Old City Philadelphia
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.
Councilman Mark Squilla says the association was hobbled by the cost of being sued twice in 13 months. Even though the cases didn’t go to court, he says, the OCCA faced $10,000 in legal bills.
A City Council committee has agreed to relax zoning restrictions in a portion of Old City near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Philadelphia has no shortage of ghost signs, left over from its two centuries as an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse. Some have been reincarnated in surprising ways.
City councilman Mark Squilla thinks horse-drawn carriages should be allowed to operate during the afternoon rush hour, when they are currently prohibited.
Kenneth Enriquez-Santiago was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison, and co-defendant Steven Ferguson, who delivered the fatal blow to Kevin Kless, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison.
Tuesday’s chilly weather didn’t exactly have people fighting for outdoor seating at Old City restaurants.
This week Hadas previews two dining-out fundraisers coming up this month, and talks with the organizer of “Main Line Restaurant Week,” also this month.
The nearly 13,000-pound bell was removed from its tower at 3rd and Chestnut Streets today to make way for a new Revolutionary War museum.
The incident happened just before 2:30am Sunday morning.
Many in these parts already knew it, but Philadelphia’s Old City is getting national attention, as one of 12 neighborhoods in America in which art is thriving.
Authorities say Felix Carrillo was involved in the initial confrontation with victim Kevin Kless but did not deliver the fatal blow.
It took 18 months and $89-million to rehab a historic Old City office building and make it Philadelphia’s newest luxury hotel. Hotel Monaco, adjacent to Independence Mall, opened on Thursday.
Tourism officials are touting some special — and possibly spooky — events coming up next month in Old City.
Numbered streets from Front to Fourth are being closed at various times for repaving, and it’s expected to continue for a few more weeks at least.