8 hours ago

  • ZONING ADMIN REVIEW

    FOR THE AMENDMENT OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PERMIT #790969. WORK TO INCLUDE THE REDUCTION OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FRONT SETBACK AS SHOWN PER PLANS. ORIGINAL PERMIT APPROVED FOR WORK TO INCLUDE THE ERECTION OF A ROOF DECK WITH A ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE OVER THE THIRD STORY PORTION. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN PLANS. FOR USE AS AN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING.

    711 FULTON ST Issued December 13, 2017 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE 2- WATER CLOSETS, 2- LAVATORIES, 2- BATHTUBS FOR A BATHROOM AND POWDER ROOM

    1026 CATHARINE ST Issued December 13, 2017 Comment

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18 hours ago

Where to Eat on New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia

Good King Tavern’s (614 S. 7th Street) regular a la carte menu will be available all night, along with French “fancy foods...

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Three tasting menu options will be offered at Michael Solomonov’s Abe Fisher (1623 Sansom Street), with latkes, Shabbos Chicken with potato and swiss chard kugel, dry-aged ribeye, and those famous Montreal-style smoked short ribs. $55-$75

The December 31 tasting menu at Aldine (1901 Chestnut Street) includes four or five courses, depending on the seating. Look for uni custard, poached trout, and grilled beef with lobster salad. $65 or $85

The prix fixe New Year’s Eve menus at Jose Garces’ tapas spots offer courses themed to Spanish cities — choose between San Sebastian or Barcelona at Amada (217 Chestnut Street) and Bilbao or Biarittz at Tinto. $75-$95 Official Barclay Prime

The decadent eats at Barclay Prime (237 S. 18th Street) on Rittenhouse Square always have a festive feel. On New Year’s Eve, finish off lobster and wagyu ribeye with a free Champagne toast.

...menu of its Chinese/Jewish-American dishes for $40.99. Sister spots Cheu Noodle Bar (255 S. 10th Street) and Cheu Fishtown (1416 Frankford Avenue) aren’t doing set menus but they are planning...

...for $40.99. Sister spots Cheu Noodle Bar (255 S. 10th Street) and Cheu Fishtown (1416 Frankford Avenue) aren’t doing set menus but they are planning NYE specials, including Sapporo-style butter...

Bring a group of friends to Dim Sum House (3939 Chestnut Street) for the restaurant’s new king crab feast featuring a huge freshwater crab that feeds...

The luxe NYE menu at Fine Palate (231 S. 15th Street) starts with free Champagne. Dinner options include artichoke soup with truffles, uni and caviar, foie gras, truffle risotto, filet mignon, king crab, and wild boar chops. $89, paid in advance Official Fond

At the elegant Fond (1537 S. 11th Street), the five-course tasting menu includes truffled lobster risotto, filet mignon, sturgeon with caviar, and tuna carpaccio. There’s a free Champagne toast at midnight. $95; optional wine pairing $35

The tasting menu at Hungry Pigeon (743 S. 4th Street) includes oysters, warm shrimp with beurre blanc, steak, and crab and potato ravioli, plus galette de rois (king cake) for dessert — traditional among French cultures this time of year. $65

The four-course prix fixe menu at Kensington Quarters (1310 Frankford Avenue) starts off appropriately butchery with beef tartare or charcuterie (or oysters). The following courses include parsnip ravioli, pork shoulder, and ribeye. $75; optional $30 wine pairing

In West Philly, Marigold Kitchen (501 S. 45th Street) is pulling out all the stops with a 15-course feast of venison tartare, chestnut ravioli, pan-seared scallops, and enough other bites to keep diners full until 2018. The restaurant is BYOB. $120

Dinner comes with a drag show at Mission (1516 Sansom Street). For $100, get a reserved table, a taco dinner, and tequila. $100 for dinner and the show; $60 for the show with two drinks and passed appetizers Jason Varney Oyster House

The modern Korean menu at SouthGate (1801 Lombard Street) gets some NYE additions. The prix fixe offering includes choices like kimchi fried rice, Chinese five-spice duck, and filet mignon, plus a glass of Champagne. $50

The party at Time (1315 Sansom Street) starts with live jazz and slides into funk and neo-soul later on in the...

