Southwest Philadelphia

 

South Philly: Five Places to Get Your Pizza

South Philly: Five Places to Get Your Pizza

The west side of Broad Street in South Philadelphia isn’t exactly known for its pizza. But from West Passyunk to Point Breeze, the community contains several pizza shops worth noting. Some of the pizzerias in the area are new, while others – like Uncle Tomy’s – are relatively old. Some sell traditional pizza, while others, such as Florida Style Pizza, give […]

 

South Philly West: Data Shows Lack of Quality Pre-K Childcare

South Philly West: Data Shows Lack of Quality Pre-K Childcare

Data released in March suggests residents in South Philadelphia west of Broad Street severely lack access to quality pre-kindergarten care. The Childcare Map is an interactive tool that allows people to search an area of Philadelphia and view options for early childcare. The data comes from Fund for Quality, which aims to expand availability to […]

 

Newbold: Mr. Longacre’s Neighborhood

Newbold: Mr. Longacre’s Neighborhood

Conjure up an image of the average incoming Newboldian, and you just might get a vision of someone like Jeff Goldman. Goldman, upon approach in a crowd of The Pharmacy rock-concert patrons that looks akin to a poster ad for Urban Outfitters, rolls right through his spiel: He landed at 16th and Hicks streets in […]

 

Health Beat: MANNA Meals Seek to Nourish Clients Back to Health

Located in Center City, the nonprofit organization MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) prepares, cooks and serves roughly 4,000 nutritious meals daily to people who suffer from severe and life-threatening illnesses in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey. “The menu has undergone a lot of change over the years, mostly to enhance the quality of […]

 

Health Beat: MANNA Delivers Healthy Foods to Fight Diseases

[vimeo 92571567] The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, also known as MANNA, is a nonprofit organization located in Center City responsible for preparing, cooking and delivering wholesome, heart-healthy meals to people suffering from severe and life-threatening illnesses in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey. The organization has a staff of fewer than 30 people, making the operation mostly […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Urban Farms Work to Take Back the Land

Urban farms all over Philadelphia indicate that many people in the city seek control over the produce and livestock they eat. The concept behind this control is food sovereignty, which asserts that local communities have the right to democratically decide where their food comes from, how it is grown and who profits from selling it. […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Providing Healthy Alternatives to Food at Corner Stores

Corner stores aren’t the best venues to purchase healthy food in Philadelphia, partly due to the combination of what the stores stock and what the customers choose to purchase. According to a 2010-12 study on access to healthy food by the city’s Department of Public Health, Lower Southwest Philadelphia has 50 standard corner stores (19 of […]

 

Health Beat: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Health Beat: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Philadelphians pursue health and wellness in a variety of ways. Trends come and go as people try new things and officials implement new laws to help keep people fit. Here are a few things you might not know about efforts to keep city residents healthy. 1. At Yoga on the Steps, an annual event that occurs each spring on the […]

 

Southwest: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Southwest: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Largely ignored by city tourism agencies, Southwest Philadelphia has a number of notable attractions and eateries, from Bartram’s Garden to a variety of African restaurants on Woodland Avenue. Much of it can be easy to miss, but if you take your time, you may smell anything from the roses at Flowers by Dante on 63rd Street to the […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Revitalizing the Schuylkill by Bartram’s Garden

Southwest Philadelphia: Revitalizing the Schuylkill by Bartram’s Garden

Over the summer, Bartram’s Garden hosted a meeting to get community feedback on the Bartram’s Mile, a stretch of trail that would connect Bartram’s to the Schuylkill River Trail that currently ends around South Street. They used the opportunity to reach out and find other ways to connect the people in the community to the […]