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Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

South Street, which serves as the northern border for Queen Village, Hawthorne and Bella Vista, is an urban melting pot. Located just southeast of Center City, the corridor has a unique edge and several can’t-miss places to eat in the area.   Jim’s Steaks Ah, the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak. That’s what this city is known for! […]

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Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Where does one go when all the popular and well-known parks in the city like Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square are too crowded? Head South. In the Queen Village, Bella Vista and Hawthorne area of South Philadelphia, there are a variety of great parks to choose from. Many people go to these parks to relax, walk […]

 

Hawthorne: Recreation Leader Emphasizes Ethnic Dance At Cultural Center

Hawthorne: Recreation Leader Emphasizes Ethnic Dance At Cultural Center

The calendar reads September, and for several recreation workers in South Philly, vacation has finally arrived. The summer camps have been completed and the next wave of children is still a few weeks away. As a recreation leader for the Hawthorne Cultural Center at 1200 Carpenter Street, Carmen Butler’s work never ends. She has managed […]

 By Najee Clancy and Tyler Dougherty

Hunting Park: Home for Incurable Cancer Helps Patients Prepare for Death

Hunting Park: Home for Incurable Cancer Helps Patients Prepare for Death

For more than 80 years, the Sacred Heart Home for Incurable Cancer has housed cancer patients on the corner of Park and Hunting Park avenues in North Philadelphia. Sister Marie Edward serves as director of nursing and religious superior to all of the sisters living in the home. “We’re seeing patients that are coming in […]