Monday, December 2, 2013

Pennsport Twitter Roundup: Lot Development, Chroma Dolls Replace a Mummer, Robbery on the Avenue, and Pennsport Rowhome Love


Welcome to the Pennsport Twitter Roundup, a magical place where we painstakingly cobble together a few of the important Pennsport topics seen on Twitter over the weekend. 

If you're on the Twitter, follow @pennsporter for some relatively useful news about Pennsport and beyond.
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This certainly caused a little stir, huh? Apparently, the city owns the huge lot near The Shamrock and Herron Park Sprayground and now wants to offload it to a developer - interesting. Here is what Dr. James Moylan, President of the Pennsport Civic Association, had to say about it:
"There has been a hold put on any action on this site. Pending further discussions with the neighbors and other stakeholders. Any and all options will be considered and what ever works best for the city, neighbors and neighborhood, will be the focus...It's nice to see the neighbors take an active role in what's going on in the community."
We've been covering the development boom in this part of the 'hood since the beginning - so, keep it locked here for more information. 

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You know that great mural on the side of the Snyder Avenue ShopRite that looks to encompass the all of the great aspects of the neighborhood? Then you probably have seen the creepy Mummer dude that is featured on the mural as well. Turns out that Chroma Dolls, "a fine art collective specializing in public murals," is swapping out the old, beat mummer for this awesome one and should be done sometime this week. As always, we'll keep you posted on the progress.

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Some scary news broke over the weekend that Kin's Laundromat (Moyamensing Ave. & Mifflin St.) was targeted in a violent robbery. From the article; "A 58-year-old laundromat employee told police two males entered the business and one of them stated, 'give me the money' before striking him in the head twice with what he believe to be a hammer. The second male took $700 from a filing cabinet and the two fled on foot." One man has been charged and the other in still on the loose.

Remember, while Pennsport is generally safe, it's important that we look out for each other and be aware of our surroundings. If you see something fishy, call it in to the police and let the proper authorities handle it. Stay safe this holiday season.

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A 58-year-old laundromat employee told police two males entered the business and one of them stated, "Give me the money" before striking him in the head twice with what he believed to be a hammer. The second male took $700 from a filing cabinet drawer and the two fled on foot.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Man-arrested-in-violent-Pennsport-robbery.html#uAjL8sr4iz1YlWXs.99
A 58-year-old laundromat employee told police two males entered the business and one of them stated, "Give me the money" before striking him in the head twice with what he believed to be a hammer. The second male took $700 from a filing cabinet drawer and the two fled on foot.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Man-arrested-in-violent-Pennsport-robbery.html#uAjL8sr4iz1YlWXs.99

Let's end this Pennsport Twitter Roundup with some positive news. The above quote is from the most recent Philadelphia Magazine featuring The Millenial Revolution. The quote speaks to the shift in mindset from condo-owning Baby Boomer parents to their rowhome renovating kids. With the population of Philadelphia slowly growing in recent years, it's the Millenial's that are starting to "shape the city" by throwing down  their roots within city limits and setting up shop outside of the traditional hot spots of Rittenhouse Square and Old City.

I do find it interesting that Pennsport is the quote. While it's true that there have been plenty of renovated rowhomes, it certainly isn't the only game in the 'hood as multiple large (read:expensive) condo developments are in various phases in the heart of Pennsport. Can Pennsport strike a balance between affordable, traditional living and the luxury town home invasion?

The issue is on newsstands now - give it a look for yourself.

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