Recognize the wall pictured above? You might if you’ve spent any time on North Broad Street, or if you’re an architectural history enthusiast, or if you’ve been paying any attention building news. It’s the Divine Lorraine Hotel, currently owned by Eric Blumenfeld, and seemingly left to its own devices.
New art at N11th and Noble
“This is the original start-up city,” Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development, told them. “Tell everyone you know.” So, We Do.
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In the Realm of Ideas… last year Paul vanMeter’s advocacy brought together two classes, one from Penn, one from Temple. the combined course work was showcased as Above/Below/Beyond. The Temple work was published as a nearly 400 page book!
Getting a bike wheel caught in trolley tracks and wiping out is an unfortunate rite of passage for Philly cyclists. But on part of 11th Street, that’s no longer a problem. Reader Rob Emanuele sent us this photo of some guerilla track-work in the area, noting, “Someone filled in a stretch of unused trolley tracks between Vine and Callowhill on 11th street. To me it makes a strong statement about bike safety and community DIY.”
Lets take a minute to soak in this great NoseGo mural on 12th and Ridge at PhillyMoCA because it will be gone soon.
Detail from a painting by Jameir Andrews.