Posts Tagged ‘Immigrants’

As Athens Burns In Protest, Reminders Of Greek Philadelphia

As Athens Burns In Protest, Reminders Of Greek Philadelphia

September 28, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

No city embraced the architecture of Ancient Greece as much as Philadelphia in the first half of the 19th century. Harry K traces Philadelphia's Greek connection through two Protestant churches in Washington Square built as Greek temples. One of them later became a Greek immigrant church, St. Georges, where the author was baptized > more

Immigrants, Schoolkids, Buddhists and All That Jazz

Immigrants, Schoolkids, Buddhists and All That Jazz

September 10, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

What's the (extraordinary) story behind Philadelphia's first Buddhist Temple, at 12th and Washington? The Shadow knows! > more

Key Sites Of Jewish South Philly Are Threatened

Key Sites Of Jewish South Philly Are Threatened

September 7, 2012  |  News

The few remnants of what was one of the largest and most exuberant Jewish communities in America--in South Philly--are vulnerable to demolition. Should they be protected as historically important? Rachel Hildebrandt has some insight > more

When Rising Sun Caught Fire

When Rising Sun Caught Fire

July 24, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

With tomorrow's grand opening of Hawthorne Community Park, we return there again, this time with Harry K, as he takes us on a personal journey to Rising Sun Baptist Church, reminding us of the church's Greek roots, and of the 1994 disastrous fire > more

A (Grapefruit) Tree Grows In Kensington

A (Grapefruit) Tree Grows In Kensington

May 18, 2012  |  Vantage

Ariel Diliberto visits the garden and greenhouse of Manny Rivera, fervent nexus of evolving vacant land policy, immigrant culture, and urban farming, to ask what will become of such personal--and monumental--efforts when city laws change? > more