You could say a lot about Passyunk Post, but we ain’t no welchers.
Back when the newly opened Noord was first announced, we dubbed chef Joncarl Lachman’s plan to open by the end of April overly ambitious, pompously listed several reasons and set the over-under for his opening date as May 10. He said he could beat it, wagered a bottle of champagne (the real stuff) and proceeded to open two days before.
Editor’s Note: Welcome to School Talk, a monthly guest column looking at education issues in South Philly. If you have concerns, ideas or other thoughts about the state of schools and ways to keep improving them, email us at email@example.com. To kick things off, we have Christine Knapp, education committee chair at the Passyunk Square Civic Association.
It’s clear that South Philadelphia neighborhoods have been undergoing a dramatic change over the last several years that has created a palpable new energy.
However, much of that growth and excitement is stymied when parents begin to think about sending their children to school. Many parents assume that their local public school isn’t an option, which creates a scramble to get into charter or private schools. Others immediately begin to look to the suburbs for educational options.
The senior-living development next to the Italian Market, Cedars Village on Ellsworth near 9th, is finished and residents began moving in this month.
The affordable-housing complex, developed by St. Maron’s CDC, an arm of the little Lebanese Catholic Church at 10th and Ellsworth, built 64 units on the 22,000-square-foot lot, plus 25 parking spaces and a community garden.
New Dehli Hookah Lounge’s website promises it will satisfy you more than any other game in town: “Our flavors are specially selected to enhance the taste of hookah and to increase the density of smoke,” they say. “New Delhi Hookah lounge only use 100% coconut charcoal to maximize the time of hookah.”
Some good news for Philadelphians: Forbes says we’re pretty flexible.
According to a recent study by the business mag, the nation’s fifth largest city is its third best city for yoga, behind Seattle and San Francisco.
Through reader surveys, Forbes found that Philly residents are 42 percent more likely to break out into a downward dog or cobra than the general population. Part of the 58 percent still sitting at home? The Friends of Mifflin Square Park want to change that.