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Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

Queen Village: How Residents Helped Create the First Conservation District

It all started because there were too many garages in Queen Village. According to the co-chair of the Queen Village Neighbors Association zoning committee, Michael Hauptman, it was around 2006 or 2007 when the neighborhood started to change. Homes that were primarily three stories and of no historical value got purchased and then demolished. The new […]

 

Queen Village: Community Gardeners Prepare for Winter

Queen Village: Community Gardeners Prepare for Winter

As the temperatures dropped, local gardeners came out in droves to clean up their community garden before hanging up their racks, hoses, pruners and shovels for the season. The Southwark Queen Village Community Garden hosted its fifth cleanup before the approaching winter season after months of growing plants, fruits, herbs and vegetables. Gardeners pruned dry leaves […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Native Helps Drive Kids to Success Through Golf

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Native Helps Drive Kids to Success Through Golf

Many kids around Philadelphia choose to play sports such as football, basketball or soccer. On the other hand, what most consider an adult’s game – golf – is a sport that might not be on the minds of children. David Zimmaro, the site director of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia at FDR Golf Club, seeks […]

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Bella Vista: Parishioners Study Family Teachings, Offer Church Tours Ahead of Papal Visit

Bella Vista: Parishioners Study Family Teachings, Offer Church Tours Ahead of Papal Visit

People all over the world have anticipated the arrival of Pope Francis to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, which is the largest gathering of Catholic families in the world. One local South Philadelphia parish in Bella Vista shared plans and preparation for the pope’s visit to Philadelphia. Saint Paul and Saint Mary Magdalen […]

 

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village is known as a quaint residential neighborhood with new bars and restaurants. On Sixth Street, a thriving business exists that has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. On a cloudy and windy Saturday afternoon, Vincent Talotta Jr., who is Italian-American and 50 years old, spoke about Goldstein’s men’s and boys’ […]

 

South Philadelphia: Sam Jacobson Brings British Comfort Food to East Passyunk

South Philadelphia: Sam Jacobson Brings British Comfort Food to East Passyunk

Don’t call it a restaurant. “It’s a pie shop,” said Sam Jacobson, the owner and operator of Stargazy, a Philadelphia eatery serving authentic British comfort foods. “I just don’t want people to think it’s a restaurant,” Jacobson explained somewhat testily after being asked when he first decided to open his “restaurant.” “‘Cause it’s not.” He was clearly […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Hobby Shops To Pique Your Interest

South Philadelphia: Five Hobby Shops To Pique Your Interest

South Philadelphia is known for its diverse residents. It’s no surprise the area also has a wide range of specialty shops. Whether you’re new to the area, or a native who just wants to try something new, we put together a list of stores to check out to start a collection or hobby of your own. […]

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Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Where does one go when all the popular and well-known parks in the city like Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square are too crowded? Head South. In the Queen Village, Bella Vista and Hawthorne area of South Philadelphia, there are a variety of great parks to choose from. Many people go to these parks to relax, walk […]

 

Passyunk: Nightowls on the Avenue Help Keep Crime Down

Passyunk: Nightowls on the Avenue Help Keep Crime Down

Witnesses are bad for crime, so streets packed with potential witnesses are not good settings to commit one, even if it is at night. This is one of the many factors that combine to help keep South Philadelphia’s crime rate as low as it is, specifically in the area around East Passyunk Avenue which is […]

 

Passyunk: Animal Lovers Find Pet Friendly Options in South Philadelphia Neighborhood

Passyunk: Animal Lovers Find Pet Friendly Options in South Philadelphia Neighborhood

Anyone with a pet will tell you that Fluffy is more than just an animal. They are a member of the family. And just like a new parent is willing to pay more for the organic baby food that promises to keep their infant healthy and happy, many pet owners will go out of their […]