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Encyclopedia > Northeast Philadelphia
Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. Click for larger image.
Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. Click for larger image.

Northeast Philadelphia ("the Northeast") is a section of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to the 2000 Census, the Northeast has a sizable percentage of the city's 1.5 million people — a population of between 300,000 and 450,000, depending on how the area is defined. Beginning in the 1980's, many of the Northeast's middle class children graduated college and settled in suburbs, especially nearby Bucks County. With this emigration of older populations, a new influx of Hispanics have settled along the southern edges of the Northeast, while blacks and Asian immigrants have purchased homes in this once almost exclusively white area of the city. The neighborhoods that make up Northeast Philadelphia include Lawncrest, Rhawnhurst, Tacony, Frankford, Holme Circle, Holmesburg, Mayfair, Morrell Park, Oxford Circle, Bustleton, Torresdale, Parkwood, Somerton, Fox Chase and Pine Valley. It is sometimes said to include the neighborhoods of Bridesburg, Port Richmond, and Fishtown, as well. Image File history File links NEPhilaDistrict. ... Image File history File links NEPhilaDistrict. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A monument to the working and supporting classes along Market Street in the heart of San Franciscos Financial District, home to tens-of-thousands of professional and managerial middle class workers each day. ... Bucks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... Lawncrest is a neighborhood in the Near Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The intersection of Rhawn Street and Castor Avenue in Rhawnhurst Rhawnhurst is a residential neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, named for George and William Rhawn by area real estate developers. ... Tacony is a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, about ten miles from Center City. ... Frankford is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, situated about 6 miles northeast of Center City. ... Holme Circle is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Holmesburg is a neighborhood in the Near Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The intersection of Frankford and Cottman Avenues in Mayfair Mayfair is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Morrell Park is a neighborhood located in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... The Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia is located in the Far Northeast, north of Rhawnhurst and south of Somerton; sitting between Roosevelt Boulevard and the city boundary to the west, it is centered at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Bustleton Avenue. ... Torresdale, also known as Torrisdale, is a neighborhood in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Parkwood is a neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Somerton is a neighborhood located in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Fox Chase section of Philadelphia got its name from The Fox Chase Inn which opened in 1705. ... Pine Valley may refer to: Pine Valley, California Pine Valley, New Jersey Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Bridesburg is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Port Richmond is one of the neighbourhoods of the city of Philadelphia. ... Fishtown is a neighborhood in transition. ...

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History

The Northeast in 1900, showing the region still to be a collection of towns and farms. Click for larger image.
The Northeast in 1900, showing the region still to be a collection of towns and farms. Click for larger image.

Early settlement

The first European settlement in the Northeast was by Swedish farmers, who emigrated there when the area was a part of the New Sweden colony.[1] They were followed by English Quakers, including Thomas Holme, who came to begin the settlement of William Penn's Pennsylvania colony in the late 1680s. In the years to follow, Northeast Philadelphia developed as a scattering of small towns and farms that were a part of the county, but not the city, of Philadelphia. Before consolidation with the city, what is now the Northeast consisted of the townships of Byberry, Delaware, Dublin, Holmesburg, Moreland, Oxford, Tacony, Torresdale and White Hall (largely rural areas); and the boroughs of Bridesburg and Frankford, which were more urbanized. New Sweden, or Nya Sverige, was a small Swedish settlement along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Thomas Holme (1624-1695) was the first Surveyor General of Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... Byberry is a place name in Northeast Philadelphia that can have several references. ... Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Delaware Township prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 Delaware Township is a defunct township that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. ... Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lower Dublin Township prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 Lower Dublin Township, also known as Dublin Township, is a defunct township that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. ... Holmesburg is a neighborhood in the Near Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lower Dublin Township prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 Moreland Township, is a defunct township that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. ... Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lower Oxford Township prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 Oxford Township, also know as Dublin Township is a defunct township that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. ... Tacony is a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, about ten miles from Center City. ... Torresdale, also known as Torrisdale, is a neighborhood in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting West Philadelphia Borough prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 West Philadelphia Borough, also known as West Philadelphia District, is a defunct borough that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. ... Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Bridesburg Borough prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 Bridesburg is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Frankford Terminal in 1918, before the construction of the Frankford El. ...


