This thread on Phillyblog has produced two interesting and thoughtful posts. One by JenRagen discussing the improvements made to public housing in Philadelphia. Another by Kukla65th discussing the importance of Frankford to the health of the Northeast. Interesting that both of these posters are from other areas of the city.
The prosperity of the Northeast is heavily tied to the future success of areas like Juniata and to a larger degree, Frankford. If Frankford begins to move upward, the NE can expect to see more success in farther out sections. I kind of think of Frankford as the downtown of the Northeast. Until this “downtown” prospers again, the rest of the NE will have to work harder to maintain attractive, stable residential character and institutions
Read them here: http://www.phillyblog.com/philly/showthread.php?t=9393