Lower Moyamensing

Lower Moyamensing is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is bound by Snyder Avenue to north, Oregon Avenue to the south, South 8th Street to the east, and South Broad Street to the west. It is served by the 3rd Police District, located at 11th and Wharton Streets. South Philadelphia, nicknamed South Philly, is the section of Philadelphia bounded by South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and south, and the Schuylkill River to the west. A diverse community, South Philadelphia is known for its large Italian American population, as well as its Irish American population.

Perhaps the most famous landmark in South Philadelphia is the South Philadelphia Sports Complex at the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue. Here, the Philadelphia Phillies (professional baseball), Philadelphia Eagles (professional football), Philadelphia 76ers (professional basketball), Philadelphia Flyers (professional ice hockey), Philadelphia Wings (professional lacrosse), Philadelphia Soul (professional arena football), Temple Owls (college football) and the annual Wing Bowl (an event sponsored by the sports talk radio station, WTEL 610) make their home in the massive state-of-the-art sports arenas surrounding the well-known intersection: Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, and the Wells Fargo Center.

The FX/FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is set in an Irish bar located in South Philadelphia. The show frequently films in and around the area, featuring many of the city’s stores and landmarks. The series’ creator and star Rob McElhenney grew up near Dickinson and Moyemensing, which is close to where the show’s fictional bar, Paddy’s Pub is located. In 2009, McElhenney and his wife (and It’s Always Sunny co-star) Kaitlin Olson announced their purchase of Skinner’s Bar at 226 Market Street in Philadelphia. It was renamed Mac’s Tavern, after McElhenney’s It’s Always Sunny fictional character, Ronald “Mac” McDonald.

source: wikipedia.org


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