Dept. of Minor Miracles: Nobody Is Parked on the Broad Street Median Today

Look Ma, no cars in the median! | Photos: Holly Otterbein

Look Ma, no cars in the median! | Photos: Holly Otterbein

This morning, South Philly residents awoke to see something most of them had never seen in their lifetimes: South Broad Street completely free of parked cars in its median.

That was the first miracle. The second was this: the Philadelphia Parking Authority only had to tow away a handful of them.  Read more »

PPA: We’ll Tow Your Car If You Park In the Middle of Broad Street During DNC

Photograph by Claudia Gavin

Photograph by Claudia Gavin

People have been parking their cars in the middle of Broad Street for as long as anyone can remember, even though it’s against the law. It’s just one of those Philly things, and one that has apparently been going on for at least 100 years. But one agency known best for killing everyone’s fun has announced that your car will be towed if you attempt to park it on the South Broad Street median during the Democratic National Convention. Read more »

An Electric Light Mural Just Arrived in South Philly

A light installation titled “Electric Street” just arrived in South Philly, and it looks exactly how it sounds.

The mural is the brainchild of artist David Guinn and lighting designer Drew Billiau, and it’s up and ready to view on Percy Street, just south of 9th and Wharton streets. Streets Dept.’s Conrad Benner has pinned the location on Google maps, since it’s a little difficult to find.

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Bok Adds Six New Tenants, Immersive Art Exhibit

Photo Courtesy of Klip Collective

Photo Courtesy of Klip Collective

The former Bok Technical High School — now just known as “Bok” and owned by Scout Ltd., added six new tenants and an immersive temporary art exhibit this week.

The building is at just over 10 percent occupancy of its approximately 216,000 square feet of leasable space, Liz Maillie, leasing manager for Scout Ltd. told Philadelphia magazine.

The new tenants include the Garces Foundation, Top Banana Printing, Revival Letterpress, Philly Security Shell and a furniture design company, Milder Office. Read more »

A House With a Lot of Stuff In It in South Philly

1010 Tasker St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 | Images from Leonardo Real Estate

1010 Tasker St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 | Images from Leonardo Real Estate

Behind this typical modest South Philly rowhouse facade is something that is truly unique. That is to say, there’s nothing else like it, at least not in Philadelphia.

This is one of those rare homes where the broker’s description utterly fails to do the place justice: Read more »

So That Burnt Party Bus? Officials Say It Was Operating Illegally

It's not hard to see how this could have ended tragically. (Photo by Brian Howard)

It’s not hard to see how this could have ended tragically. Photo | Brian Howard

We’ve all been having some good laughs over the Double Dz party bus that was burnt to a crisp on Broad Street last weekend, because with a slippery, fast-talking guy like Double Dz owner Blake Harris and tales and photos from the bachelorette party that used the bus the night that it burned, it’s hard not to at least chuckle a little. But in reality, this is no laughing matter. Read more »

Bachelorette Says Party Turned Into a “Nightmare” Thanks to Burnt Party Bus [UPDATED]

Bachelorette Genine MacMullen (left) and friends party inside Double Dz party bus on Saturday night.

Bachelorette Genine MacMullen (left) and friends party inside Double Dz party bus on Saturday night.

UPDATE 3/15/2016 4 p.m.: Officials now say that the Double Dz party bus that burst into flames was operating illegally, and two Pennsylvania agencies are investigating. Go here for the full story.

ORIGINAL:

Every married woman has fond memories of her bachelorette party. There’s the puking, the girlfriends who inevitably get into a fight over something pretty stupid, the embarrassing Instagram photos of silly hats, sashes, and novelty penis cups, and, if you’re lucky enough to be Port Richmond bachelorette Ginene MacMullen, there’s also the party bus that bursts into flames. Read more »

Party Bus Burnt to a Crisp on Broad Street [UPDATED]

All photos by Brian Howard.

All photos | Brian Howard

UPDATE 3/14/2016 2:15 p.m.: We spoke to a woman who says she was riding the party bus when it went up in flames. For the full story, go here.

ORIGINAL:

Based on the number of people currently snapping photos out at the corner of Broad and Federal, it seems that South Philadelphia has a new tourist attraction: This burnt party bus. Read more »

Worker Dead at South Philly Restaurant

Highway Patrol Images | Wikimedia Commons

Highway Patrol Images | Wikimedia Commons

A 54-year-woman was found dead, her throat slashed, Thursday night in the basement of a South Philly restaurant.

NBC10 reports police were called around 9 p.m. to Lee’s Cafe and Bistro near Fifth and Washington; the woman — a worker at the restaurant — was found dead in the basement. Read more »

South Philly Makes List of Best Christmas Lights in the U.S.

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.

Where’s the best place to see holiday lights in all of Pennsylvania? Travel + Leisure agrees that it’s right here in Philly.

The site rounded up commercial and private property displays that were worthy of representing their state in a compilation of best Christmas lights to see in the U.S. One of the most famous displays, South Philly’s “Miracle on South 13th Street,” came out on top for Pennsylvania.

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