Chinatown: 5 Places to Eat Something Other Than Chinese Food

Chinatown: 5 Places to Eat Something Other Than Chinese Food

Chinatown offers a comforting, reliable picture for the hungry: cooked ducks hanging in shop windows, neon signs glowing with ads for noodle soup and chow fun. Around this time of year, red paper cut-outs and lanterns hang from stores for the celebration of the Lunar New Year. But for a neighborhood that stretches less than […]

 

Chinatown: Groups Work To Increase Residents’ Participation In Politics, Elections

Chinatown: Groups Work To Increase Residents’ Participation In Politics, Elections

Election Day has come and gone and many are either celebrating or discouraged by the result. While this brought an end to the current election cycle, the work done to increase the political involvement of the Chinese community is far from over. Just this year, the nonprofit Philadelphia Tri-state Chinese American Association formed, with Yong Peng as its […]

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Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

 If last year is anything to go by, then 2016 is set to be a year full of disruption for commuters in Philadelphia, even without a visit from the Pope. And with 30 projects underway and 15 more set to begin this year, the upcoming Democratic National Convention will be the least of commuter’s concern. […]

 

Chinatown: A Community Leader Who Learns from Challenges

Chinatown: A Community Leader Who Learns from Challenges

John Chin, 49, the Executive Director of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), was born and raised in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. As Chin comfortably sat in the black swivel chair with a nice white dress shirt tucked into his black slacks, he began to share the beginnings of the corporation. PCDC first opened its doors in 1966, […]

 

Chinatown: Five Noodle Shops You Need to Go Slurp

Chinatown: Five Noodle Shops You Need to Go Slurp

When it comes to noodles, this stringy-carb is a delicacy to not only the Chinese culture but for all Asian cultures alike. In the art of making these noodles, there are different forms they can be made into – flat, cylindrical, thick or thin. Made from unleavened dough, noodles are stretched, extruded, rolled and then cut to make the […]

 

Chinatown: Low Voter Turnout Despite Good Weather

Chinatown: Low Voter Turnout Despite Good Weather

With the sun shining down and a light cool breeze blowing by, it was the perfect weather condition for people to come out and vote. Despite the good weather, voter turnout was not so good in Chinatown. There are two poll sites for Chinatown residents: the Chinese Christian Church and Center at 225 N. 10th St. […]

 

Chinatown: Parking Program Assists Businesses and Customers

Chinatown: Parking Program Assists Businesses and Customers

Philadelphia is a city full of historical places to see, restaurants to eat in and museums to visit. Many of these locations can be found in Chinatown, making it a destination for tourists and city residents alike. Although it is a popular area, some tend to avoid it due to problems with traffic and parking. […]

 

Callowhill: Gallery Owners Showcase Cambodian History and Culture

Callowhill: Gallery Owners Showcase Cambodian History and Culture

In what appears to be a nondescript building on North 11th Street in Callowhill  (sometimes referred to as the Loft District), an organization of artists and art galleries have established spaces to work and show their talents to the Philadelphia area. Among these are the Napoleon gallery, Apple Jacks Studio, and Marginal Utility Inc. The building is owned […]

 

Chinatown: New Restaurants Transform the Area

Chinatown: New Restaurants Transform the Area

Several new restaurants, including Dim Sum Hand Drawn Noodle, Szechuan Dim Sum Restaurant and Hippot Shabu Shabu, launched in Chinatown after this past summer. The area is undergoing a transformation with an influx of immigrants and restaurants, bringing in new tastes and enriching the diversity of this historic neighborhood. “New restaurants that opened in recent years […]

 

Chinatown: An Educational Anchor in The Community

Chinatown: An Educational Anchor in The Community

Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School is an anchor in the North Chinatown/ Loft District. The school, which is located on Callowhill Street near 10th, has helped to establish the area as a neighborhood and strengthens the identity of the Chinatown community. FACTS was founded in 2005 by Asian Americans United. It accepts students from kindergarten to eighth […]