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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 […]

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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: Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex Comic Store Opens for Business

Manayunk: Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex Comic Store Opens for Business

JD Korejko, better known as Johnny Destructo, recently opened up his Hero Complex shop in Manayunk to sell his collection of comics, action figures, T-shirts and personal illustrative art. He has been an avid comic book fan since he was young lad and loves to share his geekery with others. Korejko started his alter ego – Johnny […]

 

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, […]

 

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Ann Tetreault grew up never being denied a book she wanted to read because of the affordability of used bookstores, and would eventually go on to make this her life’s work. Tetreault and her husband opened The Spiral Bookcase used bookstore in Manayunk five years ago, and have been pleased with the results ever since. “Since I […]

 

Northwest: Five Dangerous Roads To Avoid In Manayunk During Winter

Northwest: Five Dangerous Roads To Avoid In Manayunk During Winter

Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, has seen his shadow, so there will be six more weeks of winter. That also means six more weeks of icy winter roads. Snowfall hasn’t been overwhelming thus far, but road conditions have been a major issue in 2015. This has always been a problem in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, where […]

 

Manayunk: Five Places Pet Owners Need to Know

Manayunk: Five Places Pet Owners Need to Know

Located in the lush northwestern section of Philadelphia, Manayuk is well known for its booming commercial district centered on Main Street, which runs parallel to the Schuylkill River. The combination of entrepreneurial animal lovers and the plentiful array of paths and parks sprinkled throughout the neighborhood make Manayunk a great place to have a pet. […]

 

Manayunk: Soccer Camp Sees Results with Graduation

Manayunk: Soccer Camp Sees Results with Graduation

Adorning the corrugated metal siding of the otherwise nondescript gymnasium along Main Street in Manayunk is a series of painted emblems from soccer clubs around from the Philadelphia Union to the national teams of Jamaica and Thailand. A large sign attached above bears the name of the Starfinder Foundation next to the painting of a […]

 

Health Beat: Fitness Thrives on Main Street in Manayunk

Main Street in Manayunk bustles with a slew of fitness and aerobics establishments offering a wide range of physical activities. From Awakenings Pole Fitness to hot yoga, the nearly mile-long commercial strip has something for both the intense exercise junkie and the mellowed-out yogi. “Here in Manayunk we have a huge fitness community,” said Anthony […]