2 hours ago

New Italian Spot 'Porta' Opens Its Doors In Washington Square West

A new bar and Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened for business in the neighborhood. Called Porta, the newcomer is located at 1216 Chestnut St. in Washington Square West.

    New Italian Spot 'Porta' Opens Its Doors In Washington Square West
    A new bar and Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened for business in the neighborhood. Called Porta, the newcomer is located at 1216 Chestnut St. in Washington Square West. This newcomer--which has two other locations in New Jersey--is maintained by the Smith restaurant group and specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza and contemporary takes on Italian cuisine.
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6 hours ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through a lively discussion, led by One Book, One Philadelphia and The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio staff in open community discussion about home, the power of music, and self-discovery. #WilmaPassingStrange #OneBookOnePhiladelphia #PhillyTheatreWeek

    Passing Strange in Another Brooklyn
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6 hours ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia shared Universi...

Here is an interesting local project.

    University of Delaware
    Unidentified woman and two men in an envelope marked "Oct. 7, 1927."
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7 hours ago

SEPTA is selling a special $4 pass for the Eagles game — good for 2 rides on Sunday

1234 Market St (Friday only)

    SEPTA | News & Events
    Use SEPTA Key and make your trip to and from the Eagles game a snap when you tap. If you already have a SEPTA Key Card, load it with a Transit Pass, Convenience Pass, or Travel Wallet funds and you're ready to tap and ride the Broad Street Line.
    http://septa.org

10 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City Announces Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for Women's March | Office of Special Events
    PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, January 20 th, 2018, the "Women's March on Philadelphia" demonstration will take place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented. Delays can be expected during the course of the event.
    https://beta.phila.gov

12 hours ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
    https://whyy.org

17 hours ago

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  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    FOR MECHANICAL ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING SPACE TO INCLUDE NEW EWGISTERS/DIFFUERS WITH ASSOCIATED DUCTWORK, AS PER APPROVED PLANS.

    1008-34 LOCUST ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment
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    17 PLUMBING FIXTURES WITH PIPING MENS AND WOMENS ROOMS THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    1008-34 LOCUST ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACEMENT OF AN EXISTING CURB TRAP PA20180171065 (COMMERCIAL)"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"

    1216 CHESTNUT ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment

27 hours ago

SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link

...concourse network that the public could use to enter the adjacent Girard Trust Bank (at Broad and Chestnut). The underground passage was on the same level as vaults in the bank’s basement...

...Street Tunnel’s south-side pedestrian concourse provides an entrance to SEPTA’s Headquarters at 1234 Market Street. A connecting tunnel between the concourses on either side of Market Street was once accessible...

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...Subway mezzanine, since the Broad Street Line crosses perpendicularly over the PATCO Hi-Speedline at Broad and Locust...

    SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link
    The future is looking bright and shiny for SEPTA's dingy underground lair. Dubbed "Downtown Link," the project is essentially a contemporary rebranding of Center City's weather-protected underground pedestrian concourse network. If you haven't already, you will soon see large signs for this directional and wayfinding system on the walls of transit stations and the many passages interconnecting those stations throughout Center City.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

28 hours ago

This would be a good read for any business wh...

This would be a good read for any business who are worried about the idea of protected bike lanes. This isn't just a one off. There is a lot of data out there showing that improved bicycle infrastructure (including bike parking & protected bike lanes) is beneficial to local business.

    Business Man Changes his Mind about Separate Bike Lanes! * Average Joe Cyclist
    Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here's a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging! I have supported separate bike lanes for a long time. I have watched with amazement as businesses in Vancouver have fought tooth and nail against separate bike lanes in Vancouver.
    https://averagejoecyclist.com

30 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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41 hours ago

42 hours ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    FURNISH AND INSTALL LIGHT FIXTURES AND RECEPTACLES PER 2008 NEC (OFFICE SPACE)

