Posts Tagged ‘Grays Ferry’

Beyond The Blue Bin: On The Floor Of Citywide Curbside Recycling

Beyond The Blue Bin: On The Floor Of Citywide Curbside Recycling

May 20, 2015  |  Urbanism

Ever wonder what happens to those plastic bottles and cardboard boxes after they leave your blue bin? Hidden City's Michael Bixler ventures deep into Philadelphia's curbside recycling machine in Grays Ferry > more

The Hidden Patterns Of Ownership In Northern Liberties And Grays Ferry

The Hidden Patterns Of Ownership In Northern Liberties And Grays Ferry

March 11, 2015  |  Development

Grays Ferry and Northern Liberties are both two miles from City Hall and mirror each other in percentage of renters. Tracing the addresses of landlords in both areas, David Hilbert examines affluence and poverty through property owner distance and neighborhood investment > more

Urban Farmers Look To Land Bank For Help Holding On To Property

Urban Farmers Look To Land Bank For Help Holding On To Property

January 30, 2015  |  Urbanism

With the Land Bank finally open for business, urban gardeners and farmers hope for legal protection against the City's "Revoke Clause." Hidden City contributor and Kensington farmer Nic Esposito digs deep into the issue > more

Travels Through The Ghost City

Travels Through The Ghost City

December 19, 2014  |  Photography, Uncategorized

The wrecking ball and the crane seem to be the symbols of the year as Philadelphia's built landscape changes--in some places at a furious pace. Architect Andrew Evans has been paying attention--his time-lapse images capture the process as the new replaces the old > more

Searching For The Lost South Philadelphia Improvements Under The 25th Street Elevated

Searching For The Lost South Philadelphia Improvements Under The 25th Street Elevated

February 18, 2014  |  History

On the west side of South Philly, the 25th Street Elevated rail viaduct clearly defines it the boundaries of the Grays Ferry and Point Breeze neighborhoods. Over a dozen trains, including oil trains like the one that derailed over the Schuylkill River recently, rumble its weathering 86-year-old bones every day. Chris Dougherty goes back a century to find the Elevated’s origins in the heyday of the rail industry—and civic reform > more