Graduate Hospital: Culture Clash Between New and Old

Graduate Hospital: Culture Clash Between New and Old

Stacy Redmond remembers when one of her neighbors used to unplug the fire hydrant on her small South Philadelphia block. Kids would play in the water, trash and grime would be washed away along with troubles at work or home. She knew all her neighbors, her neighbors knew her, and they looked out for each other. If a single […]

 

South of South: Sorry, No Dogs Allowed … For Now

South of South: Sorry, No Dogs Allowed … For Now

No. “No” is one of the first words a dog hears in life and sometimes never learns. But for dog owners living in South of South, “no” is a word they hear all too often. South Philadelphians love their dogs. A lot. So much so that some walk their four-legged friends 20 minutes each way to go to the Schuylkill […]

 

South Philadelphia: World Cup Soccer Unites Ninth Street’s Thriving Latino Community

South Philadelphia: World Cup Soccer Unites Ninth Street’s Thriving Latino Community

Latino pride is especially strong this summer in South Philadelphia, with this year’s FIFA World Cup being the talk of the neighborhood and capturing the attention of many locals, including the city’s growing Hispanic contingent. The global soccer tournament, which occurs every four years, drew in an average of more than 5 million viewers per game in the United […]

 

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

Residents living south of South Street have witnessed rapid change over the last decade. From Ori Feibush’s new construction and rehabilitated homes to closing shops and bars, the area has been in a constant state of flux. According to census data, the area’s African-American population decreased more than 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, while white residents have nearly doubled […]

 

Pennsport: Restoring The History Of Pier 53, One Tree At A Time

Pennsport: Restoring The History Of Pier 53, One Tree At A Time

Spring is here and with it a renewed sense of optimism among businesses in Philadelphia. Projects that had been stifled by the unrelenting winter will have a chance to catch up, including that of Pier 53 on Washington avenue. In 2012, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. awarded a $1.5 million contract to Applied Ecological Services […]