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Fairmount Park: Rep. Donna Bullock Convenes Panel On Environmental Gentrification At Newly Opened Discovery Center

Fairmount Park: Rep. Donna Bullock Convenes Panel On Environmental Gentrification At Newly Opened Discovery Center

At the end of September, Fairmount Park unveiled the newest addition on the East side of the park, The Discovery Center, located at 3401 Reservoir Drive. The center is established as a nature sanctuary around a hidden reservoir near Strawberry Mansion and Brewerytown. It was open to the public until the 1970s, but closed off […]

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Brewerytown: Residents Raise Concerns About Public Transportation, Garbage Pickup

Brewerytown: Residents Raise Concerns About Public Transportation, Garbage Pickup

During the Brewerytown-Sharswood Community Civic Association’s (BSCCA) meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, tensions arose around residents’ concerns about the lack of public transportation, as well as a perceived garbage problem. “This area is a transportation desert,” said Warren McMichael, vice president of the BSCCA. “We have brought this up numerous times; from 29th Street to Ridge Avenue, […]

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Brewerytown: Residents Adapting Alongside New Developments, Businesses

Brewerytown: Residents Adapting Alongside New Developments, Businesses

Brewerytown is an attractive neighborhood to people looking for the cool, new hot spot to live. Its accessibility by public transportation and its proximity to Center City and Fairmount Park have made it an enticing area for developers and new residents. It’s no question that Brewerytown has seen changes in recent years. New apartment buildings […]

 

Brewerytown: The Yoga Studio Opens Arms to Everyone

Brewerytown: The Yoga Studio Opens Arms to Everyone

Emile Sorger, owner and founder of The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary at 26th Street and Girard Avenue, moved to Brewerytown in 2012. After witnessing the booming growth of his old neighborhood in Fishtown, he found similar circumstances in his new “up-and-coming” neighborhood. As a freelance yoga instructor, Sorger noticed the influence of his teachings in the city, […]

 

Brewerytown: Local Business Owner Embraces Changing Landscape

Brewerytown: Local Business Owner Embraces Changing Landscape

Max Ochester, owner of Brewerytown Beats at 27th Street and Girard Avenue, moved to Brewerytown in 2010, a few years before it became the “up-and-coming” neighborhood that it is now. In late 2014, Ochester’s developer friends bought a property in Brewerytown and asked if he would like to open a small business in the location. He […]

 

Brewerytown: The Next Great Voice Actor

Brewerytown: The Next Great Voice Actor

While 21-year-old Joseph Casiano enjoys playing video games, and all things fantasy, he is also using those games to help accomplish his dreams. Casiano wants to be the next great voice actor and he believes honing and mastering his skills will get him there. Casiano happens to be a lucky young man, as he realized his […]

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Brewerytown: Philly Tutors Uses Fun and Games for Education

Brewerytown: Philly Tutors Uses Fun and Games for Education

Billy Eisenberg always had a passion for learning and passing on knowledge. So, naturally, after college he became a teacher. In the summer of 2002, while teaching 7th grade social studies, Eisenberg began to tutor on the side. He posted a few flyers around the neighborhood, and was blown away by the response. Parents–a lot […]

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Brewerytown: Stylist Veronica Dunbar Shares Her ‘Fit for a Queen’ Dream

Brewerytown: Stylist Veronica Dunbar Shares Her ‘Fit for a Queen’ Dream

Veronica Dunbar has called Brewerytown home for two years now. Originally from Southwest Philadelphia, she grew up in her father’s barbershop, where he worked for nearly 40 years. Surrounded by hairstylists from a young age, she knew this would be a profession that would not only feel like home, but bring positivity to those she […]

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Brewerytown: Five Cafes That Serve Coffee With A Twist

Brewerytown: Five Cafes That Serve Coffee With A Twist

There’s no question that Brewerytown has seen numerous changes throughout the years. Once known for its many breweries, it is now recognized for the new establishments in the area — especially the cafes. In a city filled with cafes and restaurants, it’s hard to stand out. Jennifer Vanderheyden (above), a barista at Kayuh Bicycles and […]

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Brewerytown: Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Plan Works To Make Transportation Safer

Brewerytown: Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Plan Works To Make Transportation Safer

In Philadelphia, like most major cities, traffic accidents are a regular occurrence. Whether as pedestrians or those using bikes or cars, one is almost always at some risk when moving through the city. “About 100 people are killed every year in traffic collisions in Philadelphia,” said Charlotte Castle, coordinator for Vision Zero, a plan the […]

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