Blurring The Lines

  • The second of three public meetings for West Park—among the first districts designated to initiate the comprehensive Philadelphia2035 plan—was held last night at St. Joe’s. PlanPhilly reports that while some creative discussion was held on how best to address the area’s scattered and vacant residential lots, traffic concerns proved to be the evening’s refrain.
  • Regardless of how one felt about Geno’s Joey Vento, Phawker.com contends that the outspoken owner defined the neighborhood surrounding “cheesesteak junction” at 9th & Passyunk—one immigrant community resisting the advent of another.
  • The Fraternal Order of Police is “asking for a little dignity,” reports the Inquirer, as FOP President John McNesby urges the city to address concerns regarding the deplorable conditions in the city’s police facilities.
  • UArts presents “BLUR,” an exhibit aiming to synthesize several “established disciplines including painting, architecture, sculpture, industrial design and performance.” Go see these blurred lines at the exhibit’s opening on Thursday at the Hamilton Gallery at Broad & Pine, 5PM to 7PM.
  • Who ever said that city parks needed to be large, or even permanent? FlyingKite.com looks at “Park(ing) Day” 2011 on Walnut Street.
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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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