11 hours ago

The city sought advice on the Rizzo statue; Philadelphians suggested replacing it w/ Harambe or Joel Embiid

• I'm sure someone at 2nd and Shunk will be willing to host it out front of their house next to the Virgin Mary.

...the hook for $50mil after the PPD backed out of their plan to move to 4601 Market St.

    Top 100 submissions on what to do with the Rizzo statue
    When the long-simmering controversy over the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo reached the screaming phase this summer, city officials invited the public to offer suggestions for the monument's future. Over the course of three weeks - late August to September 15 - more than 3,600 submissions were received online.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

11 hours ago

Chestnut Street bridge is in the middle of a $103M renovation that'll close it down for a year starting in 2019

8/24 PIDC is offering RFQ for 4601 Market Street

150 N. 6th Street

    Major rehab of Chestnut Street Bridge will close it for a year next summer, PennDOT says
    Construction over the Schuylkill River is never an easy process for Philadelphia. And now, the bridges in Center City that have gone without repair for decades are finally getting a long overdue facelift. PennDOT held a community meeting on Wednesday at Greenfield Elementary to discuss the ongoing rehabilitation of the Chestnut Street Bridge and surrounding roads.
    http://planphilly.com

35 hours ago

The Quaker warehouse renovation would have had a diverse and localized construction crew

...and the developer, Post Bros., specifically for the conversion of the massive Quaker warehouse and Ninth and Poplar. Post’s owners, Matt and Mike Pestronk, pledged that 50 percent of the construction crew...

...as Girard Avenue. But with the construction of Temple University’s new athletic facility at Broad and Girard, Center City and lower North Philadelphia are about to merge into a single mega-neighborhood...

    Trade union politics derail N. Philadelphia apartment proposal
    Nearly two-thirds of Philadelphia's residents are nonwhite and 53 percent are women, but you wouldn't know it from a visit to a city construction site. Despite decades of official hand-wringing over the lack of diversity in city trade unions, it's still mostly white men who rivet the steel, pour the concrete, and install the shiny glass facades on our new buildings.
    http://www.philly.com

43 hours ago

Why affordable housing is hard to find — and develop — in Philadelphia

...Kensington Community Development Corporation, the project’s developers, received 600 applications for 51 apartments at Front and Somerset, and announced it would hold a lottery for prospective residents. Yet as of late summer...

Project HOME’s 2415 N. Broad development, scheduled to open this year, has nine of 88 units at 20 percent AMI...

    Why affordable housing is hard to find - and develop - in Philadelphia
    It's about shrinking federal dollars and an old-fashioned formula that isn't going away A few months ago, it seemed Orinoka Civic House's affordable housing units would be immediately filled. New Kensington Community Development Corporation, the project's developers, received 600 applications for 51 apartments at Front and Somerset, and announced it would hold a lottery for prospective residents.
    https://billypenn.com

2 days ago

This woman witnessed an overdose on her way to a Narcan training session in Center City

A man was lying on the sidewalk at 12th and Chestnut. He was young, in his 20s, and he was out of it but breathing.

...she called 911 and waited for a colleague. Then she walked a few blocks to Eighth and Market streets, where the Department of Public Health and nonprofit Prevention Point were holding a Narcan...

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Rosemarie Murphy works at the Court of Common Pleas and also as a mental health first aid trainer. She sees people overdosing by her work at Broad and Arch all the time and wanted to learn to train her staff.

    This woman witnessed an overdose on her way to a Narcan training session in Center City
    She's one of 100 people who got overdose antidote training today. On her way to a Narcan training session this morning, Kristin Walker witnessed an overdose. A man was lying on the sidewalk at 12th and Chestnut. He was young, in his 20s, and he was out of it but breathing.
    https://billypenn.com

2 days ago

Meet the woman who goes from the mayor's office to squared circle

Through Nov. 18 at the Print Center, 1614 Latimer St., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Information: 215-735-6090 or www.printcenter.org.

    By day, she's the mayor's secretary. By night, she's a pro wrestling goddess
    It is tradition within professional wrestling that wrestlers have their ring gear with them at virtually all times, as they truly never know when they will be called upon to perform. Being unprepared to do so is not an option. Gabby Ortiz, 22, is no different.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

The many faces of Yuriy Porytko, a familiar face in the Philly tech scene

...Yuriy was raised with his older sister Andrea Zharovsky in a brick twin rowhome on 12th Street near 69th Avenue...

