Archive for the ‘Center City’ Category

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/

 
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/

 

 
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

More New Development In Northern Liberties.

410 green

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern

By: Jarek Cotto

If you were to drive around Northern Liberties you would see new developments at various levels on so many blocks. There is a trend of consistent development in the neighborhood. It’d be hard to walk more than a block or two before seeing a development that’s under five years old.

 

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern

A smaller project is at 410 Green St., a new single family home thats being built. The lot is just a corner parcel for now which serves as a small parking lot. It’s where Green Street intersects with N. Lawrence street. Silk City is also around the corner as well. The Northern Liberties Neighbors Neighbors Association supported plans recently for a home with a garage, designed by Harman Deutsch.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/new-home-on-green-street-will-just-add-to-the-bonanza-in-northern

Just across the street from the new development, a proposal to knock down the Color Reflections warehouse at 413 Green St. was struck. According to OCF Realty, they plan to, “build ten new homes, with four fronting Green and the rest facing Wallace.” In January, workers were inside the main Color Reflections building at 4th & Green working to convert it into apartments, and across the street at the northwest corner, a building was recently demolished to make room for ten new homes that will eventually rise there.

 
Monday, March 23rd, 2015

FYI: Council President Wants ShotSpotter Tech In Philly.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

By: Jarek Cotto

A 15-year-old teen was jumped by a group of young males at a subway platform in Center City. The assault took place on Thursday, March 19th at around 4 p.m. Video footage shows the large group of males pumble the victim to the ground, then fleeing the scene. Detectives are still looking for the suspects.

 

Council President Darrell Clarke wants to bring new technology to Philadelphia which helps locate and track shootings in our city. It is called ShotSpotter, and it is already being used in Camden and in parts of New York where it is said to be effective in reducing shooting crimes.

 

Drunken idiots caused over $1800 in damages by breaking windows at Jim’s Steaks on South st. Video footage shows one of the morons throwing himself into the windows and breaking it. They’re still at large.

 

Who would think there are 38 hate groups in PA? Click below to see a map of where these hate groups are.

 

Man gets shot 11 times in Point Breeze and survives! More below.

 

What is the real reason why Penn’s tuition is going up this year? Read more here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/video-assault-broad-street-subway-platform/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/19/jims-steaks-south-street-windows-broken/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/19/hate-groups-pennsylvania-splc/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/16/point-breeze-man-shot-11-times/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/16/real-reason-penns-tuition-going-year/

 

 
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

FYI: Will Comcast Purchase Netflix?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/comcast-buy-netflix/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/comcast-buy-netflix/

By: Jarek Cotto

Why does the Mayor’s six-year capital budget plan include setting aside $5 million dollars for a new prison? Details below.

 

The price of a Philadelphia Taxi Medallion is dropping fast. The medallion is now available starting at $50K for a minimum bid compared to the $475K the PPA was charging last fall. See why the price has dropped so dramatically.

 

Will Comcast be trying to buy Netflix? More below.

 

Feds postponed the release of a report of the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of force. No reason was given as to why the delay.

 

Woman crashes her Escalade into a bank window on Broad Street. Read more here.

 

Why does this Beaver County sheriffs candidate own a vending machine that sells ammunition?

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/michael-nutter-wants-5m-land-new-prison/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/price-philadelphia-taxi-medallion-keeps-dropping/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/comcast-buy-netflix/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/06/feds-postpone-release-philly-police-report/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/05/cadillac-escalade-crashes-bank-window/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/04/beaver-county-candidate-owns-ammo-vending-machine/

 
Monday, March 2nd, 2015

FYI: Is PA The Most Dangerous Place To Walk In?

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/27/walking-dangerous-pennsylvania/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/27/walking-dangerous-pennsylvania/

By: Jarek Cotto

Man gets 35 years in prison after trying to rob a Cosi for the third time! Why did he get that long? He was prosecuted under the federal Hobbs Act which gives stiffer sentences for armed robberies of businesses involved in interstate commerce. More below.

 

Man steals desktop computers from Port Richmond Walmart. He did it on two occasions where he walked into the electronics section and walked out the back door with the computers while a getaway vehicle was waiting.

 

A new study shows that pedestrian traffic deaths rose during the first half of 2014. Does this mean that walking is more dangerous in PA than anywhere else?

 

A 13-year-old was robbed in front of Eastern State Penitentiary on 22nd street in Fairmount. The victim said that he was ambushed from behind by four teenagers and wrestled to the ground before they grabbed his iphone and ran off. Read more here.

 

The FBI is looking for a Flyers cap wearing bank robber after he robbed the Santander bank at Broad and Oregon. Police say he walked in with a note demanding the cash and then left. Officials are still looking for him.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/27/man-robs-cosi-gets-35-years-in-prison/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/27/port-richmond-walmart-desktop-computers-stolen/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/27/walking-dangerous-pennsylvania/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/25/video-four-guys-attack-13-year-old-fairmount-iphone/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/25/south-philly-bank-robber-flyers-cap/

 

 
Monday, February 16th, 2015

FYI: The DNC Is Coming To Philly in 2015!

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/12/dnc-democrats-coming-to-philadelphia-tweets/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/12/dnc-democrats-coming-to-philadelphia-tweets/

By: Jarek Cotto

A fire broke out this morning at the Locust Medical Center in West Philly. It was around 4:45 a.m. when the fire started and firefighters came to the scene. With the frigid temperatures this morning, and all the water that was used, the whole medical center was in cased in ice. Check out the amazing pictures by clicking below.

