At some point or another, we’ve all strolled past this building on our way to Midtown Scholar or points downtown. At 1222 North Third St, the Furlow building sits almost directly across from the Broad Street Market, smack dab in the heart of midtown Harrisburg’s renaissance. For decades it has sat empty and neglected, with a ground-level mural doing little to hide the decay of this once-stately building. But starting last week, signs of life have sprung up in and around the joint. Another major midtown renaissance project is well underway.
Today’s title comes courtesy of comment left by PennLive user BoredInMBG.
You see, Nancy Eshelman — a long-time opinion writer at the Patriot News — published a story over the weekend complaining about downtown Harrisburg. I’ve read and re-read her article several times, and I’ll be damned if I can figure out what, exactly, she is complaining about. Read the article for yourself and if you can come up with anything, please let the rest of us know. The only conclusions I’m able to reach from that particular article are:
- Nancy Eshelman eats dinner downtown at 2am (incidentally, where?)
- Nancy Eshelman is confused about the location of Beaver Stadium
- Loud noises
I think she might have attempted to bring up guns, too.
Good news, everybody! I just received word from Mayor Thompson that due to a very fortunate change in circumstances, the city will NOT be shutting down as was announced yesterday via Facebook.
Granted, the notion that this was a publicity stunt seems far more likely than the possibility that the city suddenly found some magical happy-time cure-all solution that they forgot existed and that staved off closing for now.
Because otherwise, they’d just be a bunch of obnoxious pricks.
WHP TV (video) and ABC27 (text) are reporting that the alleged victims in the alleged attack in the River Street parking garage (downtown, behind Sawyer’s) have stopped cooperating with Harrisburg police. At this point, city police are calling the investigation “up in the air”.