Morning Headlines: Have You Seen “The Ice Storm”?
Has everyone seen the movie The Ice Storm by Ang Lee? It’s a very beautiful film, but rather depressing. Ignore the depressing parts and just take a look at the scenes of the ice coating the trees and clinking like wind chimes when the breeze blows the branches. In other words, SEPTA’s a mess, the roadways are perilous, and tons of people are without power — but NATURE! Nature is wonderful.
And so is our city. Let’s see what’s going on here:
• Five snows of hippos kill the Zoo Balloon [Inquirer]
• Here’s a philly.com story about an Old City rowhome that’s almost exactly the same story we wrote about that Old City rowhome. [philly.com, I guess]
• The City is considering making parklets, bike corrals and pedestrian plazas permanent rather than ad hoc. You’ll care about this a few months from now. [PlanPhilly]
• The Franklin Institute wants a flashing digital sign to promote exhibits. The city is against it. So is Scenic Philadelphia. A battle ensues, and continues. Which side are you on? [Daily News]