Happy Friday, Streeters! Get out there and soak up the symbolic last days of summer.
Made in America returns to the Parkway this weekend and yesterday preparations were racing along. The Inquirer looks into what it takes to put on the Made in America festival.
In an effort to consider every revenue stream possible, the School District is considering selling off some of its art collection, which numbers more than 1100 pieces and includes works by Thomas Eakins and Dox Thrash, NewsWorks reports. District spokesman Fernando Gallard said “We are considering selling the art collection because we must look at every revenue source possible to assist us with putting more resources the classroom.”
Temple’s new dorm complex at Broad and Cecil B. Moore, Morgan Hall, got high marks from Inga Saffron as Temple’s first work of “grown up architecture.” Saffron applauds the design by MGA Partners as a smart work of skyscraper architecture, but she finds the urban design lacking. Morgan Hall’s ground floor doesn’t interact with and strengthen North Broad Street enough.
The New York Times spent 36-hours in the Brandywine Valley, dropping in on the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Thomas Macaluso Used and Rare Books and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square among other spots.
Former Councilwoman Joan Krajweski passed away this week at 79. She was a Port Richmond native who represented the 6th District for 32 years, retiring in 2011. The Daily News caught up with many of her political colleagues for their memories of ”Joanie.”
Eyes on the Street is taking the long weekend. See you back here on Tuesday morning.