Manayunk

Local nameManayunk
LocationPhiladelphia, USA

Manayunk () is a neighborhood in the section of Lower Northwest Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania. Located adjacent to the neighborhoods of Roxborough and Wissahickon and also on the banks of the Schuylkill River, Manayunk contains the first canal begun in the United States. The area's name is derived from the language of the Lenape Indians. In 1686-dated papers between William Penn and the Lenape, the Lenape referred to the Schuylkill River as "Manaiung", their word for "river", which literally translates as "place to drink"; the word was later altered and adopted as the town's name.Although historically a working class community, in recent years the neighborhood has been substantially gentrified. While there is still a working class population within the neighborhood, the population has shifted to younger, upper middle class professionals and families. Additionally, the nightlife in Manayunk draws visitors from all over the Delaware Valley, as well as international visitors.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manayunk,_Philadelphia

Official Website http://www.manayunk.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/ManayunkDotCom

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Manayunk

Address 4411-4419 Cresson St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA

Coordinates 40°1'37.132" N -75°13'30.732" E

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