Nicetown: Restaurant’s Roadblock Leads to One-Year Anniversary

Nicetown: Restaurant’s Roadblock Leads to One-Year Anniversary

While the one year anniversary of Sister Muhammad’s Kitchen re-opening approaches, the staff couldn’t help but appreciate how much of an impact the restaurant has had in the community. In 2011, Sister Muhammad Kitchen was forced to shut down due to eminent domain and reconstruction plans by the Nicetown Community Development Corporation. Their purpose was […]

 

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

For five years, Trang Dang has been labeled a victim. “For me, the definition is very hazy,” she said. “But people have always identified me as a victim of violence, so I was like, ‘OK, I guess I was one.’” On Dec. 3, 2009, the day that a wave of anti-Asian racial violence burst through […]

 By Julie Achilles and Damon Fillman

Manayunk: Flooding Creates Controversy About Venice Island

Manayunk: Flooding Creates Controversy About Venice Island

For some Philadelphia residents, Venice Island–a patch of land between the Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River—is a site for contentious debate. Since its official inception in 1889, Venice Island has challenged a community determined to reform it. Residents have complained about major flooding issues, citing a devastating flood in 1999 that occurred on and […]