2 days ago

How does West Philly celebrate Father's Day? With a 1,000-person block party

On Saturday, 60th and Haverford will host the second annual West Philly Father’s Day Block Party.

    How does West Philly celebrate Father's Day? With a 1,000-person block party
    West Philly likes block parties. A lot. Two years ago, it ranked first for the Philadelphia neighborhood with the most block parties in the entire city. So naturally, warm weather holidays often mean more of the same: outdoor fun featuring barbecues, bouncy castles, the closing of streets and re-routing of SEPTA buses.
    https://billypenn.com

Jun 07

Special menus, events in West Philly during Black Restaurant Week, June 10-17

Booker’s (5021 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Bistro 870 (6100 Haverford Ave) – brunch, dinner; Dahlak (4706 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Star Fusion (2013 N. 63rd St) – dinner; Tasties (1212 N. 52nd St) – brunch, dinner.

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In West Philly, the Center for Culinary Enterprises (310 S. 48th St) will hold AROMA, a culinary panel discussion, where guests can learn strategies and tips from leading industry experts about owning a successful restaurant business. Featured panelists will include: 

Booker’s (5021 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Bistro 870 (6100 Haverford Ave) – brunch, dinner; Dahlak (4706 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Star Fusion (2013 N. 63rd St) – dinner; Tasties (1212 N. 52nd St) – brunch, dinner.

Booker’s (5021 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Bistro 870 (6100 Haverford Ave) – brunch, dinner; Dahlak (4706 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Star Fusion (2013 N. 63rd St) – dinner; Tasties (1212 N. 52nd St) – brunch, dinner.

Booker’s (5021 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Bistro 870 (6100 Haverford Ave) – brunch, dinner; Dahlak (4706 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Star Fusion (2013 N. 63rd St) – dinner; Tasties (1212 N. 52nd St) – brunch, dinner.

Booker’s (5021 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Bistro 870 (6100 Haverford Ave) – brunch, dinner; Dahlak (4706 Baltimore Ave) – dinner; Star Fusion (2013 N. 63rd St) – dinner; Tasties (1212 N. 52nd St) – brunch, dinner.

    Special menus, events in West Philly during Black Restaurant Week, June 10-17
    Philadelphia Black Restaurant Week, a new initiative that brings a spotlight to Black-owned food establishments in the city, will be held from June 10-17, and it's great to see some West Philly restaurants participating in the event. The Philly Black Restaurant Week (BRW) will include special din
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Jun 04

The cheapest apartment rentals in Philadelphia, explored

Listed at $600/month, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom is located at 6301 Haverford Ave. in Haddington.

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This studio, situated at 2123 N. 19th St. in Stanton, is listed for $600/month.

And finally, there's this one-bedroom, one-bathroom at 1687 N. 56th St. in Overbrook. It's being listed for $625/month.

    The cheapest apartment rentals in Philadelphia, explored
    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one-bedroom in Philadelphia are hovering around $1,476. But how does the low-end pricing on a Philadelphia rental look these days--and what might you get for your money? We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find.
    http://6abc.com

May 30

Dre's: Southern-style ice cream for the world, from a hole in the wall in West Philly

Even with the yellow awning, the water ice and ice cream window in a basement store beneath a church just off 62nd Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia could be easy to miss.

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...They all lived within the neighborhood, less than a mile away from their house at 5726 Cherry St., which is not too far from here. Every morning, my grandfather would cook breakfast for...

    Dre's: Southern-style ice cream for the world, from a hole in the wall in West Philly
    Even with the yellow awning, the water ice and ice cream window in a basement store beneath a church just off 62nd Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia could be easy to miss. Modesty helps define the shopkeeper.
    http://www.philly.com

May 29

Police Investigating Double Shooting In West Philadelphia

It happened just after 9:30 p.m. Monday on the 6100 block of Callowhill Street.

    Police Investigating Double Shooting In West Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Two men are in critical condition after a double shooting in West Philadelphia. It happened just after 9:30 p.m. Monday on the 6100 block of Callowhill Street. One man was shot in the head and the thigh, the other man was shot twice in the back.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

May 29

18 Philly Water Ice Shops to Try This Summer

Stop in at Andre Andrews’s pushcart-turned-brick-and-mortar at 62nd and Haverford for a cup of water ice or a pint of Southern-style ice cream in flavors like sweet potato pie.

    18 Philly Water Ice Shops to Try This Summer
    Cool off with a heaping cup of this iconic Philadelphia frozen treat. Water ice is a true Philadelphia institution. The sorbetto recipes that Italian immigrants brought to the city became something more: a treat that's frozen - yet spoonable and slurpable - made in all the colors of the rainbow, with a name that confounds outsiders.
    https://www.phillymag.com

May 17

Overbrook Park Civic Association shared a Pag...

Great new small restaurant in Carroll Park - 61st and Haverford. We need more store front restaurants and development like this in Overbrook Park

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Apr 25

Philadelphia police begin crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike riders

Witnesses said that's what happened Sunday night at 63rd and Callowhill streets.

    Police begin crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike riders
    Almost like clockwork, the warmer weather brings out dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts across the tri-state area. Riding on the vehicles is perfectly legal if you are off road, but highly illegal on city streets. "There are no headlights, no tail lights, no brake lights and they're out there riding in the dark.
    http://6abc.com

Apr 25

Philadelphia police crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike riders

Witnesses said that's what happened Sunday night at 63rd and Callowhill streets.

    Police crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike riders
    Almost like clockwork, the warmer weather brings out dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts across the tri-state area. Riding on the vehicles is perfectly legal if you are off road, but highly illegal on city streets. "There are no headlights, no tail lights, no brake lights and they're out there riding in the dark.
    http://6abc.com

Apr 23

Charges pending in fatal mini-bike crash that killed a 6-year-old-boy

Shortly after 11 p.m., she heard the sounds of a violent collision at 63rd and Callowhill streets.

    Charges pending in fatal mini-bike crash
    Dessa Williams was overcome with emotion this morning as she recalled the gut-wrenching scene outside her home in West Philadelphia last night. Shortly after 11 p.m., she heard the sounds of a violent collision at 63rd and Callowhill streets. "It just didn't look good," said Williams. "I saw a vehicle at the light and somebody was screaming.
    http://6abc.com

Apr 23

Boy Dies, Dad Hurt as Suspected DUI Driver Strikes Mini Bike

The boy and his 24-year-old father were riding the motorized bike along 63rd Street near Callowhill Street when a Jeep SUV turned into their path around 11 p.m., Philadelphia Police chief Inspector Scott Small said.

    Boy Dies, Dad Hurt as Suspected DUI Driver Strikes Mini Bike
    A suspected drunken driver struck and killed a 6-year-old riding a mini bike with his father in West Philadelphia late Sunday night. The boy and his 24-year-old father were riding the motorized bike along 63rd Street near Callowhill Street when a Jeep SUV turned into their path around 11 p.m., Philadelphia Police chief Inspector Scott Small said.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

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