Growth in industry and farming

While most of the land in what is now the Northeast was dedicated to farming, the presence of many creeks, along with proximity to Philadelphia proper, made the towns of the Northeast suitable for industrial development. The Northeast's first factory was the Rowland Shovel Works on the Pennypack Creek. In 1802, it produced the first shovel made in the United States.[2] More mills and factories followed along the Pennypack and Frankford Creeks, and traces of the mill races and dams remain to this day. The most famous of these factories was the Disston Saw Works in Tacony, founded by English industrialist Henry Disston, whose saw blades were world-renowned.[2][3] Philadelphia saws, axes, shovels, rakes, and picks were in demand everywhere across the nation during the 19th century, helping to win the West and complete the United States. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Frankford Creek is a minor tributary of the Delaware River. ... A channel of a stream, esp. ... Disston Saw Works was one of the better known and highly regarded manufacturers of handsaws in the United States. ... Tacony is a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, about ten miles from Center City. ... Henry Disston (May 24, 1819 - March 16, 1878) was an English-American industrialist who founded the Disston Saw Mill and developed the surrounding neighborhood of Tacony in Philadelphia. ...


Consolidation and population increase

By 1854, the entire County of Philadelphia was incorporated into the City. In spite of the political incorporation, the Northeast retained its old development patterns for a time, and the dense populations and urban style of housing that marked older, more traditional sections of the city had not yet found their way there. In the first three decades of the 20th century, rapid industrialization, spurred by World War I and early industrial innovation, provided new income to industrial workers and helped foster the expansion of the middle and managerial classes. These demographic changes, along with the building of the Market-Frankford Line train and new arterial highways, such as the Roosevelt Boulevard, brought new middle class populations to the lower half of the Northeast. Vast tracts of row homes were built in that section of the Northeast for new arrivals in the 1920s and 1930s, typically with small, but valued front lawns, which impart a "garden suburb" quality to much of the Northeast, reducing the sense of physical density felt elsewhere in the city. Much of this development occurred along the southern edge of the Northeast (Northwood), east of Roosevelt Boulevard (Mayfair, Torresdale) and along the Northeast's western fringe (Burholme). Map of Philadelphia County prior to the Act of Consolidation. ... Industrialisation (or industrialization) or an industrial revolution (in general, with lowercase letters) is a process of social and economic change whereby a human society is transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial state . ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Market-Frankford Line Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Market-Frankford Line (MFL) (also called the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated Line (MFSE), El or Blue Line) is a transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, run by SEPTA. It begins at 69th Street Terminal just west of the city line in Upper Darby and... Roosevelt Boulevard at Rhawn Street, looking north toward Pennypack Circle Roosevelt Boulevard (official name, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Boulevard), often referred to simply as the Boulevard,[1] is a major traffic artery through North and Northeast Philadelphia. ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ...


Post-war growth

Frankford Terminal in 1918, before the construction of the Frankford El.

After World War II, newer arrivals, armed with the mortgage benefits of the GI Bill, brought the baby boom to the Northeast. This newer population was heavily Jewish or ethnic Catholic, and completed the development of the region, filling in undeveloped areas of Rhawnhurst and Bell's Corner and developing the previously rural Far Northeast. As older sections of the city lost populations of young families, the Northeast's school-age population swelled, requiring rapid expansion of schools, libraries, cinemas, shopping, transportation, restaurants and other needed amenities. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (1474 × 1069 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (1474 × 1069 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Frankford Transportation Center is a transportation terminal in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Market-Frankford Line Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Market-Frankford Line (MFL) (also called the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated Line (MFSE), El or Blue Line) is a transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, run by SEPTA. It begins at 69th Street Terminal just west of the city line in Upper Darby and... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The G. I. Bill of Rights or Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans as well as one-year of unemployment compensation. ... A baby boom is any period of greatly increased birth rate during a certain period, and usually within certain geographical bounds. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


The period from 1945 through the 1970s was marked in many American cities by urban decline in older, more industrial areas. This was especially true in Philadelphia, in which much of the city's North, West and South sections lost population, factories, jobs and commerce, especially associated with "white flight." During the postwar period, the Northeast experienced a heavy influx of growing middle class families, and had become an almost exclusively white community. This aroused controversy in the 1960s and '70s, as passions for and against school busing were focused on the Northeast, to address racial imbalances, especially in the city's public schools. That racial imbalance was ultimately addressed by the upward mobility enjoyed by many of the graduates of the Northeast's excellent public and parochial school systems, who made their way out of the Northeast and into the suburbs from the 1980s onward, making room for new arrivals from the city's Latino, African American and Asian populations. White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ...


