Posts Tagged ‘Fishtown’

Explaining Philly's Liberian Community

Explaining Philly’s Liberian Community

July 16, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Sociological queries for Liberian Philadelphia, Pipeline now in the local co-working pipeline, de-graffiti-ing as civic-minded urban hobby, and an archaeological exhibit of archifacts unearthed during I-95 work > more

Showcasing The

Showcasing The “Invisible River”

July 7, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Acrobatics above the Schuylkill this weekend, mid-century Philly history on YouTube, long-vacant whiskey distillery probably becoming a pizzeria, and Comcast expands its share of next skyscraper > more

Dusting The Sand Off Of Philly's Tiki Heritage

Dusting The Sand Off Of Philly’s Tiki Heritage

May 21, 2014  |  Vantage

A Tiki bar soon will join in the Frankford Avenue renaissance. That may be Fishtown's first Tiki bar, but as Rachel Hildebrandt explains, it's hardly the first in Philadelphia, where we once had several Tiki bars at once > more

A Matter of Modern Recreation Vs Historic Trees At Penn Treaty Park

A Matter of Modern Recreation Vs Historic Trees At Penn Treaty Park

May 19, 2014  |  News

As the plan to freshen up and modernize Penn Treaty Park have evolved, so has a playground included in it. But as Marlon MacAllister reports, the new playground would now spell the removal of 120-year-old sycamores—trees that were planted at the park's dedication in 1893 > more

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

Respectfully Remembering the Affable One

May 7, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

On a recent day in early May, a group of citizens gathered in Old City to honor Tamanend, whose tall statue resides over the I-95 on-ramp at Front & Market Streets. Harry K. looks back at Chief Tamanend, the principal Lenni-Lenape leader who welcomed William Penn upon his arrival to this region so long ago, and why the good-natured and honorable sachem should be celebrated today > more