the stoop

If you have ever lived in South Philly, you know the importance of the stoop.

Shannon: “Everybody knows everybody from simple sitting out at night. No friction, no faction. People come by or they come outside to smoke. There’s action, there’s the tanning salon, the bar.  At the tanning salon, you have someone playing guitar with an amplifier every night. Gloria across the street, I call her my second mama.  When I go shopping I ask her do you need anything. We always introduce ourselves to people.  We help them out, give them suggestions.”