Open House at Winter Street

LSNA Virtual July Board Meeting

posted Jul 12, 2021, 7:12 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jul 12, 2021, 7:13 AM ]

LSNA General Member Meeting
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
7:00 PM
Meeting conducted virtually using Zoom:

6:50    Board Member and Attendee login

7:00    Call to Order:
  • Quorum Report
  • Approval of June Board Meeting Minutes
7:05    Announcements
  • Membership Renewals
  • LSNA Block Party, Sunday, September 12, 2021
  • Recycling Bucket distribution in Coxe Park, Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10-12
  • Winter Street Greenway
  • Made in America, September 4-5, 2021
  • Newsworthy Events & Photo Diary (Jim Fennell)
7:10    LSNA 2021-22 Budget Approval

7:15    Mural Arts; Presentation for a murl at Community College of Philadelphia, 18th & Spring Garden Sts

7:25    RCO Presentation:
  • 2201 JFK by PMC Properties
8:00    Consent Agenda

8:05    President's Report
  • LSNA Website
  • LSNA RCO designation re-certified
  • Ben Franklin Sculpture in Coxe Park - conservation & cleaning
  • Parkway Study
  • Motorcycles, dirt bikes & loud cars
  • Parking 6 expansion Franklintown Boulevard Area
  • RFQ 1801 Vine (former Family Court) & Parking lot; 1901 Wood Street
  • Resumption of in-person meetings
8:20    Zoning Report

8:25    Old Business, if any

8:30    New Business

8:35    Adjorn

No Trash Pickup, Monday July 5th

posted Jul 3, 2021, 6:26 AM by David Cardy

Due to the Independence Day holiday, there will be no trash pickup on Monday, July 5th. Monday's trash will be picked up Tuesday and trash pickup will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

Survey on Neighborhood Issues

posted Jun 10, 2021, 8:58 AM by David Cardy

Hi Crosstowners!


I wanted to thank you again for having Dickinson Square West Civic as a returning member, I'm really excited about learning from the group and improving what we are already doing in our neighborhood (Shout out to Jon & Shannon @ Fishtown for the great Sidewalk Sale template to follow, we had a great turnout too!). 


For the last several years I've been working with folks at City Counsel, Streets and the Clean Air Council (and now with Terril of Ya Fav Trashman!) to create a tool to help with neighborhood issues around communication, cleanups and accountability. I'll be presenting the project and proposed solution at our Annual Meeting for the Crosstown Coalition on June 28th. 


As a next step we are circulating a survey to help illustrate the issues we are seeking to address and gauge the appetite for the type of solution we are looking to test - we are hoping to share the data in that meeting. 


THE ASK: Please circulate the survey to your neighbors in your newsletter and social media accounts. Here's the link:


I'll be sure to share the results of the survey too as I'm sure it will have relevant info for the civics to consider. I've also attached an image to help with promotion.





Morgan Berman

CEO & Founder

Nonprofit impact booster | MilkCrate

Trash Pickup Delayed by One Day This Week

posted Jun 7, 2021, 7:43 AM by David Cardy

The Streets Dept. notified LSNA that due to the weather and the Memorial Day Holiday last week, they will use today (Monday) to catch up. There will be no trash pickup today. Monday's trash will be picked up Tuesday and trash pickup will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week. Sorry for the inconvenience and late notice.

LSNA Virtual General Member Meeting

posted Jun 6, 2021, 6:29 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Jun 6, 2021, 6:30 PM ]

LSNA General Member Meeting
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
7:00 PM
Meeting conducted virtually using Zoom:
Meeting ID: 833 4282 0438

6:45    Board Member and Attendee login

7:00    Call to Order:
  • Quorum Report
  • Approval of May Board Meeting Minutes
7:05    Announcements
  • Newsworthy Events & Photo Diary (Jim Fennell, Sean Kardon, Karen Belding)
  • Coxe Park memorial dedication to Tully & Jane Speaker and Russell Meddin (Friday, June 18th at 5:30PM)
  • Queen Village Neighbors Association Town Hall on motorcycles, dirtbikes and ATVs (Wednesday, June 9th at 6:00PM)
7:10    Presentations
  • City Council President, Darrell Clarke
  • Information presentation on United Way Building
7:40    Consent Agenda

7:45    President's Report
  • Special CDR meeting to be held on June 15 @ 7:00PM for 1428 Callowhill St
  • LSNA Annual Meeting and conduct of our election
7:55    ZNomination and Election of Officers, Directors and announcement of Building Representatives

8:10    Rob Stuart Award

8:15    New Business and Year in Review (Next meeting, July 13th, 2021)

8:20    Adjourn

Town Hall meeting on Motorbikes and ATV's - June 9, 6:00 PM

posted Jun 2, 2021, 5:15 AM by David Cardy


Here is a LINK to pre-register for a City-Wide Town Hall Meeting on June 9th at 6:00 pm about motorbikes and ATV's.

NOTE: You need to pre-register for the meeting.

We would like as many LSNA neighbors to view this meeting, as possible. Hopefully, this date and time works for you.

You can also view the meeting at and

CCRA's Vacation Auction

posted May 30, 2021, 6:40 PM by David Cardy   [ updated May 30, 2021, 6:46 PM ]

Center City Residents’ Association’s
Live Like A Local
Vacation Auction

We are thrilled that Philadelphia is starting to open up and soon we’ll all be living
our new normal. It is of the upmost importance that we all get back on track as
fast as possible. We are active in CCRA because we love Philadelphia, and
especially Center City South and West of City Hall, and we want to make sure
that we continue to make our neighborhood one of the best places to live and
work. Don’t you agree?

