November 7, 2015 |
Season-high train ridership at the Temple football game last weekend is the latest marker of a growing trend of people taking public transportation to college and professional football games at Philadelphia's sports complex. The 18,776 passengers who boarded the Broad Street subway line Saturday at the AT&T Station were more than any other home football game at nearby Lincoln Financial Field, according to newly released SEPTA figures. That was the day of the nationally televised game between Temple University, which went into that match undefeated, and Notre Dame.
October 30, 2015 |
Trick or treaters will share the streets Saturday with football fans and marathoners in a collision of events that promises to be a transportation headache. "It's not going to be a pretty transportation weekend," said Manuel Smith, a SEPTA spokesman. Already underway are preparations for ESPN's College GameDay Live, which will broadcast live Saturday from Independence Hall. The show highlights the weekend's big college football matchups, and is broadcast each week from a city with a high-profile game.
September 29, 2015 |
FOR ERIC and Cathleen Kuryluk, yesterday was supposed to be a special moment. The Langhorne couple brought their three kids, with their so-called golden tickets in hand, to the papal Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway. But after waiting for three hours to get through a security checkpoint that spanned for blocks, there was nothing golden about their tickets. "It sucks. It stinks," said Cathleen Kuryluk. "This was supposed to be a line for people with tickets. " By close to 3 p.m., they were three long blocks from the checkpoint, near 20th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, where thousands of men, women and children, young and old, were elbow-to-elbow - some with tickets, some without.
September 19, 2015 |
Broad Street defines Philadelphia. When William Penn laid out his urban plan in 1682, he designed Broad Street to be 100 feet across, wider than any street in London. At almost 13 miles in length, it's the longest straight stretch of road in any American city. From south to north, there are plenty of attractions that draw Philadelphians to the boulevard. But have you explored all of its nooks and crannies? Here's our guide to the parts of Broad Street you may have missed.
September 10, 2015 |
ABOUT 400,000 people yesterday gunned for 10,000 tickets to hear Pope Francis' remarks on immigration at Independence Mall, only hours after the World Meeting of Families announced a diverse lineup of music and dance for the Sept. 26 event. The tickets - provided for free on a first-come, first-served basis through the World Meeting website - were gone within two minutes of being available at noon. The World Meeting site today will make available 10,000 tickets each for the Festival of Families and the papal Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
August 24, 2015 |
A HUNTING PARK teen has been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of another girl during a July 5 brawl, police said. Keyarra Frisby, 18, is charged with murder and related offenses after allegedly stabbing Anita Cotton, 17, in the neck during a melee outside a Walgreens on Broad Street, according to police. Homicide detectives arrested Frisby on Thursday at her home on Fairhill Street near Hunting Park Avenue. She remained in custody last night, denied bail, court records show.
July 15, 2015 |
TWO CYCLISTS riding Indego bikes got a taste of life in the fast lane when they cruised down Interstate 676 Sunday night. A video captured by a driver's dashcam shows the pair using Indego, the city's bike-sharing system, heading westbound around 10 p.m. Neither of the cyclists appears to be wearing a helmet as they ride between the edge of the far-right lane and a concrete barrier. Mervin Choun, the driver who filmed the video, said he was heading to his Brewerytown home when he noticed the traffic slowing down near the interstate's 8th Street entrance.
July 7, 2015 |
ANITA COTTON snapped a selfie just before 3 p.m. Saturday, wearing an American-flag shawl and a smile. "Happy 4 of July," she tweeted with the photo. Normally, such a snapshot would be nothing more than a silly memory posted online by a 17-year-old heading to college in the fall. Instead, it's become a memorial image of the young mother, retweeted nearly 200 times by her friends and family. Twelve hours after the shutter on her smartphone closed, police say, Cotton was stabbed to death in a neighborhood spat that reached catastrophic proportions.
June 18, 2015 |
POPE FRANCIS is a man who likes to walk among the people, and those who are planning to see the pope in Philadelphia this September should be prepared to walk as well. Today marks 100 days until Pope Francis' visit and in advance of his trip, officials held a news conference at City Hall yesterday to give preliminary information about transportation during the papal visit. The one big takeaway: Unless you're in the Popemobile, don't try to drive in or around Center City on Sept.
June 15, 2015 |
At last count, there were a zillion Internet sites catering to apartment dwellers, of which Apartment List's is neither the greatest nor the least. All these sites conduct surveys. Most are silly, and so forgettable that I cannot even offer you an example. I'm not going to forget the latest survey at Apartmentlist.com, however, because of how Philadelphia appears to be perceived by renters here: 18,000 were surveyed nationally; a local number was not provided. The bottom line: Renters gave Philadelphia a C-minus for city satisfaction, ranking it 80th of 100 cities surveyed.