Delaware Waterfront: Eliminating Stigmas and Creating Links

Delaware Waterfront: Eliminating Stigmas and Creating Links

The physical barriers that have separated the Delaware River waterfront from Center City have created a stigma that the two locations are not related. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is on a mission to break down that stigma and rejoin Philadelphia with its waterfront, both literally and culturally. “Our ultimate goal is to reconnect the […]

 

Delaware Waterfront: Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens to the Public

Delaware Waterfront: Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens to the Public

This summer, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation unveils the latest component of its master plan to revitalize and rebuild a stretch of the city largely unused in the recent past. Spruce Street Harbor Park had its grand opening to the public on Friday, June 27. Visitors began arriving at the front gates almost an hour […]

 

Waterfront: First Festival Pier Block Party a Success

Waterfront: First Festival Pier Block Party a Success

The Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party Concert Series has found success at its new home at Festival Pier on the Delaware River waterfront. The concert series, previously held at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties, has become a Philadelphia tradition in the past few years. Radio 104.5’s first concert of the summer at Festival […]

 

Waterfront: Harbor Park Continues Riverfront Development

Waterfront: Harbor Park Continues Riverfront Development

Big changes are coming to Penn’s Landing on the Delaware waterfront. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is wrapping up plans that will transform the Spruce Street span of the river into a summertime carnival. Starting June 27, the project known as “Harbor Park” will be open to the public. Harbor Park will feature a boardwalk, […]

 

Casinos: Penn Treaty Special Services District

While the gaming license process is often presented as an us-versus-them scenario pitting the big bad casinos against potential neighbors who want no part of said casinos, the reality is much more nuanced than that. Casino-Free Philadelphia helped represent Fishtown in their fight against SugarHouse Casino, but they were by no means the only group […]

 

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

As the rough winter of 2013-2014 gives way to warmer weather, Philadelphians and tourists alike have slowly popped up along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers like plant life getting its first glimpse of the sun after months stuck indoors or underground. To match the sense of anticipation and excitement circulating throughout the city, a number […]

 

Penn’s Landing: A Look into Proposed Development

Penn’s Landing: A Look into Proposed Development

The development of Penn’s Landing is something that has been plaguing planners, developers and administrations for the past few decades. Since construction began in 1967 to turn the previously wharf-ridden, eastern portion of Old City into a riverside recreation area, developers have come up with several plans to help the number of visitors to Penn’s […]

 Drew Russin, Mike Kitay and Jennifer Robnett

The Philadelphia Waterfront: Places To Know On The Delaware

The Philadelphia Waterfront: Places To Know On The Delaware

The Delaware River Waterfront is in the midst of a complete transformation. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, along with the Philadelphia Port Authority and private investors, are helping to transform neglected piers and waterfront property into parks, paths, art installations and galleries, music venues, condominiums and restaurants. DRWC aims to increase accessibility, offer more free […]

 By Tim Brennan

Fairhill: Teaching Latin American Culture

Fairhill: Teaching Latin American Culture

The sight of an altar honoring people who have passed away and marigolds being placed around it can be an odd sight next to face painting, costumes, candy and other elements more typically associated with Halloween. But then again, that was the point. Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, located at 1417 N. Second St., used its monthly […]

 By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

South Philadelphia: Mariachi Flores

South Philadelphia: Mariachi Flores

Mariachi Flores, a local mariachi band, took the stage this weekend at Penn’s Landing’s Great Plaza for the Mexican Independence Fiesta. Clad in matching, white, traditional mariachi uniforms complete with sombreros, the six-brother ensemble lifted the crowd with their energetic song and dancing. Ernesto Flores, the youngest of the six, has been playing music for […]