Thursday, June 22, 2017

CCRA Newsletter

CCRA News & Events
Requesting Your Input on Bike Lane Barriers to be Proposed for Lombard and South
 
Proposed Bike Barrier Lanes
On May 22, the City's Office of Transportation Infrastructure ("OTIS") presented a plan to install "flexible lane dividers" - plastic posts - between the bike and traffic lanes along Lombard (from 22nd to the South St. Bridge) and on South (21st-bridge) at a nonpublic meeting with CCRA, SOSNA and the Philadelphia School. 
 
OTIS declined CCRA's subsequent request that OTIS present its plans at a CCRA-sponsored community meeting this June (notwithstanding Councilman Johnson office's encouragement that they participate).  OTIS's plans are likely to be controversial with our residents and would benefit from more, rather than less, public input and review, this springrather than summer or fall.
 
CCRA, which taken no position yet, wants its decision making to be informed by our community.  Click here for OTIS's May 22 presentation materials.  

What do you think?  Email us at centercity@centercityresidents.org, subject "Bike Lane Barriers" with your comments, suggestions, support or opposition.  
Tonight! Meet & Greet Party in John F. Collins Park, Thurs, 6/22, 5:30PM, 1707 Chestnut St

The Center City District Foundation is pleased to invite the CCRA to a Meet & Greet Party in John F. Collins Park!  Complimentary appetizers by Brûlée Catering and wine from the Chaddsford Winery. Register here.
Your Home is Beautiful!  Show it off on CCRA's 59th Annual House Tour, Sunday, Oct 22, 1-5 pm. 
Call/email CCRA today if you want to show off your home on the House Tour.  We are looking for all types of properties, large and small, from stately rowhomes and high-rise penthouse condo units, to efficiently furnished trinities.  (nb. Eagles aren't playing on Oct. 22)
CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting, Tuesday, 6/27, 7pm
1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor Click here to view agenda
Save the Date Conversation with Councilman Kenyatta Johnston, Thurs, Oct 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Neighborhood
Neighborhood News & Events
Dilworth Park, near City Hall, offers special attractions - food, drinks, music, and movies through the summer, weather permitting:
 
PNC presents Live @ Lunch, Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Sips at Dilworth Park, Wednesdays, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
All-American BBQ, June 22 and 23, 5:00 to 9:00 pm; June 24, 12 noon to 8pm; June 25, 12 noon to 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park, Fridays, July 21-August 25
Celebrate July 4th Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St

statue-liberty-flag.jpg
Sign a giant Declaration of Independence, meet costumed historical interpreters, enjoy America's 241st birthday cake, and explore the stories behind our nation's founding. Kids can try on Revolutionary-inspired clothing, design a flag, and make a sash to take home like the one worn by George Washington.

On July 1, 5-7pm, the Cross Keys Café will host an "Independence Ice Cream Social" 

On July 2, 1pm, visitors can enjoy birthday cake celebrating the country's 241st birthday. 

On July 3, the Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps will perform on the Museum's outdoor plaza from Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Preview Group Show at the Naudain Street Art Collaborative, Fri, 7/7, Ageless Gardens, 2503 Naudain St, 6-8pm

Enjoy art, tapas, and cocktails; mix and mingle with local artists: Betsy Alexander, Sally Eisenberg, Karen Villarreal, Bill Silver, Ed Bronstein, Emily Squires Levine, Lauren Sweeney, Burnell Yow, Bhavisha Patel, and Leslie Sudock. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for two people. All proceeds benefit Philadelphia Open Studio Tours and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
American Red Cross Blood Drive at Trinity Center for Urban Life, Sat 7/8, 10am-3pm, 2212 Spruce St

Pre register to donate blood. Make your appointment today: Click Here 

Call 215-824-6878 to register by phone or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code: Trinity Center
Area hospital patients are counting on you! Remember to HYDRATE- drink plenty of water. Please remember your ID.
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery, Carol Ashton- Hergenhahn, "The Structure of Things," Now thru Sun, 7/9, 236 S. 22nd St.


Carol Ashton-Hergenhan explores a few select plants from her garden in a show of new and recent work, "The Structure of Things," at Twenty-Two Gallery. Within the categories of "Different Views", "Different Times", Different Parts and  "Just Because"  Ashton-Hergenhan rotates specimens in a single image, has sets of pieces that show change over time, or selects different parts of a plant for individual focus.
Links
Useful Links
CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

Baril, 267 S. 19th St (267 687-2608)
Dance Affiliates - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Vet Pets, 265 S. 20th St. (888-458-8587)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Society Hill Dance Academy, 2nd & Pine (215-574-3754)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.

Like us on Facebook


Center City Residents' Association, 1608 Walnut St, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PSA-1 meeting and Guest speaker Beth Grossman, candidate for District Attorney

The next PSA1 meeting will be this Thursday evening, 6/22, 7:00 pm at the SOSNA office, 1901 Christian St. Agenda: 7:00-7:30 pm - Crime report and quality of life discussion with the 17th District Police. 7:30-8:00 - Guest speaker Beth Grossman, candidate for District Attorney. All are encouraged to attend!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Zoning Mgt for 2401-3 South Street



Community Meeting


RE: 2401-03 South Street

Center City Residents Association will be hosting a community meeting regarding 2401-03 South Street for a PERSONAL SERVICES (NAIL SALON).

