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    • Rendering of Skyspace by James Turrell at the Fairmont Waterfront

Art Commission OKs art installation behind the Art Museum and considers concepts for Live! Casino’s public art

The Art Commission approved two art pieces that use unusual canvases—the sky and a forthcoming casino—at their monthly meeting Wednesday morning. The commissioners granted preliminary conceptual approval to some of the…

    • Indego | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Indego Bike Share turns two, celebrates 1.2 million rides with new stations in Fishtown, South Philly and Center City

On Thursday, Indego celebrated its second birthday and was showered with a dozen new stations, 200 new bikes and a $930,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation to support community outreach…

    • Chinh Dinh and Ly Nguyen arrived in Philadelphia in the 83’ and 92’ as Vietnamese refugees. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

For Philly’s Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees, Trump policies spark memories and mixed reactions

Decades ago thousands of Southeast Asian refugees fled violent conflict and many resettled in Philadelphia, finding home in rowhouses and rebuilding old commercial strips. Then, as now, the American public was…

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ABOUT SOUTH

The South District is commonly known as South Philadelphia. Some of the historic smaller neighborhoods contained within South Philadelphia include Grays Ferry, Whitman, Pennsport, and Point Breeze.

The South District is primarily residential and dominated by single-family rowhouse development mostly constructed between 1850 and 1910. Commercial corridors include Washington Avenue, Passyunk Avenue, Point Breeze Avenue, Snyder Avenue, Oregon Avenue, 9th Street and 7th Street. Key issues include residential vacancy particularly in Grays Ferry, Point Breeze and along the 7th street corridor, commercial corridor identity and viability, limited access to open space, and connections to the Schuylkill and Delaware riverfronts.

Contact:
Jennifer Barr, 215-683-4672, Jennifer.Barr@phila.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS IN SOUTH

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