Newsletter for Wednesday, July 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Suburban Station was not a fun place to be yesterday (Instagram via @man_v_kitten).
UBER COULD CASH IN ON SEPTA’S REGIONAL RAIL CRISIS
SEPTA’s Regional Rail crisis could be a major opportunity for Uber. The ride-sharing service plans to introduce a $1 million initiative it claims will “help keep the Philly metro area moving” as commuters deal with the overcrowding and delays stemming from the recall of SEPTA’s Silverliner V car. More details are expected to be released this afternoon. But if you want to know how things could go, look to what Uber did in Washington, DC, whose Metro system has seen service disruptions for months.
SAM HINKIE’S RIGGED-NBA THEORY LOOKS PRETTY SOLID THESE DAYS
Before Kevin Durant went to Golden State, there were four teams with a shot to win the NBA title. Now, there are three. In 2015-16 there were six teams in the NBA with 50 or more wins and seven teams with 50 or more losses. Sam Hinkie knew the NBA was a rigged system, and the only way to beat it was to lose…big. Other teams fought to change the NBA Draft Lottery process, embarrassed the Sixers were trying to game the system. So did Hinkie exploit the system or break it? And for Sixers fans, or fans of parity in the NBA, should it matter which?
|What||11-piece band Alo Brasil brings "a tornado of rhythm and sound" to the amphitheater in this pocket park as part of a free summer concert series.|
|Where||Pastorius Park at West Hartwell Ln. & Millman St. 19118|
|When||July 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm|
BILLY PENN LIKES
THE ULTIMATE FROZEN TREATS: GELATO OR WATER ICE?
Hand-dipped ice cream? Maybe later. Soft-serve custard? Perhaps a different day. Five weeks ago, we asked you to help choose the ultimate Philly frozen treats, putting up 32 fantastic local producers who specialize in various styles of summer refreshers. And now we’re down to the final battle: Gelato versus water ice. So who do you like? Vote now.
THE BIG LIST OF PARTIES AND EVENTS DURING THE DNC
The Democratic National Convention, in addition to performing the vital function of furthering the peaceful transfer of power in the world’s most powerful democratic republic, has one big side effect: It’s party time. Parties for the DNC are taking place every day throughout the event, as well as the weekend before. Some organizers are asking for thousands of dollars to support charity to rub elbows with the rich and famous. Others are at dive bars where you can talk with marijuana advocates about the convention. And there’s everything in between.