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    • JanesWalk 2015

May 1-3: Join us for Jane's Walk

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” - Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos

Washington Avenue restriping project stalled, perhaps indefinitely

“This situation stinks right now.” Tom Donatucci isn't actually talking about right now. He's describing Washington Avenue, not too long ago. The avenue has been a mess for years, an inchoate…

    • Washington Ave, Photo courtesy of Neal Santos

Washington Avenue restriping plan aims for balance, offers minimal improvement for bikers

Washington Avenue is a rough street. Cars tango with trucks loading, people park in the median, pedestrians skirt forklifts, and cyclists have to weave through the chaos. Add to that badly…

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ABOUT QUEEN VILLAGE

Queen Village, also known as Southwark, is a neighborhood in Central Philadelphia. Stretching from Front Street to 6th Street and from South Street to Washington Avenue, Queen Village was at the center of the commercial and ship building insdustries that made Philadelphia’s seaport one of the biggest in the young Americas colonies. Like other South Philadelphia neighborhoods, Queen Village was originally settled by the Swedes, and their influence in the area can still be seen today in street names such as Swanson, Christian, and Queen. While Queen Village is not very historically renowned, as seen etched into the exterior of a building “ON THIS SITE IN 1879, NOTHING HAPPENED!”, the area has recently seen an interest in the preservation of historical buildings. The area boasts a plethora of architectural diversity featuring houses from the 18th to 21st centuries. Today the community sits in an ideal part of town, sandwiched between cultural hotspots such as Independence Hall and the Delaware River Front. The area also features great shopping and food locations on the historic and scenic South Street. 


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Queen Village Neighbors Association 

South Street website

 
MLK Plaza is a mixed-income HOPE VI residential area along 13th Street in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Philadelphia.
 
The small houses at the intersection of Carpenter and Front Streets are some of the earliest surviving Philadelphia row houses outside of Society Hill.  These 18th century homes, originally occupied b

UPCOMING EVENTS IN QUEEN VILLAGE

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