It was great to see so many neighbors at the December 18 Zoning Committee Meeting regarding preliminary plans to redevelop the old “Brush Factory” at 12th & Jackson into luxury style apartments with onsite amenities including a fitness center and maybe even a “green roof.” This was just the first of what will likely be … More The Brush Factory –> The Artisan Lofts
Names: Renee Pokorny, Fumo Family Library Branch Supervisor (seated, left), and Lindsay Friedman, Children’s Librarian (right) Where are you originally from? R: I grew up in East Oak Lane. L: I actually grew up on Long Island in New York. I moved to Philadelphia in 2003 after college. I’ve lived in a few different areas in … More Meet Your Neighbors: Renee Pokorny and Lindsay Friedman of the Fumo Family Library Branch
Dear neighbors, Many have expressed concern regarding the potential elimination of the surface parking lot at 13th and Shunk — the property officially referred to as 2612 S. 13th Street. LoMo’s Zoning & Planning Committee understands that parking is an important issue in our neighborhood. For this reason, we would like to share some important details regarding this zoning case, which … More Important Update Regarding 13th & Shunk Parking Lot
Name: Rachel Reilly Where are you originally from? I originally grew up in Rydal, which is right next to Jenkintown. Right after college I moved to Center City. I’ve lived in and around Philadelphia my whole life, except for one year in New York. How did you first become involved with LoMo and why did you … More Meet Your Neighbor: Rachel Reilly
Name: Frank Baldino How long have you lived in the neighborhood? We bought the house in LoMo in ‘06, but both my wife and I are from South Philly, we grew up here. I’ve been here pretty much all my life, 37 years. You’re an active member of LoMo – any specific reason why or as … More Meet Your Neighbor: Frank Baldino
Name: Eileen Eubanks How long have you lived in LoMo? 3 years Where are you originally from? Reading, PA. My father was born and raised in South Philly. My family has always been in South Philly. I always liked visiting as a child and I ended up staying. And you work in the area? I … More Meet Your Neighbor: Eileen Eubanks
There have been a number of thefts from autos and home burglaries reported in South Philly in the last week. Please be on the lookout for suspicious persons who may be trolling the neighborhood looking for easy break-in opportunities. Record the details (personal description, location, time, etc.) and report any suspicious activity online at www.phillypolice.com/forms/submit-a-tip or call 215-686-TIPS (8477). … More Public Safety Alert: Home Invasions and Thefts from Autos
This recent heat wave in Philly was one for the record books! During such extreme temperatures, shade is a precious commodity in the city. Trees play a vital role in providing some much needed relief from the intense rays of the summer sun, plus they also can help improve air quality. Who doesn’t love fresh … More Got Shade?
Whether you’re new to composting or a seasoned composting pro, LoMo’s new Community Composting Program is designed for you! Many of us with tiny backyards lack the space to have our own compost pile, but our new program makes it easy and convenient to start composting locally, turning those food scraps into something your plants will love. Composting – … More Start Composting Today!
Our local parks are a great asset to our neighborhood, but in order for these public spaces to truly thrive they need our help. Some exciting developments have recently been underway at our local Mifflin Square Park, located between 5th & 6th Sts., Wolf & Ritner. Several local organizations, including LoMo, have been collaborating on a … More Seeking Friends for Mifflin Square Park!