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Tag Archives | Broad Street

What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Designer-owned Broad Street brownstone edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 2,778 sq. ft. home right on Broad Street. The designer-owned brownstone is complete with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and plenty of lavish details (have you ever wanted a separate space for an au pair or guests? You have it here).

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If you have $769,900 to spend, this home at 1630 S. Broad St. could be yours.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Updated Cascia Center renderings feature scaled-down building height

Over the summer the plans for a Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth returned in a big way. Plans presented back in 2014 were for a single-story facility that would give St. Rita’s church additional space as a “peacemaking” facility. When plans reemerged after receiving criticism for not using the location’s potential, things changed in a big way.

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Since the summertime, the plans have been scaled back slightly. Instead of the height being about the same as that of the church, the mixed-use building is now proposed at five-stories.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Kind notes and sidewalk art brings positivity to vandalism site

South Philly Co-op Playschool‘s parents and children, along with other area residents, have been taking to the Meglio Furs storefront at Broad and Wharton to spread positivity after last week’s post-election vandalism.

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The playschool spent Sunday drawing chalk art at the location, while others have been using post-its to spread messages like, “I stand with you against hate.” Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Newbold 

Spotted: Trump-related graffiti in South Philly

The outcome of the 2016 presidential race brings us a new president-elect, Donald Trump. With the election of this new leader for the country, South Philly is seeing some Trump-related graffiti, including a swastika spray painted onto Meglio Furs and other acts of vandalism around the city.

“Trump Rules” and swastikas are just some of what has been appearing on cars, homes and storefronts. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Civic Design Review votes in support of Lincoln Square

The mixed-use development from the Alterra Group being planned for Broad and Washington received support from the Civic Design Review earlier this week, but not without a few critiques.

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The Lincoln Square project is expected to include nine-stories and 322 apartments, with a mix of retail tenants on the ground floor, and even a grocery store being planned for the historic train shed.

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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 punk@passyunkpost.com.


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.

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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 

Take a look at new renderings for Broad and Washington Lincoln Square development

From the start, the Lincoln Square development proposed for the north-west-side of Broad and Washington has received much more positive feedback than Bart Blatstein’s massive development across the street. Residents attending community meetings for the project have gone as far as saying that this is a “transformative and beneficial” change for this location.

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The Alterra Group plans to bring a mix of residential and retail space with a nine-story development including 322 apartments, 455 parking spots in the garage, a grocery store tenant for the historic train shed, along with other retail shops along the street-level. The Civic Design Review will soon be weighing in on the project, so we have some new renderings to share.

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