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  • Manayunk Neighborhood Council Home
    3 00 Wolves in White Rock of ages 4 00 Zombie Thriller Dance Off Register at EventBrite Three Men Three Women in Black Johnny Cash Concert Satruday August 29 6pm Pretzel Park s First Twilight Concert of the 2015 Season Satruday June 20 6pm Photos From The Concert Manayunk Development Corporation s Mummers Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk February 28 2015 2014 Fall Festival Saturday October 25 Farmers Market 10am to 2pm Music All Day Halloween Costume Parade for the kids Halloween Costume Parade for the dogs Food Trucks Vendors Beautiful Weather Fun for All Stay DENIED Bunting House at 5901 Ridge Ave Demolished Friday 12 13 2012 The Civic s request for a stay of demolition has been denied The stay was requested to prevent the house from being demolished before the appeals of the demolition permit could be heard The only thing standing in the way of demolition was any concern or second thoughts by the Giovannones about consequences should the civics win the appeals or consequenses of defying a community determined to maintain and preserve it s heritage and character There were no second thoughts photos of the demolition Frank Giovannoni wasn t kidding when he said the building meant nothing to him and that there were buildings like it all up and down the Ridge Frank was responding to a direct question by Judge Fox at the December 10 injunction hearing Central Roxborough Civic Association led a coalition of civics in an attempt to get a stay of the proposed demolition pending appeal hearings to the Zoning Board and L I Board of Review There are of course not buildings up and down the Ridge comparable to the Bunting House And maybe Frank was just expressing his frustration at the mess they have made On the other hand the strings are maybe really being pulled by the anonymous face s hiding behind 5901 Ridge LLC So in the end it doesn t really matter what Frank thinks On Thursday December 13 the judge entered her decision denying the stay pending the appeals On Friday morning a crew from Haines and Kibblehouse were out insuring nobody would be changing their minds After knocking off for the weekend the crew was back out to finish the knocking down on Monday In two days another piece of Roxborough heritage and 132 years of history were reduced to a pile of rubble The only things saved were those that scavengers were able to cart away over the weekend The Giovannonis as best we know are now planning to market the empty lot to fast food restaurants banks and drug store chains See the 5901 Ridge Ave memorial web site for the latest news 12 1 2012 After two months of meetings Giovannone Construction declared that they were unable to find a buyer for their lot s with the Bunting House still standing Central Roxborough Civic Association Manayunk Neighborhood Council Ridge Park Civic Association Wissahickon Interested Citizens and Wissahickon Neighbors Civic

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  • MNC Events
    influences from all over the musical map twisting the rhythm n blues of the 40 s the rebel rock n roll of the 50 s the sweet soul sound of the 60 s and the punk attitude of the 70 s into an intoxicating wall o sound Bring your date bring your dinner bring your dog but whatever you do bring something to hang on to Friends Of Pretzel Park Pretzel Park Summer First Friday Concert Series Saturday November 27th 2010 at 4 PM CALLING ALL ASPIRING WRITERS WRITE THE STORY INSIDE YOU GET TIPS FROM SOMEONE JUST LIKE YOU WHO WENT ON TO PUBLISH HIS OWN MYSTERY SERIES MANAYUNK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL In cooperation with THE SPIRAL BOOKCASE PURVEYORS OF THE PRINTED PAGE PRESENTS Saturday November 27th at 4 PM AT MUGSHOTS CAFE 110 COTTON ST JUST OFF MAIN ST NEXT TO SPIRAL BOOKCASE Timothy Sheard author of the Lenny Moss mystery series most recently Slim to None talks about his work creating the mystery story and writing crime fiction with a social realist edge About Tim Sheard s protagonist Lenny Moss Who is that guy with the mop and the attitude the real Lenny Moss Many have inquired Few

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  • MNC Newsletter Index
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  • MNC - Zoning
    Julia Chapman Chairwoman Zoning Board of Adjustment 1401 JFK Blvd Philadelphia PA 19102 Letters can be faxed to 215 686 2565 Remember to reference the calendar number and the address in your letter Also send any letters to our councilperson The Honorable Curtis Jones City Council Room 404 City Hall Philadelphia PA 19107 Phone 215 686 3416 Fax 216 686 1934 Letters can also be emailed to the councilman via

