- The Philly Post’s Gail Shister eulogizes the Inquirer building—in which she worked for three decades—as the Inky’s staffers prepare for the transition to 8th & Market. “In the old days, when it really felt like a newspaper,” Shister reflects, “you could stand in a glass-walled passageway overlooking the cavernous composing room and watch the papers speed off the giant presses. It gave me goose bumps every time.”
- NewsWorks stops by the forthcoming Fishtown “Sculpture Gym” of Darla Jackson and husband Justin Grant. The 7,500 square foot auto repair garage on Frankford Avenue is being transformed into a workshop and exhibition space after receiving a $20,000 grant from the Knight Foundation.
- Three years and close to $200 million later, SEPTA revealed yesterday a new Spring Garden station at Broad Street, the cornerstone of its efforts to revitalize 32 train stations with the federal money from the Obama Administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- Last week, some local and municipal organizations met with Dutch urban-bicycling experts at Temple University to discuss possible improvements to that university’s adjacent bike lane system. Among the recommendations of the ThinkBike workshops were the separation of bike lanes and car lanes by a lane of parked cars, as well as the swapping of one car lane around City Hall with a bike lane.
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.