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Where to find Pokémon in South Philly

Available for just two weeks now, Pokémon Go is already breaking records. With more than 26 million daily users, the free smart phone app gets more play every day than Twitter’s and Facebook’s apps. Just last weekend, a group of hackers attacked the Pokémon Go servers, causing the game to lock up, deny logins, and take an unusually long time to load.

If hackers are after you, you know you’re on to something good.

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Philadelphians have not been letting the overwhelmed servers stop them from stalking like sleepwalkers up and down the city’s narrow streets, one eye on their phones, the other on the sidewalk, ever alert for the next Pokémon to come along. Hopefully they are as alert to oncoming vehicles. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Wish Nick Elmi of Laurel luck in tonight’s ‘Top Chef’ finale, and maybe win Flavors tickets

It’s a big night for a little Passyunk restaurant. Top Chef contestant Nick Elmi, who opened his BYOB Laurel at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave. in November, is competing in the show’s finale tonight.

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And no, we will not announce who won on this site or on our Twitter feed, because we DVR the show, too, and also want to be surprised.

Bonus: If you show your support on Twitter by including @epassyunkave and #passyunk4elmi in your tweets between 9 and 11:30 p.m., you’ll be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Flavors of the Avenue festival on April 26.

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Technically Philly likes Passyunk Post – oh, and hyperlocal news

The local tech-news website Technically Philly checked in on the state of hyperlocal news, and they drew heavily on these parts for their story and video, with a particular focus on Passyunk Post founder/editor Albert Stumm.

Say hi, Albert. Screen grab from the website.

Say hi, Albert. Screen grab from the website.

They also interviewed people from the Fishtown Spirit and mentioned the Frankford Gazette, but tucked inside, there’s also a quote from Cassie Knox, who volunteers as communications committee chair for the Passyunk Square Civic Association.

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Four South Philly ‘hoods being marketed to tourists

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation recently launched a campaign to get the tourists to think past the Liberty Bell and realize there’s a whole city out there.

Aimed at getting visitors to stay longer, the campaign highlights 14 neighborhoods in all, including Bella Vista, Graduate Hospital, East Passyunk and Pennsport.

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But a sliver…

Each hood gets its own slick page, complete with a video highlighting the best of each neighborhood. You, dear readers, may be able to guess what the best might be, but much of the businesses would never be seen otherwise by some of our less adventurous visitors.

Check ‘em out here. It’s worth a look.

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