Time and Place: June 27, 2017 at 1608 Walnut St., 12th Floor, 7:00pm
Summary of Refusal:
CODE REFERENCE

TABLE 14-602-1
PROPOSED

THE PROPOSED USE, PERSONAL SERVICES (NAIL SALON) IS PROHIBITED IN THIS ZONING DISTRICT.


Please review the zoning posters for the date of the PUBLIC HEARING to be held by the City of Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment located at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 on the issue.
The PUBLIC HEARING is currently scheduled for June 20, 2017 at 9:30am.

If you receive this notice as a tenant, please inform your property manager of this community meeting notice. Property manager, you are requested to inform the tenants of your property of this meeting.

Sincerely,
Zhen Jin, Esq.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

CCRA Newsletter

Make a Difference.
 Join CCRA Zoning Committee!

Keep a sharp eye on development projects and make a positive contribution to our neighborhood. Click Here.  
CCRA News & Events
Tonight! Interfaith Post Ramadan Iftar Dinner, Thurs, 6/15, 7:30 PM, Trinity Mem. Church, 22nd & Spruce St
 
Interfaith break-the-fast Iftar dinner with discussions of Islamic traditions. (Meal is after sundown, 8:30 pm).  Please RSVP.  Suggested donation of $10.00 to support the Bethesda Project for Homeless. Pay at the door.  Presented by Peace Islands Inst., CCRA & 10 local congregations.
Meet & Greet Party in John F. Collins Park, Thurs, 6/22, 5:30PM, 1707 Chestnut St

The Center City District Foundation is pleased to invite the Center City Residents' Association to a Meet & Greet Party in John F. Collins Park! Enjoy complimentary appetizers by Brûlée Catering and Wine from the Chaddsford Winery. Register here.
Parking Permit Survey Results: "Your survey is poorly introduced, poorly constructed, and of no use in addressing the issues."
 
Not everyone liked our survey, but it produced unambiguous results.  109 people responded, 100 of them members.  In brief, raise permit fees (65% support) to $70-100 (31%) if not more (34%), cap permits at two per household (55%) or maybe one (27%), charge a lot more for the second car than the first (75%), restrict parking to year-round residents (60%) but don't do away with short-term visitor parking (51%).  Many interesting comments.  For full results, click here.  

Sky High is almost at capacity...sign up now or see you 
next year!


Click on the flyer to register.  Use password CCRA.
Neighborhood
Neighborhood News & Events
Bloomsday At The Rosenbach, Fri, 6/16, 12-8pm, 2008 Delancey Pl

The Rosenbach invites you to the annual Bloomsday celebration on Friday, June 16, from noon to 8:00 p.m. Celebrity readers and singers from the Academy of Vocal Arts will present Ulysses by James Joyce. This year Grey Lodge Pub will operate The Rosenbach's first ever beer garden. Foolish Waffles will serve food between 11:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Dilworth Park, near City Hall, offers special attractions - food, drinks, music, and movies - starting this month and continuing through the summer, weather permitting:
 
PNC presents Live @ Lunch, Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Sips at Dilworth Park, Wednesdays, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
All-American BBQ, June 21-23, 5:00 to 9:00 pm; June 24, 12 noon to 8pm; June 25, 12 noon to 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park, Fridays, July 21-August 25
Group Exhibition at Snyderman-Works Galleries, Now thru Sat, 6/17, 303 Cherry St.

Snyderman-Works Galleries invites you to its Group Exhibition of works by artists and craftspeople shown at the Galleries throughout its history, opening June 2 to June 17. Ruth and Rick Snyderman, owners of the Galleries, have specialized in fine crafts for over 50 years. 303 Cherry St. 215-238-9576. Regular hours Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open later on First Friday. For more information, see Center City Quarterly article, Spring, 2016, page 10.
Celebrate Fathers' Day at the Museum of the American Revolution, Sun, 6/18, 3rd & Chestnut St

The Museum of the American Revolution invites you to celebrate Fathers' Day with the founding fathers. Members are invited for donuts and coffee from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. RSVP: members@amrevmuseum.org  Events for the public will include presentations and a musical performance. 
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery, Carol Ashton- Hergenhahn, "The Structure of Things," Now thru Sun, 7/9, 236 S. 22nd St.


Carol Ashton-Hergenhan explores a few select plants from her garden in a show of new and recent work, "The Structure of Things," at Twenty-Two Gallery. Within the categories of "Different Views", "Different Times", Different Parts and  "Just Because"  Ashton-Hergenhan rotates specimens in a single image, has sets of pieces that show change over time, or selects different parts of a plant for individual focus.
Preview Group Show at the Naudain Street Art Collaborative, Fri, 7/7, Ageless Gardens, 2503 Naudain St, 6-8pm

Enjoy art, tapas, and cocktails; mix and mingle with local artists: Betsy Alexander, Sally Eisenberg, Karen Villarreal, Bill Silver, Ed Bronstein, Emily Squires Levine, Lauren Sweeney, Burnell Yow, Bhavisha Patel, and Leslie Sudock. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for two people. All proceeds benefit Philadelphia Open Studio Tours and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
Links
Useful Links
CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Baril, 267 S. 19th St (267 687-2608)
Dance Affiliates - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Vet Pets, 265 S. 20th St. (888-458-8587)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Society Hill Dance Academy, 2nd & Pine (215-574-3754)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)


Like us on Facebook


Center City Residents' Association, 1608 Walnut St, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19103