Saturday, December 31, 2016

Royal Theater

From a Facebook post by OCF Realty:

"OCF Realty is excited to announce that less than three months after our client purchased the Royal Theater, we have submitted for permits to demolish the deteriorating portions of the building while preserving its facade. This is the first major step toward the redevelopment of the site, which we expect to begin in March of 2017. We have begun notifying neighbors of the impending demolition and are eager to work with both near neighbors and the broader community to improve upon our designs and deliver a project that makes sense for everyone. In an effort to engage as many people as possible, we'll be working with both SOSNA and SSWBA to make presentations to the larger community in the next month or so. In addition, we are looking forward to meeting with immediate neighbors on both Kater and South Streets over the coming weeks to continue to improve upon our plan. The current plan includes a mixed-use building on South Street with a row of town homes on Kater.

"Demolition will begin as soon as next week. By the end of January, we are hopeful that everything will be gone, except for the fa├žade, which we are committed to preserve and restore. Liz Scott, OCFs project manager for the Royal Theater, will be on site daily during demolition activity to help ensure that the demolition and structural bracing teams carry out their jobs safely and with the least interruption to neighbors. While we’re sad to see the building go, we’re all really excited to make this amazing property an important part of the neighborhood again. Thanks, and Happy New Year!"

Friday, December 30, 2016

CCRA Newsletter


New CCRA logo
     Our Sponsors:

      William Penn House   
      AMC Delancey   
      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
      Di Bruno Bros.    
      The Franklin Institute
The Big Story!  Mayor
Jan. 25, 2017, 7pm  
Mayor Jim Kenney live on-stage interviewed by broadcast legend Larry Kane
Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Pl.
 
Join CCRA for an exclusive live interview with Mayor Jim Kenney, who will sit on stage with local broadcasting legend, Larry Kane, at the Plays & Players Theatre, to discuss his first year in office as the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia.

Due to high demand, this event is presently only open to CCRA members. Current members who want to attend should RSVP by clicking HERE. Anyone who needs to join or renew CCRA membership should click HERE
Street Cleaning AppealClosure

Please contribute to our street cleaning program!  This program has been going for 22 years but we've been running a deficit of about $6,000 to $8,000 these past three years.  We will have to cut services if we can't raise the money for this important effort.  Click to Donate!

Office Closure:  CCRA is closed.  We'll see you on Mon, 1/2/2017.
Special Doggie StoryTime
starring Nessie, 
a Certified Therapy Dog
Centeral Branch, 1901 Vine St.  
Children's Dep't, Story hour Room
Jan. 7 at 11:00 AM 
If you live in Center City or have ever visited Children's Hospital, you may have met Nessie and her owner and best friend, Elena Cappella. Nessie is a Certified Therapy Dog, which means she is trained to be gentle and comforting.  You can read her a story, give her a treat, or play a game with
her. She'll never jump on you,
or surprise you.
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.

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.
Baril (formerly Crow & The Pitcher), 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)
Dance Affiliate - 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)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
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)
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)

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Trash Schedule

Monday, December 26 is considered a holiday for trash and recycle pickup. Collection will be one day behind for the rest of the week.

Recycle your holiday materials the right way. Learn more about Holiday Recycling here.

Friday, December 23, 2016

CCRA Newsletter

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New CCRA logo
     Our Sponsors:

      William Penn House   
      AMC Delancey   
      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
      Di Bruno Bros.    
      The Franklin Institute
Mark your Calendar

Fri, 12/23, 1pm - Frid, 12/30, Office Closure
Tues, 12/27, CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting, 7pm (location TBD)
Wed, 1/25, Mayor Kenney live on-stage interviewed by Larry Kane (location TBD)
Quick Clicks
CCRA News & Events
HISTORIC EVENT FOR CCRA MEMBERS!  Mayor
Jan. 25, 2017, 7pm  
Mayor Jim Kenney live on-stage interviewed by broadcast legend Larry Kane. Location TBD.
 
