50 min ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philadelphia Struggles to Balance Historic Preservation and Equity
    As Jared Brey points out, there's been little perceived need to protect existing structures in a city that's been desperate for development for decades. Now, that may be changing, but making sure historic preservation respects communities of color and does not become a tool of gentrification remains a challenge.
    https://nonprofitquarterly.org

8 hours ago

E-A-G-L-E-S! Here we have a magnificent eagle...

E-A-G-L-E-S! Here we have a magnificent eagle from “American Ornithology,” by Alexander Wilson. It is part of an impressive nine volume set that was published in Philadelphia between 1808-1814. Enjoy our Philadelphia eagle, and the big game. #flyeaglesfly #PhiladelphiaEagles #NFCChampionshipGame #6ABCAction 🦅

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    E-A-G-L-E-S! Here we have a magnificent eagle from "American Ornithology," by Alexander Wilson. It is part of an impressive nine volume set that was published in Philadelphia between 1808-1814. Enjoy...
    https://www.facebook.com

9 hours ago

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grow...

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grownup version of the misguided Youth, with a distinct sense of irony... and a kinetic, eclectic score that ranges from gospel to punk rock." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    'Passing Strange' at the Wilma: Updated, rocking tale of Youth's quest for identity
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" at the Wilma Theater tells an often-told tale: The self-glorifying, distinctly unheroic artist-hero questing for his identity through changes of scene, sexual encounters that stop short of love, and the supposedly redemptive act of creation.
    http://www.philly.com

12 hours ago

What's better than having the home team in th...

What's better than having the home team in the playoffs? Watching the game with a bunch of neighbors! Support our local businesses and watch the game tonight at a Bella Vista bar or restaurant. GO EAGLES!

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    What's better than having the home team in the playoffs? Watching the game with a bunch of neighbors! Support our local businesses and watch the game tonight at a Bella Vista bar or restaurant. GO...
    https://www.facebook.com

27 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City of Philadelphia | Revenue Department
    http://www.phila.gov

36 hours ago

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government...

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, we are unable to use any of our social media channels. National Archives facilities are closed and activities are canceled with some exceptions. See Archives.gov for details.

    National Archives |
    Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.
    https://www.archives.gov

37 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared John...

    John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center
    If you're attending the Women's March in Philadelphia tomorrow, please consider dropping by the William Way LGBT Community Center afterwards to donate your LGBTQ-themed signs, banners, buttons,...
    https://www.facebook.com

44 hours ago

  • ADDITION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A ONE (1) STORY ADDITION WITH A ROOF DECK AND A ROOF ACCESS STRUCTURE ABOVE AN EXISTING TWO STORY STRUCTURE AS PER PLANS. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WORK.

    711 FULTON ST Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

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45 hours ago

Square One Coffee Roasters Won a 2018 Good Food Award!

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    Square One Coffee Roasters Won a 2018 Good Food Award!
    The word is out! We've been named a Winner of the 2018 Good Food Awards in the Coffee category for our Ethiopia Mormora.
    https://www.squareonecoffee.com

2 days ago

Students from out of catchment received notif...

Students from out of catchment received notification today of their acceptances, and must submit their intent to enroll by January 29 at 5pm!

    Notification Process
    District Students: You must log into your School Net Account (the same way you applied to the schools back in September). From there, you will click on the School Selection icon which will take you to your application. There will now be a link that says "click here to see results".
    https://www.philasd.org

2 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Acad...

The new restaurant in the old Couer space (8th & Christian) is Acadia and their grand opening is this weekend. Yes, they still have a fireplace!

    Acadia's Grand Opening! @acadiaphilly
    Good cooking. Good eating. Good loving! Join us for our grand opening. We are bringing southern New Orleas style cuisine to South Philly. Come out to...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days 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
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days 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."
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

What Does $1,200 Rent You In Washington Square West, Today?

Listed at $1,195 / month, this studio apartment is located at 319 South 10th St. In the unit, you can expect hardwood floors, a dishwasher, good closet space and plenty...

Next, there's this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment situated at 914 Pine St. It's also listed for $1,195 / month. The building features on-site laundry and...

Here's a studio apartment at 400 South 9th St., which is going for $1,160 / month. In the unit, you'll get hardwood floors...

Finally, located at 322 S 10th St., here's a studio apartment that's listed for $1,150/ month. In the unit...

    What Does $1,200 Rent You In Washington Square West, Today?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Washington Square West? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to scoring an apartment in the neighborhood if you've got $1,200 / month earmarked for your rent.
    http://6abc.com

2 days 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

2 days ago

For the roughly 1/2 of QV residents who are r...

For the roughly 1/2 of QV residents who are renters, the fine folks at Community Legal Services have produced a valuable guide for tenants.

    PhillyTenant.Org - Resources for Renting in Philadelphia
    The information provided on PhillyTenant.org is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. For legal advice or representation, tenants should consult an attorney. Theme by Anders Norén
    http://www.phillytenant.org

2 days 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

2 days ago

2 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    SEAL 5" LATERAL-PA1#20180170036-SEAL 5" LATERAL AT THE CURB LINE BY REMOVING THE HOUSE TRAP AND HERMETICALLY SEALING THE LATERAL BY A CAP OR PLUG PER SECTION P-606.1 OF THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004 - "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"

    752 S 8TH ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    SEAL 5" LATERAL-PA1#20180170036-SEAL 5" LATERAL AT THE CURB LINE BY REMOVING THE HOUSE TRAP AND HERMETICALLY SEALING THE LATERAL BY A CAP OR PLUG PER SECTION P-606.1 OF THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004 - "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"

    754 S 8TH ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE WATER AND DRAIN LINES TO 11 FIXTURES (SFD)

    730 S HUTCHINSON ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment

3 days 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

3 days ago

As part of the public events that surround ea...

