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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:  Newbold 

Broad and Tasker musicians mural to be unveiled on Saturday

The new musicians mural is going up at Broad and Tasker behind Valley Green Bank this week to replace the deteriorating mural at 9th and Wharton. The musicians mural was designed by Eric Okdeh in a slightly updated style from the previous piece created in 2004 by Peter Pagst.

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On Saturday, October 15, the mural will be unveiled to the public.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

New Passyunk and Tasker window installation serves as a reminder to vote

During the holiday season, the corner house at Passyunk and Tasker is transformed with window installations to show off some of South Philly’s history. Previous years have included South Philly’s celebrity past and photos of neighborhood residents decorating the windows of the three-story property.

While it’s not Christmastime just yet, residents Kate Mellina and Dave Christopher are at it again, this time with friendly reminders to voice your opinion in this upcoming election.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Musicians mural to find new home at Broad and Tasker

The deteriorating musicians mural at 9th and Wharton is about to get a new home and an updated design. About a year ago fundraising efforts and the search for a location began for the mural of the likes of Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Jerry Blavat and others.

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The preliminary design plans and location have now been unveiled. Broad and Tasker, behind Valley Green Bank, will be the new home of the mural.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Dog runs in the works under I-95 in Pennsport, here’s a look at renderings

Is Pennsport going to the dogs? Last week we told you about the proceedings at a Dickinson Square West Civic Association meeting regarding the creation of a dog run for Dickinson Square.

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That meeting highlighted some of the negativity surrounding a dog run for the park, but it was also made clear that many residents, even those opposed to that specific location, want to see this happen somewhere in the neighborhood. Another separate group of residents is now working on plans for a dog run, this one located under I-95.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Rival Bros Coffee to open in former Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker

Pretty soon East Passyunk Avenue will have a new spot to grab a cup of joe.

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Rival Bros Coffee, the Philly-based custom coffee roasters with a shop at 24th and Lombard, will soon be joining Black and Brew, Chhaya and others on the avenue in serving coffee. This shop is set to open in the former Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker.

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What's Happening in:  Grays Ferry 

$1.2 million in improvements coming to Lanier Playground at 29th and Tasker

A meeting was held last week to present the final version of improvements that will be coming to this Grays Ferry park.

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Photo from the Grays Ferry Civic Association.

Lanier Playground at 29th and Tasker will be seeing as much as $1.2 million in improvements. The plans for this include stormwater improvements that are currently happening at the park, along with plans for a baseball field, dog park, walking path, sprinkler park and more.

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