Hersha Hospitality Looks To Snatch Up The Rittenhouse


  • City planner Jennifer Barr opines that the less than preferred community turnout at input meetings for district plans of Philadelphia2035 refers to just how far the city has let the notion of comprehensive plans slip from public imagination. Plan Philly looks at the general framework for the West Park and the Lower South plans, both of which include extending the urban grid.
  • Newsworks looks at the Pennsylvania Hospital’s new exhibit, “Flowers to Pharmacy,” a retrospective of herbal concoctions commonly employed in eighteenth century Philadelphia. “You can kind of understand where they were going with that, without having the tools that we do today, that was a pretty good way to start thinking about things,” curator Stacey Peeples shared.
  • The City Paper previews plans for the Lower Schuylkill, admitting that the large swatches of industrial land are contaminated and necessarily in need of little more than industrial re-interpretation. Beyond this adjustment, the extension of waterfront trails and a more advantageous use of its proximity to a growing international airport are also discussed.
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!

1 Comment

  1. “Homeopathy” is not another word for “herbal” or “traditional”. It’s very specific idea and lucrative way to get people to pay good money for distilled water. Herbal medicine is rightly seen as primitive but scientific. Homeopathy is neither.

Leave a Reply

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

Recent Posts
A History Of Leadership During Philadelphia's Epidemics

A History Of Leadership During Philadelphia’s Epidemics

July 21, 2017  |  Vantage

Contributor Sam Dunnington examines disease outbreaks in Philadelphia and the individuals that helped the city navigate its most deadly epidemics > more

La Salle University Tears Down Historic Victorian Home

La Salle University Tears Down Historic Victorian Home

July 19, 2017  |  News

Another historic home is demolished by La Salle University for campus expansion > more

Shaping Up And Shipping Out At Philadelphia's First Navy Yard

Shaping Up And Shipping Out At Philadelphia’s First Navy Yard

July 18, 2017  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K sets sail for South Philly where shipbuilding and national defense once defined the Delaware River waterfront > more

Demolition Of Two Neighborhood Sanctuaries Begins

Demolition Of Two Neighborhood Sanctuaries Begins

July 14, 2017  |  News

Two historic churches meet the wrecking ball this week. Michael Bixler reports > more

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

July 12, 2017  |  Marked Potential

Shila Griffith is back with the latest and last edition of her column, Market Potential. In this final piece, Griffith reinvents a vacant, Mid-century Modern landmark near Chinatown as a cooperative cooking space for culinary entrepreneurs > more

Old Mansion Hangs Tough On Chestnut Street

Old Mansion Hangs Tough On Chestnut Street

July 10, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

Rittenhouse Square is full of sturdy, old mansions, but you would be hard-pressed to find one as resilient as this. The Shadow has the lowdown on this tenacious Queen Ann Revival home at 22nd and Chestnut Streets > more