Philadelphia Daily News - Pick It Up!

Open Issues: 807 Closed Issues: 784 Acknowledged Issues: 89
Watching issues created after: 2011-09-06

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  • NO TRASH CANS Archived
    3201-3249 Ryan Ave Philadelphia, PA - Mayfair
    There is a 2.5 mile stretch called the "loop" were their aren't any trash cans. I've contacted Boyle and Henon's office months ago and haven't been promised anything yet. We have the trash cans, just need someone in the "Streets Dept" to tell them to collect it.
  • 18th Oregon Philadelphia, PA - Girard Estates
    Lets make South Philadelphia a cleaner place to live and put a new big belly solar powered trash unit so we don't have dirty streets. With chaos on this corner it will be of great use. Please help
  • 1238 N. Palethorp Street Philadelphia, PA - Fishtown
    There is an abandoned house at this location & the back yard has become a dumping ground for all sorts including: bikes, bricks, cartons, & general trash items.
  • 305 E Walnut Lane Philadelphia, PA - Germantown
    NEC Walnut Lane & Morton - brick sidewalk on corner property that has been allowed to become overgrown with grass and weeds and is in general disrepair. Exposed brick is narrow footpath with grass/weeds covering remainder of brick. Uneven brick path is as narrow as approx 18 inches most of the way around the corner. Additionally, property is often strewn with trash on Walnut Lane exposure and overgrown vegetation from property partly blocks sidewalk. Neighborhood is home to many elderly and disabled persons. Children's daycare is just north of property on Walnut Lane.
  • 612 Washington Ave Philadelphia, PA - Queen Village
    The yard behind Saigon Maxim, a restaurant located at 612 Washington Avenue, is abused as an open-air trash pit. The refuse from the restaurant is left to putrify on the ground in half-open garbage bags, carelessly tossed on the ground or into the open bed of a beat up trash truck. The residents of the 600 block of Federal St are most affected as their windows face the yard and the rodents come and go via the gate on Federal St.
  • 3:00AM Trash Pickup Acknowledged
    1629 Catharine St. Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA - Schuylkill Southwest
    A private waste management company empties the dumpsters at this property every night between midnight and 5:00AM. While the process only lasts 5-10 minutes, it is incredibly noisy and disruptive to sleeping neighbors.
  • 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.
  • 756 S 22nd St Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA - Schuylkill Southwest
    Broken windows and trash piling up in back yard. Disgusting
  • Abandoned House Acknowledged
    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.
  • 15th And Market Philadelphia, PA - City Center West
    Large group of people who are trashing an area of downtown. Blocking public access to parts of the city.
  • 18th Oregon Philadelphia, PA - Girard Estates
    big bellies are in south philly on broad and south street but where are they in our neighborhood ? lets get one
  • 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 )”

    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.