June 18 at 7th & Spring Garden; June 20 Downtown As part of zoning reform, the Planning Commission will examine every property in Philadelphia to see if its zoning needs to be changed. This is called remapping. Northern Liberties is among the first areas to be remapped. Next week brings the first two public […]
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Tomorrow, June 14th, at 10AM is City Council’s second-to-last session before the summer recess. We are informed it is likely that Council will consider several property tax bills, some overlapping, some competing – and vote on one or more of them. Major issues to be decided: – Whether to enact the new “Actual Value Initiative” […]
What we know: Police are seeking, 23 year-old Steven Miller in the fatal shooting outside PYT after midnight on June 11. A brief report can be found here. Next Step #1: We have received questions, comments, and suggestions from many neighbors, and we appreciate everyone’s thoughtfulness and dedication to the community. We are working to […]
Link to downloadable Application file – HERE Form also available from State Rep. Mike O’Brien’s office – 610 N. 2nd St. here in NL (215-503-3245) Many neighbors who own tax-abated houses have contacted us asking if they need to fill out the Homestead Exemption form too. On June 10th, the City of Philadelphia sent out […]
Saturday June 9th, all day at Liberty Lands It’s time again for the Spring Music Fest and Flea Market! It starts at 9AM with the flea market, which runs all day. Sell your stuff – just $20 for a space – contact Kathy Vissar, firstname.lastname@example.org. Our neighborhood Recreation Center also is having a flea market that […]
Saturday, June 9th Meet up at Waterfront Square (Penn St. near Brown) at 7:30AM, where residents of this condo, along with KassCon Cleaning Services, will be doing a cleanup from the condo site, down to Fairmount Avenue. Questions? Email Roland Kassis by clicking here.
July 31 Deadline The City’s Property Tax situation remains in flux, with new property assessments not yet released; the new tax rate unknown; and the PA legislature still having to act in order to make some of the City’s proposals legal. But there’s one thing you can – and must – do now if you […]
Flea market, raffle, snacks and beverages The Home & School Association of our neighborhood’s award-winning Bodine High School for International Affairs is holding a flea market next Saturday, 9 AM-12 Noon. Help the school and sell your stuff – a space is $30. Also, you can donate an item to be raffled off, and help […]
“Penn St. Trail” to connect Spring Garden to SugarHouse New Waterfront Trail Section to Open Next Spring
The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. is getting ready to create the next section of the waterfront trail. More information at PlanPhilly.com – click HERE.
A big hit in Mt. Airy, Chinatown, University City and East Passyunk over the past couple of years, the Night Market draws thousands of locals and visitors to sample food from dozens of vendors, and to learn more about The Food Trust’s mission of making healthy food available to everyone. Night Market Northern Liberties will […]
January 29’s fundraiser for neighbor Kevin Neary, left paralyzed after a tragic robbery late last year, raised more than $20,000. Many thanks to eveyone who gave, and to North Bowl, which donated all its proceeds from the day’s event as well. You can still give if you missed the event – just click the DONATE button […]
The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. wil lbe unveiling the Final Draft of the Central Delware Waterfront Master Plan on June 13, at a public event at Festival Pier, Delaware & Spring Garden. RSVP by clicking Here
On May 26 NLNA Vice President Don Phillips and Secretary Janet Finegar were re-elected to the board, as were at-large members Fernando Benavides and Irene Lambrou. Newly elected at-large members include Katrina Mansfield, Steve Richman, and Josh Upin. We welcome them and congratulate everyone who ran for the board. And our sincerest thanks to Micah […]
On April 30, neighbors kept nearly FIVE TONS of e-waste out of the landfill!
The 9th annual Northern Liberties Variety Show was one of the best ever – raising more than $2,000 for Town Watch and providing entertainment for a capacity crowd! Thanks to event organizer and Town Watch co-coordinator Katrina Mansfield, and to all the volunteers and performers who made it happen. Also, thanks to Johnny Brenda’s for […]
Get updates and information on the NLNA’s effort to improve and beautify Spring Garden Street – including the notorious EL underpass – by connecting with us on Facebook! Get started by clicking HERE
Because Northern Liberties is a Model Neighborhood for the Water Department’s greening initiative, you can get a free rain barrel! Rain barrels capture storm water from your gutters and help prevent flooding. The water also can be used to water your garden or yard.Supplies are limited, so don’t delay! Email NLNA Clean & Green Coordinator […]
This innovative program lets you earn points based on how much recycling you put out on your curb each week. You can redeem the points for goods and services, or donate them to school programs. More info at RecycleBank.com.
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Northern Liberties is one of three Model Neighborhoods for the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green Streets program. This initiative uses "green" tools – street trees, landscaping, vegetative swales (water absorbers), rain barrels, and more – to beautify blocks, increase the energy efficiency of homes, cut down on utility bills, and keep dirty flood waters out of […]
Paul Drzal – Northern Liberties, for more photos check out Flickr Photos by Tim Schreier, August 2009:
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