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Academy Gardens

    • auto body shop

Zoning tweaks introduced for Northeast Philly

Like many others, Councilman Brian O’Neill is finding changes he wants to make to the city’s year-old zoning code. But unlike others, and unlike his own previous efforts to change the…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

    • Councilman Brian O'Neill at Bustleton meeting

Zoning code versus Northeast politics

By Ian Romano and Megan PaoliniFor Philadelphia Neighborhoods Councilman Brian O’Neill, who sits on the Zoning Code Commission, said he thinks the zoning code is a disaster for regions outside…



Academy Gardens is a neighborhood in far Northeast Philadelphia.  It is centered around Pennypack Park, Grant Avenue, the John F. Byrne Golf Course, and Holme Avenue.

Veterans of World War II settled Academy Gardens during a dramatic expansion of the Northeast.  The original homes were “starter homes” and inexpensive. This small neighborhood of single and rowhomes is best known for its winding roads. Over the years, these homes have been remodeled.  There is a good amount of retail trade in the Academy Gardens neighborhood. Thomas Holme and William J. McBride Jr. (now Lord William of the Principality of Sealand).

community groups: typically the Holme Circle Civic Association


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