July 29, 2019

The CENTERfold: Fitler Square Jewel-box That Blends Old and New

It’s been a long time since I’ve brought some swoon-worthy real estate to the CENTERfold. This particular beauty is a 2/1 condo in Fitler Square that is charming enough to make anyone fall madly in love. The room count makes this sound like a small place, but it actually wonderfully airy and spacious, spread over a generous 900 square feet […]
July 25, 2019
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CommonGrounds Brings More Coworking Space to Center City

With coworking being a major theme in the lives of a large pool of nontraditional workers who eschew a 9-5 job served out in a cubicle, can there ever be enough options for a social, well-equipped place to work? San Diego-based CommonGrounds is testing that theory with an enormous new coworking space in Center City West, the company’s first location […]
July 24, 2019
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Livin’ Large in Philly’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods

Every city, from the huge metropolises to the tiniest hamlets, have a “right” side of the tracks. They have the “good part(s),” the homes of the Jones and the “haves,” the neighborhoods where everyone wants to live. Generally, buying into a great neighborhood costs in scratch. Philadelphia is the rare case where that’s not 100 percent true. You can find […]
July 23, 2019
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Center City Tower Seeking Tenants

A Center City office tower plagued by vacancies has started to gradually fill empty square footage and plan for that which will be free in the future. 123 S. Broad, one of downtown’s iconic buildings, has been beleaguered by available space since the loss of two major tenants knocked down their numbers. This is not only a curious state of […]
July 22, 2019
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New, Safer Bike Lanes Edge Closer to Center City

Bike safety is a major theme in the City of Brotherly Love, and the topic of bike lanes is one that is ever-contentious. Currently, with several repaving projects dotted throughout the city, there has been some expansion of existing bike lanes and the addition of new ones. One of these projects, a two-lane bike path dubbed a “superhighway” for cyclists, […]
July 17, 2019
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Washington Square Office Building Sets New Pricing High

Just when you thought that real estate prices in Center City couldn’t get more bananas, another newsworthy purchase has reset the bar for breathtakingly pricey square footage. This time, we’re not talking about a gleaming steel-and-glass penthouse in a skyscraper, but rather a medical tower. News broke last week that University of Pennsylvania Health System, alias Penn Medicine had snapped up […]
July 16, 2019
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Philly Neighborhood Stereotypes – Okay, They Are Pretty True

Stereotypes are often derided, but there’s a saying about them that holds water… stereotypes are usually at least a little bit true. The same goes for Philadelphia neighborhoods. The City of Brotherly Love may be big, but it often doesn’t feel that way, thanks to the fact that each of the many neighborhoods within is its own microcosm and ‘hood […]
July 15, 2019
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Moving to Philadelphia: What You Need to Know

So, you’re about to become the newest resident of the City of Brotherly Love. Yay! We’re happy to have you. Philadelphia is a big East Coast city, and it comes rife with its own history, traditions, and atmosphere. I find that it’s best to steep yourself in the vibes of a new home before you move, so you aren’t left […]
July 11, 2019
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Only in Philly: International LGBTQ Square-Dancing

Remember square-dancing? If you’re anything like me, the last time you do-si-do’d was probably in middle school gym class, and you not only fumbled all the steps, but you desperately prayed to the yee-haw gods above that you’d snag your crush for a partner. Girls danced with boys, and flounced gingham may or may not have been involved. Oh, the […]
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