In Queen Village


When we were digging into the history of Starr Garden Park, the block-sized recreation space between 6th & 7th on the south side of Lombard, we realized we could reference...ourselves. This park dates all the way back to 1895 and still serves as a wonderful, tree-filled space smack-dab in the

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It was all the way back in 2014, back when $255-million-dollar-man Jalen Hurts was still in high school dreaming of championships, that we took you to Queen Village to tell you about the history of the Southwark/Queen Village Garden. This garden has been maintained by a group of local neighbors

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After watching the future MVP drop a 52 piece to beat the rival Boston Celtics last night, we surprisingly found ourselves having flashbacks to a younger, goofier Joel Hans Embiid. While the Sixers were diving headfirst into The Process, our injured superstar was playfully tweeting at Rihanna, creating a year's

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If you've ever driven on the southern part of Columbus Blvd., you may have come across a standalone hoagie shop next to two imposing structures that jut out into the Delaware River. Shank's Original sits in a one-story structure in the parking lot of Piers 38 and 40 at 775

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If you've been to the east end of Washington Avenue, you're likely aware that you're not in Society Hill. But if you used to purchase beer at 129 Washington Ave. at Society Hill Beverage several years back, you may have been fooled if you weren't familiar with your surroundings. We

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Queen Village is definitely an archetypal neighborhood when it comes to Philly's famous rowhome charm. The narrow streets, ample tree cover, and low-rise character that are prevalent throughout this area serve as a sort of transition between Center City and South Philly. If you've read this blog before, you know

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A few weeks back, we provided an update on the status of the sizable surface parking lot on the northeast corner of 5th & Bainbridge, noting that progress might finally be imminent for the long underused site. This was our first time writing about the property since the summer of

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It's been a long and boring road for the sizable surface parking lot at the northeast corner of 5th & Bainbridge over the last several years - but it appears that something could finally happen here in the near future. To review, we first brought this property to your attention

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Roughly three years ago, we told you that developers had purchased 1009 S. 3rd St., which had been home to Love Kingdom Fellowship Church for a few years, and before that the Nazareth Baptist Church for a few decades. The building was constructed, we believe, in the early 1980s, and was designed by Harold Wagoner,

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The shopping center at the northeast corner of 2nd & Christian sticks out like a sore thumb at this Queen Village corner. After all, this neighborhood is one of the gems of Philadelphia in terms of architecture, and is home to countless beautiful townhomes and numerous examples of older buildings

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