With nearly 1,200 votes, East Passyunk trounced Fishtown with 61 percent of the vote. But really, was there ever a contest?
Last year, East Passyunk was entered into the ballot as two separate neighborhoods, split at Tasker Street according to the boundaries of the Passyunk Square Civic Association (Washington to Tasker, 6th to Broad) and East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (Tasker to Snyder, 8th to Broad). By the final round of voting, each neighborhood was a semifinalist.
Passyunk Square took the win over EPX, partly, we think, because the average person doesn’t know the boundaries or even considers the northern and southern halves as separate neighborhoods. We here at the Passyunk Post don’t really think of them as separate neighborhoods either, even though we do categorize posts by Passyunk Square and EPX. We only split them because so much is happening along the East Passyunk corridor.
No matter, though. The readers of Curbed got it right again, even without our help to promote the vote.