July 8, 2015
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Stylish Spaces: 1228-32 Arch St # 3A

Sometimes, while browsing homes for sale, I encounter a listing so unique and with so much pizzazz that I can’t help posting about it. This funky/sexy/cool loft fits the bill exactly. Located in the Arch Street Exchange building a few steps away from the Reading Terminal Market, this condo couldn’t ask for a more ideal Center City location. Airy, light, […]
July 7, 2015
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Philly Landmarks to Close for Pope’s Visit

As the weeks go by, plans are really shaping up for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in September. This past week saw the official release of the pontiff’s itinerary for his two days in the city, which includes attending the World Festival of Families, visiting the inmates of a prison, and saying mass twice (once for a private, ticketed event […]
July 6, 2015
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Philly News Briefs: 7/6/15

1.) An exhibit on the painting style Impressionism is coming to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This will be the only United States showing of “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting,” and the exhibit will be on display until the middle of September. Paul Durand-Ruel was an art dealer who enthusiastically championed Impressionism in the face of […]
July 3, 2015
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Overhead Railways to Become Parkland

Philadelphia is a great city, no doubt about it. One area in which the city lacks, however, is green public space. Philly is definitely something of a concrete jungle, with precious little parkland. That will soon be changing, however. It’s been announced that the city will turn its unused overhead railways into lush, green park space, similar to New York […]
July 2, 2015
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President Obama to Address the NAACP in Philadelphia

Philadelphia continues its trend of drawing in some of the world’s luminaries this year. It was recently announced that President Obama will address the NAACP in Philadelphia during the Association’s annual convention. This will take place on July 14th. NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock called it an “honor” to be having the president speak in front of the convention. She […]
July 1, 2015

Pope’s Schedule for Visit Released

The beginning of July brings us just a bit closer to Pope Francis’ September visit – and yesterday brought us news of the pontiff’s official schedule for his stop in Philadelphia. The pope will visit New York and Washington D.C. before spending time in Philly. Saturday, September 26th will see the pope arrive at Philadelphia International Airport from New York […]
June 30, 2015
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Philly News Briefs: 6/30/15

1.) A 9,000 square foot beer garden is coming to Center City. Uptown Beer Garden will be opening at 1735 JFK Blvd. in the courtyard of the BNY Mellon Bank Center. It is the brainchild of Teddy Sourias, the owner of Finn McCool’s Ale House, Bru Craft & Wurst, and U-Bahn. The beer garden is a pop-up concept – it […]
June 29, 2015

Visitors Flock to Philadelphia as City Popularity Grows

Following news that Pope Francis will be coming to the city in September came news last week that superstar singer Beyonce and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli would also be making appearances in the fall. If it seems to you lately like Philadelphia’s star is on the rise, you aren’t mistaken. The city is currently riding a wave of popularity that […]
June 26, 2015
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TargetExpress Coming to 19th & Chestnut

I’ve extolled my love for Target previously in this space. There’s just something about the store that’s hard not to like – great prices, a good selection, and friendly associates. What more could you want? Unfortunately, Center City has long been denied their own experience of the Target love. By around this time next year, however, that problem will be […]
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