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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

New mural being completed above Morning Glory restaurant at 10th and Fitzwater

A new mural, featuring a coffee cup with eye balls popping out of it, is currently going up at 10th and Fitzwater, above Morning Glory restaurant.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Broad and Washington snow pile gets a graffiti makeover

We recently asked you how long it would take for the massive post-blizzard snow pile to melt at Broad and Washington.

The snow is still there, but it’s now seen a Valentine’s Day graffiti treatment from street artist Keech.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Blast from the Past Spotted: Shoppers on East Passyunk Avenue in the 1980’s

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to 

While we may have the 1980’s back on East Passyunk Avenue with an escape the room attraction, here’s a blast from the past showing how much has really changed in 35 years.


Photo from Temple University’s Special Collections Research Center

This photo from Temple University’s Special Collections Research Center shows what the area once looked like. The one still recognizable location is Marra’s, which has been here for almost 90 years.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Anyone know what this brick pit is under a Pennsport backyard?

Have you ever wondered what lies below your home? Well, these Pennsport homeowners took some initiative by digging a hole in their backyard, and they found something pretty interesting.


Photo provided by homeowner Eve Egerter.

Their home on the 200 block of Dickinson Street was built around the 1830’s. Upon digging the hole of the outhouse pit in their backyard, they found arched bricks that continue down into what they say “appear(s) to be tunnels.” So, Pennsport experts, any idea of what this brick pit could be?

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What a year! 600,000 page views, 60,000 readers, 800 posts and 1 sleeping Santa

To our dearly beloved readers, advertisers and contributors,

Thank you so much for a wonderful year – more than 600,000 page views! We’ve been blessed in 2013 with so many things, but especially your loyal readership, which is now more than 20,000 unique visitors a month. Thanks for all the tips, comments, Facebook likes, retweets and so much more. And a special shoutout goes to Samantha Slade of Auspicious Consulting, who really helped us out in a pinch. Samantha, you rock.

We’re going to take a few days to rest, and come back Monday with a guide to what’s happening on New Year’s Eve around South Philly.

Happy Holidays! We’ll see you in a few days.

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