- NewsWorks looks at the piecemeal reopening of the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent. Last week, the latest exhibit room was unveiled, one that will house a revolving display chosen by local organizations to showcase their histories and missions. First up is the Mural Art Project, which chose to recreate a North Philadelphia mural “Family Interrupted,” which explores the effects of incarceration on entire families.
- The Toll Brothers have revamped plans for their project at the New Market site in Society Hill, opting for a terraced rather than sloped green space by 2nd Street. “When people come from the farmers’ market, they can sit on the plaza and enjoy their food,” for example, says Toll Bros.’ Brian Emmons.
- Naked Philly, although not entirely ecstatic about Philadelphia retaining its second casino license, feels that the best spot for it would be the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, seeing as it is close enough to major highways and would disrupt less local residents.
- The Inquirer reports that Holy Family University is poised to unburden the Philadelphia Housing Authority of its 32-acre tract of land that once held the Liddonfield public housing project in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. Plans for the University’s campus have broad public support.
- Steven Ujifusa, the author of A Man and His Ship, provides Eyes on the Street with photos of the SS United States—“that hulking, corroding piece of American naval ingenuity moored in the Delaware River” as the write-up says.
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.
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