Archive for November 14th, 2012

This Evening: Do Things In Bars

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

>>> It just occurred to us that we’ve hit that part of the year where Wednesday nights are actually kind of happening. Just tonight, for instance, there’s Rock Tits at the Pope, Secret Cinema’s Exotica Films at The Trestle, In Between Days at The Barbary, and, for the jazzheads, the next-to-last evening of Tom Moon’s […]

Are You A Qualified Broker? Do You Want To Manage The PGW Sale Process?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

We’re going to go ahead and assume your answer to both of those questions is no, but hey, if you know anyone, tell ‘em the city is looking for them: According to a press release, “The City of Philadelphia (City) and the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), which serves more than 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial […]

Dept. Of WHAT THE FUCK: The Time Wally Kennedy Drilled Jerry Blavat On His Mob Connections Like His Job Depended On It

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Yesterday’s revelation by Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi that he once threatened to ice beloved Philly DJ Jerry Blavat made some headlines, but it’s nothing compared to the hullaballoo raised in 1995, when the New Jersey Commission of Investigation (SCI) alleged, among many other things, that Blavat had once entreated Philly mob boss Nicky Scarfo to […]

The Metro Creates Online Memorial For Homicide Victims

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

There have been 1,654 murders in Philadelphia since 2007, 647 of them unsolved. Sometimes, to keep alive the memories of their loved ones, Philadelphians put up small shrines at the sites where their friends or family members died. The Metro is allowing people to do that online. Today, the good people over at the Metro, […]

Rumblings: Sportstalken

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

>>> Kevin Frandsen, who led the Phillies last year with a .338 batting average (he only had 195 at bats, but it’s still pretty damn good), has re-signed with the team for one year. There, all of the team’s problems are solved now. [Phillies.com] >>> Eagles rookie Nick Foles took the first team reps at […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: People Helping People At PDDC’s Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

A Weather Forecast! from Kingsley Quigley on Vimeo. Way up in North Philly, the PDDC’s Cultural Arts Center isn’t what you’d call one of the “sexy” non-profits: They don’t do anything with food trucks, they’re not making sleek, eco-friendly buildings or raising vegetables or animals in an artisinal fashion, and all of the art that […]

The Complete Streets Bill Will Be Discussed In The City Council Streets & Services Committee Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The Complete Streets Bill, the product of a collaboration between Councilman Mark Squilla, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, the Streets and Law Departments, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, will come to the floor tomorrow to be discussed by the City Council Streets & Services Committee. The goal of the bill is […]

If Your Two Favorite Celebrities Are Andrew McCarthy And The Kool-Aid Man, You Are Weird But You Are In Luck

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Oh, also Christmas. If you love Andrew McCarthy, the Kool-Aid Man, and Christmas, you should go to Macy’s at 1300 Market Street this Saturday. To kick off the Christmas season (but it’s not even Thanksgiving you say? This is the way we live now), the Macy’s on Market Street is hosting a giant Holiday Window […]

Not Satisfied With Only The Boot And Saddle On South Broad, Four Corners Snatches Up The Dolphin Tavern

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

View Larger Map The Four Corners Management people (as if they hadn’t already) are building themselves a nice little portfolio. They’ve got all the Drinker’s locations, Lucy’s, Morgan’s Pier, Noche, Ortlieb’s Lounge, Union Transfer, the soon-to-be-new-again Boot and Saddle, and now the soon-to-be-new-again Dolphin Tavern. According to the Passyunk Post, “Four Corners Management has struck […]