Chinatown: Community Gives Feedback on Recommended Improvements to Vine Street Corridor

Chinatown: Community Gives Feedback on Recommended Improvements to Vine Street Corridor

For many Chinatown residents, the time had come to see plans for a safer future. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission held an open house Thursday at the Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church and School at 10th and Vine streets. The DVRPC — which is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization that serves Philadelphia and […]

 

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 […]

 By Dana Ritter and Donald DeCray

Al Dia: Half Laundromat, Half Community Gallery

Al Dia: Half Laundromat, Half Community Gallery

  A local businesswoman has added is a new spin to her laundromat. Lisa Budnick displays art in her laundromat gallery and is seeking to focus on Latino art. Art at Budnick’s unique gallery is displayed permanently and temporarily for six to eight weeks. The work now displayed is by artist Renee Grannobile who is […]

 By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach

Chinatown: Mini-Parks to Run Along 10th Street

Chinatown: Mini-Parks to Run Along 10th Street

The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities has started a parklet pilot program. The parklets are designed to look like mini parks. They are small platforms that extend sidewalks out to the street and replace parking spots with seats and tables. The purpose of the parklets is to allow people to stop, relax and take […]