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Streets of Philadelphia

The City in Stories and Photos

Author / Tony Juliano

Only in Olney

Olney is an interesting neighborhood in Philadelphia. It is roughly bounded by Roosevelt Boulevard to the south, Tacony Creek to the east, Godfrey Avenue to the north, and the railroad right-of-way west of Seventh Street to the west.

Strawberry / Nicetown Dreams

Very short day for me.  Only 2 images to post – a definite deficit – both in terms of “quantity” and “quality” this time around.

Oh well, there is always tomorrow…

Rider Story – Mariano

Meet Marino…
I picked up this young man in Ambler, just north of the city and he was very excited to be on his way to complete his lifeguarding test at the local YMCA.

Philly Nor’Easter

In what may be the most leonine start to March on record, two massive and powerful nor’easters have already roared through the region, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and well over a foot of snow in spots in just the first week of the month.

Infamous Address – 3514 North Marshall Street

Strange odors sometimes wafted from this dilapidated house in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia, smells that neighbors likened to burning flesh. Then there were the odd noises: hammering at all hours, and what sounded like an electric saw and other power tools. Heavy-metal music blared day and night. But no one suspected the horrors that Philadelphia police discovered back in 1987.

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