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Food: Five Community Gardens Enriching Philadelphia

Food: Five Community Gardens Enriching Philadelphia

Community gardens are spreading like weeds throughout Philadelphia. These beautiful green spaces ensure sustainable, fresh produce in a concrete jungle and provide a refreshing feel to a metropolitan area. Not only do these open spaces equip their communities with healthy food options, they also improve the daily quality of people’s lives and give them opportunities […]

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Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

The original city plans laid out on a map by William Penn only included the area between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers between Vine and South streets. People, however, settled outside of those areas, including what is now known as the Poplar neighborhood. “Certain neighborhoods were settled by individuals from certain parts of Europe or were […]

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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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South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly hosts a number of good eateries that are worth trying out, and the further south you, go the more food gems you’ll find. Whether you’re trying to get some breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a snack, there are more than a handful of good choices to sate your appetite no matter what time […]

 

Graduate Hospital Area: A Fireside Chat with Christina Saboe

Graduate Hospital Area: A Fireside Chat with Christina Saboe

“I’m one of those types that if you implant an idea in my brain, I can’t get rid of it,” said Christina Saboe, owner of Fireside Camp Supply located on South Street. Her two-year-old camping supply boutique puts a spin on the traditional army green camping gear. Fireside Camp Supply is the store with an […]

 

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Philadelphia is a diverse city that is full of diverse businesses. There are 93,000 small business owners in Philadelphia according to a report done by the Sustainable Business Network. There is a concentration of small businesses on Fabric Row, located on Fourth Street just off of South Street. The area itself is currently going through […]

 

South Street: Legendary Dobbs Hosts Truce Initiative Fundraiser

South Street: Legendary Dobbs Hosts Truce Initiative Fundraiser

The Legendary Dobbs used its popularity in the Philadelphia music scene for a worthwhile cause. The renowned live music venue on South Street hosted The Truce Initiative’s inaugural benefit. Founded by Chuck Ahrens, the eight-month-old, non-profit organization utilizes music as therapy for young adults at risk of self-harm. “I started this because when I take […]

 

Fashion: How the Upcoming Mayor Can Improve Fashion in Philadelphia

Fashion: How the Upcoming Mayor Can Improve Fashion in Philadelphia

“I would love the upcoming mayor to be just as engaged and involved if not more, to drive the message home that art, design and made in Philly creativity is crucial to the growth of Philly,” said Elena Brennan, owner of Bus Stop Boutique. Brennan thinks that these creative outlets could help the city flourish […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Ways to Dance Yourself into Shape

Amateur Sports: Five Ways to Dance Yourself into Shape

A 2012 Albert Einstein College of Medicine study found that dancing once a week can improve brain functionality, which is why it is no surprise dance fitness has become one of the most popular ways to stay active. Fitness clubs, gyms and dance studios offer some of the most unique dance and full-body workouts that help participants enjoy […]

 

South Street: Words are Mightier Than the Sword for Veterans

South Street: Words are Mightier Than the Sword for Veterans

Lamont B. Steptoe said that when he returned from Vietnam, he was ready to buy a gun. In the wake of a much-debated war, the veteran was so frustrated with his country that he said he was ready to become a “home-grown terrorist.” Instead, Steptoe picked up a pen. He joined Warrior Writers, a veterans-focused arts […]

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