Archive for February 6th, 2013

Parkway 2.0: Ice Sculptures! Food Trucks! Parks!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Disregarding the image a few posts below, the More Park, Less Way meeting — where plans were discussed for the future of the Ben Franklin Parkway — took place Monday night at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The meeting was a result of collaborative idea-sharing between Parks and Recreation, PennPraxis, and the Penn Project on […]

Mohegan Sun Emerges As Partner In Market East Casino Project, Or: The Inquirer‘s Got Some Bad Casino Mojo

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Switch out that Swooash Drink sign for a Mohegan Sun one, and we’re in business. The date is approaching for all of those casino proposals to be presented, and the Market East Associates proposal just got a whole lot more interesting: Today it was announced that Mohegan Gaming Advisors (the people behind Mohegan Sun) have […]

Readers Screengrab: We’ll Have You Know That Benjamin Franklin Also Invented… The Tampon

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

It may just be me, but these plans for the Parkway look like a textbook illustration explaining menstruation. Someone really should have thought twice before using a pink and red palette. Oh dear. More on this in a moment. Previously: The Road Less Stupid: Cross Your Fingers For Ben Franklin Parkway 2.0

Dept. Of Meaningless (Yet Accurate) Lists: If You Drive The Highways At Peak Time, You Waste Two Full Days Every Year

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Anyone who has ever driven on the highways in this city — we’re looking at you, 76 — knows that traffic is a fact of life. We didn’t really need a list to tell us that, but we got one anyway: According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Philadelphia has the 9th highest traffic congestion […]

Philadelphia2035 Asks You To Build Philadelphia’s Future With A Game

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Philadelphia2035: The Game from Community PlanIt on Vimeo. Okay, let’s be honest here, the “game” is more like a giant survey. But it has got missions and goals and boss battles (so we’ve been informed) and you can use your coins you earn in the game to fund real community projects. So that’s cool, right? […]

Together, Let Us Dream Of A High-Speed Rail Future That Will Not Be

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Some among us (namely we here at the Philebs and good ol’ Joe “Senator Amtrak” Biden) think high speed rail travel is pretty damn cool. We mean, sitting inside a 220-MPH silver bullet (another one of Biden’s favorites) and getting to some faraway destinations in a matter of hours? What’s not cool about that? The […]

Noontime Nuggetz: The Spinto Band, “What I Love”

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

We told you last week that Cool Coccoon, the new one from The Spinto Band, is up on Spotify, and getting lots of love all over the place. Add to the list: NPR’s All Songs Considered, who just premiered the video above. The Spintos play Johnny Brenda’s on February 16th.

Sports Rumblings: The Michael Vick Era Continues (For Now)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

>>> The Sixers were already playing most of their season without the trade-acquired Andrew Bynum, and now another piece is missing: Thaddeus Young will miss about three weeks with a hamstring strain. [USA Today] >>> Michael Vick will reportedly not be cut by today’s deadline, so he will make — at the very least — […]

Mayor Nutter Tries To Take The Ongoing Deadlock With AFSCME To The State Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Well, technically: The City of Philadelphia has filed a petition with the PA Supreme Court “asking it to use its King’s Bench [Ed. note: Oh fancy] powers to take immediate jurisdiction over the City’s lawsuit to break the deadlock in labor negotiations with AFSCME District Council 33.” The city has been in a years-long stalemate […]

WHYY’s Tom MacDonald Totally (Didn’t) Cause The Super Bowl Blackout

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Imagine for a second you are WHYY‘s Tom MacDonald. You’re in the Super Dome during the Super Bowl, just outside the 49ers locker room, and you have to plug some things in. So, you plug the equipment you need for some remote broadcasting into an extension cord. Then you power the equipment on. Then half […]

African-American Sixx King Stood In Traffic Wearing a Klan Robe Yesterday, Is Not Part Of The Klan

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

This is the preview of the movie from the guy who stood at Broad and Vine yesterday dressed up in a klan robe to make “a stance that the number of African-Americans killed has surpassed the number of victims in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and African-Americans have killed more of their own people than […]