Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Over the past year and a half it has been hard to find or even keep a job on the up and down economy. People are doing what ever they can to earn some money and keep a roof over their head. In the Strawberry Mansion area of Philadelphia that could not be truer as one man is doing anything he can to make some money.
Stefan Jones, a resident of the Strawberry mansion area tries to make a living by selling goods on the corner of Ringgold Street. He sells mainly clothing items such as socks, t-shirts, hats, gloves and a variety of other apparel that neighborhood residents need.
While Jones is on the corner selling thins for the community he also notices a lot that goes on as well because he spends most of his day at his spot.
“I’ve been on this corner for about a month now,” Jones said. “I have seen things happen for the better around here.”
Jones said that the area was in much turmoil in the past few years, but has been getting better.
“Change is for the better. It’s about family here now,” Jones said. “There is nothing out here in the streets. Not too many people still trying to get high and drunk, it isn’t about that anymore. People are trying to get themselves together.”
Lea Coyle and Nick Hollenstein, Group 21 Strawberry Mansion/ Brewerytown
Posted by Nick Hollenstein at 10:42 PM