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William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center updated their cover photo.
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  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    2ND FLOOR FIT OUT. RECONFIGURATIION OF OFFICE SPACE TO CONSTRUCT 15 OFFICES, 1 STORAGE ROOM AND 2 CONFERENCE ROOMS, AS PER PLANS. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR M,E,P.

    107-15 S 2ND ST Issued April 20, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A ROOF DECK AND ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE (FOR ACCESS TO ROOF DECK ONLY) ABOVE AN EXISTING ATTACHED BUILDING. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN APPLICATION/PLANS. FOR USE AS ROOF DECK ACCESSORY TO EXISTING MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING [FIVE (5) DWELLING UNITS] WITH EXISTING LIBRARY AND CULTURAL EXIBITS USE (ART GALLERY) ON THE FIRST FLOOR FRONT.

    51 N 2ND ST Issued April 20, 2018 Comment
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    ERECTION OF ROOF DECK AND PILOT HOUSE ADDITIONS ACCESSORY TO EXISTING DWELLING UNIT 'I' ABOVE AN EXISTING THREE STORY BUILDING WITH A COMMERCIAL SPACE AND FIVE DWELLING UNITS AS PER APPROVED PLANS AND BBS VARIANCE NO. 32239. BUILDING NOT REQUIRED TO BE SPRINKLERED. *FIRE ALARM SYSTEM MUST BE EXTENDED TO PILOT HOUSE WITH A HORN AND STROBE ON THE EXTERIOR AND UNIT 'I' MUST BE EQUIPPED THROUGHOUT WITH HARD-WIRED INTERCONNECTED SMOKE DETECTORS PER BBS VARIANCE PROVISO* **SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ANY MEP WORK**

    51 N 2ND ST Issued April 20, 2018 Comment

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The Center for Art in Wood added 2 new photos...

Today, Sat, April 21st is the last day of the exhibition Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon! While you're here enjoy Earth Day at the Center with hands-on crafts with recycled materials, info on keeping the planet beautiful, and free giveaways! Open until 5 pm.


22 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

We're happy to welcome our friends at Comcast to the Center for Comcast Cares Day. 50 volunteers will be working on five projects to support our mission. Thank you Comcast! #ComcastCaresDay


22 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Stop by this weekend to take in all of the amazing pieces made by Our Community. Visit our website here for more information on the exhibition: https://www.theclaystudio.org/exhibitions/our-community-2018 Artists pictured: Nikki Lau Charity Thackston Luke Desmone Maria Albornez


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PierTom posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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41 hours ago

Old City District shared FYI Philly's video.

New restaurants in Old City will be featured on FYI Philly this Saturday! 😀

    FYI Philly
    Saturday on FYI Philly we have tailgating tips for Winterthur Point-to-Point, Ducis Rodgers shows off his comedic genius, and new restaurants in Old City District and South Philly. Check out a...
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42 hours ago

Saturday, April 21st is the last day to exper...

Saturday, April 21st is the last day to experience Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon. While you're here join us for Earth Day at the Center and enjoy hands-on crafts, information on how to keep our planet happy, and free giveaways! Open 10 am - 5 pm. For more info: http://ow.ly/9ZrT30jB5Vo


43 hours ago

Old City has a thriving dining scene, and Roy...

Old City has a thriving dining scene, and Royal Boucherie and Vista Peru were named among the Hottest Restaurants in Philadelphia by Eater Philly!

    The Hottest Restaurants in Philly Right Now, January 2018
    Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater always want to know: Where should I eat right now? What are the hottest new places? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a resource covering Philly's most essential restaurants, it's not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment.
    https://philly.eater.com

46 hours ago

A trip to Winterthur's Point-to-Point race

At 4th and Chestnut, there's a new all-day French Bistro dubbed Chez Ben that's an ode to Ben Franklin and his love of French food. Alicia Vitarelli checks it out.

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401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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    FYI Philly: Point-to-Point at Winterthur
    This week on FYI Philly, we get our tailgating game down for Winterthur's Point-to-Point. While there, we explore a first-of-its-kind garden exhibition. Ducis Rodgers takes to the stage to test his comedic chops. Plus we check out a new restaurant in Old City and a hidden South Philly gem.
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46 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 5 new photos.

