June 1, 2010
Pro cyclists from 20 countries will return to Philadelphia on Sunday for the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship. Billed as America's biggest single-day race, this will be the 26th men's race and the 16th Liberty Classic for women. Here is the schedule of weekend events: Sunday: 8 a.m. to end of championship race. TD Bank Family Fun Zone. Looking for something fun to do with the kids between laps? Check out the zone at the base of the Art Museum steps.
May 1, 1998 |
The Golf Association of Philadelphia extended its lead over the New Jersey State Golf Association in the annual Frederick M. Compher Cup by beating the NJSGA, 10-8, yesterday at Galloway National Golf Club. Huntingdon Valley's Jim Sullivan Jr. and O. Gordon Brewer each contributed singles victories for the GAP. The competition between the neighboring associations began in 1962 and includes 12 players on each team with a dozen singles matches and six better-ball-of-partners matches.
May 28, 2003
IN HIS recent column on the future of the city, Michael Smerconish makes the wrong diagnosis and prescribes the wrong medicine for Philadelphia. All across America, cities written off as dead are springing back to life as people tire of maintaining their backyards and rediscover city life. In the last decade, Boston and Chicago have reversed their history of population decline, and Newark's decline has slowed to a trickle. The same trends will reach the Delaware Valley, although perhaps not as quickly as we would like.
June 16, 2011
By Donn Scott The central Delaware River waterfront has been a focus of economic development in Philadelphia and the region for centuries. From the construction of Delaware Avenue at the behest of Stephen Girard to the creation of a shared railroad giving businesses equal access to the river, Philadelphia's government has long recognized the riverfront as an economic center. Previous investments in the waterfront were meant to keep Philadelphia competitive with other American cities as a commercial center.
August 7, 2008 |
AS A SENIOR in college, the "real world" is fast approaching. And one question sits on all seniors' minds: Where will I be living this time next year? Many of my peers love the idea of the "New York experience. " The Big Apple's larger-than-life aura is dreamlike - avenue after avenue of bright lights with no off switch. To me, it seems nightmarish. What about the sky-high rents, the congestion, the noise? I recently spent a week in "the city. " Sure, it was fun, but I quickly reached my limit.
March 16, 1999 |
'You can never plan the future by the past," said Edmund Burke. Too often, however, government plans for the future are based only on past experiences. When government does look forward, it may be for only one budget cycle. As a departure from this norm, the city controller's office undertook a project to make suggestions for the future based on an analysis of the challenges and opportunities that await Philadelphia in the next century.The product of that project became the book, "Philadelphia: A New Urban Direction.
July 22, 2003 |
Philadelphia is not quite the "shrinkadelphia" one might think it is. Sure, Phoenix is poised to overcome us for the mantle of the nation's fifth-largest city, but the numbers behind it are far more telling. Before Philly is written off as a dying city, consider this: Philadelphia is a very old city and, as such, it is physically much smaller than a newer city such as Phoenix, which has gobbled up adjacent communities through annexation. The 2000 U.S. Census shows that, in the previous decade, Philadelphia's population dropped by 68,027 people, or 4.3 percent, vs. a gain of 337,642 people, or 34.3 percent, for Phoenix.
April 21, 2003
IWOULD love to know just what fantasy Philadelphia Commerce Commissioner James Cuorato (OpEd April 17) is living in. Here's a bird's-eye view of what the Street administration has wrought: No relief from the job-crushing, confiscatory wage tax. A seemingly endless supply of new potholes. Assaulting marauders in Northern Liberties. NBA drive-bys on Chestnut Street. Huge budget deficits. Schools, a convention center and a Parking Authority so corrupt and incompetently run that the state has to step in and rescue them.
September 11, 2009 |
Over the last 15 years, Philadelphia's dance climate has improved dramatically. Festivals such as the Live Arts/Fringe and the now-dormant DanceBoom! cultivate ever-larger audiences, and excellent university dance departments turn out performers who often plant roots here instead of heading north. The funding climate lures out-of-towners - Headlong Dance Theater, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers - to relocate here, providing both competition for the community's dancers and mentoring in alternative styles and dance vocabularies.
May 28, 2008
I LIVE IN Havertown and rarely go into Philadelphia. On Mother's Day, my girlfriend and I decided to take a walk on West River Drive. Within the space of an hour, I got a ticket for going through a yellow light and was robbed. We'll see about the ticket - I've pleaded not guilty. I was making a left turn from Belmont Avenue onto Montgomery Drive and contend the light was yellow as I started turning behind several other cars. Right after getting the ticket, I parked on Belmont Plateau to walk down to the drive.