Flash-Mob Victim Speaks Out

Plus: the Phillies extend their winning streak, the Times talks Reading Viaduct, Pat Burrell's Rittenhouse bachelor pad and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Flash-Mob Attack Victim Speaks Out. Last night one of the victims from Friday’s flash-mob attack spoke out about the incident. His interview coincided with another meeting between Police Commissioner Ramsey and Mayor Nutter as the two work together to increase police presence in Center City and hatch a plan to get to the root of the attacks. [CBS 3]

Phillies Win 70th Game of the Season. Last night Kyle Kendrick allowed four hits through eight innings as the Phils blanked the Rockies 5-0. The win was the team’s 70th of the season and—coupled with the Braves loss to the Nats—extended their division lead to eight games. [Phillies]

New York Times Talks Reading Viaduct. A piece on “floating” public space popped up in today’s Times. The piece talks about the possible rejuvenation of the Reading Viaduct space  that stretches from Vine Street in Chinatown to Callowhill Street. The Scoop says build him an elevated park so he can feel like Link from the Legend of Zelda at the City in the Sky every time he wants to eat lunch outside. [New York Times]

Prostitution House Philly Cops Can’t Close. The PPD and Department of Licenses and Inspections are both hyper-aware of a prostitution operation being run out of a house right off of the Vine Street Expressway. Multiple cease and desist orders have proven ineffective. Apparently going “Hey, you can’t do that,” wasn’t a great deterrent to their illegal activities. [FOX 29]

Ronnie Brown is an Eagle. The birds inked the former Dolphin to a one year deal reported to be worth $1 million. Brown will play second fiddle to Shady McCoy and should add some versatility and depth to the running back position in certain situations. [Crossing Broad]

Check Out a Map of Philly’s Trees. More than 144,000 of the city’s trees have already been added to the tree map. You an do your part by adding the trees in your neighborhood. Like Wikipedia, the map relies on public input—so, fingers crossed for no trolls. [Inquirer]

You Can Buy Pat Burrell’s Penthouse Off Rittenhouse. The three bedroom, three bath condo is listed at $3 million. That might be worth it to call one of the cities most notorious bachelor pads home—just be sure to sterilize. [The 700 Level]