The Twisted Tail’s (509 S. 2nd Street) masquerade party features live music from the Mikey Junior Band and a burlesque performance. Dinner...

Three seatings at Walnut Street Cafe (2929 Walnut Street) mean three different menus. Early birds (5-6 p.m.) feast on three courses — soup...

The four-course French menu at Zinc (246 S. 11th Street) is one of the better deals in town at under 70 bucks. It includes seafood quenelle, quail in pastry, veal and truffle stew, and profiteroles. $68

    Where to Eat on New Year's Eve in Philadelphia
    Before saying so long to 2017, eat a celebratory New Year's Eve dinner at one of these Philly restaurants. Choose from decadent multi-course meals, beer buffets, midnight Champagne toasts, dinner with a side of live music, and more. Just be sure to book a table before it's too late.
    https://philly.eater.com

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41 hours ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared a li...

    News of Bella Vista Dec. 13
    The Bella Vista Neighbors Association is the Registered Community Organization that serves residents of Bella Vista, which is bounded by 6th and 11th Streets, South Street and Washington Avenue. BVNA improves Bella Vista's quality of life, facilitates and augments the delivery of government services, strengthens community bonds, encourages civic involvement, provides a public and neutral discussion forum, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
    http://mailchi.mp

44 hours ago

We recommend you stop by and see (our Mighty ...

We recommend you stop by and see (our Mighty friend and El Futuro neighbor) Molly at Molly's Books & Records, 1010 South 9th Street in the heart of the Italian Market, this holiday season. At Molly's, where the shelves are curated with great care, you can find that elusive Coltrane vinyl for your favorite jazzhead, or a Bukowski tome for that romantic underground reader friend. Best of all, Molly supports kids and writing, which makes her Mighty indeed and worthy of all our support! mollysbooksandrecords.com

    Mighty Writers
    We recommend you stop by and see (our Mighty friend and El Futuro neighbor) Molly at Molly's Books & Records, 1010 South 9th Street in the heart of the Italian Market, this holiday season. At...
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44 hours ago

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Visit Paris without leaving Queen Village when you step into Good King Tavern, which boasts an impressive menu of classic cocktails alongside an excellent wine selection. (614 S 7th St.; 215-625-3700)

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Queen Village’s premier cocktail bar, which was a pioneer in Philadelphia’s craft cocktail boom, is as good as ever, thanks to an excellent staff and cocktails that run the gamut from classic to experimental. (701 S 4th St,; 267-930-8538)

The former home of Bookbinder’s has been transformed into a classic cocktail bar by Jose Garces, which still serves up Bookbinder’s-style dishes like snapper soup and, of course, plenty of oysters. (125 Walnut St.; 215-253-3777)

When you step into 1 Tippling Place, you’ll feel like you’re in a particularly cozy living room, albeit one with excellent classic and reimagined cocktails. (2006 Chestnut St.; 215-665-0456)

...keep your phone in your pocket, and don’t miss the bar adorned with nickels. (1029 Race St....

Tod Wentz’s flagship on Passyunk Avenue is known for its creative cocktails and its late night industry crowd — and ultimately, the best thing about Townsend is that it’s a neighborhood spot that happens to have some of the best cocktails and French food in town. (1623 E Passyunk Ave; 267-639-3203)

One of Philadelphia’s oldest restaurants reopened in 2016 with a brand new redesign, a bold new cocktail program from Paul MacDonald, and an incredible dinner service, bringing it right back into the city’s top tier of bars. (261 S 21st St;  215-546-4232)

Joey Baldino’s private, members only club in the heart of South Philly isn’t currently accepting new members, so find a friend with one of those stamped little white cards, settle in at the bar, and order a Negroni — but don’t forget to bring cash. (1408 S 12th St.)

