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Manayunk: Five Places to Get Handmade Furniture

Manayunk: Five Places to Get Handmade Furniture

Manayunk is a hot spot to live, and the perfect place to buy the coolest, unique, handmade furniture for when you move in. No matter where you live, look no further than Manayunk to find handcrafted furnishings from around the world or get something custom made right in town. Each of the five places listed […]

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Manayunk: An Unsung Champion For The Arts In Philadelphia

Manayunk: An Unsung Champion For The Arts In Philadelphia

Manayunk isn’t a neighborhood widely known for its role in the arts, but residents like Jane Lipton, executive director of the Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC), would like to see that perception change. “We would like people to realize that art is everywhere in Manayunk,” Lipton said. And it is. Portraits of people from Manayunk, painted by Mat […]

 

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

The Pretzel Park Farmers Market, now in its fourth year of operation, provides fresh and organic fruits and vegetables to the people of Manayunk, a community known to be lacking in accessible healthy food retailers. The market takes place every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from mid-May through November. It’s run by Friends of […]

 

Manayunk: Helix Motorsports’ Big Ideas About Minis

Manayunk: Helix Motorsports’ Big Ideas About Minis

Tucked away in a quaint section of Manyunk, PA, one may find it hard to believe that the rather unsuspecting building which Helix Motorsports resides in offers one of the largest selections of parts and service for Mini automobiles. Being a life-long automotive enthusiast, Eric Savage first made his way into the industry at AWE […]

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Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Since the restaurant’s opening in 2011, Lucky’s Last Chance has earned recognition for its selection of specialty burgers, hot dogs and craft beers. In 2013, the peanut butter and bacon burger even earned the restaurant the People’s Choice Award at the Philly Burger Brawl. Now, the restaurant is also earning recognition for its role in […]

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Manayunk: Along the Schuylkill River, Kay Sykora Always Finds A Way

Manayunk: Along the Schuylkill River, Kay Sykora Always Finds A Way

Just off of Main Street, the section of Lock Street stretching onto Venice Island bears a sign, which dubs it as “Kay Sykora Way.” Jane Lipton, executive director of Manayunk Development Corporation, petitioned to have the section renamed in Sykora’s honor, and said the word “way” holds a special significance. “It was really appropriate. She […]

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Manayunk: Kevin Smith Fights for Development that Makes Sense

Manayunk: Kevin Smith Fights for Development that Makes Sense

Kevin Smith is president of the Manayunk Neighborhood Council, a not-for-profit civic association dedicated to promoting a unified and sustainable community in Manayunk. Smith, who was raised in Southern California and moved to Manayunk about 20 years ago, sat down at Volo Coffeehouse on Main Street to discuss some of the issues and projects the […]

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Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Main St. in Manayunk is the perfect place for anyone looking to escape the limitations of a mundane menu. These five eateries provide unique offerings for Philadelphia’s more adventurous food lovers. Tacos de Chapulines at Taqueria Feliz These grasshopper tacos are exactly what they sound like. The crispy insects have a taste similar to roasted […]

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Schuylkill River: Dragon Boat Coach Hype Mattingly Brings Survivor’s Spirit to Racing

Schuylkill River: Dragon Boat Coach Hype Mattingly Brings Survivor’s Spirit to Racing

After a late-night practice in 2012, Hype Mattingly had something to tell her team. With the Philadelphia Flying Phoenix Women’s Dragon Boat Team surrounding her, including Against the Wind, the group’s breast cancer survivor team, Mattingly had an announcement. “I went up to [then-assistant coach Anne Matthews] and said, ‘Our breast cancer survivor team is going to have […]

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University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

Among the bright blue walls and posters full of literary puns, Kathleen Volk Miller (below) sits in a sea of papers and books. It’s a scene some might find overwhelming, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. As a writer, professor and the director of Drexel’s new graduate program in publishing, Miller says of all […]