A separate identity

Frankford and Cottman Avenues, a central location in the Northeast
Frankford and Cottman Avenues, a central location in the Northeast

In the 1980s, the Northeast developed along a separate path from much of the rest of the city. In addition to the racial differences mentioned above, the political climate in the Northeast was balanced evenly between Republicans and Democrats, while the rest of the city almost uniformly voted for the latter party. As a result, many Northeasters became more and more discontented with the high city taxes and a perceived imbalance in the services they received for them. This discontent grew sufficiently to give rise to a secessionist movement, led by State Senator Hank Salvatore, among others. Salvatore introduced a bill in the State Senate to allow the Northeast to become a separate county, but the bill failed to progress beyond this stage. As the Philadelphia economy grew stronger, and the most discontented people fled to the suburbs, and a new, more popular mayor (Ed Rendell) was elected the call for secession waned, and the section settled back into life as a part of the city.[4] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1488, 1554 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1488, 1554 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... For other uses, see Secession (disambiguation). ... Edward Gene Ed Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ...


Today, the Northeast enjoys greater racial balance and relative stability. The region is uniformly developed, but like many American urban communities, it has witnessed the loss of manufacturing, factory conversions to marginal retail "outlets," and growing vacancies along shopping avenues, especially in the southern part of the region. With the recent tax advantages granted to new construction within the city limits, the Northeast has seen a growth in residential units on nearly any patch of available land.


Geography

Due to the size of the Northeast, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission divides it into two regions called "Near Northeast" and "Far Northeast", the names being derived from their distance from Center City. The term "Near Northeast" is not used colloquially ("Lower Northeast" is more commonly used), but the term "Far Northeast" is in widespread use. The demarcation line between the two sections is typically given as Cottman Avenue [5]. Center City District, highlighted on a map of Philadelphia County. ...


Northeast Philadelphia is bounded by the Delaware River on the east, Bucks County on the north, and Montgomery County on the west. The southern limit is given as Frankford/Tacony Creek or Adams Avenue.[6] Bucks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Frankford Creek is a minor tributary of the Delaware River. ...


Political representation

John M. Perzel, former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Unlike the rest of Philadelphia (a solidly Democratic city) there is lively competition between Republicans and Democrats in the Northeast. While Democrats running for federal office have been more successful of late, Republicans and Democrats both currently represent the Northeast in the State House of Representatives and in the Philadelphia City Council. Image File history File links Speakerperzel. ... Image File history File links Speakerperzel. ... John Michael Jay Perzel (born January 7, 1950) is a Republican politician who represents the 172nd Legislative District (Northeast Philadelphia) in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. ... GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... City Hall from postcard, c. ...


Almost all of Northeast Philadelphia is in the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, and is currently represented by Allyson Schwartz. Some small parts of the section fall into the 1st, 2nd, or 8th districts.[7] The 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is located in southeastern Pennsylvania covering eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. ... Allyson Y. Schwartz (born October 3, 1948) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Pennsylvania, currently representing the states 13th Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House. ...


In the Pennsylvania State Senate, most of the Northeast is in the 5th district, represented by Michael J. Stack, III. There are a number of State House of Representative districts in the Northeast, including that of Dennis M. O'Brien, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John M. Perzel, the former Speaker, and Mark B. Cohen, the second most senior member of the House and the Democratic Caucus Chairman. The Pennsylvania State Senate is the upper house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislative branch of Pennsylvania government. ... Dennis M. OBrien is the 137th and current Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. ... The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... John Michael Jay Perzel (born January 7, 1950) is a Republican politician who represents the 172nd Legislative District (Northeast Philadelphia) in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. ... For other uses, see Mark Cohen (disambiguation). ...


In the Philadelphia City Council, the Far Northeast is represented by the 10th district councilman, Brian J. O'Neill. The Lower Northeast is divided among a few other council districts, including the 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th. Jack Kelly, an at-large member, is also from the Northeast.[8] The Republican candidate for mayor of Philadelphia in 2007, Al Taubenberger resides in the Northeast and is president of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.[9] City Hall from postcard, c. ... John P. Jack Kelly (born c. ... Al Taubenberger is a Republican politican from Northeast Philadelphia. ...