 

New York Times has gotten things wrong about Philly a few times. Read about a few of those times below.

 

The Democratic National Convention is coming to Philadelphia! They even mentioned cheesesteaks in their commercial. How typical.

 

The Army will be detonating the Delaware River this year in a massive dredging project. They are attempting to make the river 45 ft deep instead of 40 so bigger ships can get through.

 

Police arrested the man they believe to be behind the robberies at Ubiq on Walnut Street and the Ultimo coffee shop in Point Breeze. He was arrested in Powelton Village on Tuesday by US marshalls. Bail is set at $250,000.

 

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/16/amazing-pics-west-philly-fire/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/13/new-york-times-gets-wrong-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/12/dnc-democrats-coming-to-philadelphia-tweets/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/11/u-s-army-will-detonate-delaware-river-year/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/11/man-arrested-ubiq-ultimo-coffee-robberies/

 
Monday, February 9th, 2015

FYI: Paid Sick Leave Now Gets Mayors Support.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/10-reasons-paid-sick-leave-great-business/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/10-reasons-paid-sick-leave-great-business/

By: Jarek Cotto

This Philly politician wants marijuana sold at state stores. Is it a good idea? Jim Kenney, the newly announced mayoral candidate is the one backing this. It would be a good idea, if weed were to be legalized in PA.

 

A Bucks County Wawa was robbed by a man wielding large kitchen knife. Watch the footage showing the robber purchasing something and paying for it, then while the cash register was open, he took out a large knife and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. police are still searching for the suspect.

 

Paid sick leave is looking like it will be coming to Philly very soon. It sounds like a great idea. Here are 10 reasons why it is great for business too!

 

This Jersey man gets over 60,000 people to sign his petition for Chris Christie to pardon him on a gun charge. More below.

 

Lyft launched on Friday and there has already been an impoundment because of a sting operation. Boy, the PPA sure isn’t letting up.

 

Eleven cars out of a 111-car CSX train carrying crude oil derailed over the weekend. No one was hurt and there was no leaks this time, but will we be so lucky the next time?

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/08/the-best-thing-that-happened-this-week-jim-kenney-pot-state-stores/ http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/wawa-robbery-bucks-county-levittown-bristol-knife/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/10-reasons-paid-sick-leave-great-business/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/05/steffon-josey-chris-christie-pardon-petition-gun/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/02/lyft-launches-philadelphia-differences-with-uber/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/02/philadelphia-crude-oil-bomb-trains/

 
Friday, January 30th, 2015

New Condos At Race Street Square.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/old-city/race-street-square-appears

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/old-city/race-street-square-appears

By: Jarek Cotto

A new four-story building has appeared on the 100 block of Race Street over the past few months. It has been dubbed Race Street Square, and it is a quadplex that is replacing a surface parking lot at 138 Race St.

A few of these four condo units are still on the market. The prices range from $369K for a 1 bed/1.5 bath unit to $439K for a 2 bed/3 bath unit. They’re in a great area too. Located just down the street is the wonderful Race Street Pier which is just past the Race Street Connector. That’s not all either. The surrounding blocks have all the things that Old City is known for like bars, restaurants, galleries, places to shop and much more. It’s even far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Market Street, so the block is pretty quiet. Outside of the traffic across the street at bridge and Patco of course.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/old-city/race-street-square-appears

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/old-city/race-street-square-appears

Just around the corner at Front & Quarry is a six-condo project that has progressed nicely. Unlike the project on Race Street, these homes will have parking for each unit. While each of these units will have a view of the bridge like those on Race Street, they’ll also have a view of the surface parking lot in the foreground as well. We look forward to seeing the outcome of these projects.

 
Monday, January 26th, 2015

FYI: CHOP Gets $50 Million For New 8-Acre Campus.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/perelman-gifts-50-million-chop/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/perelman-gifts-50-million-chop/

By: Jarek Cotto

Philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman has given the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia $50 million dollars in order to develop an 8-acre campus for health research and scholarship. The new campus will be a hub of pediatric research.

 

A 17-year-old girl was attacked on the 15 trolley while on her way to school. Reports claim that the girls bag kept hitting a man while they were on the crowded trolley. Apparently the man became enraged and struck the girl 3-4 times in the face. She was left with a black eye and a broken nose, while the man ran off the trolley. Detectives are still investigating this incident.

 

Man robs a Center City bank with a fake bomb. He reportedly went to the Republic Bank on Tuesday evening with a note and a box. The note demanded that the teller hand him the money and explained that he was carrying a bomb. He presented the teller a box of wires who then gave him the money. He is still at large.

 

Will we finally have paid sick days? City Councilman Bill Greenlee says it will with, or without Mayor Nutters vote. Read more here.

 

Seven people were arrested in a massive insurance fraud scheme in Bucks County. Apparently, 6 Ferraris, Two Rolls-Royces, and $1.2 million in jewelry have been seized so far.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/perelman-gifts-50-million-chop/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/video-girl-attacked-septa-trolley/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/center-city-bank-robbed-man-fake-bomb/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/paid-sick-leave-greenlee-nutter-veto/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/23/claire-risoldi-insurance-fraud-doylestown-bucks-county/