7 hours ago

Area of 4-alarm Old City fire considered 'collapse zone'

The fire broke out shortly after 3 a.m. near 3rd and Chestnut streets.

The Independence Park Hotel tweeted, "Due to a 4-alarm fire at 239 Chestnut St early this morning, the @PhillyHotel is closed until further notice. Thankfully, no injuries have been...

    Area of 4-alarm Old City fire considered 'collapse zone'
    A 4-alarm fire in the Old City section of Philadelphia that resulted in the evacuation of residents and hotel guests has been placed under control just before 7:30 a.m. Sunday, officials say. However, late Sunday night officials said it was still an active scene as crews continue to battle hot spots.
    http://6abc.com

10 hours ago

We are a community! We support each other an...

We are a community! We support each other and our community artists in distress Even a little is more than nothing Thank you for your support https://www.gofundme.com/rebuilding-after-the-fire-for-al

    Click here to support Rebuilding After the Fire for Al organized by Dana Leuth Byrnes
    Al Gury, an artist, educator, author, beloved friend, and PAWS contributor had a 4 alarm fire in his building last night. Even worse, there is a concern it was started on purpose. Luckily, Al is alive but all of his art, and more importantly, his cats and the cats he fosters perished in the fire...
    https://www.gofundme.com

11 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. Join us at Toasted Walnut to learn about the women's programming at William Way LGBT Community Center. This is a fund and friend raiser - attendees will be able to sign-up or renew their annual community center memberships, network, and learn about the programming planned for this year. Thanks to Toasted Walnut, our host for the evening, for offering complimentary snacks and drink specials. ABOUT WILLIAM WAY LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER: The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming. Membership in the center begins at just $50 a year, and carries many benefits. From discounts on Center activities to access to the Center's DVD library, your membership not only pays for itself quickly, but also supports so many of the life-saving and life-affirming programs at the Center. http://www.waygay.org/membership/ ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (IWD) 2017: Every person - women, men and non-binary people - can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. So around the world, IWD provides an important opportunity for ground breaking action that will truly drive greater change for women. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ ABOUT TOASTED WALNUT SPECIALS: Toasted Walnut is once again hosting us offering complimentary passed snacks, $6 apps and build your own Mac & Cheese; $4 Happy Hour (well brand mixed drinks and all beers); $6 Wines and $6 Tito's from 5-7:30 pm. Stay awhile and enjoy from 9-11pm we do a $6 Red Solo cup special, $9 Bucket of Coors light and $6 City Wide's. https://www.toastedwalnut.com/

    International Women's Day Happy Hour
    https://www.facebook.com

15 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Check out these awesome pinch pot animals created by 5th and 6th graders from the science leadership academy middle school. This residency was taught by Nitza Walesca Sierra and Corrine Kula.

    The Clay Studio
    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 15K likes. The Clay Studio is an internationally recognized non-profit ceramic art organization in Philadelphia, PA.
    https://www.facebook.com

19 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Junt...

Please join Juntos & Galaei Phillyi Monday morning at 11:30 for a press conference/rally to demand that ICE #FreeIvan and allows him to be reunited with his husband. On January 31, Jose “Ivan” Nuñez was attending his marriage interview at USCIS with his husband Paul fully expecting to be in and out of the office. Paul and Ivan are in love and have been married since April 9th, 2016. What should have been a dream come true ended in a nightmare. In the middle of his interview ICE agents stormed into the interview and handcuffed him without warning. We believe that love has no borders and ask you to join us in demanding that ICE free Ivan from detention so he may be reunited with his husband. If Ivan was to be deported back to Mexico, Ivan’s life would be in jeopardy due to his sexuality. His sister, who is also queer, is currently in hiding with her partner back home and close friends of the family have been severely assaulted for their sexual orientation. As of January 13th, USCIS has deemed Ivan and Paul’s marriage petition valid and Ivan has passed his Reasonable Fear interview, meaning there is no reason why he should still be in detention.

    Press Conference/Rally #FreeIvan
    What: Press Conference/Rally to #FreeIvan When: Monday, February 19th at 11:30am Where: William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce st) Please join...
    https://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

Philly Firefighters contine to pour water at ...

