This weekend, head to Main St. and check out the 2nd Annual Manayunk EcoArts Festival
. This event will bring eco-conscious people together to highlight local green initiatives in business and the arts. Dozens of eco-friendly businesses and merchants will have booths to highlight their unique and earth-friendly approaches to what they do. Numerous eco-artists of different disciplines will also be selling their wares. Earth friendly cars will be on display, for those of us ready to turn in the keys to our Hummers.
With lectures, kids activities, shopping, and all the good stuff that Main St. has to offer, this is sure to be a fabulous event, rain or shine. The festival runs from 11-7 on Saturday, and 11-6 on Sunday.
Before the Nine. St. Mary's in the background. Image from Google.
Located on the 1700 block of Tulip St. in Fishtown, The Nine is a development of nine (shoulda guessed) new construction homes from a partnership of local developers, including one of the folks who brought us Memphis Flats. To this point, six homes have been built, with three more on the way in the coming months.
Current view of the same lot.
Units 1-6 have been built so far. Of those, four are sold, 1708 is under contract, and 1702 (#1) is still available
With a unique appearance intended to match the surrounding industrial buildings in Fishtown and Kensington, these buildings strongly contrast with the nearby colonial style residential buildings. Despite this, they blend into the industrial fabric of the neighborhood, as does Memphis…