Articles in the Northern Liberties Category
One attraction of Northern Liberties is its numerous restaurants and shops. The increase in cafes and restaurants has created a competition between the local business owners who increasingly use social media outlets and mobile apps as one convenient and inexpensive way of attracting more customers…. Read More
Crime in Northern Liberties has been on the decline in recent years. To keep crime trending downward, residents and police alike have taken to a variety of social media outlets.
The Northern Liberties Townwatch is a group that works to foster a strong connection between residents and law enforcement to inform the public about crime in the neighborhood…. Read More
The annual Philadelphia CureSearch Walk for Children’s Cancer, an event to raise awareness about childhood cancers and to honor loves ones lost to the disease, drew an estimated 200 people to the Piazza at Schmidt’s on Saturday, June 1.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that supports children’s cancer research and children’s enrollment in clinical trials…. Read More
Little Shop of Dresses, formerly known as Once Wed Again, celebrated its grand opening last weekend with discount deals, hors d’oeuvres, champagne and a flock of new customers.
“It’s an awesome store,” Yuliya Luts, a local resident, said. “It’s beautiful, [there are] lots of stuff here and the owner is a good girl.”
After having the store open since the beginning of February, owner Jennifer Waszak was finally able to welcome her family, friends and local residents on a warm spring day…. Read More
The Weeders Club brings gardening gloves and meets for coffee and snacks at Liberty Lands Park for the sole purpose of tending to the community gardens of 37 plots. The Weeders Club is an informal club that consists of neighborhood volunteers…. Read More
The 900 block of New Market Street typified what much of Northern Liberties looked like.
On this one small block, there was a mixture of old row homes occupi0d by longtime residents of the area mixed in with newly constructed condominiums occupied by renters attracted by the gentrification of the neighborhood…. Read More
The victim, Maurice Kimble of Upper Darby, was shot outside the PYT Restaurant…. Read More
The City of Philadelphia is taking strides to address stormwater runoff that has been polluting and eroding creeks and rivers, including the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers.
The Energy Coordinating Agency and Philadelphia Water Department have provided free rain barrels to the residents of Northern Liberties in order to promote reducing storm water flows to the sewers and nearby creeks…. Read More
Philadelphia is emerging from rundown outskirts to a new uptown feel with the help of local shop owners planning to defend the crown of the city and help the planning commission revamp and realize they aren’t the only ones seeking a new vision…. Read More
Devnuts, located in a 3,000-square-foot collaborative workspace in Northern Liberties, is an organization started in the spring of 2007 by former Drexel students Chris Alfano and John Fazio. Briefly, Devnuts welcomes freelance web developers and designers to make use of their unique incubation space…. Read More