February 26, 2016
This week alone will bring the announcements of three significant restaurant projects planned this summer by out-of-town operators: Scarpetta , a splashy Italian out of New York, coming to the Rittenhouse Hotel; Tasty Tuscan , billed as a four-star Italian (by Italian businessmen) with a marketplace, coming to the former Tashan space at 777 S. Broad St.; and, if scuttlebutt is correct, P.J. Clarke's , an offshoot of the century-plus-old New York City saloon, setting up in the Curtis Center on Washington Square.
May 18, 2015 |
THE NATIONAL Transportation Safety Board held its fourth and final news conference yesterday about its probe into the fatal crash of Amtrak Train 188, but the update did little to quell the tide of questions circulating since the train derailed late Tuesday. In fact, it only generated more uncertainty - including whether the train was struck by an unknown projectile mere moments before flying off the track at more than 100 mph. "Over the last few days, we've gotten a lot done," the NTSB's Robert Sumwalt told reporters at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, on Dock Street near 2nd. "But there's a lot that still needs to be done, as our team remains in the area.
June 14, 2014 |
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah wants to rename 30th Street Station in honor of the late Bill Gray, his predecessor in Pennsylvania's Second District. Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, introduced legislation Wednesday to name the station "William H. Gray III 30th Street Station. " Every Democratic and Republican House member from Pennsylvania has signed on as a cosponsor of the measure. Renaming an Amtrak station is not unprecedented. In 2011, Amtrak renamed its Wilmington stop the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station.
February 6, 2014 |
The first Seahawks fan hadn't yet boarded NJ Transit for Secaucus on Sunday when Don Smolenski reminded everyone just how much Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles want to host a Super Bowl. The Eagles president, Smolenski was on the phone a few days before Super Bowl XLVIII, making it clear that he and Lurie were keeping a close eye on how New York and New Jersey handled the run-up to the big game. That way, they'd be better prepared to make their bid for a Super Bowl in Philadelphia and at Lincoln Financial Field.
June 8, 2013 |
Faster, better passenger train service on the overcrowded Northeast Corridor will require more cooperation - and money - from eight states and the District of Columbia, eight commuter rail agencies, Amtrak, and freight railroads, rail experts said this week. A new federal law requires the many users of the 457-mile corridor to come up with a cost-sharing plan by October 2014, and local transit authorities such as SEPTA fear that will mean higher costs for them. States as well are struggling to pay for new Amtrak requirements.
May 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The busiest passenger train station in the United States is a 1960s-era, utilitarian labyrinth in the basement of a basketball arena. Pennsylvania Station, a gateway to the nation's biggest city, was designed to accommodate about 200,000 riders a day. Now, it is packed with more than 600,000. At rush hours, it resembles a human demolition derby. All it takes to strand hundreds of thousands of people is a glitch on one of only two tracks linking Manhattan to New Jersey under the Hudson River.
April 5, 2013 |
Every so often, Elena Wu retires and sells her eponymous restaurants: First Marlton, then Voorhees, then Mount Laurel. Wu - a onetime culinary instructor who entered the restaurant business in 1986 - has returned with Elena Wu Restaurant , which recently joined the restaurant row at Voorhees Town Center (12106 Town Center Blvd., 856-375-2289, elenawurestaurant.com). Just to make things interesting for your GPS: Chez Elena Wu - which she sold in 2008 - is five minutes away in Voorhees' Ritz Center.
April 1, 2013 |
I first saw a major-league baseball game when I was 11 years old, and always, when the teams get ready to play again in the first week of April, the decades crumble away and the memory of the spring day returns with the persistence of gravity. It was Opening Day 1951, and my father took me to Yankee Stadium, where, just as they will Monday, the Yankees were playing the Boston Red Sox. We boarded the subway around noon. There was an enormous shudder of sound, then a screech, like a blade being sharpened, and a rush of hot air. The long ride to the Bronx was a rocking, light-flashing affair, and I neared Yankee Stadium as eager as Darwin approaching the Galapagos.
March 14, 2012
"Philadelphia should put all its effort towards preparing their bid to be the host of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. "I think Philadelphians sometimes don't realize what they really have here. ... We have the best facilities for athletic events in North America and possibly the world. We have three world-class facilities in South Philly, not to mention the colleges and the universities we have in the city and outside the city. ... "The second thing that we have is, we have infrastructure.
November 9, 2011 |
All Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York City is suspended as investigators probe the death of a trespasser on the tracks near Trenton. A southbound Acela Express struck and killed a person about 12:50 p.m. in Hamilton Township. About 170 passengers were aboard the No. 2117 which had left Penn Station in New York at noon and was due in Philadelphia at 1:08. There were no reported injuries to passengers or crew, said an Amtrak spokesman. Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796, email@example.com , or @inqwriter on Twitter.