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  • PARKing Day 2009
    PARKing Day 2009 PARKing DAY 2009 MNC in front of LaColumbe VSBA in front of Nicole Miller click photo to begin viewing back to events

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  • PARKing Day 2008, Manayunk
    PARKing Day 2008 Manayunk PARKing Day 2008 Manayunk click on image to enlarge or begin viewing BACK TO MNC

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/events/08PARKingDay/index.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Council Crier, January 2005
    that hold the memory of a community and define where we live This is a critical time for Philadelphia neighborhoods as many are undergoing significant change Community organizations chose subjects as diverse as a beloved jazz club a hundred year old tree a forgotten cemetery the Underground Railroad and achievements of people buffeted by deindustrialization and on the verge of becoming displaced Philadelphia neighborhoods are experiencing constant change Some are thriving but others face uncertain futures Creating an opportunity for residents to document their own neighborhoods allows all of us to see the richness of the city and provides a unique perspective of the city from the viewpoint of the people who live here The movie is an 8 minute documentary with interviews of residents connect ed to the Manayunk Club It contains footage of Manayunk and historic photos The Manayunk Club was built on the cliff above Silverwood Street as Fairview Cottage by wealthy mill owner John Campbell around 1860 After his death in 1873 Fairview Cottage was sold at sheriffs sale A few years later Fairview Cottage was purchased by mill owner James Preston where he died in 1888 Two years later another mill owner Joseph Adams bought the mansion He died there in 1915 In the 1920 s Saint John s Church relocated its Manayunk Club a men s social club to the vacant Fairview Cottage then called the Adams Mansion Ownership passed from the church to private hands and the Manayunk Club became a private social club It ended as an after hours club before it closed in 2000 The Manayunk Club was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1999 JUST A FEW MINUTES December 1 2004 General Meeting The meeting was called to order at 7 32 p m by MNC President Kevin Smith He began by saying the minutes of the November meeting were in the newsletter and the financial report was on the agenda The first speaker was Emily Schiller from PIRG Fuel Buyers Emily explained how they save people money on oil heat PIRG Fuel Buyers work with certain oil dealers and buy bulk to obtain a cheaper price They pass on a savings of 10 to 20 cents per gallon Ms Schiller had brochures with additional information and applications The next guest was real estate broker John McClatchy He purchased or plans to purchase 59 Leverington the site of the old dog kennel on Leverington near Main and Rambo s Ice House located behind the property Mr McClatchy was at our meeting to get ideas on the type of retail we would support He suggested a Trader Joe s or mini mart gas station A board member brought up the heavy rush hour traffic in that area Mr McClatchy said he plans to work with Councilman Nutter s office and get a traffic study He wants to have the safest and best use for Manayunk and is open to all ideas Another Board Member asked if they are

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  • Council Crier, February 2004
    commission approval and the zoning board approval for this project We are still waiting for hearing dates transcripts etc 4430 Silverwood Member Brian Merion s proposal for a home at the corner of Gay and Silverwood was approved by MNC and a variance was granted by the zoning board with some changes 132 Rector MNC opposed a variance to legalize a multi family conversion at this location The hearing was continued once and the applicant did not appear at the second hearing The case was dismissed and the house will remain a single family home 301 Green Lane The owner is seeking to rebuild an existing garage The current garage was not considered legal by L I so the owner needed a zoning variance The new garage will be the same height and occupy the same footprint The project was approved by the board 145 Carson The owner is seeking to put a parking pad in their back yard accessible by an alley off of Baker Street The board reviews plans talked to a neighbor and approved the project 4472 Fleming The owner is proposing to build a deck The original case was continued but the owner has not contacted MNC Special thanks to Councilwoman Campbell and her staff for their support at zoning Manayunk Development Corporation is holding nominations for their board February 7 Elections are February 14 Proposed Definitions and Limits for Food Establishments on Main Street Definition of a Restaurant Sit down table service only bar exception No high tops or ledges No counter service Minimum seating requirements No delivery No self service Definition of Casual Food Pizza hoagies etc Tables high tops ledges with seating No standing Minimum seating requirements Counter service Self service Delivery service No food service after 12 am Definition of Take out Not allowed No seating or less than some minimum seating Definition of a Bar Not allowed Liquor license Fails to meet minimum standards for restaurant or casual food Limits on all establishments No dance hall license No cabaret license No amusement permit No extended food license No live music No Dj s No cover charge Music not audible off premises On side streets and Cresson Street must be closed patrons out by 11 pm JUST A FEW MINUTES December 6 2006 Note We don t have minutes of the January Meeting Kevin called the meeting to order at 7 30 Pretzel Park funds contains 3900 of grant money to be spent on drinking fountain by June 2007 MNC Funds 2511 Couch Tomato Michael Cassano and Craig owners of Couch Tomato seek to expand and do business on the 2nd and 3rd floor of their current establishment and add a liquor license They wish to become a sit down full service dinner type restaurant They will close by 11 30 and will not have a bar nor will they sell take out They are willing to sign a deed restriction ending liquor sales at 9 00 Mon Thur and Friday and

