Pre-Fab In Brewerytown

Naked Philly

  • Naked Philly reviews the construction of modular homes in MM Partners’ development at 1238 North 28th Street in Brewerytown, and pondering that the associated stigma of living in a modular home is over-thought. Developers, it suggests, “need to start living in the now.”
  • Chestnut Park, the pocket park cutting through the 1700 block of Chestnut and Ranstead (and the preferred public space of Hidden City Daily readers), will now be known as John F. Collins Park, who designed it back in 1976. The rededication on Tuesday, January 17 (11AM) will highlight KieranTimberlake’s work on improving the entranceways to the park.
  • Newsworks explores the impact of school vouchers in the city’s parochial school system, citing Milwaukee’s use of the tactic as a means of stabilizing the enrollment tailspin. Still, the issue of taxpayer supported religious education is concerning to many.
  • In case you needed a refresher, Plan Philly offers up a “bike lane clarifier,” exploring the rules of the road for bicyclists, as well as drivers and pedestrians.
About the author

Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

Send a message!



Comments are closed.

Recent Posts
Initial Concepts For A Revamped Headhouse Square Revealed

Initial Concepts For A Revamped Headhouse Square Revealed

July 30, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A gateway planned for the Headhouse Shambles, Feibush still with more fight in him for 20th and Wharton proposal, fishing and the city, and crafting some of the world’s best guitars in Fishtown > more

A Spirited Quest: On The Trail Of Philadelphia's Distilleries

A Spirited Quest: On The Trail Of Philadelphia’s Distilleries

July 30, 2015  |  Behind the Facade

Craft beer may flow in Philadelphia's 21st century veins, but liquor manufacturing has a long, spirited history here. Nic Esposito gives a toast to the city's past, present, and future of distilling > more

Divine Lorraine Gets Go-Ahead From Architecture Committee

Divine Lorraine Gets Go-Ahead From Architecture Committee

July 29, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Blumenfeld gets design approval for Divine Lorraine reuse, reduced NIMBYism in Chestnut Hill, “toughest stretch” yet of Schuylkill River Trail opens, and ZBA stays true to height limits in Fishtown > more

The Devil Is The Detail

The Devil Is The Detail

July 29, 2015  |  Vantage

"Notorious" Devil's Pool? The most beloved place in the Wissahickon may suffer abuse and indignity every summer, but they are no match for its beauty and physiologic significance. Brad Maule defends the natural landmark > more

City’s Oldest Active Fire Hall Designated Historic

City’s Oldest Active Fire Hall Designated Historic

July 28, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Two of John T. Windrim’s buildings being preserved, an urban garden in Chinatown North, and learning another language through a mural > more

New Haas Mural Revels In The City’s Many Architectural Layers

New Haas Mural Revels In The City’s Many Architectural Layers

July 27, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Latest work by famed muralist begins, a look at Devil's Pool, and the story of advertising told on doors > more