July 30, 1987 |
Sid F. Gitterman, the man with nine natural funny faces, is wearing a frown. "This is no laughing matter," said Gitterman, referring to missing street signs at 4th and Vine. "It's a comedy of errors that isn't funny at all. " In May, Gitterman's family opened SUJi designs, an upscale dress distribution firm in an Old City warehouse at 408 Vine St. "Very old warehouse, too - it was built in 1873," quipped Gitterman. But the street identification signs down the block read 4th Street and York Avenue.
June 13, 2016 |
The architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown famously claimed there are two kinds of buildings in this world: ducks and decorated sheds. The duck conveys its function through its form, and the decorated shed uses ornament and signage to communicate its purpose. The Ott Camera building in Northeast Philadelphia's Oxford Circle neighborhood is both a duck and a decorated shed. Until the business closed in March, this diminutive Castor Avenue landmark was the home of a camera-supply store founded in 1948 by Joseph C. Ott, and operated for many years by his son, Robert.
September 13, 2015 |
The Philadelphia International Airport will receive a $100,000 federal grant to improve signs and signals at an intersection of a runway and a taxiway. The Federal Aviation Administration said the grant "is for designing and modifying the marking and signage for the intersection of Runway 35 and Taxiway S. " The north-south runway is known as 17-35, and the improvements are part of "a national initiative to identify airport risk factors that might contribute to runway incursions," said FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac.
June 19, 1986 |
The Plymouth Township Zoning Hearing Board has approved the Avellino's Tire & Auto Centers Inc.'s request to install an additional 111 square feet of illuminated signs on its property at 500 S. Gravers Rd. At a hearing Monday night, the board voted unanimously to grant a special exception permitting the signs to measure 68 square feet more than that allowed by township zoning laws. The company will now have a total of 368 square feet of signage on its property. In handing down its decision, however, the zoning board required the company to turn off signs at 11 p.m. each night, zoning board member Joanna Sica said.
July 18, 2014 |
FOLLOWING through on regulations passed after last year's deadly building collapse on Market Street, Mayor Nutter yesterday unveiled new signage requirements for demolition and construction sites to make it easier for residents to alert the city about unsafe projects. For buildings three stories or higher, contractors must pay for a 3-by-5-foot sign showing a copy of the permit, a rendering of the project, its expected completion date, contact information for the owner and contractor, and instructions for reaching the city.
March 22, 1994 |
As if the Cherry Hill Mall wasn't enough, township residents will soon have a new shopping mecca to call their own. The Planning Board last night approved building the proposed $25 million, 382,000-square-foot Cherry Hill Town Center on an unused parking lot at Garden State Park. After two hours of discussion, board members voted to grant relief from township codes pertaining to open space, signage and loading docks. The developers, International Thoroughbred Breeders Inc., which owns the site, and Gale & Wentworth of Florham Park, asked that just 19 percent of the project be open space instead of the required 25 percent.
March 26, 1995 |
The township Planning Commission has approved what could become the first revisions to the local zoning ordinance since 1969, and has sent them on to the Township Council. The revision would allow builders to construct homes on smaller lots. In addition, developers could preserve open space in exchange for the right to build cluster housing. The proposal also would restrict commercial signage. The ordinance has traveled a twisting path through developer appeals and changes in the makeup of the council.
June 25, 2010 |
While cash-strapped public-transit systems in Connecticut, Miami and Chicago have talked about selling their stations' naming rights to private corporations, the SEPTA board went ahead and did it yesterday. The board unanimously approved a $5.4 million deal with AT&T to rename Pattison Avenue Station after the telecommunications giant. AT&T Station is scheduled to debut in August as the South Philly sports-complex gateway formerly known as Pattison Avenue Station. The board's approval was no surprise, given SEPTA's need for operating cash and the willingness of AT&T - the only wireless carrier that provides underground service in the subway system - to pay $3.4 million to the transit agency and $2 million to its ad agency, Titan Outdoor LLC, over the next five years.
February 11, 1999 |
What is wrong with us? When will the public realize that any public entity is established for the public's use? All too often, the very entities created to serve us forget that we are the consumer. Just because there isn't any private competition, they decide on (or do not realize the importance of) having efficient, cost-effective programs.It's too bad that all government entities are monopolies for specific consumers. We need to remind ourselves that all such agencies are completely accountable to the public.
June 17, 2010 |
Philadelphia sports fans and other Broad Street Line riders could be getting off at "AT&T Station" by August to attend events at the South Philly stadium complex. The SEPTA board is expected next week to approve a historic $5 million deal to rename Pattison Avenue station for the telecommunications giant. "Pattison Avenue station" will cease to exist on SEPTA signage and maps, although Pattison Avenue will remain Pattison Avenue and the Phillies' beloved catcher, Carlos Ruiz, will not change his name to "AT&T Presents Chooch!"