Newsletter for Tuesday, April 14
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The Broad Street Line, covered in rainbows. Photo via @dani_castillo on Instagram.
DEPT. OF ‘HELL YEAH’: LET’S KEEP BARS OPEN UNTIL 4 AM
Jordan Harris has a plan we can get behind. The state rep from Philly wants to amend the liquor code to allow bars to stay open two hours later — and he’s going to introduce such a bill this session, he told NBC10. Why? Tourists and millennials, pretty much: “This legislation would create a more attractive Pennsylvania and further a goal of appealing to young professionals and millennials… Philadelphia especially has lagged behind other major cities within a short radius as far as nightlife is concerned, and this bill would put our city on par with some of the largest cities in the country as far as having a healthy, vibrant nightlife.” Harris’ plan would charge businesses 10 percent more for an extended-hours permit, with the proceeds split between the municipality of the bar and the State Stores fund. But! This sucker has to get through both houses before it might get signed by Tom Wolf; there’s no word yet on how the GOP (which controls those houses) feels.
HILLARY IN PHILLY: 6 MEMORIES FROM WHEN SHE RAN (AND LOST) IN 2008
Hillary Clinton is officially in the race for the White House and will hit the campaign trail hard through 2016, with a kinda important stop in Philly next July for the Democratic National Convention. So far, she’s the only Democratic candidate to announce for president and is widely seen as the favorite to win the nomination. Everyone remembers Hillary Clinton stories; here are six moments that stuck out for us, the last time she hung out in Philly during a run at the White House.
TO DO: DIY MECHANICAL ANIMALS AT THE PHILLY ZOO
WHAT: “Second Nature;” An art exhibit featuring things like a gorilla sculpted entirely from recycled car parts and a 5-foot-long alligator molded from chewing gum.
WHERE: The Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave.
WHEN: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
HOW MUCH: Free w/ Zoo admission ($20 for adults, $18 for kids)
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9 PLACES TO WORK OUTSIDE NOW THAT IT’S WARM ENOUGH
Philly’s brutally cold winter seems to be finally coming to an end, as warmer temperatures appear to be here to stay. The last thing you want to be doing in the newly-warmed air is sitting inside considering whether or not to turn on your AC. Whether you work from home or an office, there are plenty of places in Philly where you can sit outside with your laptop, enjoy the fresh air and maybe get some work done during the day, too. Here’s a sampling of some of the best places in Philly to work outside.
WE GOT MEDIEVAL WITH PEOPLE WHO LOOK ALL ‘GAME OF THRONES’
A king and queen adorned in hues of royal blue and gold were stripped of their leadership in front of hundreds of spectators Saturday. Black and crimson twin banners flanking them waved, signifying the dawn of a new reign. Omega V and his wife Etheldreda VI would soon be coronated as the new rulers of the East Kingdom. Nope, not a recap of Sunday’s Game of Thrones. We went to an auditorium in Media just outside Philly, where hundreds of people involved in local chapters of the Society for Creative Anachronism gathered for a twice-yearly coronation event where two new rulers are crowned.