This Starr speakeasy is tucked behind El Rey, identified only by a sign with two red, crossed Rs hanging on Ranstead Street. If you can get a seat, opt for a dark corner booth and order the Bartender’s Choice. (2013 Ranstead St.; 215-563-3330)

This spot is certainly one of Philadelphia’s strangest bars — hidden away on the second floor of an Ethiopian restaurant in West Philly, Fiume offers a full and diverse cocktail list alongside a vast array of spirits in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere. (229 S 45th St.; 215-387-2424)

Chris Painter’s Fishtown restaurant gets plenty of (well-deserved) attention for its housemade pastas and pizzas, but don’t overlook its cocktail menu or its list of Italian amaro. (1355 N Front St.; 215-291-1355)

The standard for all Philadelphia distilleries, Philadelphia Distilling’s gorgeous tasting room is home to exceptional cocktails using the distillery’s homegrown spirits and local herbs, fruits, and even vegetables. (25 E Allen St.; 215-671-0346)

...open to anyone and serves some of the most creative (and well-named) cocktails around. (300 S Broad St.; 215-670-2302...

If you can’t get into Laurel (and you probably can’t), you’ll enjoy its casual counterpart right next door just as much, thanks to its caviar service, inventive drinks, and sleek marble bar with gold fixtures. (1615 E Passyunk Ave; 267-858-0669)

After honing his skills in several of Philadelphia’s best kitchens, Greg Vernick opened up his eponymous Rittenhouse Square restaurant to huge acclaim, but don’t overlook the bar — each and every cocktail will pair perfectly with one of their toasts. (2031 Walnut St.; 267-639-6644)

With a classic cocktail bar downstairs and a tiki bar upstairs, The Franklin contains multitudes, but after all this time, it still serves up some of the most inventive craft cocktails in the city. (112 S 18th St,; 267-467-3277)

For a more casual feel, you can stop into a.bar for a cocktail and a dozen oysters, and when you’re ready for dinner, walk across the hall to a.kitchen to pair your second cocktail with their full dinner menu. (135 S 18th St,; 215-825-7030)

Located directly above Oyster House, Mission’s margaritas are made with everything from freshly squeezed lime juice to green juice to tamarind. (1516 Sansom St.; 215-383-1200)

Nicholas Elmi’s newest restaurant, located in the heart of Old City, offers up a selection of classic cocktails on a menu that denotes where, when, and by whom the cocktail was created — and it’s one of the only places in the city where you can find a Seelbach. (52 S 2nd St,; 267-606-6313)

Michael Schulson’s dark, sexy izakaya has several excellent cocktails, but don’t miss out on its namesake drink, a bourbon and rye Manhattan variation made with smoke staves. (120 S 13th St.; 215-631-3868)

Tod Wentz’s Spanish-inspired tapas bar boasts cocktails inspired by Madrid, Barcelona and beyond alongside traditional small plates like boquerones and patatas bravas. (1121 Walnut St.; 267-324-3014)

Jose Garces’ shrine to all things whiskey has one of the best old fashioneds in town, an outstanding burger to pair with it, and a whiskey shelf beyond your wildest dreams. (118 S 20th St.; 215-665-1088)

This sleek Midtown Village bar offers excellent cocktails made with local, fresh ingredients alongside creative vegan fare. (131 S 13th St.; 267-758-5372)

Philadelphia’s premier vegan restaurant has plenty to offer besides its outstanding plant-based dishes — don’t miss out on its cocktail list, which utilizes many of the same fruits and vegetables as the dinner menu. (1221 Locust St.; 215-320-7500)

Named after the ghostly bartender in The Shining, Fishtown’s Lloyd specializes in small-batch whiskeys, inventive cocktails, and bar food to pair with both. (529 E Girard Ave; 215-425-4600)

An Old City favorite for two decades, Fork’s cocktail list may be brief, but it’s carefully considered — and its skilled bar staff can whip up anything you’d like to pair with your meal. (306 Market St.; 215-625-9425)

Marc Vetri’s casual Italian eatery offers Negronis and other classic Italian cocktails alongside its famous cacio e pepe. (412 S 13th St.; 215-732-2647)

...Manhattans and a full dinner menu. Either way, you’ll find your new favorite cocktail. (1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy; 215-963-2788...

