Nicetown

 By Andrew Holland, Grace Reed and Brittney Barrett

Nicetown: Coming Together By Getting Away by Bus

Nicetown: Coming Together By Getting Away by Bus

If there’s one thing that can bring a community closer, it’s a trip out of town together. At least that’s what Kamika Foster, 26, of Commission Street in Nicetown believes. For eight years now, members of the Nicetown community have organized a yearly ski trip to an assortment of destinations like the Poconos, Massachusetts and […]

 By Andrew Holland

Nicetown: Trying to Make the Schools Work

Nicetown: Trying to Make the Schools Work

It’s 11:45 a.m. on a Friday in the Nicetown area of Philadelphia. Children and teenagers litter Germantown Avenue on an unusually cool April afternoon as they window shop and gather with friends on street corners. On the surface, the sight seems like a pleasant one.  One of youthful enthusiasm and innocence in an area riddled […]

 By Laura Yacoe, Lauren Pappas and Brian Myszkowski

Nicetown-Tioga: Turning a New Page

Nicetown-Tioga: Turning a New Page

The bookstores of the Tioga and Nicetown community are much more than stacks of literature and textbooks. They serve as a forum for the community and an educational outlet for the people of the neighborhood. When customers walk up to the poster-clad staircase of Black and Nobel Bookstore, the employees and owner Hakim Hopkins immediately welcome them with smiles and hearty handshakes. It seems as if Hopkins knows just about every customer on a personal basis.

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