Newsletter for Monday, July 25
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This polished Sanders supporter is ready for the DNC (Instagram via @vincelattanzio).
THAT CONVENTION WE’VE ALL BEEN TALKING ABOUT STARTS TODAY
The Democratic National Convention starts today. Finally. The cars have been towed off the Broad Street median, the Bernie Bros are ready to protest and the DNC chair has resigned. So we’re right on schedule. Want the latest on events, speeches, news and protests? Check out our story and click “follow this” to sign up for email updates.
PHILLY CABBIES WILL PICKET UBER’S SWANKY DNC DELEGATES PARTY TONIGHT
A coalition known as the Fair Ride Philly will be picketing in front of an exclusive DNC Uber party at 11 p.m. and asking delegates and other politicos to not cross and enter. The group wants to raise awareness for what they consider unfair wages paid by Uber, the company’s lack of concern for disabled riders and the plight of 17 Philadelphia Uber Black limousine drivers who were recently banned for working for the ride-sharing service under murky circumstances. A Bernie Sanders delegate even likened Uber to the “anti union, anti minimum wage, discriminatory Koch Brothers company.”
HERE ARE 6 DNC DEALS THAT ACTUALLY DON’T SUCK
Tons of Philly bars and restaurants are using #DNCDeals to promote their specials this week. And a lot of them suck. Only $20.16 for a burger and a beer! Pass. We scoured that hashtag to find the worthwhile deals and just when we thought all hope was lost, we stumbled across $4 craft drafts and these five other deals that everyone in the city can take advantage of.
Truth to Power features works by nationally famous street artists plus lots of local stars. Browse the exhibits or check out the performance and discussion schedule.
Where: 990 Spring Garden at 990 Spring Garden St. 19123
When: July 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to July 27, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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VIDEO: WATCH CARS GET TOWED FROM SOUTH BROAD STREET
Gregory Rimer did not get the memo. The Newbold resident showed up to South Broad Street Sunday morning just in time to see the Philadelphia Parking Authority towing cars from the
free parking mecca median. Anyone who didn’t move their car by 8 a.m. was towed and got a $31 ticket. Police will actually enforce the “no parking on the median” rule during the DNC, making it safer for protestors to march down Broad. We were there as the PPA began towing.
THE WILD DIFFERENCES IN PHILLY BETWEEN THE 2000 RNC AND NOW
The 2000 Republican National Convention got underway around this time 16 years ago, and Philly played host. You can expect a lot of differences between the RNC and this week’s DNC — like way better celebs, for starters — but the real differences are in the details. Like Philly’s demographics, poverty rates and dining options. We were a very different city in 16 years ago.