Archive for April, 2014

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Adult Swim at the Piazza!!!!!

 

Adult Swim FunHouse Tour at the Piazza Tonight!

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By: Elizabeth Flynn

There are always so many cool events going on in our little NoLibs community but this one appeals to the quirky side of RE/MAX Access. Adult Swim, the long running nighttime programming on the Cartoon Network that showcases the weirdest minds on television is hosting a tour of seriously fun events and bands.

Cephalopods is headlining, and there are a bunch of other cool activities, like a Design your own T-shirt Contest and a photo booth where you (yes you!) can be featured on the Adult Swim Website. Check out Cephalopods and Their Allies on Bandcamp here!

The 247 Events Crew

The 247 Events Crew

 

Despite the wind and the rain that is going on today, the crew is working hard to set up the stage. It’s always important to remember that events like this happen because of the hard work of touring companies and local crews. You gotta love these guys!

Check out this amazing blow up castle that’s part of the event! It’s rumored that there is a swimming pool in there!

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So make it to the Adult Swim FunHouse Tour tonight and get weird!

 

 
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Glitter Mixed with Rock ‘N Roll

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Leah Delfiner is a fabulous, vibrant, East Passyunk Crossing resident who is the creator of the clothing line Pretty Pretty Rebel.  She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, where she learned all about the Fashion Industry but her main concentration was in Fashion Design.  Leah was offered an awesome internship with Betsey Johnson which was her main inspiration for launching Pretty Pretty Rebel in 2012.  After coming out with Pretty Pretty Rebel Leah was accepted into the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator as a 2013 Designer in Residence.

 

 

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In 2013, Pretty Pretty Rebel started up a children’s line, that is, according to Leah, “an American made children’s wear clothing brand inspired by rock and roll music, and featuring bright colors, and wild imagination”.  The clothing is geared towards sassy young girls between the ages of 4-10 who have the attitude and energy of little rock stars!  Leah channels her vibrant energy into her work and uses fun crazy patterns, and a “punk rock bravado”, as she calls it.   Her main focus is on her children’s line right now, and she is currently working on a spring/summer 2015 collection.

 

 

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Pretty Pretty Rebel is making waves all throughout Philadelphia.  Leah will be selling clothes at Art Star Bazaar the weekend of May 10th.  Art Star’s brick and mortar shop is based on 2nd Street in Northern Liberties.  She will also be showcasing her clothes at various trunk shows throughout the city and surrounding areas.  Make sure you keep an eye out for this awesome vibrant fashion for young girls throughout Philadelphia – especially in South Philly where Leah resides.  Her residency in the East Passyunk Cross is great for her line as well because of so many young millennials with dynamic fashion sense, and their budding families are living in that neighborhood making her a visible and a walking face for her company Pretty Pretty Rebel.  If you see Leah around, make sure to say hi – she is just as exuberant as her designs.

 

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Monday, April 28th, 2014

FYI- Out with the Old…

 

Photo by Neil Fitzpatrick via Flickr

Photo by Neil Fitzpatrick via Flickr

Curated by: Jarek Cotto

Lou’s Crab Pad building being demolished? One of NoLibs unique buildings meets its demise. Also check out how those in NoLibs get down when it comes to interior designing, and get excited about the coming Philly bike share. Lots goin’ on.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/south-kensington/buh-bye-crab-pad

http://philly.curbed.com/archives/2014/04/18/industrial-chic-home-is-a-triumph-of-the-nolibs-aesthetic.php

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140424_Bike-share_not_coming_to_Phila__till_spring.html

 
Friday, April 25th, 2014

Open House Schedule for April 26th and 27th

Saturday, April 26th

University City — 32 S. 51st Street — 12:00pm-3:00pm

Fishtown — 2500 E. Oakdale Street — 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Sunday, April 27th

University City — 32 S. 51st Street — 12:00pm-3:00pm

Oak Lane — 7162 Andrews Avenue — 12:30pm-2:30pm

Fishtown — 2437 E. York Street — 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fishtown — 2150 E. Dauphin Street — 1:00pm-3:00pm

 
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

FYI: #everythingphilly

Curated By: Karley Cohen
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More West Philly student housing? What is this #phillyhomeportrait hashtag about? Got plans on Saturday? Temple student makes waves for LGBTQ resource center, what’s his deal?

