I have witnessed several drug deals from individual who appear not to live in the building but do business in front of the apartment building on a regular basis. A Hispanic Male (looks early 20's) and three Black males (between 20 and 35) are regulars at this location starting at 8:00 AM. The residents on the first floor are afraid to tell them to move away from the steps and the dealers are becoming increasingly bolder and intimidating. Police have been called several times to report the drug dealing but they keep returning to the steps of this building.
A large pothole is forming on Brown Street between 2717 Brown St and 2716 Brown St (very close to the intersection of Brown and Pennock in Fairmount). This is on major SEPTA bus route, and every time a bus drives over it, the weight of the bus slamming on the pothole violently shakes the foundations and frames of the surrounding houses. Please fill this pothole ASAP or reroute the buses until it can be fixed.
What was once a hole in the road is now just covered by a large metal plate several inches thick. To get around it you either need a clear space to the right, which is usually occupied by parked cars, or you need to enter the traffic. If you have ever biked through 5pm traffic near 22 and the Parkway you know this is a nightmare.