He found plenty to like…
Last week we spotted some scaffolding up over Keith Haring’s iconic mural at 22nd and Ellsworth, and after a brief moment of anxiety, we quickly realized that the Mural Arts Program was starting to restore the mural.
There was a bit of a fright among mural-lovers last year when the iconic mural was partially covered up by a developer who bought the building. Naked Philly went so far as to say Art Assaulted at 22nd and Ellsworth as stucco started creeping over the edges of the painting.
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It was only in November that we told you about a new sandwich shop at 1703 S. 11th St. called Lil Snuff’s, which had some well-crafted old-school delights on its menu.
The one sandwich we had – the Forget About It chicken cutlet – was tasty, but we never went back. Maybe that’s why it closed.
Mayor Nutter hopped on a trolley yesterday and stopped into three of the 14 neighborhoods now being promoted to tourists by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. Two of them, naturally, were in South Philly.
Nutter strolled Baltimore Avenue in the Cedar Park section of West Philly, near 50th Street, before heading south for a stop at the fountain and a little walk down Passyunk. He then continued his tour by heading to South Street.
Owner Nicola Vittoria has cultivated a decidedly new-age feel at the shop, which has a much wider selection than we expected.
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.
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.