- Flying Kite talks to Sandy Salzman, the fourth-generation Fishtowner who has been the executive director of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation for the past fifteen years. “When I was a kid, Fishtown was not the nicest neighborhood,” says Salzman. “The 19134 zip code was a lovely neighborhood. Now it’s the opposite. My goal is to make that neighborhood look like it used to look.”
- Just a few addresses down from NKCDC’s Rocket Cat Café, Naked Philly reports that a house is rising from a vacant lot at 1849 Frankford Avenue. “Infill development like this is crucial for Frankford Avenue to continue moving forward as it has in recent years, and it will hopefully help spur some bigger projects on some of the larger vacant lots that still remain.”
- Yesterday’s announcement that this June’s annual Manayunk bike race would be cancelled has garnered a variety of scapegoats: from rowdy partiers to, as always, the City. Yet all seem to agree that it would be difficult to quantify the event’s impact on the Northwest neighborhood. “It’s an energy that’s lost more than money,” said Robert Cooper, the owner of Jake and Cooper’s Wine Bar.
- William R. Valerio, the director of Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Museum at 9201 Germantown Avenue, writes in the Chestnut Hill Local to advertise the museum’s free Open House this Saturday, from 1PM to 4PM. Two exhibits are to be featured: “Just In!” (selections form some of the 700 pieces acquired within the last two years) and a century of watercolors in “The Philip Jamison Collection.”
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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