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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Newbold 

Spotted: Broad Street median oven edition

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

There have been plenty of debates over the Broad Street median parking issue ever since the center strip parking was temporarily banned during the Democratic National Convention. Parking is such a hot topic issue these days that even kitchen appliances are getting in on the fun.


In a mix of South Philly savesies and Broad Street median parking, we present you with the median oven.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

Pig runs loose on Washington Avenue, captured by ACCT with the help of cat food

Did you happen to see a pig running loose on Washington Avenue this holiday weekend? Well, you weren’t imagining it.


Photo by Dave Lembeck, via Philly Mag.

Animal Care and Control Team, along with some residents who spotted the pig running loose, went on a wild chase to catch this pig on Labor Day. All it took was a full team of ACCT employees and a can of cat food to eventually lead to the pig’s capture.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing :  Whitman 

‘Cambodia Town’ has its own song, music video

We’ve talked about “Cambodia Town” on the Passyunk Post before, sharing news of new businesses like Boba & Co. and I Heart Cambodia and even talk about the plan to create a business association to bring together the community here.

To bring more fuel to the cause to formally dub this area as ”Cambodia Town,” there is now a song dedicated to this culture-rich neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Old Buckminster’s signage defaced with expletive

Buckminster’s closed in early-June, having served food and drink at the neo-bistro for less than a year. A short time later, Ori Feibush announced plans to reimagine the space at 21st and Federal with a “simple but new concept” for a restaurant.


Work may be underway on the spot, but that hasn’t stopped someone from messing with the signage from the now-closed Buckminster’s. The “B” has been altered to turn the sign into an expletive that we’re sure you can guess (and you can see below).

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Which is the correct spelling of this Passyunk Square street: Ernst or Ernest?

It’s a case of mistaken street names. Is Ernst correct, or is Ernest the name of this Passyunk Square street? The street sign spells it one way, Google Maps spells it another.

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Photo of Google Maps’ incorrect street name spelling.

Residents are confused, so which is correct? According to city records, the street was renamed in 1858 as Ernst and despite incorrect street signs and confusion over the years, this is still the correct spelling of the street name.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Spotted: Political street art of Trump and Rizzo posted in Bella Vista

Just about a year ago, some Donald Trump street art popped up throughout the city, including a spot at the former Triangle Park lot.

A photo posted by Conrad Benner (@streetsdept) on

Now there’s some new politically-fueled art in South Philly, with a series of wheatpasted pieces by Joe Boruchow. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Take Me Anywhere’ hitchhiking project lands him in South Philly

Shia LaBeouf’s “Take Me Anywhere” art project has been literally been taking him anywhere and everywhere across the country.

Casually meeting my OG BFF from Dubai after EIGHT years… And Shia LaBeouf.

A photo posted by Stupid Sinha (@stupidudit) on

Over the weekend, that project brought him to South Philly. Continue Reading →

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