Food

 By Kelsey Kondraski and Shayna Kleinberg

Health Beat: Philly Girls in Motion Gets Young Ladies Up and Moving

After a long career in sports – coaching, running fitness programs for two schools in the suburbs and teaming up with others to run a large basketball clinic in South Philadelphia – Beth Devine realized that it wasn’t the suburbs that were in need of fitness programs for young girls, but the city of Philadelphia. […]

 

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Renewing and reinventing theater, jazz and the corner cafe, Germantown Avenue businesses continue to play a role in the development of both Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy. Though it’s known as a historic district, the Avenue embraces cultural trends. It has turned into an area that houses tattoo parlors amongst colonial architecture, showcasing how diverse […]

 

Allegheny West: Denise’s Offers Delicacies on North 22nd Street

Allegheny West: Denise’s Offers Delicacies on North 22nd Street

“Y’all don’t have any doughnuts!” a customer said as he examined the selection at Denise’s Delicacies in Allegheny West. “I was gonna put you some up but they said you were cutting back, Montel. They said you picked up 20 pounds!” replied Tangie Johnson, who works at the counter. With her fun, easygoing personality, Johnson seemed […]

 

Lancaster Avenue: Five People to Know

Lancaster Avenue: Five People to Know

The commercial corridor on Lancaster Avenue is home to many businesses and residents who are passionate about their community. The people who have opened up shop are actively participating to support their neighbors and help the community thrive. Phyllis Jones-Carter Phyllis Jones-Carter, owner of A Part of Me, has been actively taking part in supporting […]

 

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Although they make up just 12 percent of Philadelphia, the city’s Latino population is not shy about making their mark on the community. These are five people within Philadelphia’s Latino community who are dedicated to making a difference. These five people are a small sampling of the noteworthy Latinos who call Philadelphia their home.   […]

 

Pennsport: Five People You Need To Know

Pennsport:  Five People You Need To Know

There’s a lot to love about Pennsport.  It’s got a rich history of Mummer’s associations and immigrant settlements combined with a growing population of young people and new businesses.  With rapid growth and change, neighbors can lose their sense of closeness but Pennsport remains a tight-knit community where neighborhood pride keeps on growing.  Here are […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Five People You Should Know

Southwest Philadelphia’s ethnic, racial, and cultural landscape has transformed in the past 25 years. From 1990-2010, the white population in the Elmwood neighborhood decreased from about 21,000 to 2,500, while the African-American population rose from 6,500 to 29,100, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. In addition, Elmwood’s Asian population rose by 1,200 in the same period, which […]

 

East Passyunk: 5 People You Need to Nnow

Marissa Cianciulli is a graphic designer for Four Corners Management. She graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 2012 and immediately started her career in graphic design. She has designed menus and other forms of artwork for popular bars such as Boot and Saddle and Dolphin Tavern as well as promotional posters for FCM/R5 […]

 Amber L. White, Shara D. Howard, and Susan Dong.

LGBTQI: Seven Places to Know in the Community

LGBTQI: Seven Places to Know in the Community

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood – the epicenter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities – is  located west of Washington Square, between 11th and Broad streets. The Gayberhood is internationally recognized for its queer-centric businesses, as well as residential and public spaces. Each year, the communities and their allies come together on the […]

 

Al Dia: Five Places You Should Know

Al Dia: Five Places You Should Know

“Welcome to the center of gold” as the mural reads, or in this case the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairhill section, located at the intersection of 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue. Fairhill has the highest concentration of Latino residents of any neighborhood in Philadelphia, but it is just one of many Latino hotspots located throughout the […]