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South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Combat Graffiti

South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Combat Graffiti

In Philadelphia, large-scale murals, art installations from internationally renowned creatives and pop-up art pieces have become standard, with South Philadelphia being no exception. South Philadelphia is known for mosaics from Isaiah Zagar and murals of local greats. Despite this, an illegal artform also finds a home in this part of the city. The scribbling and […]

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South Philadelphia: The Electric Street Mural Brings Community Together

South Philadelphia: The Electric Street Mural Brings Community Together

In an alley on Percy Street, just a few blocks away from Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks, a mural attracts events such as music video tapings, parties and even church revivals. The Electric Street Mural, combining lighting and paint, is a street art piece created by street artist David Guinn and lighting designer Drew Billiau. The […]

 

South Philadelphia: South Philly Struggles to Keep Its Streets Clean

South Philadelphia: South Philly Struggles to Keep Its Streets Clean

On the 1900 block of South Broad Street, outside Pizzeria Pesto restaurant, lies a messy pile of trash splayed on the sidewalk. Cardboard boxes, empty plastic bottles, a child’s potty and other items have been on the concrete for about a week and a half. The city’s Streets Department has yet to touch it. According to […]

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South Philadelphia: Small Businesses Expect No Major Reforms Following Elections

South Philadelphia: Small Businesses Expect No Major Reforms Following Elections

The 2016 presidential election has seen its candidates debating on everything from foreign policy to women’s rights, but one economic sector that has gone mostly overlooked by candidates is small businesses. The lack of attention to small businesses has not gone unnoticed by the small business owners of East Passyunk Avenue. “I feel like it’s […]

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South Philadelphia: Roger Artigiani Brings Change to 2300 Arena

South Philadelphia: Roger Artigiani Brings Change to 2300 Arena

Roger Artigiani talks about his arena like he is showing off a prized possession. “This is what we have planned for the one wall,” he said while proudly showing a picture of a mural of the Walt Whitman Bridge. “It’s gonna look great.” The mural will soon become one of the many changes Artigiani has […]

 

South Philadelphia: T-Shirt Shop South Fellini Opens on East Passyunk Avenue

South Philadelphia: T-Shirt Shop South Fellini Opens on East Passyunk Avenue

With its bright-blue exterior and mosaic sign, South Fellini makes its presence known on East Passyunk Avenue. Opened Oct. 1 at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave., South Fellini, owned by Philadelphia filmmakers and artists, Johnny Zito and Tony Trov, is the first physical location of the duo’s internet store of the same name. The store sells […]

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South Philadelphia: Q&A with Peter Zutter, President of South Broad Street Neighborhood Association

South Philadelphia: Q&A with Peter Zutter, President of South Broad Street Neighborhood Association

Peter Zutter, a longtime resident of South Broad Street and president of the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association, has seen his neighborhood go through many different changes in zoning, density and makeup of population. The association is the registered community organization, or RCO, for the boundaries of Washington Avenue to Oregon Avenue and 13th Street […]

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South Philadelphia: Five Wellness-centered Businesses around East Passyunk

South Philadelphia: Five Wellness-centered Businesses around East Passyunk

Keeping up with health and wellness, both physical and mental, is made easy in South Philadelphia with the numerous gyms, wellness centers and organic-geared stores that have begun peppering the bustling neighborhood. Below are five places where visitors can approach health comfortably and at their own pace, whether that means stocking up on gourmet groceries […]