Where Is Newbold?
Newbold makes up the narrow stretch between Broad Street to the east and 18th Street to the west, encompassing Washington Avenue to the north and Wolf Street to the south. Residents adopt the 19145 or 19146 zip codes.
Bars, Restaurants & Dining
Breakfast is all about comfort in Newbold, starting with corner-diner mainstay Brunics, home to neighborly charm, pork rolls, Italian sausage with egg on a long roll and, on weekends, creamed chip beef. Similarly, the iconic Melrose Diner, just off Broad Street, is a morning meeting ground – or late-night pit stop – for omelets, big-as-the-plate pancakes and scrapple.
Ultimo Coffee boasts some of the best coffee in the city, hand-pouring brews carefully sourced and roasted mere blocks away. Benna’s West, meanwhile, not only carries Reanimator Coffee but serves affordable breakfast and lunch options that, in many cases, can be made vegan- or vegetarian-friendly.
Circles serves up the spice on Tasker Street, regarded as one of the most delicious, authentic and truly heat-filled Thai-food experiences Philadelphia has to offer. Hardena, meanwhile, is a hidden gem on Moore Street, with generous portions of Indonesian meats – see: the beef rendang – and veggie comforts like collard greens.
Rosario’s is the destination for Mexican culinary indulgences – including mole – and pizza of both a traditional and Mexican variety. It also, notably, delivers late-night on weekends.
The award-winning American Sardine Bar and South Philly Taproom keep drinks flowing through 2 a.m. in warm spaces that often serve as hubs for neighbors to gather; neighborhood events take place relatively frequently.
For an all-American dessert option, one can never go wrong with the home-baked pies and cakes at Melrose Diner.
Attractions, Landmarks & Parks
For kids and families, there’s the Guerin Recreation Center, host to special, family-friendly events and an after-school program for school-aged kids. Di Silvestro Playground is a recently renovated playground space for kids, fenced in with a swingset, a jungle gym and other amenities.
The Free Library of Philadelphia, too, recently refreshed its look, reopening in 2016 with an updated library space that now doubles as a community health center.
Headlong’s studio space on Broad Street incubates artists, but also serves as a performing arts event venue during yearly festivals like the Fringe Festival in the fall.
The historic St. Rita’s of Cascia shrine, more than a century old, is available for tours and is remarkably well-kept, its upper chamber having undergone a detailed restoration.
For intimate concerts and art showings, The Pharmacy is a discreet but hopping evening events space. The Boot & Saddle, meanwhile, hosts both regional and national touring acts in its large but still modest-feeling venue connected to the back of the bar.
Schools near the 19146 zip code include the public George W. Childs School, Edward Stanton Middle School and Chester A. Arthur School, as well as the public-charter Independence Charter School, for kindergarten through eighth grade.
The 19145 zip code, in addition, contains or is in close proximity to the Stephen Girard School at 18th Street and Snyder Avenue, the Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science Technology and Careers on Point Breeze Avenue and F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School, with South Philadelphia High School at Broad Street and Snyder Avenue.
These, in addition to private schools The Philadelphia School and Philadelphia Free School, several Catholic private schools and citywide high schools like Benjamin Franklin High School on North Broad Street.
For groceries-in-bulk, neighbors head east to Acme Markets on Passyunk Avenue, or go south to Acme Markets on Oregon Avenue. Olivares Market on Wharton Street is ideal for quick pick-ups, as is El Soto Deli & Grocery on 15th Street and a discreet-but-reliable corner market on 15th and Dickinson.
Along Broad Street and Snyder Avenue, find a combination of Rite Aid and Walgreens for pharmacy needs, conveniently situated near an urgent care. Kicks USA is also located between Passyunk and Snyder avenues.
Those looking to grab a craft six-pack, or even select individual bottles, can head to Brew at 15th and Mifflin streets, which shares a space with Ultimo.
Moreover, boutique shopping is in abundance on East Passyunk Avenue, just a short walk from eastern points of Newbold.
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