June 24, 2019
living room

Maryland Investment Company Buys Up Logan Square Apartments

A luxury apartment complex has been purchased by a Maryland-based development company. Edgewater, a well-heeled complex consisting of one 13-story tower and 20 townhouses (286 units in total), is located in Logan Square at the base of the Vine Street Expressway and overlooks the Schuylkill River. The parcel, which was bought by Chevy Chase-based company FCP as the latest in […]
June 20, 2019
city hall

What is the William Penn Statue Looking At?

If you are a visitor to Philadelphia, it’s impossible to hit the city’s highlights without seeing the famous statue of William Penn atop the historic and beautiful City Hall. Situated in Old City, a nexus of landmarks (Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell), one gazes up in amazement at the 37-foot high statue of the man who planned and designed the […]
June 19, 2019
cupcakes

Philly’s New Keto Bakery Serves Up Low-Carb Bliss

Excellent news for those who follow a ketogenic (keto) or low-carb diet: Philly’s first brick-and-mortar keto bakery, Dessert Crazy, has opened in Fairmount. In case you haven’t heard of it, the keto diet is a popular way to loose weight and improve your health. The basic rules behind the diet are extremely low carbohydrates, moderate proteins, and high fats. The […]
June 18, 2019
arthaus

Arthaus Condo Tower Breaks Ground in Center City

A(nother) beautiful luxury condo tower is coming to Center City!   Welcome to the Arthaus Located in the desirable Avenue of the Arts neighborhood, the Arthaus building will have forty-seven stories of high-end living. The building will be situated across from the Kimmel Center. The developers are touting the fact that residents can live, work, and play all within the […]
June 17, 2019
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Update: Fashion District Philadelphia Making Progress

The site of the former, rundown and depressing Gallery Mall in Center City is undergoing a Cinderella-worthy transformation as its new incarnation, Fashion District Philadelphia, shapes up. In the capable hands of local mall operator Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) and Santa Monica, CA-based Macerich, the new mall is attracting tenants quickly as it approaches its planned September 19th […]
June 13, 2019
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Philly Officials Target Center City Traffic

Anyone who has the dubious pleasure of driving through Center City during rush hour (which lasts pretty much all day with no break between the morning and afternoon gridlock), on the weekend when special events are going on, or pretty much any time barring maybe the middle of the night knows that our downtown area has a severe traffic problem. […]
June 12, 2019
fixer upper

The Warning Signs of a Bad Fixer-Upper

Buying a fixer-upper is a tricky thing to accomplish successfully. On one hand, some DIY and investment of both time and money can get you a dream house that you’d normally never be able to afford, in the neighborhood highest on your wish-list, with more space/amenities/charm than you’d dare to hope for. On the other, sometimes the house is an […]
June 11, 2019
living room

First-Time Landlord? How to Tell Myth From Facts

Property values in Philadelphia are booming. As arguably the most dynamic and up-and-coming big city on the East Coast, the City of Brotherly Love enjoys a certain, undeniable cache that makes people want to live there, especially in hot neighborhoods like Old City, Strawberry Mansion, Bella Vista, and Avenue of the Arts. If you happen to be lucky enough to […]
June 10, 2019
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Cheers to the Return of Center City Sips!

A beloved Philadelphia summertime tradition is back again! (And no, I don’t mean dumpster pools.) Starting this past Wednesday, June 5th, and continuing through the whole sun-kissed extent of the season, Center City Sips will take to the streets of downtown every hump day between 5 and 7 in the evening, jazzing you up for the coming weekend and giving […]
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