February 21, 2012

1616 Walnut In Rittenhouse Square To Become Condos?

1616 Walnut In Rittenhouse Square To Become Condos? Philly.com wrote an article about 1616 Walnut being purchased by a Maryland corporation who is considering converting the offices into condos.  1616 Walnut Street, a 25 story building built in 1929 that is 90% leased,  is on the National Register of Historic Places.   The buyer, Federal Capital Partners of Chevy Chase, Maryland, […]
February 21, 2012

The Roots Mural Coming To South Street

The Roots Mural Coming To South Street South Street – The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program recently announced a mural planned for the corner of 6th Street and South Street that will honor The Roots – a Grammy award winning band formed in Philadelphia.  The Roots got their start by playing live music on South Street and the the […]
February 21, 2012

Point Breeze

Point Breeze Point Breeze is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is generally bound by 25th Street to the west, Washington Avenue to the north, Broad Street to the east, and Mifflin Street to the south, although the sections between 18th Street and Broad Street are coming into their own neighborhood as Newbold. […]
February 20, 2012

GQ Names MICA Among 10 Best New Restaurants in USA

GQ Names MICA Among 10 Best New Restaurants in USA The March issue of GQ Magazine named the Chestnut Hill restaurant Mica as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the entire country.  Chip Roman, of Blackfish in Conshohocken fame, is the head chef. Mica is a restaurant that serves progressive American cuisine. All dishes are made using fresh […]
February 20, 2012

Carpenter Square Project Coming To Graduate Hospital

Carpenter Square Project Coming To Graduate Hospital Graduate Hospital – Plan Philly wrote a piece on a new project coming to Graduate Hospital named Carpenter Square.  Plans have been approve for a 17 unit condo and townhouse development at the intersection of 17th Street and Carpenter Street .  City Council recently approved the Redevelopment Authority to contract with Carpenter Square […]
February 20, 2012

Selling Philadelphia Real Estate

Selling Philadelphia Real Estate Nobody was more surprised than I was about the overwhelmingly positive response to “Buying Philadelphia Real Estate” which I wrote recently for the CenterCityTeam blog.  I decided that a second post entitled “Selling Philadelphia Real Estate” would be helpful for those with homes for sale in Philadelphia.  Once again here’s the advice that I can offer […]
February 16, 2012

Epiphany of Our Lord, St. Gabriels and St. Richards Staying Open!

Epiphany of Our Lord, St. Gabriels and St. Richards were scheduled to close after this school year. Breaking news from Deep Pockets – They are staying open! Recent protests and neighbors raising money made it possible for the Philadelphia Archdiocese to further review and reverse the decision on these specific schools. The official announcement will come tomorrow at 10:00AM…but as […]
February 16, 2012

Toll Brothers Begin Demolition For 2400 South Street

The South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) is reporting that Toll Brothers has begun demolishing the parking garage in Graduate Hospital that will soon become the latest Toll Brothers called 2400 South Street. “This just in from Toll Brothers as they begin to take down the existing structures at 2400 South Street . . .Toll Brothers has commenced demolition of […]
February 16, 2012

Buying Philadelphia Real Estate

Buying Philadelphia Real Estate After years of representing buyers of Philadelphia Real Estate I decided it was time to write a post that would give advice to anyone dipping their toe in the Philadelphia Real Estate home buying pool for the first time or for the first time in a while.  The current economy has pros (low interest rates) and […]
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