- Inga Saffron reflects on Inquirer staff’s recent move from North Broad to the old Strawbridge’s at 8th & Market. While it is true that the 600 employees will enliven East Market, Saffron sooner anticipates the changes that increased energy of the street will have on staff. “Here, the sidewalks are mobbed with people who actually seem to have destinations—shops, jobs, restaurants.”
- Next American City reports that the numbers found within the Philadelphia Research Initiative’s latest report is largely promising. More and more young adults are staying in the city. The job and real estate sectors are improving. And encouragingly, three quarters of those Philadelphians polled felt that the next five years would just as kind to the city’s trajectory.
- The Philly History Blog looks into the genesis of Sister Cities Park in Logan Square, wondering why Tel Aviv and Florence were the first to receive that recognition in the 1960s, as well as the legacy of the Great Sanitary Fair during the Civil War.
- Naked Philly says that ten student units are coming to the 2300 block of North Park Street, on the northern fringes of Temple’s Campus.
- Due to the effects of pushing back the implementation of the Actual Value Initiative (AVI) for at least another year, the city must also delay the mailing of property tax reassessment results until February 15.
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.