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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
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.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. plans to begin work within the next two weeks to replace the steps from the Market Street bridge down to Penn's Landing with a new pedestrian ramp. The ramp will bring the Market Street waterfront-access point into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, DRWC spokeswoman Quinn Logan said Monday. The project is being financed with a $625,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and city funds, Logan said.
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.
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NEWS
August 15, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Parking garages rarely merit much architectural discussion. Most of today's designs are no-frills stacks of open floors, laid out to accommodate as many cars as possible. With their shadowy interiors on full display, the naked concrete structures have the melancholy look of buildings that were never finished. Yet, parking garages did not start out as a purely functional architectural form. For evidence, please see the exuberant, art deco garage that stretches for a full block on Chestnut between 11th and 12th Streets.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. plans to begin work within the next two weeks to replace the steps from the Market Street bridge down to Penn's Landing with a new pedestrian ramp. The ramp will bring the Market Street waterfront-access point into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, DRWC spokeswoman Quinn Logan said Monday. The project is being financed with a $625,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and city funds, Logan said.
NEWS
August 1, 2016 | By Jeff Gammage Julia Terruso, and Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITERS
Convention delegate Joshua Clennon realized this place was different when he happened to cross the street at 12th and Market. "Some dude said, 'Welcome to Philadelphia,' " the 23-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter said, certain no such courtesy would be extended in his Manhattan neighborhood. "It'd be like, 'Get out of my way.' " Count one for the home team. After a week of being critiqued, analyzed, and reviewed by thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world, how did Philadelphia come across during the Democratic National Convention?
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
  Tamron Hall runs across the lawn of the Independence Mall, becoming a bright orange streak as she greets a group of screaming fans for selfies during her brief break. While doing an interview, she often stops in midsentence to wave back at pedestrians screaming her name. The cohost of the Today show and host of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall and Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall has her hands full covering this year's Democratic National Convention. But she can think of no better place to be than where, she says, she got her soul: Philadelphia.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Mount Laurel, N.J.-based retail brokerage Metro Commercial Real Estate Inc. has moved its Center City Philadelphia operation to a 4,000-square-foot suite at 1760 Market Street, company president Tom Londres said. The move from its previous 1,000-square-foot space in the Wells Fargo Building at 123 S. Broad St. enabled the company to increase its Center City headcount to 12 from four, Londres said Monday. The company is boosting its Center City presence to keep up with the increasing number of transactions it handles in the district, Londres said.
NEWS
July 26, 2016 | By Tricia Nadolny, Steve Bohnel, Erin Serpico and Vibha Kannan, STAFF WRITERS
An environmental advocate dressed in a furry, head-to-clawed-paw polar bear suit defied Philadelphia's staggering heat wave on Sunday and prepared to join thousands of more comfortably dressed protesters at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution. The polar bear made it to the end, not only in costume but on message! #CleanEnergyMarch pic.twitter.com/nEDXXspDNf — Tricia L. Nadolny (@TriciaNadolny) July 24, 2016 The march, aimed at banning the natural gas drilling practice known as fracking, promised thousands of participants from all 50 states on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
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.
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