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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS (links may be out of date)



  • East-West: Route 40, Lombard/South Streets; Route 64, Gray's Ferry and Washington Avenue to Mann Music Center and Pier 70; Route 12 , Grays Ferry Ave to West Philadelphia and Society Hill)
  • North-South: Route 7 (22/23 Streets), Route 17 (19/20 Streets), Route 2 (16th/17 Streets), Route C, Broad Street,
  • Broad Street Subway stops are north and south of our neighborhood, at Lombard/South and Ellsworth/Federal Streets


  • South Square Market - 23rd and South
  • Sprouts -- Broad and Christian
  • Acme Market - 10th and Reed, 19th and Oregon
  • Heirloom Giant, Grays Ferry and Bainbridge
  • Acme and Whole Foods - 10th and South
  • Italian Market - 9th Street, Christian to Wharton
  • Fresh Grocer - 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue -- in convenient strip mall with a Fine Wine & Good Spirits shop,


  • Library Branches -- Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust Street; Queen Memorial, 1201 South 23 Street
  • Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-10 DeLancey Place
  • Post Office -- 2900 Block of Gray's Ferry Avenue (in Fresh Grocer shopping center)
  • Other shopping -- "big box" stores including a Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Michaels Crafts, and Old Navy, are located on Columbus Boulevard (formerly Delaware Avenue) and served by the 64 Bus line. Major shopping districts, including Liberty Place, the Reading Terminal Market, and the Gallery, are served by the 17 bus line.
  • Nearest parks (outside neighborhood):
    Schuylkill River Park, 26th and Spruce
    Rittenhouse Square, 1800-1900 Walnut-Locust

    Fitler Square, 23rd and Pine
    Chew Playground, 18th and Washington Ave


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