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Women's March - Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:26 AM by David Cardy

PHILADELPHIA—The City of Philadelphia today released the road closures and parking restrictions associated with the 2020 Women’s March on Philadelphia. On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Women’s March on Philadelphia demonstration will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented.
Delays can be expected during the course of the event. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event. Those driving should also refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal.
Road Closures
Participants will assemble at Logan Circle, Aviator Park and Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning at 8 a.m. The march will commence at 10 a.m., starting at 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and proceeding westbound to Eakins Oval. Once participants arrive at Eakins Oval, the rally will commence at 10:30 a.m. The demonstration is scheduled to conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The following streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 18:
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 18th Street and 20th Street (including Logan Circle)
  • 19th Street between Race Street and Vine Street
  • Race Street between 20th Street and Logan Circle
The following streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 18:
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 22nd Street and 24th Street
  • Spring Garden Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Kelly Drive (outbound) from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Kelly Drive (inbound) from 25th Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive between Eakins Oval and Sweetbriar Drive
The march route from 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway west to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eakins Oval will be closed to traffic at 10 a.m. Benjamin Franklin Parkway and numbered cross streets east of 22nd Street will reopen as the march progresses. All roads east of 22nd Street are expected to re-open to traffic by 11 a.m.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, inbound (eastbound) traffic on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Those wishing to access the west side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art should continue to 25th Street and turn right on Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.
The Franklin Institute will remain OPEN for business on Saturday, January 18. The main entrance on 20th Street will be open, and guests driving into the area are encouraged to utilize the Franklin Institute’s parking garage. The parking garage can be accessed by traveling eastbound on Winter Street from either 22nd Street or the I-676 off-ramp. Vehicles will be directed to turn right at 21st and Winter Streets, and the garage entrance is on 21st Street on the left.
Parking Restrictions
The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 18—both sides of street unless otherwise noted:
  • 20th Street from Race Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway (east side of the street)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to 20th Street
  • 19th Street from Cherry Street to Vine Street
  • 18th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street
  • 17th Street from Race Street to Arch Street
  • Cherry Street from 16th Street to 17th Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval (all lanes)
  • 21st Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Race Street
  • 22nd Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Winter Street
  • Spring Garden Street from 21st Street to 23rd Street (north side of the street)
  • Winter Street from 20th Street to 21st Street
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard from Broad Street to 16th Street (north side of the street)
All “Temporary No Parking” signs must be obeyed. Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.
Public Transportation
SEPTA Bus Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, 48 and 49 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 through approximately 3 p.m. Detours will be posted, and specific route changes will be made available on the System Status Page at septa.org.
Public Safety Information
No bags or items should be left unattended. In the event of an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container)—notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.
The public should expect congestion in the area. If you are attending the event, make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, and supervision of children. It is recommended that attendees wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.
For the safety of participants, all locations referenced above and the surrounding area are designated as a “No-Drone Zone.” Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and drones of any kind are not permitted. For more information on FAA regulations and drone use, visit phila.gov/dronephilly.

MLK DAY, Jan. 20, 2020 - No Trash Pickup

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:08 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 6:11 AM ]

There will be no trash pickup on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 20th). Trash pickup will be delayed one day, every day during the week.

LSNA January Board Meeting

posted Jan 13, 2020, 7:09 AM by David Cardy

LSNA January Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00 PM

Moore College of Art & Design

Graham Auditorium

1916 Race St, Philadelphia PA 19103


 Agenda

 6:30      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-Im

 7:00      Call to Order

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Moore College of Art & Design, Shannon Dobrovolny William Hill

·         Approval of December 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

                     ·        Thank you to Brandywine Realty Trust, Ed Dougherty & crew for the Holiday Party

                     ·        Thanks to Drew Murray for Tree Cycling

                     ·        MLK Holiday trash schedule

                     ·        Ed Novak - Town Watch meeting

                     ·        Park Towne Place Art Exhibit, Wednesday January 15th, 6-8 pm. All welcome.

