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Queen Village: Creating More Green Space at Top of Several To-Do Lists

Queen Village: Creating More Green Space at Top of Several To-Do Lists

When a person transitions from a rural to an urban environment, one of the first noticeable differences they may realize is the consistent lack greenery. The color green has been shown to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, while also promoting an overall positive message. Recent studies have indicated that green spaces can help too. […]

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Queen Village: Fabric Row Is Experiencing Its Own Renaissance

Queen Village: Fabric Row Is Experiencing Its Own Renaissance

The fabled blocks of Fabric Row have long been known for just that — fabric — as well as Philadelphia’s main hub for fashion designers and artists looking to add that special something to a piece or outfit. Beginning in the early 20th century as a commercial epicenter for Philadelphia’s Jewish community, Fabric Row has remained a […]

 

Graduate Hospital: Local Neighborhood Organizations Are Making Sure You’ll Love It Here

Graduate Hospital: Local Neighborhood Organizations Are Making Sure You’ll Love It Here

A community is only as good as its people allow it to be, and the folks living west of Broad on South Street have taken this notion to heart. Both the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) and the South Street West Business Association (SSWBA) are extremely active in the area around Graduate Hospital, with […]

 

Bella Vista: Community Blossoms With Help from Charles Santore Library

Bella Vista: Community Blossoms With Help from Charles Santore Library

The Charles Santore Library’s exterior looks like your typical municipal building — it has white walls and an architectural style that was making waves in the 1950s and 60s. In the diverse and lively neighborhood of Bella Vista, the building may appear dull to some, but for those who have experienced the programs and the people […]

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Bella Vista: Chef Georgeann Leaming ‘Chopped’ Her Way to Success in Philadelphia

Bella Vista: Chef Georgeann Leaming ‘Chopped’ Her Way to Success in Philadelphia

Working in a professional kitchen is a career path that can be unforgiving. Enrolling in culinary school and finding a good job in the industry is anything but straightforward. Throw a newborn child into the mix and that makes things even more challenging. Georgeann Leaming knows this from personal experience. She entered culinary school at age 23 and gave birth […]

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Graduate Hospital: Friends of Chester Arthur Builds Community Through School Improvements

Graduate Hospital: Friends of Chester Arthur Builds Community Through School Improvements

The Chester A. Arthur School, nestled on the 2000 block between Catherine and Christian streets in the quiet neighborhood of Graduate Hospital, is not what you would call a “typical” public school in Philadelphia. Behind the scenes, volunteers work to make this K-8 learning facility a place of growth and knowledge, and by doing so […]

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Graduate Hospital: South Street Urbanist Marcus Ferreira Fosters Sense of Community

Graduate Hospital: South Street Urbanist Marcus Ferreira Fosters Sense of Community

By day, Marcus Ferreira works as an attorney — but his true passion is with his work outside of his day job. As a member of numerous committees and an active advocate for positive urban developments in Philadelphia, Ferreira has helped to foster the community of South Street West and Graduate Hospital with everything from the creation of a […]

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Bella Vista/Queen Village: Five Places to Grab a Cup of Joe

Bella Vista/Queen Village: Five Places to Grab a Cup of Joe

Bella Vista and Queen Village are neighborhoods in South Philadelphia that won’t stop growing. With a highly walkable neighborhood and an abundance of retail and restaurants, there are always great options to grab a cup of coffee or tea. Whether you want to enjoy a beverage in the comforts of these diverse coffee shops, or […]