No a lot of time today with the impending studio move, but here are a few…
Many business owners hope that gentrification of neighborhoods such as Fishtown and Kensington will spread north into Frankford. Others worry that previous attempts at improving Frankford have not been as effective as hoped, with most areas of the neighborhood still suffering from street crime and open-air drug sales. Between 1985 and 1990, a serial killer known as the “Frankford Slasher” murdered several women in the neighborhood; although several suspects were taken into custody, the actual killer has never been identified.
Hunting Park, a 87-acre (35 ha) portion of Fairmount Park, lies in the Hunting Park neighborhood. Tara Murtha of Philadelphia Weekly said “For generations, Hunting Park served as the heart of the community. Then, about 25 years ago [before 2010], it became its noose.” Joann Taylor, a member of the Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC), said, as paraphrased by Murtha, “By the late ’80s, the park was all but lost to hard-working members of the community. But soon community activist groups sprung up out of the negativity.”
Stanton is a neighborhood located in North Philadelphia. It is bounded by York Street to the north, 16th Street to the east, Sedgley Avenue to the west, and Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the south. Stanton is 82.5% African American, 9.4% white, 4% Hispanic, and 4% other.
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