Newsletter for Tuesday, May 5
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Ducks, geese and the sunset over FDR Park yesterday; photo via @photolope on Instagram.
IN A YEAR, THIS WILL BE 1100 MARKET STREET
More than 300 residential units over 16 stories — and two stories of retail. Construction can now begin on this 18-story commercial/residential tower called 1100 Market Street, and here’s what that’s supposed to look like when it’s done next year. The builders are abe to started after a National Real Estate Development and Ullico agreed Monday to a $141 million construction loan.
PHILLY LAWMAKER ON BALTIMORE: IF THIS WERE OVERSEAS WE’D SEND TROOPS
State Rep. Jordan Harris writes in an op/ed that he, too, was once a 13-year-old boy — like many of the faces seen on Baltimore’s streets. Harris writes that he feared adults, especially armed adults. But, the lawmaker argues, if the problems that plague a city only two hours down I-95 were in a foreign country, the U.S. would send troops to help. What’s needed, he argues, is understanding.
TO DO: WATCH THE NEW ‘HOBBIT’ MOVIE OUTSIDE
WHAT: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Pictures in the Park
WHERE: Dilworth Park
WHEN: 6:30 – 10 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
BILLY PENN LIKES
LATE CLUBS: HOW TO (LEGALLY) DRINK IN PUBLIC AFTER LAST CALL
If you want to stay out and drink at a bar past 2 a.m. you already can. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board grants “club” liquor licenses that allow for on-site alcohol sales until 3 a.m. and Philadelphia has several bars taking advantage. Which ones? And how do you get in on this? Details are right here.
WHO’S GETTING TATTOOS IN PHILLY
Who’s getting ink in Philly these days? Tattooing in Philadelphia is very competitive, and the health restrictions artists face don’t make it easier. Billy Penn was able to talk to a few tattoo artists from some of the top tattoo shops in the city according to Yelp. According to our unofficial survey, more professionals (specifically in the health industry) are going under the needle gun.