January 7, 2013 |
The large, hand-colored 1849 map of Gloucester and Salem Counties was brittle, frayed, and yellowing when it was donated to Richard Stockton College. But officials at the Atlantic County school immediately recognized its historical value. The 41/2-by-31/2-foot map reflected South Jersey when Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor was president, a gold rush was under way in California, and crossing the Delaware River meant taking a boat. The roads and boundaries of the counties and municipalities were meticulously drawn.
November 1, 2012 |
THE DAILY NEWS took to the skies Tuesday to get a bird's-eye view of the jaw-dropping damage Hurricane Sandy inflicted on the Jersey Shore from Long Beach Island to Ocean City. Numerous roadways were covered in murky floodwaters in Harvey Cedars and Beach Haven. Private boats were piled together or moored on their sides, like a child's broken toys, in North Beach and Ship Bottom. Signs of flooding were remarkably less obvious from a helicopter above Brigantine and Atlantic City, which lost a sizable chunk of the north end of its landmark Boardwalk.
September 29, 2012 |
Highlighted by the collection of the late Douglassville antiques dealer Robert J. "Bob" Merritt, Pook and Pook's two-day sale next weekend of period furniture, fine art, and accessories promises to be one of the Downingtown auction company's strongest. Preceding it this weekend is another autumn auction highlight: Frank and Frank's semiannual sale in South Jersey of decoys, art, and sporting collectibles. Auctioneer Ron Pook, in a foreword to the 250-page auction catalog (also accessible at www.pookandpook.com )
January 18, 2012
US Airways Group Inc. said it purchased technology from defense and security company Saab Sensis Corp. of East Syracuse, N.Y., to track planes on the ground at the carrier's hubs in Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., and Phoenix. Financial details were not disclosed. The software shows a map of the airfield on a screen and provides the airline with real-time visibility of where planes are. Until now, ground operations have relied on binoculars and radios to know the location and status of flights at gates, ramps areas and on runways, said Saab Sensis spokesman Rob Conrad.
July 29, 2011 |
The entry hall to Flora Becker's striking Center City condominium at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton is lined with art. The living room features a handsome Steinway baby grand piano. The kitchen, with its glass backsplash and walnut cabinetry, is a testament to sleek modern efficiency and elegance. But those are mere distractions. The main event asserts itself within seconds: It's the view of Philadelphia's core - City Hall, its courtyard, William Penn and his hat, and a skyscape that simply will not be ignored.
May 4, 2008 |
For generations, valiant men and women pulled surfboats and buoys from its rough-hewn cedar shelter, then plunged into the sea toward mariners shipwrecked off a dangerous coast. But time is running out to rescue the former Ocean City Lifesaving Station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Putting an end to 10 years of legal wrangling, a state Superior Court judge has set a May 20 deadline for someone, anyone, to come up with $1.1 million to buy the landmark, which was built in 1885 and renovated into a home 50 years later.
April 20, 2007 |
The universal character of fun is what makes Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" just that, and the circus has the guy to bring it. Ringling, in town from now until April 29, is marking its 137th season with what it calls a "Bellobration. " The production centers on Bello Nock - a hilarious daredevil with bright orange hair in a straight-up 'do. This year, in planning the show around Bello, the organizers also went for an around-the-world experience that draws together performers from many nations.
January 1, 2006 |
What it is: A cozy place to meet a friend for breakfast or lunch that specializes in Hawaiian recipes, breads and coffees from the Islands. Owner Uilani Talbert is from Honolulu. There are two Aloha Cafes: one in West Chester that is cafeteria style with a bird's-eye view of bustling Gay Street, the other in the Shoppes at Jenner's Village in Jennersville that has dining-in service. What we like: The Hawaiian kalua pork (a slow-roasted, smoked, shredded pulled pork) sandwich served with scallions and shredded lettuce is delicious, especially in a tomato basil wrap - and a bargain at $5.49.
June 22, 2005 |
Author's note: Read this column while listening to make-out music like "Me and Mrs. Jones," "I Only Have Eyes for You" or "I Want You to Want Me. ") SHE STARTED out very innocently, feeling the small of my back, and then ran her palms over my shoulder blades and neck, then journeyed down my spine, making small talk about the hot weather and the uniqueness of my watch. Telling me to remove my shoes and belt, her fingers methodically worked over my lower lumbar region, cupping the cheeks of my rump and slowly tracing my thighs and knees.
June 19, 2004
Comcast Corp. and Liberty Property Trust have set their sights on a headquarters tower for the cable giant that will send the Center City Philadelphia skyline to new heights. Wouldn't it be great if they shared the view with the rest of us? One thing the city sorely lacks, many visitors say, is a high perch from which to survey its wonders. (The view from City Hall tower, and the capacity of the elevator that reaches it, are limited.) An observation deck would make Comcast chief Brian L. Roberts' new corporate home even more of a signature building.