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Tales From the Towpath

Manayunk’s signature trail takes its tourists on a trip through time. By Leo DillingerPhotography by JPG Photo & Video (jpgphotography.com) and courtesy of Kay Sykora Over the last year, neighborhood residents and visitors have found solace along th...

Dressed to Impress

How sisters, Ljupka Neducsin and Tanya Malinovska, have consigned their way from local pop-up to becoming local fashion icons. By Megan DouressPhotos by Susan Beard Design Co. (susanbearddesign.com) On any given day, the most fabulous second-hand clothi...

Women of Manayunk

By Megan Douress Photography by JPG Photo & Video (jpgphotography.com) Top from left: Anna Purcell (Threads), Laura Anne Lamprou (LILA), Heather Slawek (Awakenings Pole Fitness), Stephanie Stranieri (Allstate Insurance), Shaw Lewis (Expect Lace), Ariel...

The Best of Main Street Music

Manayunk’s independent record store defies the odds in an ever-evolving industry.By Leo DillingerPhotography by Alexa Nahas Photography (alexanahas.com) Pat Feeney sits at his office desk in the backroom of Main Street Music, reflecting on 28 years selling...

Big Shoes to Fill

Irene Madrak reflects on a lifetime of service as North Light Community Center’s executive director. By Megan Douress Photography by Susan Beard Design (susanbearddesign.com) and North Light Community Center In the 1960s, a young girl named Irene lived ...

Art History

How betting it all in June 1989 turned Manayunk into the beloved place we all know today.By Megan DouressPhotography courtesy of Susan Beard Design Photography (susanbearddesign.com), JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com), and Manayunk.com It’s an unusuall...

Power Couple

Manayunk’s own husband and wife duo perfect the work-life balance. By Leo Dillinger Photos by Alexa Nahas Photography (alexanahas.com) JD Korejko of Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex and Su-Shan Lai of Starshine Salon share a unique love story. When the...

Sisters in Style

How Lisa and Laura Anne Lamprou built their fashion empire from the ground up. By Megan Douress Photography by Melissa Kelly Photography (melissakellyphotography.com) If you took a brief glimpse into what life was like five years ago for sisters and owne...

The Luckiest

Chris Barnes reflects on his last seven years at Lucky’s Last Chance. By Leo Dillinger Photos by Alexa Nahas Photography (alexanahas.com) “It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.” Ernest Hemingway, ...

Artesano: Striking While The Iron Is Hot

As you cross over the Green Lane Bridge into Manayunk, you’ll notice a collection of unique iron and bronze sculptures displayed underneath the arches of the Manayunk Bridge. Behind them stands Artesano Iron Works & Gallery, an enormous property wrapping a...