Point Breeze: The Design Movement Brings Together Artists and Residents

Point Breeze: The Design Movement Brings Together Artists and Residents

The Design Movement is a home decor store located at 1229 Point Breeze Ave., and features a variety of vintage pieces and local artists’ artwork. The store held its grand opening Oct. 23. Sarah Raiburn (above), the founder of The Design Movement, never envisioned she would become an owner of a home decor boutique until last year when […]

 

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

The once neglected park located at 20th and Tasker streets has transformed into a beautiful haven for Point Breeze residents to shoot hoops and plant vegetables. Urban Roots, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, collaborated with Make the World Better Foundation, Mural Arts Program and many other organizations to revitalize the Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze. […]

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Point Breeze: KIND Institute Prepares to Open Its Gallery Doors to Community

Point Breeze: KIND Institute Prepares to Open Its Gallery Doors to Community

Artist and teacher Ronald Kustrup hopes to combat violence with art in Point Breeze. The KIND Institute at 1242 Point Breeze Ave. will open to the public Saturday, Oct. 31. The Institute will celebrate its grand opening with a Halloween event filled with art and live music starting at 6 p.m. The gallery space in the […]

 

Point Breeze: ReStore Prospers After Moving to South Philadelphia

Point Breeze: ReStore Prospers After Moving to South Philadelphia

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is prospering after moving from Kensington to Point Breeze. The nonprofit store’s new location at 2318 Washington Ave. is surrounded by appliance and construction supply stores. The store’s goods are donated and profits are given to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. The passing traffic on the busy two-way street in South Philadelphia […]

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Point Breeze: Church Welcomes Pilgrims from Alabama to the Neighborhood for Papal Visit

Point Breeze: Church Welcomes Pilgrims from Alabama to the Neighborhood for Papal Visit

A church in Point Breeze set out to host more of a homecoming than a formal visit for a group of pilgrims traveling from Alabama to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia. The Aquinas Center, part of the St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 17th and Morris streets in Point Breeze, hosted a group of 56 pilgrims during Pope […]

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Point Breeze: Activist Promotes Unity in the Community With Events, Dialogue

Point Breeze: Activist Promotes Unity in the Community With Events, Dialogue

Anton Moore, 29, aspires to be the peacekeeper in Point Breeze and beyond by organizing events and other outreach via his nonprofit organization Unity in the Community. What exactly do you do? My organization is Unity in the Community. So we put together a yearlong initiative to stop the violence but also promote peace and bring […]

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Point Breeze: 4 Things Representing Change

Point Breeze: 4 Things Representing Change

Point Breeze is one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in South Philadelphia. The neighborhood was originally a self-sustaining, working class neighborhood passionate about local businesses. In the last few decades, South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. Inc. and the Point Breeze Community Development Corp. have worked to redevelop the area. The new residents moving to the neighborhood are young adults working in […]