Posts Tagged ‘53rd St.’

JoAnn Manuel

JoAnn Manuel – 5200 Pennsgrove Street Stoop culture is big on Pennsgrove. Climb the eleven steep steps up to JoAnn Manuel’s front porch, pass through a small iron balustrade gate at the top, look left and right, you will see through every one of her neighbors’ identical porches. Look across the street for an eye-level […]

Anita Harris is profiled on West Philly Local

Anita Harris‘ backyard is a quarter-acre farm. It is also in the heart of West Philadelphia. The Farm has three hothouses that grow amazing tomatoes as well as many long rows of fresh vegetables and herbs. The Farm is run through a partnership between local block captains (like Anita)  Neighborhood Foods and Urban Tree Connection […]

Anita Harris

Anita Harris – 5300 Wyalusing Ave Anita Harris’ inspiration to become block captain didn’t seem particularly ambitious when she started. “I needed something to do,” she explained. Anita was already working fulltime as a secretary and raising her two daughters.  She simply wanted to make her block of 5300 Wyalusing safe and clean. But I’ve […]