Olney: This Week in the News – Philly Accents, Chosen League And Neighborhood Diversity

Olney: This Week in the News – Philly Accents, Chosen League And Neighborhood Diversity

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: Chosen League- Outdoor Philly hoops with a flair at 10th and Olney: Every game is like Game 7 in the Chosen League. (via Philly.com) FBI profiler’s Philly accent plays part in ‘Unabomber’ miniseries: Philly’s pronunciation of […]

 

Olney: Programming Promotes Neighborhood Diversity

Olney: Programming Promotes Neighborhood Diversity

This summer, the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project is working to develop and encourage numerous cultural heritages of residents in Olney through free local programming.  “Our diversity is our greatest asset,” said Stephanie Michel, assistant director of the organization. “We celebrate that and introduce neighbors to various cultural activities. We offer the activities for free because Olney […]

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Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Dating back to the 1680s, when it was a just small part of Germantown, the neighborhood of Mount Airy has a rich history that has shaped the diverse and tight-knit community that it is today. In 1750, William Allen, a chief justice for the province of Pennsylvania, built an estate at the corner of modern-day […]

 

South Philadelphia: Mummers Aim for More Diversity at This Year’s Parade

South Philadelphia: Mummers Aim for More Diversity at This Year’s Parade

The Philadelphia Mummers Parade, which was first officially recognized by the city of Philadelphia on New Year’s Day of 1901, has long been one of the city’s most beloved cultural idiosyncrasies – but also one of its most controversial. A lack of diversity and a lack of racial sensitivity have been arguably the parade’s most common […]

 

Chinatown: Xu Lin Builds Community With Dragon Boat Team

Chinatown: Xu Lin Builds Community With Dragon Boat Team

The summer weather is arriving and the school year ending, but Chinatown is not exactly the ideal vacation spot. “There’s nothing to do in Chinatown during the summer,” said Jason Lin, 31. “There are no activities.” Luckily for the kids, Xu Lin, 31, helps solve the predicament of no fun stuff by taking locals dragon boat […]

 

Mantua: Gallery’s Open-Door Policy Aims to Attract Artists and Community Members

Mantua: Gallery’s Open-Door Policy Aims to Attract Artists and Community Members

“COME IN” was written on the sign in big and bold letters, inviting the public to join the festive evening created by Indigo Bleu Design Concepts to mark the second anniversary of its representation of artist Jerry Puryear. Danielle Green, owner of the business located at Spring Garden Street and Lancaster Avenue, has created a space to explore […]

 

Mount Airy: What To Know

Mount Airy: What To Know

If Mount Airy was personified it would be the progressive girl seen in a street-style blog with light purple hair, an ethnically mysterious face, and a penchant for knowing where the best midnight snack food is located. People are enthralled by the area and the recent cultural revival. Business is booming in the neighborhood because […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five people you need to know

Northeast Philadelphia: Five people you need to know

Philadelphia is widely known as one of the most diverse cities in the United States. It is home to people of many different cultural backgrounds, who both flock together and assimilate into American culture. Northeast Philadelphia in particular has several clusters of people who are immigrants from different countries around the world, and all of […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Places You Need to Know

Northeast Philadelphia: Five Places You Need to Know

Five most interesting places you need to know about in Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia is full of special and unique places, but one area in particular takes the cake for iconic cultural diversity in markets, travel and restaurants. Bustleton Avenue is home to five of the most diverse all-purpose shops, and the most dominant races in this area are Russians, Ukrainians, Jews and Arabs. The stores along […]

 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. […]