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The Waterfront: Five People You Should Know

The Waterfront: Five People You Should Know

The following people are frequents of the Philadelphia waterfront. They either work on the waterfront, or have a vast amount of knowledge about the waterfronts in Philadelphia. These five people you need to know are typical Philadelphians, who make the waterfront their place of employment, and depend on it for their livelihood. William Jordan Jordan […]

 

Fairmount: Five People You Need to Know

Fairmount: Five People You Need to Know

As up-and-coming neighborhoods, Fairmount and Brewerytown have placed strong emphasis on small businesses. These areas pride themselves on the community feel they have established with the help of local business owners, who help sustain a friendly neighborhood vibe through hospitality and loyal service. 1. After spending two years at Fairmount Pet Shoppe, Hannah Lieberman (above) saw […]

 

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

The Fairmount neighborhood, which is roughly bordered by Girard and Vine Street to the north and south and Broad Street and the Schuylkill River to the east and west, is home to many popular institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library. It’s an up-and-coming community that draws people in with its […]

 By: Gennie DePass

Fairmount: The Awesome Fest Commemorates 80th Anniversary of Drive-in Movies

Fairmount: The Awesome Fest Commemorates 80th Anniversary of Drive-in Movies

Movie-goers enjoyed a month of excitement, laughs and thrills this month at a makeshift drive-in movie theater. Eakins Oval was turned into a drive-in movie theater by members of The Awesome Fest, a local roaming film series. The Awesome Fest hosts events year round, however, drive-in movie nights were only scheduled to last through November […]

 

Fairmount: Paine’s Park Provides New Space for Skaters

Fairmount: Paine’s Park Provides New Space for Skaters

When Paine’s Park opened in late May, skaters rejoiced. Local residents, however, don’t seem to notice nor think its attraction has a negative impact on the neighborhood. “I think it’s good for the city to have it,” said Doug Gordon, who lives on the 2400 block of Fairmount Avenue. “I don’t think it affects the […]

 By Stephen Viafore and Cory Victorella

Brewerytown: Two Neighborhoods, One Community

Brewerytown: Two Neighborhoods, One Community

Brewerytown and Fairmount Community Development Corporations have been working together to restore the greater business bureau in Brewerytown. The shared goal is to institute the phrase, “two neighborhoods and one community.” The Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan was developed to help restore the neighborhood and get people living there back on their feet. The two groups recognized […]

 By Colin Kerrigan

Fairmount: Clothes-Pin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Fairmount: Clothes-Pin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Do you ever wonder what happens to the clothes a runner sheds before he or she begins a race? Often times, the clothes will be collected and disposed of. Wasted. However, whenever Clothes-Pin is at a race, those clothes get to people in need. Clothes-Pin is a non-profit organization that was started right here in […]

 By Kimberly Cuenca

Fairmount: Art in the Open Event Allows Artists to Draw Inspiration From Nature

Fairmount: Art in the Open Event Allows Artists to Draw Inspiration From Nature

In its second year, Art in the Open offered local artists the chance to showcase their work along the banks of the Schuylkill River, as well as provided visitors the chance to partake in the creation of some of the art pieces. Deenah Loeb, co-founder of AiO, said that the four-day event, which ended Sunday, […]

 By Eliot Shorr-Parks and Nichole Thomas-Holder

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Ridge Avenue: Dell East Ticket Office Opens for New Season

Tucked inside Fairmount Park just off Ridge Avenue at West Huntingdon Street hides the Robin Hood Dell East, a venerable concert venue that has been open for more than 80 years. But for many Philadelphia residents this venue better known as ‘The Dell’ remains unknown. “My first time here I spent an hour just trying […]

 By Nick Vadala and Sarah Schu

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Nonprofit Technology Resources’ headquarters on Brandywine Street in Fairmount is located in a modest building with a small storefront sign reading “NTR Computer Thrift Store.” Farther down along the building’s brick façade are arched and rectangular cutouts that have been replaced with art installations of meticulously arranged motherboards, floppy disks, computer mice and other assorted […]