#SEPTA247 Is Up And Running! Join Me THIS Saturday Night For A Celebratory Midnight-Thirty Subway Ride
(Photo by Theresa Stigale)
This summer, Philly turns 21 (metaphorically speaking, of course.) FINALLY we’re allowed to stay up all night! (Well, on weekends, at least . . . for now.)
After our victorious #SEPTA247 Petition this past spring seemed to push SEPTA towards returning late-night train service in the city, SEPTA kicked off its long awaited all-night weekend Subway and El service last weekend! (In fact, read my review of SEPTA’s first late-night weekend service, with tons of photos, on WHYY’s Newsworks HERE!) Now, won’t you join me for a little toast?
Join me, and (hopefully) a ton of other #SEPTA247 supporters THIS Saturday night, June 21st (get it?) for a Midnight-Thirty Subway Ride (that’s 12:30am), from The Clothespin at 15th and Market to Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown for celebratory rounds.
AND, you’ll actually be able to take the El home!
Share this with your friends – help me get the word out – and I hope to see y’all on Saturday night!
New video today by local photographer, urban explorer, and graffiti aficionado, Brick x Birch, exploring one of Philly’s abandoned spaces as graffiti artists Reno and Keech work on a pair of lovely new pieces!
According to Brick x Birch’s blog, this is just the first in a new series of videos… Looking forward to what he does next!
In case you need a little help cracking the ‘Dear Street Art Lovers’ one: We got Tagged Up Elephants (Cornbread), Sticker Characters (The Sticky Bandits), Black and white paper cut outs (Joe Burochow), Yarn bombed stuff (Ishknits) , stick dudes (Stikman), Mythical Animal Murals (NoseGo), Braille Art (Sonia and Austin), Conspiracy Street tiles (Toynbee Tiles) AND Ben Franklin wheat paste stencily janws (Get Up Art).
A few weeks ago, a wall next to the El on Front street in Fishtown was worked on by a group of super talented graffiti writers. The guys were out working on the wall for hours. In full daylight. Presumably with the permission of the garage owner next door. (In fact, I really can’t see how these guys could have worked on this wall for as long as they did without the permission of the wall’s owner. It’s possible, yes, but really unlikely, in my opinion.)
Then, less than 5 days after it was put up, the wall was buffed… But why?
The wall was fucking BEAUTIFUL. I honestly wish I had taken more photos of it when I happened to see it. And as I say, it was put up in the middle of the day, under no secrecy, so I have to assume the owner of the building was more than cool with it.
I don’t know, it just seems unlikely that the owner asked for it to be buffed. But, if that was the case, so be it… On the other hand, if the city just randomly buffed this wall, then that’s something else entirely.
One commenter on Instagram mentioned that whether or not the building’s owner gave their permission, that a piece of this size would need a permit. Does anyone know if that’s true?
Whatever the case may be, I was really sad to see all this fantastic work go.
Blaahaha… Classic Kid Hazo!
Now, I can think of at least a few more places this could be installed…