Tuesday, April 29, 2014

PlazaPalooza 2014

Don't forget PlazaPalooza 2014, Saturday May 3 (rain date May 4) from 1 to 7 pm. At the triangle formed by South and 23rd Streets with Grays Ferry Avenue.


 More info here.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Discuss Quality of Life Issues with District 17 Police Officers

From the SOSNA calendar:
SOSNA Office
1901 Christian Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
6:30-8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Triangles Fundraiser

From SOSNA's Facebook page:

More fun neighborhood events! As you may be aware, the expansion of Catharine Thorn park at 23rd and South has been scheduled for a six-month trial starting with PlazaPalooza (May 3). We need to raise funds to pay for the outdoor furniture, planters, and other various decor to fill the plaza during the trial. Please come out and party with your neighbors on April 19th at the parking lot at 23rd and Bainbridge Street from 1pm to 5pm. 

We'll be having an Easter egg hunt and setting up a bounce house, so bring the kids! All proceeds go towards the expansion of the fountain park expansion.

We are also having a voter registration drive. Bring five newly registered voter applications and get in for free!

Household Hazardous Waste Event - April 19

The Streets Department's next Household Hazardous Waste Pick-up Event is Saturday, April 19 at 8401 State Road at Ashburner Street.

Typical Materials Accepted at HHW Events

Computer Electronics and Televisions

Computer electronics are accepted at all HHW Events. Citizens may also bring their computer electronics to the Sanitation Convenience Centers.

Donate your used computer to the Freedom Rings Partnership – an organization providing broadband access and Internet training to low-income residents. Learn how to donate

Paint and Paint Related Materials

  • Solvent-based paints and stains
  • Paint thinner
  • Varnish
  • Paint stripper and paint brush cleaners
    (NOTE: Latex paint is not hazardous.)
  • Lawn and Garden Project and Outdoor Products
  • Pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides)
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Grill type propane cylinders (up to 20 lbs.)
  • Swimming pool chemicals

Kitchen, Bathroom Products and Cleaning Solvents

  • Cleaning solvents
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Bathroom and tile cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Oven cleaners
  • Drain cleaners

Automotive Products

  • Used motor oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Auto body repair products
  • Brake fluid
  • Degreasers

Flammable Materials

  • Kerosene
  • Old gasoline

Other Materials

  • Fluorescent Light Tubes (transport in original box if possible) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)
  • PCBs
  • Dioxin forming compounds
  • Mercury
  • Asbestos (Non-Friable Only) for Information on proper asbestos removal, go to City of Philadelphia Health Department's web site
  • Artists' paints
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Lead products, including solder, fishing weights, and similar items
  • Household Batteries
  • Rechargeable computer and cell phone batteries
  • Button cell batteries used for hearing aids, watches, and calculators
    (NOTE: Household batteries size D, C, AA, AAA and 9 volt are not considered hazardous.)

Other Household Products

  • Moth balls
  • Stain and spot removers

Used Motor Oil Drop-off Site Information

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring at the Triangle

Spring clean-up today and we turned on the fountain!

We also planted a new Redbud tree thanks to our friends at Grace Tavern.

And we took down the snowflakes that lighted up our dark winter nights.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Plans for the Lot East of Jamaican Jerk Hut

Naked Philly has renderings of what's going into the lot to the east of Jamaican Jerk Hut.  The developers are proposing a five-story, 32-unit mixed-use building for the site. View the plans and read more here.

Green Aisle Grocery

The former home at 2241 Grays Ferry Ave of Betty's Speakeasy and the former home of Juice! will be getting a new occupant -- Green Aisle Grocery. Read about it on Naked Philly here.

According to Naked Philly, "In case you're not familiar with the Green Aisle concept, they offer a small selection of high-end grocery items, focusing on local suppliers. Their motto is 'Know where your food comes from,' which we suspect will be embraced by the Rittenhouse/Fitler/Graduate Hospital set."

It's still a few weeks before they move in. Let's wish them well.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Crime Trends Through March in our Neighborhood

 The 17th District Police Force considers our neighborhood to be very safe.

Crime 2014-Jan 2014-Feb 2014-Mar Grand Total
Burglary Non-Residential 1 1
Burglary Residential 1 1
Robbery Firearm 1 1
Robbery No Firearm 1 1
Theft From Vehicle 1 1 2
Thefts 4 3 3 10
Grand Total 5 6 5 16

Location 2014-Jan 2014-Feb 2014-Mar Grand Total
1900 Block Lombard St 1 1
1900 Block Rodman St 1 1
1900 Block South St 1 1
2100 Block Lombard St 1 1
2100 Block Naudain St 1 1
2100 Block South St 1 1 2
2200 Block South St 3 3
2300 Block Grays Ferry Ave 1 1
2400 Block South St 1 1
500 Block S 23rd St 2 1 3
600 Block S 19th St 1 1
Grand Total 5 6 5 16