Rittenhouse Square

 

Rittenhouse Square: Innovative ‘Two Piece Fest’ Finds Home In Church’s Underground Music Scene

Rittenhouse Square: Innovative ‘Two Piece Fest’ Finds Home In Church’s Underground Music Scene

Rittenhouse Square is home to upscale apartments, boutiques, a five-star hotel, popular restaurants – and underground music. Independent music concerts in Philadelphia are often in less residential and less commercial areas than Center City. The contrast to the upscale neighborhood is interesting but is nothing new. The First Unitarian Church and R5 Productions have been bringing independent […]

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Center City West: Five Healthy Spots to Eat

Center City West: Five Healthy Spots to Eat

Center City West is home to several chains focused on healthy eating. After much investigation and considerable amount of taste testing (for research purposes, of course) here are the five best healthy finds in the neighborhood.   Sweetgreen Sweetgreen has several Center City locations, including 1821 Chestnut St. All feature bread baked in-house and fresh salads made […]

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Rittenhouse Square: As the Decades Pass, Clothing Store Owner Keeps Pace With Changing Fashions

Rittenhouse Square: As the Decades Pass, Clothing Store Owner Keeps Pace With Changing Fashions

The visually stunning windows of Sophy Curson on the corner of 19th and Sansom streets stand out in the sea of industrial and vintage-looking storefronts. The slanted tile roof and floor to ceiling windows are inviting and intriguing – much like store itself.  Sophy Curson has been in business since 1929. According to family lore, […]

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Rittenhouse Square: Gallery Owner Brings Communities Together With Art

Rittenhouse Square: Gallery Owner Brings Communities Together With Art

As dog-walkers or window shoppers get their evening fresh air, it’s hard to resist stopping to admire the gorgeous paintings that hang from the walls inside Twenty-Two Gallery. Owner Shawn Murray said he keeps the door open and the dog bowl filled, welcoming all “well-behaved people and dogs” to his peaceful little gallery at 236 S. […]

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Rittenhouse Square: Leader Of Humanist Group Works For Social Justice

Rittenhouse Square: Leader Of Humanist Group Works For Social Justice

The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia echoes the traditional ideas of humanism, which is the philosophy that highlights the importance of all human beings. In general, most humanists prefer to think analytically and critically, relying on evidence rather than simple acceptance.    Hugh Taft-Morales serves as the clergyman for the Rittenhouse Square-based fellowship. Taft-Morales is a […]

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Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is full of parks and lush gardens that make it easy to forget it’s a large city on the East Coast. Rittenhouse, Graduate Hospital and Logan Square are three neighborhoods within walking distance of each other and include some of the most walker- and biker-friendly areas in Center City. They’re home to some of the […]