After beefs, Philadelphia makes it easier to host a block party

October 5, 2018

Residents of the 5200 block of Marion Street, Philadelphia, had their request for an August block party turned down. So the party went on with the street open for traffic.

By Staff

Organizing a block party used to be relatively easy in Philadelphia — until the city this summer made it more complicated.

As of Aug. 1, residents who wanted permission to close off their blocks had to turn in a pre-authorization form at a local police district and win approval by the department before the application went, along with a second form, to the Philadelphia Streets Department.

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