PBPioneers is committed to keeping our urban landscapes clean and safe for the community. Please help PBPioneers keep our parks, gardens and other green areas safe for the families of Point Breeze by reporting problems within these spaces. Illegal Dumping? A broken fence? Dangerous conditions? Please report!
924 S 20th St Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA - Schuylkill Southwest
This new store getting ready to open on the NW corner of 20th & Carpenter Streets is a disgrace. First, they breached the party wall through the back into the neighboring property. Next, they installed an air conditioner unit right out on the sidewalk (Carpenter St side). And today they have installed very ugly & DEFINITELY ILLEGAL awnings. They have no permission, variances or anything else that would be required to allow them to do these things. Neighbors unite against this blight!!
738 S Chadwick St Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA - Schuylkill Southwest
There is a sidewalk/curbside parking issue on the 738-769 block of Chadwick street. Emergency and delivery vehicles cannot access the street and visually impaired pedestrians cannot walk on the sidewalk of the street, all because folks are parking their cars halfway on the sidewalk and street. I almost hit a family of 5 with my car that was walking in the middle of the street because there was no room for them to safely walk on the sidewalk. Citations need to be given to those who illegally park. Phila Parking Auth explains that, in any situation, it is illegal to park on a sidewalk. Most of those who park don’t reside on the block at all!
Latona St Philadelphia, PA - Passyunk Square
Cheesesteak wrappers, soda cups and cheesefry sleeves are strewn through the entirety of South Philadelphia, emblazoned with logos that make it easy to point a finger at the two biggest culprits. Pat's and Geno's need to provide more waste receptacles and should donate resources to aid in the trash clean-up that's organized by the Passyunk Square Civic Association.
2044 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19103 - Rittenhouse Square
The bike lanes on Spruce st. are barely a month old, and already they are being plagued by illegal parking, stopping, idling.
does a good job documenting parking + idling with eyes on the street, addresses, and photos
What can we do to get parking enforced? Are the neighborhoods on board?
Here are a few complaints about Spruce:
(photo taken from mybikelane website)
1238 N. Palethorp St Philadelphia, PA - Fishtown
This house has been abandoned for such a long time. The back yard is infested with rodents and mosquitoes. The yard is also filled with trash that is about 3 feet high. The back wall is leaning & encroaching on other properties.
642 W Johnson St Philadelphia, PA - Mount Airy
Abandoned house on otherwise well cared for street. Brush and weeds up to five feet high. Obstructed sidewalk.
Was able to successfully create a 311 report yesterday although that process takes 90 days. We have already been dealing with this for a year. Report number is 1726776.
Weeds are tall enough to conceal a person and obstruct the public walkway at the front of the property.
Property tax search (public) at phila.gov shows the owner to be Todd M Mosser. Property taxes are three years in arrears with two liens filed.
This property is clearly abandoned.
Simple web search shows owner's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-M-Mosser/738143960. Picture confirms that this is the person who used to live there.
Perhaps a letter or email to the owner asking him to address his responsibility?
709 S. 23rd. St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Schuylkill Southwest
This building has a history of putting their trash out early, I've been told 40 years, I've seen it for 15 over years. The residents have a history of putting their trash out in paper bags, not in the prescribed manor, in a haphazard way, and in an illegal manner. The entrance to the building faces the 2200 Block of Pemberton Street which is a PMBC Clean Block and has been so since August of 2008. We clean the street on a regular basis. Neighbors have asked nicely that they comply without result. Neighbors have called 311 on numerous occasions to no avail. Trash collection was missed Monday and they continue to add to the trash pile. We are waiting for enforcement.
1700 Morris St Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA - Newbold neighborhood
Di Silvestro Playground located at 1500 Morris Street in the Newbold part of Philadelphia has created chaos for the residences who live directly around the playground. Young males ranging from the ages of 10 to 20 have begun to sit on parked vehicles and on the steps of residences after playing basketball. In groups of 6 and more they practice fight each other and lean their bikes on the vehicles nearby. Many of them check to see if the doors of the cars are locked when loitering in front of private homes. Along with the damage left from the bikes, they sit on hoods and in empty pickup truck beds. You can clearly see a string of cars that have sneaker marks and indented hoods from the group of males. They are normally present from the hours of 3pm to 8pm.
Another issue is the fact that they also climb on top of the roof of the community center currently under construction and the equipment containers. Since there is no mediator or authority at a playground filled of teenagers after school it becomes chaotic inside and immediately around the playground.
They often film themselves fighting each other and their activities to glorify the gang like culture. As an example seen in a video on YouTube called “SOUTH PHILLY 15th STREET goonz ( K.WALKER )” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DETfL6ZAqdM
Many immigrants on the westside 1700 block of 15th street have no voice as they accept that a large group of thugs sit in front of their homes without confrontation in fear of retaliation. They become trapped until these young males leave or continue to another step after leaving all their litter behind. I myself have asked them to politely move off my step and have been cursed at when doing so. Calling the police is useless as they just move when they yell 5O. There is no reasoning with these males, they lack tact and respect.
None of these males live immediately around the playground so they have no respect for the area around it. Often they are playing basketball bouncing the ball way past midnight on nice nights in an unlit court as residence try to sleep for work the next day. There used to be a fence which closed the basketball court off afterhours but since the community center is under construction the caretaker of the playground is no longer around. As this is just the beginning of the summer the playground is subjected to FLASHMOB like conditions after school with no presents of authority.
"We run south philly" qouted in the video.