Maria Gorshin is a lifelong writer with twenty years experience writing about travel, leisure, tourism, and entertainment for clients around the globe. She recently served as the lead writer on an archaeology based children's animation series associated with the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt. Previously, Maria contributed to the development of history-based attractions for a leading theme park company. Her first media position was with the Wall Street Journal. She is an enthusiast about all things New York, the city where she was born and raised, and Philadelphia, the city she is just now beginning to explore. She writes about NYC's past and present at CityGirlWrites.blogspot.com and is a frequent contributor to WestSideRag.com and UntappedCities.com.
The first recreation building in the nation was the first skating club and later the first all-female rowing club. Maria Gorshin has the story--and Theresa Stigale the photos--in advance of the Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club's 150 birthday celebration for Boathouse 14 > more
Maria Gorshin has the story of a counter-intuitive--and well-conceived--proposal to revive the Divine Lorraine. Turn it into a columbarium for the storage, display, and visitation of funerary ashes and mementos of the lives of loved ones, says designer Jason Lempieri of the firm RethinkTANK. > more
It's handball’s royal cousin, tennis’ prestigious ancestor, and a distant relative of Egyptian fertility rites. It's Court Tennis, Center City's most historic, under-the-radar sport. We visit the Racquet Club of Philadelphia for a closer look > more
A look at the past--and possible future--of the Hale Building, often called Philadelphia's most bizarre skyscraper > more
Figuring out whether tiny Irving Street is public or private has pitted neighbor against neighbor > more