To make place for construction of 57 new rental units Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) demolished two of the three high-rises in the Sharswood neighborhood, on the morning of March 19, 2016.
Check the story by Aaron Mosselle on WHYY’s NewsWorks for more details of the implosion: “PHA demolishes Norman Blumberg high-rise towers in Sharswood”
Photo essay; FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Skaters bid farewell to iconic Center City hang-out (NewsWorks)
A city-imposed ban prevented at least three generations from skating – legally – at LOVE Park. Last week, this ban was lifted to create an opportunity to “come back for one more spin” till construction commences following President’s Day.
That it was illegal from 1995 on didn’t stop – well eh, all – of the skaters who reunited with old friends to remember ‘those days’ at JFK Plaza this weekend. . . . story continuers on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org