Newsletter for Monday, June 27
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Both ways or the highway in Queen Village ( Instagram via @billypennphoto.)
WATERFRONT DEVELOPER WILL PAY FOR THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IT RENEGED ON
PMC will put $3.75 million into the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund after backing out of an agreement that would have incorporated affordable housing into a new Delaware River waterfront development. Inga Saffron has been reporting for the Inquirer on the deal since word got out that PMC had changed its mind about setting aside 25 affordable units. Problem is, the developer had already built the extra stories and units that the city allowed for in exchange. Whoops! The settlement will go toward the repair and rebuilding of affordable housing.
HOW POINT BREEZE COULD SAVE ATLANTIC CITY
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian is doing everything he can to turn around his financially-moribund city. He’s working on big-ticket items, but also looking to smaller projects that would help the seaside city become an attractive place to live. Point Breeze developer John Longacre is spearheading that with a planned mixed-use apartment and retail complex in a 30,000-square-foot historic structure in AC’s Ducktown neighborhood. Recently, Guardian came to Philly to take a tour of Point Breeze; he thinks Atlantic City has similar potential to bring in creative development without losing the city’s grit.
Kick off Wawa Welcome America with an outdoor screening of this animated classic (especially handy if you've yet to see the sequel). Pre-show, the Franklin Institute presents "The Science Behind Pixar."
Where: Franklin Square at 200 N. 6th St. 19102
When: June 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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THE PHILLY ATHLETE STREET NAME MAP
Our City of Neighborhoods is forever geeking out over the origin of neighborhood names, the latest real estate trends and what Philly neighborhoods would be called if we named them today. Philly Mag has highlighted some of the city’s weirdest street names. So we went one step further and tried to correlate them with current and popular Philly athletes. Check out the map and tell us what’s missing.
NEW AT THE BARNES: GO FOR THE ART, STAY FOR THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS
Visit the Barnes Museum during Nari Ward’s “Sun Splashed” exhibition and you might be given immigration papers. You’ll be asked to show identification, be photographed and fill out a form to get a taste of the immigration process. Your submission will become part of the exhibit, which the Jamaican artist is using to tackle complicated subjects like gentrification and identity. Here’s what to expect at the exhibition.