- The Inquirer follows the construction work—and some neighborhood cynicism—on the Parkway, as the city prepares for the two-day Made in America music festival. “Philadelphia is open for business, and entertainment, and fun,” Mayor Nutter said yesterday.
- NewsWorks shares the findings of a new study by the National Venture Capital Association that suggests that Philadelphia, while not Silicon Valley or Boston, proves a to be contender in the realm of tech start-ups. Fourteenth overall, “we have this tremendous opportunity [yet] we haven’t quite yet reached our potential,” says Emily Mendell, NVCA’s vice president of communications.
- For $20, the designers of Eyes Habit are selling “a charming map of South Philadelphia, stretching from Lombard Street to Oregon Ave.; 18th Street to the Delaware River.” Curbed Philly sat down with the cartographers, seeking some insight on their process and sense of place. “For these first two maps (they’ve also mapped the Riverwards) we really just shared things that we cared about: places we frequent, things that we think make our neighborhoods unique and bits of history that we think are important and possibly a bit overlooked.”
- Naked Philly reports that the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has guaranteed the creation this fall of the city’s “first buffered bike lane,” running from 22nd Street to Cobbs Creek along Walnut.
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.