Point Breeze

 

Newbold: reNewbold a ‘Game-Changer’ for Neighborhood

Newbold: reNewbold a ‘Game-Changer’ for Neighborhood

Despite a barrage of snowstorms and nearby gas leaks this winter, LPMG Companies’ reNewbold project at 16th and Moore streets still has Fall 2014 in the crosshairs as a completion date, with the nine-home-construction Phase 1 beginning to wrap up this spring. “It’s been very rough with this weather, and it’s funny because everyone in […]

 

Point Breeze: Local girls learn business basics

From her post at the helm of the Point Breeze Avenue Business Association, Ella Butcher routinely deals with big league movers and shakers to attract new business to The Breeze. After hours, however, she meets with a decidedly younger set of developers: at-risk girls, ages 10 and up. As part of her Peaches and Cream Foundation, the […]

 

Point Breeze and Grays Ferry: People to Know

Point Breeze and Grays Ferry: People to Know

Family, home, work and recreation are the building blocks of a strong community. A functional, healthy community needs dedicated leaders. Some leaders foster new businesses and encourage homeowners, while others provide a safe haven for youth and new immigrants. Meet the men and women working block-by-block to make Point Breeze and Grays Ferry better places […]

 

Newbold: Five Gay Men Keeping Residence in the Neighborhood

Newbold: Five Gay Men Keeping Residence in the Neighborhood

Philadelphia at large is hardly a closeted town. Rainbows mark the city’s Gayborhood street signs as symbols for LGBT-friendly businesses, and it has earned an overall progressive reputation on the national level. Last fall, it nabbed a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2013 Municipal Equality Index Scorecard and just last month, Comcast received […]

 

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

There’s nothing new about Newbold, per se. It is, after all, a longstanding Point Breeze neighborhood that just happens to sport some new digs. But rising home sales prices of 13.3 percent in the area, coupled with an eclipsing of the city average of new homes built post-2005 and a mid-30s median resident age, all are ingredients […]

 By Jad A. Sleiman and Jessica Griffin.

Point Breeze: The Breeze Is All Business

Point Breeze: The Breeze Is All Business

Just about all of the Point Breeze business buzz is rooted near the rapidly gentrifying Newbold section, where craft beer vendors and a yoga studio vie for street space with Dominican and Indonesian corner stores. A few blocks west, however, Point Breeze Avenue is slowly coming back to life. A round up of neighborhood establishments […]

 By Skye Leppo and Charlotte Jacobson

Point Breeze: Mural Arts Fuses Recycling into After School Art Programs

Point Breeze: Mural Arts Fuses Recycling into After School Art Programs

Maybe Kermit the Frog was wrong when he insisted it wasn’t “easy being green.” Well, at least some of the kids at Chew Recreation Center at 18th and Ellsworth streets seem to disagree with the pessimistic muppet. Over the course of ten weeks, students have been participating in an ongoing art program fusing plastic into pieces of […]

 By Skye Leppo and Charlotte Jacobson

West Passyunk: West Passyunk Neighbors Association Holds First Official Elections

West Passyunk: West Passyunk Neighbors Association Holds First Official Elections

The air was full of excitement as people piled into a small room inside the Philadelphia Police First District building. Neighbors eagerly watched as faces showed up at the door, some familiar, some new. West Passyunk Neighbors Association (WPNA) President Jess Gould smiled at the front of the room, welcoming each individual to the organization’s […]

 By Skye Leppo and Charlotte Jacobson

Point Breeze: Plans Uncertain for Future of Former G.W. Childs Community School Building

A neighborhood remains at a standstill as the Philadelphia School District keeps mum on the status of the former George W. Childs Community School. The building, located at 17th and Tasker streets in Point Breeze, has been a fundamental hub for neighborhood activity since its start more than 100 years ago. When the school moved to its […]

 By Charlotte Jacobson and Skye Leppo

Point Breeze: G.W. Childs Elementary School Adjusts to Series of Transitions

Point Breeze: G.W. Childs Elementary School Adjusts to Series of Transitions

As an education institution for city children through the past century, George W. Childs Community School has served as a staple in the Philadelphia School District.  The school has a proud history of successful, diligent students and is recognized for the active community members who participate in the school’s advancement. While these factors remain an […]