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Thanks again to Rudy Karsan, CEO of Kenexa, for sharing this blog with an international audience.

Extra thanks to all my co-workers in our little Kenexa office here in the Wolf Building in the Eraserhood, for everything!

I went running out on the eye beam because I saw this shot. And my friends were like, ‘They were right about you!’” Veronika Schmude is an urban explorer who loves to takes risks to get a great photo. Veronika asked DoN to help her hang her show at Apple Jacks Studio at 319 North 11th St, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, the arts building near Vine Street, it’s flattering to be asked for artistic advise, especially in a hot art spot like the Khmer Building with Vox Populi and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. We decided to arrange the work formally with an even eyesight line with some quirky informal arrangement of the smaller pieces mixed in. With the broad spectrum lighting Veronika installed and the industrial loft vibe of the gallery, the photographs looked perfectly amazing.

There are almost 1,700 new apartments in nine buildings set to come on the market in Center City and its environs this year and next, according to industry data. Among them are the 163 units being created out of the shell of the Goldtex building, which overlooks the Reading Viaduct as it makes its curve toward Center City. Goldtex, built in 1908 as a ladies shoe factory, is a sustainable project designed by Kling Stubbins and developed by Matt and Mike Pestronk of Post Brothers. It will have a restaurant and a cafe at street level.


David Lynch could not be reached for comment…


Here’s another image from Philadelphia that has been making the rounds on Reddit recently. 

It doesn’t say where this image comes from, other than that it’s from a butcher shop in Philly. 

This is just so disturbing. Any clear-thinking business owner could tell you that a naked kid wearing sneakers holding a chicken and a cleaver isn’t going to make anyone want to go in and buy meat. But then again, maybe this is actually the most successful butcher shop in all of Philly in that we’re a city that seems to take pride in creating things that are disturbing. 

We asked future users of the Viaduct park “What activities do you think you will do most frequently when visiting the improved Viaduct?” Responses were definitive … and by far most respondents said they would “Relax and enjoy the open the space.” “Eat a meal or snack was a distant second.” “Bike” or “exercise” lagged much further behind. Provided with multiple options, respondents chose keep it simple. “It would be wonderful to be hit by a field of green and flowers; nothing is more immediate and satisfying, especially in the city.” All this is quite logical, notes landscape architect Bryan Hanes, for a neighborhood far from William Penn’s four squares, from Fairmount Park, and the rivers.

Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District

Think Neighborhood Park | Hidden City Philadelphia

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