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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: South Philly redefines the term hanging garden

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a South Philly resident by the name of Foamydog. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but cold weather is just around the corner. While that might send a chill down your spine, it shouldn’t stop you from squeezing out every last bit of goodness from your amazing backyard gardens. Case in point:

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At least nine squash hang from this cable line! (Photo: Foamydog)

One gardener on the 1500 block of S. Watts St. let nature take its course and allowed their squash grow on the cable and phone lines.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

First Pics: Gold Standard on Fitz is now open

The Gold Standard Cafe on Fitz is now open at 2001 Fitzwater St. The cafe already had a location on Baltimore Ave. in West Philly, but owners Roger Harmon and Vince Whittacre made the decision to open up a second location in a new neighborhood.

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Although by the same owners and under the same name, this Gold Standard location has a bit of a different selection than the West Philly spot.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

The Day of The Dead celebration and parade returns to South St. this weekend

Are you ready for giant puppets, dancing skeletons, traditional Mexican music and Frida Kahlo look-a-like contests wrapped into one giant parade and celebration on South St.? Of course you are!

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The Southstreet Headhouse District is throwing a huge Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival and Parade on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Here’s what you can expect.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Passyunk Square 

Report shows bicycle commuting into Center City continues to surge

The Center City District recently released a report that shows northbound bicycle commuting numbers have increased by 33.4% over the past two years.

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Philadelphia has more people commuting by bicycle, per capita, than any of the other ten biggest cities in the United States. (Source: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia)

Amid rising gas prices and improved access to bike lanes, soon to include an improved Washington Ave. experience, the numbers are only expected to grow.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Philadelphia Neighborhoods: 5 great Southeast Asian restaurants

A version of this post was published in partnership with PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, a project of Temple University’s journalism program.

By Christasia Tiease Wilson and Greta W. Iverson


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Nhan is the owner of Cafe Nhan at 1620 W. Passyunk Ave.

South Philly has always been bustling with new cultures. With new immigrants, traditions and families, different types of restaurants have been introduced to the community. For those who wish to try something different, there are a ton of highly accessible restaurants with authentic cuisines from Southeast Asia. Whether you’re in Point Breeze, Newbold or Girard Estates, there’s probably a Southeast Asian restaurant within walking distance.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Police need your help to catch the Grinch Who Stole Halloween

The Philadelphia Police Department have put together a little video package this Halloween.

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As a resident of South Philly, you know there are few things as sacred as outdoor holiday decorations.

Although this time, it’s not teaching parents how to thoroughly inspect eat  candy or proper safety precautions for trick-or-treating. It’s about finding justice for the people having their Halloween decorations lifted from the front of a house on the 1100 block of Fitzgerald St. in LoMo. You’ve got to see the video.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Changes could be coming to St. Casimir’s Lithuanian Church buildings

A zoning notice recently hung on the former convent of St. Casimir’s Lithuanian Church in Pennsport states that four large apartments are being proposed at 338 Wharton St.

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The four apartments are proposed for the building on the right.

But that’s not all, the former school located behind the 100-year old  church has also been relisted for sale. If all goes according to plan, it could spell some major changes to the 300 block of Wharton Street.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia coming to South Street

Plans are in full gear to redevelop the former Pearl Art & Craft building located at 417 South St. into an enormous dance/fitness facility called Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia.

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Get ready for some serious dancin’ on South St. (Photo: James Jennings)

It was about a year ago that we brought you the news that Pearl was to be redeveloped into artist studio space with a rooftop restaurant. Now, the project will be completed in two phases, with the phase one to be ready by Nov. 28 — Black Friday — featuring a star-studded schedule of dance classes from choreographers who have worked with the likes of Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyonce, just to name a few

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

New American pub concept SouthHouse is in the works in LoMo

A liquor license recently popped up on the former Quattro’s spot located near 13th and Shunk St. in Lower Moyamensing.

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Get ready for SouthHouse

We talked with owner Thom Sueta (Pronounced Swe-tuh) about his upcoming new establishment SouthHouse — a “New American Pub” concept with executive chef Thomas Day. “What we’re planning is a blend of your neighborhood bars with some of the finer pieces of a gastropub” said Sueta when describing the experience at SouthHouse.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Old School Charm with Modern Updates edition.

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a charming Graduate Hospital home with a mix of traditional detailing and modern touches.

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The 960 sq. ft. home at 1826 Pemberton Street is located in a quiet neighborhood in Graduate Hospital. The two-bedroom, 1.5 bath with an outdoor patio is on the market for $410,000.

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