Bella Vista

 

Bella Vista: Neighborhood Teams Up To Fight Blight

Bella Vista: Neighborhood Teams Up To Fight Blight

Sipping a coffee at the Bean Exchange three blocks from his home on Bainbridge Street, Bella Vista resident Joel Palmer spoke in disgust about a trash container. “Why this one has been allowed to stay out there, only the Streets Department could answer,” said Palmer. “We’ve reported it for the better part of two years, […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Relics With A New Future

South Philadelphia: Five Relics With A New Future

The various neighborhoods of South Philadelphia are engraved with rich history, whether it be the earliest churches in the country or the traces of an old company. Either way, this history has left behind an increasing number of abandoned and demolished buildings scattered throughout the neighborhoods. In order to accommodate with the ever growing population […]

 

Bella Vista: Five Beautiful Sights

Bella Vista: Five Beautiful Sights

Bella Vista, Italian for “beautiful sight,” is full of just that – beautiful sights. Settled by Italian immigrants, the neighborhood eventually welcomed more cultures creating a unique and diverse space full of both modern and traditional beautiful places.   The Fleisher Art Memorial  Originally founded by Samuel S. Fleisher, the building located at 719 Catharine […]

 

South Philadelphia: CityLife Church Focuses On Giving Back To The Community

South Philadelphia: CityLife Church Focuses On Giving Back To The Community

With its successful service initiatives, especially the ones that benefit the neighborhood public school and the less fortunate, CityLife Church in South Philadelphia is a becoming a part of the local Christian community. Founders Brad and Leah Leach established CityLife in 2011 as a place for local Christians to learn more about Jesus’s gospel and how to apply the teachings to their own […]

 

Amateur Sports: Rumble On Columbus Boulevard Showcases Philadelphia’s Boxing Talent

Amateur Sports: Rumble On Columbus Boulevard Showcases Philadelphia’s Boxing Talent

Four years had passed since Imani Bell stepped into the squared circle. Bell is a 35-year-old fighter residing in Philadelphia who had only fought once in his professional career. However, the former Pennsylvania State University star would overcome his hiatus to claim victory despite the layoff. Furthermore, time outside of the ring is not the only obstacle […]

 By Alexandra Keller

Bell Vista: Food Tour Serves Up a Taste of South Philly

Bell Vista: Food Tour Serves Up a Taste of South Philly

Food enthusiasts got their fill while on the Ethnic Eats Food Tour as they tasted the unique flavors that make up the Bella Vista neighborhood. Run by City Food Tours, the tour took hungry attendees on an adventure of Asian and Mexican cuisine. Aside from filling their plates, they learned a thing or two about […]

 By Skye C. Leppo and Charlotte L. Jacobson

Newbold: reNEW Yoga Space Promotes Happiness in Point Breeze

Newbold: reNEW Yoga Space Promotes Happiness in Point Breeze

New vibes are flowing into Point Breeze with Newbold’s newest yoga space, reNew Yoga Studio, at 1508 Moore Street. In an aromatic, light-filled room freshened with eucalyptus and nag champa incense, students can relax and take a variety of classes or come independently to practice in open studio time. The studio’s owner, Emily Lenhard, previously instructed […]

 By Yotam Dror

Bella Vista: Young Artists at the Fleisher Art Memorial

[vimeo 67784562] A Hundred Year Idea Sitting on Catharine Street in Bella Vista, the Fleisher Art Memorial building has hosted different arts for over one hundred years. Originally the Graphics Sketch Club was for lower-income students, today the building continues to offer art classes for members of the surrounding community. “The classes are very rigorous, […]

 By Danielle Maslany and Yotam Dror

Bella Vista: Moving Forward with Mildred Court

Bella Vista: Moving Forward with Mildred Court

[vimeo 68222326] As gentrification sweeps the city of Philadelphia, current residents provided their concerns toward new developments in the Bella Vista neighborhood. On June 11th, members of the community met with the neighborhood zoning committee, project developer U.S. Construction Incorporated and architects from JKR Partners at the Palumbo Recreation Center on 10th & Fitzwater streets […]

 By Samantha Byles and Andrea Jordan

South Philadelphia: Groups Convene First Neighborhood Leadership Conference

South Philadelphia: Groups Convene First Neighborhood Leadership Conference

Leaders and members of several organizations in South Philadelphia and around Greater Philadelphia met recently at the Mummers Museum, 1102 S. Second St., for the first Neighborhood Leadership Conference. “It’s a conversation between and among people who are trying to do good for the community,” host Ed Kirlin said. Kirlin, a member of the Pennsport […]