We were rolling through the neighborhood the other day and noticed this on the front of 2459-63 Frankford Ave.
Looking at the building you’d think it was one property- but it isn’t.
Recently, a buyer purchased the 12 foot-wide section of the building seen on the right, but two additional segments of the building are owned by another party. Hopefully, the new buyer will do some restoration work and inspire the owners of the rest of the building to improve their part of the structure’s facade.
But in the meantime, love the tentacle!
Love the tentacle!
It seems no corner of Philadelphia is safe from the blight of bandit signs, which are plastered on utility poles and chain link fences across the city. From “Cash for Diabetic Test Strips” to “Junk Cars” to “Moonbounce Rentals,” these illegal advertisements keep appearing without consequences from the authorities.
The law prohibits bandit signs with a penalty of $75 per violation, but this has been very weakly enforced by the City. As we’ve told you before, a mere eight violations were issued in 2010. So far, concerned citizens have been the best defense against the signs, including the folks who launched BanditProject.org. The site is a place where users can map and track illegal signs in an attempt to hold the posters accountable, and it recently held a contest with a prize for the person who tore down the…