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  • MNC - Pretzel Park & Tree Tenders
    as anyone can remember Pretzel Park has been Pretzel Park We believe the name relates to the pretzel shape of the sidewalks That pretzel shape has been recreated with the recent park renovations which the Councilman funded A pretzel vendor used to sell Philly Pretzels in the park so that could have also influenced the name Now the official name of the park has come into line with the real name of the park In 1999 when the Friends of Pretzel Park began its affiliation with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society s Philadelphia Green program and the Department of Recreation signs were installed welcoming visitors to Manayunk Park A grant was received in 2004 for the large metal DRINKING FOUNTAINS Pennsylvania Horticultural Society PHS approved another grant for Pretzel Park The grant was for two drinking fountains and plumbing However due to new restrictions by the Water Dept we were only able to repair the plumbing from the street to the park house install a backflow preventer and faucet knob in the house and add an exterior above ground faucet 2009 September A new PHS grant is in the works to get a drinking fountain in the dog park An Informal

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  • MNC Transit, Traffic & Parking
    ROUTE 35 PARKING PERMIT PARKING an idea whose time has not yet arrived in Manayunk TRAFFIC LINKS Philadelphia Parking Authority www philapark org Philly Car Share now has several locations

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  • MNC- Trash
    code violation notices and adjudication of violations Through education and enforcement SWEEP supports and enhances individual and community efforts to maintain a clean City Compliance with the sanitation laws is cost effective Keeping litter off the streets to begin with is less expensive than cleaning it up SWEEP officers will work with residential communities to address problem locations In cases of non compliance SWEEP officers will issue warnings and citations to the appropriate individuals SWEEP is a comprehensive centralized and accessible resource for information about the Sanitation Code Intensified patrols by SWEEP officers will increase awareness of the Sanitation Code Intensified patrols by SWEEP officers will increase awareness of the Sanitation Code reduce the number of violations and hold violators accountable to make Philadelphia a cleaner and safer place for all to do business To visit the SWEEP website click here Clear Away Snow and Ice Within six hours of the end of a snowfall or freezing rain you must clear a path at least 30 inches wide on your sidewalk Do not shovel or sweep the snow into the street The penalty for violating this regulation can range from a minimum fine of 25 up to 300 for each

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  • MNC Venice Island
    of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Letter Image gif 27k Press Statement First Annual Car Float in the Canal November 17 2003 Manayunk Neighborhood Council Flyer February 28 2001 Letter from the Sierra Club Top Traffic Over 1 000 Cars One event at the Arroyo backs up traffc Top Flood Facts as sent to City Council Flood Fact of the Day 1 Flood Fact of the Day 2 Flood Fact of the Day 3 Flood Fact of the Day 4 Flood Fact of the Day 5 Top TAKINGS Property Rights Top BUYOUTS What s Happening in Other Areas Apartment Complex FEMA buyout in North Carolina Buyouts from Floyd South Eastern PA PA DEP Additional Funds for Floyd 6 6 million for South Eastern PA New York City DEP New York City Delaware County 1999 Aurora Illinois FEMA buyout 1997 Houston Texas In Houston flood control looks like real estate business 1998 Top The Zoning Board Approves Apartments on Venice Island ZBA Decision Postcards announcing the Zoning Boards decision Article from The Inquirer announcing the Zoning Board s decision Article from The Review announcing the Zoning Board s decision Editorial from The Review denouncing the Zoning Board s decision Top The Philadelphia Common Pleas court overturns the Zoning Board Maloomain Connelly ZBA Decision Overturned on August 29 2001 Judge opinion on July 10 2002 Dranoff Namico ZBA Decision Overturned on August 29 2001 Judge s opinion on May 29 2002 Top LEGAL DOCUMENTS Complete transcripts of the Zoning Board Testimony Not for the weak stomached Dranoff Namico ZBA Decision Findings of Fact Conclusions of Law Dranoff Namico Motion to remand or hear new evidence Filed with Common Pleas Court 2 21 2001 Dranoff Namico Brief Filed with Common Pleas Court 3 8 2001 Dranoff Namico ZBA decision overturned Common Pleas Court

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