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Working on a school project[edit]

Hey everyone I'm working on a project at Cornell University, in which a team of students takes a wikipedia page to edit. My group is working on the Schuylkill Navy. If anyone has any advice for how to attack this page please reach out to us. Thanks! Andrew, Eddie, and Janice ~~~~

Need any images?[edit]

I live in Philly, I go to Drexel, and I take images of things. My camera does a decent job, and I have access to some nice photomanipulation software to make sure things come out looking good. I don't have a heck of a lot of free time, but enough that I might be able to help out. Let me know if this sounds good to anyone. You can see some sample shots at the Eastern State Penitentiary, or take a look at my contributions over at the commons. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thesab (talkcontribs) 01:43, February 16, 2008

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

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  • When? June 2015
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    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
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Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa - timestamp added by Mnnlaxer (talk) 16:16, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

The Black Banana in Philadelphia[edit]

Black Banana needs help. It was a very popular nightclub, especially for the gay scene, from the 70's to 90's. It closed in 1998. The article is currently unsourced, but I found one article [1] that I put under External links for right now. I can't find any other mainstream news articles from searches. I think it will take someone who can find gay media sources to properly source the article and rescue it. There are no incoming links either. Help! Mnnlaxer (talk) 16:21, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Mnnlaxer I just googled for The Black Banana in Philadelphia. here are the snippets and hits that look promising just from the first page of the search results. the formatting is probably rather screwy because I'm using my smartphone, because I'm not so smart myself this time of night.
• Black Banana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Black Banana was a nightclub in Philadelphia. It began as La Banane Noire at 534 South 4th Street in 1970 by ...
• Black Banana : 3rd and Race St, Philadelphia, PA |
• Photos of The Black Banana Nightclub Philadelphia. Already tagged. LikeUnlike. 2. Already tagged. LikeUnlike. 1. 1 Banana & The Music | Facebook
Black Banana & The Music. 51 likes · 1 talking about this. The Black Banana was a nightclub in Philadelphia. It began ...

• The Black Banana Reunion - G Philly

Jan 11, 2011 ... In 1986, Nick London left his job as a DJ and promoter at Philly nightclub the Black Banana to study ...
• Remember the Black Banana - YouTube Apr 28, 2007
a virtual tour through a Philadelphia Legend. This the Black Banana of 1989 til the time of the fire.
Black Banana Night Club 1985 - YouTube
Jun 22, 2006 Video shot while working at black banana dance club. about 1985.
look for ...

• Vintage Black Banana Philadelphia T-Shirt -

vintage t-shirt and related apparel recalling the legendary Black Banana, one of Philadelphia's hottest spots for clubbing ...

• Black Banana Bar in Philadelphia, PA - 2159254433 - Clubplanet

Philadelphia: Visit for Black Banana reviews, photos, events as well as guest-list information, door ...
Images for The Black Banana in Philadelphia
• Black Banana Philly Restaurants - Philadelphia -
Philadelphia Nightlife - Joonbug ... BLACK BANANA PHILLY RESTAURANTS - PHILADELPHIA. PLACES. Show All ...
• Black Banana Reunion :: :: Philadelphia City Paper
Jan 12, 2011 ... If Philadelphia had its own version of Studio 54, it was the Black Banana at Third and Race. In the '70s ...
• Black Banana - Northern Liberties - Fishtown - Philadelphia, PA
6 visitor has checked in at Black Banana. See photos, tips, similar places, and friends who have been there.
• Thread: The Black Banana Reunion - Philadelphia Speaks Forum
Jan 7, 2010 ... For those unfamiliar with The Black Banana, check this out: Black Banana - Wikipedia, the free ...
• Is there anything like the Black Banana or The Bank circa ...
Is there anything like the Black Banana or The Bank circa 1989-1993 in Philadelphia? Curious if there is ... Philadelphia, PA: What are the top tech venture captial firms in Philadelpia? Philadelphia, PA: ...
• The Black Banana - | Philadelphia Memories ...
The Black Banana - Clips Artworks, Boards Boards, Philly Metro, Philadelphia Memories, Metro ...
• Mitchell Nathanson - ‎2007 - Sports & Recreation
Ibid., Leslie Bennetts, “The Philadelphia Story, Updated,” New York Times Magazine, May ¡0, ¡98¡, ¡5. ... Although Collins gave the Black Banana a mixed review, he concluded that, “[i]f nothing else, the ...

Please {{Ping}} me to discuss. --Thnidu (talk) 06:34, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

@Thnidu: The two Facebook links don't work, but even if they did, they can't be sources. The G Philly (Philadelphia Magazine) is listed under External links. It's the only source I found, and I looked. Youtubes could be external links, but not sources. T-shirt, no. Joonbug, 404's. The shortened links really do no good to post. But I'd seen the citypaper link. Need more. Forum thread might be interesting, but not a source. Again, post the full link. The baseball book can be used. But it's meager. Thanks for trying, but I don't think there is enough to make a go of an article. Mnnlaxer (talk) 02:52, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
@Mnnlaxer: Yeah, I realized the problem with the links, but I was too tired (2:34 am here) to do anything better with them. Same now. Maybe I'll get back to this; if I find some live and useful-looking links I'll ping you again here. --Thnidu (talk) 03:58, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Inquirer Building[edit]

I am trying to split the Inquirer Building off as a separate article from Philadelphia Inquirer#Elverson_Building (link goes to anchor in the article). I'm working on it at User:Thnidu/sandbox/Inquirer Building. Advice and comments are more than welcome. See

Advice also welcome with regard to diplomacy or something of that caliber. See

  2. User talk:Beyond My Ken#Inquirer/Elverson Building

Thnidu (talk) 05:18, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

The split has been accomplished, thanks to Beyond My Ken. The new article is Inquirer Building. --Thnidu (talk) 03:48, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

List of parks[edit]

I thought it would be useful for us to have a complete list of the city's parks, whether adding it to WP or not: at least it would be useful for seeing what articles we might want to add. I got the list from Parks & Rec, not without some difficulty; the list, the story, and the relevant legalese are all in User:Thnidu/Philadelphia parks. --Thnidu (talk) 03:48, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

I just investigated the two "Pennypack" entries and found a link describing the relation between them. I've started a subpage, User:Thnidu/Philadelphia parks/Pennypack,* with just that link. I think this is the pattern I'll follow. Everyone is welcome to continue this. As we get postable articles, we can request inclusion by the usual method (which I don't remember offhand...) --Thnidu (talk) 04:18, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

* I've linked the two "Pennypack" entries to the existing Pennypack Park page instead, and moved the list of potential sources on the talk page there, Talk:Pennypack Park#Potential sources. --Thnidu (talk) 06:00, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Well! It turns out that we already have an article on the park system as a whole, including a (complete?) list, but it's cunningly hidden under the name Fairmount Park, which is also the official name of the whole park system. I've added a redirect from Philadelphia parks. The list of parks is in the section Neighborhood and regional parks. --Thnidu (talk) 13:37, 30 June 2015 (UTC)