18 hours ago

Demolition has begun on the old Frankford Chocolate Factory in South Philly, despite preservationist concerns

Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

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150 N 6th Street

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
    https://whyy.org

19 hours ago

Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for ano...

Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for another quiet weather day with pleasant afternoon highs in the mid 60s for most locations and near 60 for higher elevations in the Poconos. We are looking at similar temperatures the rest of this week, with slightly cooler highs Tuesday.

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for another quiet weather day with pleasant afternoon highs in the mid 60s for most locations and near 60 for higher elevations in the Poconos. We are looking at...
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26 hours ago

35 hours ago

SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more informa...

SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more information about giving our kids safe places to play and summer lunches, come to Tilden Middle School on Monday night 4/23 from 5-7PM. *Please share*

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more information about giving our kids safe places to play and summer lunches, come to Tilden Middle School on Monday night 4/23 from 5-7PM. *Please share*
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37 hours ago

Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops

Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

150 N 6th Street

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
    https://whyy.org

39 hours ago

Good Saturday afternoon all. Hope you are enj...

Good Saturday afternoon all. Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather! Temperatures are slightly below average but still mild compared to how chilly this spring has been so far. Have a good weekend everyone!


44 hours ago

The Print Center added 5 new photos.

If you missed out on The Print Center’s book launch for renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1 we still have publications available! The beautifully crafted book was published by L'Artiere (Bentivoglio, Italy) in an edition of 700. The 64 pages contain 27 tritone black and white plates reproduced at the 10" x 8" size of Modica's original platinum/palladium contact prints. The luxe black cover is printed with silver ink. The book is available for $72. For more information, contact Evan Laudenslager at elaudenslager@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x2 or visit our website for details and press links. https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/january-1-pre-order


2 days ago

US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Moun...

Outside of a couple of warm days last week, temperatures in April have been well below normal. Though temperatures trend a bit warmer early next week, the last week of April will be at or slightly below normal. Temperatures at or slightly above normal are possible for first week of May.


2 days ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Shellbark ...

So cool to see the photos from Shellbark Hollow farm, our favorite goat cheese in the world. Beautiful farm, Pete and Jeanne!


2 days ago

Our special dedication ceremony for the new p...

Our special dedication ceremony for the new plaque honoring the USCT is Saturday April 21 at 11am, at Philadelphia National Ceremony. It's free and all are welcome!

    New Civil War Memorial To Be Unveiled in Philadelphia
    The Mütter Museum is co-sponsoring the dedication ceremony of the interpretive sign as the latest in a series of annual events commemorating the medical dimension of the Civil War. These events augment the exhibition, Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia.
    http://muttermuseum.org

2 days ago

These exhibitions close this Saturday, April ...

These exhibitions close this Saturday, April 21. It is not too late to see this amazing work! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/

    The Print Center
    These exhibitions close this Saturday, April 21. It is not too late to see this amazing work! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications...
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2 days ago

De canapis, from Le Grant Herbier, the first ...

De canapis, from Le Grant Herbier, the first major herbal printed in French. Our Historical Medical Library has a 3rd edition copy, from 1498: http://ow.ly/C8kf30jAXer


2 days ago

The Print Center added 4 new photos.

Thank you for coming out to The Print Center’s book launch for renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1! Congratulations Andrea Modica, and thank you for the beautiful publication that explores the Philadelphia tradition of the Mummers through portraits. Also we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our co-sponsor Photography Program at Drexel University for their support! The images are from Thursday, April 19, 2018, the evening of the book launch, enjoy! The first image is Andrea Modica posing with Ross, who is pictured in the book spread they are holding up! https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/january-1-pre-order


2 days ago

Good afternoon everyone. After a cool morning...

Good afternoon everyone. After a cool morning, most locations have warmed into the upper 40s to near 50. Saturday morning lows will also be quite chilly but we will rebound to an even warmer afternoon. Freeze warnings are in effect tonight for Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Cecil County in Maryland. For a specific forecast, enter your location on our webpage: https://www.weather.gov/phi/.


2 days ago

Schuylkill Banks added 3 new photos.

These green shirts (and the PECO employees wearing them) really brightened up a dreary Thursday. Thanks for your hard work and ongoing support of the trail, PECO!

2 days ago

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate ...

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the newest Schuylkill River Trail segment #onthecircuit this morning!


2 days ago

In The News! The Print Center is pleased to ...

In The News! The Print Center is pleased to have launched renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1. Thank you Peter Crimmins for this piece and interview. Congratulations Andrea Modica!