    You don't know Yuriy - Technical.ly Philly
    The first time Yuriy Porytko emailed me drunk, his message arrived in my inbox at 5:24 in the morning in May 2010. "Pay more attention or be fucking junior league," he wrote. "I really appreciate what you're are doing, you have the right idea. My simple opinion is that you have no clue."
    https://technical.ly

3 days ago

Comcast II is getting restaurants from celeb chefs Greg Vernick and Jean-Georges Vongerichten

...his far-flung restaurants before coming home with his wife, Julie, to open Vernick, at 2031 Walnut St., in May 2012. The restaurant quickly became one of the hottest tickets in town. In...

    Celeb chefs to open restaurants at new Comcast tower
    Globe-trotting chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hometown hero Greg Vernick - his onetime protégé and the James Beard Award-winning owner of Vernick Food & Drink - will open restaurants at the Comcast Technology Center, now rising above Center City, a representative of Comcast confirmed to The Inquirer.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Photos: Protesters outside Ben Carson's Vaux High School visit

White House Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited Vaux Big Picture High School Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the Sharswood public school at 23rd and Master.

Protesters from the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities gathered on 24th and Thompson —a block and several police cars away from the school.

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Morrow, a director at the Women’s Community Revitalization Project, lives on the 2300-block of Germantown Avenue. The city has lost a fifth of its affordable housing units between 2000 and 2014...

    Photos: Protesters outside Ben Carson's Vaux High School visit
    The HUD secretary plans to cut $6 billion in public housing funding. White House Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited Vaux Big Picture High School Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the Sharswood public school at 23rd and Master. Vaux reopened this fall rejuvenated by $15 million in renovations from the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
    https://billypenn.com

3 days ago

As many as 70 Philadelphia churches are vacant

For two years, the century-old stone church on Lehigh Avenue near 29th Street has been up for sale, with no takers.

    Desperate times for a Strawberry Mansion church
    The Calvary United Church of Christ in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia is a trove of hidden treasures. Like the towering stained-glass windows along the sanctuary's outer walls. Or the organ installed in 1923, with its grand chimes reaching almost to the ceiling. And the dusty basement library full of books from a long-ago era.
    http://www.newsworks.org

5 days ago

Foobooz Best Bars 2017 list is out. Top spot goes to Friday Saturday Sunday (Oscar's comes in at No. 10).

Every serious beer city needs its Mecca, and Monk’s is ours. 264 South 16th Street.

    The 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia: 2017 Edition
    For eight years now, we've turned to the people of Philadelphia to create this list. The drinkers, the bartenders, the cork dorks and hopheads - the serious boozing class of this serious drinking city - have debated and argued and contributed to its construction.
    http://www.phillymag.com

5 days ago

Philly Weekly interviews Kristen Welker, the Fairmount native covering the White House for NBC

I really miss running the East River Drive and Kelly Drive. When I was growing up, I’d run a couple of times a week up Kelly Drive and that’s a still a very special place for me. I grew up in Fairmount, so Kelly Drive was my playground. I always try to sneak in one run whenever I come home.

    Philly's own Kristen Welker talks politics, and the power of journalism as NBC correspondent
    As one of four rotating White House correspondents for NBC, the Fairmount native is attending press briefings, staff meetings and chasing sources. These are all for her segments on NBC's "Today" morning show, afternoon cut-ins on MSNBC and nightly drops on "Nightly News."
    http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com

5 days ago

10 great cheeseburgers in Philly for $10 or less

1601 S. 10th St.

2821 W. Girard Ave.

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6235 Frankford Ave.

1136 Arch St.

210 S. 40th St.

1823 E. Passyunk Ave.

1200 S. 21st St.

413 E. Girard Ave.

1242 Snyder Ave.

    10 great cheeseburgers in Philly for $10 or less
    Where to find the best deals on America's tastiest invention. Cheeseburgers are one of America's greatest inventions. The hamburger patty itself dates back to centuries before this country even existed, but the idea to melt a slice of cheese on top and sandwich the whole thing in a bun came about in the good ol' US of A.
    https://billypenn.com

6 days ago

'Bickering Birds' mural is VURT Creative's newest installment in the Local Critter Project (5th & Fitzwater)

'Bickering Birds' mural is VURT Creative's newest installment in the Local Critter Project (5th & Fitzwater)

    'Bickering Birds' mural is VURT Creative's newest installment in the Local Critter Project (5th & Fitzwater)
    Billy Penn is a mobile platform for a better Philly -- the easiest way to find and follow local and breaking news in Philadelphia.
    https://billypenn.com

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