Flying Kite Media held an advisory meeting yesterday morning at the Frankford CDC office on Griscom Street to gather input from neighborhood stakeholders about possible opportunities to report on under-covered stories about Frankford.
According to their website, Flying Kite’s On the Ground program:
aims to dive deep into neighborhood transformation, embedding Flying Kite in a vacant or underutilized storefront or building for 90 days. During that time, Flying Kite engages with local, people, places and companies who are moving the neighborhood and city forward. This happens via weekly coverage, events and social media. After three months, it’s on to the next neighborhood.
The outfit is preparing to take up residence at the former Krass Brothers tuxedo shop at 4674 Frankford Ave next to the Arrott Transportation Center. It’s the building that currently has a sign for the never opened Jacob’s Ladder Educational Center.
Their plan is to hold regular office hours on our main street. They want the storefront to also be an asset to the community and a resource center. They encourage anyone to put up flyers and notices and since the store is huge, are looking to showcase local art while they’re here. If all goes well, they’ll take up residence at the end of September and begin publishing a story weekly. They’re encouraging drop in visitors, I would love to see regular Gazette readers to visit them early and give their input on what’s great and under-covered about Frankford.
They’re currently embedded in Mantua at 4017 Lancaster Ave. You can check out their work in that neighborhood here.