Posts Tagged ‘Immigrants’

Ticonderoga To Toupees: Binder's Building On 13th Street

Ticonderoga To Toupees: Binder’s Building On 13th Street

April 2, 2014  |  Vantage

You can pass the Old Nelson Market and neighboring locksmith on 13th Street a hundred times and never notice it. But look up and see the pressed-tin sign advertising toupees, shampoo, and most noticeably, "ladies' and children's hairdressing." Molly Lester looks into the hairdresser Binder and finds an immigrant Civil War hero > more

From Independence Square To Independence Square: Current Events Seen Through Philadelphia's Ukrainian Community

From Independence Square To Independence Square: Current Events Seen Through Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Community

March 5, 2014  |  Vantage

In the past month, Ukraine has taken the world stage through peaceful demonstrations that turned violent, an ousted president and resulting makeshift government, and now a looming crisis in Crimea as the Russian military moves in. The situation has the United States and European Union preparing for the worst. During the same period, our Theresa Stigale has followed events by meeting with the Ukrainian community of Philadelphia > more

In The Heart Of Gold

In The Heart Of Gold

August 20, 2013  |  Vantage

Along North Fifth Street, el corazón beats loudly and proudly. Theresa Stigale's latest commercial corridor essay profiles El Centro de Oro, "the center of gold" in North Philadelphia > more

A Place For Enlightenment In Southwest Philadelphia

A Place For Enlightenment In Southwest Philadelphia

June 28, 2013  |  Vantage

Beyond the boundaries of bucolic Bartram's Garden, postindustrial Southwest Philadelphia's places for peace are growing. Dan Papa pays a visit to the Khmer Palelai Buddhist Monastery > more

Urban Fish Tale

Urban Fish Tale

June 24, 2013  |  Walk the Walk

The two- and three-story row buildings at Seventh and Dickinson are prototypical South Philly. One small business on the block, peddling domesticated fish imported from Asia and South America, is anything but typical. Joe Brin walks the walk to profile Giant Aquarium and its owner Thin Tham > more