If you’re staying in town this weekend, you might as well spread those legs and take a vacation from South Philly into parts unknown.
OK, so maybe it’s not unknown, but it’s definitely one of those things people always talk about doing, but you never seen to do it. Take a picnic to Laurel Hill Cemetery. It’s beautiful, it’s memorial by definition and it’s got a great view.
We have the opportunity to showcase something VERY special here: a trinity! Three rooms stacked on top of each other, a unique building style native to Philadelphia. 802 S. 6th #C is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house for $187,000.
This is very cute- but does anybody get any sunlight?
Well, it’s being renovated. After we posted about an architect’s office coming to Snyder and Juniper, we kept hearing rumors that a coffee shop was going to the 13th Street corner. But unfortunately, the “For Rent” signs in the window indicate it is still available, which the owner of the building confirmed.
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.