Pig Iron Settles In

  • The Pig Iron Theatre Company opens its new school today in Kensington at 2nd & Master streets, adjacent to Crane Arts.
  • Saturday was the start of the two-week-long Center City District-sponsored bike lane experiment on Market and JFK, 15th to 20th. If all goes well, the present concrete pedestrian barriers may lead to a more verdant median.
  • The Inquirer tours an urban haven in Bella Vista. Jeanne Mastranduono’s recent move from South Jersey to downtown Philadelphia exemplifies the allure of place & memory—and the possibilities of contemporary design in the traditional neighborhood setting.
  • Occupy Philly has recognized the value of an expected photo-op in this weekend’s occupation of Chestnut Street; The City Paper offers a brief look at Occupy Philly’s march on Independence Hall. Our Katrina Ohstrom’s photos from the weekend are HERE.
  • Philadelphia Metropolis ponders the effects of black flight, as a study points to the rise of an African-American middle-class in many peripheral suburban townships of Philadelphia.
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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.

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