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  • Council Crier, March 2005
    for only a couple bucks It s cheaper than parking Jennifer is well aware of our problems with the dog run and of the lack of volunteers As an outstanding advocate for the Friends of Pretzel Park She found funding through a grant from Lincoln Financial However the funding will only be available if volunteers come forward to manage the project and organize the users of the dog run The group agreed to work together to bring dog owners to a March meeting to discuss improvements to dog run Philly Green with a grant from Lincoln Financial will repair the eroded dog run and create a solution to reduce future problems This will only be done with significant buy in and support from the dog owners Philly Green will work with the dog owners on a maintenance plan There seems to be a lack of understanding about who owns and maintains Pretzel Park and more specifically the dog run Jennifer will work with the group to provide dog owners with information about the park the structure of the Friends of Pretzel Park and the relationship with the Recreation Department This will include the history and challenges of the dog run Signs about and in the dog run could be part of the proposed work Next Steps The next meeting is set for March 21 2005 at 7 00 P M at Kildare s on Main Street Eric Gartenberg will set up meeting with Kildare s talk to the two pet stores on Main Street about our project and ask them to display flyers He will also create an agenda for the meeting Sandy Smith will work on the flyer and recruit dog owners to get involved Jennifer will send Eric a description and image of proposed work She will also email him information about getting wood chips delivered A Bit of Park History Pretzel Park was built by the City of Philadelphia in the 1920 s on the site of demolished houses It was refurbished several times over the years but by the 1990 s it was in poor condition Several individuals tried to improve the park and the Canal Day Committee paid for some maintenance and mowing In 1998 Manayunk Neighborhood Council started the Manayunk Garden Club The focus of the group quickly turned to improving the long neglected Pretzel Park In August of 1999 the Friends of Pretzel Park was formed as a coalition of three neighborhood groups the Canal Day Committee Mana yunk Development Corporation and Manayunk Neighborhood Council We immediately began working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Department of Recreation The Canal Committee dropped out of the group and the Manayunk Development Corporation although still committed to the park can no longer remain as involved Their staff continues to empty the trash on a daily basis JUST A FEW MINUTES February 2 2005 General Meeting Kevin Smith called the meeting to order at 7 30 PM The minutes printed in the newsletter were approved

