First-Time Find: New Tradition in Whitman for $287.5K

2224 S. 5th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Hearthside

Crown moldings and a contemporary stone fireplace.

An honest-to-God vestibule with coat hooks that opens onto an open plan main floor.

Traditional wooden stair rails set against a modern stone backdrop, and ceiling fans everywhere.

You might say this nicely renovated rowhome in the Whitman section of South Philly has an identity crisis. Or you would if the past and the present didn’t harmonize so well. Read more »

Trans Worker Says Coffee Shop Fired Them After They Reported Harassment

Function Coffee Labs | Photo by Avante Edmonds

A former employee at South Philly’s Function Coffee Labs says they were terminated after making complaints about harassment on the job from a “transphobic” customer who frequented the shop.

The former employee, who identifies as transgender and prefers they/them pronouns, spoke with Philly Mag exclusively about their experience and requested anonymity because “it is often difficult for transgender people to find employment.” Read more »

Who on Earth Is Shooting Pigeons With Blow Darts in South Philly?

Whether you’re one to feed pigeons from park benches, chase after them, or refer to them as “rats with wings,” you can probably agree that no matter how much of a nuisance they are, they don’t deserve to be shot with blow darts.

I mean, pigeons are actually pretty cool. For starters, they’re the same type of bird as doves, which have a much better rep. They can fly hundreds of miles without stopping, they have an extremely low divorce rate, and studies have shown that they’re experts at finding their way home partly because they can read the earth’s magnetic field.  Read more »

Police Say Owner of South Philly Day Care Sexually Assaulted Two Kids

Philly Kids Gym and Sprouts Children’s Center on 9th Street (Photo by Zach Kocis)

This is a developing story.

At a press conference at Special Victims Unit headquarters in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Police Department announced that the owner of a South Philadelphia day care facility has been placed under arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting two young children. Read more »

Standout South Philly Indian Restaurant Moving to The Bourse

South Philly Sausage Fest/Twitter

After a year and eight months open just off West Passyunk Avenue, Best of Philly winner Chaat and Chai will close this weekend (Friday or Saturday will be the last day — check Facebook later this week for an official date).

Fans of the restaurant needn’t worry, though. It will reopen at The Bourse’s impending chef-driven food hall in Spring 2018.

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