philadelphia

Sunny to the south, stormy to the north

Sunny to the south, stormy to the north

it took me a second to realize this was not a gray wall with a window screen.

Great photo. Inspired me to sketch it.

Edit : finished version

It's Always Sunny in South Philadelphia

Clicks link, sees a pic of the same effect a year ago. Top comment links to another similar puc a year before that. We gotta keep the train going and get another pic next year.

Fire around 21st & Allegheny from the Manayunk Line

Fire around 21st & Allegheny from the Manayunk Line
https://youtu.be/YeCCxs7m_Ok

It collapsed.

https://atlas.phila.gov has the best info https://atlas.phila.gov/#/2024-34%20W%20LIPPINCOTT%20ST/property

LIPPINCOTT LOFT LLC They bought most of that space April of last year. That L&I section for inspections is probably relevant. Now the building is suddenly on fire. Hmmmmmmmmm. 🤔

That's playing the long game, betting on 21st and Allegheny.

Neat! Was that abandoned?

Pat Toomey is still a scumbag. He sold out Net Neutrality for chump change.

Pat Toomey is still a scumbag. He sold out Net Neutrality for chump change.

Fuck Pat Toomey.

Pat Toomey sucks

Look at that face. That is the face of a guy no one wanted to have lunch with in 6th grade. He has been getting even ever since.

He's also afraid of stepping foot inside Philadelphia

Black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything have settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each & a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.

Black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything have settled...

Classy as fuck. These guys did everything right from start to finish. They reacted well in the heat of the moment and managed to stay calm when most of us would freak out at the ridiculousness of the situation. Then they went on to do something for the greater good instead of claiming money for themselves. Very selfless, they deserve a lot of credit.

So they settled for $1 and a promise from politicians?

so just $1, then

That’s why they call us the city of brotherly love. These guys are awesome.

Starbucks is within its rights to ask anyone to leave for any reason.

Lol. No, they fucking don't have that right and I'm tired of people parroting this nonsense.

America has anti-discrimination laws that prevent companies from discriminating against people based on these federally protected classes:

Race. Color. Religion or creed. National origin or ancestry. Sex. Age. Physical or mental disability. Veteran status. Genetic information. Citizenship.

Starbucks brands itself as a place that you can go and have business meetings. I, as a white guy, can go and set up shop in Starbucks anytime I want to and nobody would kick me out. People do that literally all of the time. That means that Starbucks does not have a blanket policy along the lines of "we will ask you to leave or call the cops on you if you come here to have a meeting and have not ordered."

Now, Starbucks could have that blanket policy, but they don't. That means that if they selectively enforce that policy and target people based on any of the above characteristics (in this case, their race), then Starbucks is violating federally protected rights -- which they cannot do.

If a bar has a dress policy that prevents sleeveless shirts, that would be legal; they could prevent people from entering the building or ask people to leave due to their sleeveless shirts. However, if they only enforce the sleeveless shirt policy against black people -- then that policy is just a pretense to violate people's rights -- the bar DOES NOT have the right to do that.

Edit: It also might be important to remind Redditors that when people go to social gatherings or business meetings -- it is common & polite to wait until the entire party has arrived before ordering. Typically you also don't need the entire group to order food or beer or a coffee. People are so quick to sympathize with the business but so hesitant to sympathize with these men.

Did this painting of some Old City reflections; thought I’d share with you all.

Did this painting of some Old City reflections; thought I’d share with you all.

I really like it, nice job

5/7 I’d absolutely hang that up in my house.

I like it, it reminds me of looking out the window in the rain.

I like it a lot.

Meek Mill to be released from prison

Meek Mill to be released from prison
Meek Mill to be released from prison

if he winds up at the sixers game and rings the bell the city will lose its mind

Mayor: "We need to distract everyone from the racist starbucks shit"

DA: "Say no more fam"

...."Meek Mill released from Prison"....

The owner of the sixers picked him up from jail

Y'ALL THOUGHT I WAS FINISHED?

Skyline at 5am from the Spring Garden St overpass

Skyline at 5am from the Spring Garden St overpass

Awesome. This made me think of that groggy but excited feeling you get when you wake up super early for a road trip or flight :)

This is really moody and cool.

Great shot of the city skyline. Plus the perfect time to get on I-95 without any traffic. Thanks for the share

Great shot. I wonder how long the skyline will look that way.

PSA: Leash your dog

PSA: Leash your dog

People. I don’t care how nice your dog is, how well trained, etc. the law in Philadelphia is all dogs have to be leashed. So I don’t care if it’s a sidewalk, a public Park, the street, whatever. Palmer park, Norris Square Park, Cruz Playground, wash square, whatever.

Leash your fucking dog.

I saw a guy the other day just release the hound, dog runs to other side of the park where guy can’t see him, dog shits, guy walks around, they both make their way back. I yelled at the guy, he gave the shrug. Like really dude? The fucking privilege of some people, thinking they are better than everyone else.

It’s not nice, it’s not ok, it’s fucking rude and disrespectful.

Edit: pick up after your dogshit too. Jesus fuckin Christ

And I like dags, for the record. I have some myself

I fucking hate this. I can't even say how many times some idiot in the park has their dog off leash, it comes charging at my dog (who is a great dog but doesn't really do well when she's on a leash and another dog that's close isn't) and the fucking moron owner is just screaming the dogs name. The dog ultimately doesn't give 1/16th of a fuck because why would they, they're a dog, and then the owner yells "It's ok he/she's friendly!" Motherfucker, what if my dog ISN'T friendly. Are you going to call me the asshole when she attacks your dog?

jesus fuck, I hate some people

Further, if your dog poops on the sidewalk... for the love of all that is good please, please pick it up.

Are you going to call me the asshole when she attacks your dog?

Every single time. It's never their fault, their dog is an angel. And I've lost count of how many people insist on trying to force their dog to interact with mine even after I tell them he's not friendly. "But he's so cute and little, how could he not be friendly?" Because every time I finally get him to have a positive interaction with a dog, some asshole like you shows up and makes him afraid again by not respecting his personal space!

Absolutely. It’s amazing how many people think this law doesn’t apply to them.

Art/Graffiti: Beautiful 76ers Piece at Girard & Berks

Art/Graffiti: Beautiful 76ers Piece at Girard & Berks

its a mural not graffiti

It's a reference to the Join or Die political cartoon by Ben Franklin

It’s not so much a threat as a plead for survival. United the colonies could stand against England but as individuals they stood no chance. Join and fight together or stay separate and die.

Makes for a better slogan than "We don't really care for this taxation policy"

Try one of these subthreads