Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Graduate Hospital: Nonprofit Yoga Studio Reaches Out To Diverse Populations

Executive Director Wes Tudor and his group of instructors at Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia are breaking down financial barriers and changing perceptions surrounding yoga one downward dog at a time. In 2010, Tudor opened Raja Yoga after realizing Graduate Hospital was one of the few areas near Center City without a […]

 

Graduate Hospital: Ryan Howard Facility Proves A Hit With Young Ballplayers

Graduate Hospital: Ryan Howard Facility Proves A Hit With Young Ballplayers

Although Ryan Howard‘s time with the Philadelphia Phillies has come to an end, his impact in Philadelphia is far from over. On a rainy fall night, more than a dozen aspiring baseball players worked on their swings at the new Ryan Howard Training Center, part of the Phillies’ Urban Youth Academy, located at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in Graduate […]

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Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Center City: Five Parks That Make You Forget You’re In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is full of parks and lush gardens that make it easy to forget it’s a large city on the East Coast. Rittenhouse, Graduate Hospital and Logan Square are three neighborhoods within walking distance of each other and include some of the most walker- and biker-friendly areas in Center City. They’re home to some of the […]

 

Graduate Hospital: Local Neighborhood Organizations Are Making Sure You’ll Love It Here

Graduate Hospital: Local Neighborhood Organizations Are Making Sure You’ll Love It Here

A community is only as good as its people allow it to be, and the folks living west of Broad on South Street have taken this notion to heart. Both the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) and the South Street West Business Association (SSWBA) are extremely active in the area around Graduate Hospital, with […]

 

Graduate Hospital: Culture Clash Between New and Old

Graduate Hospital: Culture Clash Between New and Old

Stacy Redmond remembers when one of her neighbors used to unplug the fire hydrant on her small South Philadelphia block. Kids would play in the water, trash and grime would be washed away along with troubles at work or home. She knew all her neighbors, her neighbors knew her, and they looked out for each other. If a single […]

 

South of South: Sorry, No Dogs Allowed … For Now

South of South: Sorry, No Dogs Allowed … For Now

No. “No” is one of the first words a dog hears in life and sometimes never learns. But for dog owners living in South of South, “no” is a word they hear all too often. South Philadelphians love their dogs. A lot. So much so that some walk their four-legged friends 20 minutes each way to go to the Schuylkill […]

 By Brittany Hahn

Graduate Hospital: Just Throw It In The Street

Graduate Hospital: Just Throw It In The Street

For the past three years straight, Philadelphia was named one of America’s dirtiest cities in Travel + Leisure magazine. Public trash might be one of the least glamorous topics known to mankind but imagine how glamorous a city could be if it’s trash was managed properly. The streets of the Graduate Hospital area are freckled […]

 By James M. Sauls

Graduate Hospital: South Philly’s “Gym for Innovators” is A Growing Entity

Graduate Hospital: South Philly’s “Gym for Innovators” is A Growing Entity

Exercise is an important part of life. You must push yourself and be persistent in order to get better. At NextFab Studio on Washington Avenue in the Graduate Hospital area, minds are the muscles being strengthened and ideas are being lifted to new heights. NextFab Studio is a “gym for innovators” that was started by […]

 Brittany Hahn and Jim Sauls

South of South Street: A Little Green Goes A Long Way

South of South Street: A Little Green Goes A Long Way

You’ve probably heard that trees are good for the environment, providing clean air and shade to reduce energy consumption for heating. Graduate Hospital area residents call their sidewalk saplings street trees and say they’re more than just environmentally friendly. “It’s nice to recognize that you’re in a city,” said resident Amanda Smith. “And yet everywhere […]

 Jim Sauls & Brittany Hahn

Graduate Hospital: Residents Hesitant to Decorate Due to Vandalism

Graduate Hospital: Residents Hesitant to Decorate Due to Vandalism

Everyone knows the phrase that pays this time of the year, “trick or treat.” But some people around the Graduate Hospital area have taken the “trick” part a bit too literally by destroying and stealing residents Halloween decorations. There’s nothing like getting your Halloween decorations stolen, especially after spending a lot of time and money […]

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