Local businesses and attractions

The Roosevelt Mall on Cottman Avenue
The Roosevelt Mall on Cottman Avenue

Northeast Philadelphia had been tested out as a region of manufacturing for a time, but with its not being best suitable for this environmentally and geographically, at least north of Tacony, such efforts arose and fell, including along the Delaware River "rust belt." Today, commercial businesses are predominate in this section of the city. Northeast Philadelphia is home to Franklin Mills Mall, one of the most visited attractions in the state. The lower sections of the Northeast still boast pleasant shopping avenues lined by stores and restaurants, such as Castor Avenue. Major shopping centers along Cottman Avenue include, the Cottman-Bustleton Center, and the Roosevelt Mall which opened in 1964 at Cottman Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2225 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2225 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Manufacturing Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, a term coined from Manufacturing Belt, is an area in parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America. ... Entrance to Franklin Mills mall (without the malls kite logo) as viewed from the parking lot. ...


Also present in the Northeast are two nationally recognized medical establishments, Friends Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Friends Hospital, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is recognized as one of the premier mental hospitals in America. ... The Fox Chase Cancer Center is a medical research facility and hospital located in the northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Education

The first school was founded in the Northeast in 1723 by Silas Crispin, Thomas Holme's son-in-law.[10] The Northeast is home to Fox Chase Farm, an educational facility that is the only working farm left in the Philadelphia city limits.[11] Thomas Holme (1624-1695) was the first Surveyor General of Pennsylvania. ... Fox Chase Farm, as seen from Pine Road Fox Chase Farm is the only working farm in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

Frankford Avenue bridge over the Pennypack in Holmesburg
Frankford Avenue bridge over the Pennypack in Holmesburg

Holmesburg is a neighborhood in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

Colleges and universities

The main campus of Holy Family University is located in Northeast Philadelphia. The university, founded in 1954, has more than two thousand students.[12] Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational, four year commuter University located in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

School District of Philadelphia operates public schools in the area. Public high schools in the area include Northeast, Abraham Lincoln, Frankford, and George Washington. School District of Philadelphia logo The School District of Philadelphia is a school district based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that includes all public schools in the city of Philadelphia. ... Northeast High School is a high school located at 1601 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Frankford High School is a public high school in the School District of Philadelphia. ...


Private schools

Private high schools in Northeast Philadelphia include Archbishop Ryan, Father Judge, Nazareth Academy and Saint Hubert's.


News media

Two free weekly newspapers, the Northeast Times and the Northeast News Gleaner, are distributed throughout the Northeast. The Northeast News Gleaner is also printed there. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, both dailies, are widely read. The Northeast News Gleaner bills itself as the oldest weekly newspaper in Northeast Philadelphia. Known informally as the News Gleaner, the publication has been housed in a 32,000-square-foot building on Gantry Road since March 1999. ... The Northeast News Gleaner bills itself as the oldest weekly newspaper in Northeast Philadelphia. Known informally as the News Gleaner, the publication has been housed in a 32,000-square-foot building on Gantry Road since March 1999. ... The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ... The Philadelphia Daily News is a tabloid newspaper that began publishing on March 31, 1925, under founding editor Lee Ellmaker. ...


Recreation

Northeast Philadelphia is known more than anything else by the Pennypack Creek, which runs through Pennypack Park. The park's 1,600 acres of woodlands slice across the middle of the Northeast, and serve as a natural oasis amid the dense city streets. The park is home to the oldest stone arch bridge still in use in the United States, built in 1697 on what is now Frankford Avenue.[13][14] Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Pennypack Park in Fox Chase Pennypack Park is a part of Philadelphias Fairmount Park system that is located in Northeast Philadelphia in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


The section is also home to many playgrounds and smaller parks, including Burholme Park.


