Mystery Shopper: How hard is it to get rid of illegal dumpsters?
Residents of one South Philly block tried for months to get the City to take action against businesses piling garbage on their street. Why is it so hard to get anyone to listen?
The Bok Evolution
Six years ago, developer Lindsey Scannapieco set out to turn an old South Philly school building into a space for Philly’s creative class. She overcame neighborhood skeptics to become so much more.
South Philly’s SEAMAAC has fed thousands of people since March, while continuing to push the vote and the census—missions more aligned than you might think
The Truth on the Ground
The winners of last year’s Jeremy Nowak Urban Innovation Award took a deep dive into Grays Ferry. Here’s what they learned.
Foodizen: Not Cambodia Town
Our series on the nexus of food and culture explores the flavors of the South Philly area around Mifflin Square Park, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city
The Magic Garden
A student-led effort for a multi-generational garden aims to break ground this spring behind a South Philly high school near Cambodia Town, where growing food meets cultural preservation
Inside Philly Trump Country
Jim Kenney may have grown up in South Philly, but one ward there is all about the president
A Park of Their Own
Can fixing a park in South Philly’s Cambodia Town help build a vibrant neighborhood in a forgotten corner of the city?