El Bloque de Oro: the Cultural Center of Latino Philadelphia

El Bloque de Oro: the Cultural Center of Latino Philadelphia

Spending a day in “El Bloque de Oro” will have you thinking you’re in a tropical Caribbean island. Fake palm trees sit on every corner down North Fifth Street while store signs are read in Spanish. It is very possible to spend the entire day in this neighborhood and function perfectly only speaking Spanish while […]

 

Mount Airy: Tattoos With Church Support

Mount Airy: Tattoos With Church Support

A law in Philadelphia could have stopped Eric Perfect’s Kadillac Tattoo from opening across the street from Mount Airy Presbyterian Church. However, Perfect, with such a conglomeration of tattoos speckled across his body that it appears as only one, found support in the Church instead of opposition. Diversity is a significant feature of the community, […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Lawncrest Block Plagued by Murders

Northeast Philadelphia: Lawncrest Block Plagued by Murders

On Jan. 19, 2014,  the people living on the 300 block of Stevens Street in Northeast Philadelphia found themselves headlining the local news after two residents were victims of  murder. Donna Muller, 49, and her son, Richard Muller, 22, were found shot to death on the second floor of their home. Donna Muller’s daughter, Heather […]