- NewsWorks was on the roof of 1515 Market Street (21-stories) with Mayor Nutter and 70 other brave souls as they rappelled down the side of the building for a charity benefit for Outward Bound Philadelphia—“he world’s oldest and largest adventure-based educational program [teaching] character building and leadership to underserved students attending local public and charter schools.”
- On Thursday, Parks & Recreation presented three proposals for closing the gap in the Schuylkill River Trail between the Kelly Drive and the Pencoyd Bridge. This “Wissahickon Gateway” project will be difficult in conception, as it must negotiate a winding path around area developments, such as the Philadelphia Canoe Club, SEPTA’s Wissahickon bus station, and a PECO substation.
- The Inquirer shows off the recent warehouse-to-dream home conversion of Richard and Kimberly Miller, two architects living in Fishtown. “We wanted to use as much of the old material as possible for stairs and furniture,” Richard said. “We also wanted to keep the feeling of the original building.”
- With both presidential campaigns throwing their last dollars at Pennsylvania in ad buys (and Bill Clinton campaigning this afternoon at Penn), Technically Philly writes for Philly History Blog, reviewing past attempts of candidates doing their best to sure up the Keystone state.
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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