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    • Buildings where Stateside and Black 'N Brew are located saw property tax assessments more than double for 2018. | Jared Brey for PlanPhilly

Property-tax hikes stir worries in East Passyunk, Chinatown, South Street District

Ever since the 2015 campaign, Mayor Jim Kenney has said that supporting commercial corridors is key to his vision for revitalizing the city’s neighborhoods. And while it hasn’t necessarily rolled out…

    • PPA lot at 1339 South 12th Street| Dena Driscoll

Parking Authority plan to put billboards on neighborhood parking lots contested

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) wants to make a little extra cash by selling advertising space in a handful of its parking lots and garages. Community activists, who don’t want billboards…

    • Free Library Percent for Art - dioramas by Colette Fu | Art Commission, Jan. 2017

Art Commission supports Don Quixote pedestrian plaza, library art, but not PPA lot billboard

The Art Commission’s meeting Wednesday began the year with a bang. The contentious proposal to deaccession stained glass bus shelters on Chestnut Street consumed much of the energy, but the rest…

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ABOUT PASSYUNK

Passyunk, or Passyunk Square, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. This neighborhood extends from Washington Avenue to Tasker Street and from 6th Street to Broad Street. The area gets its name from an Indian village which later became a 1000 acre parcel given to Lt. Swen Shute. Passyunk’s history, like many South Philadelphia neighborhoods, lies heavily in colonial times, when General George Washington housed his troops on Federal Street. The area also boasts a vibrant park on land originally bought for a new county prison. The area is best known for its exceptional shopping and restaurants which line Passyunk Avenue all the way from Tasker Street to Broad Street. Today Passyunk is home to the Italian Market, a culturally rich open air market specializing in Italian groceries and authentic Italian delicacies. Pats the King of Steaks and Gino’s Steaks, the cheesesteak rivals set across the street from each other, also call Passyunk their home.


RESOURCES

East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association

Passyunk Square Civic Association

South Philly Review on Passyunk Square



Passyunk, spelled in old deeds and records Perslajingh, Passayunk, Passyonck, Passajon, Passajungh, Passaming and Paisajungh, the name of a Native American village.
One of two fortifications built in 1747, the Association Battery was located at the foot of Wharton Street, with 27 cannons aimed out over the Delaware River to stop any French and Spanish privateers
Sparks Shot Tower
The Shot Tower was the first of its kind in the nation and only one of five left intact.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN PASSYUNK

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