Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Monday, November 17th, 2014

FYI: This Man Wants To Make The “Batsuit” A Reality.

By: Jarek Cotto

Philadelphia’s recycle rate has increased 155% in just 6 years after Mayor Nutter took office. A few things are the cause of this increase like the weekly recyclables collection, the Recyclebank rewards program, single stream collection, and tickets to those who do not recycle.


Philly Jesus had a run in with the law when he was arrested at love park for disorderly conduct. He claims that the arresting officer threatened to drive to a secret location and beat him up. He was only arrested for 2 hours and now says that a “famous Philadelphia Lawyer” wants to take his case.


Uber Black employees are ratting out UberX drivers because they are stealing all of their customers. The PPA has issued a statement saying that Uber Black drivers can call and report UberX drivers to get them fined and impounded. It has been working too. The PPA has been getting call after call reporting UberX drivers.


The Trump Taj Mahal has released their tentative closing date of December 12th. The employee union is fighting a court-ordered cost saving measure that is voiding their health and pension plans. Owners of the resort say that if something doesn’t happen soon, then they will most certainly close its doors.


Man stabs McDonalds employee after being told to leave during closing time. The suspect followed the employee to the parking lot where he was stabbed in the back and chased. Police have no suspects in custody.


Philadelphia man started a kickstarter to help him create an actual batman suit. He says that he wants it to be actual combat armor. Read more below.


Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Glitter Mixed with Rock ‘N Roll

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Leah Delfiner is a fabulous, vibrant, East Passyunk Crossing resident who is the creator of the clothing line Pretty Pretty Rebel.  She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, where she learned all about the Fashion Industry but her main concentration was in Fashion Design.  Leah was offered an awesome internship with Betsey Johnson which was her main inspiration for launching Pretty Pretty Rebel in 2012.  After coming out with Pretty Pretty Rebel Leah was accepted into the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator as a 2013 Designer in Residence.





In 2013, Pretty Pretty Rebel started up a children’s line, that is, according to Leah, “an American made children’s wear clothing brand inspired by rock and roll music, and featuring bright colors, and wild imagination”.  The clothing is geared towards sassy young girls between the ages of 4-10 who have the attitude and energy of little rock stars!  Leah channels her vibrant energy into her work and uses fun crazy patterns, and a “punk rock bravado”, as she calls it.   Her main focus is on her children’s line right now, and she is currently working on a spring/summer 2015 collection.






Pretty Pretty Rebel is making waves all throughout Philadelphia.  Leah will be selling clothes at Art Star Bazaar the weekend of May 10th.  Art Star’s brick and mortar shop is based on 2nd Street in Northern Liberties.  She will also be showcasing her clothes at various trunk shows throughout the city and surrounding areas.  Make sure you keep an eye out for this awesome vibrant fashion for young girls throughout Philadelphia – especially in South Philly where Leah resides.  Her residency in the East Passyunk Cross is great for her line as well because of so many young millennials with dynamic fashion sense, and their budding families are living in that neighborhood making her a visible and a walking face for her company Pretty Pretty Rebel.  If you see Leah around, make sure to say hi – she is just as exuberant as her designs.


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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

FYI: #everythingphilly

Curated By: Karley Cohen
@radiowar #phillyhomeportrait Instagram

@radiowar #phillyhomeportrait

More West Philly student housing? What is this #phillyhomeportrait hashtag about? Got plans on Saturday? Temple student makes waves for LGBTQ resource center, what’s his deal?


New Student Housing Coming to Woodland Avenue (curbed)

#phillyhomeportrait Instagram tag presents Philly’s ridiculously photogenic houses (city paper)

The Lehigh Avenue Arts Festival And Philly Puff Inflatable Sculpture Contest Arrives At The Portside Arts Center This Saturday, April 26 (uwishunu)

Student Pushes for Temple’s First LGBT Resource Center (g philly)


Saturday, April 19th, 2014

NoLibs gets N3rd-y

by: Karley Cohen

Photo By Philly

Photo By Philly

Last week at Liberty Lands Park there was a BBQ hang out in honor of the renaming of North 3rd Street to “N3rd Street” – pronounced “Nerd Street.”  The BBQ was part of Philly Tech Week.  The location of N3rd Street is between Market Street and Girard because the Northern Liberties section of the city is growing a Technology Hub in Philadelphia. N3rd Street has been getting filled up with various technology based companies over the past few years so it was only fitting to change the name of that section to reflect the growth.

Check out the official site of videographer Zachary Rendin.

At the BBQ there was a focus on Philadelphia local organizations and companies who brought their goods to the table.  Some of these were Yard Brewing, Instacart Philly and several food trucks, or “mobile dining” as they are now being called.  The BBQ had a good turn out, with various neighbors, tech geeks, and friends.  People were enjoying themselves with friends, their dogs, and games like frisbee on the grass.



There is even an official N3rd Street website and twitter so people can stay updated on what is going on and what other events they will be hosting.  This section of the city is growing just as fast as the technology is changing making it an awesome place for people who are hip and up to date with the different expanding technology that is so present in everyone’s daily life.