As seen from the east. Quintessential Philly.
May 22, 2013
Philadelphia’s skateboarding culture has deep roots — Love Park has long been a mecca for amateur and pro skaters, to great debate — and Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund has an ambitious mission to capture the passion of the city’s skateboarding community and open not only Paine’s Park, but also an extensive series of skateparks throughout [...]Read more»
May 1, 2013
Posted by Kristina Jenkins
Posted on May 1, 2013 | Kristina Jenkins
After more then a decade in the grind of development, Paine’s Park skatepark is set to make its public debut on May 22. Since the project was first conceptualized in 2002 by Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, it has aimed to create a new dialogue between skateboarding, landscape architecture and city planning. Philadelphia’s skateboarding culture has [...]Read more»
Today’s Philly 101 video features Erica Vanstone, announcer for the Philly Roller Girls, a skater-owned and operated roller derby league and a proud member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
There are three local home teams that compete against one another at Philadelphia venues: the Broad Street Butchers, the Heavy Metal Hookers and the Philthy Britches. There are also two travel teams that compete in Philadelphia and travel the country to bout against other travel teams: the Liberty Belles and the Independence Dolls.
Check out the Girls at their next match Saturday, July 14 at the Liacouras Center, their brand hew home.
Watch the video above to see them in action, and learn what announcer Erica wishes you knew more about in Philadelphia.
Note: Erica was the winner of our Philly 101 reader contest!
Philly Roller Girls
Today’s Philly 101 video features Erica Vanstone, announcer for the Philly Roller Girls, a skater-owned and operated roller derby league and a proud member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. There are three local home teams that compete against one another at Philadelphia venues: the Broad Street Butchers, the Heavy Metal Hookers and the [...]Read more»
Check out the video above to meet Tommy Joyner, Co-Founder/Owner of MilkBoy, a company that encompasses a music recording studio, two live music venues and a coffee shop.
It’s awesome to hear about how intertwined the music and skating scenes are here in Philly, a little-known fact for those outside the industry. Keep in mind that South Philly’s gorgeous FDR Park, which you’ll hear Tommy talk about, boasts much more than a skate bowl; the park comprises some 350 acres including a golf course, pathways for walking and a variety of picnic and recreation areas placed within natural lands including ponds and lagoons.
MilkBoy the Studio
413 N. 7th Street
Lancaster Avenue & Cricket Avenue, Ardmore
11th & Chestnut Streets
Broad & Pattison Avenues
Check out the video above to meet Tommy Joyner, Co-Founder/Owner of MilkBoy, a company that encompasses a music recording studio, two live music venues and a coffee shop. It’s awesome to hear about how intertwined the music and skating scenes are here in Philly, a little-known fact for those outside the industry. Keep in mind [...]Read more»
June 21, 2011
Today, June 21 Is Go Skateboarding Day, an annual celebration of the creativity and spirit of one of the most widely enjoyed activities in the world. Communities, skateparks and skateshops all around Philadelphia are participating to show how important skateboarding is to this city. You can tap in all day with skateboard T-shirt printing, skatepark [...]Read more»
December 10, 2009
Enter to win a gift of your choosing from our Philadelphia Holiday Gift Guide. One lucky winner will get to choose from 15 locally sold gifts. Check back daily, at 1PM, for new gifts each day now through mid December. Even if you don’t win, you might discover a great gift idea. Next up on [...]Read more»
June 27, 2008
Paine’s World, the Paine’s Park Benefit Party, is this Saturday and we’ve got a special surprise for you! We’re sponsoring a free shuttle bus to the bash! You can hop on the big yellow bus from five spots through out Center City. The bus runs every 30 minutes to and from the Naval Shipyard, beginning [...]Read more»
June 26, 2008
Edit: It’s over! Congrats to our winner! — That’s right! Now’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to Paine’s World: A Paine’s Park Benefit Party. I’ve got them sitting here, on my desk. They’re bright pink and your gateway to the hottest party of the summer. The first person to email iknow(at)uwishunu.com with [...]Read more»
June 25, 2008
Ah, Paine’s Park. We’ve been following this project for quite some time now, and to say things are starting to go their way… well, that would be one severe understatement. They’ve received grants from the city, had t-shirts sold in Urban Outfitters, and have an absolutely beautiful, innovative website helping them in their efforts to [...]Read more»
November 27, 2007
The Paine’s Park Project, a group raising money to support a skateboarding park here in Philadelphia, are in the running to win an A-List Skateboarding Art show benefit, which would take place right in Philly. It really doesn’t take much to vote for them. Visit this link at Straight From The Hip. It’ll take you [...]Read more»