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Moving On: NKCDC Executive Director Sandy Salzman people

Dec. 14, 2016 3:51 pm

Moving On: NKCDC Executive Director Sandy Salzman

The fourth-generation Fishtowner is retiring from the community development corporation after 21 years at the helm. She's leaving the neighborhood better than she found it.
How the River Wards mobilized in support of Al-Aqsa Islamic Society purpose

Dec. 14, 2015 12:31 pm

How the River Wards mobilized in support of Al-Aqsa Islamic Society

Derek Dorsey is not Muslim, but that didn't stop him from rallying community centers and neighborhood associations from across Fishtown, Kensington and Northern Liberties in support of Al-Aqsa.
After-school Innovation Drives STEM in Philly Schools results

May 4, 2015 9:59 am

After-school Innovation Drives STEM in Philly Schools

[metaslider id=36940] When Angely Morales got a bike a few years back, she discovered that she had a knack for making modifications. “The first time I ever I got a bike I was thinking of making it better so I added a basket to it,” she said. At the time she was seven years old. […]
Superheroes Cleaned Up Penn Treaty Park On Saturday method

Apr. 3, 2015 11:30 am

Superheroes Cleaned Up Penn Treaty Park On Saturday

Those who frequent Penn Treaty Park know how littered it is with plastic bags, beer cans, shattered glass, cigarette butts and the empty packs they used to call home. The trash is surely enough to steer potential visitors clear of the riverfront park. Fishtowners, fear no more. A team of superheroes wielding trash bags and […]
Equitable Development: Philly CDCs Call for Strong Commitments From the Next Mayor. purpose

Feb. 19, 2015 2:09 pm

Equitable Development: Philly CDCs Call for Strong Commitments From the Next Mayor.

  Sandy Salzman, executive director of NKCDC, speaking at announcement of PACDC policy platform With the mayoral race approaching, the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) announced the release of a policy platform Wednesday on how to make development more equitable in rapidly changing neighborhoods. The platform, “Beyond Gentrification, Toward Equitable Development,” contains 19 recommendations […]
Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more purpose

Feb. 4, 2015 1:12 pm

Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more

2015 started off with big movements and innovative new programs – check out these highlights from January: [listly  id=”ZYy” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
Event: Repair Fair in Port Richmond on January 31 method

Jan. 29, 2015 12:36 pm

Event: Repair Fair in Port Richmond on January 31

The Repair Fair, run by the Philly Fixers Guild, is coming to Port Richmond this weekend at the Memphis Street Academy, located at 2950 Memphis Street. The Philly Fixers Guild is a volunteer-run group that offers free repair services to save the community time and money, reduce waste, and educate people about mechanics, engineering and IT. […]
Franny Lou’s Porch Will be More Than Just a Coffee Shop method

Sep. 25, 2014 11:42 am

Franny Lou’s Porch Will be More Than Just a Coffee Shop

East Kensington residents may remember a small coffee shop on York and Coral streets called Leotah’s Place, with its homey environment and familiar neighborhood faces sipping on coffee and taking advantage of the store’s open-use-policy computer. They may also remember how the store attempted to bridge the gaps between the young people moving into the […]
Repair Fair is Coming to Frankford Avenue method

Sep. 10, 2014 12:55 pm

Repair Fair is Coming to Frankford Avenue

The Philly Fixers Guild will hold a “Repair Fair” this Saturday, September 13 at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym at 1834 E. Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. This is the first Repair Fair held by the Philly Fixers Guild, a new volunteer-run group that offers free repair services to save the community time and money, reduce waste, and […]
Biz Journal: No Tipping at New Fishtown Restaurant method

Jul. 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Biz Journal: No Tipping at New Fishtown Restaurant

This story originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Restaurateurs Cristian Mora and chef Brian Oliveira are hoping their new business model will create a better quality of life for both their employees and patrons. Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie, which is slated to open at the unfinished site of Girard and Marlboro in September, will boast a sense of European […]