June 20, 2016
Name: Adrenaline-hunter.com. What it does: The website is a source for air, land, water, snow, urban, and crazy adventures around the globe. What's hot: Thrill-seekers don't have time to sift through all the options offered by most general-activity-focused travel websites. I like this site's niche focus: It points you in the direction of "Our Top Spots," "Our Sports," which are the best adrenaline-packed activities in each of its sports, and "Adrenaline Hunter's Top 6," which are its favorites and include canoe surfing lessons in St. Martin, paragliding over Lake Annecy in France, and scuba diving in Lesbos, Greece.
June 10, 2016 |
Choice Hotels International Inc. plans to make Philadelphia a showcase for its growing Cambria Hotels & Suites brand, as the sprawling hospitality operator pushes the chic yet value-oriented chain into more city centers. The 14-story hotel being developed at Broad and Locust Streets will be one of two flagships for the Cambria brand, along with a property at New York's Times Square, Choice chief executive officer Steve Joyce said Wednesday at a ceremony marking the start of work on the Philadelphia project.
June 10, 2016 |
Love Trump? Hate Trump? Talking politics on a first date can be treacherous. It just got a whole lot easier thanks to two online dating sites. "TrumpSingles.com for supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump promises to "Making Dating Great Again. " Not to be outdone, there's "BernieSingles.com - Where Progressives Meet. " The group for those who "share the philosophy championed by U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders," vows to "inspire chemistry" among those who share similar visions for the future.
June 3, 2016 |
HBO'S ATTORNEYS - an army similar in size to the Dothraki - are reportedly prepared to battle with pornhub.com because the site has a multitude of unauthorized Game of Thrones nudie shots. Most of them are of Queen of Dragons Emilia Clarke , reports the London Sun , but breast-baring Carice Van Houten (Melisandre) gets into the act as does Lena Headey 's walk of shame body double. Pornhub reported that searches for Game of Thrones images shot up by 370 percent when the sixth season premiered.
June 3, 2016 |
WALKING around 1 Harbour Blvd. in Camden in a pair of shorts, a T-shirt and a hard hat graced on the side by a 76ers emblem, coach Brett Brown is in a comfort zone. As he is about to enter the $75 million complex, which includes two buildings - one the actual practice facility and the other offices for front-office people and sales staff - Brown gets a little quicker in his step. His is a high-strung personality to begin with, but seeing this new chapter of his coaching life getting closer to completion amps him even more.
June 1, 2016 |
KEN MILANO is a Kensington guy. He's lived there all his life, as his parents did, and their parents. Milano is fascinated by the old, gritty neighborhood's history, those who lived there - and died there, too. That's why, when he heard the grizzled brick garages in the 1800 block of Frankford Avenue were going to be demolished, he got that queasy feeling deep in his Kensington-loving gut. Where others saw old garages, Milano saw the 19th...
May 22, 2016 |
A Common Pleas Court judge has declined to strike down an assertion by developer Bart Blatstein that he retains a legal interest in the South Philadelphia property where he wants to build a massive apartment and retail complex. Judge Patricia McInerney's order on Friday keeps intact Blatstein's claim to a stake in the land at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Property owner Hudson Realty Capital L.L.C. had argued that Blatstein's company forfeited its interest in the land after failing to complete its purchase by a March 15 deadline.
May 21, 2016 |
Over the roar of a backhoe and the shriek of power tools, archaeologist Rebecca Yamin stood on the edge of a dusty pit and examined what was left of the western wall of the Van Dyke Building, which stood at Third and Chestnut Streets in the middle of the 19th century. It was the last piece of a puzzle in four dimensions - mapping the site of the Museum of the American Revolution over more than 250 years. "The philosophy behind this work is, if you're going to destroy a site that's historic, we map all the features so at least there is a record," said Yamin, of the Commonwealth Heritage Group in West Chester.
May 20, 2016 |
PMC Property Group has shaved a few floors off its office-and-residential project at the former Marketplace Design Center building at 2400 Market St., to ease its passage through the city's approval process. Plans for the project, posted on the website of the city's Civic Design Review panel, call for a 19-story tower, down from a previously announced 22 stories. The reduction, achieved by a decrease in the number of office floors, should alleviate the need for any zoning exceptions, PMC executive vice president Jonathan Stavin said Wednesday.