Friday, September 14, 2007

William Penn Might Finally Get Waxed starting next week

The strike by the carpet baggers, er I mean union, is finally over. My source says that the scaffolding of William Penn should begin by September 20, exactly one month after he was closed. At $5 a head, 20 people an hour, six hours of 20 elevator rides to the observation tower, it adds up to some much needed money for the Tour Office about $2400 a month (& it's really not about the money, as much as enjoying the view from the City's only observation tower). If the tour office had their way, they would have opened the observation tower up as soon as possible, but because the elevator is part of "City Property" guess what department couldn't wrap their head around the idea of opening the tower until the strike was over. I know when Michael Nutter gets into office, "business as usual" will be put to a stop, and the folks that have an ax to grind will no longer be in charge, because when self interest is in charge, it's the people of Philadelphia and her visitors that pay the price.
The City says the project should be done by November.

The original story I broke on 8/8/07: http://phillychitchat.blogspot.com/2007/08/would-we-even-recognize-philadelphia.html

The story about the strike that occurred on 8/20/07:

http://phillychitchat.blogspot.com/2007/08/william-penn-is-not-getting-wax-job-yet_30.html

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ken Do I look Plastic to you?

No Barbie, why? I shot Mrs. David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, or Posh Spice last night (I know its not the best shot, but I can't post those shots, they are reserved for People, US or who ever wants to pay me cash! Monday was my last night for Fashion Week, 7 days in a week, er now's who's being daft. From Sunday to Tuesday I only got 4 hrs sleep. I was a Zombie at work on Tuesday. Ok if you want to read about my adventures you can follow along at http://www.confessionsofapaparazzi.com/. Otherwise this blog returns to everything Philly centric tomorrow. Thanks for waiting for my return.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Barry Manilow and Tyra Banks Photos Published in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer

HUGHE DILLON

Looks like he made it - for dinner. Barry Manilow, with sidekicks, arrives at the Saloon in South Philadelphia. Manilow was welcomed Friday in a room whose patrons included mayoral candidate Michael Nutter, Q102's Diego Ramos, lawyer Jimmy Binns, auto magnate Frank Kerbeck, and nightclub owner Larry Cohen. Last night, Manilow played at the Wachovia Center.

HughE Dillon (*I took this on the red carpet at Fashion Rocks)


Tyra Banks rewarded a rabid fan with autographs last Wednesday while she was in town.