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August 8, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Little Roxborough - 40,000 in population and 5.5 square miles in size - took a victory lap last month. The announcement July 7 that it was selected for one of four "flexible format" Target stores within the city limits blew up social media - 300 shares on Facebook and about 50,000 views of the online post, said James Calamia, executive director of the Roxborough Development Corp. (RDC). "It's incredible so many folks have moved into this area," he said. "They have their own set of needs and wants, and it's not exactly the right products and services to match those needs.
NEWS
September 14, 1992 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
"The Year of the Woman" was celebrated throughout Manayunk yesterday as more than 30 businesses, many owned by women, participated in the Second Sunday Festival. Among the performers were Maggi and Friends, who entertained at La Petite Gourmet on Main Street. Maggi (center) is joined by Alicia (left) and E.J. (right).
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June 27, 1994 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Artist Ellen G. Haham (right) of New York helps Karen Turney adjust a hat at the fifth annual arts festival along Main Street between Green Lane and Shurs Lane yesterday. The warm weather brought shoppers out to the city's Manayunk section in droves and they selected from furniture, clay, paintings, glass, clothing, jewelry and more. Jazz musicians also kept the fifth annual, two-day festival lively.
NEWS
January 23, 2004 | By Sheila Dyan FOR THE INQUIRER
It would be an understatement to say parking is tight in Manayunk. And it wouldn't be outrageous to speculate that a free, guaranteed place to park is near the top of many a prospective resident's wish list. At Watermill at Manayunk, a new rental/condominium community at the east end of Main Street, the wish has been granted, and included in the rent. "The garage parking was a huge factor," said Justin Eshleman, 31, a customer-service representative for Pfizer Animal Health.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | Inquirer photographs by Charles Fox
The Manayunk Cycling Festival began Friday and will culminate Sunday in the First Union USPRO Championship. The festival included stunts and a climb up Manayunk hill.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
A trash truck lies half-buried yesterday after crashing into a building being demolished on Main Street at Shurs Lane in Manayunk, police said. The driver, David Arthur Sanders, was charged with drunken driving.
NEWS
June 29, 1998 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
David Bezold browses on Main Street in Manayunk yesterday, where the works of more than 250 artists and crafts people from across the country was on display at the Manyunk Arts Festival. Bezold is looking at some of the works of photographer Gary San Pietro.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1996 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
The bright lights of Manayunk are likely to get brighter still with City Council passage yesterday of a bill that will establish a special services district there. These districts are all the rage now, enabling commercial areas to tax themselves and use the money for enhanced security, street cleaning and promotion. Indeed, Philadelphia has five districts in various stages of development, from the pace-setting Center City District to Germantown, Frankford, South Street and City Avenue.
NEWS
July 27, 1994 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
It's trendy and hip and chic - the Delaware Valley's newest "in" spot to dine and browse the expensive boutiques and craft shops. And when Main Street in Manayunk finally rose from the grave and became a hot spot, Victor Ostroff says, "No one was more amazed than me. "Who would ever believe that people would come to Manayunk to eat?"
NEWS
November 21, 1987 | By Victoria Donohoe, Inquirer Art Critic
The exhibition of Francis Speight's paintings of Manayunk (the show is in honor of his 91st birthday) is delightful. The dense and handsome colors in the show at Designer's Corner in Manayunk look as if they have thoroughly soaked up the light in that section of the city and are now giving it back. The paintings were done in a relaxed way, yet with lots of dash. They feature wide-angle views of Manayunk's hilly terrain, with its rows of houses on steeply graded streets and its terraced gardens with an Old World look.
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August 8, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Little Roxborough - 40,000 in population and 5.5 square miles in size - took a victory lap last month. The announcement July 7 that it was selected for one of four "flexible format" Target stores within the city limits blew up social media - 300 shares on Facebook and about 50,000 views of the online post, said James Calamia, executive director of the Roxborough Development Corp. (RDC). "It's incredible so many folks have moved into this area," he said. "They have their own set of needs and wants, and it's not exactly the right products and services to match those needs.
