Parkside

 By Tara Moore and Jessica Arnold

University City: Youth Chess Helps in the Strategy of Life

University City: Youth Chess Helps in the Strategy of Life

There’s something interesting in the way we all think, the way we strategize and comprehend what’s going on around us. Wouldn’t it be incredible if we honed these strategic thinking skills much earlier in life? That’s exactly what Philadelphia’s After School Activities Partnership thought. The group believed that by introducing Philadelphia’s youth to the game […]

 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 […]