Posts Tagged ‘Northwest Philadelphia’

The Heroism Of Full Coverage On The Parkway

The Heroism Of Full Coverage On The Parkway

June 24, 2014  |  Morning Blend

How one artist merged Art Deco with corporate identity, perhaps an explanation for Clarke's selective affinity towards development, PIDC gets $38 million from Treasury Department, and economic development in the Northwest > more

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

June 5, 2014  |  Vantage

Like so many cities, Philadelphia had such grand postwar visions for urban renewal that only a fraction of them were built—thankfully. Among the unbuilt visions was a grand boulevard that would have linked the Main Line and Chestnut Hill—across new bridges over the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon. Brad Maule explores what might have been on Cathedral Road > more

Lush Spring Greens In Verdant East Germantown

Lush Spring Greens In Verdant East Germantown

May 21, 2014  |  Last Light

Awbury Arboretum may not carry the cachet or turnstile receipts of Morris Arboretum just up the hill, but as a large, free public space, it serves perhaps an even more important role to its Northwest Philadelphia neighbors. Brad Maule brings us these photos from the historic 55-acre grounds in East Germantown > more

‘Come To Philly, The Carpenters Aren’t In Charge’

‘Come To Philly, The Carpenters Aren’t In Charge’

May 19, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Contextualizing this month’s game-changing labor battle at the convention center, millenials in the Northwest, your chance to vent to L&I, and Philly found to be the 11th “smartest” city in the world > more

Endangered: Manayunk's Historic Shawmont Station

Endangered: Manayunk’s Historic Shawmont Station

December 11, 2013  |  Vantage

Historic? Yes, this one is. SEPTA's Shawmont Station, closed since 1996, is the oldest railway station in the U.S. It marked the birth of the single industry that would transform the city. Mike Szilagyi reports on its significance and ongoing attempts to save it > more