By Bill Chenevert
As the Philadelphia Museum of Art says it, "imagine encountering Vincent van Gough's 'Sunflowers' along a bike path, or Claude Monet's 'The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny' in the middle of the park."
By Joseph Myers
When Tommy Nardini and Gino Tripoli enrolled at St. Neumann-Goretti High School, in 2011, they hoped to intensify their friendship and continue the winning tradition of the institution's baseball team.
Police have collared a suspect in an East Passyunk Crossing-situated shooting.
On April 26, Mike Giammarino, the owner of Gennaro’s Tomato Pie, 1429 Jackson St., opened Grace & Pat’s, 1533 S. 11th St., the former home of Da Vinci Ristorante.
A man robbed a boy in East Passyunk Crossing Saturday.
Authorities responded to the area of Fifth and Mifflin streets at 6:04 p.m. April 23 and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his right cheek, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.
An at-large figure made off with cash and cigarettes in burglarizing an East Passyunk Crossing establishment.
The Tolentine Community Center and Development Corporation, 1025 Mifflin St., is just about 25 years old and has enjoyed a convenient lease with the City of Philadelphia since inception.
By SPR Staff
Owning a bakery along East Passyunk Avenue was not Bonnie Sarana’s straight-out-of-college career plan. Instead, she ventured into the world of finance, handling retail brokerage sales of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
By Phyllis Stein-Novack
Like Boston and Manhattan, Philadelphia is famous for its Italian restaurants. The great wave of immigration, roughly 1880 to 1920, brought many Italians to our shores.
By Corey Carter
This gentleman and his canine companions capped Easter Sunday with a walk along East Passyunk Avenue.
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Boundaries: Tasker to Snyder Avenue, Eighth to Broad streets.
Origin of Name: Spelled in deeds and records a variety of ways, including Perslajingh, Passayunk, Passyonck, Passajon, Passajungh, Passaming and Paisajungh.
Passyunk had its roots as an Indian village; Queen Christina later bequeathed the area as a 1,000-acre parcel to Lt. Swen Shute in return for important services rendered to the King of Sweden. The northeastern boundary fell around the parallel of 12th Street. It became a township at a very early period of Western settlement.
Brief History: Passyunk Avenue from Tasker to Broad streets got its start as an upscale shopping mecca. Restaurants, specialty food stores, pharmacies, furniture shops, clothing, shoe and jewelry stores dotted the avenue. In 2002, a city ordinance created the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, which was modeled after merchant-funded initiatives in Center City and Manayunk. Changing demographics have cause some to deem the area South Philly's "Gayborhood."
Famous Residents: Angelo Dundee: of Eighth and Morris streets, trained Muhammad Ali for 21 years; Charlie Gracie, a rock 'n' roll pioneer from Eighth and Pierce streets appeared on "American Bandstand" and the "Ed Sullivan Show;" Domenico Santo Maida, a native of Satriano, Italy, made his reputation for watercolors of Philadelphia's City Hall
Major Landmarks: East Passyunk Avenue; Joey Giardello statue, Mifflin Street and East Passyunk Avenue; Artist Isaiah Zagar's studio, 1002-12 Watkins St.; Marra's, 1736-38 E. Passyunk Ave.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)
Ward: 1st; 39th
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Library: South Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad St., in Newbold/Point Breeze
Places Of Worship: Abundant Life Chinese Mennonite Church, 1731 S. Broad St.; Bethany Indonesian Church of God, 1709 S. Broad St.; First Christian Assembly, 1900 S. 11th St.; Indonesian Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 2026 S. 13th St.; International Bethel Church, 1619 S. Broad St.; Jemaat GPDI South Philadelphia, 1900 S. 11th St.; Prophetic Church of Christ, 1826 S. Sixth St.; St. John's Baptist Church, 1232 Tasker; St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 1718 S. Ninth; Successful Bethany Family, 2019 S. Juniper St.
Rec Centers: Houston Center, 2029 S. Eighth St.; Tolentine Community Center, 1025-33 Mifflin St.