Urban life-loving millennials are at least partially responsible for the growth of Greater Center City, and a good dozen other neighborhoods around the city. With this in mind, David Hilbert looks at Philadelphia’s young adults circa 1950-1970, during suburbanization. Where did they live and why?
The city is full of youth athletic programs, but you’d be hard pressed to find one more diverse than the Kensington Soccer Club. The organization was created to provide instruction and outreach to children of the area’s growing immigrant population. Nic Esposito caught up with the club’s founders to discuss an observable shift in the neighborhood’s cultural dynamic through the lens of their sports program
Discussion has grown in the media lately regarding law enforcement’s detachment and potential bias for the neighborhoods they patrol when they commonly call home elsewhere, particularly in larger cities. In Philadelphia, where police officers lived at the turn of the century looks dramatically than it does today. David Hilbert dove into the City Archives to compare the residential zip codes of the Philadelphia’s police force in 1925 and wonders if the migration toward the Northeast and elsewhere has eroded an inner city connection to communities they protect