Pennsport Segment Of Delaware River Trail Secured

 

The Delaware Rover Waterfront Corporation's acquisition of this Eric Blumenfeld-controlled lot is pending. | Google Maps

The Delaware Rover Waterfront Corporation’s acquisition of this Eric Blumenfeld-controlled lot is pending. | Google Maps

  • The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is poised to secure the next piece of its envisioned Allegheny-to-Oregon Avenue riverside trail, a strip of land behind the Sheet Metal Workers Union site in Pennsport. Eric Blumenfeld and his Liberty Landing Association, which holds the relevant lot (1301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard), will retain “control of two other piers behind the planned trail extension for possible future development” after the subdivision is formalized, reports Plan Philly. Next up is Bart Blatstein, who holds the parcel immediately south.
  • On Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will host a Wikipedia “Edit-a-Thon” in order to create and supplement articles relating to African-American artists and their works. The event has been organized in conjunction with the last few weeks of the museum’s “Represent: 200 Years of African American Art,” itself meant to raise awareness of the pivotal role that black American have played in portraying the American experience for two centuries. To register, click HERE.
About the author

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.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Design Coalition Aims To Bridge The Old-New Divide

Design Coalition Aims To Bridge The Old-New Divide

October 12, 2018  |  Walk the Walk

Move over Miami, the Philadelphia Design District is getting ready for some time in the spotlight. The coalition of gallery owners, artisans, and tech startups want to transform Old City into a hive of contemporary design, while preserving the neighborhood's historic character. Joe Brin takes a look inside the idea with co-founder Eugenie Perret > more

Germantown Boys & Girls Club Compromise Brings Peace To Penn Street

Germantown Boys & Girls Club Compromise Brings Peace To Penn Street

October 9, 2018  |  News

Owners of Germantown Boys and Girls Club reach an agreement with preservationists after two years of heated debate. Starr Herr-Cardillo has the news > more

Shakespeare & Co. Brings Old Bank Back To Life

Shakespeare & Co. Brings Old Bank Back To Life

October 4, 2018  |  Buzz

Manhattan-based bookstore and café revives an old banking storefront in Rittenhouse Square. Michael Bixler takes a look > more

Historic Districts Make A Comeback

Historic Districts Make A Comeback

October 2, 2018  |  Vantage

After nearly a decade of lost opportunities, creative new strategies emerge for protecting Philadelphia's historic neighborhoods > more

Bearing Witness To Destruction On Christian Street

Bearing Witness To Destruction On Christian Street

September 28, 2018  |  Vantage

This summer contributor Mickey Herr recorded the slow demolition of Christian Street Baptist Church from the beginning to the end. In this photo essay she shares what it was like to watch a 128-year-old neighborhood landmark being reduced to rubble > more

New Audio Archive Gives Voice To Philly Immigration History

New Audio Archive Gives Voice To Philly Immigration History

September 26, 2018  |  News

Relive Philly public history in high fidelity through those who came before us. Historian Janneken Smucker gives us a listen inside the inner workings of the digital oral history project, "Philadelphia Immigration" > more