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Northern Liberties: The Nuance Behind The Neighborhood

Northern Liberties: The Nuance Behind The Neighborhood

Someone walking down American Street through Northern Liberties would see many sleek, modern homes mixed with niche places to shop and eat. They might hear echoes of thumping and clanking from new construction and definitely a few barking dogs. The neighborhood wasn’t always a hub of expansion. Similar to small towns along the Rust Belt, […]

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Brewerytown: David Waxman, MM Partners Building up Brewerytown

Brewerytown: David Waxman, MM Partners Building up Brewerytown

Historically, business in Brewerytown has had its ups and downs. The arrival of prohibition in America shut down its booming breweries and distilleries, but industry survived into the mid 1900s. By the 1980s, jobs disappeared and the neighborhood suffered. Today, there is a slow resurgence of businesses, mostly on Girard Avenue. David Waxman, along with his […]

 By Najee Clancy and Tyler Dougherty

Hunting Park: Planning and Development May Help the Future

Hunting Park: Planning and Development May Help the Future

The development of Philadelphia seems to be well underway under the careful guidance of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Despite the many changes that have occurred in Hunting Park, the commission has a lot more in store for revitalizing the neighborhood. The commission is a government-funded organization run by nine members under the City Charter […]