Articles in the North Philadelphia Category
Standing in a cleared out square amongst a sea of bookshelves at Port Richmond Books, Kensington native and history buff Kenneth Milano uses his old-school wooden pointer and overhead projector to highlight the route of the Nativists who rampaged the streets of today’s Fishtown in 1844…. Read More
Little Berlin, a Kensington collective art space and gallery, is currently in the midst of its June exhibit, “Gone Shadowing.” The focus, according to curator Alex Walcroft, of the exhibit is on performance art, photography, paintings and poetry that observes “immediate surroundings without giving into the notion of familiarity as an endpoint.” In other words, “Gone Shadowing” intends to cast new light on the ordinary…. Read More
One attraction of Northern Liberties is its numerous restaurants and shops. The increase in cafes and restaurants has created a competition between the local business owners who increasingly use social media outlets and mobile apps as one convenient and inexpensive way of attracting more customers…. Read More
Luv’n Spoonful is a self-serve yogurt bar located on the campus of Temple University. This yogurt bar opened on May 2nd at 1601 N. 15th St., under a Temple student housing facility. Luv’n Spoonful provides a convenient and healthy alternative for both Temple students and North Central Philadelphia residents…. Read More
On a humid Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Hagart Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, residents and passersby stopped by the Cast Your Cares Ministry to receive an assembly of midday snacks such as canned fruit, Tastykakes and ice water…. Read More
Philadelphia is home to more than 40,000 vacant lots across the city, many of which are found in Kensington. This summer, the program “Lots of Power” will give high school students the opportunity to team up with seasoned professionals to create beauty from the overgrown lots of Kensington…. Read More
Carmela Greco, daughter of flamenco dance legend Jose Greco, visited Flamenco Ole! Dance Studio in Fairmount earlier this month. She’s visiting the Philadelphia area before moving to Chicago to teach at Northeastern Illinois University.
Greco began studying dance at the age of 11 in Madrid, Spain and eventually became a Prima ballerina for the Spanish company Luisillo…. Read More
For many, the battered streets beneath the El along Kensington Avenue serve as an eyesore, but for some, it is an outlet of expression.
Photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge, 31, has turned the littered sidewalks of Kensington into a narrative of the neighborhood’s struggle
with drugs and addiction through his blog Kensington Blues. By using photographs, audio recordings and journal entries, Stockbridge utilizes several media platforms to show the lives of those living along Kensington Avenue, better known to them as “the Ave.”
Stockbridge started Kensington Blues in 2008 after spending years photographing the interior of abandoned houses around Philadelphia. Through his work within blighted neighborhoods he became more familiar with those who occupied their streets and narrowed his focus to document their stories.
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Local pizza aficionado Brian Dwyer, owner of Pizza Brain- the world’s first museum and restaurant dedicated to the slice- values human interaction. Pizza is synonymous with party, according to him, and parties don’t occur online. “I think it’s healthier when people interact with other people,” he said, before admitting “it’s funny now because I use the Internet so much for my business.”
By Internet, Dwyer means that Pizza Brain, which opened nine months ago, inhabits a growing social media presence among independent restaurants and food vendors in Philadelphia…. Read More
Crime in Northern Liberties has been on the decline in recent years. To keep crime trending downward, residents and police alike have taken to a variety of social media outlets.
The Northern Liberties Townwatch is a group that works to foster a strong connection between residents and law enforcement to inform the public about crime in the neighborhood…. Read More