Philly Firefighters contine to pour water at a under control fire at 3rd & Chestnut St.

    Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association
    Philly Firefighters contine to pour water at a under control fire at 3rd & Chestnut St.
    https://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

Over 100 People Evacuated In 4-Alarm Old City Fire

Firefighters got to 3rd and Chestnut at around 3 a.m. Sunday when the fire picked up in intensity, with flames shooting out of the front windows and the roof pf the building.

    Over 100 People Evacuated In 4-Alarm Old City Fire
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - More than 100 people were forced out of their homes or hotel rooms in the middle of the night because of a four alarm fire in Old City. Firefighters got to 3rd and Chestnut at around 3 a.m.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

24 hours ago

4-alarm Old City fire under control

The fire broke out shortly after 3 a.m. near 3rd and Chestnut streets.

    4-alarm Old City fire under control
    A 4-alarm fire in the Old City section of Philadelphia that resulted in the evacuation of residents and hotel guests has been placed under control, officials say. However, it remains an active scene as crews continue to battle smoke and flames.
    http://6abc.com

25 hours ago

Old City Fire Forces Evacuations

Firefighters continue to battle a blaze at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut streets in Old City. Flames started in a six-story building. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal...

    Old City Fire Forces Evacuations
    Firefighters continue to battle a blaze at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut streets in Old City. Flames started in a six-story building. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal gets an update from Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

28 hours ago

Box 0455 3rd & Chestnut AOI: 239 Chestnut Str...

Box 0455 3rd & Chestnut AOI: 239 Chestnut Street 6 story 20x50 - Heavy Smoke On the 1st Floor All hands in service and special call for 2 more engines and 2 more ladders. Second Alarmers Responding.

    https://www.facebook.com

30 hours ago

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  • ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT

    AMEND PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLUMBING PERMIT #633576 TO MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH COMMERCIAL SPACES; CHANGE TO LAYOUT 4 WATER CLOSETS, 5 LAVY SINKS, 4 TUB/SHOWER, 1 KITCHEN SINKS, 1 ISLAND SINK, 1 BAR SINK, 1 COUNTER TOP SINK, 1 WASHER -THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

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    AMEND PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLUMBING PERMIT #633576 TO MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH COMMERCIAL SPACES; CHANGE TO LAYOUT 5 WATER CLOSETS, 5 LAVY SINKS, 3 TUB/SHOWER, 1 KITCHEN SINKS, 1 ISLAND SINK, 1 COUNTER TOP SINK, 1 WASHER -THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

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    AMEND PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLUMBING PERMIT #633576 TO MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH COMMERCIAL SPACES; CHANGE TO LAYOUT 3 WATER CLOSETS, 5 LAVY SINKS, 4 TUB/SHOWER, 1 KITCHEN SINKS, 1 ISLAND SINK, 1 WASHER -THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

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44 hours ago

Explore the forest in our current exhibition ...

Explore the forest in our current exhibition Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon. Open Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Explore the forest in our current exhibition Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon. Open Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.
    http://www.facebook.com

44 hours ago

Shop Resident Artist Alum Julie Moon: https:/...

Shop Resident Artist Alum Julie Moon: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/Shop.faces

    The Clay Studio
    Shop Resident Artist Alum Julie Moon: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/Shop.faces
    https://www.facebook.com

44 hours ago

The Clay Studio has evolved into one of the p...

The Clay Studio has evolved into one of the premier centers for the promotion of Ceramic arts in the United States and the world. Now we’re shaping plans for an even bigger, broader reach. Hyperallergic has more information. #ShapingAMovement

    The Clay Studio in Philadelphia is Shaping a Movement for the Creative Community
    sponsored This singular non-profit organization provides valuable studio space, relatable educational programs, and exceptional exhibitions that inspire everyone, from novice to expert. Founded by five Philadelphia artists in 1974, this international center for ceramics is a vital creative hub where emerging artists shape their careers, young minds shape their imaginations, and where handmade works of art quite literally take shape.
    https://hyperallergic.com

46 hours ago

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Feb 16-19

321 Chestnut St.

525 Arch St.

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

1616 Locust St.

...costume contest and Kids’ Town Hall,. You’ll also meet special guests, Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. $10/adults, $7.50/kids. Admission is FREE on Presidents’ Day...

    Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Feb 16-19 - PhillyFun4Kids
    It's Presidents' Day Weekend and Chinese New Year too! So much fun to be had in Philadelphia this long holiday weekend - get out and enjoy one of these celebrations and family events. Lunar New Year Saturday Feb. 17 9am - 5pm Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA Happy Chinese New Year!
    http://www.phillyfun4kids.com

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2 days ago

Terry Alexander Photography posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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2 days ago

RFP No. 18-10 – Actuarial Services

...opportunity. The sole contact at the Authority shall be Mary Wheeler, Manager of Contract Administration, 701 Market Street, Suite 5400, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or via email at mwheeler@philapark.org...

    " RFP No. 18-10 - Actuarial Services
    This opportunity is being issued by the Parking Authority ("Authority"), a body corporate and politic created under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in accordance with the Act of June 19, 2001, P.L. 287, No. 22, as amended, known as the "Parking Authority Law".
    http://www.philapark.org

2 days ago

"You gotta fill the void with music Fill the ...

"You gotta fill the void with music Fill the void with song 'Til my cup runneth over all night long." It's the final weekend of #WilmaPassingStrange. Only four chances left to see this "rock-imbued coming-of-age tale" (WHYY NEWS).

    The Wilma Theater
    "You gotta fill the void with music Fill the void with song 'Til my cup runneth over all night long." It's the final weekend of #WilmaPassingStrange. Only four chances left to see this "rock-imbued...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The Center for Art in Wood shared Denise McCo...

Tonight, Friday, February 16th join us for Love Stories: Adapted and Performed by Denise McCormack! Tickets are still available. Make it a date!

    Love Stories: Adapted and Performed by Denise McCormack
    A storytelling program for adults, featuring a selection of captivating and memorable (literary and traditional) stories adapted and told by Denise...
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2 days ago

Congratulations Ellen Yin (Fork and High Stre...

Congratulations Ellen Yin (Fork and High Street on Market) and Nicholas Elmi (Royal Boucherie)! (story via Eater Philly)

    Philly Chefs and Restaurants Nominated for 2018 James Beard Awards
    The James Beard Foundation just revealed its list of 2018 semifinalists across 21 categories and several Philadelphia-area restaurants and chefs made the cut, including some first-time nominees. The semifinalists were picked from more than 20,000 online entries. The finalists will be announced at a press conference in Philly, at Stephen Starr's Parc on Rittenhouse Square, on March 14.
    https://philly.eater.com

2 days ago

Registration for Clay Camp (ages 6 & up) is h...

Registration for Clay Camp (ages 6 & up) is here! https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/ClayCamp.faces

    The Clay Studio
    Registration for Clay Camp (ages 6 & up) is here! https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/ClayCamp.faces
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The records left by the Freedmen's Bureau thr...

The records left by the Freedmen's Bureau through its work between 1865 and 1872 constitute the richest and most extensive documentary source available for investigating the African American experience in the post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Want to learn more about these records and much more? Check out our resources related to African American history and genealogy on www.archives.gov and the following page: https://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau

    African American Records: Freedmen's Bureau
    "...an unequaled wealth of information that extends the reach of black family studies and social history"
    https://www.archives.gov

3 days ago

Philly's little-known history of philanthropy rings true today | Perspective

...he also helped launch the American Bible Society—the same organization that recently relocated to 5th and Market streets on Independence Mall—serving as the first president of that nonprofit publisher of the...

    Philly's little-known history of philanthropy rings true today | Perspective
    A little-known trust the city administers is a reminder of the importance of philanthropy for promoting the common good. It's especially timely this time of year, when many Philadelphians face great needs. And it offers a reminder of what it takes for our nation to rebuild its frayed culture.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Five Below moves into 'Wowtown' on Market Street

Welcome to Wowtown, the new corporate home of tween and teen retailer Five Below at 701 Market St.

    Five Below moves into 'Wowtown' on Market Street - Philly
    The teen retailer officially moved its corporate headquarters staff to 701 Market St. into the Lit building in the last week. The Philly company continues to grow at a rapid clip, which necessitated the move. - Suzette Parmley, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

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