May 02

Allegheny West: Bubu’s Beer Deli livelihood threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

His shop on 22nd Street near Allegheny Avenue is open 16 hours per day, from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. He employs two local community members as well as his wife, children and family members who stop by. He owns another deli a few blocks away.

    Allegheny West: Bubu's Beer Deli livelihood threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill
    A tall, plexiglass wall barricades customers from a metropolis of beer, snacks and lottery tickets at Bu Bu Deli. The same wall functions as a locked door to owner Steve Taing's home and family upstairs. He lives there with his 18 and 22-year old sons and wife, Lisa.
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May 01

Callowhill: First Phase of Rail Park to Add Green Space to Neighborhood

...while it constructs the first phase, which is a quarter-mile stretch that starts at Broad and Noble streets and ends on Callowhill Street near 12th. Once renovation of the abandoned railroad is...

...is a quarter-mile stretch that starts at Broad and Noble streets and ends on Callowhill Street near 12th. Once renovation of the abandoned railroad is completed, the City of Philadelphia will own the...

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The first phase of the park will have a walking path, plants, lounging areas and swings. If all phases can be completed, the park would be three miles long and stretch from 31st Street and Girard Avenue to 9th Street and Fairmount Avenue.

    Callowhill: First Phase of Rail Park to Add Green Space to Neighborhood
    The Callowhill Neighborhood Association, which is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 dedicated to improving the area, has a defined boundary for its neighborhood. According to the association, Callowhill's northern border is the north side of Spring Garden Street, its southern border is the north side of Vine Street, its western border is the east side of Broad Street and its eastern border is the west side of 8th Street.
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May 01

Callowhill: History a Large Consideration as Rail Park Construction Continues

The entire project, which will be completed in phases and could potentially stretch three miles, could encompass three sections. The Tunnel spans from 31st Street and Girard Avenue southeast to a section called The Cut, which is west of Broad Street, below ground and mostly open to the sky.

Continuing east, The Cut would then meet with the first phase, a quarter-mile stretch and 25,000-square-foot park that starts at Broad and Noble streets and runs southeast across 12th Street to Callowhill Street.

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...possibility of opening another welcome center, cafe, contemporary art museum or railroad history museum at 9th and Spring Garden streets, McEneaney said. The two-story building used to be a station where McEneaney boarded...

    Callowhill: History a Large Consideration as Rail Park Construction Continues
    The first phase of the Rail Park on the former Reading Viaduct in Callowhill is set to open in June at a cost of $10.3 million paid for by contributions from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, William Penn Foundation, Knight Foundation, Poor Richard's Charitable Trust, Friends of the Rail Park and others.
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May 01

Brewerytown: Residents Adapting Alongside New Developments, Businesses

Rebecca Waychunas, a server at Pizza Dads, located at 2843 W. Girard Ave., sees a wide range of customers come into the restaurant, both longtimers and newcomers. She said that Pizza Dads is trying to bring healthy food and artisan culture to Brewerytown.

    Brewerytown: Residents Adapting Alongside New Developments, Businesses
    Brewerytown is an attractive neighborhood to people looking for the cool, new hot spot to live. Its accessibility by public transportation and its proximity to Center City and Fairmount Park have made it an enticing area for developers and new residents. It's no question that Brewerytown has seen changes in recent years.
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Apr 30

Roxborough: Older Residents Stay Active with Protest Organization

...with  846 sister demonstrations globally. Indivisible Village’s protest took place at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Cathedral Road and was met with honks of approval and a few shouts of dissent from those...

    Roxborough: Older Residents Stay Active with Protest Organization
    The phrase "staying active" has taken on a new meaning for residents of the Cathedral Village Retirement Community in Roxborough and it's political. The retirees formed the activists group Indivisible Village in January 2017 for residents there who wanted to engage in politics and fight for change.
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Apr 24

Strawberry Mansion: At Everquest Studios, Hip-Hop is Both Art and Outlet

He was 19 when he went to Everquest for the first time. He grew up a few blocks from the Strawberry Mansion basement studio in the Johnson Homes on 25th Street and Ridge Avenue. Moody’s music is inspired by not only his experiences but the experiences of those around him.

    Strawberry Mansion: At Everquest Studios, Hip-Hop is Both Art and Outlet
    For Gary " Goliath Curtesy " Moody, hip-hop is about pain and healing. Moody has experienced his fair share of pain. When he was 16, his dad died of cancer. Moody found hip-hop as a way to express himself and his experiences, and reach others dealing with their own pain.
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Apr 23

Poplar: Ukrainians Still Return to Area to Attend Historic Cathedral

During the 1960s, the Ukrainian Catholics of America helped build the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, which is located on 830 N. Franklin St. in the Poplar area of Philadelphia. Julian K. Jastremsky designed The Cathedral, which is 106 feet high, 172 feet in length and 128 feet wide.

