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The Elverson Building
Broad and Callowhill Streets
Philadelphia, PA
Copyright © 2012, Bob Bruhin. All rights reserved.
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Eraserhood Sunrise
Broad and Noble Streets
Philadelphia, PA
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Phase 1- Rail Park- We need you!

Hello Neighbors

Callowhill Neighborhood Association, along with Friends of the Rail Park, is in fundraising mode for Phase 1 of the Viaduct Rail Park. We are asking supporters of The Rail Park to write emails to Governor Corbett, Sen Farnese and Rep. O’Brien in support of the application of a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant for Phase 1 of the park .Below is text that you can modify : tell your elected officials why this park is important to you and our community !  I have also included email addresses and snail mail addresses in case anyone want to write a letter!

Please feel free to share this with your neighbors and other supporters of The Rail Park.

Thanks very much
Sarah McEneaney


We are writing to you today to express our strong support for the application submitted by the Center City District [CCD] for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant in support of Phase 1 improvements to the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia.

Center City District has been a key partner in this effort since 2009, when they began working with the neighbors of the Reading Viaduct and Callowhill Neighborhood Association to coordinate the extensive community engagement and planning process exploring the preservation and reuse of the Reading Viaduct east of Broad Street as an elevated park. As a result of that process, this project is embraced and supported by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and included in the City’s comprehensive plan. Making Phase 1 of the project a reality is critical to leveraging the building momentum of support for this project towards implementing the full vision.

Phase 1 of the Reading Viaduct fits very well within the economic development goals of the RACP. The economic impact of this public investment promises to bring a number of benefits, including attracting new businesses, new residents and new investment to the Callowhill neighborhood and nearby Center City, creating new jobs, and providing a much needed community asset in an area with no public park. As a new destination within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and some of our City’s most celebrated arts and cultural destinations, we believe it will both draw visitors to the City and boost local spending. With a direct connection to the Avenue of the Arts, this project will also serve to reinforce ongoing efforts to raise the profile of and promote reinvestment along North Broad Street.

Senator Larry Farnese
larryfarnese@comcast.net

Representative Michael H. O’Brien
MOBrien@pahouse.net

Governor Tom Corbett
governor@state.pa.us

Senator Larry Farnese
Office of the Senate
First District
1802 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19145
larryfarnese@comcast.net

Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr.
State Senate – 1st District
Office of the Senate
Senate Box 203001
458 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA  17120-3001
larryfarnese@comcast.net

Michael H. O’Brien
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
610 N Second St
Philadelphia, PA  19123
MOBrien@pahouse.net

Michael H. O’Brien
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
107 East Wing
PO Box 202175
Harrisburg, PA  17120-2175
MOBrien@pahouse.net

Governor Tom Corbett
200 S. Broad Street – 11th Floor (SE Office)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
governor@state.pa.us

Governor Tom Corbett
Main Capitol Building – 508 E-Floor (Central Office)
Harrisburg, PA 17120
governor@state.pa.us

Callowhill Neighborhood Association
callowhill@gmail.com
www.callowhill.org

Expansion Underway at Rodeph Shalom | Naked Philly

 

Expansion Underway at Rodeph Shalom | Naked Philly

The gorgeous Moorish synagogue was built in 1928, designed by Simon & Simon. Back in October, a groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new building. The addition will eventually contain additional classrooms, a new community room on the corner of Broad & Green, an enclosed courtyard, new office space, and an expanded gallery space for the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art. Improved accessibility and a couple of green features are also included. Thankfully, the architects designed a new structure that doesn’t attempt to replicate the historic building next door. Instead, we see a new structure that will complement the striking older building, and allow its congregation to step squarely into the 21st century, architecturally.

Expansion Underway at Rodeph Shalom | Naked Philly.

David Lynch: photographer of factories and nudes – Telegraph

 

“I’ve always been interested in decay,” says David Lynch. “You know, my initials are DKL, and my parents called me ‘DK’ for a while, until they realised what they were saying.” A smoky laugh comes down the phone line from Los Angeles, as if the joke had just occurred to him. He adds: “I was getting smaller and smaller and sicklier and sicklier and they stopped calling me that.”

David Lynch: photographer of factories and nudes – Telegraph.