found at 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties and 8th and Spring Garden in the Spring Garden neighborhood.

LOVING all the new Ephemeroh work popping up ALL over town… These new wheatpastes were found at 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties and 8th and Spring Garden in the Spring Garden neighborhood.

    Ephemeroh is KILLING It!
    LOVING all the new Ephemeroh work popping up ALL over town... These new wheatpastes were found at 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties and 8th and Spring Garden in the Spring Garden neighborhood. Check out some more of Ephemeroh's recent work HERE!
    http://streetsdept.com

Jun 18

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Jun 17

2 teens on bike hurt in hit-run on North Broad Street

Provided with a description of the car, police found the Lexus, with front end damage consistent with the crash, on the 1300 block of Ridge Avenue, Small said. The driver and a female passenger were still in the car and taken to Police Headquarters to be questioned.

    2 teens on bike hurt in hit-run on North Broad Street
    Two teens on the same bicycle were injured, one critically, early Friday when they were hit by a car that left the scene on North Broad Street in Spring Garden, police said. The car, a red Lexus roadster, was found a short time later and the driver was taken into custody.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 17

Teen bicyclists hurt, one critically, after hit-and-run crash in Spring Garden

Minutes later, police located both the car and driver nearby, at Ridge Avenue and Wallace Street. The car had significant front-end damage.

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It happened before 2 a.m. Friday on North Broad Street near Wallace Street in Spring Garden.

Police tell Action News five or six boys were riding their bicycles southbound in the northbound lanes in the 600 block of North Broad Street.

    Teen bicyclists hurt after hit-and-run crash in Spring Garden
    Philadelphia Police say drunk driving is suspected after a hit-and-run crash that left two teenage bicyclists hospitalized and a driver in custody. It happened before 2 a.m. Friday on North Broad Street near Wallace Street in Spring Garden.
    http://6abc.com

Jun 17

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Jun 16

Wahlburgers to hold Philadelphia job fair

The job fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 20 at the Tendenza at 969 North 2nd Street.

Wahlburgers will officially open its first location in Philadelphia during the second week of July on the ground level of the Rialto at the Piazza at 1033 North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties.

    Wahlburgers to hold Philadelphia job fair
    Wahlburgers, the burger restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and his brothers, actor Mark and singer Donnie, will be holding a job fair next week for its new Philadelphia location.
    http://6abc.com

Jun 16

Top New Spots For Outdoor Eats And Drinks In Philly

10th and Hamilton streets

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Heffe Tacos, 1431 Frankford Avenue

Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard

Assembly, 1875 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Root Restaurant, 1206 Frankford Avenue

Martha, 2113 E. York Street

The Little Lion, 243 Chestnut Street

Clarkville, 4301 Baltimore Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue,

Later this summer, a tropical-inspired bar will open up at the corner of 13th and Drury streets — Tiki. Modeled after a tiki bar, the bar/restaurant will serve plenty of fruity cocktails, light bites and offer city views from its second story roof deck.

Where:Tiki, 102 S. 13th Street

1717 Arch Street

    Top New Spots For Outdoor Eats And Drinks In Philly
    PHOTO BY ROB CARDILLO FOR PHS Looking for a spot to drink and dine outdoors? Consult our list of new spots in Philly to hang alfresco with a glass or fork in hand. Summer should be spent outdoors in Philadelphia, ideally with food and drink at hand.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Jun 16

My Top Five: Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Philly

1253 North Front Street, Fishtown

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2331 East Cumberland Street, Kensington

2401 East Norris Street, Fishtown

1401 South 12th Street, South Philly 

1938 South Chadwick Street, South Philly 

    My Top Five: Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Philly
    Erin Jaskiewicz of Philly Vegans spills on her absolute favorite places to go for a vegan meal in Philly. Vegan friends, rejoice: Just in time for the weekend, Erin Jaskiewicz, one half of the duo behind the drool-inducing Philly Vegans Instagram, is dishing on her favorite vegan restaurants around town.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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