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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 punk@passyunkpost.com. 


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.

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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:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Take a peek inside Mt. Sinai during the building’s final days

As the final days of Mt. Sinai are upon us, have you thought about the history behind the building that’s being demolished?

Conrad Benner of Streets Dept shared these photos from fellow Philadelphia photographer, @austinxc04 on Instagram, to document the interior of the deteriorating building prior to demolition.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Cool time-lapse video at East Passyunk Avenue and Broad Street

Property spotlighted this time-lapse video as their “Photo of the Week” and since it’s so cool, we might as well share it with you guys, too. 

A video posted by Chubs (@shaynemalcolm) on

Taken right by the new East Passyunk Avenue gateway, this time-lapse spotlights the hustle and bustle of a day at Passyunk and Broad.  Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: Pope merchandise for sale at 9th and Passyunk

South Philly sure is gearing up for the papal visit this weekend. With more crowded parking, high-priced rentals and more, this weekend should be an interesting one.

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If you’re looking to pick up some Pope Francis shirts to remember this weekend for all of the chaos it seems to be causing in the city, now’s your chance at 9th and Passyunk, across from Pat’s and Geno’s.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Queen Village 

Spotted: Trump posters by street artist Hanksy at former Triangle Park

If you’re wandering around the former Triangle Park space at 601 Christian St., you might catch a glimpse of one of these Donald Trump posters, created by street artist Hanksy.

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(Photo: Albert Stumm)

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Republican presidential candidate made some pretty ignorant statements about Mexican immigrants, so seeing Trump illustrated with a “Viva Mexico” sombrero is pretty fun.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: South Philly redefines the term hanging garden

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a South Philly resident by the name of Foamydog. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but cold weather is just around the corner. While that might send a chill down your spine, it shouldn’t stop you from squeezing out every last bit of goodness from your amazing backyard gardens. Case in point:

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At least nine squash hang from this cable line! (Photo: Foamydog)

One gardener on the 1500 block of S. Watts St. let nature take its course and allowed their squash grow on the cable and phone lines.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

First Pics: Gold Standard on Fitz is now open

The Gold Standard Cafe on Fitz is now open at 2001 Fitzwater St. The cafe already had a location on Baltimore Ave. in West Philly, but owners Roger Harmon and Vince Whittacre made the decision to open up a second location in a new neighborhood.

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Although by the same owners and under the same name, this Gold Standard location has a bit of a different selection than the West Philly spot.

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