Archive for the ‘DONUTS’ Category

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Will New Development Revive This Old Commercial District?

By: Jarek Cotto

There was once a lively commercial corridor on the 900 block of Marshall Street that was full of shops and pushcarts like the Italian Market. This small street between Poplar and Girard stopped being a bustling district due to a combination of white flight and a redevelopment plan from the 1950s that never came to fruition that ultimately sunk most of the Marshall Street businesses according to Philaplace. The street stayed that way for years and it looks pretty bad today. Many of the buildings remaining on the block still appear to have residential tenants, but the storefronts are mostly closed down. You will have no problem finding a vacant lot either as they are littered around in abundance.

New homes are getting built on Marshall St. Two have risen to date, at 922 and 936 N. Marshall St. One has already been sold, but 936 N. Marshall St. is still on the market for $550K.  The homes are three stories high and have parking out front. They have 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,000 sqft of living space. Development doesn’t end with the construction of these two homes either.  According to the listings, five more homes are in the works, making this a seven home development.

This development on Marshall Street is just another symptom of the expanding boundaries of Northern Liberties development. If this project proves successful, we might see more change on this street, though it may never return to its former glory.


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Kensington’s Mini-Golf Course Is Actually Pretty Cool.

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By: Jarek Cotto

Old factories have met different fates over the past few years. A former dye works was converted into apartments and office space at Oxford Mills. On Howard St., a factory was torn down to make room for new single homes. Today, we bring your attention to a factory that was converted into something pretty cool. The Keystone Mini-Golf and Arcade is a factory conversion that is a unique edition to the area.

Located at 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave. The space occupies what was a textile and dye warehouse in the past. This BYOB mini-golf course was opened in mid-June by two Bucks County natives, Bill Cannon and Drew Ferry. The idea came to them after experiencing a crappy mini-golf course themselves. They were toying around with the idea after that experience, so the next day they went hunting for a space and a week later they signed a lease.

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They were originally going to make it a Philadelphia landmark-themed 9-hole, but Franklin Square already took that idea. Instead, they went with a 1950’s “Americana” type of look. The design for the holes was created by Drew’s retired father Skip  They plan on continually changing the course in order to”keep it fresh.” They acquired a number of the course’s unique fiberglass props from vintage stores and flea markets. The old-school arcade games were found and gifted to them.

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This place brings some much needed fun to the area. Keystone Mini-Golf is open Thursdays from 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Fridays 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Come get drunk and play some mini-golf!

Monday, September 29th, 2014

FYI: Could ISIS Attack Our Subways? SEPTA Thinks So.

By: Jarek Cotto

Do you ever find yourself alone and in need of human contact? With the new app Cuddlr, you can now set up a meeting with a complete stranger to cuddle in a place of your choosing. This app shows how much our human interactions have suffered because of technology.


Two former principals have been charged with changing answers on standardized tests to boost scores. Find out what is going to happen to them below.


Man robs Dunkin’ Donuts with hypodermic needle on Sunday morning. See details below.


Hate crime laws may get beefed up by the city council. This is the result of when two men and a female beat up a man for being gay.


Philadelphia city councilman Kenyatta Johnson wants to ban the sale of realistic looking toy guns. Will the council go through with it? California tried to do the same thing last year and failed. More below.


Do you think a terrorist attack can happen in Philadelphia? SEPTA thinks so. They already increased security because of rumors of an impending attack on US and French subways. See why they are taking these precautions.



Monday, June 9th, 2014

FYI-Bike Off Your Donut Binge!


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Curated by: Karley Cohen


Beatles tribute band comes to Philly! Philly is more bike friendly then you think! New Federal Donuts, MMM! New Manayunk bridge project plans!