The Shirt Corner To Be Demolished Tomorrow

 

Shirt Corner, Third and Market | Photo: Bradley Maule

Shirt Corner, Third and Market | Photo: Bradley Maule

  • “We saw systemic failures at every level of L&I,” says the grand jury report of the investigation of the Buck Hosiery fire. Eyes on the Street outlines the analysis in which everyone lost—the City’s L&I Department, deadbeat building owners Nahman and Michael Lichtenstein, and certainly, the Philadelphia Fire Department. And yet, due to the City’s failure to act, the District Attorney announced that no criminal charges will be brought to the Lichensteins, who still own the property.
  • Project H.O.M.E. is building a 28,598-square-foot comprehensive healthcare facility on the 2100 block of Cecil B. Moore, says the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog. The Stephen Klein Wellness Center will allow the organization to expand upon its areas of care to include dentistry, physical therapy, fitness, and a pharmacy. Executive director Sister Mary Scullion reflects that “the vision shared by all partners of integrating physical and behavioral health along with wellness and affordable housing is now becoming a reality and will enable those who are chronically homeless to break the cycle of homelessness.”
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.



1 Comment


  1. Not surprised. This was their plan all along. In the summer well before the started this there were red danger notices on the building stating the buildings situation. Cheaper to start from scratch then to rehab dilapidated buildings. This was there way of getting approval.

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