REAL_ESTATE
July 18, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Manayunk seems to grow and grow, and more and more the engines of that growth are homegrown. In the case of Green Lane Realty Associates, four of the six partners involved in the four-phase conversion of the former St. Lucy's Church and School are Manayunkers. The two not from Manayunk -- Bob Elfant and Jared Pontz -- are partners in Martin Elfant Inc. and Direct Mortgage Loan Co. in Mount Airy, up the hill and on the other side of the park. "I think being from Manayunk makes it easier to build here," said C.J. Koch, who grew up at Green Lane and Ritchie Street, a two-minute walk to St. Lucy's, which he attended.
NEWS
July 17, 2016
Repairs were still underway late Friday afternoon on an 8-inch water main that ruptured more than 12 hours earlier in Manayunk. The break occurred just before 4:30 a.m. on Main Street between Grape and Levering Streets, said John DiGiulio, spokesman for the Philadelphia Water Department. The basements of two restaurants experience significant basement flooding, DiGiulio said. Repair work was not expected to be completed until 9 or 10 p.m. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
Thousands of arts and crafts lovers strolled along Manayunk's Main Street on Sunday afternoon from Shurs Lane to Green Street, ogling the creations of 300 painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry and clothing designers, and mixed-media makers. The final day of the weekend's Manayunk Arts Festival also featured dozens of newer artists in the Emerging Artists Tent. The most unusual of these was W.P. Galiczynski, a concrete contractor from Fourth Street and Girard Avenue who paints street scenes of his beloved native Kensington, with a twist.
SPORTS
June 26, 2016 | By Ed Rendell
DEAR BEN, I am writing you this letter to give you tips on how to become a beloved athlete here in Philadelphia. But before I get into that, a few general tips you might find handy as you get acquainted with our great city: The easiest way to ingratiate yourself to Philadelphia is by telling anyone that asks you about American football, "I don't know much being an Australian, but I do know that I hate the Cowboys. " I saw you on TV eating a cheesesteak from Dalessandro's in Roxborough (my favorite)
SPORTS
June 5, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Robin Carpenter's parents joke that even if they didn't have invitations, people would show up anyway. All of their family friends know what happens on the first Sunday of June. Carpenter will compete in his fourth Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on Sunday, and some of his favorite memories of the event are from his parents' annual barbecue at their Manayunk home. While the race, which began in 1985, doesn't have the same international attention and prestige as it once did, it's experiencing what Carpenter called "a second life.
REAL_ESTATE
May 22, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
410 Shurs Lane was supposed to have been condos, and before the housing bubble burst, 23 units were completed and sold in one of the two buildings of the T. Kenworthy and Brother mill at Shurs Lane and Pechin Street in Manayunk. Mired in legal and financial issues related to the housing bust, the second building fell deeper into "eyesore status" as Jason Dempsey and Marc Pellicciota - DP Partners - sought to acquire it. When, in July 2015, "we were able to unwind the issues," as Dempsey put it, after a two-year effort, the building was in "horrific" shape, with boarded-up and broken windows and trash everywhere.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Maker Tina Dixon Spence, the mompreneur behind Buddha Babe, a line of bibs, blankets, clothing, and other accessories in stylish patterns and colors befitting tiny future hipsters. Online at mybuddhababe.com or at retailers like Momo's Tree House (205 Arch St., Philadelphia). Her start When Dixon Spence had her second son 2 1/2 years ago, she noticed something about all the baby clothes and bibs on the market. "They were so babyish. I was like, enough with the ducks!"
BUSINESS
April 25, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
This particular Thursday night in April, cold beer and thin-crust pizza were plentiful. Desks had been rolled out of the way, replaced by rows of chairs filled with mostly twenty- and thirtysomethings drinking, eating, and generally having a good time. By coworking-space standards, it seemed like a run-of-the-mill happy hour at Benjamin's Desk on 17th Street in Center City. Routine, that is, until the first name was called, a woman rose from her chair and stepped to the microphone, and the storytelling began.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, STAFF WRITER
Lights are coming to the Manayunk Bridge, but it might be a while before they get there. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission approved a $600,000 federal grant for lighting on the iconic span Thursday. The plan is to install 20 lights on the 3,168-foot former rail bridge, which links trail systems in Lower Merion to popular recreational paths along the Schuylkill. With the funds available, a contract should be completed by the end of the year. Installation may take until 2018, though, said Clarena Tolson, the city's deputy managing director of the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems.
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