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Maria Gorshin

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.

Fine Tuning At Cunningham Piano Company

Fine Tuning At Cunningham Piano Company

September 10, 2014  |  News

The Mural Arts Program is giving the vintage exterior signs of Cunningham Piano Company in Germantown a little polishing up. Maria Gorshin has the story on the project and some background on this world-renowned local pearl > more

Epic Little Boathouse Looks To The Future

Epic Little Boathouse Looks To The Future

May 30, 2012  |  Vantage

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

Do You Believe In Reincarnation?

Do You Believe In Reincarnation?

May 1, 2012  |  Vantage

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

Court Tennis, Anyone?

Court Tennis, Anyone?

April 12, 2012  |  Vantage

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

Crude, Violent & Revolting

Crude, Violent & Revolting

March 7, 2012  |  Vantage

A look at the past--and possible future--of the Hale Building, often called Philadelphia's most bizarre skyscraper > more