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July 18, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
With the Democratic National Convention and an attendant influx of protesters a week away, the city is suggesting businesses bring in loose planters, take down flags, and secure commercial dumpsters "to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators. " The city expects 35,000 to 50,000 protesters daily during the July 25-28 convention. Anticipated gathering spots include FDR Park, Marconi Plaza, Independence Mall, City Hall, and the Municipal Services Building. Marches are planned down Broad Street and Market Street.
NEWS
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
June 2, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
In the U.S. Courthouse, they refer to it as "The Miracle on Market Street," that moment on Sept. 26, 2015, when the work of federal law enforcement officials led to a baby with a terminal illness getting a kiss from Pope Francis in front of Independence Hall. Following her papal peck, Gianna Masciantonio's condition improved, and on Tuesday the 19-month-old was present and lively as her big brother, 5-year-old Dominic, was sworn in as an honorary deputy U.S. Marshal at the courthouse at 601 Market St. The Marshals, the FBI and the Secret Service said they wanted to honor the Masciantonio family and that singular moment that brought hope to many - including law enforcement officials.
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.
SPORTS
October 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took a little longer than usual to make the announcement, but ESPN's College GameDay is indeed coming to Philadelphia, the network said Monday afternoon. The popular college football pregame show will be televised from Independence Mall on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The show is coming to Philadelphia in advance of the game that night between Temple and Notre Dame in a battle of nationally ranked teams. The game will be broadcast on ABC, giving the surging Temple program even more national exposure.
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NEWS
July 18, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
With the Democratic National Convention and an attendant influx of protesters a week away, the city is suggesting businesses bring in loose planters, take down flags, and secure commercial dumpsters "to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators. " The city expects 35,000 to 50,000 protesters daily during the July 25-28 convention. Anticipated gathering spots include FDR Park, Marconi Plaza, Independence Mall, City Hall, and the Municipal Services Building. Marches are planned down Broad Street and Market Street.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the architecture studio behind the Liberty Bell Center on Independence Mall and the cube-shaped Apple flagship store in New York City, is moving its Philadelphia operations into the $500 million East Market development between 11th and 12th Streets on Market Street. The firm will lease 18,525 square feet at 34 South 11th St., an eight-story former warehouse that most recently served as the city's Family Court building and is now being heavily renovated, developers National Real Estate Development and SSH Real Estate said in a release on Wednesday.
NEWS
July 12, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, Staff Writer
For the fifth consecutive night, marchers protesting the deaths of black men by police around the country demonstrated in Philadelphia, this time the Black Lives Matter-inspired group taking to Market Street from West Philadelphia to Penn's Landing on Sunday. Police said about 90 protesters gathered at 40th and Market Streets as darkness fell. They were accompanied by a police motorcade as they chanted and held signs aloft such as "Unite or Die," gaining strength to about 150 by the time they reached Penn's Landing.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Clark DeLeon
It's funny what you remember about the old neighborhood once you start summoning details from memories unsought for decades. My son Danny and I both remember, vividly, the look on the face of a silvery-clad baton twirler who was leading her Alabama high school marching band as it turned west onto Market Street from Third at the beginning of the 1976 Bicentennial parade on July Fourth. Her eyes beamed with almost giddy pride as she gave a quick side glance to her baton-twirling partner as the two 'Bama girls high-stepped into indelible memory on the biggest day of their young lives.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A man died when he was struck by two vehicles after stepping into the roadway in Delaware County. The victim, described as a male pedestrian in his 40s or 50s, stepped off the sidewalk and into the path of traffic on the 6400 block of Market Street in Millbourne at about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Shawn Payne, the borough's police chief. A woman driving a Toyota Coupe didn't see the man and hit him, Payne said. She pulled over, and the victim was then struck by a second vehicle, a Nissan sedan.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, Staff Writer
It started with a simple question from a passerby who noticed the clock at 12th and Market Street always seems to be off: Who owns it? We decided to find out.  It turns out the clock has a long, storied history with Philadelphia and was once a sort of Tinder of its day.  Here's a post that piqued our curiosity on the Slack messaging app. Coming up on 120 years, with the exception of a 14-year absence, the four-faced post clock now...
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
IN THE U.S. Courthouse, they refer to it as "the Miracle on Market Street," that moment on Sept. 26 when the work of federal law-enforcement officials led to a baby with a terminal illness getting a kiss from Pope Francis in front of Independence Hall. After her papal peck, Gianna Masciantonio's condition improved, and on Tuesday, the 19-month-old was present and lively as her big brother, 5-year-old Dominic, was sworn in as an honorary deputy U.S. marshal at the courthouse at 601 Market St. The marshals, the FBI, and the Secret Service said they wanted to honor the Masciantonio family and that singular moment that brought hope to many - including law-enforcement officials.
NEWS
May 30, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
One side benefit of the construction of the massive retail-and-residential East Market project is that it has opened up views (temporarily, anyway) of the tightly packed commercial blocks between 11th and 12th Streets. For the first time in decades, you can clearly make out the colorful terra-cotta details on 15 S. 11th St., once a flagship location for the Horn & Hardart restaurant chain. The ornate, five-story structure was designed and built in 1912 by William Steele & Sons, the go-to developer of the day, on commission for Horn & Hardart.
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A South Philadelphia man accused of ramming a stolen vehicle into a police car in Chester County last week - and of nearly running over the officer - was captured in Center City on Wednesday. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force had developed leads that Tyrell Winchester, 28, was on Market Street near 18th Street about noon. When he was seen walking on the busy street and positively identified, marshals and Philadelphia police tried to stop him, but he ran, authorities said. Shortly afterward, on the 1900 block of Market, Winchester was surrounded and captured after a brief struggle, the Marshals Service said.
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