    Mummers off Broad: New book of photos documents a decade of wenches
    Not many people have the Mummers on their minds in April, but photographer Andrea Modica is not the typical Mummer photographer. Thursday, she is releasing "January 1," a book of photographs shot over 10 years, one day per year. It features formal, black and white portraits of wenches taken on Two Street immediately after the annual New Year's Day parade.
    https://whyy.org

2 days ago

Happy Friday Facebook family! We're spreading...

Happy Friday Facebook family! We're spreading love heading into weekend. Love Now Media has a special exhibition at The Colored Girls Museum, "Urgent Care A Social Care Experience Part Two" opens this Sunday. Gather your friends + family tours are available are every hour from 1:00-5:00pm. http://www.thecoloredgirlsmuseum.com/


2 days ago

While most of Center City’s pedestrian traffi...

While most of Center City’s pedestrian traffic peaks during the week around lunchtime and late afternoon, the area between Rittenhouse Square and Broad Street peaks on weekends, pointing to its status as a regional destination for retail and entertainment. Details in State of Center City 2018, coming April 24. Click the link below for details and how to get your copy. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Pedestrian Counts
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    https://centercityphila.org

2 days ago

Three farmers' market open tomorrow: Chestnut...

Three farmers' market open tomorrow: Chestnut Hill, Bryn Mawr, Rittenhouse. The ramps season continues at each market. Look for the return of local producers, like Herbal Springs Farmstead at Bryn Mawr. See you at the markets tomorrow.

    Three Farmers' Markets Open Tomorrow
    http://web-extract.constantcontact.com

2 days ago

The sun will come out on Sunday! 🌞 Come joi...

The sun will come out on Sunday! 🌞 Come join the fun with FoCA, Miss Pam, and Ms. Pauline as we celebrate Earth Day! Sunday, April 22nd at 11 a.m. at the Triangles (23rd and South).


2 days ago

Center City District shared a link.

    15th Street station upgrade is on track
    Shanina Williams deals with the challenges of using public transportation every day. As the 25-year-old mother approached the turnstile at the 15th Street SEPTA station in the concourse below the iconic Clothespin sculpture on Wednesday with a stroller carrying her infant son, Nyair, she faced a familiar obstacle: Stairs.
    http://www.phillytrib.com

2 days ago

There is still time to sign up and help clean...

There is still time to sign up and help clean up Rittenhouse Square Park on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 from 10 am - 12 pm. Email info@friendsofrittenhouse.org to volunteer.


2 days ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared The Raw Sp...

The Raw Spa is where to shop for locally sourced, natural skin care...

    The Raw Spa
    Hey there #Philadelphia! Looking for #weekend plans? Well, The Raw Spa will be setting up at #Rittenhouse Square this #Saturday from 10 am-2pm! Swing by to check out what #fresh, local made #skincare...
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2 days ago

It's time to celebrate! Join us on the CHOP R...

It's time to celebrate! Join us on the CHOP Roberts Center Plaza (off the South Street Bridge) for the South to Christian dedication ceremony at 10am! There will be a great lineup of speakers, followed by free @shakeshack custard and pretzels. More info: https://bit.ly/2IQtVWa


2 days ago

Still a little cool and breezy today but it w...

Still a little cool and breezy today but it will be dry with plenty of sunshine. Fair weather with sunshine persists through the weekend into early next week with a gradual warming trend. For local forecast details specific to your location please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.


3 days ago

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 80,000 BTU 95% GAS FURNACE WITH AIR AND RELATED DUCT WORK

    909 S 25TH ST Issued April 18, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACED 3/4" WATER SERVICE..... PA ONE CALL #2018-1011616

    2219 KIMBALL ST Issued April 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

LAST WEEK - CLOSES THIS SATURDAY APRIL 21. WE...

LAST WEEK - CLOSES THIS SATURDAY APRIL 21. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications Image: Kate Shepherd, Dark Orange White Stacks, Notched (4, 5), 2011, Pigmented linen pulp on pigmented linen and cotton paper, 30 1/4” x 21 1/2”, Unique, Published by Dieu Donné, Courtesy of Dieu Donné, In Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné, http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/


3 days ago

The Rosenbach will be closed on Saturday, Apr...

The Rosenbach will be closed on Saturday, April 21 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    The Rosenbach
    The Rosenbach, Philadelphia, PA. 3,968 likes · 106 talking about this · 330 were here. At the Rosenbach, over 400,000 works of literature, history, & fine and decorative art come together in...
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3 days ago

Looking to begin the next chapter in your car...

