April 25, 2012
Local Concerns: * sidewalks impassable with strollers at some narrow points (e.g. tree near a porch) * sidewalks impassable with strollers where "sidewalk parking" is offered by landlord. * cobblestones not always replaced after PGW/etc road work; potholes collect water * storm drains are sloped above rest of street, and so do not drain; streets collect water * due to above 2 points, and the shady little streets, mosquitos breed quite successfully.. * snow removal during the winter is not an officially provided service for tertiary roads * specifically on hutchinson: really wide tree stump from cut down tree is still there.. * rampant theft of plants, vandalism of plants and flowerboxes, pranksters * break-ins have been common recently, due to dark yet publicly accessible location (unlike hi-rise condos, those w/private gated courtyard, or larger street rowhomes * loitering common by drug users looking for a quiet shady place to crash for a while
Involved in BVNA and few other local non-profits, active in petitioning for street restoration around the center city area over the years, proud of Philly becoming a world heritage city.
Active, engaging, friendly, informed, passionate about preservation