Hunting Park: Bodegas and Bodyshops Revive The Economy of North 5th Street

Hunting Park: Bodegas and Bodyshops Revive The Economy of North 5th Street

Specks of sawdust shimmered in the sunlight as the shrill of power tools echoed throughout the skeleton of a body shop. The sight is no longer uncommon along the 5th Street Corridor of North Philadelphia, between Luzerne and Wyoming streets, but rather serves as evidence to the recent economic influx of Hunting Park. “I’ve been […]

 By Liam McKenna

Hunting Park: Conversations with Councilwoman and Her Staff

Hunting Park: Conversations with Councilwoman and Her Staff

[vimeo 63690989] Growing up on the 4100 block of North Reese Street in Hunting Park Maria Quiñones-Sánchez never dreamed that one day when she would serve as the top elected official in her community. She now holds the distinction of becoming the first Latina ever elected to the City Council of Philadelphia. Representing most of Hunting Park […]

 By Jessie Fox and Kaila Gantt

Germantown: City Council Tries to Deal with Illegal Use of ATVs

Germantown: City Council Tries to Deal with Illegal Use of ATVs

The steady increase of adolescents and young adults riding all-terrain vehicles illegally on the city streets has prompted City Council to take the initiative in finding a solution. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has announced public hearings concerning what she described as the ongoing problem of ATV riders driving recklessly through city streets. The hearings, scheduled […]

 By Matthew Petrillo and Kelsey McDowell

Hunting Park: Residents Applaud Councilwoman’s ‘Land Bank’ Bill

Hunting Park: Residents Applaud Councilwoman’s ‘Land Bank’ Bill

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez introduced legislation Thursday that would better control vacant city-owned land and make it easier for the city to sell.  Urban decay often results due to vacant land, which is a problem especially prevalent in Hunting Park, which partly sits in the fifth councilmanic district, which Quiñones-Sánchez represents. Walking along crumbled sidewalks and […]