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April 19, 2012
THE CITY Department of Licenses & Inspection issued three citations Wednesday against a building on Market Street near 7th owned by Yechiel, Nahman and Michael Lichtenstein, who also owned the Kensington building that burned last week, killing two firefighters. An L&I spokeswoman said the fire prompted a review of all Lichtenstein properties, leading to the new citations on Market Street, which included operating a multifamily dwelling without a housing-inspection license, failing to keep fire-alarm-testing records and certificates on site, and improperly maintaining the facade.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2015
Pieces by Moore College of Art & Design students will be on a rotating display in Century 21's windows in the 800 block of Market Street until mid-July. The pieces are from JumpStart, the school's annual themed fashion show, which was in September. The students had one month to devise, design and showcase a garment based on a theme. The theme for this show was based on the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 2014 exhibition "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love. " As part of the school's partnership with Century 21, the retailer also will host internships at its Philadelphia and New York City stores and offer workshops on merchandising and sales at the college.
NEWS
February 10, 1989 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police were looking yesterday for the man who shot two young men in the 1300 block of Market Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the assailant used a .22-caliber pistol to shoot Harold Roberts, 18, of the 2600 block of North 11th Street, and Maxie Everett, 19, of the 2300 block of West Diamond Street, after a quarrel. Both men were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital. Roberts, who was wounded in the head, was listed in guarded condition yesterday. Everett, who was shot in the right knee, was listed in good condition.
NEWS
October 27, 1987 | By KURT HEINE, Daily News Staff Writer
A knife-wielding man slashed wildly at police officers who chased him through five Market Street blocks crowded with rush-hour pedestrians yesterday before subduing him after a struggle, police said. The man kept threatening, "I'm going to kill you," and "I'm going to kill the mayor," police said. Police arrested him at 7th and Market streets, after flogging him with nightsticks. Four police officers suffered minor injuries in the struggle. The suspect, James Wood, 43, of Keim Street near Westmoreland, Juniata Park, was cut on the head, but refused hospital treatment.
NEWS
October 7, 2014
LAST TUESDAY, I fell. Hard. Not in love. That was last year. Tuesday, for no reason, I tripped on Market Street and went down like a sequoia. I landed facedown, but my paratrooper training saved me from serious harm. Editor's note: Never a paratrooper, Byko did skydive a few years ago and learned techniques to hit the ground without injury. When skydiving, I could see the ground coming up to me (actually me coming down to it). Experienced skydivers advise to not look at the ground.
NEWS
September 10, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alterra Property Group and Stockton Real Estate Advisors have purchased the 1760 Market Street office building in Center City from an affiliate of Swiss pension-fund advisor AFIAA. The joint venture closed on the 14-story building on Sept. 3, Alterra managing partner Leo Addimando said. Addimando declined to disclose the purchase price. The AFIAA affiliate paid $19.3 million for the 137,000 square-foot building in February, 2006, according to city records. Altera and Stockton will invest in a cosmetic upgrade of the building, which will remain in use as an office property, Addimando said.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brandywine Realty Trust has bought almost the entire Center City block that had been the site of 2013's deadly building collapse that flattened a Salvation Army thrift store. The 37,000 square feet of property purchased by the company Tuesday include all but three parcels along the southern side of Market Street between 21st and 22d streets, Brandywine president and CEO Jerry Sweeney said in an interview. The site includes two three-story buildings that Brandywine will renovate into rental lofts, offices and retail spaces, Sweeney said.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE WOMAN whose legs were amputated after being trapped for 13 hours beneath rubble from the Market Street building collapse filed a lawsuit yesterday, claiming several parties ignored signs of the impending danger. Mariya Plekan, 52, of Hunting Park, was shopping at the Salvation Army store when a three-story wall fell onto the store the morning of June 5. Firefighters pulled Plekan from under the debris shortly before midnight. The suit says that, as a result of the catastrophe, Plekan's entire lower body has been removed.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
ON MAY 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a West Philly rowhouse. Eleven people died and 61 homes went up in flames. Within a week, then-Mayor Wilson Goode agreed to appoint an independent commission to investigate exactly how and why the Police Department's final confrontation with the MOVE fringe group escalated to catastrophe. It has been four months and 19 days since the collapse of 2140 Market St. killed six people and injured 13. So far, all we have is the promise that Mayor Nutter will appoint a similar independent commission to examine how the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections might have averted the tragedy.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE TWO MEN facing a murder trial in last June's Market Street building collapse that killed six people lost another round in court yesterday after a judge rejected their requests to throw out conspiracy charges. Following a brief motions hearing, Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner ruled that city prosecutors had presented enough evidence during a Feb. 18 preliminary hearing to sustain the conspiracy charges. A trial date has not yet been set for Sean Benschop, 43, and Griffin Campbell, 50, who are being held without bail.
