Can high-toned arts center calm Philly’s most violent neighborhood?
Posted on Friday, Apr 08, 2016
Mention the Fairhill neighborhood in Philadelphia and the conversation almost always turns to crime and drugs. The dense North Philadelphia community was branded the Badlands two decades ago, and it remains, according to police statistics, the most violent section of the city, a place where bullets whiz past the schoolyard and drug dens line the railroad tracks. The poverty rate is off the charts.