Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

With the winter season in full effect, finding activities in the city to stay in shape might seem a little difficult. For those looking do something other than working out at the gym, here are five winter activities to stay fit. Go Vertical Indoor Rock Climbing 950 N. Penn St., Northern Liberties Advertised as Philadelphia’s […]

 

Waterfront: Pier by Pier, Delaware River Group Aims to Make Philly Greener

Waterfront: Pier by Pier, Delaware River Group Aims to Make Philly Greener

If you manage to avoid sliding down the soggy slope that separates Wal-Mart from the uninviting, trash-ridden space that is Pier 68 in South Philadelphia, you’ll see a sign of things to come. Nestled between signs warning of danger, video surveillance and prosecution for trespassing, is a sign promising something better in the future. “Coming […]

 

Waterfront: Foreign Seafarers Get Warm Greeting in Philly After Long Voyages

Waterfront: Foreign Seafarers Get Warm Greeting in Philly After Long Voyages

The Rickmers Seoul ship is just one of the many ships to dock at the Tioga Marine Terminal on the Delaware River in any given week. Nearly 92 percent of these ships are visited by someone from the 171-year-old Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia. The Seamen’s Church Institute visits about 40 to 50 ships a […]

 

Old City: Beer Lovers Work to Bring Back the Art of Brewing

Old City: Beer Lovers Work to Bring Back the Art of Brewing

Philadelphia’s economy thrives off of tourism and service industries and now the city is highly known for its love of craft beer. The most popular event is always Philly Beer Week, which brings in approximately $16 million directly to Philadelphia. In spring 2016, the city will host the World Beer Cup, a global event that calls itself “the […]

 

Waterfront: A Church in Manayunk Aims to Offer ‘Something Different’

Waterfront: A Church in Manayunk Aims to Offer ‘Something Different’

Epic Church is not your typical house of worship. In fact, its motto is “Something different.” So what makes Epic Church so different? Well, for starters, the service takes place in a Manayunk movie theater where Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off” was blasting over the speakers on one recent Sunday. “I want to treat guests […]

 

Waterfront: Mobile, Risk-Taking Chef Offers Unusual Barbecue Style

Waterfront: Mobile, Risk-Taking Chef Offers Unusual Barbecue Style

The Guerrilla Ultima food truck mixes different cultures into a unique BBQ style. It’s located right outside of Yards Brewing Co. at 901 N. Delaware Ave., every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The owner of the truck, chef Robert Legget (above, right), is a well-traveled chef who combines Asian, Mexican, Italian and Latino food into […]

 

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Arms outstretched, Conrad Benner leaned out over the silver railing that separated the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk from the water below. Adjusting the frame of his camera to fit the distant Philadelphia skyline, the 29-year-old held, snapped and nodded. Part of Benner’s grind as founder and editor of street art blog StreetsDept.com is sharing his perspective […]

 

Waterfront: For Artisans, Manayunk’s Venice Island Delivers In Debut

Waterfront: For Artisans, Manayunk’s Venice Island Delivers In Debut

Years of planning and hard work went into the creation of the newly opened Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk. An outdoor craft market of about 60 start-ups, home businesses and other do-it-yourself ventures, Philly Mart operates on the grounds of the $45 million project. “We look for vendors that are unique and maybe haven’t done […]

 

Waterfront: Fishing Pier to Open Summer 2015

Waterfront: Fishing Pier to Open Summer 2015

Traveling down Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia, you’ll see abrupt changes between new developments and vacant piers. One of these eyesores smothered with trash is Pier 68 across from Walmart. Although the pier is not in good shape, there’s a big change coming its way sometime soon. The city of Philadelphia has unveiled a $1.7 […]

 

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

When William Penn first laid out his plan for Philadelphia, the famous founder realized the importance of parks to not only flee to in case of emergency, but also to escape from the rigors of city life – even for just an afternoon. Today, the waterfronts along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers boast some of the […]

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