The Wall

Stephen Zook Favorite Spot: The Manayunk Wall Neighborhood: Manayunk Address: Begins at Main Street and Levering Street, proceeds on worn cobblestone Cresson Street under the railway, then back on to Levering Street (or so says Wikipedia) I am: a Philly transplant and proud Temple graduate, I spend my time running, biking, swimming in the Schuylkill, drinking beer, arguing with my dog, and starting new writing projects that I never finish. Years in Philly: 8 Current Home: Fitler Square My Love Note I came out for exercise, gentle Read more

In just ten days Philly Beer Week manages to make this city even more special

Jordan Price Favorite Philly Spot: Each of the participating bars during Philly Beer Week I Am: Delco-raised, a recently graduated Quaker, and a SEPTA-sponsored Philly explorer Years in Philly: 2 Current Home: Fitler Square My Love Note Dear Philly Beer Week, Waking up to you is like Christmas, my birthday, and the first day of Rumspringa all rolled into one. And, the best part is, you’re not a week at all. You’re ten glorious days nestled carefully on the tail end of spring when luxurious libations Read more

Calling all saucer-heads

Editor's Note: The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance are having a big party tonight to celebrate their well-deserved victory -- one of too few wins in Philly that preserve some of our architecturally renowned buildings. If you're interested in preservation in Philly (or just want to party), check out their In With The Old event tonight. Lauren Drapala Favorite Spot: Fairmount Park Welcome Center Address: 1599 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Neighborhood: Center City I Am: a full-time architectural conservator, part-time Read more

Devil’s Pool

Love Note #68: Vincent Alleva Jr. — Some beers, his dog, and Devil’s Pool in Wissahickon Park

Vincent Alleva Jr.
Favorite Spot: The Wissahickon Creek and Devil’s Pool
Neighborhood: Northwest – Valley Green which is situated between Roxborough, Chestnut Hill, West Mt. Airy and Germantown

I am: A third generation Philadelphian. I live, work, and play in Philly. I have lived in many neighborhoods in the city including Kingsessing, Parkside, Fairmont, Lower Moyamensing, and Pennsport. I blog about the South Philadelphia community on a facebook group page called South Silly. I’ve worked for the Painters and allied trades union of Philadelphia for 8 years. I currently work at the Barbary in Fishtown. On my spare time I enjoy spinning music, riding my bike throughout the city and walking my dog to the plethora of parks in and around my neighborhood.
Years in Philly: On and of for 14 years.
Current Home: Pennsport

My love note: In ’93 my family moved out of Southwest Philly to South Jersey where I grew up, in the suburbs. That gave me the opportunity to become a boy scout and spend plenty of time camping and playing in the woods. As I grew older, the allure of moving back to the city became a daily commute. 

Upon moving my adult self back to the city, I longed for the hot summer days spent in the woods by creeks and rivers. To me, there is nothing like getting the dog ready, filling a backpack with some beers, and heading to the woods with some buddies to go cliff jumping and swimming in the Wissahickon. Relaxing, fun, and adventurous. 

Meeting other people out there and watching dare devils doing back flips some 15-20 feet above the water with perfect execution and thundering splash is most definitely entertaining. Catch it during the week when its not so busy with a few close friends and you’ll have yourself a wonderful time. The surroundings can almost bring you back in time. This is why I love the Wissahickon Creek and Devils Pool.
(Top and third photo by Vincent)
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