Favorite Spot: Though not the subject of this note, Amrita Yoga and the Race Street Pier
Neighborhood: Fishtown for Amrita, the Delaware River Waterfront for the Race Street Pier
Address: 1204 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 and Race St. and Columbus Blvd.
I Am: The Talent Marketing Manager at Comcast with a background in design and entrepreneurship.
Years in Philly: 12 in city, 18 in burbs
Current Home: Graduate Hospital
Favorite Place: Delaware River Waterfront (but I’m biased)
I am: A lover of the waterfront, blogger, Philly-girl, twin, friend, giver of good gifts, closeted romantic, biker.
Years in Philly: 32 minus 5
Current Home: S. Philly (even farther South than last year)
Favorite Spot: The Delaware River, but particularly the Wood Street steps as a reminder of the past and Race Street Pier as an example of the future
Neighborhood: Delaware River Waterfront
I am: a Texan who found herself head over heels in love with Philadelphia, and an urban planner working on the Central Delaware River.
Years in Philly: a little more than 5
Lawrence Christian Clarke
Favorite Place: So many to choose from… Headhouse Square, Sister Cities Park, Race Street Pier, Penn’s Landing, Franklin Square
I am: Someone who loves & appreciates The City of Brotherly Love
Favorite Spot: Race Street Pier Park (and environs)
Neighborhood: Old City
Address: Race Street and Columbus Boulevard/Delaware Avenue
I am: The Chief Cultural Office of the City of Philadelphia and Direct the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. I am grateful that my job allows me to support and celebrate the culture and creative energy that drives this City.
Years in Philly: Four (but I have a little bit of Philly roots in that my parents met here in the Fifties…)
Current Home: Bella Vista – Broad and Fitzwater
My Love Note: I would say that my new favorite spot is the Race Street Park. It is beautifully designed, peaceful, offers a fantastic Philadelphia cityscape view of the Delaware and the Ben Franklin Bridge, and provides inspiration for the further development of the Delaware waterfront. Approaching the park from Race Street, you also get to experience “Marquis,” a work of digital public art by Richard Torchia and Greenhouse Media that presents a live feed of a moving image of the surface of the Delaware River that is somewhat abstracted by the LED screen. Really cool!
AND, if that were not enough, across the street from the Race Street Park is the new headquarters of Live Arts/Philly Fringe, in a historic water pumping building. I feel like in this spot, at this point in time, the past, present and future of the City are all simultaneously evident, as well the integration of the arts and design into the urban environment.
Favorite Spot: Race Street Pier
Neighborhood: Penn’s Landing
Address: Race St and N Columbus Blvd
I am: a scientist, student, foodie
Years in Philly: Off and on for 29. Almost 30. Getting old.
Current home: South Philly, the promised land of pho and Mexican food