Parklet mania on 40th Street

Friday, July 17, 2015

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Parklet mania on 40th Street

Posted on 17 July 2015

So folks seem to be going bananas about the new parklet – the biggest one yet – that the University City District has installed outside of the new building on 40th Street across from The Fresh Grocer at 125 S. 40th. That’s the boxy building with Hai Street Kitchen, Zesto Pizza and Grill, Jake’s Sandwich Board and Dunkin Donuts. It’s 60 feet long – the parklet that is – and the usual 6 feet wide.

This big ole parklet spans the length of the building and has caught the eye of folks around the Twittersphere. Here is everything you need to know about the new parklet:

Plan Philly claims it’s the “largest parklet on Earth”:

Largest parklet on Earth + sushi burritos: two great tastes that taste great together. @ucdphl

— PlanPhilly (@PlanPhilly) July 17, 2015

NewsWorks (A WHYY jawn) calls it a “Super-parklet”:

PlanPhilly: Spotted: Super-parklet on 40th St

— NewsWorks (@NewsWorksWHYY) July 17, 2015


Curbed Philly has a video of it being put together:

Watch Philly’s newest (and largest!) Parklet get installed. H/T @ucdphl@SHIFT__DESIGN

— Curbed Philly (@CurbedPhilly) July 17, 2015


And the Philadelphia Business Journal called it a “magnet for social activity”:

University City District: New 60-foot parklet ‘magnet for social activity’ via @PHLBizJournal

— Lori Klein Brennan (@lori4nature) July 17, 2015