New York Gets an Authentic Philadelphia Hoagie Shop

Last week a brand new eatery called Dave’s Hoagies opened in New York’s financial district (aka FiDi). Dave’s is not a steak shop, and it’s not a deli that makes all kinds of sandwiches. At Dave’s Hoagies the only kind of sandwiches they make are…oh, you must be psychic. They also offer a limited selection of the world’s finest pastries, sometimes known as Tastykakes.

South Jersey (Bridgeton) native Dave Bagan first lived in New York when he was attending Brooklyn Law School. He was a practicing attorney for a few years after graduating, and then spent 11 years as a trader, most recently on the floor at Deutsche Bank on Wall Street, about a two-minute walk from where Bagan opened his shop.

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New Website Is a “Rate My Professors” for Off-Campus Landlords

Ofo Ezeugwu, Founder/Publisher of whoseyourlandlord.com

Ofo Ezeugwu, Founder/Publisher of whoseyourlandlord.com

You wouldn’t expect a college kid to be quoting from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider), but Temple University senior Ofo Ezeugwu knows the language of this law as well or better than the lyrics to his favorite songs.

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Hearings: Goldenberg Ready for Takeoff; Blatstein Understands Urbanity

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held its second day of hearings at the Convention Center yesterday. During one of the breaks I had a chance to talk with Ken Goldenberg, founder and president of the Goldenberg Group, a leader of Market8, one of the six groups pitching the board to win the right to develop Philadelphia’s second casino. Goldenberg, a Harvard Law, Wharton and Germantown Academy graduate, argues that “the city’s future and fortune rise and fall with the success of Market East.”

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City’s Chief Assessor Disappointed By Quality of AVI Appeals

Let’s start with the bad news about Philadelphia’s never-ending property assessment saga: Richie McKeithen, the city’s chief assessor, says that out of the approximately 31,000 appeals the city’s received, “a huge number” will not result in reduced assessments for those who filed.

Now the good news: Only 31,000–according to McKeithen–filed, which means the other 548,000 city property owners did not ask to have their new assessments reviewed.

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