Philadelphia “Dead Space” Nomination: Exploring Graffiti Pier

by Zachary Roumaya Along the Delaware River in the Port Richmond section of North Philadelphia, Pier 18 stands unused and brightly covered in vast murals of street art and graffiti. A destination for street writers, local inhabitants, fishermen and hikers, the area has been lovingly dubbed as Graffiti Pier. According to this Philly Mag article, the property has been owned by rail service provider, Conrail, since the mid-1970s. The … Continue reading Philadelphia “Dead Space” Nomination: Exploring Graffiti Pier

Neighborhood Dinner for the Community of Towey Rec

by Alex Sanyal and Sara Reckahn The Towey Recreation Center, also known as the Towey Playground, was bustling on Thursday night as community members gathered for the second of a series of neighborhood dinners to discuss new programs and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year. Evelina Bodón of the Towey Advisory Council and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, George Matysik, opened the evening … Continue reading Neighborhood Dinner for the Community of Towey Rec