Northern Liberties

 

Northern Liberties: ‘Fight Firm MMA’ Teaches Hard-Hitting Art of Muay Thai

Northern Liberties: ‘Fight Firm MMA’ Teaches Hard-Hitting Art of Muay Thai

Mixed martial arts, particularly under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. According to Sports Business Daily, MMA had the 13th-largest general fan base and eighth-largest general fan base out of every sport in the world in 2012. Considering the UFC was purchased by Zuffa in January 2001, the rapid […]

 

Northern Liberties: Finding a STAR in the Community

Northern Liberties: Finding a STAR in the Community

The Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is an organization that has helped to get animals adopted and into good “forever” homes for around 10 years. The animals they receive are older and usually have medical issues. Deb Rand, a woman who never thought she would work at a place like STAR, now sits on the board […]

 

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Matthew Albasi and Max Pulcini (above), two young Temple University graduates who love journalism and the city of Philadelphia, recently purchased The Spirit of the River Wards newspaper, which serves the Fishtown, Kensington, Bridesburg, Port Richmond and Northern Liberties neighborhoods. Their plan is to keep the neighborhood traditions in the paper but at the same time, add new […]

 

Northern Liberties: Art to Wear, Delicious Yarn and Unique Fine Art

Northern Liberties:  Art to Wear, Delicious Yarn and Unique Fine Art

Nancy Nagle, the owner of the Northern Liberties gallery and yarn shop Nangellini, finds joy and internal peace through weaving and creating fiber art. At a young age, Nagle discovered her passion for symmetry, geometry, and color, three aspects vital to the artistic talent of weaving and creating what she calls “wearable art.” Nagle officially began […]

 

Northern Liberties: The Next Gold Standard for Environmental Stewardship?

Northern Liberties: The Next Gold Standard for Environmental Stewardship?

Lara Kelly, the quality of life coordinator for the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, promotes healthy living and environment for the community. She has been an active member in the neighborhood for 19 years. What do you bring to this organization and what makes you so passionate about it? It was a small closed knit community when I moved […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Are There Too Many Live Music Venues In Philly?

Arts & Entertainment: Are There Too Many Live Music Venues In Philly?

Philadelphia is an artistically diverse city. It is home to many galleries and music venues. In the recent years, the number of music venues has grown, and it is affecting the already established venues in the city. Given the amount of live music venues in Philadelphia, and the proximity of some, there seems to be […]

 

Waterfront: Mobile, Risk-Taking Chef Offers Unusual Barbecue Style

Waterfront: Mobile, Risk-Taking Chef Offers Unusual Barbecue Style

The Guerrilla Ultima food truck mixes different cultures into a unique BBQ style. It’s located right outside of Yards Brewing Co. at 901 N. Delaware Ave., every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The owner of the truck, chef Robert Legget (above, right), is a well-traveled chef who combines Asian, Mexican, Italian and Latino food into […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places Your Band Can Play in Philly

Arts & Entertainment: Five Places Your Band Can Play in Philly

Philadelphia Neighborhoods’ arts and entertainment section is not a place that you will likely find gossip about Jay Z and Beyonce’s possible new baby, but rather how local Philadelphia-based artistic and entertainment acts are shaping their communities. Local musicians can be an important and influential component in their community. However, finding a good venue to […]

 

Northern Liberties: Five Places To Pamper Your Pet

Northern Liberties: Five Places To Pamper Your Pet

From the continued renovation of new apartments and residences to the influx of small businesses in Northern Liberties, this up-and-coming Philadelphia neighborhood has a lot going on. Pets play a major role in the community – so much so that local businesses have made it their mission to serve man’s best friend. Here are five […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Five Record Stores Keeping Vinyl Alive

Arts and Entertainment: Five Record Stores Keeping Vinyl Alive

The City of Brotherly Love is musically rich, historically and currently. Chubby Checker was raised in South Philadelphia. Hall and Oates, the duo famous for penning and performing the soulful Rich Girl, call Philly their hometown. Of course we can’t forget Boyz II Men, Frankie Avalon, Teddy Pendergrass and Patti LaBelle. With a never-ending list of […]