Joel Spivak, a native of Philadelphia has had a varied career in architecture and the arts. His community service is legendary and includes neighborhoods all over the city. Projects involve creating the South Street Renaissance and defeating the Crosstown Expressway in the 1970’s, the opening of Rocketships & Accessories space toy store in the ‘80’s, and winning the “Outstanding Achievement in Design for Affordable Housing” HUD award in the 1990’s.
He created and managed a Little League baseball team at Sack’s Playground at 5th & Washington in the early 90’s and has created events for National Hot Dog Month for the past 10 years. In addition, he had written 3 books on transportation history in Philadelphia. He was awarded “Citizen of the First Rank” by city council for his lifetime commitment to his neighborhood and the city of Philadelphia.
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