Congrats to our former Education Staff and instructors, Carin Sankus (Carin Sankus Ceramics) and Grace Tessein on their thesis exhibitions. Check our their instagram accounts for more information on their shows: https://www.instagram.com/carinsankus https://www.instagram.com/gracetessein And their websites: https://www.carinsankus.com https://www.gracetessein.com


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  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 2 DIRECT VENT FURANCES & AC UNITS. CONDENSING UNITS NOT TO BE VISIBLE FROM PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY (SFD) UNIT 8

    24 S FRONT ST Issued April 10, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.


2 days ago

Evaluating Black Representation and the Black Imagination in ​Séancers

This thought-provoking performance runs from May 10 – May 12 at FringeArts’ waterfront headquarters, 140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.). Tickets cost $15 for students and are available by phone at 215-413-1318 or online at FringeArts.com.

    Evaluating Black Representation and the Black Imagination in ​Séancers
    By: Kyle O'Kane This May, FringeArts presents Séancers, an innovative production created by Bessie Award nominated Nigerian-American curator, poet, and performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. His performance, to be presented from May 10-12 on the FringeArts stage, centers around one main theme: blackness.
    https://campusphilly.org

2 days ago

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

2 days ago

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Join our team! Delawa...

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Join our team! Delaware River Waterfront is seeking an Event Operations Intern to provide support to Delaware River Waterfront’s newly created Program Operations Team! Think you'll be a good fit? Apply today! 👇

    Event Operations Intern
    The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is seeking an Event Operations Intern to provide support to DRWC's newly created Program Operations Team. DRWC produces nearly 100 events inclusive of concerts, festivals, fundraisers, performances and art installations along the Delaware waterfront during the summer season.
    http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

2 days ago

June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Wind...

June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Windgate ITE International Residency Program. All of us are excited to meet the 2018 Fellows but until then here's a look back at the 2017 Windgate ITE Fellows. To learn more about our Windgate ITE International Residency Program follow the link: http://ow.ly/savk30jzEmW

    The Center for Art in Wood
    June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Windgate ITE International Residency Program. All of us are excited to meet the 2018 Fellows but until then here's a look back at the 2017 Windgate ITE...
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2 days ago

The Museum of the American Revolution opened ...

The Museum of the American Revolution opened one year ago today! 🎉 The museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community on Thursday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with tickets (walk-up only) becoming available at 2 p.m. for 3 p.m. entry. There will also be festivities throughout the weekend. Congratulations, Museum of the American Revolution! 🎉

    Museum of the American Revolution offering free admission on one-year anniversary
    Last year on April 19, the Museum of the American Revolution opened to the public. On the one year anniversary, the history museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community. Inside, visitors can explore the history of how America broke free from Britain.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

2 days ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

In our holdings here in Philadelphia, we have over 2,500 Alien’s Applications for Permission to Depart. With the passing of the Wartime Measure Act in 1918, documentation for travel became a priority in the United States. During World War I, there was an influx of people moving between borders throughout the world, often without any form of official documentation. By implementing this Act, the United States could better control its borders by requiring all U.S. citizens to acquire a passport and non-citizens to acquire visas. These particular applications were submitted by aliens for permission to leave the U.S. and go to a specific country for a specified reason. More often than not, the requests were made to return to their home country and be reunited with family, take up a job, handle family matters, or work on newly inherited land they had acquired since emigrating. Included in the application files were photographs, extensive background information on the individual, list of residences, references, and their reason for requesting departure. One example of these applications is shared here: Paolo Romano a resident of South Philadelphia. Romano’s departure was not immediately granted, due to the fact that crucial documents were missing from his application. Included in this file are also letters in which the Commissioner specifically requested that Mr. Romano to obtain proper documentation from the local draft board in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Romano responded to this request by explaining that he felt his life would be at risk if he went to Baltimore to secure the necessary permit. He believed that the Mafia had made him a marked man, and pleaded for his application to be granted without the form. When asked for his reason for departure Romano wrote: “On account that my wife is dead, I have 2 children to take care of and because of the fact that I have been threatened to be killed by the so called (”Mafia”) or Black Hand.” On November 11th, Paolo wrote: “Without answering your letter, I respect as I have said verbally that it is absolutely impossible for me – in Baltimore, Maryland, because I have been condemned to death by dissolute persons – which – this great nation -----. Therefore I apply to the Federal Police and the legal measures that a permission will be given to me to leave the U.S. where my life is in great danger.” The Commissioner wrote to the Chief of Foreign Permits Office on November 16th, “The applicant was questioned by Inspector Zimmerman at the time the application was filed and he explained that he felt that he was a marked man although he had received no communication from anyone threatening his life, but that twice he had been shot at and other incidents had occurred which made him thank that someone was endeavoring to take his life; he could not explain what these “other incidents” were.” In the end, the Commissioner granted his application to depart to Italy, even though Paolo’s application was not complete. The photograph of Paolo is shared below, but you can read his full application as well as thousands of others by visiting our research room. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NARA #PhillyArchives #wwi #immigration #mafia #theblackhand #alien CITATION: Alien Application for Permission to Depart from the United States for Paolo Romano; 3; Office of the Commissioner, Philadelphia; RG 085 Immigration and Naturalization; National Archives at Philadelphia (567234) and (PH-3587).