Looking to begin the next chapter in your career?! Our friends at Interactive Mechanics are hiring a Business Development Manager. We don't like to pick favorites, but let's just say they are a rad group of folks to work alongside. 😉 Learn more about the position and the team below. Don't sleep on this - the projected start date is June 2018.

    Jobs - Interactive Mechanics
    We're a small, close-knit group of designers, developers, and content specialists who build amazing things, and we'd love for you to join us.
    http://interactivemechanics.com

3 days ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 6 new photo...

We're planning for a real fun market this Saturday, hope you'll join us. Tulips and other spring flowers in bloom, the ramps and fiddlehead fern season continues for another week, the first of the spring produce, Anita's Guacamole, MoJo's Pop Co, all that great food from the local chefs and bakers...the list goes on! See you Saturday.


3 days ago

Whether you drive it or avoid it, conflict is...

Whether you drive it or avoid it, conflict is going to show up. And whatever your role is in your organization, you can cultivate skills to handle it. Join CultureWorks and Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance for this evenings workshop centered around Conflict Management. The workshop will start at 6pm and is open to all, co-op lovers and artistic entrepreneurs, emerging to established leaders, and beyond. Please RSVP below.

    PACA @ CW // Conflict Management: How to manage and use it
    In partnership with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) will offer a workshop series aimed at developing leadership capacity and skills. This month, we'll focus on: Conflict Management: How to manage and make better use of it // What do you do when conflict emerges?
    https://cultureworks-x-paca.ticketleap.com

3 days ago

Preservationists seek second opinion on Chocolate Factory building in bid to save structure

Feibush, who completed his $15.5 million purchase of the 2101 Washington Ave. property Monday, received a zoning permit for the demolition last week after the Department of Licenses and Inspections deemed it imminently dangerous, based on studies by the developer’s engineers.

    Preservationists seek second opinion on Chocolate Factory building in bid to save structure - Philly
    Preservation Alliance executive director Paul Steinke said he's asked the building's new owner, developer Ori Feibush, to let him tour the building with a structural engineer to see whether the property is actually in bad enough condition to warrant its immediate demolition.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Showers are currently moving into the area fr...

Showers are currently moving into the area from the west. Temperatures will remain warm enough for rain but some snow is likely to mix in for the Poconos and extreme northwest New Jersey. Rain and snow showers should move out of the area by mid afternoon. Winds will pick up as showers move through and will remain blustery through the evening with lows in the mid 30s throughout much of the region and near 30 for the Poconos and northern New Jersey.

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    Showers are currently moving into the area from the west. Temperatures will remain warm enough for rain but some snow is likely to mix in for the Poconos and extreme northwest New Jersey. Rain and...
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3 days ago

New office towers are rising but Philadelphia...

New office towers are rising but Philadelphia’s office sector growth lags behind its peer markets. The premium on space downtown was 10% in 2017, compared to 112% in Boston and 74% in D.C. central business districts, and the national average of 25%. Details in State of Center City 2018, coming April 24. Click below for more info and to get your copy. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Office
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    https://centercityphila.org

3 days ago

JOIN US Today, Thursday, April 19 for a recep...

JOIN US Today, Thursday, April 19 for a reception and book launch for January 1 with the artist Andrea Modica at The Print Center, 6:00-7:30pm. Thanks philly artblog! PRE-ORDER YOUR SIGNED BOOK or SPECIAL EDITION TODAY! For more information, contact Evan Laudenslager at elaudenslager@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x2 This program is co-sponsored by the Photography Program at Drexel University. http://printcenter.org/100/event/book-launch-3/


3 days ago

“Black troops were regarded as second-class c...

“Black troops were regarded as second-class citizens,” said Hicks, “and often received lesser quality of equipment and clothing, and maybe only one doctor per regiment.” On April 21 at 11 a.m., Mütter Museum Director Robert Hicks will join Mayor Kenney, U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Pa.), and other politicians, historians and Civil War reenactors at the Philadelphia National Cemetery, to unveil an informational panel erected by the Veterans Administration that celebrates the achievements of the United States Colored Troops.

    Mutter exhibit recalls how the sacrifices of black Civil War troops advanced medicine - Philly
    Struck down by disease far more frequently than their white comrades, with nearly double the death rate, black soldiers who joined the U.S. Colored Troops would prove pivotal to medicine's understanding of the greatest public health crisis in the young nation's history.
    http://www.philly.com

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