The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) recently launched their new Philadelphia Neighborhoods campaign. This campaign encourages residents and visitors to explore fourteen neighborhoods which were chosen because of their amenities and proximity to Center City.

The East Passyunk neighborhood was selected as one of the spotlighted neighborhoods.

Check out the new logo GPTMC designed for us!:

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and here is an excerpt from the website:

Philly’s original guard commingling with fresh new faces is a recurrent phenomenon in modern Philadelphia, and no neighborhood shows off the fruits of such open-minded growth better than East Passyunk.

For years, insiders have flocked to the South Philadelphia neighborhood for its restaurants, particularly its red-gravy Italian spots. The neighborhood surrounding the avenue—a diagonal interruption to Philadelphia’s grid layout—has enjoyed revitalizations in recent years, creating a sort of renaissance for the thoroughfare itself.

Visitors who stroll down Passyunk (pronounced ‘pashunk’ by those in the know) find eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, vintage clothing stores, gastropubs, excellent Mexican and sushi fare, as well as the amazing Italian eateries that first made this street famous—not to mention the two across-the-street cheesesteak rivals, Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks.

The neighborhood is now garnering national praise for its fantastic restaurants, with Food & Wine magazine recently naming East Passyunk Avenue one of the 10 Best Foodie Streets In America.

(Note: ALL five eateries and shops mentioned in the Food & Wine article are in the EPX boundaries!!!)

See the full page here.

recycle

Do you participate in Recycling Rewards? If you have City trash service and haven’t signed up yet, go to www.PhillyRecyclingPays.com and start earning rewards every time you recycle!

If you already participate, check out the 11 Philadelphia Schools selected by Recyclebank to raise money for an environmental project through points donations through their Green Schools Program. The program awards schools grant money for student projects that will make a positive environmental impact on their communities. Schools earn money based on point donations made to their project. The Green Schools Program partner, Domtar Corporation will donate an additional $500 to every school that raises at least 50% of their goal.

To encourage Philadelphians to donate their points, Philadelphia Streets Department Commissioner Tolson has provided an incentive so that anyone who donates at least 2,000 points can reserve a 32 gallon recycling bin!

South Philadelphia High School
Donate points here: https://www.recyclebank.com/contest/index/school/id/62/

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Land Beautification and Cultivation
Budget: $2500
South Philadelphia High School is an urban neighborhood public school in the School District of Philadelphia. Currently, 917 students, grades 9‐12.
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From the: South Philly Review

Top Tier Volunteers

Top Tier Volunteers

Members of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s Education Committee devoted Wednesday morning to tidying up Southwark School, 1835 S. Ninth St. The 10 residents moved furniture, organized the auditorium and a teacher resource room and touched up five bulletin boards.

You can see the bulletin boards here!

Join us on Wednesday December 19th @ 7PM for our next zoning meeting @ the EPX Center 1729 S 11th St.

Agenda:

1314 SIGEL ST: Interior and exterior renovations to replace rear addition joist and rafter damage.

2000 S 10TH ST: Legalization of signage and two-family residences.

1218 MIFFLIN ST (Artisan Boulanger Patissier): Council ordinance for outdoor seating in front of bakery.