- The city is seeking proposals from private firms interested in purchasing the 810-space garage beneath LOVE Park (which it plans to renovate in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act), reports the Inquirer. City Council President Darrell Clarke has advocated this transfer since the days of the Street administration. “I think if there’s a significant level of interest, hopefully the administration and Council can work together at getting aggressive on this,” he said.
- Metro Philly stops by Kensington’s McPherson Park—or, to use the colloquial: “Needle Park.” Since the spring, the 24th Police District has opted for a proactive strategy in combating the rampant drug use at the park, earning residents’ gratitude for what many see as a safer, cleaner public space.
- The Lower Northeast’s district plan draft addresses common concerns for the accessibility of healthcare in area (two out of three residents lack private insurance), calling for a new city health center by the Frankford Transportation Center, the El’s second busiest stop.
- Naked Philly follows some of the work being done along Rittenhouse Square (the street), including some fresh paint and a new residence.
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.