Sharswood: Finding An ‘Anchor’ In A Changing Neighborhood

Sharswood: Finding An ‘Anchor’ In A Changing Neighborhood

Zafir Hall cried in front of 96 men he barely knew in jail as he watched his home be demolished on television. Hall, 22, grew up in the Norman Blumberg affordable housing complex in Sharswood, which was made up of three 18-story high-rise buildings. The towers were built in 1967 by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. […]

 By Matthew Petrillo

Hunting Park: Land Bank Bill Seeks to Revitalize Neighborhoods

Hunting Park: Land Bank Bill Seeks to Revitalize Neighborhoods

[vimeo 39706026] Like most major cities, Philadelphia is always trying to improve the quality of life for its residents. But Philadelphia’s 40,000 vacant lots–many of which plague parts of the city where the population has been on the decline for the past few decades like Hunting Park–have been diminishing the quality of life for residents […]