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    • 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…

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ABOUT MANAYUNK

Manyunk, home to the first canal in the United States, is a neighborhood in North West Philadelphia. The neighborhood extends from the Schuykill River to Bridge Avenue and from Leverington Avenue to Lincoln Drive. The name, Manyunk, comes from the language of the Lenape Indians in which the word “Manaiung” means river, later the Indian word was Americanized and turned into Manyunk. The Manyunk Canal not only promoted development within the area but provided water power for the manufacturing industries that made Philadelphia one of the nations primary industrial cities of the time. Like other neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Manyunk was a hotspot for immigrants in the early 1900’s. With English, Irish, Italians, and Portuguese all calling Manyunk home, it quickly became a culturally diverse and unique section of Philadelphia. With the construction of the King of Prussia mall in 1960, the area took an economic hit, only really recovering 20 years ago when they began a gentrification regiment. Today the area is full of youth and opportunity with a thriving main street complete with unique shops and restaurants as well as large chain options. Manyunk offers a wide variety of recreational activities as well as affordable one-of-a-kind a housing opportunities that are sure to fit any budget.


RESOURCES

Manyunk community page 

Manyunk opportunities

Manyunk Wikipedia article

Main Street Manayunk
Flat Rock was the original name given to the section of the Schuylkill River where rapids churned through the rocks in the section of the river above the Wissahickon Creek.

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