    819-41 CHESTNUT ST Issued January 16, 2018 Comment

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2 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Becoming U.S. - Living in a City of Immigrants
    Ask anyone living in Philadelphia where they live and you're apt to get a unique response. Places like Fishtown, Strawberry Mansion, and Bella Vista are just a few of dozens of small neighborhoods that make up the larger city.
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2 days ago

Theater in Sketch: Previewing TIME REMEMBERED (IRC)

[Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut Street] February 6-March 4, 2018; idiopathicridiculopathyconsortium.org

    Theater in Sketch: Previewing TIME REMEMBERED (IRC)
    Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium's presentation of Jean Anouilh's Time Remembered runs February 6-March 4, 2018. I've been sitting in on some of the absurdist theater company's rehearsals, sketching and liking what I see. We settle into a country side manor where unusual personalities come out of the wood work, and surround an indecisive prince.
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2 days ago

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PAS...

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PASSING STRANGE! Let's get ready to play all night. #WilmaPassingStrange #phillytheatre #philly

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2 days ago

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster ...

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to “stick to your job,” which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war effort. This poster was produced by the United States Department of Labor and, like many other propaganda posters, was distributed to American factories in order to encourage workers to maximize efficiency for the war effort. Want to learn more about our holdings related to World War I and more? Check out our Guide to World War One holdings: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/finding-aids/wwi-guide. Feel free to consult our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Also feel free to check out other National Archives resources related to World War I here: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/timeline/item/archduke-assassination. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Citation: Memorandum Regarding War Posters, with Attachments; File 2130-0; Box 16; Central Subject Files of the Naval Powder Factory; 5th Naval District; RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia; (NAID: 66540631) (HMS ID: PH-6192).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to "stick to your job," which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war...
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2 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

January 17, 1706

    Parkway Museums District
    On this day in 1706, our favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin, was born! To honor Philadelphia's most celebrated adopted son, the City officially changed the name of the Fairmount Parkway to...
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2 days ago

‘It helps us be more competitive’: The Meet Group opens Philly office in bid for talent

Currently, the company’s Philly office at 12th and Chestnut holds a team of 12. By year’s end, Cook expects that number to rise to 15 or more.

    'It helps us be more competitive': The Meet Group opens Philly office in bid for talent - Technical.ly Philly
    New Hope, Pa.-based The Meet Group , the social media conglomerate whose Bucks County HQ is about an hour's drive from City Hall, opened up a new 5,600-square-foot Center City office. Since 2016, and until Monday, the company kept a Philly outpost by way of a mid-sized office at WeWork's first location in Northern Liberties.
    https://technical.ly

2 days ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

Guess who's coming back to the cafe?

    Live in the Cafe: Stew and ILL DOOTS
    Tony Award-winning creator of PASSING STRANGE Stew returns for another evening at the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Playing a selection of songs from his...
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2 days ago

2 days ago

Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue posted 2 photos to Flickr:

3 days ago

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStran...

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.

    The Wilma Theater
    Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.
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3 days ago

Fork, High Street on Market, and a popular Starbucks temporarily closed by health dept.

1001 Chestnut St.

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6802 Old York Rd.

315 N 52nd St.

5101 Germantown Ave.

615 S 56th St.

12319 Academy Rd

1500 Walnut St.

801 Cottman Ave.

306 Market St.

600 E Chelten Ave.

4690 Castor Ave.

625 W Girard Ave.

3231 Powelton Ave.

...AVE.; Franklin’s, 3521 BOWMAN ST.; South Street Pizzeria, 1410 SOUTH ST.; The Black Taxi, 745 N 25TH ST.; Kingsessing Food Market, 1550 S 55TH ST...

...Street Pizzeria, 1410 SOUTH ST.; The Black Taxi, 745 N 25TH ST.; Kingsessing Food Market, 1550 S 55TH ST...

    Fork, High Street on Market, and a popular Starbucks temporarily closed by health dept.
    Just two weeks into the New Year, there are a few familiar names on the list of 13 restaurants, markets and stores that were temporarily closed by Philadelphia Department of Public Health inspectors between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstag...

