Point Breeze

 

Point Breeze: Block Location, Location and Food

Point Breeze: Block Location, Location and Food

Old establishments meet new residential renovations here on the 1100 block of South 15th Street. On the northwest corner, a family deli called Melino’s has been serving up hoagies for generations. “My grandfather started the business in the 1900’s,” said owner Mark Melino. “My Dad worked here, I worked here and my son worked here. We […]

 

Newbold: Change Signals Complacency at 1700 Wharton Street

Newbold: Change Signals Complacency at 1700 Wharton Street

Seventy-year-old Tom Stack hobbles over to his ivy-green recliner and leans back, lighting a cigarette and hoisting his metal cane between his legs. He then stares over the room, points — sans hauteur or pomp — to his assortment of hard-to-come-by antiques and custom-crafted decorations and trails off into a synopsis of life on the […]

 

Newbold: Newbold Neighbors Elect New President

Newbold: Newbold Neighbors Elect New President

Newbold Neighbors Association announced the results of its February annual election, resulting in a handful of fillings for previously unoccupied positions and the naming of its next president, Anthony Coratolo. Coratolo, a 31-year-old engineer who graduated from Drexel University in 2006, previously held a co-chair position on the organization’s Clean and Green Committee, which coordinates organic […]

 

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 […]