Callowhill: Community Organizations Stand Up Against The Provence

While we slowly inch closer to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announcing the location of Philadelphia’s second gaming license, opponents of the five potential locations are making themselves heard. Local real-estate mogul Bart Blatstein’s The Provence, a 424,000-square-foot entertainment project planned for the old Inquirer building at Broad and Callowhill streets is generating a lot […]

 By Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: Five People Making a Difference

Arts & Entertainment: Five People Making a Difference

Philadelphia presents itself as a city where artists can not only do what they love as a career, but they can also live comfortably while doing so. Without the people who help network, teach and spotlight these artists, that may not be the case. 1. Carl David (above) is the president of David David Gallery, […]

 By Jillian Mallon

Spring Garden: Businesses Revitalize North Broad Street

Spring Garden: Businesses Revitalize North Broad Street

[vimeo 63984846] The portion of North Broad Street which runs along side the Spring Garden neighborhood now hosts a business district with a variety of restaurants and residential properties. The addition of these establishments within the last decade has transformed the streetscape. The idea of revitalizing North Broad Street was initially proposed by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission […]

 By Jenny Hong and Nicole Sattler

Olney: Smooth Like That Provides Fashionable Attire

Olney: Smooth Like That Provides Fashionable Attire

  Men’s apparel costs ranges from $99.99 to $399. Ties, cuffs, hats and other accessories are $19.99 to $279.The store also sells boy’s clothing, which ranges in price from $39.99 to $89.99 . “Fathers and sons can dress alike, if they wanted to,” Singleton said. Smooth Like That has a tailor, who can alter customers’ suits, […]

 By Stephanie Mullen and Mary Mazzoni

Francisville: Sidewalk Talk

Francisville: Sidewalk Talk

You may notice some sidewalk construction in Francisville this month. Some areas of sidewalk in the neighborhood are cracked or noticeably missing, with pebbles and grass peeking out from beneath the snow. But several streetscape projects are currently underway to fix the problem. The Francisville Neighborhood Development Corp. and People for People Inc. noted the […]