Whether you love your Northeast Philly neighborhood, or you’re one of our commenters who laments the changes you’ve seen over the years, you should read this piece from Hidden City contributor Sandy Smith about Philadelphia’s middle class neighborhoods. No surprise, the piece devotes a lot of attention to the Northeast.
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PlanPhilly’s multi-part story on property tax delinquents is well worth the read.
But one particular item you should pay attention to is the map being used to show Philadelphians how many tax delinquent single-family properties are within 500 feet of their own. continue reading »
“Click that ‘hood!” challenges Philly residents to identify city neighborhoods as quickly as possible.
It might be easy to pick out Somerton or Holmesburg, but could you find Elmwood? What about McGuire?
Code for America and Philly-based Azavea compiled their data and app-making skills to create “Click that ‘hood!” The entertaining game challenges users to identify neighborhoods in their cities, and Philly’s map is one of them. continue reading »
Stein’s Famous Deli on Krewstown Road. Photo/Esther Fox
Growing up in Jersey meant many things for me. My grandmother lived in Elkins Park (and later moved to Plymouth Meeting), and we would visit her often. During those visits, I would earmark certain things and places and always tuck them away in the back of my mind. Things like driving down I-95 to 276 and seeing the totem pole (which sadly, is no longer there) at Neshaminy Mall, driving down the Blvd by the old State Hospital (which gives me the heebee jeebee’s even now that it’s no longer standing) and stopping at Byberry Rd to buy a bag of soft pretzels from a guy who also sold roses.
There is another place from my childhood that has always stuck out in my mind (so much so that I still shop there), and that would be the Famous Deli (previously Stein Bros Famous Deli, now Steve Stein’s Famous Deli) in the Krewstown Shopping Center at Grant Avenue and Krewstown Road. continue reading »
The owners of 5029 Charles St. need a variance for their fence. Photo/Frankford Gazette
The Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council met Jan 17 for the first zoning issue vote in its history. continue reading »
Foods from some of the best-known vendors in Northeast Philadelphia. Photo/Shannon McDonald
“NE Philly is awesome.”
Just ask the folks behind LOLadelphia!, the site that pokes fun at the city’s idiosyncrasies, all the while celebrating them.
Last week, LOL published its “Top Ten Jawns That Philadelphia Would Feel Naked Without,” and the Northeast’s cuisine is right up there with the Aker Shipyard, Wawa and the Mummers Parade. continue reading »
It is difficult to sell the notion of God when times are bright and hopeful. People are extremely doubtful and question the validity of something which cannot be seen, felt or acknowledged. On the other hand, a good salesperson can pitch a deal for a car supported on the very fact that you can take a car for a ride, smell the new car smell, listen to all the bells and whistles and there are even times when the car literally sells itself.
God, on the other hand, is a mystery. So, a tragedy like Sandy Hook occurs and the message is, “Come to God and He will heal your aches and pains, especially the ones that strangle your heart strings and diminish any place for hope.” “Why?” Is the response that is bantered back and forth from every possible angle. Why would anyone believe in a God that allows such a traumatic event to occur? Why didn’t God enlighten someone to prevent this from happening? continue reading »
Frankford CDC Commercial Corridor Manager Michelle Feldman. Photo/Emma Fried-Cassorla
I’ve lived in Philly almost my whole life (college outside Boston and a brief post-college stint in DC excluded). I grew up in the far Northeast and went to High School in Center City – a Philly girl born and raised, I guess you could say.
However, I don’t think I ever really felt connected to my City until I started working in Frankford almost two years ago.
During my time at the Frankford CDC, I’ve gotten to see a side of Philly that I was not plugged in to before: talented small business owners doing really interesting and good work, young people like me who care about our City and how to make it better, and a community full of wonderful people who accepted me with open arms… immediately. continue reading »
Northeast native Nick Goldberg prefers peppers, onions and horseradish on his Nick’s Roast Beef sandwich. Philly Love Notes Photo/Emma Fried-Cassorla
My roots are in the Northeast, and it’s been my home in Philly for the last few years now. Nick’s is just a couple blocks from that home, and it’s one of the few remaining things in that neighborhood to stay unchanged in my lifetime and before. It also has the best roast beef sandwich I’ve ever eaten. continue reading »
Welcome back from the holiday weekend, and welcome to NEast Philly’s new commenting system.
We’re using “Disqus,” a popular discussion tool that you might recognize from other sites. The purpose of the tool and our goal is simple: foster respectful discussions and allow readers to use their platform of choice to comment. continue reading »