Point Breeze

 

Point Breeze: CDC Executive Director Strives to Revive His Neighborhood

Point Breeze: CDC Executive Director Strives to Revive His Neighborhood

Steve Sabo is the executive director of Point Breeze Community Development Corp. (CDC). Sabo has worked for over a year-and-a-half at the CDC, starting there in August 2014. A graduate of LaSalle University, Sabo not only works in Point Breeze, but he has also lived in the neighborhood for nearly seven years. How did you […]

 

Grays Ferry/Point Breeze: Five Restaurants To Explore

Grays Ferry/Point Breeze: Five Restaurants To Explore

The Grays Ferry and Point Breeze areas – located between the Schuylkill River, Broad Street, and Washington and Snyder avenues – are home to not only an eclectic group of people, but also an array of churches, recreation centers and restaurants. The area has some of the most diverse culinary options in the city. Here […]

 

Point Breeze: Residents Speak Out on Re-Development

Point Breeze: Residents Speak Out on Re-Development

On the corner of 20th and Federal streets is a coffee shop. The exterior of its tall building is concrete-gray and modern, with circular detailing bearing the emblem of its owner, Ori Feibush. The interior holds a large community chalkboard, an array of espresso-based drinks and free Wi-Fi. It could be mistaken for any other […]

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Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Street Soccer USA On any given night in the United States, there are approximately 564,708 people who are counted as homeless. On any given night in this country, there are also 39,907 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18-24. As of 2014, at a local level, between 30 and 40 percent of Philadelphia’s youth live […]

 

Point Breeze: New Restaurants Signal Changes in Neighborhood

Point Breeze: New Restaurants Signal Changes in Neighborhood

In 2015, Point Breeze has witnessed a seasonal pop-up beer garden and a bistro opening in the neighborhood where change is no longer just in housing development. As a neighborhood gentrifies, businesses follow suit. The Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden had its first season at Point Breeze Avenue and Tasker Street from May to October. Bistro Buckminster’s […]

 

Point Breeze: The Design Movement Brings Together Artists and Residents

Point Breeze: The Design Movement Brings Together Artists and Residents

The Design Movement is a home decor store located at 1229 Point Breeze Ave., and features a variety of vintage pieces and local artists’ artwork. The store held its grand opening Oct. 23. Sarah Raiburn (above), the founder of The Design Movement, never envisioned she would become an owner of a home decor boutique until last year when […]

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Point Breeze: The Organization Giving Second Chances to Local Youth

Point Breeze: The Organization Giving Second Chances to Local Youth

Tyrique Glasgow is thirty-two years old and has 11 bullets lodged in his body. One of his front teeth is missing from fleeing a gunfight that broke out near his childhood home. Adolescence could have killed Glasgow but instead he stands as an adult on the corner of 27th and Tasker streets with a group of […]

 

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

The once neglected park located at 20th and Tasker streets has transformed into a beautiful haven for Point Breeze residents to shoot hoops and plant vegetables. Urban Roots, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, collaborated with Make the World Better Foundation, Mural Arts Program and many other organizations to revitalize the Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze. […]

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Point Breeze: A Photojournalist’s Approach to Urban Revitalization

Point Breeze: A Photojournalist’s Approach to Urban Revitalization

Jessie Fox, 25, earned a degree in photojournalism but never thought of working for the news. Instead she wanted to take her camera to the streets of Philadelphia and tell stories of a changing urban landscape—a decision that led to her current place at Urban Roots, the local community revitalization group responsible for rebuilding Point Breeze’s […]

 

Point Breeze: PBRs Will Run For Beer

Point Breeze: PBRs Will Run For Beer

When Jill Booth decided to set down roots on Manton Street in Point Breeze, she didn’t expect to – quite literally – start a community-wide movement. “My friend, my sister and I were going for a run one day and someone stopped us on the street and asked if it was part of a running […]