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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

Julian Abele Park, 22nd and Carpenter Streets. Photo by Friends of Julian Abele Park.

 

Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods:

We can think of a few ‘extra-secret’ South Philly spots missing from the list:

  • Ridgway Park tucked behind CAPA at 13th & Carpenter in Hawthorne, with its wonderful shade trees, a playground and a pool.
  • Mollbore Terrace – actually two separate green spaces located between Oregon Avenue and Johnston Street, 10th and 13th Streets.
  • Weinberg Park – a tiny green triangle on the border of Lower Moyamensing and Whitman.
  • Moyamensing Avenue medians – this linear green space divides Moyamensing Ave. from 15th to 20th.

Can you think of others?  Let us know in the comments below, and check out Curbed Philly’s piece here.

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Bella Vista is ‘Best Place to Live in Philadelphia,’ 3 other S. Philly neighborhoods rank in top 5

We all can make a case about what makes our neighborhood “the best in the city,” but Niche.com has taken on that task themselves. The website has evaluated the neighborhoods in categories including “cost of living,” “commute,” “family amenities” and more to decide which area can have the bragging rights of being the “Best Place to Live in Philadelphia.”

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This year Bella Vista came out on top, with Passyunk Square, Hawthorne and Queen Village also ranking in the top five.

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Philadelphia Gas Works installation project delayed in Bella Vista

If you’ve walked around Bella Vista lately, you’ve likely seen some closed-off streets, piles of sand and construction equipment around.

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Photos from neighborhood resident Peter Santa Maria.

The construction work is part of a major upgrade project for Philadelphia Gas Works that is causing headaches for some residents.

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