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"Main Street in Manayunk is the only street in the city of Philadelphia officially bearing that name." < Is this really a significant fact? Of course it's the only street in the city bearing the name. Almost all major cities don't have multiple streets w/ the same names anymore. If anything, mentioning this fact would be more appropriate if it were in the context of the fact that the addresses used to be "main street, manayunk" but now they're "main street, philadelphia" despite the fact that it's not in philadelphia's downtown Passdoubt | Talk 03:57, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
- This bit of trivia has been removed, along with "Residents of Manayunk are sometimes called "yunkers" or "maniaunks" (pronounced "main-ee-unks")." in order to get rid of the trivia section. The second statement seams as though it could be reworked into the article, but I'm not sure where to put it. Sbacle 18:15, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
I live in Manayunk. I'm a transplant from Central Pennsylvania, but I can tell you that noting the term "Yunker" is no trivial matter. Yunkers take great pride in their rich history and ancestory. I'm a copy editor by trade. When I get the time, I will assist in editing this article. Bunky Turner (talk) 12:48, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Bunky Turner
I added some fact tags to the article. I'm not disputing the accuracy of the statements, I just think the article would benefit from some references. One thing that needs to be fixed is the meaning of "Manayunk." Right now, the article gives two conflicting definitions ("Indian with a canoe" and "where we go to drink"). Urlass
The image currently associated with this article, Image:ManayunkPaSign.jpg, while it does show the beginning of Main Street, is actually in Wissahickon; Wissahickon (SEPTA station) is just up and to the right of the frame. I think we could use another image here, either in the heart of Main Street, or looking uphill from Cresson Street up nearly any cross street. We should keep the current image, but move it lower and at user-default thumbnail size.
- I agree. If you have a good photo please do upload it. If not I'm more than willing to go take one, but don't know the area quite as well. Sbacle 18:15, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
- Yes, it would be good to have a better photo that shows activity and people walking on Main Street, and maybe another taken looking up the hill, or from an upper section looking down and across to show the "hill town" character. It looks European in the upper sections of small houses.--Parkwells 23:00, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
A photo of The Wall, up Levering Street from Silverwood would rock. There's a gorgeous orange stucco home on the side of the hill that really illustrates the European feel of this neighborhood. Also, off Leverington Ave. (different from Levering St.), there's a 150-year-old white church. I could go on for days. I walk these streets weekly and often think that someone should record the history before developers get in here and tear it all to shreds. Bunky Turner (talk) 12:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Bunky Turner
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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 03:39, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
National Register of Historic Places
I think part of Manayunk is a registered historic district, but the history section doesn't say. It has a lot of intact architecture from its days as a milltown, as well as at least one pretty big Catholic church. More than one was built as different immigrant groups each wanted its own national character in a church. This part needs supplementing.--Parkwells 23:04, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Proposed page move
Relevant Manayunk Reference
There is a wealth of information about early Manayunk (Flat Rock) and the surrounding area in the following publication, republished by the University of Michigan: "Early History of the Falls of Schuylkill, Manayunk, Skuylkill and Lehigh Navigation Companies, Fairmount Waterworks, Etc.", by Charles V. Hagner. I purchased my copy on eBay. 21:02, 9 June 2010 (UTC) Wikited (talk) 21:09, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
re: The First Census
The Reverend's count indicated 147 families
244 men + 282 boys =/= 550 males
306 women + 266 girls =/= 548 females
On the other hand
244+306 ("men"+"women") = 550 ("males")
282+266 ("boys"+"girls") = 548 ("females")