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    • This small lot at 147 Gay Street — which offers spots for 30 vehicles — has become a flash point pitting residents against developers. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

Parking issues pit residents vs. developers in pocket of Manayunk

Forget the Joni Mitchell song about paving Paradise. In Manayunk, the neighbors are fighting to save a parking lot.  In a section of the city where on- and off-street spaces are…

    • Lower Northwest district plan

The draft Lower Northwest District Plan public review period has started

The DRAFT Lower Northwest District Plan is now available for public review.  It can be accessed hereIt is a large file, so please have patience.   The Planning Commission…

    • Visual summary of Lower Northwest input, Wissahickon Gateway

"Protect our character!" Lower Northwest District Plan taking shape

Community participants tell planners they want to sustain open space and housing styles and density, fill in the gap in the Schuylkill Trail, focus commercial development and move a transit center.…

    • Stephen Goldner presents Manayunk Main Street plan

Opinions abound over development scheme for Manayunk's Lower Main Street

A 73-apartment development proposed for Manayunk's lower Main Street is pitting some community members' and city planners' hopes for a livelier streetscape against what others say is the present and future…

    • Lower Northwest: A different kind of vacancy. Courtesy PCPC

In Lower Northwest Philadelphia, a different kind of vacancy

In rural Shawmont Valley, the empty spaces aren't abandoned houses or factories, but former agricultural land. The Lower Northwest District Plan will look at preservation. Other issues in the district that…

    • Manayunk and Green Lane from Harry Olson trail

Contract awarded, construction on Manayunk Bridge Trail to start summer 2014

Lower Merion Township news release CONTACT: Thomas J. Walsh, Public Information Officer, (610) 645-6199 twalsh@lowermerion.org The much-anticipated contract to extend the Cynwyd Heritage Trail over the Manayunk Bridge was awarded this…

    • Amy Carolla owns Balance Chestnut Hill. She opened her business in Aug. 2008 / Brad Larrison for Newsworks

Independent gyms in Northwest Philly adapt to competition from big-box fitness chains

As physical workouts become a regular part of our lives, gym chains have become a regular part of our neighborhood landscapes. Big-gym franchises are nearly as ubiquitous as fast-food restaurants —…

    • Looking Up: St. John the Baptist
Eyes on the Street

Structural concerns at St. John the Baptist in Manayunk

St. John the Baptist, Manayunk’s major Catholic Church, is a landmark in every sense of the word. But at 120 years old St. John’s is need of significant repair.  The church…

    • Venice Island: 156 luxury apartments coming. Bass Slabbers for Newsworks

Manayunk's Venice Island in final months of redevelopment

The relentless winter that slowed Mother Nature's clock this spring also delayed manmade projects. Venice Island — the $46 million complex designed for stormwater management, recreational activities, and performing arts in…

    • Lower Northwest District Plan

Central Northeast Plan complete; work beginning in Lower Northwest

The Central Northeast section of the city has a new long-range plan focused on improving business districts, making it easier to walk or take public transit, and preserving single-family homes and…

    • Friends of Wissahickon cleanup
Eyes on the Street

Volunteers clean and green Northwest Philly woods

Volunteers took to the woods and streams of Northwest Philly yesterday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service by cleaning and greening.  The Friends of Carpenter's Woods and neighbors…

    • Manayunk Bridge before construction, Photo courtesy of Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Manayunk Bridge closer to getting a second life

The transformation of the Manayunk Bridge into a sweeping bicycle and pedestrian trail, high above the Schuylkill River, is one step closer to fruition as the City solicits construction bids this…

    • Manayunk Canal

Plans for overhaul of Manayunk Canal boardwalk begin

With construction continuing on nearby Venice Island, local community development leaders are considering various proposals to enhance the Manayunk Canal boardwalk. On Wednesday night, preliminary concepts were presented for the boardwalk,…

    • Ivy Ridge trail

Ivy Ridge Trail project's public input phase wraps up, work expected to begin in 2014

Plans for a multi-use trail from Manayunk to Ivy Ridge are one step closer to fruition. On Wednesday night, project leaders and residents of both Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs gathered…

    • this highlighted map is a draft of the proposed national historic district area for roxborough and manayunk photo courtesy of bob spear

Which historic sites in Roxborough would you preserve?

Historic preservation experts came to Roxborough this week with a wealth of information about forming a National Historic District, but their biggest piece of advice was the most basic: Look around.…

    • Bunting House demo on Ridge Avenue.

Wednesday meeting to address proposed historic district designation for Roxborough and Manayunk

With a city Planning Commission effort already underway to manage future development in historic Roxborough neighborhoods, another grassroots mission -- this one meant to preserve historic properties in the first place…

    • The trail south of Ivy Ridge station is closed to the general public. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Ivy Ridge Trail planners identify four locations to finalize design plans for by May

With planning and design work well underway and most funding in hand, construction work on a park and trail path across the iconic Manayunk train bridge could begin by the end…

    • Restaurant Depot

Manayunk's Restaurant Depot to nearly double in size at new Bakers Centre site

"We sell to a lot of delicatessens. You have delicatessens in Philly, right?" Larry Cohen, the chief operating officer of Restaurant Depot, is describing his typical customer -- the corner pizza…

    • Turtles with lights at night

Art Commission considers Manayunk, Delaware River projects

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission enjoyed a morning of transitions — of bridges and crossings and dams. Three projects received final approval, while a fourth, the most complex was given…

    • Propper Brothers

'Never Give Up' fitness studio secured as additional tenant of former Propper Bros. building

For decades, Sam Kroungold watched the comings and goings at Manayunk's Propper Bros. furniture store from his office, from a desk perched in a mezzanine overlooking the cavernous showroom. These days,…

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