Not Your Granddaddy’s Spray Park

  • The winning design of this summer’s design competition for a water feature for Seger Park Playground in Bella Vista will be presented by the Kansas-based team, today at 4PM, between Lombard, 10th, & 11th streets.
  • James Anderson, property owner of the blighted Cramps Shipyard, north of Penn Treaty Park, may take legal action against the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s Central Delaware plan, released last week. Anderson argues that re-zoning, with an extended Beach Street, will devalue the land by reducing its size and protracting development. But the point of the Waterfront Plan is to increase property value by bringing infrastructure to the enormous, mostly abandoned parcels like Anderson’s.
  • Newsworks surveys community opinion over the news that the old Chestnut Hill Borders bookstore at 87101 Germantown Ave will be filled by a daycare center by March; most would have preferred a big name retailer.
  • The city loses $100,000 each year from Eagles fans who “scam the system” by taking advantage of the free parking at FDR Park and walking to the Linc. The Daily News complains that now all drivers are subjected to a $30 fee to use the lot on game days.
  • Next Tuesday, November 8, the independently organized Technology Entertainment and Design conference, TEDxPhilly, will begin its look at The City, at Temple’s Performing Arts Center.




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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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