- Philly Weekly sits down with Sharon Pinkenson, the director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, who, for two decades has encouraged filmmakers to film and set many more movies here in Philly, bringing in millions of revenue in the process. Her ambitions for Philly film haven’t waned, as she plans on elevating the city to the number 3 slot in the country, behind LA and New York.
- The Inquirer looks at the sorry state of the city’s water infrastructure, with the fifth water main break of the year (at 3rd & Walnut Streets) disrupting service and traffic patterns this past weekend. Of the 3,100 miles of piping, the city can service only about 18 miles of the WWII-era pipes each year.
- Get your cameras ready for the third annual Philly Photo Day, set for next Friday, October 26th. The project, whose participation is expected to double this year thanks to networking support made possible by the Knight Foundation, allows anyone to snap a picture on that date, with the city limits, and then have your contribution exhibited on December 6 by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. To see some of the best from last year’s Photo Day, click HERE, and look out for photo essays of this year’s event, upcoming in the Daily.
- Mayor Michael Nutter, US Congressman Chaka Fattah and others were on hand to celebrate the city’s continuing investment in the 52nd Street corridor, including some $300K being dished out in the last six months for improved facades and signage on “the strip.”
- One often hears realtors and tourism officials laud our city as being one of the nation’s most “walkable,” a conclusion gleaned from little more than the fact that A and B aren’t too far from each other. But Curbed Philly asks what’s really being measured.
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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