Old City Philadelphia
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.
“The Revolutionary War buried thousands here, and every time we do an installment, an excavation, or a root grinding, we have to have an archeologist on site, by law,” says the park’s facility manager.
Kerri Holland testified that she and victim Kevin Kless were walking arm-in-arm when Kless was pulled away from her by two men who attacked from behind and started beating Kless on the head.
Attendees heard first from Pennsylvania’s attorney general who, for the first time in decades, is a woman.
For some businesses, social media just fits.
Old City Philadelphia is stooping to new levels to handle a doggy dilemma: how to handle dog waste. It’s lead to the ‘Scoop the Poop’ campaign.
Window manufacturer Arthur Berkowitz developed a new system which allows high-efficiency windows to be installed without disrupting — or damaging — the existing building.
The City of Philadelphia has posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the savage beating death of 23-year-old Kevin Kless early Saturday morning. The Philadelphia FOP added $5,000 more.
An emotional Mayor Nutter said he had “a very heartfelt” phone conversation with Kendall Kless in upstate New York, in which he expressed his condolences for the beating death of her son Kevin, 23.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is out with a survey that finds more and more motorists are putting off buying a new car, opting instead to go the repair route.
Lisa Acker Moulder, director of the Betsy Ross House, says that from December 26th through 31st, they’ll be hosting free historic chocolate-making demonstrations.
Shane Confectionery, at 110 Market Street, dates to 1863. It is reopening now under the ownership of Eric and Ryan Berley, who also run the Franklin Fountain a few doors away.
This windy Friday created some scary moments for a woman pushing her baby in a carriage in this morning near Independence Hall.