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Tag Archives | Manton Street

What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Petition started to save 80-year-old tree at 2nd and Manton

Plans proposed for 1212 S. 2nd St. call for a three-story trinity home to be built on a small, 14 ft. x 20 ft., lot in Pennsport. In order for that plan to become a reality, it “would force cutting almost half the branches [of an 80-year-old-tree].”

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Nearby residents have started a petition to block this development for the sake of saving the tree. According to those who started this campaign to keep this tree thriving, an arborist has assessed that if that many of the large branches will be removed, the shock could kill the tree, or it could otherwise become unbalanced and fall.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Garbage truck gets stuck on 100 block of Manton Street

It looks like one garbage truck got into a little trouble in Pennsport last week.

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Photo by Reddit user Opbombshellivy.

This Streets Department vehicle decided it was a good idea to move barriers and drive through an area where work was being done to fix a sinkhole on the 100 block of Manton Street. Good idea, right?

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Federal Donuts is closed for maintenance in Pennsport, to reopen in late August

The (original) Federal Donuts in Pennsport will be temporarily closed at least until Aug. 25 to take care of some maintenance issues.

Pennsport location, pic from Philly Phoodie

Pennsport location, pic from Philly Phoodie

Federal Donuts, located at 1219 S. 2nd Street (Manton Street), told us that the “shop needs some love” and that they’ll be back with new flavors after the repairs and deep cleaning are completed. They didn’t say exactly what needed to be repaired, but the promise of new flavors is an exciting proposition.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

SoPhilly Spotlight: $345k in Point Breeze edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight starts with a question: Are people really paying nearly $350,000 to buy in Point Breeze?

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Excuse the ignorance if this isn’t the anomaly we think it is, especially since this 3-bed, 3-bath home (yes, that’s a lot) has about 1,800 square feet (also a lot), a finished basement (nice) and a roof deck (oh, yeah). It’s at 1924 Manton St., which is in a booming part of Point Breeze and around the corner from an OCF Cafe and Breezy’s Cafe.

But that just seems like a lot, right?

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Sensible edition

Yes, you can still afford to buy a good house in South Philly. This one even has a finished basement.

Coming in at a sensible $174,900, this week’s SoPhilly Spotlight  is a 2-bed, 1-bath renovated rowhouse at 1519 Manton St. that has everything you need just a couple blocks from a subway stop (and Boot & Saddle).

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From the listing, by Tri-County Realty:

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

Spotted: Huge car fire at 6th and Manton

What a way to be woken up in the middle of the night.

Thanks to reader @showdiz for tweeting us the picture.

Thanks to reader @showdiz for tweeting us the picture.

This car caught fire (was set on fire?) about 2 a.m. on Thursday at 6th and Manton streets. A rep at the Office of the Fire Commissioner said a determination about the cause of the fire hadn’t yet been made.

Have a picture of something the rest of the world should see? Email it to us at  punk@passyunkpost.com or send us a tweet @PassyunkPost and we’ll feature it in Spotted.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Mayor Nutter to cut ribbon for newly refurbished Manton Street community garden

The once-dead park on 4th and Manton streets has been transformed into the Manton Street Community Garden and Park, and there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. with Mayor Nutter and other bigwigs.

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The event will also feature a block party with food, stilt-walkers, face painting, crafts and more.

Manton Street Park was originally a pocket park in the 1960s, but over the years it became neglected and filled with debris. Resident Mark Berman, the president of the Manton Street Park and Community Garden, took up the cause in 2011 and fliered the neighborhood to gauge interest in cleaning the park.

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