Old City Philadelphia
The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.
Melissa Alam, the owner, is naming it The Hive.
The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.
The renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.
As demolition for the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution gets underway in earnest in Old City Philadelphia, the museum is announcing a sizeable monetary gift of support.
The judge, noting that one victim suffered some permanent injuries, said the defendant, Santos Centeno, is lucky he isn’t facing a murder conviction.
Jason Cichonski was quickly eliminated in this season’s “Top Chef” TV competition. Not dwelling on that, he is opening his second Philadelphia restaurant.
The fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.
New meets old. Development and redevelopment projects are in the works near 3rd and Market Streets in Old City. And something that is not so common in the historic district….chain stores.
Volunteers were helping beautify Independence National Park on Saturday after the partial government shutdown left the area covered in leaves and debris.
Employees of the historic City Tavern restaurant in Old City Philadelphia returned to work on Saturday after being sent home 10 days ago as part of the government shutdown.
Tourists on the historical circuit were finding slim pickings today, with the major sites closed for the government funding crisis.
The “Honor, Sacrifice, and Freedom Tour” covers 13 sights in Philadelphia and one in Camden (at the Battleship New jersey, which you’ll just be able to look at from afar).
The sound effect, along with a ten-foot-tall inflatable rat, are the centerpieces of a protest by union workers who say the hotel is using out-of-town labor for renovations.
For the first time next month, galleries, shops, restaurants, museums, and other venues in Old City Philadelphia will be going to their sidewalks for a one-day festival.