Blurring The Lines

  • The second of three public meetings for West Park—among the first districts designated to initiate the comprehensive Philadelphia2035 plan—was held last night at St. Joe’s. PlanPhilly reports that while some creative discussion was held on how best to address the area’s scattered and vacant residential lots, traffic concerns proved to be the evening’s refrain.
  • Regardless of how one felt about Geno’s Joey Vento, Phawker.com contends that the outspoken owner defined the neighborhood surrounding “cheesesteak junction” at 9th & Passyunk—one immigrant community resisting the advent of another.
  • The Fraternal Order of Police is “asking for a little dignity,” reports the Inquirer, as FOP President John McNesby urges the city to address concerns regarding the deplorable conditions in the city’s police facilities.
  • UArts presents “BLUR,” an exhibit aiming to synthesize several “established disciplines including painting, architecture, sculpture, industrial design and performance.” Go see these blurred lines at the exhibit’s opening on Thursday at the Hamilton Gallery at Broad & Pine, 5PM to 7PM.
  • Who ever said that city parks needed to be large, or even permanent? FlyingKite.com looks at “Park(ing) Day” 2011 on Walnut Street.
About the author

Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Renovations In Bella Vista Reveal Barber Supply And Bootlegging Biz

Renovations In Bella Vista Reveal Barber Supply And Bootlegging Biz

September 25, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes a spin around the old Via Bicycle shop on 9th Street where a barber supply company peddled boozy contraband during Prohibition > more

Without Remediation, Diamond In The Rough A Risky Play

Without Remediation, Diamond In The Rough A Risky Play

September 22, 2017  |  Vantage

How safe is safe enough? Environmental researcher Coryn Wolk explores the potential public health risks at a youth baseball field built on top of an industrial alloy production site surrounded by an oil refining complex > more

Wayne Junction Moves Forward With Revitalization

Wayne Junction Moves Forward With Revitalization

September 20, 2017  |  News

Developer Ken Weinstein unveils transit-oriented development plans for Wayne Junction district. GroJLart has the story > more

Inside Northeast Philly's Temple Of Ryerss

Inside Northeast Philly’s Temple Of Ryerss

September 19, 2017  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. takes us on a fall field trip to the Ryerss Mansion, an eccentric, little-known house museum in the Great Northeast > more

Unlisted Philadelphia: Locust Theatre

Unlisted Philadelphia: Locust Theatre

September 14, 2017  |  Unlisted Philadelphia

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. In this installment, a marvelous movie house in West Philly > more

Monument Lab: A City-Wide Art Museum That Asks Us To

Monument Lab: A City-Wide Art Museum That Asks Us To “Leave Fingerprints”

September 13, 2017  |  Vantage

We ought to write our own history, say the organizers of Monument Lab, who launch their multi-week public art and civic introspection festival today in the wake of Charlottesville, Dallas, and Durham. Nathaniel Popkin catches up with Monument Lab founder Paul Farber, who asks us all, "What is an appropriate monument for Philadelphia today?" > more