- The Daily News’ “City Howl” section looks at the graffitied remains of a 19th century textile mill on Manayunk’s Venice Island, a property that L&I seems to have been too soft on. It certainly doesn’t mesh too well with $46 million revitalization effort of the island by the city, but the building’s owner claims to be waiting to get approval for his plans to develop the site.
- NewsWorks reports that Mayor Nutter will fight an increasingly popular idea in the Pennsylvania state legislature to cancel the reserved casino license for Philadelphia County.
- Naked Philly says that starting next Friday, May 11, a new open-air market—appropriately dubbed “New Market”—will open up from 3PM to 9PM every Friday at the Headhouse Square’s Shambles building. For more, click HERE.
- The Community Design Collaborative (CDC) announces that nonprofits have invested in green space projects at the Weccacoe Playground, Schuylkill River Park, and George Nebinger Elementary. Taken together, the grants for these three projects amounts to over $1 million.
- The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University will host “The Next Generation of Manufacturing in Philadelphia,” which will stress the strength and necessity of the manufacturing center of Philadelphia—the retired “workshop of the world” that it is. For more information about the May 17 event, click HERE.
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.
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