October 28, 2009 |
The High Line is a Depression-era elevated rail freight line that runs for almost a mile and a half above street-level and along and through buildings in a part of lower Manhattan that once bustled with factories and warehouses. Active for about 50 years, the steel viaduct was abandoned by the 1980s and became an overgrown secret garden for graffiti artists and urban explorers. In the last decade, that heady New York mix of citizens and celebrities came together to raise awareness and cash to save the High Line, which was threatened with demolition.
February 3, 1988 |
Solomon had it easy: He had only to decide which parent the child belonged to. Solomon wasn't stuck figuring out which mother's egg and which father's sperm should determine parenthood, what womb would nurture the developing infant until birth, or whether the dangers of multiple pregnancies justify selective abortion to improve the odds for remaining fetuses. Today, ethicists puzzle over these concerns, while doctors present the hard choices offered by scientific advances to their patients - people who will have to live lifetimes with the choices they make.
November 15, 1994 |
Strawbridge & Clothier will open its first free-standing home-furnishings store in the spring, the Philadelphia retailer announced yesterday. When it opens, Strawbridge will have two stores in the Concord Mall in New Castle County, Del. The store will be located in a former office building attached to the mall. Strawbridge will move its furniture, carpets, bedding, lamps and draperies from its mall department store, freeing that space for more men's and women's ready-to-wear.
May 8, 2008 |
Whether you're moving, remodeling or staying put, planning a retirement home is an opportunity to create a personal environment that takes into account your future accessibility, safety and financial needs. And, experts say, there is no reason to forget style. Accessibility concerns - whether because of aging or physical limitations - are part of Valarie Costanzo's practice as a real estate agent for Prudential Fox & Roach in Rittenhouse Square and Haddonfield. Costanzo, 57, began concentrating on the accessibility niche after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years ago. She began helping MS Society clients in search of affordable handicapped-modified housing.
September 22, 2000 |
Volvo's press propaganda for its redesigned Cross Country model, or XC, leaves the distinct impression that the Swedish automaker originated the concept of basing a sport-utility vehicle on a conventional station wagon. "In the truest sense, the Volvo Cross Country is a very Swedish vehicle, as Swedish as the the SUV concept is American," Volvo says. "The XC creation is Swedishness at its finest: a hybrid product that takes two unique concepts - the wagon and the SUV - and combines them into one vehicle that offers flexibility to meet many different tasks.
January 10, 2010 |
From the windows of her fourth-floor office at City Hall, redevelopment director Sandy Forosisky can see the front of 99 Cent Dreams, the 38,000-square-foot value store at the center of what has long been a languishing downtown. Starting in March, that view will change. The Landis Avenue dollar store is slated to be converted into a year-round public market, selling local produce, meat, seafood, specialty items, and prepared food. With it, Forosisky is hoping the city's center will change, too. The $5.62 million project, which Forosisky calls a "mini Reading Terminal," is the foundation for a $59 million city makeover.
July 22, 1990 |
Steve Leber went to the Soviet Union in 1987 in search of rock and roll. He returned with clowns and acrobats. "I never thought any of their rock groups were exciting," said Leber, an entertainment entrepreneur always on the lookout for a new concept to sell. "So I saw what else the Soviets had to offer, and I flipped over the (Moscow) Circus. " Under Leber's direction, the circus is currently on its third U.S. tour in as many years, and today begins its last week of a one-month run at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort.
June 29, 1989 |
The Upper Providence Planning Commission has voted 4-0 to recommend approval for the "concept" of two common driveways, proposed by S.A.M. Construction, to serve the rear section of a 7 1/2-acre property along Rose Tree Road. Commission members Kevin Buck and Stephen Polaha were absent from Tuesday night's meeting and commission member Vincent Mancini abstained from the vote. Sam Grace, the owner of both the property and S.A.M. Construction, gained recommendation for approval of a five-lot subdivision for the front of the property, where the Meagher Mansion stands, at last month's Planning Commission meeting.
January 2, 1986
Bravo to Secretary of State George Shultz for standing up to the President by refusing in advance to submit to a lie-detector test. By his action he speaks for millions of Americans who object to be considered "guilty" before proved so. America and Americans have prospered by living and functioning quite well with the idea of innocent until proved guilty. It is a great concept that is slowly slipping out of the people's grasp because of changing federal and state jurisprudence.
July 14, 1988 |
While delaying a formal vote on a proposal establishing an agricultural district in the township, the Willistown Board of Supervisors adopted the resolution in concept at its meeting Tuesday. Supervisors were prepared to vote on the resolution at Tuesday's public meeting but found the resolution lacked specifications about the minimum acreage that would be needed for a noncontiguous landowner to join the agricultural area. The proposal also fails to address how acreage would be added to the district.