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Fairmount: Businesses Rely Heavily on Tourists for Their Success

Fairmount: Businesses Rely Heavily on Tourists for Their Success

Tourism in Philadelphia has been growing rapidly since 1997. According to Visit Philly’s 2016 Annual Report, overnight leisure in Philadelphia has had a 96 percent increase in the past 22 years. This increase in tourism greatly affects Philadelphia’s economy. According to Visit Philly, visitors in 2015 spent 6.7 billion dollars in the Philadelphia region, mostly […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

 

Tacony: Museum’s Inside Out Program Brings Art To Community’s Doorstep

Tacony: Museum’s Inside Out Program Brings Art To Community’s Doorstep

For the first time in Northeast Philadelphia’s history, you can pass by an Andy Warhol painting on your commute home. Yes, you read that right – exciting things do happen there. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has teamed up with the Tacony Community Development Corporation (CDC) and local businesses for Inside Out, a project that […]

 

Education: Improving Student Literacy with Scrabble

Education: Improving Student Literacy with Scrabble

The Philadelphia School District budget crisis has meant that after-school programs suffered losses. Nonprofits like After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP Philly) help organize activities for students all over the city. “ASAP is funded by grants and private donations and the mission is to provide academic enrichment opportunities through Scrabble, chess, debate and drama clubs in […]

 

Spring Garden: Rocky Statue Draws Visitors from Near and Far

Spring Garden: Rocky Statue Draws Visitors from Near and Far

The Rocky statue is widely considered an interesting tourist attraction in Philadelphia. Not by Ryan Schweiger. On May 4, the Gilbertsville, Pa., native brought three German people – his wife Thalia and her friends, Svenia Beighues and Moneka Andres – to see the statue because they are planning to see Rocky: The Musical on Broadway. […]