 

New Student Housing Coming to Woodland Avenue (curbed)

#phillyhomeportrait Instagram tag presents Philly’s ridiculously photogenic houses (city paper)

The Lehigh Avenue Arts Festival And Philly Puff Inflatable Sculpture Contest Arrives At The Portside Arts Center This Saturday, April 26 (uwishunu)

Student Pushes for Temple’s First LGBT Resource Center (g philly)

 

 
Saturday, April 19th, 2014

NoLibs gets N3rd-y

by: Karley Cohen

Photo By Technical.ly Philly

Photo By Technical.ly Philly

Last week at Liberty Lands Park there was a BBQ hang out in honor of the renaming of North 3rd Street to “N3rd Street” – pronounced “Nerd Street.”  The BBQ was part of Philly Tech Week.  The location of N3rd Street is between Market Street and Girard because the Northern Liberties section of the city is growing a Technology Hub in Philadelphia. N3rd Street has been getting filled up with various technology based companies over the past few years so it was only fitting to change the name of that section to reflect the growth.

Check out the official site of videographer Zachary Rendin.

At the BBQ there was a focus on Philadelphia local organizations and companies who brought their goods to the table.  Some of these were Yard Brewing, Instacart Philly and several food trucks, or “mobile dining” as they are now being called.  The BBQ had a good turn out, with various neighbors, tech geeks, and friends.  People were enjoying themselves with friends, their dogs, and games like frisbee on the grass.

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There is even an official N3rd Street website and twitter so people can stay updated on what is going on and what other events they will be hosting.  This section of the city is growing just as fast as the technology is changing making it an awesome place for people who are hip and up to date with the different expanding technology that is so present in everyone’s daily life.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

FYI! Ride (Septa) all Night.

Broad St Line Septa

Curated by: Karley Cohen

Can this building be too pretty to knock down? Will SEPTA run all night long again? Getting ready for Easter? Excited for Morgan’s Pier to reopen?

 

Demolition Turned This High Rise Into a Work of Art (curbed)

SEPTA to restore all night service soon (philly.com)

The South Street Headhouse District Celebrates Easter With its 83rd Annual Easter Promenade (uwishunu)

Morgans Pier Will Open May 1st (foobooz)

 

 
Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Open House Schedule for Sunday, April 13th

Sunday, April 13th

Port Richmond — 3307 Livingston Street — 12:00pm-2:00pm

Port Richmond — 2530 E. Westmoreland Street — 12:00pm-2:00pm

Northwood — 946 Herbert Street — 12:30pm-2:30pm

Overbrook — 915 Flanders Road — 1:00pm-3:00pm

Northern Liberties — 605 N. Bodine Street — 1:00pm-3:00pm

 
Friday, April 11th, 2014

FYI- Have A Smashing Passover

Curated By: Karley Cohen

Table Set for Seder

 

Need somewhere to go for Passover dinner? Need some new retail spots to check out? Is Philly becoming a powerhouse city? Hungry for Manayunks restaurant week?

 

Roundup: Our Picks For Passover Dinners In And Around Philadelphia (uwishunu)

Retail Report: Tons of New Store Openings (Phillymag)

7 statistics that show Philadelphia is a rising economic powerhouse (PBJ)

Guide To Manayunk Restaurant Week: Spring 2014 (CBS local)

 
Friday, April 11th, 2014

Secret Beats in Port Richmond

by: Jarek Cotto

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Straight Drop Studios lies in a hidden corner of Port Richmond. Located just down the road from Aramingo and Tioga in a large factory-turned-apartment building. Here you can find a lot of Philly’s young talent making and recording music. The moment you walk in you are immersed the place’s distinct vibe. With new music constantly being created and played on studio quality speakers, it’s any music lovers dream come true.

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I have known one of the main engineers of “The Drop” all my life. He is a very talented producer who works with a score of emerging rappers from not only Philly, but also other places in the U.S. If you are a music artist looking for a place to record, look no further than Straight Drop. Recording is not the only thing that is done in the Drop. Tracks will also be mastered by a skilled engineer. You can also browse and purchase beats. A studio of this quality is hard to find for the same price. Appointments are booked in advance and you pay by the hour.

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This place is at the heart of a sort of renaissance in Philadelphia. Now more than ever, heaps of new artists are trying to make their way on the scene. They are carving out their own lane with their own one of a kind style mixed with that distinct Philly flavor that we all have with us. Of all the new music being created in Philly, you can bet that a large chunk of it is made right here in Port Richmond.

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