South Street between Broad and 18th Streets in Center City was blocked off Saturday afternoon for the 5th annual Bloktoberfest.
Aggressive business and development efforts are underway to turn the once hippest street in town into a popular destination again.
Drivers, be warned. Center City will be even more clogged than usual, especially after 7 p.m. for the next six weeks, as crews scrape and then pave seven miles of streets in the heart of town.
There are old porcelain dolls, taxidermy bears and boars and specimens in jars and jewelry made out of insects and animal bones for sale.
Cupcakes have become quite a big thing in the Philadelphia area, and now pies are about to follow. Magpie is an artisan pie shop that opens in August at 1622 South Street.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is hosting a new exhibit that tells the stories of some of the refugees who have fled from their country and are re-settling in the city.
“It was a place that was open all night — people hung out there,” notes South Street historian Joel Spivak, who says that Levis’ hot dogs and cherry sodas were legendary.
On June 27th at about 3:15 a.m., two unknown males attempted to get into the Bicycle Therapy Bike Shop located at 2211 South Street.
Fire was reported about 10:30am at Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, at 3rd and South Streets. Dozens of firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the first floor of the building.
If you order your cheesesteak “with” at Jim’s on South Street, you’d better specify onions.
These trendy havens in Philadelphia draw crowds in with drink specials and keep them for their eccentricity, providing underground music, cheap beer and grunge appeal to more than just hipsters. Flannel is optional–but highly recommended.
March of the Sombreros takes place tonight on South Street. What is it?
As always, the public is invited to show off their Easter finery.
A big, blank wall at the corner of 6th and South Streets in South Philadelphia will soon be a giant mural to showcase one of Philadelphia’s most famous bands, The Roots.
KeVen Parker has begun a year-long campaign to do random acts of kindness throughout the area. First up was paying the grocery store bill for a woman named Shirley.