Parkside

 By Anna Hyclak and Sherri Hospedales

Parkside: Celebrating Philadelphia’s Past and Future

Parkside: Celebrating Philadelphia’s Past and Future

As soon as it gets warm enough for backyard barbecues and water ice pushcarts, the tourists start coming to the Parkside community adjacent to Philadelphia’s sprawling Fairmount Park. These visitors arrive in droves, descending upon three noted cultural institutions located in Fairmount’s West Park section: the Philadelphia Zoo, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts […]

 By Mary Coyle

Mantua/Parkside: Bridges Remain Neglected and in Disrepair

Mantua/Parkside: Bridges Remain Neglected and in Disrepair

Brad Johns waits for the bus at the corner of 41st Street and Westminster Avenue, resigned to the long wait. From his perch at this stop on SEPTA’s long-term detour for bus routes 38 and 40, Johns stares north, at the cement barricades that sit two blocks away at the entrance to the 41st Street […]

 By Anna Hyclak

Parkside: Fresh Food Initiative Gains National Recognition

Parkside: Fresh Food Initiative Gains National Recognition

“Look, if you’re poor, we’ll give you food stamps. But if you don’t have a place to spend them, then what’s the point?” It’s a rainy Tuesday afternoon, and Jeff Brown is on a train to Washington, D.C. In just a few short hours, he’ll speak to officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture about […]