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East Passyunk creams Fishtown in Curbed.com’s best neighborhood contest

For the second year in a row, East Passyunk has been voted as the city’s best neighborhood in a poll on Curbed.com.

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.

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3 Responses to East Passyunk creams Fishtown in Curbed.com’s best neighborhood contest

  1. Hmmm January 2, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    “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.” ….what? Refer to last years posts/comments and it’s clear people know exactly what the difference is between the two…and voted Passyunk Square the winner.

    • Albert Stumm January 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

      Do you really think there’s a difference between the two?

    • David G January 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

      As someone on the board of one of the civics, I can absolutely confirm that most people have no idea where the two neighborhoods stop and start. That said, we shall fight to the death over the important Tasker borderline.

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