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a dialogue with Passing Strange's Music Director (and band leader) Amanda Morton.

    The Wilma Theater
    How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a...
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3 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: The Indictment of Samuel Maccubbin involved in the Baltimore 'Riot' of 1861: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/278869 Deposition of John Snyder: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806 Information provided by Lester Matz and John C. Childs filed in the U.S. Attorneys' Records on Spiro T. Agnew: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279167 Complaint Against the Prince Edward County School Board of Virginia: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279098 Fire Island National Seashore: A Proposal: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/40304849 History of Langley Air Field, Inception to March 1, 1935: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/66956741 John B. Gruelle's Patent Drawing and Oath for an Ornamental Design for a Doll: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23902323

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association Zoni...

Washington Square West Civic Association Zoning Committee Agenda: The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 23 at 7pm. 233 South 10th Street, Room 101, Bluemle Life Sciences Building 702-714 Sansom Street and 128 South 7th Street (Jeweler’s Row), CMX-5 Zoning District Toll Brothers will be making its official RCO presentation to the WSWCA as required for the Civic Design Review Process. The conditional zoning permit describes the project as follows: FOR THE DEMOLITION OF MULTIPLE EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURES AND FOR THE LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE ONE (1) NEW LOT FROM SIX (6) EXISTING LOTS. FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH ROOF DECKS AT THE 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, 15TH, 22ND, AND 24TH FLOORS; NO CHANGE IN HEIGHT OR AREA OF EXISTING ATTACHED STRUCTURE AT FORMER PROPERTY KNOWN AS 712-14 SANSOM ST. FOR USE AS A VACANT COMMERCIAL SPACE ON THE 1ST FLOOR FACING SANSOM ST (SEPARATE USE REGISTRATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY), WITH MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (EIGHTY-FIVE (85) DWELLING UNITS) ABOVE, WITH ACCESSORY PARKING PROVIDED OFF-SITE AT 618 MARKET ST, AND 150 S INDEPENDENCE W ML THIRTY (30) ACCESSORY BICYCLE PARKING SPACES AND ONE (1) OFF-STREET LOADING SPACE (ACCESSED FROM S 7TH ST); NO CHANGE TO EXISTING USES OF RETAIL SALES OF WEARING APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES WITHIN EXISTING BUILDING AT 712-14 SANSOM ST; NO SIGNS ON THIS PERMIT. The civic association will be sending a representative to the Civic Design Review presentation at the Planning Commission scheduled for February 6, 2018. That representative will convey comments on design based on public input at the committee meeting and the opinions of the zoning committee. 1326-28 Chestnut Street (The Hale Building), CMX-5 Zoning District APPLICATION IS FOR PROPOSED SIT DOWN RESTAURANT ON 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR, FOOD PREPARATION AREA AND ACCESSORY STORAGE IN BASEMENT WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE. Refusal is for the following: THE PROPOSED USE, SIT DOWN RESTAURANT, REQUIRES A SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPROVAL IN CHESTNUT/WALNUT STREET AREA.

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4 days ago

Calculator Club: Calling for Coaches

1026 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Calculator Club: Calling for Coaches
    Calculator Club presented by Freire Charter School Foundation January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 Freire Charter Middle School Center City 1026 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Build meaningful connections with Freire 5th graders in the new program, Calculator Club, where math is friendly, fast-paced and fun.
    http://philadelphiapact.com

4 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/10/citizen-archivist-service-week/

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

4 days ago

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in fai...

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith ‘twas strange, ‘twas passing strange.” – OTHELLO, Act One, Scene 3 Take a deep dive into the world of PASSING STRANGE in Walter Bilderback's (Production Dramaturg and Literary Manager) Open Stages blog post. #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing through February 18.

    OPEN STAGE ONLINE: PASSING STRANGE
    by Walter Bilderback "My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange." - Othello, Act One, Scene 3 Passing Strange is, first and foremost, a coming of age story. Although it shares some moments with Stew's real life, it is not autobiographical.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

4 days ago

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