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    • rendering of 4328 main street, courtesy of PJA Architecture

Main Street Manayunk’s First Roofdeck Stirs Controversy

For decades, a modest two-story building at 4328 Main Street in Manayunk housed Sip N’ Steaks. The greasy spoon helped hold down this corner of the neighborhood’s commercial spine when its…

    • Royal Theater redevelopment: view from South Street | May 2017 Civic Design Review, JKRP

Royal Theater’s replacement passes design review

May’s Civic Design Review (CDR) was all sweetness and light, with both a new multi-family development on City Avenue and the redevelopment of the Royal Theater winning quick support from the…

    • St. Mary's Carson Street units, April 2017 CDR | Campbell Thomas & Co Architects

St. Mary's Manayunk redevelopment and South Kensington project asked back to Civic Design Review

There never was a Civic Design Review (CDR) meeting that passed without strife, but April’s Tuesday meeting was especially contentious. Two multi-family projects, one on Germantown Avenue in South Kensington and…

    • St. Mary of the Assumption, Manayunk, 2012 | Bas Slabbers for NewsWorks (file)

Redevelopment approach to St. Mary's site frustrates Manayunk neighbors

In a community as dense as Manayunk, any development proposal that will bring more housing units and fewer parking spaces faces a tough fight from longtime residents who feel the neighborhood…

    • Manayunk Bridge from Venice Island | Lindsay Lazarski/Keystone Crossroads

Manayunk Bridge reopens today as a trail, a symbol of a changing economy

Iconic. Ever since it opened in 1918, the Manayunk Bridge has been iconic, a symbol for its namesake section of Philadelphia. “It's one of those things that's always been the symbol…

    • Saint John the Baptist Church, 2015 | Credit: Bradley Maule
Eyes on the Street

Salvation for a neighborhood icon in Manayunk

Father Kevin Lawrence can tell you exactly where he was in the evening of April 29, 2014: sitting at the counter at Dalessandro’s on Henry Avenue in Roxborough, having ordered his…

    • Schuylkill River, Manayunk, December 1926 | (Image 7050) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Manayunk and Venice Island, 1926

For this installment of From Above, we head upriver to Manayunk for a look at what this manufacturing enclave looked like 90 years ago. This is the first summer that…

    • Manayunk Bridge

July 17: Trolley Tunnel Blitz | Pop-up beer gardens' regulatory hack | Bikes in the center lane | Expensive affordable housing | Second life for Manayunk Bridge

Good morning! Did you go to the Oval last night? What did you think?  The Center City trolley tunnel will be closed for a 17-day maintenance blitz starting 9 p.m. on Friday,…

    • 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…

    • Mummers Parade, Photo by Shrimpcracker
Eyes on the Street

December 20 - January 5: Winter solstice celebrations | Ice Pop | Philadelphia History Museum book sale | Washington Crossing | Academy of Natural Sciences all-star week | Mummersfest | Kids' New Year's Eve | Shake Shack-Breakaway bike ride

Hi Eyes on the Street, we've extended this weekend event listing to keep you busy through the New Year. Enjoy! REVEL: Winter Solstice Revelry Friday, December 20. 6:30pm - 9pm. Trinity…

    • The Manayunk Bridge trail will connect the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and Schuylkill River Trail. | Photo Credit: Sarah Clark Stuart, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will make way for progress on three important trail additions. This…

    • The Church of the Assumption's doors on Spring Garden Street were posted with demolition notices.
Eyes on the Street

Demolition for Church of the Assumption | Preventing demo of Bunting House | Wilde Yarn Mill residential reuse | Council shouldn't diminish, politicize community role in zoning

Good morning Streeters. Today promises to be even more spring-like than yesterday, so get out and enjoy the day before it rains tonight and winter’s chill returns.  The Church of the…

    • Urban Waterfall | November 3, 2012 | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in early November. Even though it's not officially winter yet, the…

    • Parks & Recreation presented the preferred alternative along Ridge Ave and Main Street

Parks & Recreation pushes for river trail link connecting Ridge Avenue and Main Street.

Some creative strategizing between the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and SEPTA may make closing the gap between the Kelly Drive path and the Ridge Ave Bridge a realistic possibility within…

    • Capt. Joel Dales gives a briefing on potential security issues and police response at the planned store. (Amy Z. Quinn)

A 'yes' vote for Bottom Dollar Food project, and a look at other Washington Lane plans

Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA proposal for a new Bottom Dollar Food store near the Washington Lane SEPTA station will go forward to the city zoning board with the endorsement…

    • Metropolitan Opera House, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Work officially begins on 149-unit apartment complex near Ivy Ridge train station

Work officially begins on 149-unit apartment complex near Ivy Ridge train station

Talk about timing: A few minutes before officials gathered Friday to break ground on a new apartment complex called The Station at Manayunk, the SEPTA train that inspired the project rolled…

    • History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

History unraveling as Wayne Junction silk yarn mill comes down

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksPiece by piece, in piles of wood and chunks of old concrete and brick, the former Van Straaten and Havey silk mill building in Wayne…

    • Green Woods students will spend the coming school year at the old St. John the Baptist school in Manayunk. (Bas Slabbers)

Out of the woods and into the neighborhood for Green Woods Charter

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorksA whirlwind of a year is about to begin for the Green Woods Charter School, as it begins its year-long stay in Manayunk. Green Woods…

    • Dancing Water | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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