Transportation

The Northeast's main highways are Interstate 95 and Roosevelt Boulevard (US 1). Secondary major arteries include Cottman Avenue (PA 73), Frankford Avenue (US 13), Woodhaven Road (PA 63), Grant Avenue, Oxford Avenue (PA-232), State Road, Bustleton Avenue (PA-532), Bridge Street, Aramingo Avenue, and Academy Road. Interstate 95 is a major interstate highway that traverses the full extent of the East Coast of the United States, from Maine to Florida. ... Roosevelt Boulevard at Rhawn Street, looking north toward Pennypack Circle Roosevelt Boulevard (official name, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Boulevard), often referred to simply as the Boulevard,[1] is a major traffic artery through North and Northeast Philadelphia. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Pennsylvania State Route 73 is a designation given to several roads in the Philadelphia area. ... Source and External Link U.S. Highways: from US 1 to (US 830) (Robert V. Droz) Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ... United States Highway 13 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 526 miles from the northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia to just north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... Pennsylvania Route 63 is a 37 mile long state highway located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. ... Pennsylvania Route 232 is a designation given to several roads in the Philadelphia area. ... Pennsylvania Route 532 is a designation given to several roads in the Philadelphia area. ...


The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, the only Delaware River crossing in Philadelphia not operated by the Delaware River Port Authority (thus resulting in a cheaper toll), allows one to drive between the Tacony section of the city and Palmyra, New Jersey.[15] The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge is an arch bridge with a double drawbridge connecting Route 73 in Palmyra, New Jersey to the Tacony section of Philadelphia. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... The Delaware River Port Authority or DRPA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Tacony is a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, about ten miles from Center City. ... Palmyra highlighted in Burlington County. ...


The Northeast is also served by SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line (and acts as the easternmost terminus of the line at the newly refurbished Frankford Transportation Center), and three commuter rail lines. Many SEPTA bus routes run through the Northeast, although north-south buses run more frequently than west-east ones. Most north-south routes terminate at the Frankford Transportation Center.[16] This article is about the transit agency. ... Market-Frankford Line Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Market-Frankford Line (MFL) (also called the Market-Frankford Subway-Elevated Line (MFSE), El or Blue Line) is a transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, run by SEPTA. It begins at 69th Street Terminal just west of the city line in Upper Darby and... The Frankford Transportation Center is a transportation terminal in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... A geographically-accurate map of the SEPTA Regional Rail system Wikinews has related news: US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides Regional rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. ...


One of two airports that serve Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), is located in this section of the city. PNE is the sixth busiest airport in Pennsylvania.[17] Northeast Philadelphia Airport (IATA: PNE, ICAO: KPNE) is a public airport located just north the intersection of Grant Avenue and Ashton Road in the Ashton-Woodenbridge neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Martindale, Joseph C. (1867). A History of the Townships of Byberry and Moreland in Philadelphia, Pa.: From Their Earliest Settlement by Whites to the Present Time. Philadelphia, Pa.: T. Ellwood Zell, 15. 
  2. ^ a b Neighborhood history predates Philadelphia's founding father, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 17, 2004
  3. ^ A Brief History of Tacony, Louis M. Iatarola
  4. ^ See, e.g., Secede? The idea is faint, but not yet dead Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 17, 2004
  5. ^ Far NE
  6. ^ See Boundaries have evolved with the times Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 17, 2004
  7. ^ This National Atlas map shows the district boundaries.
  8. ^ This map shows the district boundaries.
  9. ^ Eichel, Larry. "Sure winner faces long odds", Philadelphia Inquirer, 2007-04-30. Retrieved on 2007-04-30. 
  10. ^ Thomson, John (June 1907). "Descriptive Account of the Lower Dublin Academy and of the Thomas Holme Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia". Bulletin of the Free Library of Philadelphia 7: 5.
  11. ^ Friends of Fox Chase Farm website
  12. ^ Holy Family University homepage
  13. ^ Historic Pennypack Park: An oasis for all seasons, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 17, 2004.
  14. ^ The Frankford Avenue Bridge: Bridging the Past to the Future for 300 Years
  15. ^ Burlington County Bridge Commission webpage about the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.
  16. ^ See this SEPTA map of the Frankford Transportation Center
  17. ^ Philadelphia Airport System. Philadelphia Northeast Airport. City of Philadelphia.
Image File history File links NEPhilaDistrict. ... Center City District, highlighted on a map of Philadelphia County. ... Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northewst Philadelphia highlighted. ... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... Southwest Philadelphia is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... West Philadelphia is a section of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ...

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