If the two casinos planned for the Delaware riverfront were the city's offspring, SugarHouse in Fishtown would be the favorite child while Foxwoods in South Philly would be the little brat.
SugarHouse took big steps toward starting construction last week, getting design approval from the City Planning Commission and introduction of key zoning legislation in City Council.
Foxwoods, stuck in a feud with Council and the Street administration, yesterday asked the state Supreme Court to step in.
Foxwoods asked the court to set aside a law passed by Council in April to rezone from commercial to residential its proposed site on Christopher Columbus Boulevard at Reed Street. Councilman Frank DiCicco proposed the law but conceded then that it was a delaying tactic on casino construction that might not hold up in a state Supreme Court challenge.