November 26, 2011

Proposed Chinatown Skyrise Has Support

We previously mentioned that the The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation hoped to build a 23-story, 265-foot-high residential and office tower, with a community center on the ground floor, on two lots at the northwest corner of Vine and 10th streets.  The PCDC recently got closer to actually breaking ground.  The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the Zoning […]
November 26, 2011

Queen Village Hosting 2nd Winter Wonderland

The holiday season is always a lot of fun for the Philadelphia real estate community.  The South Street Headhouse District is kicking off the 2011 Holiday season with an event named “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland.  The action takes place on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Santa’s Arrival — 5:00pm. Tree Lighting Ceremony–6:00pm “The SSHD invites […]
November 23, 2011

Philadelphia Housing Authority Orders 2nd Auction

Fresh off the heels of an enormously successful first auction, The Philadelphia Housing Authority has ordered a second auction where “100 Philadelphia Properties For Individuals” will be sold.  The types of properties include “lots, large 3 story town homes and brick homes ready for renovation” according to the Max Spann website.  The neighborhoods include Temple University area, Graduate Hospital, Fairmount, […]
November 22, 2011

Philadelphia 76ers Look For New Mascot

Goodbye Hip Hop. As previously mentioned the Philadelphia 76ers have new ownership that includes Will Smith.  Today that new ownership announced they are searching for a new mascot. “Chief Executive Officer and co-Owner Adam Aron announced today that its rabbit mascot, Hip-Hop, informed the team’s new ownership group that he has fallen in love, married and will relocate to a […]
November 21, 2011

Zahav Owner Profiled In December Bon Appetit

Michael Solomonov, head chef at Zahav, is profiled in the December issue of Bon Appetit magazine for his unique Hanukkah recipes.  According to the magazine, “Chef Michael Solomonov of the restaurant Zahav, in Philadelphia, melds his Israeli heritage with a modern palate to create this inspired holiday menu” Here’s a list of what Michael is cooking up for the holiday […]
November 18, 2011

Albert Einstein’s Brain Is In Rittenhouse Square

Seriously.  The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia located in Center City at 19 South 22nd Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood has just made the acquisition of a lifetime.  The Mutter Museum recently announced that 46 microscope slide containing slices from Albert Einstein’s brain are now part of their permanent collection.  Multiple sets of slides containing […]
November 17, 2011

Progress For Dranoff Building At Broad And South

Famed Philadelphia Developer Carl Dranoff hopes to build 80 residential units with retail, restaurants, coffee and a corner store on the Northeast intersection of Broad Street and South Street. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission recently recommended that city council pass legislation proposed by First District Councilman Frank DiCicco which allows for the commercial uses of the space and also allows […]
November 17, 2011

Daniel J. Keating Company Selected For Dilworth Plaza

The Center City District selected Daniel J. Keating Company for the much anticipated renovation of Dilworth Plaza.  Daniel J. Keating Company is a well known name in Center City, Philadelphia because of their recent renovation of Independence Hall, their construction of the Liberty Bell Center, and their contribution to the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Requests for bids were […]
November 17, 2011

Stephen Starr’s Route 6 Opens Tomorrow

Stephen Starr’s Route 6 Opens Tomorrow. Fresh off his openings of Talula’s Garden in Washington Square, Frankford Hall in Fishtown, and Il Pittore in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia rock star restauranteur Steven Starr will open Route 6 on North Broad Street tomorrow.  As previously discussed, Route 6 is located at 600 North Broad Street in a building that will also house […]
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