October 28, 2015 |
It's been out only since Oct. 6, but already the evocative story of Philly LGBT-rights activist Mark Segal is getting a second printing. And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality , released this month by OpenLens, is the nation's first LGBT memoir, according to Segal, founder and publisher of Philadelphia Gay News . It describes his experiences as one of the leaders of the Gay Liberation Front and Gay Youth, organizations...
January 18, 2014 |
Robert A. Herbert, 84, of Haddonfield, a former group building manager for Richard I. Rubin & Co., the Philadelphia real estate firm, died Sunday, Jan. 12, at the hospice of Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford after a fall at home. When he retired in the 2000s, his wife, Dorothy, said, he was managing the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut Streets, which in part houses the Hyatt at the Bellevue hotel. Born near McKeesport, Pa., in an area where his father was a coal miner, Mr. Herbert graduated from McKeesport High School and earned a bachelor's degree at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. Mr. Herbert earned a full scholarship to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his wife said, where he earned a master's degree in government administration and was ranked top in his class.
March 3, 2012 |
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Washington state Republicans will hold caucuses Saturday, hoping to make or break the four presidential candidates' momentum - however briefly, before 10 more states weigh in Tuesday - in the race for the party's 2012 nomination. Though only about 60,000 Republicans are expected to turn out in a state of 3.7 million voters, the political world will be watching closely. Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich all have campaigned in the state recently.
January 12, 2012
Creme de la crepe "A lot of people think of crepes as fancy food," says Crêpe Town owner Julie Bartfield, who, with her chef-husband Mike, has been operating the stand in the Bellevue food court for a few months. "They are more like street food. Healthy, too. " Mike crisps the ethereal pancake to order, before layering in sweet or savory fillings. The Belgium chocolate-cherry is hard to resist. The crepe recipe was passed down to Mike from his great-grandfather. By spring, the Bartfields hope to be serving their treats in a second, street-level Center City shop.
January 10, 2012
"A lot of people think of crepes as fancy food," says Crêpe Town owner Julie Bartfield, who, with her chef-husband Mike, has been operating the stand in the Bellevue food court for a few months. "They are more like street food. Healthy, too. " Mike crisps the ethereal pancake to order, before layering in sweet or savory fillings. The Belgium chocolate-cherry is hard to resist. The crepe recipe was passed down to Mike from his great-grandfather. By spring, the Bartfields hope to be serving their treats in a second, street-level Center City shop.
June 27, 2009 |
Back about 1930, when Pasquale "Pat" Olivieri invented the steak sandwich, the factory worker and son of Italian immigrants probably couldn't get through the front doors of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. The Beaux Arts landmark on South Broad Street was the bastion of Philadelphia high society. Visiting royalty and wealthy industrialists could enjoy it, but not South Philly sandwich makers, not even one who styled himself the King of Steaks. Yesterday at the Bellevue, however, you could not only buy a cheesesteak "wit' ," you could actually buy one made by Pat's grandson Rick.
May 13, 2008 |
Keep your eyes open for Ellen Barkin , who starts work today on Happy Tears , the family drama starring Demi Moore and Parker Posey as sisters. Barkin plays the girlfriend of their father ( Rip Torn ). Shooting has been bouncing around the area, including Prospect Park, Old City, Washington Square West, and Warminster. Cast members have been quite visible over the weekends in the Rittenhouse Square area. Considering that Happy Tears is a modest-budget independent film, Moore and husband Ashton Kutcher have been doing their part to pump up the restaurant economy.
April 18, 2007 |
Zanzibar Blue, arguably the city's best-known jazz venue, plans to close April 29 after more than 10 years downstairs at the Bellevue at Broad and Walnut Streets. Robert Bynum, who owns Zanzibar Blue with his brother, Benjamin Jr., said yesterday that the lease was up and that although he was satisfied with the building and location, "we didn't think it was in our best interests to renew. We'd rather own [our] building than lease. " He said the new lease would have nearly doubled the rent, which he declined to disclose.
January 30, 2005 |
Called "the grand dame of Broad Street," the Bellevue has graced the corner of Broad and Walnut Streets for 100 years, offering luxury and hospitality to presidents, movie stars, athletes and everyday folk. Yesterday, as the historic hotel continued its celebration of last September's centennial, the Bellevue opened its doors to hundreds of white-tied men and diamond-clad women as it opened its pocketbook to help underwrite the annual Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball, a major social affair.
December 31, 2004 |
Ronald Rubin, head of one of the region's largest real estate firms, was asked at a public forum not long ago to name his proudest achievement. "Saving the Bellevue," he replied. He was speaking of the building at 200 S. Broad St. that turned 100 this year - the old Bellevue Stratford hotel. It was long Philadelphia's premier venue for romance, grand balls, celebrities, politicking, and business-deal-making. Today, it remains the site of a hotel, albeit a smaller one, but also contains office space, retail shops, a health club and restaurants.