March 1, 2017

Blockbuster Watercolor Exhibit Comes to Philadelphia

Unless you are an art student or artist yourself, you probably haven’t given much thought to the medium of watercolor. Like most kids, you probably had a Crayola paint kit that you dabbed at with a wet brush and made primary-hued masterpieces for Mom to hang on the fridge. Long ago, before the Civil War, watercolors were dismissed as the […]
March 1, 2017

Just Sold: 2324 Wilder St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Just Sold: $317,000 V2 Properties does it again! amazing home at an amazing price! Magnificent 3 story new construction home in Point Breeze.100% complete and built! This property is highlighted by a rooftop deck, and granite kitchen… Amazing value!! Features include 3 bedrooms, 3 elegant tiled baths, a full 3rd floor master suite, rooftop deck with majestic views of the […]
February 28, 2017

Just Sold: 1432 N Cadwallader St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Just Sold: $699,000 A rare gem you’d want to owner occupy but the numbers make sense whether you’d move in or not: welcome to rapidly developing Old Kensington, located right behind the Crane Arts Building, right around the corner from Reanimator Coffee, a stone’s throw from Northern Liberties. Three amazing units each in their own right, with Bosch appliance packages, […]
February 28, 2017
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Annual “TreePhilly” Program Gives Away Free Trees

You know what beautifies a yard like nothing else? A majestic tree, overhanging and shady. Trees connect us to the earth every time we look at them, they are good for the environment, and they make an urban setting look more inviting. It is for all these reasons that the city of Philadelphia gives away free trees through its “TreePhilly” […]
February 27, 2017

Just Sold: 1512 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Just Sold: $505,000 1512 N. 17th Street is a truly unique 5-unit student housing property centrally located near Temple University. Many of the original architectural details were kept during this building’s restoration in 2008. Highlights include: Tax Abatement (expires 2018) – Large Units – Unique Craftsmanship Throughout – Granite Kitchens – Hardwood Flooring – Washer & Dryer Units in each […]
February 27, 2017

Legoland’s City Hall Displayed Ahead of Discovery Center Opening

What’s nine feet tall, made of thousands of bricks, and inhabited by plastic residents? Legoland’s model of City Hall and One Liberty Place! The enormous model, which took nine Lego builders 930 hours to build, was placed for display at Philadelphia’s actual, life-sized City Hall in advance of the opening of the new Legoland Discovery Center at Plymouth Meeting Mall. […]
February 24, 2017

Philly Stands With Transgender Students

Earlier this week, Donald Trump made a political move that LGBTQ advocates say will hurt transgender students. Under President Obama, transgender students received protection under Title IX – a federal law that prevents gender discrimination in government-funded programs – which allowed them to use the restrooms, locker rooms, and pronouns of their identified gender, as well as to dress in […]
February 23, 2017

Philly News Briefs: 2/23/17

1.) Philly’s very own Fashion Week kicks off tonight with a runway presentation by Mah-Jing Wong, who competed on Season 15 of Project Runway. Wong is a Mantua native and a grad of The Art Institute. He says that he originally started college focused on marketing, when a teacher told him that he should be designing clothes. Wong changed his […]
February 23, 2017

Philadelphians Embrace “LOVE”

Aside from the Liberty Bell and the Rocky steps, what do you think of when you think of visual symbols of the city of Philadelphia? Obviously, the LOVE statue – with “LO” on top (with a tilted O) and “VE” on the bottom. The statue is so iconic that there’s a park built around and named after it. There’s no […]
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