Public comments will be accepted before, during and after the presentation, thru email until October 8. Email public comments regarding this development to: email@example.com with "Pearl Properties" in the subject line.
The 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.
We 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
Read 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
If 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
Beginning on 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.
Hours for 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.
SafeTravel in 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
Philadelphia’s 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 envelopes.
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 be determined.
Support the 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.