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Mayfair: Local Businesses and Vendors Rally for Small Spending

Mayfair: Local Businesses and Vendors Rally for Small Spending

Mayfair pop-ups may do much to unify a neighborhood, but businesses don’t all see eye to eye on the subject of regular pop-up events. The intent, to bring together community and possibly spur local spending, isn’t an idea anyone would do away with, but some businesses are much more welcoming of the idea than others. A […]

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Mayfair: Pop-up Events Bring Community Together

Mayfair: Pop-up Events Bring Community Together

Pop-ups throughout Philadelphia have been gaining popularity. These small, usually short markets come for all sorts of reasons: a beer garden in the summer, to promote a corporate brand or, in the case of Mayfair, to bring a sense of unity to the neighborhood. In 2015, Uwishunu, a tourist destination website, reported more than 20 […]

 

Mayfair: On the Path to Eliminate Vacant Homes

Mayfair: On the Path to Eliminate Vacant Homes

Joe DeFelice, chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation, was tired of driving by the vacant house on the 3400 block of Ryan Avenue on his way to work, so he decided to do something. DeFelice (below) learned about the law Act 135. Act 135 Conservatorship, a law written by State Representative John Taylor, helps to […]

 

Mayfair: Community Involvement Makes Bella Lisa Hair Studio a Success

Mayfair: Community Involvement Makes Bella Lisa Hair Studio a Success

Lisa Greco (above) has lived in Northeast Philadelphia her whole life. And for 16 years, she has been a Mayfair business owner. Greco owns Bella Lisa Hair Studio on Cottman Avenue, near Frankford Avenue. She has been a hairstylist for more than 20 years. “I always knew I wanted to be hairdresser, since I was […]

 

Mayfair: “Everything I Needed Was in a Central Location,” said Dana Lambie

Mayfair: “Everything I Needed Was in a Central Location,” said Dana Lambie

Dana Lambie has been a Mayfair resident her whole life. She is actively involved in the community, serving as co-chair of Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground, as well as serving on the boards of various community organizations, like Community Care of the Northeast. Her family also owns Lambie Funeral Home. Philadelphia Neighborhoods spoke with Lambie […]

 

Mayfair: Using Farmers’ Market to Help Build a Better Mayfair

Mayfair: Using Farmers’ Market to Help Build a Better Mayfair

Joe DeFelice has a mission. The chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation is using a weekly farmers’ market in the heart of Mayfair to kickstart that mission. The market will be running every Sunday through October and will offer Mayfair and neighboring Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods a chance at an intimate, local food purchasing experience. […]

 

Northeast: Community, News Outlets Meet to Encourage Open Communication

Northeast: Community, News Outlets Meet to Encourage Open Communication

“Individuals make neighborhoods.” These were the words spoken by Joe DeFelice, chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corp., at Thursday’s meeting between community leaders and members of various Philadelphia news outlets. The meeting, which took place in the Mayfair Civic Center, was a chance for those in the community to voice their opinions on how […]

 By Kayla Devon and Liz Steinmetz

Mayfair: Abandoned Home And Disputed Back Lot Give Neighbors Headaches

Mayfair: Abandoned Home And Disputed Back Lot Give Neighbors Headaches

On the 3400 block of Ryan Avenue in Mayfair, residents are becoming increasingly concerned with the quality of their community. One boarded up home is bringing down morale and a disputed plot of land behind their homes is bringing the neighbors to a head with the Mayfair Community Development Corporation. A primary worry for residents […]

 By Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Mayfair CDC Outlines Major Deal at First Farmers Market

Northeast: Mayfair CDC Outlines Major Deal at First Farmers Market

Earlier this month, the Mayfair Community Development Corporation and the Allegheny Iron and Metal Corporation struck a deal to revitalize Mayfair. The partnership was reached under Philadelphia’s CDC Tax Credit Program and will allow the Mayfair CDC to receive $85,000 annually from Allegheny for the next 10 years. Sunday, the deal was announced to the […]