Center City Residents' Association, 1900 Market St, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
William Penn House
News and Updates
Tonight! CCRA to Address the Local Issues of Safe Streets
We are continuing our efforts to address the issues of crime in our neighborhood. Tonight, January 16, at 6pm, CCRA is taking the next step you asked for by meeting with a few of our members. Our
goal will be to listen and learn from each other, as we discuss some of
the challenges and strategies of living in Center City West. The meeting will be at WeWorks, 1900 Market Street, 8th Floor.
If you're not able to attend, feel free to call the office and
offer your suggestions on whether, and how CCRA can take a more active
local role in combating violence as well as homelessness.
If you would like to join us as we form a
small group to act as a "think tank" for new initiatives and local
collaborations, as we work with police, local businesses, developers and
each other towards safer streets, please call our Operations Manager,
Travis Oliver at 215-546-6719 to get on the list.
Pizza and light refreshments will be provided.
Update from the 9th Police District
The recent stabbing in front of the
Liberti Church at 17th & Sansom Street was an argument between 2
homeless males. The perpetrator is in custody; this is not his first
arrest for a violent act. The other stabbing incident, at 18th and
Walnut Street in late in 2019, is still being investigated by Central
Det. and Homicide, and no warrants have yet been issued. CCRA will keep
you posted as more information is made available.
Street Closures for Saturday January 18th
The mass concrete pour for the
foundation of The Laurel Building across from the Holy Trinity Church is
scheduled for this Saturday January 18, 2020. The concrete pour will
start at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday morning and continue through
late Saturday afternoon on the 18th. The streets will be closed on
Walnut, Sansom, 19th, and 20th during this time period. The sidewalk
along Walnut Street will also be closed to pedestrians during this time
of the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, the office is closed on Monday,
January 20. CCRA will reopen on Tuesday, January 21.
In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther
King Holiday, trash collection will be suspended for Monday, January
20. Collection will resume on Tuesday, January 20.
Comfort Food in the Neighborhood
Leo Levinson: Our Food Writer
It's January and baby, it's cold
outside. You're looking for a short walk and a reliable experience.
The Starr Restaurants in our district fill the bill with some cozy
Lamb Shepherds Pie at Dandelion
This restaurant feels like we've
walked into a Dickens novel for dinner. On a cold night, their Lamb and
Shepherds Pie with buttery mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, and lightly cooked root vegetables will warm the cockles of your heart.
French Onion Soup at Parc
Parc's big windows on a cold night
provide the schadenfreude of watching pedestrians shiver by while you're
nursing a delightful Chậteauneuf-du-Pape and their classic French Onion
Soup. Beefy onion broth is blanketed with a perfectly toasted slice of
bread that has been drowned in gruyere.
Pad Thai at Continental Midtown
It's tough to beat a big bowl of
noodles on a frigid winter's night (or even lunchtime). Although
there's a lot of great Pad Thai in our city, the chefs here manage to
craft the dish with an incredible lightness of cilantro, Thai spicing
and a seductive peanuty sauce.
Cauliflower Risotto at The Love
Not all comfort food has to be carb loaded. You'll almost feel like
you're keeping your New Year's resolution with The Love's riced
califlower gently mixed with parmesan cheese, brown butter and a lemony,
Whisky (neat) at the The Library Bar, Rittenhouse hotel
Although not a Starr property, I
couldn't resist adding this favorite. On a cold miserable day, you just
feel like you've just climbed up onto the lap of luxury by walking
into this cozy bar. And you have. A wee dram of Lagavulan served neat
and sitting by the fireplace is the picture of comfort.
Beat cabin fever and get out of the house with our new Saturday
kids art classes at the rec center. 9:30 - 10:45am kids ages pre-school
through 1st grade. Buy a season pass or 5 pack class drop in. Register here.
Structure & Purpose: The Legacy of Engineering at Keast & Hood
retrospective exhibition about the valuable contribution of structural
engineers to the safety of buildings, specifically illustrated by
original drawings of 20th century landmark architecture, will be at The
Athenaeum, 219 S. 6th Street, now through March 31. Free and open to the
public, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first three Saturdays of each month, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.