Posts Tagged ‘Fairhill’

Artist Leroy Johnson Preserves Heart Of West Philly

Artist Leroy Johnson Preserves Heart Of West Philly

February 29, 2016  |  Morning Blend

An exhibit chronicles the West Philadelphia beneath the El, big boxes coming to deindustrialized Fairhill, and parking garage coming to Washington Avenue > more

Flexible Flyer Factory Glides Into Obscurity

Flexible Flyer Factory Glides Into Obscurity

February 8, 2016  |  Vantage

If it wasn't for Philadelphia and the S.L. Allen & Co. the mortality rate of snow sledders at the turn of the century would have been much higher. The farming implement maker introduced steering to sleds in 1900 with their popular Flexible Flyer, taking winter recreation by storm. New contributor Robert Masciantonio has the backstory and takes us inside the old manufacturing plant in Fairhill > more

With $10 Million, Federal Government To Help Philly Make Reconnections

With $10 Million, Federal Government To Help Philly Make Reconnections

October 28, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Department of Transportation to give Philly TIGER grants, a restored Vernon Park, when green space is controversial, and another end for J.C. Dobbs > more

Parkway Institutions To Take Revenue Hit From Pope Visit

Parkway Institutions To Take Revenue Hit From Pope Visit

July 6, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The financial inconvenience of being part of history, Taller Puertorriqueño to break ground on $11.4 million project in Fairhill this fall, celebrating the half-century fight for LGBT rights in the Gayborhood, and frequent commuter discounts likely to return for Delaware River bridge users > more

Exhibit To Resuscitate Shuttered Fairhill Classroom

Exhibit To Resuscitate Shuttered Fairhill Classroom

April 27, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The restoration of a classroom in North Philly, the DRWC anticipates a full summer of work on reconnecting Philly to the Delaware, the economic draw of the Mall, and vetting regional hotel rooms for the 2016 DNC > more