- Inga Saffron discusses Chinatown North’s Eastern Tower, a 23-story apartment complex that many in the neighborhood, spatially bifurcated by the Vine Street expressway for some time, hope will link the “two Chinatowns” together through commercial development and increased foot traffic.
- DesignPhiladelphia took off with an artist-guided tour of Spring Garden and Girard stations on North Broad Street, showcasing Margery Amdur and Robert Woodward work for SEPTA’s Art in Transit program that transforms, said one tour attendee, “a desolate space that’s very large and very deserted and make it look like a place that people care about.”
- The Roxborough Review reports that on October 27, a state historical marker will be unveiled outside of the Kelly family home at 3901 Henry Avenue in East Falls.
- Metro says that Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Art Museum will exhibit the work of Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, a 96-year old painter from West Oak Lane, in the retrospective “Generations.”
- The skateboard-oriented Paine Park, on the banks of the Schuylkill by the Art Museum, breaks ground today. “The park project,” says Curbed Philly, “is the result of a remarkable collaboration between the grassroots skating community and the highest levels of city government (and everyone in between), demonstrating that skateboarding issues don’t have to be governed by an us-vs.-them dynamic.”
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.