Second Navy Yard Hotel Under Agreement With Ensemble Real Estate Investments

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, announced that it is under agreement with Ensemble Real Estate Investments for the purchase, renovation, and expansion of a former barracks complex into the Navy Yard’s second hotel, which would complement and enhance the ongoing public and private investments at the Navy Yard.

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Birdseye view of Central Green; copyright Halkin Mason Photography

22+ Navy Yard Events You Don’t Want to Miss This June!

With miles of riverfront access and over 20 acres of world-class open space, we are home to over 50+ events, races, festivals, activities, and performances. June welcomes the return of the Navy Yard Craft Beer Summer Sampling, the #IceBoxChallenge, Navy Yard Al Fresco, and much more!

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75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey

On May 23, 1943, the USS New Jersey was commissioned into the United State Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The New Jersey is the longest, fastest, most decorated battleship in U.S. history. The only ship to have served in World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Persian Gulf War. She was first commissioned here at the Navy Yard in 1943 and last decommissioned in 1991. In 2002, New Jersey opened as a museum on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront.

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New look unveiled for Navy Yard Transit buses

Mural Arts Philadelphia and PIDC continue to unveil new public art at the Navy Yard, this time with Philadelphia-based artist Miriam Singer. Singer, a Philadelphia-based artist who frequently collaborates with Mural Arts, has created a new, colorful look for the Navy Yard. This design has been applied as an exterior wrap on the Navy Yard Transit’s fleet of buses, which service Navy Yard employees and visitors to Center City and AT&T Station. Read more


Funding approved to develop a new pedestrian and bicyclist sidepath to the Navy Yard

Governor Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards recently announced the approval of funding for 82 projects, including eight in Philadelphia, to improve transportation alternatives and enhance mobility and public accessibility across the commonwealth.

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Liberty Property Trust Announces Sale of Five Crescent Drive at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

MALVERN, Pa., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT), today announced that it has sold Five Crescent Drive, a 207,779 square foot office building at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for $130.5 million. The LEED® Platinum property is currently leased to GSK. The property was purchased by an affiliate of Korea Investment Management Co., Ltd (KIM) as advised by Coretrust Capital Partners, LLC.

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Construction Update: Langley Avenue Project

The $13.4 million PennDOT construction project to realign Langley Avenue is continuing as planned. With the spring season in full swing, the realignment of Langley Avenue has entered into its final stages of reconstruction.

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National Bring Your Child To Work Day

Emerged as an idea in the early 1990′s amid a national conversation about feminism, “Bring Your Child to Work Day” was originally called “Take Our Daughters to Work Day.” Founded in 1993 by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women, “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” celebrates parents hosting their kids at their workplace to expand their career horizons. Read more

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Navy Yard Spring Cleaning

Dating back to the 1800s, the biggest annual housecleaning took place in the spring after winters left homes coated with layers of soot and grime. Lamps lit with whale oil or kerosene, heated with coal and wood, left behind unimaginable messes. A proper cleaning required open windows to air out the soot out, which could only be done during warmer seasons.

The Navy Yard’s form of spring cleaning took shape by shredding confidential documents with ProShred Philly, recycling electronics with E-Force Recycling, and collecting gently used professional attire to benefit Career Wardrobe!

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Circus-Themed Beer Fest Kicks off Philly Beer Week

Starfish Junction Productions, producer of the award-winning Philly Craft Beer Festival, selected as one of the “Top Ten Beer Festivals in America” by Forbes Traveler and awarded the “Top Ten Beer Festivals in U.S.” distinction by USA Today in 2017, brings back the circus-themed beer festival to The Navy Yard this summer. The biggest names in craft brewing will gather on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for what promises to be the summer’s best beer fest.

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