December 24, 2013 |
WHEN THE MOOD strikes and the music's just right, patrons of Club Aura in Northern Liberties can get up out of their seats . . . and stand there. Owner Marc Stein said no customer, not even comedian Dave Chappelle, who stopped in over the weekend, is allowed to dance there, because the club doesn't have a special-assembly occupancy license required by the city. And he now realizes that he'll probably never get one. "I actually have to tell the bouncers to intervene if they see someone dancing in here.
March 18, 2013
A 31-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday after being stabbed in the back three times, authorities said. The victim was attacked shortly after 2:30 a.m. near North Front Street and Fairmount Avenue at the border of the city's Northern Liberties and Old City sections, investigators said. He was taken by private car to Hahnemann University Hospital. No arrests have been made, police said. - Jonathan Lai
February 15, 2013 |
East Passyunk seems to tally the most votes as Philadelphia's nouveau Restaurant Row, but another unexpected competitor has emerged over the the last few years: Fairmount. Well-reviewed new restaurants such as La Calaca Feliz, Lemon Hill, and Hickory Lane, along with reenergized old stalwarts including McCrossen's Tavern, Bridgid's, Rembrandt's, and London Grill, have changed the dynamic of the neighborhood. A few blocks east on North Broad are Marc Vetri's Osteria and Alla Spina and Stephen Starr's Route 6, and there's another string of spots on Callowhill Street, including Doma, Sabrina's, and Kite and Key. Just last week Vetri signed a lease for a new pizzeria on Callowhill, and plans were recently announced for a combination grocery/cafe at 19th and Fairmount with former Garces Group chef Chad Williams cooking.
November 23, 2012 |
IT'S BEEN ROUGH going for Hubert Washington. He served two tours in Iraq, has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction, and last year celebrated Thanksgiving in jail for possession of a firearm. But Thursday morning, Washington, 29, stood at a lectern before a crowd that gathered for Project HOME's 21st annual Thanksgiving Day service at its headquarters, on Fairmount Avenue near 15th Street, and shared reasons why he's thankful. "I'm thankful to be alive, for having a roof over my head, for people that care about me," Washington said.
August 31, 2012 |
All center lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed starting today through Monday for the Made in America music festival. The outer lanes will remain open for access to Kelly and Martin Luther King Drives. Starting Friday, Kelly Drive will be diverted at Fairmount Avenue and, after 10 a.m., the Parkway's eastbound outer drive will be closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, the entire event area, including the Parkway from Logan Square to the Art Museum, will be closed to traffic through Monday.
April 29, 2012
The southbound lanes of Kelly Drive - between Eakins Oval and Fairmount Avenue - will be closed Sunday morning, police said, for the March of Dimes' "Walk for Babies. " The closure will begin at 6:30 a.m. and be in effect until about 1 p.m., police said. For more information on the event, visit www.marchforbabies.org . - From Inquirer staff
March 21, 2012
Flames erupted briefly Tuesday night from the roof of the historic Divine Lorraine building on North Broad Street. The fire was reported about 6:50 p.m. in the building at Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue, fire officials said. Firefighters took extra time and caution getting a water line up to the roof because the interior of the long-shuttered building is not safe, fire officials said. The fire was declared under control shortly before 8 p.m. No injuries were reported.
January 3, 2012 |
Eighteen minutes after midnight, Kevin Ward went to the back of his Cobbs Creek rowhouse, pointed his gun, and let off a series of shots, his way of ringing in the new year. "I was just shooting at the tree," Ward later told police officers, standing in his home. They were responding to a call of a person with a weapon on the 500 block of Redfield Street, where they themselves had heard the loud bangs emanating from Ward's residence. "I was celebrating," Ward, 57, told the officers.