Cicala at the Divine Lorraine Isn’t This Good By Accident

Cous cous alla Trapanese at Cicala at the Divine Lorraine | Photo by Michael Persico
Cous cous alla Trapanese at Cicala at the Divine Lorraine | Photo by Michael Persico

Cicala at the Divine Lorraine on North Broad is exactly the restaurant it needs to be, exactly the restaurant it wants to be.

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12-Story, 382-Unit + Retail Project to Replace Strip Mall at 5th & Spring Garden – Rising Real Estate

501 Spring Garden Rendering
501 Spring Garden Rendering

Back in the mid 60’s, a low-rise, suburban-style strip mall was created by the Redevelopment Authority through its East Poplar Urban Renewal Plan. The complex, which sits between 5th St., 6th St. and Spring Garden, was originally the home to the Fifth Street Wholesale Distribution Association. Over time, the structures morphed into a more traditional Read more about 12-Story, 382-Unit + Retail Project to Replace Strip Mall at 5th & Spring Garden…

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How Edward Hopper Inspired Wim Wenders, David Lynch and More | AnotherMan

David Lynch, the master of cinematic disquiet, is, unsurprisingly, another self-professed Hopper-head, who often stresses the impact of painting – most prominently that of Hopper and Francis Bacon – upon his work. “For mood and painting quality, I like Edward Hopper,” he told artnet News’ Andrew Goldstein in an interview last year. A Hopperian moodiness, voyeurism and dramatic use of light and shade prevails throughout his 1986 thriller Blue Velvet, in particular, which peels back the veneer of white-picket-fence suburbia to reveal some truly sinister goings on beneath.

In the third season of Twin Peaks, meanwhile, which aired in 2017, Lynch made the most of his creative carte blanche, dropping in Hopper references left, right and centre – excerpts from Office in a Small City (1953), Gas (1940), Summer Evening (1947) and New York Movie (1939) all feature, as showcased in this excellent short by VoorDeFilm.

Source: How Edward Hopper Inspired Wim Wenders, David Lynch and More | AnotherMan

Triple Bottom Brewery has planned carefully to bring inclusivity to the craft beer scene — Grid Magazine

By Claire Marie Porter

The hop flower in the center of Triple Bottom Brewery’s Philly skyline logo has three leaves—one for people, one for planet and one for beer. The image is an homage to the brewery’s take on the original triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) and symbolizes the company’s commitment to social good over dividends.

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PhilaMOCA to reopen in building owned by Diplo – WHYY

The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art will celebrate its 10th anniversary by reopening its doors to the public after a long city-imposed hiatus.

The beloved arts venue known as PhilaMOCA won a special exception from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday morning, and the indie institution’s manager expects to be fully operational again by April.

PhilaMOCA’s troubles began in September when representatives from the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections showed up in the middle of a concert.

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Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA

Update:

Zoning acquired! Big thanks to everyone who wrote letters and showed up to today’s hearing in-person. We’re in the home stretch now, just have to survive the next couple of months and finish up the additions and repairs. I’m uncomfortable asking for additional funds, but we’re not going to be able to open back up without further monetary support. PhilaMOCA currently needs to pay an architect ($300), an electrical engineer ($1300), and an electrician (est. $1500). This is just to have that required shunt switch installed, which has been an ordeal due to the city not having any plans for the building on file, thus we had to start from scratch. Beyond that we’re in need of an additional emergency exit door plus hardware, stage edging, a new snake, and money to cover upcoming inspection fees as well as at least two months’ worth of rent and utilities. Anything beyond that will go towards paint and wall repair. All I can say is thanks for all of your support thus far and I’m doing all I can to resurrect PhilaMOCA.

Source: Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA

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Neighborhood News – Callowhill Neighborhood Association

Dear Members, Neighbors and Friends
 
Happy New Year !
Upcoming events in the neighborhood  – info and flyers below !
 
From The Delaware River Port Authority:
PATCO Franklin Square Re-Opening Community Planning Meeting
Monday, January 13, 2020, ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – 190 N. Independence Mall West – 8th Floor.
 
From State Representative Mary Isaacson:
Campaign Kick-Off !– January 23, 6-8pm 990 Spring Garden St
 
From Friends of the Rail Park
Lunar New Year Celebration- on the Rail Park- Saturday February 8, noon-3PM
Philly-Style Hong Kong Flower Market, Food Trucks, Coffee, Triple Bottom Brews, Philadelphia Suns and more!
The Callowhill Neighborhood Association is a proud sponsor of this event !
Callowhill Neighborhood Association
callowhill@gmail.com
www.callowhill.org

Update : Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA

CALL FOR SUPPORT: Our zoning hearing is coming up on Wednesday, January 15, 9:30 AM at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor and we need your support! Anyone is welcome to testify in-person though our lawyer warns that they may not actually see us until later that morning. A helpful alternative is to write a letter of support for PhilaMOCA, here are some suggestions for content: explaining that PhilaMOCA is an asset to the city/community, explaining that PhilaMOCA is not harmful towards the community/youth, mentioning the uniqueness of the building and how it would otherwise be destroyed and replaced with condos, your personal experiences and feelings towards the space, you get the idea. Letters can be e-mailed to PhilaMOCA [GoFundMe is blocking the actual e-mail address, but it’s easy to find on our website] and we’ll hopefully be bringing a big stack of them to the hearing. The supportive words of performers, patrons, and professionals will all be helpful and we thank you for your time! This hearing and the raising of some additional funds are the only major obstacles in the path towards our reopening and we’re very hopeful that we’ll be back by March or April.

Source: Fundraiser by Eric Bresler : Resurrect PhilaMOCA