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Link Love: Trolley vs. bike; Pier 53′s past/future; fighting crime via Facebook; & frangipane tart

Pic via Naked City

Pic via Naked City

  • A reader sent the City Paper blog Naked City a picture of trolley tracks on 11th Street near Callowhill that had been filled in, presumably by a rogue cyclist. Safety solution or vandalism?
  • The Friends of Washington Avenue Green, where the new Pier 53 park will emerge near Delaware and Washington avenues, is looking for neighborhood residents whose families came through the immigration station that used to be there, reports Pennsporter. “After an “immigration list” is compiled, research will begin at the Historical Society of Philadelphia to determine precise information of the ship, the year, and the steamship line of each person on the list,”says the blog. Read the whole post here to find out how to get involved.

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