June 8, 2012

Uber Car Service Now Available In Philadelphia

Uber Car Service Now Available In Philadelphia Uber Car Service Now Available In Philadelphia Answer me this: Do you hate cab drivers in this city as much as everyone else? Does the thought of Philly Car Share and all its spinoffs just bring to mind a parking spot that could be used by a resident? Do you cringe at the […]
June 7, 2012

AVI New Tax Rate 1.8% Of Home Value?

AVI New Tax Rate 1.8% Of Home Value? AVI New Tax Rate 1.8% Of Home Value? Just got this scary email from the Queen Village Neighborhood Association SUBJECT: PROPERTY TAX DECISION REACHING CRITICAL MOMENT Dear Queen Village Neighbors, As you may know QVNA has been actively engaged with a number of other civic associations in attempting to shape the debate […]
June 7, 2012

Philadelphia Homestead Exemption

Philadelphia Homestead Exemption Philadelphia Homestead Exemption Much has been said about the Board of Revision of Taxes’ (now Office of Property Assessment) implementation of the “Actual Value Initiative” (AVI) which hopes to accurately value properties for real estate tax purposes and finally put an end to the well documented inconsistency and unfairness that has plagued Philadelphia.  Philly.com had a nice […]
June 6, 2012

Caveat Emptor: Buying Short Sales and Foreclosures in Philadelphia

Caveat Emptor: Buying Short Sales and Foreclosures in Philadelphia Few in the real estate community would disagree with the idea that the two hottest keywords in today’s real estate market are short sales and foreclosures.  With interest rates at historic lows and prices that have fallen substantially from their 2007 highs buyers are coming out of the woodwork to find […]
June 4, 2012

PURE TACOS: Gluten Free Tacos Coming To Chestnut Street

PURE TACOS: Gluten Free Tacos Coming To Chestnut Street PURE TACOS: Gluten Free Tacos Coming To Chestnut Street Fresh off the heels of my recent posts about HipCityVeg, Honeygrow and Pure Fare it seems another health conscious restaurant is making it’s way from Ocean City, NJ to Center City, Philadelphia – PURE TACOS!. I first got wind of the Pure […]
June 1, 2012

Philadelphia City Planning Commission: May 31, 2012 Summary

Philadelphia City Planning Commission: May 31, 2012 Summary Philadelphia City Planning Commission: May 31, 2012 Summary Saw on twitter the other day, via PhillyDeals, that the City Planning commission was having a special meeting to review among other things: 1.  A review of Dranoff’sproposed rental properties at Broad & South pictured above. 2.  An ongoing battle between the city and […]
May 31, 2012

Morgan’s Pier: Outdoor Beer Garden On The Delaware River

Morgan’s Pier: Outdoor Beer Garden On The Delaware River   Morgan’s Pier: Outdoor Beer Garden On The Delaware River Over the Memorial Day Weekend you may have missed the opening of the Delaware River waterfront’s first destination backyard beer garden –  Morgan’s Pier.  Morgan’s Pier is the first of it’s kind in Center City and it seems to have made […]
May 30, 2012

Pure Fare Opening 2nd Location at 16th and South

Pure Fare Opening 2nd Location at 16th and South Pure Fare Opening 2nd Location at 16th and South I was grabbing dinner yesterday with Maria and Jackson at Pure Fare in Rittenhouse Square (located at 119 South 21st Street) and we got to chatting with one of the owners and the head chef.  We were excited to find out that […]
May 24, 2012

Federal Donuts Opening Center City Location!

Federal Donuts Opening Center City Location! Federal Donuts Opening Center City Location! Multiple sources are reporting that Federal Donuts, the trendy Pennsport restaurant that serves only gourmet coffee, donuts and fried chicken, will soon open a second location at 1608 Sansom Street. The ultra successful Federal Donuts was born from a partnership between Michael Solomonov (Zahav and Percy Street BBQ), […]
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