Stephen Starr’s Rittenhouse steakhouse is famous for its $100 cheesesteak, but don’t overlook its cocktail menu, especially its signature Manhattan. (237 S 18th St.; 215-732-7560)

Stop into Michael Solomonov’s Jewish diaspora for simple yet creative cocktails utilizing amaro, sherry, and fresh ingredients. (1623 Sansom St.; 215-867-0088)

Marcie Turney & Valerie Safran’s most recent addition is this retro American diner, which features a local whiskey named after Marcie Turney’s grandfather (Bud’s Best Bourbon), Mad Men-inspired cocktails, and seasonal frosé. (1234 Locust St.; 215-546-2220)

Bar Hygge is best known for its in-house brewery, but it also features in-house draft cocktails alongside classics like Sazeracs and Old Fashioneds. (1720 Fairmount Ave; 215-765-2274)

Vedge’s casual counterpart in Rittenhouse Square offers up creative cocktails using ingredients like coconut water and mustard. (126 S 19th St.; 215-278-7943)

    The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia
    Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars. Keep reading for a comprehensive deep dive into this city's best cocktail-focused bars and restaurants, and keep an eye on this article, which will be updated as Philadelphia's bar and restaurant landscape changes and evolves.
    http://philly.thedrinknation.com

2 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE HOUSE TRAP AND FRESH AIR INLET PA20173451048 "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    725 S SCHELL ST Issued December 11, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Interventions On The Go!

    Ms. Dugan is asking for $572.64:
    My students need a rolling cart with locking abilities to transport their intervention materials and technology throughout the school building!
    George W Nebinger Elementary School Comment
  • Verbal Behavior Supplies

    Teacher Walter is asking for $423.79:
    My students need cardstock, ink, timers, and other supplies so that the teacher can print out individualized materials so that each student is able to reach their full potential.
    George W Nebinger Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Totally Toner Part 2

    Ms. Grace is asking for $425.38:
    My students need color toner for the classroom inkjet printer to print digital art and photographs.
    George W Nebinger Elementary School Comment
  • Totally Toner

    Ms. Grace is asking for $370.58:
    My students need toner for our classroom laser jet printer to print image resources to draw from.
    George W Nebinger Elementary School Comment

4 days ago

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      700 Block S. 08th St. December 3, 2017 @ 3:25 p.m. Comment

4 days ago

  • Our Room Rocks Mid-Year Changes

    Ms. Fanwick is asking for $416.84:
    My students need individual timers and other supplies and reinforces for a new program to work on their verbal abilities!
    George W Nebinger Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A TWO (2) INCH FIRE SERVICE LINE AND AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AS PER NFPA 13R. ALL WORK SHALL BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS/HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS.

    923 S 8TH ST Issued December 8, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

Army Navy Game today. Heads up -- there is li...

Army Navy Game today. Heads up -- there is likely to be a flyover, aka destroyer of naps and terror of dogs. It'll be very, very loud. You have been warned.

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Army Navy Game today. Heads up -- there is likely to be a flyover, aka destroyer of naps and terror of dogs. It'll be very, very loud. You have been warned.
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Bill...

    Outreach Coordination Center
    Project HOME's Continuum of Care, our strategy to enable individuals to break the cycle of homelessness by providing housing and services, begins with street outreach.Project HOME's Outreach Coordination Center (OCC), in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and other service providers, coordinates outreach to people living on the streets of Philadelphia.
    https://projecthome.org

6 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Flei...

Weekend goal: spend the entire 2 days in Bella Vista. Make a snow angel at the park. Go out for tacos. Hit Fleisher Art Memorial's crafty event on Saturday. Meet friends for coffee or a cocktail. Go to the playground. Enjoy Sunday brunch. Shop 9th Street Italian Market and South Street Headhouse District. Meet cookbook authors at Fante's Kitchen Shop on Sunday. We have it all, don't we?

    Handmade: indoor holiday market, DIY workshops and more!
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 08

  • Creating Room To Grow

    Mrs. Hatter is asking for $1457.15:
    My students need a large group table, computer table, and whiteboards to be able to actively participate in the autistic support classroom.
    George W Nebinger Elementary School Comment

Dec 08

Dec 07

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    INSTALLATION OF ROOF DECK WITH TRELLIS TO AN EXISTNG ATTACHED STRUCTURE PER SUBMITTED PLAN.

    708 S WARNOCK ST Issued December 5, 2017 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    INSTALLATION OF ROOF DECK WITH TRELLIS TO AN EXISTNG ATTACHED STRUCTURE PER SUBMITTED PLAN.

    708 S WARNOCK ST Issued December 5, 2017 Comment

Dec 06

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Phil...

