- Only weeks after the opening of Sister Cities Park in Logan Square, it’s easy for many to forget the sorry state of the city’s established community spaces. In her Inquirer piece, Miriam Hill shows how the remedy lies beyond a debate over private and public funding, seeing as park maintenance does not so readily excite philanthropy and City Hall must prioritize in troubled times.
- NewsWorks chronicles the rhythms of the many piers—“quiet but not forgotten” as they are—jutting into the Delaware prior to their transformation this summer as natural “anchors” of a developing riverfront trail.
- On Eyes on the Street, a Hunting Park resident reflects on the scourge of blight on her block and neighborhood, sharing her despair of the city rectifying the situation as well as the hope offered in community groups such as the Women’s Community Revitalization Project.
- Naked Philly is excited to see the beginning of construction of Paseo Verde Transit Village Residencies, a 120-unit apartment complex and another foray towards the trending focus of “transit-oriented development.”
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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