comments will be accepted before, during and after the presentation,
thru email until October 8. Email public comments regarding this
development to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Pearl Properties" in the subject line.
presentation will be recorded and after the link is established (a few
hours after the presentation is concluded) it will be circulated.
Utilize A Questionnaire To Improve Our Public Spaces
CCRA has prepared the linked Sidewalk Conditions Survey to elicit reports as to observed instances of offensive and/or threatening behavior on the sidewalks of Center City West.
are distributing the survey to our membership and to residents of high
rises between Broad Street and 20th, which have been participating with
CCRA members in a "Sidewalk Conditions" initiative. Use can also find
the link under "Useful Links" in the enewsletter. The goal: to obtain
data as to the time, location, and nature of any problematic public
space activity. The data will be used to educate and inform City
officials as to neighborhood concerns in Center City West.
Op-Ed article regarding the homeless encampment
an Op-Ed piece, written by Dennis J. Boylan, President of our
neighboring Logan Square Neighborhood Association, regarding the homeless encampment on the Parkway. Since Sunday, a man has been stabbed within the encampment.
Two new merchants join CCRA's Member Merchant Program
The Bake Shop on 20th
you haven’t yet experienced the mouth-watering treats in this cozy
little spot at 269 S. 20th Street, now’s the time to check them
out. Pick up a sticky bun, dive into a babka, or treat yourself to a
hand pie. This small batch bakery specializes in recreating tastes from
your childhood using treasured family recipes. Mention CCRA and you’ll
get an extra little goodie to accompany the treat you just purchased.
And get to know Lisa and Mark Cosgrove, proprietors of The Bake Shop. They love getting to know CCRA members.
Branzino Italian BYOB
Located in the heart
of Rittenhouse Square at 261 S. 17th Street, Branzino serves
mouthwatering modern Italian cuisine in an expansive Center City
townhouse. The private garden is lovely. The food is full of flavor and
exquisitely presented. The staff is warm and accommodating. You can find
their menu here. Prepare
yourself for a great evening. CCRA members are invited to enjoy a whole
branzino with lemon caper butter, normally $30, but priced at $18 for
all CCRA members. DINE-IN ONLY. Offer valid any Tuesday, Wednesday or
Thursday evening through December.
Computer Use at PCI Library to be allowed at limited capacity
Tuesday September 29, the Philadelphia City Institute Library on
Rittenhouse Square will allow the public to use computers during limited
hours with advance appointments only.
Appointments can be made at the front door or by calling 215-685-6621.
computer access each week will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sessions will be limited to 30 minutes, and
only three appointments will be made at a time.
To see all current services offered by PCI, click here.
Our Philadelphia (STOP) committee was formed to look into the late night
ATV and motorcycle activity in Center City. Board Member Dawn Willis
has been appointed to represent CCRA on the committee. We will keep you
posted on any updates.
Did you know, completing the 2020 Census takes just 10 minutes, and will have an impact on the city for the next 10 years?
If just one
person is missed in the 2020 Census count, Philadelphia could face
the loss of $21,000 in federal funding over the next ten years. If an
undercount happens, the city’s capacity to meet the needs of its
residents will be seriously impacted.
Take action to improve your community and complete the Census!
Secrecy envelopes for mail-in ballots will cause electoral chaos, Pa. election official warns
top elections official is warning of electoral chaos in the
presidential battleground state if lawmakers there do not remove a
provision in Pennsylvania law that, under a days-old court decision,
requires counties to throw out mail-in ballots returned without secrecy
Buffeted by a
months-long pandemic shutdown, the Philadelphia Fashion District
celebrated its first anniversary this past weekend. Formerly housing the
Gallery, the entertainment and shopping destination reopened its doors
in July with safety protocols.
One Liberty Place Observation Deck Suspends Operations
The view from
the 57th floor of the Observation Deck at One Liberty Place is for the
moment a memory, as One Liberty announced that it has suspended
operations on the popular deck. Whether it will resume operation is to
businesses and people who create Center City’s unique shopping, dining,
and social experiences. Shop Center City Saturday on September 26; help
restore jobs. It’s an entire day of specials from places like Benjamin
Lovell Shoes and DFTI; to re-openings at key retailers like Boyd’s; and
free gifts and giveaways from Ritual Shoppe and Reading Terminal Market.
Plus, fuel up with free fries from Shake Shack Center City.
Check the website often for the most up-to-date list of participants.
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.