Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Roxborough/Manayunk: Younger Population Can Make Positive Impact

Friday evenings in Manayunk often consist of recent college graduates preparing for a night out on Main Street. This has become the norm for the young adults who rent homes in this community and are taking advantage of the nightlife in their new neighborhood. Beginning in the mid-1990’s, college students and college graduates from the Philly area […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

For Mary McCarthy and other longtime homeowners, the communities of Manayunk and Roxborough are areas that have rapidly changed during the last 20 years. Since the mid-1990’s, the community has shifted from mostly family style homes to apartments rented primarily by young adults. This change in demographic has brought a multitude of changes to the area, […]

 By Elizabeth Diane Sim

Manayunk: Philly Cycling Classic 2013

Manayunk: Philly Cycling Classic 2013

This year’s Manayunk Bike Race appeared to be a smooth ride for public officials, after facing complaints and difficulties in years past. Known this year as the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, negative media attention surrounded the event in recent gatherings. Local residents complained of the rowdy and drunken behavior associated with the race, primarily brought in […]

 By Michael Gaudini

Manayunk: Businesses Brace for Bike Race

Manayunk: Businesses Brace for Bike Race

When Jesse Frank, CEO of Whirled Peace in Manayunk, saw one of his store’s frozen yogurt cups lying in the street, he stopped his car and picked it up. For a business that prides itself on being environmentally friendly, littering is certainly out of the question. And that’s part of the reason why 24-year-old Frank […]