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Saying goodbye (for now) to Callowhill with a look back at neighborhood voices

The last few months have been the perfect time to land in a neighborhood with many names. How have locals’ recent predictions played out?
Development News

On the Ground: Melding art and sound in the shadow of the Reading Viaduct

The Mural Arts Project and other partners aren’t waiting for the completion of the new Callowhill park to get some ambitious new programming rolling.
In The News

Local startup Curalate raises $27.5 million in Series C funding; will hire 115

A shining star in the local startup scene, Curalate has impressed again with a huge funding round.
Innovation News

Crystallized Skulls, Crocheted Skeletons: Art meets zoological specimens at the Science Center

Twelve artists explore zoological specimens at 'Methods of Collection,' a new exhibit at the University City Science Center.
Innovation News

'Racism is a Sickness' opens at the Art Church of West Philadelphia

Activist and photographer Tieskha Smith worked for months to find a home for her challenging, inclusive and interactive installation on the effects of racism in America.
In The News

UberPool coming to Philadelphia

Uber's carpooling option is coming to Philadelphia, allowing budget-minded ridesharers to save even more dough.
In The News

A trip down memory lane to Philly's historic sports stadiums

Curbed takes a look at stadiums from Philly's sports past.
In The News

Philly photog shares local hidden gems with HuffPo

A partnership between Global Yodel and Huffington Post results in this local guide from photographer Darren Burton.
Feature Story

Laugh Riot: A new homegrown women-centric comedy festival makes waves

Comedy is thriving in Philadelphia, and the latest sign is the Bechdel Test Fest, a February 6 event in Old City celebrating the city's female and trans funny ladies. Meet some of the remarkable performers moving the local scene forward.
Innovation News

Venture Capital: What it takes to be an angel (investor), and to get a blessing

Joe Herbst, active with Robin Hood Ventures, shared his thoughts on what it takes to be an angel investor -- and what it takes to get a blessing -- at the Science Center's Quorum.
Development News

New funds move Germantown closer to creating a master plan

Germantown United CDC and a new arts-based partner are taking a major stride towards a truly inclusive neighborhood plan.
Feature Story

InLiquid Artist Profile: Jodi Cachia

This Pennsport artist can't stick to just one thing -- not when there are so many creative avenues to explore. 
Innovation News

Philly's top women business leaders tell their stories

In January, a forum dedicated to the region's top business, financial and legal executives -- who also happen to be women -- drew a large crowd.
Innovation News

Engaging Philly business owners on the issue of litter

There are many angles to the problem of trash in city streets, and getting business owners involved is an important one.
In The News

Travel + Leisure counts down Philly's top spots to watch the Super Bowl

Travel + Leisure picks their top five spots to catch the big game (February 7). You can root for the Panthers or the Broncos will sipping beer and noshing snacks.
Feature Story

Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.
In The News

Growing local company Invisible Sentinel tackles food safety concerns

This Philadelphia startup gets a big spotlight in the New York Times. Their food-testing technology could help solve headaches for big companies like Chipotle who struggle with outbreaks. 
In The News

New York Times Magazine takes a close look at Amtrak 188

The New York Times Magazine examines the crash of Amtrak 188, one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history. The incident occurred in North Philadelphia and impacted many lives locally.
Feature Story

On the Ground: For businesses adjacent to the upcoming Rail Park, change is on the way

Momentum behind the conversion of the Reading Viaduct into a functional green space is building, and local business owners know that means radical transformation for Callowhill. Will this high-profile amenity make or break the neighborhood?
Innovation News

Scaling Up: A West Philly landscaping and home improvement business gets a boost

Who are the entrepreneurs involved in the Enterprise Center’s new business growth program? Here’s a look at one West Philly native excited for the next step.
Development News

Development News: High-end residential units coming to Spring Garden Street

In January, a team of developers and architects presented their plans for a large mixed-use project near Broad Street in Callowhill. It's another sign that the neighborhood is being transformed by young, affluent new residents.
Feature Story

Akeem Dixon brings the community into the development conversation

West Philly's small business owners have someone powerful in their corner. In his role as 52nd Street Corridor Manager for the Enterprise Center, Dixon helps the neighborhood thrive.
Development News

A new community green space in Frankford embraces the atmosphere of city life

Thanks to a city-wide coalition of supporters, this summer the Frankford Avenue corridor will get a unique park space for recreation, gardening and relaxation. 
Innovation News

Science Central: Five questions for Choosito!

Choosito!, a University City Science Center startup, has devised a technological solution to help K-12 teachers find age appropriate resources for their students.
Feature Story

Efforts to diversify the Mummers Parade hit a speedbump

Despite a checkered past, this local institution is making strides to better reflect the changing face of Philadelphia. A troupe of Mexican immigrants even joined the party this year, and despite some controversy, they'll be back.
Innovation News

On the Ground: Callowhill's W/N W/N shakes up the restaurant model

A group of local restaurant workers decided to put their expertise to the test with a new cooperatively-owned bar and café that is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Spring Garden Street.
Development News

What will Bridesburg's new park offer the neighborhood?

Plans are underway for a new waterfront oasis in a neighborhood that's been missing access to the river for decades. 
Feature Story

19 reasons why this just might be the best Philly winter ever

Temperatures are dropping, scarves are being wrangled from the back of closets and hands are being warmed around steaming mugs. That can only mean one thing: Winter is here. We've got some ideas for how you can make this one your best yet.
Innovation News

Meet Keith Leaphart, 21st century polymath and entrepreneur extraordinaire

At only 40, Dr. Keith Leaphart is a physician, one-time congressional candidate, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur. He offered advice to entrepreneurs at Quorum.
Innovation News

Callowhill gets its own beer distributor, and they deliver

A pair of ambitious Drexel grads are launching their latest venture with GoBeer, offering top beverage brands with an affordable delivery fee.
Feature Story

Community Kitchen: A local restaurant empire looks beyond its roots in Callowhill

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello have been instrumental in transforming this post-industrial neighborhood, opening three restaurants -- Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom and Bufad -- since 2003. Now they're setting their sites on other changing areas. 
Development News

Almost 150 new apartments and fresh retail spaces proposed for Callowhill complex

Community members had their say at a civic design review for a large proposed mixed-use development in Chinatown North/Callowhill.
Innovation News

Philly tableware mavens Felt + Fat earn fans far and wide

Finishing up their third year in business, these local artisans have garnered customer and community support to expand their unique venture. 
Development News

Big News: In 2016, PHS will pop-up in Callowhill, celebrating the new Viaduct park

As the neighborhood gets ready for construction on the Viaduct’s new Philadelphia Rail Park, the Horticultural Society will pave the way with a nearby pop-up garden.

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Fran Griesing of Griesing Law

Fran Griesing of Griesing Law

Neighborhood/City: Center City

She left the large-firm world to build a practice that valued customer service as much as its employees' personal success, and is among the leaders of a national movement.

Herb Cohen of Executive Leaders Radio

Herb Cohen of Executive Leaders Radio

Neighborhood/City: Center City

Executive Leaders Radio, one of several ventures he founded, features childhood stories of some of the most successful CEOs in the region.

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One of South Philly's more desirable neighborhoods because of its thriving culinary scene featuring well over 100 restaurants, quality schools and room for development along the Delaware River waterfront, Queen Village/Pennsport is home to the oldest and largest Fabric Row (4th Street) in the country and one of the nation's most eclectic shopping districts (South Street). A manageable walk to much of the city's sweet spots, Queen Village/Pennsport is a hotspot itself for preservation and conservation.