Navy Yard Blog

History

October 19, 2017

Throwback Thursday: The Chapel at the Navy Yard

Built in 1942, and resting in the core of the Navy Yard Historic District, the Chapel is a fitting place to honor the memory and promote the legacy of four of the nation’s most revered brothers in arms.

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History

September 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Buses + Shuttles

Traveling to the Navy Yard has always come in many forms: driving,  carpooling, motorcycling, biking, walking, using taxis, carshares and rideshares, and even skateboarding! Using a bus or shuttle has long been a great source of transportation for the Navy Yard community and it’s many employees throughout the years.

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History

August 10, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Dry Docks

Established in 1871, the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (PNSY) was a place of production and innovation where naval vessels were constructed, repaired, and maintained in one of five dry docks. 

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Community

November 9, 2015

Philadelphia Named First World Heritage City in the United States

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Commerce Director, and the Global Philadelphia Association announced that the City of Philadelphia has become the first World Heritage City in the United States, formally receiving the designation this evening through a vote taken by the XIII World Congress of the Organization of

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History

July 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Lunchtime Specials

Workers at The Navy Yard didn’t always spend their lunch breaks walking around the Marines Grounds in pursuit of the perfect food truck or relaxing in a hammock at Central Green. During World War II, the Philadelphia Navy Yard Development Association boosted morale and production by organizing lunchtime entertainment. The Association created the Navy Yard Band

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History

June 19, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Marine Parade Grounds

Running alongside Broad Street and adjacent to Buildings 100 and 101 is the 8-acre, grassy Marine Parade Grounds, which holds an interesting piece of Naval history. Many historians say that the Marine Parade Grounds is the birthplace of naval aviation.

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Events

February 26, 2014

Happy 100th Birthday, Tastykake!

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

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