Podcast: Visit Philadelphia Founder Talks About The City Tourism Industry’s Impact On Under-Served Communities

Podcast: Visit Philadelphia Founder Talks About The City Tourism Industry’s Impact On Under-Served Communities

After decades of promoting the city of Philadelphia to both tourists and locals, Meryl Levitz says the time has come to retire as CEO of Visit Philadelphia, the tourism booster she founded in the ’90s. The longtime founding president of Philadelphia’s leisure tourism agency is retiring after serving 22 years. We spoke to Levitz and she […]

 

Overbrook: Five Schools to Know

Overbrook: Five Schools to Know

Known for its historical characteristics and distinctive Victorian-style residential architecture, Overbrook also includes a wide range of educational facilities. From Overbrook School for the Blind to Saint Joseph’s University, these institutions can accommodate students with assorted backgrounds and needs. Here is a list five principal schools that are deep-rooted in the neighborhood. 1. Often noted for […]

 By Jade C. McKenzie and Connor Showalter

Overbrook Farms: Neighborhood Club Advocates to Preserve Neighborhood

Overbrook Farms: Neighborhood Club Advocates to Preserve Neighborhood

This is part of ongoing coverage as the Philadelphia Historic Commission has held public meetings during February to discuss the possibility for a vote to allow Overbrook Farms to become a historic district (visit coverage by our partner, Plan Philly, here). The Overbrook Farms Club has requested the historic designation for the neighborhood since it filed […]