Mount Airy: Lovett Memorial Library Getting Closer to Completion

Mount Airy: Lovett Memorial Library Getting Closer to Completion

In 2013, the Lovett Memorial Library on Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy was selected as one of four Philadelphia branches to be a part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative. For more than 130 years it has been a staple of the Mount Airy community. Now, nearly four years […]

 

Tacony: The LAB Brings Creativity And Art To The Community

Tacony: The LAB Brings Creativity And Art To The Community

This past March, on its 110th anniversary, the Tacony Free Library branch at Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street closed its doors for 18 months of renovation. “The target date is Oct. 1, 2017,” said branch man­ager and head librarian Suzin Weber about the projected reopening.  As a recipient of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century […]

 

Waterfront: Cooperation Is The Name Of The Game

Waterfront: Cooperation Is The Name Of The Game

Jacob’s Ladder, Solomon’s Seal and Shooting Star. No, these aren’t references to characters and events from the bible. Yet, as the shooting star signaled the birth of Jesus to the three wise men, so too do these flowers signal something important. Spring is here! Earlier this month, more than 100 people showed up at Schuylkill […]

 By Autumn Kelly

Spring Garden: Greenway Project Moves Forward

Spring Garden: Greenway Project Moves Forward

[vimeo 64098278] The Spring Garden Street Greenway project has surpassed the urban planning phase and started the engineering stage. After a public engagement process the Pennsylvania Environment Council has decided on a preferred design for the greenway. If the project stays on schedule construction could begin as early as 2016. “We’ve been meeting with elected officials and […]

 By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach

Chinatown: Expansion Plans Create a Positive Outlook for the Community

Chinatown: Expansion Plans Create a Positive Outlook for the Community

Chinatown acts as a stepping stone as well as a cultural landmark for many Asian-American immigrants. There have been high hopes for the neighborhood to expand as a community. The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. has been developing plans to help both residents and business owners envision Chinatown as a more engaged, urban neighborhood. The PCDC is […]