Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- March 19th

PennDot PPA Realen Fail Lot

Bounded by Spring, 15th, 16th, and Vine Streets with a parking garage in the middle

This is the only way to see both sides of the lot. Image from Google.
                  Though most empty lots piss me off, I can understand how they form. Sometimes its a patch of old buildings too far gone to save that get knocked down. Sometimes there's actually a need for surface parking in the area. Sometimes an owner just doesn't have the resources to save it. This one, however, pisses me off like no other. This is a lot that was cleared for development that was a shitty idea from the rip. On top of that, I hate empty lots that take over what were previously a whole bunch of little streets, and this is one of those as well. Wanna know what else I hate? Parking garages that are right next to surface parking lots. This is one of those, too!!! Even worse, the garage has empty lots on both sides. How much worse can it get? Much worse.
                   Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Old-Ass Building of the Week-- March 18th

Green Hill Market

1632 Poplar Street

             Check this shit out-- a leftover farmer's market that barely appears on any lists of surviving Philly markets from the olden days. This crazy motherfucker, 153 years old, has managed to outlive two of its replacements. Gotta love Francisville!!

            Read more at the Hidden City Daily!