- From about 2:30 to 4:15AM, a four-alarm fire raged in an abandoned Fishtown warehouse near the Market-Frankford El, by Front & Girard. One firefighter received non-life threatening injuries after a fall. SEPTA will resort to running shuttle services between Spring Garden Street and the Huntingdon Station, as “inspectors check the structural integrity of the El’s support columns,” reports CBS3.
- Plan Philly looks at the stone paving to be found in the 330 streets comprising a thematic district in Old City, protected by the novel Philadelphia Society of Small Streets. The city, for its part, seems receptive of the needs, allotting some $200,000 every year to such specialty roadwork.
- Naked Philly says that the New Kensington Community Development Corporation is ready to begin implementing Phase 2 of its quest for the 19125 to become the greenest zip code in the country. While largely contingent upon the whims of local residents, phase 2 will at the very least include the creation of a retention basin to collect storm water runoff from the rec center.
- Curbed Philly comes to the defense of sidewalk cafes, after the Daily News’ Stu Bykofsky criticized the lack of walking space afforded by al fresco dinners. For the original piece by Bykofsky, click HERE.
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.