November 1, 2011

Robert A.M.Stern Selected For Society Hill Museum of the American Revolution

  Robert A.M. Stern has been selected as the architect for Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution. Robert A.M. Stern may sound familiar and that’s because his firm most recently designed 10 Rittenhouse, the Comcast Center, and redeveloped the Navy Yard. Anyone following the history of this museum knows that the process has involved years of lengthy debate and two […]
November 1, 2011

University City (30th Street Station) Outdoor Space Grand Opening

University City (30th Street Station) Outdoor Space Grand Opening The new University City outdoor space located at 30th Street Station is having its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, November 2nd at 12 noon.  The ceremony will include live music, light refreshments, and performances.  The name of the new space, selected from public contributions, will also be unveiled. Here’s a […]
October 31, 2011

Federal Donuts: I don’t know what took me so long

Federal Donuts: I don’t know what took me so long By now it seems like everyone in Philly already knows about Federal Donuts but for those who don’t, or for those living in other cities here’s the scoop: Federal Donuts is a new take out shop located at 1219 S. 2nd Street in the Pennsport neighborhood that has become famous, […]
October 31, 2011

Passyunk Square Annual Home Tour

Passyunk Square Annual Home Tour It seems like every neighborhood is doing this now.  This Saturday, November 5 from 12 noon to 4pm, the Passyunk Square Civic Association will host its annual Home Tour.  For the low low price of $20 you can walk the reinvigorated Passyunk Square neighborhood and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Tickets are available now for […]
October 28, 2011

Vote No On Bill #110563

Vote No On Bill #110563 A legislation is being voted on, bill #110563, that would allow 7 – 10 story high electronic and vinyl signs on buildings located within Center City Philadelphia and Philadelphia’s National Historic District.  Opponents of the bill argue that the bill runs contrary to the zoning reform process that currently exists regarding signage.  They further argue that it puts private financial interest of the […]
October 28, 2011

Central Delaware Waterfront Plan Adopted, Heading to Planning Commission

Central Delaware Waterfront Plan Adopted, Heading to Planning Commission Kellie Patrick Gates of Plan Philly reports that The Central Delaware Waterfront Master Plan was recently unanimously approved by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.  The next stop for the plan is the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.  The mast plan received rave reviews and will include  extension of the street grid, creation of public […]
October 27, 2011

Bruce Springsteen Coming to Philadelphia!

  The Boss is coming to Philadelphia, unfortunately not to perform.  The National Constitution Center located at 525 Arch Street in Society Hill will feature a Bruce Springsteen exhibit entitled, “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen”.  The exhibit will open on February 17, 2012 and run until the end of summer 2012.  The exhibit will […]
October 27, 2011

Stephen Starr’s Il Pittore Now Open In Rittenhouse Square

  Tonight marks the grand opening of Stephen Starr’s 19th restaurant in Philadelphia.  Il Pitore will occupy the space that was formerly Noble between 20th and 21st on Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square.  The head chef is Chef Chris Painter and the restaurant will serve authentic, regional Italian cuisine.  Perhaps most interestingly, Il Pitore will have a 200 bottle wine list! To search Philadelphia […]
October 26, 2011

Opening Date for Paradigm, Stateside and Review of Fare

Opening Date for Paradigm, Stateside and Review of Fare An anonymous tipster who has asked to be called Deep Pockets emailed to let us know that Paradigm Restaurant & Bar located at 239 Chestnut Street in Old City will be re-opening 0n 11/11/11.    Rob La Scala, owner/operator of LaScala’s at 615 Chestnut Street owns both Dolce and Paradigm. Deep […]
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