Reporting John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s a happy time along East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. The “Singing Fountain” at Tasker Street will be rededicated tonight after restoration, and that section of town got a profile in a major magazine.
The profile of East Passyunk is part of a two-page look at Philadelphia in the July-August issue of National Geographic Traveler. Overall, it’s about what to do in Philly in only 48 hours and writer Caroline Tiger chose East Passyunk for the “On Foot” subsection.
“It’s a traditionally Italian neighborhood that has been sort of taken over by the quote-unquote hipsters who have put their own stamp in it,” Tiger says.
Nancy Trachtenberg, owner of the B2 Cafe, mentioned in the article, likes the attention.
“We’re all hoping and praying that it was going to happen, all of us who set down our roots here, opening independent shops,” Trachtenberg says. “We saw the potential on Passyunk Avenue. It’s previous faded glory could be restored.”
And now, it can be shared with travel magazine readers.
Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060