Newbold: Mr. Longacre’s Neighborhood

Newbold: Mr. Longacre’s Neighborhood

Conjure up an image of the average incoming Newboldian, and you just might get a vision of someone like Jeff Goldman. Goldman, upon approach in a crowd of The Pharmacy rock-concert patrons that looks akin to a poster ad for Urban Outfitters, rolls right through his spiel: He landed at 16th and Hicks streets in […]

 

Point Breeze: Neighborhood Bar Becomes Spot for Both Old and New Residents

Point Breeze: Neighborhood Bar Becomes Spot for Both Old and New Residents

“I’m a permanent fixture here,” said Sam DiCarro, a lifelong regular at Tap Room on 19th, a neighborhood bar in Point Breeze. After changing hands many times throughout the years, Michael Strauss and Pete Fry acquired the catty-corner bar in late October. With some cosmetic help, as well as a total rebuild of the food and […]

 

Newbold: reNewbold a ‘Game-Changer’ for Neighborhood

Newbold: reNewbold a ‘Game-Changer’ for Neighborhood

Despite a barrage of snowstorms and nearby gas leaks this winter, LPMG Companies’ reNewbold project at 16th and Moore streets still has Fall 2014 in the crosshairs as a completion date, with the nine-home-construction Phase 1 beginning to wrap up this spring. “It’s been very rough with this weather, and it’s funny because everyone in […]

 

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

There’s nothing new about Newbold, per se. It is, after all, a longstanding Point Breeze neighborhood that just happens to sport some new digs. But rising home sales prices of 13.3 percent in the area, coupled with an eclipsing of the city average of new homes built post-2005 and a mid-30s median resident age, all are ingredients […]

 By Charlotte Jacobson and Skye Leppo

Newbold: Brewing South Philly Love on 1500 Mifflin Street

Newbold: Brewing South Philly Love on 1500 Mifflin Street

While the largest celebration on Mifflin Street this October was the tenth anniversary of the South Philadelphia Tap Room, the festivities truly highlighted the tenth anniversary of Newbold as a thriving section of Point Breeze. Beginning with Longacre Property Management Group‘s redevelopment of the area in 2003, owner John Longacre has successfully redefined a pocket west […]