Mifflin Triangle Article in South Philly Review
Have you checked out the new Mifflin Triangle Park at 13th and Mifflin Streets? The new benches and chessboard table are such an improvement!
Here’s an article in the South Philly Review feauring quotes from EPX Civic Co-chair Joseph F. Marino.
â€œ[It] started out as a watering hole for the City of Philadelphia police horses and served as such until I was a teenager. It was torn apart and re-paved right before the 1976 National Bicentennial. Sometime during my grad school years it became the unlikely home to a rather undependable lotto kiosk, undependable in that they never seemed to have regular hours,â€ he said.
Heâ€™s enthusiastic about the space getting greened and celebrated the boxing statue that was installed in the spring of 2011.
â€œThe statue, a wonderful homage to middleweight boxing legend and once-resident Joey Gidardello, is a wonderful tribute to our neighborhoodâ€™s previous history full of famous boxers and boxing rings,â€ Marino, a resident of the 1900 block of South Jessup Street, said. On the arrival of Mifflin Triangle, Marino says â€œI couldnâ€™t be happier or prouder.â€