Archive for April, 2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015

FYI: Should We Be Concerned That Handgun Sales Have Skyrocketed?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/report-pa-handgun-sales-rise-171-percent/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/report-pa-handgun-sales-rise-171-percent/

 

By: Jarek Cotto

 

A Kensington mother locks her kids in the basement as punishment. She claims to not know that the door was locked. Really?

 

A NoLibs resident responds to his neighbors nasty note about his big, ugly hummer by writing a column! See what he has to say here.

 

Handgun sales in PA rise 171%. What does that mean exactly? Read more.

 

Think our Mayors are a little weird? Well, you won’t believe these 9 incredible true tales of our past mayors.

 

Comcasts mission to merge with Time-Warner Cable has officially failed. But why? Find out below.

 

Ever find yourself making endless laps downtown trying to find parking? Well, check out this app that shows you where the cheapest parking in the city is.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/mom-locked-kids-in-basement/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/philly-hummer-owner-anonymous-note-moving/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/report-pa-handgun-sales-rise-171-percent/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/26/weird-philadelphia-mayor-stories/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/24/comcast-makes-it-official-merger-over/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/22/philadelphia-parking-app-spot/

 
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

FYI: Would Philly’s Millennials Be Happier If Bars Were Open Later?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/

By: Jarek Cotto

What would happen if Philly’s bars closed at 4 a.m. instead of 2 a.m.? Would this make the city’s Millennials happier? Democratic Rep. Jordan Harris thinks so, and is introducing a bill that would allow bars to do just that. More below.

 

UberX has hit 1 million rides in the region, but it’s still illegal in Philly. Why?

 

Two men in PA were arrested and admitted to making and selling IEDs. More here.

 

A man breaks into Ishkabibble’s II on April 1st and only makes out with $80 dollars. This genius was caught on video tape. Watch the full video below.

 

Bill Cosby won’t be speaking at Temples graduation this year. This should not be surprising given the recent sex abuse allegations he is facing. Find out more here.

 

This new Philly PSA tells pedestrians to get off of their phones while walking. Full video below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/uber-philadelphia-uberx-one-million-rides/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/13/istvan-merchenthaler-ryan-joseph-hribick-ieds-pennsylvania/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/13/ishkabibbles-south-street-robbed/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/13/cosby-wont-speak-at-temple-graduation/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/10/psa-pedestrians-drivers-road-safety/

 
Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The Old Edward Corner Building Will Make Way for Tons of New Apartments.

 

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/edward-corner-building-coming-down

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/edward-corner-building-coming-down

By: Jarek Cotto

At the corner of Delaware Avenue and Shackamaxon Street lies the old Edward Corner building. The place is owned by Core Realty, and for years people have been wondering if if they were planning to bring the building back to life.

 

Back in 2010, Plan Philly did story which described a preliminary plan to renovate the building and open a diner on the ground floor. It seems those plans were long forgotten. The rendering looked very promising. As you can see below, the diner would’ve been on the first floor with space above which could be used for things like building apartments. It even shows the preservation of the ghost signs which would have been pretty cool.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/edward-corner-building-coming-down

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/edward-corner-building-coming-down

 

After an upcoming Fishtown Neighbors Association zoning meeting, the developers presented a plan for a twelve-story building with 180 apartments and retail. Twelve townhomes will also be included in the project along with a ton of parking. Unfortunately, that would mean the end of the Edward Corner building.

Since this project is only in the planning stages, there will definitely be more information forthcoming on this project. Let’s hope that the existing building can be incorporated into the redevelopment plans somehow.

 

 
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

New Apartments Coming To Columbia Ave.

candy factory

By: Jarek Cotto

The Fishtown Neighbors Association recently supported plans to bring 17 units and ten parking spots to a vacant lot at 1133 E Columbia Ave stretching all the way to Earl Street. The plans were recently approved by the Zoning Board a couple of weeks ago and are designed by Harman Deutsch. When this project originally came before FNA last fall, it didn’t get support, but the shedding of a few of the units and a couple of design changes got the community behind the project.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/apartments-will-rise-on-columbia-ave-near-girard

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/apartments-will-rise-on-columbia-ave-near-girard

It’s hard to miss the widespread development happening in just about everywhere you look in Fishtown. It is amazing to see the number of blocks where a new development is occurring or just recently finished up. According to OCF Realty some of the projects include, “the mixed-use project at Girard & Shackamaxon that brought apartments on the upper floors with Palm Tree Market on the ground-floor;  the French brasserie Girard that opened on the ground-floor of a mixed-use building at Marlborough; and across the street from that a former auto supply store has been fixed up and made much prettier.” That’s just to name a few.

The seventeen-unit project on Columbia Ave in conjunction with the Earl Street project will bring 31 new apartments and homes to the area. All we see is dollar signs when thinking about the influx of new customers coming to this commercial corridor.

 

 
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

FYI: These Are The Worst People You’ll Ever See On A Philly Sidewalk

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/

By: Jarek Cotto

A passenger pulled a knife out on a SEPTA driver on the 23 bus after the driver asked the passenger to clear the aisle. He is wanted for aggravated assault on a SEPTA driver.

 

Philly cop gets arrested for the second time after his supervisor catches him in his marked police cruiser with THREE flat tires. That wasn’t all either, he was also reeking of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. His hearing is scheduled for April 13th. It is likely that he won’t be getting his job back.

 

The new “Joe’s Steaks” in Tacony used to have a racist name. The cheesesteak shop was formerly known as “Chink’s”, and old fans are outraged by the name change. Read more about why the name change occurred here.

 

When walking down the street in Philly, one will see a plethora of different kinds of people. Some are just awful. Click here to see who the 20 worst people you’ll meet walking down the street.

 

SEPTA will run anti-Islam ads on its buses. Click below to read more.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/30/man-pulls-knife-septa-bus-driver/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/30/philly-cop-darryl-cathey-arrested-second-time-dui-assault/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/30/joes-steaks-expansion-chinks-steaks/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/27/septa-will-run-anti-islam-ads-on-buses/