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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Spotted: Bainbridge Green gets a colorful new sidewalk mural

While Bainbridge Green, the area between 3rd and 5th Streets on Bainbridge, is not getting redone just yet, the community space is seeing some smaller-scale updates in the form of public art.

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A new street art piece by Ryan Psota, or Lemon Sparkle Fantasy, is brightening the sidewalk of Bainbridge Green on 5th Street.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

New Passyunk and Tasker window installation serves as a reminder to vote

During the holiday season, the corner house at Passyunk and Tasker is transformed with window installations to show off some of South Philly’s history. Previous years have included South Philly’s celebrity past and photos of neighborhood residents decorating the windows of the three-story property.

While it’s not Christmastime just yet, residents Kate Mellina and Dave Christopher are at it again, this time with friendly reminders to voice your opinion in this upcoming election.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Spotted: Democratic National Convention donkeys installed around South Philly

The Democratic National Convention is coming to Philly at the end of the month, bringing tons of political action to the city. Along with increased activity, some improvements are also coming to the area, like the median mural being installed on South Broad Street.

Another one of the improvements is the installation of colorful donkeys throughout the city to represent the fifty states, along with Washington, D.C. and the six other U.S. territories. Those donkeys have been popping up around the city, including five at locations in South Philly.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Fleisher Art Memorial’s ‘Imagination Grove’ installed on Queen Street Tunnel

The Queen Street Tunnel between Front and Swanson Streets is just another tunnel, without much visual appeal. Fleisher Art Memorial, in partnership with the Queen Village Neighbors Association, has decided to change that.

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Over the weekend students, staff and volunteers of Fleisher worked to install the artworks created through the various programs at Fleisher, in addition to those made at the ARTspiration event earlier this month.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

Spotted: Dickinson Square West pothole filled with traffic cone still in it

Traffic cones are used for plenty of things in South Philly, as the PPD’s “no savesies” efforts during the winter months have shown. But have you ever seen a pothole being filled with a traffic cone still inside of it?

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Photo from Fox29.

That’s what happened in Dickinson Square West, just across from Dr. Brian Kron’s Eye Center at 1414 S. 5th St.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

South Philly ‘feelin the Bern’ as Bernie Sanders mural goes up at 22nd and Catharine – but it won’t be there forever

South Philly is truly “feelin’ the Bern.” Two street artists, Disto and Old Broads, are in the process of transforming the side of the building at 22nd and Catharine into a mural in honor of Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.


Not a Bernie Sanders fan? Don’t worry, this mural won’t be here forever. The building this mural is being completed on will be developed as a project by the same owners who completed the Ultimo development across the street.

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