Center City Residents' Association, 1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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News and Updates
Bike Lane Meeting and Survey
CCRA streets committee reps
were in full force at the 22nd Street bike lane meeting on Monday night
collecting comments from attendees about the proposed changes (moving
the bike lane from the right side of the street to the left, installing
flexi posts). Most appeared to be in favor of the change, with the
caveats that parking and loading must be protected. But we still want
to hear from you. Below is a short survey about the proposed
changes-let us know what you think.
Bike Lane Shift and Posts for 22nd St. What do you think?
The City is proposing to move the 22nd St. bike lane (from South
St. to Market St.) from the right/east side of 22nd to the left/west
side. (Parking now on the left/west side would be switched to the
right/east side.) The City also proposes to install flex-posts (aka,
bollards or 'flexible lane delineators') between the bike lane and the
traffic lanes. A link to the City flyer is here.
Proponents say there is good evidence (a) that moving the bike
lane will increase bicycle safety at intersections by reducing
motorists' blind spots without impacting traffic flow, (b) that
flex-posts make everyone safer by clarifying where different vehicles
belong, and (c) that the proposed changes will reduce congestion and
pollution by encouraging cycling.
concerns are (a) that the proposed changes may reduce some parking and
loading spaces, and (b) that flex-posts are unsightly and may be poorly
maintained and may increase congestion as vehicles stop in traffic lanes
to load/unload packages and passengers.Click here to take our survey.
Fantastic Spring Events
2nd Councilmanic District Debate with Kenyatta Johnson & Lauren Vidas-April 3
is hosting a debate between Democratic council person contenders
Kenyatta Johnson and Lauren Vidas, primary opponents in the 2nd
Councilmanic District. The debate will be held the evening of April
3-stay tuned for location and exact time.
CASINO NIGHT honoring the Honorable Governor Edward G. Rendell-- May 9 at the Ethical Society. 6-10 PM.
of Center City Living CASINO NIGHT and MORE: Live music, silent
auction, raffle items, adult beverages, classic movies!
Tickets go on sale SOON
Annual Meeting with District Attorney Larry Krasner
Attorney Larry Krasner will be the speaker at CCRA's Annual Meeting, at
which we will also hold board and executive committee elections. The
Annual Meeting must be held in May-stay tuned for date, location and
of elections, CCRA is actively recruiting for good board members who
love the neighborhood and passionate about WORKING to make it better.
(see announcement below).
We're Looking for New Members for Our Board of Directors!
Do you love living in Center City Philadelphia?
Is it important to you that Center City West be an enjoyable and safe place for you and your family to live and work?
you want to have a seat at the table where some of the most important
Center City West development and infrastructure projects are discussed?
Then please join us on the CCRA Board of Directors!
Center City Residents' Association (CCRA) is a non-profit, volunteer
civic group. Our territory ("CCRAville") covers Center City West, from
the south side of Market Street to the north side of South Street, and
from the west side of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River. Our mission
is to preserve, enhance and celebrate Center City living. We work on
projects, large and small: zoning, parks, schools, tree planting, clean
sidewalks, neighborhood safety, recycling, community events, and more!
you are ready to make a difference in your neighborhood and community,
please apply by sending a brief cover letter along with a copy of your
resume or bio to firstname.lastname@example.org "Board Candidate" in the subject line. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, April 10. 2019.
Board is a working Board. We are seeking CCRA members who have a
passion for living in CCRAville; are interested in issues of quality of
life and community service; and are committed to active Board
participation. Successful candidates must serve on at least one
committee and agree to fulfill the responsibilities set forth in our Board Pledge,
which includes devoting at least four hours per month on CCRA
activities, not including time spent attending, and preparing for,
monthly Board meetings. See website for full Pledge and list of Committees
CCRA membership is open to any individual, corporation, or
organization, under our bylaws, Directors must live within our
geographic borders (detailed above).
Spring Cleaning Opportunities
Church of the Holy Trinity (Rittenhouse Square) Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 1 PM.
Donations accepted ONLY: March 31 (1 PM to 5 PM, April 1-4 (12 Noon to 5 PM) April 5 (9 AM to 12 Noon)
Clean gently used clothing men, ladies and Children's (No underwear or socks )
Accessories , gently used shoes, jewelry, scarves and purses.
popular fiction and non- fiction, children's books (No encyclopedias,
textbooks, technical manual or professional volumes)
Music CDs DVDs (No videos)
SMALL working appliances, dish-ware and nick-knacks (please check for chips and cracks as they do not sell)
Children's toys in working condition and if Jigsaw puzzles complete with all pieces.
Artworks, Framed posters etc.
NO BEDDING or PILLOWS - NO FESTIVE or HOLIDAY DECORATIONS - NO FURNITURE
Trinity Memorial Church's Annual Jumble Sale --Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m-- 22nd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia City Institute Library Book Sale
--Friday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from
11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Rittenhouse Square, 1905 Locust Street,
Donation days: All Fridays in March;
Saturday, March 30; Friday, April 5 and 12; Saturday, April 13 and 27;
and Friday, May 3 and 10.
Hours of collection each day are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Books must be in excellent condition; DVDs and CDs must not be scratched.
do not bring : textbooks; medical, computer science and information
technology, finance, travel guidebooks, or outdated topics; foreign
language; worn, tattered, or discolored books, or books with writing on
Please separate books into bags marked Fiction and Non-Fiction.
The Naudain Art Collaborative invites you to their spring show, on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m,
at Ageless Gardens Gallery, 2503 Naudain Street, featuring weavings and
ceramics by Leslie Sudock and pastels, watercolors, and oil paintings
by Karen Villarreal. Free and open to the public.
In the Studio: "La Danse." Exclusive preview of Roni's latest work! Saturday, 3/23, 8pm
Koresh Dance Company invites you on
Saturday, March 23 to an intimate evening exploring Artistic Director,
Ronen Koresh's exclusive preview of his latest work at our home studio
on 2002 Rittenhouse Square. Roni's new work is inspired by Henri
Matisse's painting "La Danse" and will premiere at their Philadelphia
Home Season April 25-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Doors will open
at 8:00pm. Performance will begin at 8:30pm at our David Cooper Black
Box Theater followed by a Q&A with the artists. Guest are then
invited to enjoy a post-performance reception will include wine, beer,
food and music. Click or tap here for tickets.