Feibush: “I’m Pro-vision, Pro-development”

 

Ori Feibush | Photo: Plan Philly

Ori Feibush | Photo: Plan Philly

  • Plan Philly talks with developer and aspiring Councilman Ori Feibush, who in an extended interview opines on the state of zoning politics as of late in the 2nd District. Considering what he sees as his opponent Kenyatta Johnson’s inconsistent urban vision, Feibush posits a different take on a councilperson’s role in the economic revitalization of his or his district. He wants to be less of an overly selective referee, and more of an elected community organizer of his constituents’ collective urban vision.
  • Barbara Capozzi, a South Philly real estate broker and onetime seeker of the 2nd District Council seat (losing to the aforementioned Johnson), has organized a public protest in response to hints from within the Gaming Board that the “Live! Hotel and Casino” bid at 10th & Packer Streets will be awarded the city’s second casino license next week. Capozzi contends that the Sports Complex area is already near its breaking point in regards to parking woes and public nuisances. All concerned South Philadelphians are asked to attend and have their voices heard tomorrow night (6:30PM) at Stella Maris Church at 19th & Bigler.
  • The Philly History Blog’s Ken Finkel explains how a century ago Philadelphians, between first appreciating the necessity of clean and smooth roadways on which to drive a car and the time when advances in technology and economics saw the last of horse-power vehicles altogether on those streets, grew accustomed to a most curious transitional service: the horse-drawn squeegee.
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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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