July 14, 2016 |
Feeling the Bern, Ed Higgins incinerated his old life. In the last five months, Higgins, 39, shuttered his Arizona advertising company, broke up with his longtime girlfriend, and dedicated himself to planning a march from Washington to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. "I'm at the end of my rope, but somehow it feels like exactly where I should be," said Higgins, who is bouncing among friends' houses when not living out of his car. Higgins wars undeterred by Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
February 20, 2008 |
Snow began falling as afternoon slid into evening. With the lights of Center City twinkling around and below her, Jane Miles stood by the vast expanse of windows that line one side of her new 27th-floor condominium in Symphony House, watching. "The snowflakes look so big up here," she said, more than a little awe in her voice. "With all the cars whizzing by in the streets below, it's like being in another world. " A world high above Philadelphia that, even a few years ago, Miles and her husband would have been very exclusive residents of. But as condo towers grow more commonplace in the city, taller, well-heeled buyers are choosing to feather their nests in the clouds - or as close as several hundred feet above street level can get them.
April 24, 2015 |
First in an occasional series spotlighting the city's great restaurant neighborhoods. For an interactive map and a complete list of East Passyunk Avenue restaurants, bars, and cafes, go to philly.com/epunk In the nervous moments just before Paradiso debuted, chef Lynn Rinaldi and her father, Daniel, looked out onto East Passyunk Avenue and waited. A car didn't pass for 20 minutes. "Did you do the right thing here?" he asked his daughter, whom he raised a few blocks away.
June 27, 2016 |
The leader of a local grassroots pro-Bernie Sanders organization said his group has gotten city permits for four demonstration areas in South Philadelphia's Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during the Democratic National Convention next month. Billy Taylor, the executive director of Philly.fyi, said he is offering the use of as many as three of the zones to the national Sanders organization. During a news conference in the park Saturday, Taylor, 31, a landscaper and political activist, also invited other organizations and interest groups to apply to Philly.fyi to use its permitted space.
July 18, 2016 |
With a political convention's wheeling and dealing comes wining and dining. The 50,000 delegates, guests, and media representatives from around the country visiting later this month for the Democratic National Convention must eat. Restaurateurs are counting on all the visitors to shake the city's traditional summer doldrums, with delegates diving into dim sum in Chinatown, politicos gnawing on roast pork on South Street, and reporters slurping oysters...
May 26, 2016 |
Matt sits on a crate outside Jefferson Station, panhandling for the $10 bag of heroin that will get him through the next few hours. Some nights, the 28-year-old Army veteran from Horsham sleeps in the doorways of Midtown Village boutiques, other nights in the underpass outside the Convention Center. He tries not to think of the life he had, not so long ago, in his suburban hometown: an apartment, a $25,000 truck, a landscaping business with his father, a king-size bed. Tries not to dwell on the question he cannot answer: "What are you doing with yourself?"
January 16, 2002
MY FIANC? AND I both live in Harrisburg but travel to Philadelphia often because we love the city. What we don't love, however, are the outrageous parking rates. When he attended monthly meetings of the Black Data Processors Association in Center City, it cost him more in parking fees to attend the meetings than it did in gas and tolls to make the 105-mile trip from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. Parking also becomes an issue when we want to visit Delilah's at the Reading Terminal for a nice Saturday lunch.
December 11, 2003
YOUR Holiday Shopping Guide was a welcome sight in the Dec. 3 Daily News. But once again, it gave short shrift to Center City, whining about parking while barely mentioning that you can get downtown by trolley, El, rail, bus, foot, bike and ferryboat. Your reporter seeking Apple's new music player stated flatly that department stores "don't sell the iPod. " Just a few pages later, good old Strawbridge's display ad was featuring just that - the new 20 gigabyte iPod, no less.
May 21, 2010 |
A 22-year-old man was shot and killed early today in Center City, police said. The victim, not immediately identified, was shot in the arm about 2:15 a.m. on the 900 block of Filbert Street, police said. He was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where doctors discovered the bullet had traveled into his chest, police said. He died at 4:46 a.m. Investigators are seeking a motive and a suspect. The also are reviewing surveillance videos from the area.
February 9, 1986 |
In the last decade, more than 15 1/2 million people have visited the Liberty Bell in its glass house on Philadelphia's Independence Mall. But Caroline Carol was not among them. Age 72, a native and lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Caroline Carol has never seen the Liberty Bell, considered by many the premier symbol of America's freedom. "I always wanted to," Carol said wistfully the other day. "They used to take you when you were in school, but I never remember seeing it. . . . I guess I was absent that day. " Long a resident of Mayfair in Northeast Philadelphia, she said she felt "a little embarrassed" by the omission.