    Poplar: Ukrainians Still Return to Area to Attend Historic Cathedral
    In 1907, Bishop Sotor Stephen Ortynsky, the first bishop of the Ukrainian Catholics, purchased the old Cathedral Church. More than 100 years later, Ukrainian Catholics flock to a new cathedral on the same land Ortynsky bought. "Ukrainians have a strong identity not only to their faith, but also to their ethnicity," director of communications John Fields said.
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Apr 23

Brewerytown: Local Business Owner Embraces Changing Landscape

Max Ochester, owner of Brewerytown Beats at 27th Street and Girard Avenue, moved to Brewerytown in 2010, a few years before it became the “up-and-coming” neighborhood that it is now.

    Brewerytown: Local Business Owner Embraces Changing Landscape
    Max Ochester, owner of Brewerytown Beats at 27th Street and Girard Avenue, moved to Brewerytown in 2010, a few years before it became the "up-and-coming" neighborhood that it is now. In late 2014, Ochester's developer friends bought a property in Brewerytown and asked if he would like to open a small business in the location.
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Apr 23

Center City: Students Gather on Market Street for Tom Wolf and Madeleine Dean

Brown and Minthorn met for seven hours a week at the corner of Market Street and 16th Street to ask for signatures.

    Center City: Students Gather on Market Street for Tom Wolf and Madeleine Dean
    In February, Florida students took to the streets to advocate for stronger gun control laws after a gunman killed 17 students at a high school in Parkland. Inspired by this, Philadelphia students took to Market Street with pens and clipboards gathering signatures to keep democrats Gov. Tom Wolf and Rep.
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Apr 22

Chinatown: 5 Places To Get A Cup of Tea

Situated on the outskirts of Chinatown on 11th and Race Street is a cafe with rustic charm. This cafe specializes in everything from their matcha tea to their desserts and is perfect for anyone in need of a matcha fix.

Vivi Bubble Tea is a franchise restaurant with over twenty bubble tea locations throughout the United States. Located near the intersection of 10th and Cherry Street, Vivi is committed to spreading bubble tea to all parts of America.

    Chinatown: 5 Places To Get A Cup of Tea
    Tea is one of the centerpieces of Asian Cuisine, whether it's Japanese Matcha, Chinese Oolong, or traditional black, there is no shortage of it in Chinatown. Tea is one of the most versatile beverages that can be found and Chinatown has them all.
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Apr 22

North Philadelphia: Indego Bike-Sharing Establishing Presence In Low-Income Areas

...resulting in an uptick of nearly 20 bikes per hour going through the intersection of 34th and Chestnut, the Coalition found...

    North Philadelphia: Indego Bike-Sharing Establishing Presence In Low-Income Areas
    Indego bike share was established in Philadelphia three years ago with a specific goal of doing something other cities' bike-sharing services have failed to do: establish a presence in lower-income neighborhoods. At its launch, Indego set up 70 stations across Philadelphia including 20 in low-income neighborhoods.
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Apr 21

River Wards: 5 Bars to Dive Into After a Long Day

2331 E Cumberland Street

3467 Richmond Street

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3589 Richmond Street

2601 E Westmoreland Street

1301 Frankford Avenue

    River Wards: 5 Bars to Dive Into After a Long Day
    Fishtown and Port Richmond are scattered with notable, big name bars that command the lions share of the area's nightlife. However, if you don't feel like waiting in the inevitable lines and paying for brand name, consider trying one of these dive bars for a fresh weekend experience.
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Apr 21

Strawberry Mansion: Five Murals That Tell the Community’s Story

This mural was dedicated because of the rich tradition of horse riding in Fairmount Park. The design is used to pay homage to the old west. It was completed on May 1, 2005 and is located at 3222 W. Montgomery Avenue.

Father Paul Washington was a priest at the Church of the Advocates, located near Temple University. He was a social activist and religious leader. This mural overlooks a playground at Ridge Avenue and Cumberland Drive.

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This mural located on 3015 Ridge Avenue, was inspired by Catherine Ryan Hyde’s “Pay it Forward.” This mural uses prominent African-American role models such as Martin Luther King Jr. who have “paid it forward.”

This mural is overlooking the playground behind the Gideon Edward School. This is one of many schools in the neighborhood. The Gideon Edward School is located at 2817 W. Glenwood Avenue.

    Strawberry Mansion: Five Murals That Tell the Community's Story
    While in Strawberry Mansion one can see history everywhere. The Historic Strawberry Mansion is in Fairmount Park. An inexpensive and easy way to see the history of this community is to walk around and take in the breathtaking murals.
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Apr 21

Old City: 5 Ways Philadelphia Impacted American History

Between September 5th and October 26, 1774, delegates from 12 of the 13 American colonies met to discuss grievances with the English control and vowed to return if concerns...

    Old City: 5 Ways Philadelphia Impacted American History
    Philadelphia can be considered the birthplace of American politics. Although Philadelphia held a strong influence over the formation of the United States, politics in the city today remain detached from influencing the national political scene. To understand current Philadelphia politics, understanding the events of 18th century Philadelphia is paramount to feel the city's passion for intense politics.
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