    Philadelphia Police Department
    With snow scheduled for the weekend, a new season of #NoSavesies will begin. We've seen some strange things used over the years to save parking spots -and we're hoping we see a lot less of them this...
    http://www.facebook.com

Dec 06

10+ Can’t-Miss Art Exhibitions & Events In Philadelphia This December

Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street

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Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street

Muse Gallery, 52 N. 2nd Street

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street

The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

    10+ Can't-Miss Art Exhibitions & Events In Philadelphia This December
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia Stunning light installations, painting masterworks, experimental art and more... At PechaKucha, presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each on a chosen topic, with one evening covering a whole range of interesting themes.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Dec 06

Dec 06

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    REWIRE 3RD FLOOR BEDROOM,BATHROOM,HALL,DEDICATED 20AMP CKT FOR HVAC UNIT,2 HAREWIRED SMOKE/CARBON DETECTORS,9 FIXTURTES,11 OUTLETS,7 SWITCHES AND 3 ARC FAULT BREAKERS PER 2008 NEC (SFD)

    629 LEAGUE ST Issued December 4, 2017 Comment

Dec 05

On Wednesdays, there is an informal get toget...

On Wednesdays, there is an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet. The group meets every week to make hats, scarves and mittens to donate to clients of Women Against Abuse. Stop by, hang out or drop off items you make at home.

    Events: Knitting and Crocheting Circle: Craft for a Cause!
    This is an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet. For the next 6 weeks we will be meeting every week to make hats, scarves and mittens to donate to clients of Women Against Abuse. Stop by, hang out or drop off items you make at home.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

Dec 05

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Sout...

Tonight!

    South St Mini Station - Officer Appreciation & Holiday Toy Drive
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 05

Upgrading your TV? Moving? Friends of Nebing...

Upgrading your TV? Moving? Friends of Nebinger is in need of a 35"-45" Flat Screen TV, so that the school principal can post news and other school related items. If you have one, please contact Lisa French at lfrenchfam@aol.com - thank you!

    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 05

Dec 04

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      700 Block South St. November 28, 2017 @ 6:42 p.m. Comment

Dec 03

There will not be a Zoning Committee meeting ...

There will not be a Zoning Committee meeting this month. No cases have been submitted for review.

    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 03

Friends of Nebinger added 4 new photos — feel...

Awesome turnout so far! But we need more volunteers to help throughout the day today! Come by the library, as we have amazing professional telling us what to do! https://www.facebook.com/events/883342625163918??ti=ia

    Friends of Nebinger
    Friends of Nebinger. 455 likes · 41 talking about this. Want to make a donation? Click this tool via paypal https://qvna.donortools.com/my/funds/69737-Friends-of-Nebinger Thank you!!
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Dec 03

“Philly Natives” Favorite BYOB Restaurants

Bibou – 1009 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

This article has 8 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Audrey Claire – 276 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

A Mano – 2244 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Figs – 2501 Meredith St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Dmitri’s – 944 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Bufad Pizza – 1240 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Radicchio Cafe – 314 York Ave (4th Street), Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wedge & Fig – 160 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Res Ipsa – 2218 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    "Philly Natives" Favorite BYOB Restaurants
    Guest article submitted by NativX. The Philly food scene is one of the best in the country for so many reasons. One of the Philly Native's favorites is the fact that so many amazing restaurants let you bring your own. Some even take it a step further and claim BYO is a huge reason why...
    http://phillygrub.wordpress.com

Dec 03

Dec 03

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A TWO (2) INCH FIRE SERVICE LINE WITH A TWO (2) INCH BACKFLOW PREVENTER AND AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AS PER NFPA 13R. ALL WORK SHALL BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS/HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS.

    618 S 9TH ST Issued December 1, 2017 Comment
  • ADDITION PERMIT

    LEVEL II ALTERATIONS (NO CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY) TO INCLUDE THIRD FLOOR AND ROOF DECK WITH PILOT HOUSE (FOR ACCESS TO ROOF DECK ONLY) ADDITIONS TO AN EXISTING ATTACHED SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING (EXISTING IRC 2009 TOWNHOUSE) AS PER APPROVED PLANS. BUILDING NOT REQUIRED TO BE SPRINKLERED. **SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR MEP WORK**

    709 FULTON ST Issued December 1, 2017 Comment

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