We are elated and honored that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has agreed to have Larry Kane interview him live on the anniversary of his first year in office. We are ecstatic that Larry has also accepted. Neither needs an introduction in Center City.  Jim Kenney took office on Jan. 4, 2016 as the 99th mayor of Philadelphia.  Before, he served Philadelphians as a 23-year Democratic at large member of City Council, starting in 1991.  Larry Kane is the dean of Philadelphia broadcast journalism, having spent 36 years as a news anchor.  He is the only person to have anchored at all three Philadelphia network VHF TV stations.  Earlier, he was the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 American tours. He has authored three books about the Beatles, as well as a memoir and a novel. Today he hosts Voice of Reason, a weekly news analysis program on the Comcast Network, as well as consulting for NBC and a contributing on KYW News RadioStart time is 7pm and the venue will be announced shortly.  Due to high demand, this is a members only event, so please go to our website or call the office to sign up.
Street Cleaning AppealClosure

Please contribute to our street cleaning program!
This program has been going for 22 years but we've been running a deficit of about $6,000 to $8,000 these past three years.  We will have to cut services if we can't raise the money for this important effort.  Click to Donate!
Office Closure
CCRA will close on Fri, 12/23 at 1pm and will reopen on Mon, 1/2/2017.

The Board and staff wishes all of our members and friends of CCRA Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.  Thank you for your support!
Trash CollectionTrash

In observance of the holiday, there will be no trash collection on Mon, 12/26. Collection will resume on Tues, 12/27.
Trail
Schuylkill River Trail Closure

The portion of Schuylkill River Trail under construction from  Race St. to Spring will be closed.Click here to view map of detoured trail.  For more information, click here.
Attention CCRA Members
Holiday Specials from Society Hill Dance Academy
Dance Like the Stars
8 Private Lessons - $840 (25% off reg. price)
Savvy Santa - $350 (over 40% off reg. price)
Three 30-minute Private Lessons
Three Group Classes
Three Dance Parties
Rockin' Reindeer (29% off reg. price)
Ten Class Card - $112
20 Class card $187
Offer expires December 23
New Students only
1 per couple
must mention code "SHDAPHILLY"

For more information or to register, call 215-574-3754
Neighborhood News and Events
Family Entertainment at the Ethical Society, 1906 Ritt. Sq., and Hanukkah Celebration in Rittenhouse Square, Tues, 12/27, 5:30-6pm, near the Rose Garden

Hanukkah will be celebrated with a giant menorah lighting in Rittenhouse Square. All are welcome to attend. Donate winter wear to the homeless. Collection bins will be on site during the event. Prior to that the Ethical Society at 1906 Rittenhouse Square will host family entertainment from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission $5 per person or $20 per family. Includes latkas, refreshments, entertainment, and arts and crafts. For more information call 215-238-2100. www.JewishPreschool.org/Chanukah5777


Celebrate the holiday season with lights, trees, parades, fireworks, shows
 and more

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.

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.
Baril (formerly Crow & The Pitcher), 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)
Dance Affiliate - 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)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
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)
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)

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Center City Residents' Association, 1600 Market Street, Suite 2500, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SOSNA Newsletter

Happy Holidays! Bring your Christmas Tree to Carpenter Green on Jan 7th for Tree-cycling or schedule a pick up.

Happy Holidays!

Things are wrapping up for the year at SOSNA. We have a Clean and Green meeting tonight and a Zoning meeting tomorrow, but otherwise the next SOSNA meetings will be in 2017! We won't have open office hours again until Dec 29th.
Our next event is Christmas Tree-cycling on January 7th! If you have a Christmas tree, bring it to Carpenter Green park on Saturday, Jan 7th to recycle your tree for a suggested donation. If you'd prefer us to pick up your tree, email me to get on the pick up schedule.

Happy Holidays from everyone at SOSNA. We're looking forward to an active 2017!