As part of the public events that surround each Wind Challenge exhibition, Challenge 2 artist Jerry Kaba will bring AWFUL (Art Wrestling Federation Urban League) wrestling to Fleisher in the form of a Sanctuary Slam Friday, Jan. 26, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Imagine a wrestling show featuring Philadelphia’s favorite artists, comedians, and musicians with all the pomp and flair of 1980s wrestling with just 10 percent of the athleticism. Free and open to the public, AWFUL promises a smile, a surprise or two, and probably some tears. Regardless, you’re guaranteed to have an AWFUL good time!

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    As part of the public events that surround each Wind Challenge exhibition, Challenge 2 artist Jerry Kaba will bring AWFUL (Art Wrestling Federation Urban League) wrestling to Fleisher in the form of...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Queen Village Neighbors Association shared an...

Those of you who frequent Red Hook have probably already seen this exhibit. If not, tomorrow is your last chance! Red Hook is hosting an "exhibit closing party" where you can meet the artists and learn about the Tuesday Darkroom Class at Fleisher Art Memorial.

    Exhibit Closing Party
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days 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!...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Philly makes the shortlist for new Amazon HQ!...

Philly makes the shortlist for new Amazon HQ!!

    Philly Makes Amazon's List of Top 20 HQ2 Finalists
    The company just announced its short list. This is a developing story. Check back for more information. Congrats, Philly. Amazon has narrowed its list of potential host cities for its second headquarters, and Philly made it through the first round of cuts.
    http://www.phillymag.com

3 days ago

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    • Thefts

      600 Block S. 07th St. January 12, 2018 @ 7:29 p.m. Comment

3 days ago

4 days ago

Many thanks to all of the neighbors who helpe...

Many thanks to all of the neighbors who helped clean up our school yards, playground, and streets this Monday.

    Resounding Success for MLK Day of Service and Projects Around Queen Village
    Despite temperatures that hovered just around 30 degrees, approximately 40-50 people came out, adults and kids alike, to pitch in for Nebinger Schoolyard, Weccacoe playground and the 400 block of Monroe; Meredith Elementary. Later, volunteers were invited back to Weccacoe's Community Room for hot dogs, lemonade, coffee and treats.
    https://qvna.org

4 days ago

Friends of Vare-Washington shared Math Corps ...

Still cold out, but never too early to start planning for summer vacation!

    Math Corps Philadelphia
    Math Corps Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 189 likes · 29 talking about this. Math Corps Philadelphia's goal is to bring motivated urban youth from the 30% in math achievement to the 90%...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

The QVNA Weekly Digest - 01/17/2018 -

The QVNA Weekly Digest - 01/17/2018 -

    QVNA Weekly Newsletter
    Read the latest issue of QVNA's e-newletter to learn about events and programs happening in and near Philadelphia's first neighborhood.
    https://us5.campaign-archive.com

4 days ago

We're proud to see two Fleisher teaching arti...

We're proud to see two Fleisher teaching artists, Grimaldi Baez and Ricky Yanas, involved in this. Read more about their discoveries and don't miss the exhibition, which is on view at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Kensington through February 17.

    In Puerto Rico, Philadelphia artists find activism in wake of hurricanes
    In the aftermath of the multiple hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last year, a group of Philadelphia artist rallied $14,000 in donations, used to send solar powered lights and water filters to the island. "That's what was asked for. Those were the things that were needed," said Grimaldi Baez, who was born on the island and still visits frequently.
    https://whyy.org

4 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.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

4 days ago

Resounding Success for MLK Day of Service and Projects Around Queen Village

Despite temperatures that hovered just around 30 degrees, approximately 40-50 people came out, adults and kids alike, to pitch in for Nebinger Schoolyard, Weccacoe playground and the 400 block of Monroe; Meredith Elementary.  Later, volunteers were invited back to Weccacoe’s Community Room for hot dogs, lemonade, coffee and treats.

    Resounding Success for MLK Day of Service and Projects Around Queen Village
    Despite temperatures that hovered just around 30 degrees, approximately 40-50 people came out, adults and kids alike, to pitch in for Nebinger Schoolyard, Weccacoe playground and the 400 block of Monroe; Meredith Elementary. Later, volunteers were invited back to Weccacoe's Community Room for hot dogs, lemonade, coffee and treats.
    https://qvna.org

4 days ago

Friends of Vare-Washington shared their event...

Join us tonight at Lilypad!

    Friends of Vare-Washington Meeting
    https://www.facebook.com

4 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

    Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
    Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
    http://giphy.com

4 days ago

Weather update: all afternoon and evening cla...

Weather update: all afternoon and evening classes will run as scheduled today.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we pr...

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we promise we won't complain about trash delays. (ICYMI, collection 1 day behind this week due to MLK holiday)

    News of Bella Vista Jan. 17
    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

4 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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