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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Zillow predicts Point Breeze and ‘Greenwich’ to be Philly’s new hottest neighborhoods

Is Point Breeze going to be Philly’s new hottest neighborhood? Zillow says yes.

Point Breeze pic (anyone know the street?) from ilovebricks.

With increased development, some new restaurants popping up and more progress, Zillow is predicting that the area could be a new destination neighborhood. Also on the list is “Greenwich,” which is Zillow’s name for the area between 9th and 4th Streets and Mifflin and Snyder.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

What clean and green improvements should be made in Point Breeze?

While improvements are being made to the trash problem around the city, like the increased street cleaning through Ready, Willing & Able in Point Breeze, it is still a huge problem (as a Twitter account dedicated to South Philly trash also points out).

Point Breeze pic (anyone know the street?) from ilovebricks.

Point Breeze pic from ilovebricks.

Point Breeze Community Development Corporation’s Clean and Green committee is creating a plan for future improvements to the neighborhood and is seeking feedback from nearby residents.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Point Breeze called one of the ‘best bad neighborhoods’ for purchasing a home

Point Breeze has been seeing changes in recent years, with more development and some new businesses attempting to revive the neighborhood.

Point Breeze pic (anyone know the street?) from ilovebricks.

Point Breeze pic from ilovebricks.

A recent real estate study has named Point Breeze as number 7 on a list of 35 “best bad neighborhoods” to buy homes. The study shows that house flipping in this area results in an average 138% return on investement.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Graduate Hospital :  Grays Ferry :  Passyunk Square :  Pennsport :  Point Breeze :  Queen Village 

South Philly rent on the rise

Last week the Center City District released a new report on the housing development in Philadelphia.

table-sevenThe most notable finding from this data is the continuous increase in rent in South Philly neighborhoods, including pretty large changes happening in Point Breeze.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Other Animal Coffee Roaster sets up small batch roasting space at 15th and Federal

An independent, small-batch coffee roaster has opened up a work space at 1500 Federal St.

The space at 1500 Federal (Photo: David Westiner)

The space at 1500 Federal (Photo: Daniel Westiner)

Other Animal Coffee Roaster is run by Daniel Westiner, a veteran coffee guy with experience at some of Philly’s heaviest of hitters in the restaurant scene, including Talula’s Table, Talula’s Garden, and Talula’s Daily.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

With multiple developments planned, is Washington Avenue being primed for a new beginning?

There’s a movement brimming that could see Washington Avenue transform from an industrial, tractor trailer-filled corridor to lively commercial strip lined with restaurants, green space and possibly a beer garden.

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The former Frankford Chocolate factory at 2101 Washington Ave.

With developer Bart Blatstein’s plans at Broad and Washington already in the fold, there are a few factors that could see Washington Avenue west of Broad Street take the next step.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

Unsurprisingly, South Philly shines on the foobooz’s ’50 Best Bars’ list

We know it’s crazy to think, but the end of 2014 is right around the corner. As you know, the end of the year brings a bevvy of “Best of” lists.

Top Left: American Sardine Bar, Top Right: SPTR, Bottom: The Industry

3 out of 5 — Top Left: American Sardine Bar (via), Top Right: SPTR (via), Bottom: The Industry (via)

While it’s not always certain who will take the top spot, if the list pertains to food or drink, it’s a pretty safe bet that South Philly will feature prominently on each and every one. This time around, it’s the “50 Best Bars in Philadelphia” from foobooz, and South Philly takes three of the top fives positions. How’d we do overall?

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