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South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Combat Graffiti

South Philadelphia: Community Organizations Combat Graffiti

In Philadelphia, large-scale murals, art installations from internationally renowned creatives and pop-up art pieces have become standard, with South Philadelphia being no exception. South Philadelphia is known for mosaics from Isaiah Zagar and murals of local greats. Despite this, an illegal artform also finds a home in this part of the city. The scribbling and […]

 

Chinatown North/Callowhill: Pearl Street Gets Polished

Chinatown North/Callowhill: Pearl Street Gets Polished

There are many derelict alleyways all over the city. Many are used for storing dumpsters and garbage, and so they have become eyesores and havens for nuisance behavior. Recently though, designers and artists in Center City brainstormed for ways to reclaim poorly used passageways in the city in hopes of both beautifying and utilizing the […]

 

Fishtown: FNA Beautification Addresses Trash Issue in Neighborhood

Fishtown: FNA Beautification Addresses Trash Issue in Neighborhood

Filth and trash have become an increasing concern as the Fishtown population has grown in recent years. The answer to this issue is the Beautification Committee, a sector of the Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA), whose sole determination is to keep the neighborhood clean while bringing the community together. “We try to get as many people […]

 By Erin Purcell and Max Pulcini

Axis Philly: Business Owners, Residents and Community Organizers in Germantown Work to Beautify Historic Business Corridor

Axis Philly: Business Owners, Residents and Community Organizers in Germantown Work to Beautify Historic Business Corridor

[vimeo 62719426] Longtime residents of Germantown have seen major changes occur in the business corridor of Germantown Avenue and Chelten Avenue. Once the shopping destination of the city, it has now become a place where litter lines the street and metal grates cover the fronts of buildings. Councilwoman Cindy Bass along with the reestablished Germantown Special […]