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Video: Popular Mechanics features NextFab in new “Startup Cities” project

NextFab, the maker-space located at 2025 Washington Ave., is billed at “Philadelphia’s Gym for Innovators.”

Pic from inHabit Architects

Pic from inHabit Architects

While some people workout with dumbbells or treadmills, members at NextFab utilize 3-D printers, auto-CAD systems or simply rent tools they can’t store in their tight row home to create something or launch a business. It speaks to the burgeoning start-up culture that we’re seeing take shape in Philadelphia. It’s spaces like NextFab that make it possible, so much so much in fact, that classic tech-mag Popular Mechanics recently took note and featured it their “Startup Cities” project.  Watch the video

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Early Bok plans call for innovative maker space and ‘public living rooms’

An info-only presentation about the redevelopment of Bok Technical High School at 1901 S. 9th St. took place last night in front of a packed house at Southwark Elementary School.

Edward Bok Technical High School, via Wikipedia

Edward Bok Technical High School, via Wikipedia

Developer Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout LTD. was on hand to create an open dialogue with the community at a “very early stage” in the “multi-phase” redevelopment process. Early phases would look to “activate” various spaces in and around the property for a variety of uses including making, recreation, community and possibly even grocery (more on that a little later).

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

Win FREE Yards beer

We’re still taking entries for our contest to win two FREE tickets to the Yards Tap Handle Throwdown next week. To enter you only have to sign up for our newsletter, which comes once a week and is packed with the week’s best stuff! No spam or other promotions – promise. Put your email address in the box at the top right of the home page – that’s it.

We’re picking a winner in a couple days, so enter today. And tell a friend, so you can make them take you to the party. Like this on Facebook and share it on Twitter to spread the word.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

Win FREE tickets to Yards tap contest at NextFab Studios (includes beer)

What’s the best way to encourage and support local artists? Why, with beer of course!

That’s one of the reasons we’re giving away FREE tickets to the Yards Tap Handle Throwdown next week at NextFab Studio, the industrial co-working space on Washington Avenue. (see below how to enter)

Entries (from left) by Oat Foundry, Gary Zonca and Robert Trempe

A few of the entries, (from left) by Oat Foundry, Gary Zonca and Robert Trempe

As part of the Design Philadelphia festival, NextFab has teamed up with Yards Brewing Company for a contest that pits designers and artists from throughout the city against one another to see who can create the perfect tap handle for Yards’ beer.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

700 people showed up for TV casting call at NextFab Studio on Washington Ave.

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and inventors lined up last weekend at NextFab Studio to audition for “Shark Tank,” ABC’s investor reality show, Technically Philly reports.

The studio, which we told you about in January, is essentially an industrial co-working space that gives members access to huge, expensive machinery to make prototypes of their ideas.

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