To keep up the momentum of years past, members of CCRA’s Development
Committee have created an incredible vacation auction. It features three homes,
one in Tuscany that accommodates 10, another in Bedar, Spain, accommodating
8 and the third in a cottage in Scotland (for four or six). All of the homes are
special, and they are situated in wonderful little towns, perfect for exploring.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, we invite you to get out
your checkbook and start bidding on CCRA’s Live Like a Local Vacation Auction.
Are you ready? Get set and start bidding.

Escape to a Villa in Umbria
Compignano, Italy
Accommodates 10
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Bring the family or gather a group of friends
Market value: $6,000

Starting bid: $3,000. Add $100 each time you raise the bid.
Invite your family and friends to join you at Villa Sassella, a private, five
bedroom/bathroom villa in Compignano, Italy. The villa sits on more than 60
acres with wonderful views. It’s only 40 minutes from the Pisa Airport, 90 minutes
from Florence and 20 minutes from historic Luca. Amenities that are not included
in the auction price include the services of Rosella, the renowned cook. She can
arrange tennis and/or Italian lessons and a local driver/guide, all available for
additional fees. Villa Sassella includes a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining
room, sitting rooms, a large pool, tennis courts and a game room. There are also
extensive gardens and an olive grove. You’ll see art and architecture, enjoy food
and fashion, and in addition to enjoying the amenities of this splendid mansion,
invest some time in a couple of day trips to explore the wonders of this historic
Italian village and its surroundings. Start your visit with a guided tour of the area
where you can get to know this charming city. If you’re into fashion, a shopping
trip to Florence. This might be the most wonderful outing. And eat lots of pasta.
Mornings can be spent touring and then you can meet up for dinner in your villa
and share experiences with the group while you plan out your itinerary for the
next day.

A Week at Casa Fuentecica
Bedar, Spain
Accommodates six
Three bedrooms, each with two beds and a bath
Market value: $6,000

Starting bid: $3,000. Add $100 each time you raise the bid.
Stay and relax at the luxurious Casa Fuentecica, nestled in a hillside overlooking
the Spanish town of Bedar, an authentic Spanish village in existence since the
time of the Moors.
The villa is within walking distance to a white hilltop village, which includes a
handful of bars and restaurants, a few shops, a bakery and a pharmacy.
Alternatively, the larger popular resort of Mojacar with its long sandy stretch of
beach can be reached within a 20-minute drive, offering a vast array of places to
dine, beach bars for imbibing and shops filled with treasures to take home, as
well as the fishing port of Garrucha.
Fly into Madrid. Start and end your trip there. It’s about a five-hour drive to your
destination. Take some time and explore Madrid both before and after your week
at Casa Fuentecica.

A week at Glen Mohr Cottage in Scotland
For Four People
Market Value: $2500

Starting bid $1500. Add $100 each time you raise the bid.
Spend a delightful week in the spectacular Scottish Highlands, known for its
magnificent scenery and outdoor recreation. The area is known for its
outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking views. The cottage overlooks the
Sound of Sleet and the Isle of Skye. Local activities include climbing, walking,
fishing, mountain biking, sailing and photography. Whether you are joined by
family or close friends, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about life in a lovely
small coastal village hideaway. Live like the locals surrounded by great friends or
family. You’ll be close to some of the most famous whiskey distilleries in the
world. Available in 2022.

Trash Delayed by 1 Day

posted May 30, 2021, 6:33 PM by David Cardy

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, there will be no trash pickup on Monday, so if Monday is your normal day, please do not leave your trash out on Sunday night. The rest of the week will be delayed one day. also.

LSNA Virtual May Board Meeting

posted May 10, 2021, 7:28 AM by David Cardy

LSNA May Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
7:00 PM
Meeting conducted virtually using Zoom:

6:50    Board Member Login/Sign-in

7:00    Call to Order:
  • Quorum Report
  • Approval of April Board Meeting Minutes
7:02    Announcements
  • Thank You to Love Your Park Clean-Up Participants
  • Thank you Franklin Institute for hosting the Vaccination Clinic
  • Thank You Shredders!
  • Scavenger Hunt at Matthias Baldwin Park, May 15th, 10am - 12pm
  • Election Day is Tuesday, May 18th
  • Memorial Day is May 31st; trash pickup affected
  • Support our restaurants
  • Parkway Institution update
7:10    LSNA Nominations for Officers and At-Large Board members to be elected at the Annual June 8, 2021 meeting
7:15    LSNA Website upgrade approval

7:25    Zoning Report

7:30    President's Report
  • Neighborhood review of ongoing and near term projects, issues & events
7:45    Old Business, if any

7:50    New Business

8:00    Adjourn

Vaccines available at Franklin Institute on Monday, May 10th, 10am - 4pm

posted May 8, 2021, 7:08 AM by David Cardy

Hi all-
My good friend, Anna Perng, is helping to organize a 300 shot vaccination clinic to be held at the Franklin Institute this Monday from 10-4.  While they are targeting the disabled populace (the Franklin Institute is accessible and is generally closed to the public on Mondays), they are open to all and since it's right in the neighborhood I think it would be good to let neighbors know.  Those being vaccinated will receive a free ticket and the vaccines will be given in the Planetarium for those of you who have experienced that.
Anna would like to know if there are any neighbors interested in volunteering to help out during the day since it's in our backyard.
Andy Toy
Dear Friends,
We are hosting an accessible vaccine clinic at the Franklin Institute on Monday from 10-4 PM. Every person who gets vaccinated will receive a free ticket to visit the museum in the future!
If you know anyone who would like to register, the link is in the email below. If you'd like to volunteer, please click this link:
Let's get our community vaccinated!

Thank you so much!

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