                     ·        Newsworthy events and photo diary (Jim Fennell, Sean Kardon, Karen Belding)

 7:15      Presentation:

                     ·        Cengter City District update, by Paul Levy

 8:00      Consent Agenda

 8:05      President's Report

                     ·        23rd & Cherry Sts lot

                     ·        Buckley Construction equipment site

                     ·        LSNA Neighborhood Plan presentation to the Planning Commission of the City of Philadelphia

 8:10      Zoning Report

 8:15      Old Business, if any

 8:20      New Business

 8:30      Adjourn

Treecycling Event: Jan.4, 2020, 9AM - 12PM

posted Dec 28, 2019, 9:58 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Dec 28, 2019, 10:07 AM ]


The Annual Christmas Treecycling Event will take place on January 4, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am in the parking lot of the former Boy Scout building located on Spring Street between 21st and 22nd Streets. A $5.00 donation is encouraged for the cycling of the trees. Let's keep our trees out of landfills.


Eastern State Penitentiary Holiday Toy Drive

posted Dec 18, 2019, 1:02 PM by David Cardy

Thank you, LSNA, for the toy donations from the LSNA Holiday Party! The toys go to Children of Incarcerated Parents. The Holiday Toy Drive continues; drop off unwrapped gifts at Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave, 9-5 daily.

LSNA Holiday Party, Sunday, Dec. 15th, 4PM

posted Dec 13, 2019, 12:14 PM by David Cardy

Date and Time:
Sunday, December 15th, 4pm

Location:
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

[Entrance is in the space between the Logan Hotel and Cherry Street; proceed then to the 26th Floor]

If feeling generous, please consider bringing a new toy or children's book, in its original packaging (but please no gift wrap), for children who are impacted by the incarceration of a family member. This is sponsored by Eastern State Penitentiary. Also, donations would be appreciated for the Hub of Hope: socks and toiletries are especially needed. Lastly, the 9th District headquarters of the PPD, at 21st and Pennsylvania Ave., is running a toy drive.

LSNA December Board Meeting

posted Dec 9, 2019, 9:01 AM by David Cardy

LSNA December Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM

One Logan Square

130 N. 18th St, 26th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19103


 Agenda

 6:30      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-Im

 7:00      Call to Order

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Don Hass and Brandywine Realty Trust

·         Approval of November 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

                     ·        LSNA Holiday Party - December 15, 2019

                     ·        417 N. 20th Mural Dedication

                     ·        Newsworthy events and photo diary (Jim Fennell, Sean Kardon, Karen Belding)

 7:15      RCO Presentations:

                     ·        1701-11 Race Street Phase 1, "Cathedral Place" - Exeter Property Group (EM Race Vine                                         Ventures, LLC)

 8:00      Consent Agenda

 8:05      President's Report

                     ·        Community Coalition for Interstate Management (CCIM)

                     ·        PMC Property request for meeting re: 23rd & Cherry Street lot

                     ·        LSNA Neighborhood Plan presentation to the Planning Commission of the City of Philadelphia

 8:10      Zoning Report

 8:15      Old Business, if any

 8:20      New Business

 8:30      Adjourn

Christmas Village, 11/28/19 - 12/24/19

posted Nov 25, 2019, 11:39 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 25, 2019, 11:43 AM ]

The Authentic German Christmas Market
Running from Thanksgiving (11/28) through Christmas Eve (12/24) with a preview weekend on November 23rd and 24th, Christmas Village (at Love Park) in Philadelphia will once again bring the charm of an authentic German Christmas market to Center City Philadelphia. It will be officially opened by the original Christkind from Nuremberg/ Germany on Sunday, 12/1.

Christmas Village will feature over 80 vendors selling authentic European food, ornaments and arts & crafts from all over the world. Experience the magic of an authentic German Christmas market right here in Philadelphia! Admission is FREE!





Philly Marathon Road Closures, Nov. 22-24

posted Nov 19, 2019, 7:06 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 7:09 AM ]

PHILLY MARATHON CLOSURES ON FRIDAY, NOV. 22
The inner-drive lanes will be closed in both directions on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 9:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Friday. All lanes will be open for the afternoon rush hour. Inbound, inner lanes from Binswanger Triangle to 22nd Street will remain closed.

