By now, you’re likely familiar with the shooting that occurred in the early hours over the weekend at 18th & Sansom Sts.
is known is that a 29-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds
across the body, was rushed to a local hospital, where he remains in
The victim has not been identified, nor have any arrests been made—no word of witnesses or a possible motive.
has been in touch with the PPD; we are told that it was a fight over a
woman and that it is considered random, also that there is CCTV of the
incident and that arrests are to be expected.
it’s not unreasonable to be concerned given the City’s current homicide
rate, there is currently no evidence to suggest that this is anything
more than the type of incident that can happen anywhere.
would urge residents to continue to use their street smarts, follow
this story closely and: If you see something, say something.
CCRA News and Events
CCRA Board Meeting
On Tuesday, September 14, CCRA held its first board meeting of the fiscal year. Many items were discussed including:
CCRA Green Taskforce Proposes 4 Initiatives
Center City West’s growing environmental challenges, the CCRA Green
Taskforce proposed four initiatives at its Board meeting on Sept. 14. In
brief, the initiatives are:
Reverse decline in Center City West’s tree canopy
Promote best practices for reducing stormwater runoff
Work with a large local property owner to advocate for the planting of trees and addressing stormwater issues
Work with CCRA Communications Committee to disseminate environmental info
The complete text of the initiatives can be found here.
Mid-City Y Apartments Upgrade & Renovation
the CCRA Board meeting on Sept. 14, the operators of Mid-City Y
Apartments provided a presentation of their upgrade and
renovation. Mid-City Y is a subsidized housing project located at 2025
Chestnut St.; their presentation can be found here.
Additional materials such as minutes from the Annual Meeting and previous board meeting can be found on our website.
Sunset over Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 14
Photo credit: Benjamin Zuckerman
Merchant Partner of the Week
week we spotlight a member of the CCRA Merchant Partner ‘Deals &
Discount’ Program, which helps local Mom and Pop businesses get back on
their post-pandemic feet by providing complimentary valuable advertising
and exposure by encouraging support from CCRA’s highly-engaged (and
growing) membership. This week we feature Dom’s Shoe Repair.
Dom’s Shoe Repair: A Shoe-In
have a beloved pair of shoes you wore to death and which pained you to
toss? Or a pair of boots to die for that simply went the way of all
flesh? Or sandals, too? We’ve all been there. It’s painful.
next time that happens, though, you need to get that footwear to Dom’s
Shoe Repair at 203 S. 20th St. The man may not quite be a miracle
worker, but he’s close. Stories abound of how he’s taken lost causes and
restored them to their former glory.
And no, it’s not just about the shoes (nor boots, nor sandals).
has been known to resuscitate handbags in dire straits, plus there are
even urban legends about him making watchbands good as new. All of which
is done with Honesty, Humor, and Hospitality.
Need more? How about a 10% discount to CCRA members?
(FYI: The discount may not be combined with other sales or discount programs)
Clean, Safe, and Green
Schuylkill River Park Community Garden flooded by Ida
of Center City left underwater in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida
include the Schuylkill River Park community garden. While gardening
activities had been winding down before the storm, the river dumped
several feet of water and a thick layer of silt on end-of-season
produce. The garden steering committee has directed gardeners to dispose
of all affected plants and is busy gathering information about possible
soil contamination and remediation. Organizations offering guidance
include Penn State Extension Services, the Pennsylvania Horticultural
Society, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. The goal is to restore
the soil so that gardeners can be confident in its safety next season.
Once procedures are in place, several cleanup sessions will be
Rejoice! The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show Returns at Last This Weekend
After a painfully
long pandemic hiatus, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show returns, at
last, this weekend, and fittingly enough the weather couldn’t be better.
Some stats: Over 90 years in existence (the oldest outdoor art show in the country), over
140 exhibiting artists from across the country, six exhibitor
categories, and – no kidding – over 20,000 visitors expected. Read all
about it here.
I Scream, You Scream….
know where we’re going with this, right? Well, first, we’re going to
119 S. 13th St, the site of the first Philly location for Brooklyn-based
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, which opened here in August. Then, sometime in
2022, we’ll head to new Van Leeuwen installs in Fishtown and Rittenhouse
Square. They offer both dairy and vegan delights, and one of their
specialties is – wait for it – Mac & Cheese ice cream. Here’s the scoop.
The Ethical Society invites you to join us for the United Nations International Day of Peace and 11th anniversary Peace Day Celebration
Giant Peace Dove, music and featured speakers in Rittenhouse Square - Tuesday, September 21, 11:15 a.m. Free.
program offerings Wednesday, September 15 to Tuesday, September 21.
Indoor events at The Philadelphia Ethical Society have been canceled
because of COVID.