3 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

Give OUT day is the only national day of LGBT giving. In 2018, we are raising funds to replace our ragtag bunch of metal folding chairs. A new chair is just $26! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40


3 days ago

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    INSTALL A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BLDG AS PER NFPA 72 CC DISTRICT

    212 MARKET ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of givi...

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that engages thousands of people throughout the U.S. to Give OUT in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

    Give OUT Day
    April 20th is Give OUT Day, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24hr online fundraising event to unite the community & raise critical funds for nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community.
    https://www.giveoutday.org

3 days ago

Penn's Landing shared Race Street Pier's post...

FREE EVENT! Enjoy light bites, drinks, + networking with your fellow yogies at the Yoga On The Pier presented by Aetna Preview Party at United By Blue April 27! Register here 👇

    Free Yoga on the Race Street Pier Presented by Aetna Preview Party
    Philadelphia's favorite free workout series, Free Yoga on Race Street Pier Presented by Aetna, will return on Saturday, April 28th and we're celebrating its season plus its amazing coordinator, Malik Wilson.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

3 days ago

Mark Your Calendars: The Farmers Market at Ch...

Mark Your Calendars: The Farmers Market at Christ Church returns in one month! Opening Day is Wednesday, May 16 🌸 Info: https://bit.ly/2q8BFuO


3 days ago

Old City District shared KYW Newsradio's post...

Read about Silence Dogood's Tavern's efforts to help Christ Church, Philadelphia at KYW Newsradio:

    Old City Bar Starts Fundraiser To Help Neighboring Church
    Breaking News PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The "Church Lady" will be raising money to help an Old City church paint its steeple. "The Church Lady is a fabulous summer cocktail with some blueberry vodka, fresh blueberries, a little bit of seltzer and some fresh lemonade," said Eric Keiles, owner of Silence Dogood's Tavern at 2nd and Market Streets.
    https://kywnews.radio.com

3 days ago

Today we want to take a moment to honor the l...

Today we want to take a moment to honor the life of Barbara Bush who died yesterday at the age of 92. The wife of President George H. W. Bush, and the mother of President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush was by all accounts an outspoken, witty, and formidable women. She was an advocate for many causes, most notably of which was her work championing literacy. The photograph featured here is from the 86th Army-Navy game that was held in Philadelphia in 1985. To then Vice President George H. W. Bush’s excitement as a veteran of the Navy, the Navy Midshipmen won this game 17-7. Barbara is pictured here by his side, where she stood throughout their 73 years of marriage and many years in public service. Barbara is survived by her husband and children, and will be remembered and honored by the entire country. Citation: Vice President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush at the 86 th Army-Navy Game, Box 41, Events, Public Relations, Philadelphia Navy Yard, RG 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, National Archives at Philadelphia, (NAID: 279176) (HMS ID: PH-6334). #barbarabush #bush #41 #georgehwbush #archives #history #army #navy #nara


3 days ago

Congratulations to our Resident Artist, Ahron...

Congratulations to our Resident Artist, Ahrong Kim for her feature in Ceramics Monthly! Here is a link to the online version of the article: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/2018-emerging-artist-ahrong-kim/#


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