South Philadelphia

 By Amanda Carden and Chelsea Solitrin

Bella Vista: Pop’s Water Ice Stands Strong

Bella Vista: Pop’s Water Ice Stands Strong

Water ice and soft pretzels are not only a match made in heaven but also one of the first signs of spring to many Philadelphians.  Pop’s Water Ice, located at 1337 Oregon Ave., has been serving customers for 79 years. “My great-grandfather, who was an immigrant from Italy, walked around with a pushcart. He carted […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin

Bella Vista: Fleisher Art Memorial Encourages the Community to Create

Bella Vista: Fleisher Art Memorial Encourages the Community to Create

Founded in 1898, the Fleisher Art Memorial, which was previously known as the Graphic Sketch Club, had a relatively simple mission—to provide arts education and instruction to individuals within the community. Although the name and the location of the institution have changed over the years, not much else differs in terms of the focus and […]

 By Jessica Gray

South Philadelphia: Nebinger School on the Rise

Faced with low test scores and gentrification in South Philadelphia, Ralph Burnley became the new principal in August of the George W. Nebinger School. The South Philadelphia school, which is located at Sixth and Carpenter streets, lies on the cusp of the up-and-coming Bella Vista and Queen Village neighborhoods. Despite the recent underperformance of the […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin and Amanda Carden

South Philadelphia: A Taste Of Paris

South Philadelphia: A Taste Of Paris

Artisan Boulanger Patissier probably sticks out like a sore thumb to a lot of people. Located at 1646 S. 12th St., it is in the heart of South Philadelphia. Being that it is located in an area known for Italian-inspired cafe’s and shops, it seems slightly strange taking a very much Francophile-type establishment seriously, but […]

 By Amanda Carden and Chelsea Solitrin

South Philadelphia: An Important Site in War

South Philadelphia: An Important Site in War

Historic Fort Mifflin, located at Fort Mifflin Road and Hog Island Road, is now open to the public for the season. Named “the fort that saved America,” Fort Mifflin was essential to the victory of the U.S. during the Revolutionary War by holding off the British troops long enough for George Washington to pass through […]

 By Amanda Carden and Chelsea Solitrin

South Philadelphia: The City’s Earliest Suburbs Become a Desired Destination

South Philadelphia: The City’s Earliest Suburbs Become a Desired Destination

Let’s face it, the area is great. It’s old and quaint and its historic charm seems to translate seamlessly with current expectations of modern living. For residents of Bella Vista and Queen Village, many of whom have been living in the area for decades, South Philadelphia is an ideal place to live and invest both […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin and Amanda Carden

Queen Village: Reinventing the Wheel

Queen Village: Reinventing the Wheel

The spring-cleaning bug—we’ve all felt it. It’s that almost insatiable need to rearrange a room, dust and polish everything within sight and of course, throw stuff out. It is a time to get rid of all the stuff that you can’t remember why you ever bought in the first place. Out with the old and […]

 By Amanda Carden and Chelsea Solitrin

Packer Park: A Smorgasbord of Local Swedish History

Packer Park: A Smorgasbord of Local Swedish History

The American Swedish Historical Museum located at 1900 Pattison Ave. hosts 12 different galleries full of Swedish artifacts, architecture and history.  The museum is tucked in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in a large building constructed in 1926.  A fusion of art deco and Swedish design make the interior of the building a site in […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin and Amanda Carden

Bella Vista: Local Artist’s Gallery Features Local Artwork

Bella Vista: Local Artist’s Gallery Features Local Artwork

Although some outsiders hate to admit it, Philadelphia has both a prominent and flourishing art scene. We are no New York when it comes to this stuff, but there is definitely a significant amount of talent in the area in regards to all facets of art. What sets Philadelphia apart from other art communities perhaps, […]

 By Amanda Carden and Chelsea Solitrin

Queen Village: A Thrift Store Helps AIDS Sufferers

Philly AIDS Thrift located on 514 Bainbridge St.  has a reputation for having almost anything one could possibly think of.  The store has so many items they seemingly fall out of the front door onto the sidewalk. Beyond having a wide variety of clothing, music, jewelry and house wares, Philly AIDS Thrift has a charitable […]

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