LAST WEEK, Butt Buster, voice of the pothole-plagued public, blasted the Streets Department for spending two years ignoring the head-banging Misery Mile of Market Street under the rebuilt El from 46th to 63rd streets. The department promised to start fixing it by June and resurface it by 2012.
So this week, South Philly's most dangerously ravaged roadway replaces West Philly's Misery Mile at the top of Butt Buster's Pit List.
SHAME ON STREETS DEPT.: Following a phone call from Darren Berry, a city hospital worker, Butt Buster counted an astounding 25 potholes on the heavily traveled stretch of Passyunk Avenue between 25th and 28th streets. This front-end-bending, alignment-annihilating nightmare in all eastbound and westbound lanes appears to have been festering through years of Streets Department neglect.