Advocating for residents from South Street to Market Street and the Schuylkill River to 21st Street

We want a neighborhood where your home extends outside your front door. A place where we treat one another with respect, kids are safe to play and new members of our community are warmly welcomed. With your help, we can be a community that respects its history, learns from its past, but strives to be better in the future.

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Fitler Square Park in Philadelphia, PA

    Fitler Square Farmers Market

    Year-round farmers market at Fitler Square Park. Learn more from The Food Trust here.

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Fitler Square Park in Philadelphia, PA

    Fitler Square Farmers Market

    Year-round farmers market at Fitler Square Park. Learn more from The Food Trust here.


  • Latest from the blog

    Bagels and beer as Spread Bagelry and Workhorse Brewing meet up in Center City

    Spread Bagelry, the Montreal-style bagel shop now in the throes of expansion, has opened its so-called Spreadquarters at 2401 Walnut St. with an interesting partnership. Spread shares the street-level space, once a Jose Garces-owned pizzeria called 24 Wood-Fired Grill, with a tasting room by Workhorse Brewing Co., out of King of Prussia. The crossover appears seamless; customers walk in, order bagels, bagel sandwiches, and salads at the counter. Farther along in the space is the full bar, stocked with six Workhorse beers on tap, as well as two wines from Villanova’s Pear Grove. There also is a patio overlooking the Schuylkill. The location is on the Center City end of the Walnut Street Bridge. Read more at Inquirer.com.
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    When it comes to adapting street space for pedestrians, Philly needs a better road map

      Car-free urban public space is in short supply in American cities, where a clear demarcation frequently separates parkland from streetscape. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, as a few sites in Philadelphia have begun to show. There are parking spaces on South Street given over to bicycle corrals. A stub of a street converted into a plaza in Grays Ferry has become an outdoor dining and play-date destination for the community. Plazas and parklets — parking spaces repurposed for other uses — remain a relative rarity in Philadelphia, and a new study has determined that a lack of staff, funding and leadership, and a convoluted bureaucracy contribute to keeping neighborhoods from embracing these improvements. “The amount of barriers to entry even at step one is huge,” said Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, an urban anthropologist at Drexel University and author of the study for the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. City officials, who were consulted in the report’s research, agreed that change is needed to make parklets and plazas easier to create. “From an internal sense, we knew that the process needed some ways to be more efficient,” said Angela Dixon, director of planning for the city’s transportation office. “How we make it be more efficient, or where the pain points are? This report is really helpful.” Read more at Inquirer.com.
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