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Point Breeze: Five Ways to Enjoy Point Breeze

Point Breeze: Five Ways to Enjoy Point Breeze

Coffee shops and barber shops that double as art venues, an outdoor eatery with a sardine can hanging from the side of the restaurant, murals scattered along the sides of buildings and city views worth stopping for. You can find all of this within the South Philadelphia neighborhood. Take a look … The Pharmacy Owner Gary […]

 

Port Richmond: Friends of Campbell Square Bring Neighbors Together for Another Great Event

Port Richmond: Friends of Campbell Square Bring Neighbors Together for Another Great Event

In the past, Campbell Square Park was known as a gathering place for drug addicts. In 1989, Friends of Campbell Square formed to create a clean and safe environment for Port Richmond residents. “There was a lot of drug addicts here,” said the secretary of Friends of Campbell Square, Susan Ongirski. “Before there was drinking and […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Urban Farms Work to Take Back the Land

Urban farms all over Philadelphia indicate that many people in the city seek control over the produce and livestock they eat. The concept behind this control is food sovereignty, which asserts that local communities have the right to democratically decide where their food comes from, how it is grown and who profits from selling it. […]

 

Sustainability: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

Sustainability: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

A beautiful city is more than just pleasing to the eye. It also serves as a center of pride and loyalty for those who call that place home. Keep Philadelphia Beautiful has been active in the Philadelphia community for more than 20 years, working towards a cleaner city through litter prevention, recycle education and promotion […]

 By Shane Hoffman

Kensington: Vacant Lots Are Recycled Into Urban Farms

Kensington: Vacant Lots Are Recycled Into Urban Farms

Like many large and older cities, Philadelphia is stricken with a plethora of abandoned properties. More than 40,00 vacant lots exist  in the city, according to phila.gov. Prone to crime and the dumping of trash, these unoccupied land plots have become eyesores for communities. In Kensington, though, gardeners have started refurbishing these lots and transforming […]