Queen Village: Community Finds Alternative Ways to Recycle

Queen Village: Community Finds Alternative Ways to Recycle

Queen Village is doing its best to transform into Clean Village, an environmentally conscientious neighborhood. In hopes of living in a greener city, residents are doing what they can to make changes in their everyday lives to benefit Mother Earth. The Queen Village Neighborhood Association is helping by informing individuals about the city’s rules and restrictions on […]

 

Queen Village: Artists Draw On Their Talents To Engage, Improve Community

Queen Village: Artists Draw On Their Talents To Engage, Improve Community

Art is being taught, seen and bought in a plethora of ways in Queen Village. The Fleisher Art Memorial, which is one of the oldest community art schools in the country, has more than 70 art classes – 20 of which are free – and serves more than 5,000 students each year. Fleisher also has […]

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Queen Village: QVK9 Gives Dogs a Social Playground at Mario Lanza Park

Queen Village: QVK9 Gives Dogs a Social Playground at Mario Lanza Park

They may be known as man’s best friend, but pups might not be the first thing that come to mind when sorting out community affairs. However, that’s not the case in Queen Village. Jaclyn Kelly and Dara Slott are not only owners of Pet Snobs Boutique, but also acting co-chairs of Queen Village K9, a social […]

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Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

South Street, which serves as the northern border for Queen Village, Hawthorne and Bella Vista, is an urban melting pot. Located just southeast of Center City, the corridor has a unique edge and several can’t-miss places to eat in the area.   Jim’s Steaks Ah, the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak. That’s what this city is known for! […]

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Sustainable Living: Five Eco-Friendly Businesses in Philadelphia

Sustainable Living: Five Eco-Friendly Businesses in Philadelphia

When a business is sustainable, its practices demonstrate how to make a profit while also promoting, addressing and being conscious of environmental issues. Here are a few businesses that focus their mission not only on making money but remaining environmentally sound. Moon + Arrow 754 S. 4th St. Originating as a handmade jewelry line five years ago, Moon […]

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Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Queen Village/Bella Vista/Hawthorne: Five Great Parks

Where does one go when all the popular and well-known parks in the city like Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square are too crowded? Head South. In the Queen Village, Bella Vista and Hawthorne area of South Philadelphia, there are a variety of great parks to choose from. Many people go to these parks to relax, walk […]

 

South Philadelphia: Influx of Youth, Dwindling Faith and a Shifting Cultural Melting Pot

South Philadelphia: Influx of Youth, Dwindling Faith and a Shifting Cultural Melting Pot

The idea of South Philadelphia generates several common images of cheesesteaks, rabid sports fans and scenes of Rocky Balboa running through the Italian Market. The South Philadelphia area, particularly east of Broad Street, had been one of the most popular landing spots for Italian immigrants moving to Philadelphia in the 19th and 20th centuries. The […]

 

Queen Village: History of Old Swedes Shapes Its Future

Queen Village: History of Old Swedes Shapes Its Future

When William Penn was designing Philadelphia, he mapped out his ideal city by using a grid system. Modern day Philadelphia greatly differs from Franklin’s plans but his first assigned plot of land remains in existence today as the oldest, still worshipping, church building in Pennsylvania. Gloria Dei Old Swedes’ Episcopal Church resides on four acres […]

 

Queen Village: A Modern Makeover for Fabric Row

Queen Village: A Modern Makeover for Fabric Row

Business owners on South Fourth Street have been actively working with the Headhouse District on an ongoing streetscape project. Located between South and Catherine Streets, the area is well-known as Historic Fabric Row. It became a hot spot for Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s who made a living by selling textiles. As businesses became successful after World War II, many […]

 

Queen Village: Gloria Dei is More Than a Church

Queen Village: Gloria Dei is More Than a Church

Want to hang out with a few of your church leaders from Gloria Dei the Old Swedes’ Episcopal Church? Look for them at the bar. “We grew the hops ourselves,” said Paula Minacci, one of the two church sextons. “Literally right here in the neighborhood.” Minacci, who is responsible for taking care of the church […]

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