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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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 »
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 »
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 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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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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 »
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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Behold, the avocado fries at Wild Burrito. | Photo via Facebook
Hat tip the Passyunk Post for today’s little nugget of deliciousness. They’ve got details on a new burrito joint headed to South Philly that’ll cater to gluten-free and vegan diners, with one particularly intriguing menu item: avocado fries.
We’ll wait while you wipe up the drool from your keyboard … Read more »
South Philly Holiday Lights Run | Photo via Facebook
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, runner friends. The annual and always amazing South Philly Holiday Lights Run returns tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more psyched. Read more »