What The Inquirer Got Wrong About FDR Park
A recent editorial declared support for remaking the South Philly park as an outdoor turf sports complex. That is not what we really need
How to End the Endless Fuss Over FDR Park
The plan for Philadelphia’s largest neighborhood park has prompted a contentious fight, South Philly style. Could the answer be as simple as a walk in the park?
What Went Wrong on Washington Avenue
A two-mile paving debacle in Philly symbolizes how government isn’t working for American cities
How Philly Sees Philly: The Angriest Neighborhood of All
The latest polling data from A Greater Philadelphia showed dissatisfaction is high among city residents. Guess who's most unhappy?
Ideas We Should Steal: Pedestrian Scrambles
Protecting both pedestrians and traffic flow is at the crux of the debate over redesigning Washington Avenue, which gets a hearing Tuesday. The answer may lie in a compromise used by cities around the world
Guest Commentary: Will We Save the Meadows That Saved Us?
The shuttered golf course at FDR Park went beautifully wild just when we needed it at the start of the pandemic. Now, the City wants to turn it into artificial ball fields. A South Philly local wonders why we can’t have both.
Business for Good: Fishadelphia
The local fish subscription service started as a project at one South Philly high school. Now, it’s a burgeoning business with 300 customers citywide—and still run by the kids.
Guess What’s to Blame for Keeping Washington Avenue Unsafe?
Despite 10 years of planning, the City’s failure to deliver on promises to make the South Philly arterial safer is the handiwork of a longtime good governance nemesis: councilmanic prerogative