Friday Five – Mural Arts, Greener Offices, Shared Kitchens, The Rio Olympics, and Philly’s Block Parties
Welcome to the newest edition of the Friday Five! Here’s what we’ve been reading and thinking about this week:
You like murals? We do too! If you’re looking for murals that are “surrealistic, miniature sculptures that you view from a tiny round glass lens” or have been named “Atlas of Tomorrow”, “Rhythm & Hues” or “Electric Street”, this list won’t disappoint. Curbed lists there top 10 in around Center City, Fairmount, Fishtown, South Philly, etc.
Interested in making your office a bit greener? When 82% of office workers “believe that their company could do more to improve their environmental performance”, you better believe this list will remind you that there’s more to do than simply recycle!
Have you hopped on the “eat local” bandwagon yet? These shared kitchens are starting to tackle the high cost and barrier to entry of businesses and people that are interested in jumping aboard.
As the Olympics start to come to a close, we’ll inevitably be bombarded with all the outrage sparked as a result of having these huge stadiums close their doors to welcome old age and decay. Rio has some plans for some of the buildings post-Olympics. For example, did you know that the 15,000 seat aquatics stadium will be dismantled and used to build two smaller aquatic centers?
68,553 and counting: The number of block party permits the City of Philadelphia has issued over the past 10 years (2006-2016). West Philly and North Philly lead the charge having averaged over 5,000 each. While we love Philly as a whole, our neighborhoods over here in Fishtown and South Kenzo need to get on the ball (we’re closer to 1,000-2000)!
From the Postgreen family, we hope you have a great weekend!