Mt. Airy Art Garage In Search Of New Garage

 

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  • The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is forced to find another home by next August, as the owner of the building where the arts and culture hub has made its home for the last five years will inexplicably not renew their lease. NewsWorks describes how founders Linda Slodki and Arleen Olshan have poured nearly a quarter-million dollars to transform an unused warehouse at West Mt. Airy and Germantown Avenues into a treasured community asset, “with ADA-accessible bathrooms, resident artist studios, a gift shop featuring local artisans’ work, a welcoming new glass front and doorway, and gallery space.” The news has led to a renewal of community support, bringing in new donations and members.
  • The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is thrilled to hear of several safety improvements set to be implemented this month along the Kensington’s East York Street, including painted STOP legends, bike and parking lanes and crosswalks from Trenton Avenue to Thompson Street, and more generous traffic signal timing for pedestrians. For future Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program-funded projects, the Streets Department is considering a wholesale reinterpretation of the six-point intersection formed by York’s meeting of Trenton and Frankford Avenues, possibly meaning construction of traffic circle.
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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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