September 17, 2016
Need something to do this weekend? Why not plan out your beer-filled fall with 20 festivals celebrating all things hops and barley , including two big Oktoberfest block parties happening this fall. Have kids? Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will be in town reading from her new kid's book. And don't sleep on these great fall festivals . Not enough for you? Check out the 20 events below: THEATER Love Jones: The Musical 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Monday, Merriam Theater , 250 S. Broad St., $72.25-$82.25, 215-893-1999.
August 27, 2016 |
A 21-year-old Schwenksville man was arrested early Thursday, not long after he struck a Philadelphia police sergeant with his car in Manayunk and then took off. Colin Murphy of the 600 block of Appaloosa Street was picked up after a tow-truck operator monitoring police scanner transmissions heard of the accident and saw Murphy's 2008 Toyota Rav-4 near Ridge Avenue and Conarroe Street, police said. The operator called police, and Murphy was stopped about a block away and taken into custody.
August 22, 2016 |
Amit Azoulay is seated in the living room of a condo at 1512-18 Frankford Ave., explaining that, after completing 18 development projects, with four more on the horizon, he still considers himself an artist. "I have been painting all of my life," said Azoulay, who came to Philadelphia in 1999 from Haifa, Israel, to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Azoulay says his artistry is closer to architecture. "As a kid, I designed all kinds of buildings and 'dream houses,' " he said.
August 8, 2016 |
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.
July 18, 2016 |
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.
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
June 28, 2016 |
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.
June 26, 2016 |
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)
June 5, 2016 |
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.
May 22, 2016 |
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.