Mantua’s Brandywine Park To Become A Stonehenge Of Neighborhood Memories


Photo: Gabriel Gottlieb, for Philly Living

Big plans for little Brandywine Park | Photo: Gabriel Gottlieb, for Philly Living

  • SEPTA will finally install elevators down to the Market-Frankford subway station at 40th Street, reports the University City Review. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, State Senator Jim Roebuck, and State Representative Vanessa Lowry Brown are credited for making the elevators possible. The need first became apparent fifteen years ago during the reconstruction of the El. Beginning next summer, two elevators–at the southwest and northeast corners–will be constructed over an 18-month period; no substantial closures are expected during that time.
  • The Temple News talks to neighborhood residents in North Philly to gauge their excitement over plans to reopen the Uptown Theater at North Broad & Susquehanna by next year. Spearheaded by the Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation, President Linda Richardson‘s “vision includes a 2,040-seat performance area, and an additional 50-seat area for student performances, artist lofts, office spaces and areas for community organizations to lease. Richardson calls this area the entertainment and educational tower. There it could host a range of genres from the Uptown’s staple R&B to gospel, spoken word and rap.”
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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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  1. Roebuck is a State Representative, not a Senator

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