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Fairmount: Tourism’s Powerful Impact on the Area

Fairmount: Tourism’s Powerful Impact on the Area

From Pope Francis’ visit in September 2015 to the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, Philadelphia has recently seen an increased number of tourists flock to the City of Brotherly Love. Each year, the city has seen a recent surge in visitors year over year, according to Visit Philadelphia. In 2015, the city had a total of 41 million […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

 By Hannah Morrison and Justin D'Ancona

Fairmount: Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts ‘Pets in Prison’ Weekend

Fairmount: Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts ‘Pets in Prison’ Weekend

Canines invaded Eastern State Penitentiary over the weekend for its Pets in Prison event which helped educate the public about the history of animals living behind bars. The event was inspired by the penitentiary’s former non-human inmates, particularly Pep the “cat-murdering” dog. New Leash on Life USA, a program which is designed to help both at-risk dogs and inmates, brought […]