Indego bike share program announced today that it will grow this summer, adding at least eight more stations to the system. Early summer expansion will include station and bike availability at the Navy Yard with connections at AT&T Station and FDR Park. Additional stations will be installed throughout the summer to provide more dock and bike availability in high ridership areas. Read more
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!
In March 2017, Jefferson Health, Liberty Property Trust, and Synterra Partners announced plans for expanded services offered by Jefferson at the Navy Yard, by leasing additional space to open a 70,000-plus square-foot facility at Three Crescent Drive by early to mid-2018. Jefferson’s vision for the Navy Yard is to create a consumer-oriented healthcare destination located in a large, attractive, and highly accessible area for its patients in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Read more
PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, today announced it will expand its popular shuttle service at the Navy Yard, as a result of receiving funding from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). The $416,280 award is part of the Competitive Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program that funds projects to improve air quality and/or reduce traffic congestion. CMAQ projects reduce emissions and help Greater Philadelphia meet federal health-based air quality standards. Read more
The Navy Yard is pleased to announce the addition of a new, convenient Zipcar car sharing location! Employees at The Navy Yard and the nearby South Philadelphia neighborhood now have access to “wheels when you want them” with the addition of a Zipcar centrally located outside of 201 Rouse Boulevard. Read more
Alstom has been awarded $1.2M by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve grid resiliency through the advancement of microgrid technology. Alstom will research and design a community microgrid system in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), which provides water, wastewater and storm water services for greater Philadelphia, and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Read more
The EnergyWorks Loan Fund provides low-cost financing to support energy efficiency retrofit projects for businesses and nonprofits in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. PIDC partners with The Reinvestment Fund and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to offer this innovative energy efficiency program. Read more
Join The Navy Yard in celebrating Earth Day 2014 with a full week of fun and informative activities focused on sustainability! This year for Earth Day, the Earth Day Network has chosen the global theme of Green Cities. The Earth Day Network says, “With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future.” Along with Mayor Michael Nutter’s pledge of making Philadelphia the number one green city in America, be sure to join the over a billion people in 190 countries that participate in Earth Day each year by marking your calendar for the entire week of April 20-25, 2014.
Tasty Baking Company, manufacturer of beloved Philadelphia-made snacks, celebrated its 100th birthday yesterday at its bakery at The Navy Yard. The maker of Krimpets and Kandy Kakes honored the occasion by “Kaking Over” Philadelphia with 100 deliveries of Tastykakes to locations throughout the city to first responders and charities around the city. The City of Philadelphia also declared February 25th “Tastykake Day.”