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NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The developer of East Market, a mixed-use project between 11th and 12th Streets along Market Street, may add 250 more residential units at the site in response to what it sees as strong demand for living spaces in the area. National Real Estate Development managing director Daniel Killinger said during an appearance at the Urban Land Institute conference in Philadelphia Thursday that his company will decide next month whether to pursue the expansion. The new units would add about 20 stories to what has been intended as a two-story retail building at the corner of 12th and Market Streets, Killinger said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
When Jonas Maciunas and Mark Keener were collecting data for the Old City District's new plan, they stumbled across an astonishing statistic. Since 2000, the amount of automobile traffic on Old City's stretch of Market Street has plunged by a third, even as the neighborhood's old cast-iron warehouses were filling up with thousands of new residents . The combination of rising population and declining car use prompted the two planning consultants to...
NEWS
April 21, 2016
ISSUE | DEVELOPMENT Blatstein's towering blunder I concur with Inga Saffron's assessment of Bart Blatstein's development proposal for the site at Broad Street and Washington Avenue ("Green light likely for hated high-rise," Friday). In Philadelphia, retail anywhere other than at street level is doomed. I have lived in Center City for 39 years and have seen: NewMarket, which was situated behind street-front buildings on Second Street, fail to match the more authentic experience of front-and-center retail on nearby South Street; Double-decker retail in the 900 block of South Street fail and be replaced by a successful, street-level Whole Foods.
SPORTS
April 10, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
AS THE two buses holding members of Villanova's national championship basketball team rolled slowly Friday toward City Hall, the crowds became more tightly packed on the sidewalks on either side of Market Street until they turned into one virtual sea of humanity. "I didn't imagine this many people," senior guard and co-captain Ryan Arcidiacono said. "We were supposed to get out at 17th Street and walk and shake everyone's hand, but there were too many people and (police) thought it would be too dangerous.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
WE'RE SO negative. Philadelphians don't like this. We don't like that. We focus too much on all the bad that young people do these days and not on the positive. And now a whole lot of us are talking trash about a parade to celebrate the Villanova Wildcats' NCAA championship win. A parade! Who doesn't like a parade? People really need to lighten up. It's spring (finally) and this gray, grimy city needs something to celebrate. What could be more special than throwing a parade in honor of Villanova University's triumphant win?
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Activewear distributor alphabroder has expanded its 400 Market Street sales office by 3,800 square feet, according to Wolf Commercial Real Estate, which represented the Trevose-headquartered company in the lease. The company, which distributes items such as T-shirts and hats for imprinting with logos and other designs, now occupies about 15,800 square feet at the Center City office building, WCRE said in a release. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered the District Attorney's Office to let lawyers for the owner of the Center City building in the deadly 2013 collapse examine the cellphone and camera of a city building inspector who killed himself days after the tragedy. Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein gave the prosecutor's office 15 days to deliver the cellphone and a camera that belonged to Ronald Wagenhoffer, the Department of Licenses and Inspections inspector assigned to monitor demolition of several buildings in the 2100 block of Market Street.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld has moved its Center City operations from 1700 Market Street to larger offices at Two Logan Square to accommodate increasing demand, the Conshohocken-based law firm said Thursday. The firm relocated at the beginning of March to a 7,800-square-foot space at the new location, for which it has a lease of roughly six years, executive partner Neil Cooper said. Its previous Center City operations occupied 3,700 square feet. The firm opened its satellite at 1700 Market on a temporary basis in 2014 to "test the waters" in Center City, but quickly outgrew the space, Cooper said.
NEWS
March 31, 2016
A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in West Philadelphia, police said. The victim was standing on the sidewalk on the 5100 block of Market Street with about four other men when one man in the group pulled out a gun and fired multiple times at the victim, hitting him twice, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. Walker said the victim was shot once in the left thigh and once in the left rib-cage area. He said police took the victim to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was undergoing surgery and was in stable condition.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Environmental and geotechnical consulting firm GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. has moved its Philadelphia-area operations from Fort Washington to bigger office space in Center City. The Norwood, Mass.-headquartered company is to lease about 4,600 square feet for its 10-member regional staff at the 1515 Market Street office building, the company said Friday on its website. The move allows for anticipated future growth and boosted headcount and provides "staff an opportunity to be part of the broader business community," GZA GeoEnvironmental said.
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