Manayunk Journals

"Taste of Old World in Manayunk"

A May 2001 trip to Manayunk by Lulu Byrd

Quote: On the banks of the Schuykill River only 15-20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, the former textile town of Manayunk is a unique suburban community in America, popular with the working class, artists and the branché.

"Taste of Old World in Manayunk"

Overview

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Manayunk has many festivals throughout the summer. I went on the Canal Day festival; there was musical entertainment along Main St. which was closed to traffic.I suggest taking a walk along the Canal Towpath and Main St., simply admiring the Old World architecture of this Philly suburb (part of Philly actually). It's certainly unlike any suburb I've ever been to. Grab a bite to eat at one of the chic Italian or Japanese restaurants or if on a budget, go to a pizza joint or the Vegetarian Cafe. Quick Tips: Apparently, Manayunk gets some good bands, who are required in some bars to do original work. Check out Philadelphia City Paper to find out (and about any festiva...Read More

About the Writer

Lulu Byrd

Lulu Byrd
Baltimore, Maryland