By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: South 46th Street Celebrates 100 Years

Spruce Hill: South 46th Street Celebrates 100 Years

[vimeo 76922863] On Sept. 7, 100 years of residency passed for the 500 block of South 46th Street. Neighbors marked the anniversary with their biggest block party to date. “This year was the first year we had a block party for the entire block,” said Paul Weidner, Financial Training Department director at the University of Pennsylvania. […]

 By Gabrielle Pirozzi and Shanell Simmons

Cedar Park: Piano Academy Encourages Young Learners

Cedar Park: Piano Academy Encourages Young Learners

Situated on the corner of 47th Street near Cedar Avenue sits a small 300-square-foot studio that teaches more than just piano. The Philadelphia Suzuki Piano Academy, open since 2010, is following Shinichi Suzuki’s style of music education. “It works the same way as language. When children hear music around them, not just the notes to […]

 By Erin O'Reilly and Sara Rooney

Cedar Park: Residents Take Pride in Their Neighborhood

Cedar Park: Residents Take Pride in Their Neighborhood

[vimeo 43898876] The block located at 47th Street and Cedar Avenue in Cedar Park is home to both new and longtime residents. The Queen Anne style buildings, which are Victorian architectures, show both the uniqueness and history of the neighborhood. Large porches accompany vibrantly painted houses and voluptuous gardens, which residents take pride in to […]

 By Josh Rultenberg and Dominique Noel

West Philadelphia: St. Cyprian School Closing

West Philadelphia: St. Cyprian School Closing

From the outside it looked like a regular block party but those participating in the party knew it was more than that. A moon bounce, face painting, food and music were not enough to get the people of St Cyprian School to forget that this would be their last time together.  Students, staff and parents […]