PHILLY MARATHON CLOSURES ON SATURDAY, NOV. 23

Street closures will be in effect for the Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K and Dunkin’ Munchkin Run starting on Saturday at 2 a.m. at the following locations:
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 16th Street to 22nd Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th and 25th Streets
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Kelly Drive
  • 17th Street, from Arch Street to Vine Street
  • 18th Street, from Arch Street to Callowhill Street
  • 19th Street, from Arch Street to Callowhill Street
  • 20th Street, from Arch Street to Callowhill Street
  • 21st Street, from Arch Street to Spring Garden Street
  • 22nd Street, from Arch Street to Spring Garden Street
  • Market Street, from 6th Street to 16th Street
  • Chestnut Street, from 5th Street to 8th Street
  • 6th Street, from Market Street to Chestnut Street
  • 5th Street, from Chestnut Street to Race Street
  • South Penn Square
  • Juniper Street, from Chestnut Street to Market Street
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard, from Juniper Street to 17th Street
  • 15th Street, from Race Street to Chestnut Street
  • 16th Street, from Chestnut Street to Race Street
  • Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
  • Columbus Boulevard (southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
  • Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
  • Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
  • Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
  • South Street, from Front Street to 7th Street
  • 6th Street, from Bainbridge Street to Locust Street
  • Lombard Street, from 5th Street to Broad Street
  • 13th Street, from Bainbridge Street to Chestnut Street
  • Walnut Street, from 12th Street to 34th Street
  • 33rd Street, from Walnut Street to Spring Garden Street
  • 34th Street, from Spring Garden Street to Girard Avenue
  • Spring Garden Street, from 32nd Street to 34th Street
  • Girard Avenue, 33rd Street to 38th Street
  • 33rd Street, from Girard Avenue to Cecil B. Moore Avenue
  • Reservoir Drive from 33rd to Diamond
  • Mt. Pleasant Drive
  • Fountain Green Drive
Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads or streets adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when possible, depending on the flow of the race participants.
All of the streets, except for Eakins Oval will reopen by 2 p.m. Eakins Oval will be opened by 5 p.m. The inner drive of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Binswanger Triangle to 22nd Street will be closed until Sunday at 5 p.m.
“No Parking” regulations will be enforced as part of enhanced security for the Half Marathon. All vehicles on the race route will be relocated starting at 2 a.m. Owners of towed vehicles should contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

PHILLY MARATHON CLOSURES ON SUNDAY, NOV. 24

The following streets will be closed starting at 2 a.m. on Sunday:
  • 17th Street, from Arch Street to Vine Street
  • 18th Street, from Arch Street to Callowhill Street
  • 19th Street, from Arch Street to Callowhill Street
  • 20th Street, from Arch Street to Callowhill Street
  • 21st Street, from Arch Street to Spring Garden Street
  • 22nd Street, from Arch Street to Spring Garden Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 16th Street to 22nd Street
  • Arch Street, between 3rd Street and 16th Street
  • 4th Street, between Arch Street and Vine Streets
  • Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
  • Columbus Boulevard (southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
  • Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
  • Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
  • Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
  • South Street, from Front Street to 7th Street
  • 6th Street, from Bainbridge Street to Market Street
  • Chestnut Street, from 6th Street to 23rd Street
  • 22nd Street, from Locust Street to Market Street
  • Walnut Street, from 21st Street to 34th Street
  • 33rd Street, from Walnut Street to Chestnut Street
  • Chestnut Street, from 33rd Street to 34th Street
  • 34th Street, from Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
  • Lansdowne Drive, from Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
  • South Concourse Drive, from Lansdowne to West Memorial Hall Drive
  • East Memorial Hall Drive, from South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
  • Avenue of the Republic, from East Memorial Hall Drive to Catholic Fountain
  • Belmont Avenue, Montgomery to Parkside Avenue
  • States Drive to Lansdowne Drive
  • Lansdowne Drive to Black Road
  • Black Road
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Kelly Drive
  • The Falls Bridge
  • Ridge Avenue, from Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
  • Main Street, from Ridge Avenue to Conarroe Street
All of the streets will reopen by 5 p.m. on Sunday

SEPTA SERVICE

Several SEPTA bus routes will have detours over the weekend due to the marathon.

Help Greenfield School Get New Playground

posted Nov 14, 2019, 8:31 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 8:33 AM ]

As you may recall, the Home and School Association of the Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School is raising funds necessary to replace some of its playground equipment. For more information about the project, please visit the project's website: https://www.greenfieldplaygroundproject.org/

After much hard work by the parent volunteers of Greenfield's HSA, they have successfully raised approximately $230,000 of the project's $270,000 budget. 

 

In other words, they are on the verge of building a new playground for Greenfield's students and for all the children who call our neighborhood home.

To help Greenfield close their final fundraising gap, please consider making a donation to the project (any amount will help) or otherwise, please consider sharing the project's GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/f/greenfield-community-playground-project?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet) with your circle of friends, family and neighbors!


As a community, we can get this done!!!

 

Thanks for your help!


DeWitt Brown

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