Northern Liberties

 By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter

Northern Liberties: Shop Owner Takes Pride in Business Ventures

Northern Liberties: Shop Owner Takes Pride in Business Ventures

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. A New York native turned Philadelphia businessman plans to renovate the city […]

 By Nick Vadala and Sarah Schu

Northern Liberties: Philadelphia Freelancers Have a Home at Devnuts

Northern Liberties: Philadelphia Freelancers Have a Home at Devnuts

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. Matt Monihan, a graduate of the Drexel University School of Business […]

 By Emily Tenenbaum

Northern Liberties: Gardening with Fish

Northern Liberties: Gardening with Fish

It’s the end of spring and heading toward summer. All of the plants are coming into bloom. Everywhere you can see small and large urban gardens throughout the city. All plant life seems to be blooming in green and various bright, brilliant colors. Many of the gardens are a pleasing sight to the eye, yet, […]

 By Samantha Richcrick

Northern Liberties: Pet Expo Seeks Homes for Rescued Dogs

Northern Liberties: Pet Expo Seeks Homes for Rescued Dogs

Man’s best friend is one of the victims of the downturn in the economy. Many families have had to make the difficult decision to give up their beloved pet for adoption to an animal shelter or animal rescue because they can no longer afford them. “We used to receive five percent to 10 percent from owner […]

 By Anna Hyclak

Northern Liberties: Small Businesses Coping with Recession

Northern Liberties: Small Businesses Coping with Recession

The buzz surrounding the project helped attract a diverse group of more than 30 small businesses to the Piazza’s commercial space, including restaurants, galleries, boutiques and a record store. But when the Piazza finally opened on May 16, 2009, Philadelphia was in the heat of a recession. The unemployment rate soared to a staggering 10 […]

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