Last weekend’s Puerto Rican parade offered up some viral videos this week. One of which caught the attention of national media and our mayor. The 36 second video shows a woman walking away from police then getting punched in the face by one of the lieutenants. Nutter, in true viral video fashion has admitted to watching the video some 20 times. He says he’s “sickened” and “appalled” by the officer’s actions. He should probably watch it one more time just to make sure.
Mayor Nutter is taking a nod from our friends in Boston by buying into a New Urban Mechanics office. The program is meant to give city government an outlet to try new things to make the city better. In Boston, for examples, new apps have been launched that help report potholes around the city as well as peer networking. It’s certainly a bit experimental, but Nutter wouldn’t be Nutter if he didn’t give crazy new ideas a shot, right?
Nutter PR quote of the week comes to us as the Barnes Foundation’s LEED Platinum certification was announced.
“The Barnes Foundation’s new building is a wonderful addition to Philadelphia’s iconic Parkway, not only for the benefits it brings to Philadelphia and the larger community, but for its attention to environmental design standards,” said Nutter. “It’s a project that shows that Philadelphia is a city that cares deeply about the arts and sustainability.”