January 26, 2015 |
Hello there On New Year's Eve 2009, Nathan and his friend Andrea headed toward the Apple Store near Central Park to meet another friend and some of his friends, who were all going to a party on the Lower East Side. Milagros "was wearing a big, goofy hat and eating a hot dog from the hot dog cart," Nathan said. "Something about her caught my eye. " On the ride to the gathering, Milagros could see Nathan watching her in the subway window's reflection. They started talking at that party, and also checked out another one in the apartment next door.
February 1, 2014 |
NEW YORK - They are tobogganing on Broadway this week. And diving for touchdowns in a foam pit just off Times Square. Helmeted mannequins in full NFL uniforms share the Coach and Lancôme displays at Macy's. On 42d Street Wednesday night, the Harlem Boys Choir serenaded America's Game. The Super Bowl may be played in New Jersey on Sunday, but it is being played out in full measure in New York City this week. In recognition of an outdoor game at a cold-weather site, the NFL and New York have turned a 13-block stretch of Broadway - the spiritual heart of this great city - to an open-air temple for all things football.
June 20, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney might have persuaded City Council to support a tax on sweetened beverages. But in the end what could matter most is if his lawyers can persuade the courts. Minutes after Council passed the unprecedented per-ounce levy Thursday, the beverage industry vowed to continue a fight it has already poured more than $5 million into by filing suit. Kenney wasn't rattled. "We're ready," he said. But a particularly qualified voice says Kenney shouldn't be so confident. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille has called the tax unconstitutional.
June 23, 2014 |
Beverly Sendrow Tarnopol, 77, of Mount Laurel, owner with her husband, Sheldon, of the former Philadelphia and Lower Merion retailer Tarnopol Furs, died Thursday, June 19, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after a fall. Mrs. Tarnopol, known as Buni, was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Overbrook High School in 1954. A son, Neil, said that Sheldon Tarnopol's grandfather Max began the business, first in Russia, then in New York City. Between the early 1900s and the 1950s, Tarnopol Furs was at 16th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia, before moving in 1956 to the City Line Shopping Center in Philadelphia.
May 2, 2016 |
CYCLISTS HAVE been able to ride on old rail lines since the rails-to-trails movement took hold in the '70s and '80s. Now there's an opportunity to bike the rails themselves with Rail Explorers, an upstate New York outfit running an eight-week pilot program on the Wilmington & Western Railroad line along Red Clay Creek in Delaware. Rail Explorers uses rail-bikes, which resemble pedal cars. Loaded with pedalers, the quad-seat bikes can weigh as much as a small car, so they feature a robust hydraulic disc-brake system.
August 16, 2015 |
Ian Mark Jones, 32, who left Yardley in 2008 for a modeling career in New York City, drowned in the Hudson River earlier this week during a kayaking accident in Upstate New York. Mr. Jones had been missing since the morning of Aug. 8, when the kayak which he and his girlfriend were paddling capsized, throwing them into the river in Dutchess County, 100 miles north of New York City. Mr. Jones' girlfriend, Tali Lennox Fruchtmann, daughter of the singer Annie Lennox, was picked up by a passing boat.
September 14, 2016
By Edward G. Rendell, Thomas J. Ridge, and Rebecca W. Rimel What do Pope Francis, singer and human-rights advocate Bono, and both the Republican and Democratic national committees have in common? In the last two decades, they chose Philadelphia as the best place to advance their values and mission. And the audience was worldwide. Twenty years ago, Google was still a research project at Stanford. The iPhone was more than a decade away. And Netflix hadn't started mailing DVDs.
February 3, 2016 |
The pediatrician who led New York City's health department through major campaigns against tobacco and sugary soda was named by Mayor Kenney on Monday to head Philadelphia's Department of Public Health. Thomas A. Farley, 59, replaces acting Health Commissioner Jane Baker. He will start Feb. 16. Farley, who served under Mayor Michael Bloomberg from 2009 to 2014, is often credited with helping to make the city one of the healthiest in America. Life expectancy for New Yorkers during the Bloomberg administration grew by three years, while across the nation it rose by 1.7 years.
July 2, 2014 |
MINISTER KING Samir Shabazz, the notorious black supremacist and leader of the New Black Panther Party's Philadelphia chapter, is in jail again. Trenton police arrested him after officers - serving an outstanding warrant out of Atlantic City - found a 9 mm handgun, 30 rifle rounds and one armor-piercing bullet in a room where he was staying in the city's Battle Monument neighborhood, spokesman Lt. Mark Kieffer said. It was the second gun arrest in a year for Shabazz, 42, whose real name is Maruse Heath.
August 31, 2016 |
The Rhule family took off from Kansas City, setting out for New York City with two young children, family mutt squeezed in, U-Haul behind. Dennis and Gloria Rhule don't want to sound too lofty, but they saw their next move as a calling. Dennis, graduated from the Nazarene Theological Seminary, was ready to begin work as an urban missionary, as an assistant pastor at a church just off Times Square. Gloria would work with at-risk women and children. Their son remembers most of it, but Matt Rhule, now Temple's football coach, might not recall how before the Rhules reached the East Coast, a rainstorm proved the U-Haul's roof had a leak.