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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: 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 […]

 By Cherri Gregg and James Jackson

Ludlow: The Village, a Mosaic Oasis of Community Expression

Ludlow: The Village, a Mosaic Oasis of Community Expression

Imagine a place surrounded by stark urban blight where you hear the bright sounds of music, laughter of children and see engaging artwork, such as shiny mosaics and colorful murals, on all the walls around you. The warmth from dozens of smiling faces seems like a summer breeze blowing the tall shade trees surrounding this place.Is […]