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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Art installation finally being installed on substation at 13th and Mifflin

UPDATE: According to E. Passyunk Crossing Civic Association president, Joe Marino, the design of the art installation panels in phase one of this project are exactly as originally proposed.

Back in January of 2013 we told you about the plans for an art installation for the SEPTA substation at 13th and Mifflin. After quite a bit of a delay, that art installation is finally being installed.

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Photo of the art installation being put up from East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s Facebook page.

The art installation by Donna Backues was originally planned to be installed by June of 2014.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Dickinson Square Park charmer edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight falls on the border of Dickinson Narrows, better known as Dickinson Square West, and Pennsport. If you recall, Dickinson Narrows was just recently named as one of the hottest neighborhoods in the country by Redfin.

4th st 640x647 SoPhilly Spotlight: Dickinson Square Park charmer editionThis home is located directly across from Dickinson Square Park. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this home at 1622 S. 4th St. comes in at $475,000. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

New arts space coming to 1813 S. 11th St.

A new arts space called The Whole Shebang is opening at 1813 S. 11th St. on March 9.

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Google street view image of 1813 S. 11th St.

The new space will offer art classes, workshops and studio rentals. The Whole Shebang plans to bring together a range of arts, including movement practices, herbalism and interdisciplinary arts.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Newbold Microgrant Program to fund community projects

Do you have an idea for the improvement of Newbold, but not the means to put it into action? The Newbold Neighbors Association is introducing a Microgrant Program to help fund your ideas to improve the community.

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Ideas for the program can be anything from a community garden or mural to beautify the neighborhood, to ideas for safety improvements.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

GQ names Laurel and Lo Spiedo as “Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015″

By now, we all know how great our restaurant scene is right here in South Philly. We’re even currently in the midst of Restaurant Week.

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So it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that these South Philly spots made the list of GQ‘s “Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015.”

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Neumann-Goretti to be transformed into college prep school

In recent years, Neumann-Goretti high school at 1736 S. 10th St. has seen a drastic decline in enrollment.

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Google street view image of the school

For many reasons, it has appeared that the school is getting close to shutting its doors for good—but Neumann-Goretti isn’t going down without a fight. With a new school president, Bruce Robinson, the school could be seeing some transformations, with a new plan for the future of the institution.
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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Graduate Hospital :  Grays Ferry :  Passyunk Square :  Pennsport :  Point Breeze :  Queen Village 

South Philly rent on the rise

Last week the Center City District released a new report on the housing development in Philadelphia.

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