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  • 2006 July News
    Central Roxborough Civic had opposed four units and had instead asked for two The developer did agree to market the space as two units for a limited period 3 Rector Street The Historical Commission has approved the depositing of a five story box on top of Labov s Manayunk Neighborhood Council approved in concept grafting a new building over the original building The proposed design however is too tall towers over surrounding buildings and neither the materials nor the design make any attempt to honor the historic character of the original building or the surrounding buildings The Commission s Architectural Committee also recommended denial We asked the Commission to not approve the design Instead the developer should continue to work with Commission staff to create a reasonable design Flood of June 28 2006 Just like last October heavy rains in the area caused the Schuylkill River to flood including the Venice Island Lofts site Leverington and Main Under construction and Cotton Street site In a you can t make this stuff up moment while watching the flood from the railroad bridge over the Schuylkill near Shurs Lane we noticed a Venice Island Lofts sign floating down the river See the photo gallery at http www manayunkcoucil org Main Street was also flooded from just past Shurs Lane down towards Ridge Avenue The water came within inches topping at at 1 5 feet above flood level of going over the wall at the back of the Brew Pub at Shurs Lane First car coming to Green Lane and Main July 3 rd Sign up now www phillycarshare org or 215 730 0988 Commute by transit bike or foot but still need a car or 2nd car occasionally Drive less than 8 000 miles per year Want the convenience of driving without the hassles of owning Feel committed to improving your neighborhood and the environment JUST A FEW MINUTES May 3 2006 Kevin called the meeting to order at 7 30 Election results were announced The current board was reelected with the exception of Dave West who will become Executive Director of the Manayunk Development Corp in July Fairmount Park Commission made a presentation on the Manayunk Canal John March with Pennoni Assoc reviewed current work completed and spoke about future plans Canal restoration began 11 years ago The first half of the funding was from a state economic development grant The second half is from federal grants Phase 1 included bridge and minor canal repairs In Phase 2A canal walls and the boardwalk between Lock St and Fountain St were repaired The current phase includes sediment removal from Parker Ave to downstream of the sluice house which will be stabilized cleaned repaired and repointed This will improve water flow and runoff from streams The towpath will be improved to enable emergency vehicles easy access Special materials will be used to reduce sediment pile up and water flow will remain fairly constant Sediment will be examined for toxicity to determine disposal methods

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  • 2006 September Postcard
    newsletter Welcome back Our next meeting is Wednesday September 6th at 7 30 pm at the VI Rec Center 3 Rector Street Labov s Update and Discussion Brian Merin Single

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  • Council Crier, February 2004
    review In February the historical commission approved a four story addition in concept This means the commission agrees an addition is possible but they need better plans In June the developers came back with a five story plan which the historical commission approved even through the add on dwarfs the original building and surrounding buildings and contains no features or materials to blend into the historic district MNC appealed the approval to the board of building standards The appeal was unsuccessful We have now taken the appeal to the court of common pleas The developers have pressed forward for zoning and have a hearing on October 4 We have hired attorney Hal Schirmer to help us with the historical commission appeal and with the ZBA hearing If this building goes forward we can wave goodby to any historical protection for Manayunk If you can do this what can t you do JUST A FEW MINUTES September 6 2006 Kevin called the meeting to order at 7 30 3 Rector Street Labov s The Historical Commission approved the drawings back in July for a 5 story addition to the historically significant Labov s Plumbing Supply building at 3 Rector St MNC is appealing the Historical Commission s ruling and opposing the addition at the upcoming zoning hearing for this building Richard s Apex is concerned construction equipment will make their business situation untenable Construction equipment and materials may be placed on Rector Street making an ugly situation for Bourbon Blue It was proposed to hire Attorney Hal Schirmer to represent us at zoning and to appeal the historical commission s ruling A motion was made to ratify proposal to hire Hal and initiate opposition to the plans at Labov s The motion was seconded by Jane Discussion ensued with many objecting to the parking plans in the design at 3 Rector Streets addition as well as the overall design The proposal requires an elevator to take cars to the basement for parking Further conversation followed about the economic feasibility of such a building as well the architectural effect on Main Street The motion to oppose the building and hire Atty Schirmer was passed without opposition Vince Esposito Time was devoted to honor former MNC President and community activist Vince Esposito who recently passed away 4430 Silverwood Brian Merin Proposal for single family home Brian and his wife own a lot at 109 Gay Street and wish to build a new home The property is presently zoned R10A Brian seeks a variance to go higher than 35 feet At the highest point of the house the peak of the slope on Gay Street the house would be 43 feet The intriguing design received generally favorable comments A motion to approve was made by Harry and modified by John to approve the specific design The motion was seconded and approved unanimously Kildares II MacGrogan s Oyster House It was rumored that Dave MacGrogan was going ahead with his plans for MacGrogans Oyster House

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