Cop Block: Ticketing The Cops That Think Parking Laws Don’t Apply To Them

The on-road activists with Liberty on Tour took a little stop in Philadelphia recently. Pete Eyre (who is no stranger to jail) and Ademo Freeman (who is actually currently caged) filmed this footage of Philly police violating parking laws and the activist duo ticketing those very police who enforce these laws on us. “It doesn’t matter to me what the police are doing, I’m going to film them,” explains Freeman. “Why? Because millions are forced to […]


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Color Wheel Custom Colored Bikes and Ice Cream Coming To Brewerytown

Terrence Williams is one of Philly’s few entrepreneurs with the unfortunate problem of expanding faster than his landlord allows. Williams’ business of building custom colored bikes from recycled and refurbished bike parts has grown enough to push him to move out of his current space at 11th and Vine to his first retail store in Brewerytown at 2711 W. Girard Street. Putting color on bland bikes, making bull-horn handlebars from cutting bars and helping bike-less city dwellers get new […]


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Philly Dentist Named Next Bachelorette. “Craig R” No Longer Cool At Events.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine student, Maine Junior Miss 2002 and newly brunette Ashley Hebert is the next Bachelorette, which will air on May 23. Philly’s previous D-list Bachelor celebrity Craig Robinson should count his days doing Dunk Tank promotions with Lauren Harris; there’s new promoter bait in town. Hebert. So hot right now.


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Philly Resident Designs X-Men Poster, Omits Sexy January Jones

The recent movie posters for X-Men: First Class were so abominably bad (“Why Professor X’s head is popping out of his own blacked-out silhouette’s crotch is beyond comprehension.”), Film School Rejects decided to sponsor a contest to see which of their design-minded readers could do better. “The bar was low, but everyone went far above and beyond the call of duty, and the result was a squad of really great posters.” Drew from Philadelphia took […]


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Grays Ferry and Bainbridge: Local Businesses Fighting Darwinism

This is a problem as old as time: welcome new businesses and mixed-use buildings to a neighborhood still going through growing pains, or leave lots vacant to protect the shops that pioneered the neighborhood. Actually, now that I think about it, that is an age-old problem, but one that has been answered by nature. It’s called natural selection. Adapt or die; competition pushes society to advance. Now we’re not arguing for the growth of behemoth corporations like Walmart coming in and […]


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Philadelphia CineFest Announces Line-Up And Outdoor Street Fair

Last year CineFest was cancelled; this year they are back and bringing some martial artists and an outdoor street fair with them. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance has officially announced the dates for the 2011 edition of Philadelphia CineFest on April 7-14, 2011. The festival will feature more than 135 films including Oscar-nominated Incendies, Cannes-entry Two Gates of Sleep and Bhopali, an industrial-disaster documentary that won both the documentary prize and the audience award at Slamdance. Besides films, CineFest is taking […]


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There’s A New Sheriff In Town, And He Wants To Resign Immediately

John Kromer, the Philadelphia Director of Housing for Mayor Rendell, wants us to vote for him into office so he can leave and take the office with him. Kromer is irked by the many vacant properties in Philly, but more so by the fact tax payers are paying for the salary of a sheriff, an office that really isn’t doing anything. Speculators “are laughing at the city,” says “Philadelphia’s Last Sheriff” Kromer, who has a […]


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Crane Arts Goes Solar, For Free

The historic Crane Building at 1400 N. American Street is home to four floors of artist studios and suites, the Crane Arts community. The 105-year-old warehouse is now a Philly community of artistic productions, showcase spaces, established artists and creative resources. All four floors of rentable studios are currently occupied and things are on the up and up for Crane, who can now boast they have Center City’s largest solar install. Solar States developed the project and […]


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New Development at 20th and Federal Has Plans For Coffee Shop With Green Space

OCF Realty will be opening a second OCF Café location at 2001 Federal Street (the first location will be opening soon at 18th and South). They have been in talks with the city for about two years now to purchase the property directly behind the locale for development of a garden for additional outdoor seating for the coffee shop. OCF is also trying for the lots across the street (East Side of 20th) for the […]


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