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This Applied Urban Solutions latest project is an architectural and design gem that will wow you from the moment you approach the 3 story home.

Every space is used perfectly, from the concealed coat closet in the kitchen area to the flex space on the 2nd floor creating a fully functional office area in addition to the 3 bedrooms, to the ingenious use of closet space throughout.

3 full bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, C/A, roof deck with fab views, finished basement, custom metal work on all interior and exterior railings and flower boxes...this home has it all!

The neighborhood and block are quiet and beautiful, located half a block from Dickinson Square Park. Super-easy access to big box stores on Columbus Blvd and a

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Phillies vs. Brewers: Even our sports teams are supporting Philly Beer Week, the Phillies are taking on the Brewers this weekend beginning tonight and going through the weekend. If you’re looking for a good time for a great prive - tickets start at $17, this is the perfect day or night out!

Union vs. Toronto FC: Just over in Chester, the Philadelphia Union will host Toronto F.C. tonight at 8pm. Toronto has some heavy hitters in US Men’s National team stars Michael Bradley & Jozy Altidore so it’s sure to be an exciting game. Tickets are still available and tonight would be an absolutely stunning night spent on the waterfront at Talen Energy Stadium.


Odunde Festival: Philly is known for it’s festivals but this one is the

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P'unk BurgerBetter burgers with help from the neighbors: P'unk Burger kicks South Philly burger culture up several notches by keeping it local.

It's been eight years since Marlo and Jason Dilks took pizza in Philadelphia to places it had never been before with SLiCE, their affordable gourmet pizzeria at 10th and Federal streets, just west of the Italian Market in Passyunk Square.

As their pizza continued to gather accolades and fans, the Dilkses had an epiphany: What they did for pizza, they could do for burgers too. And they could bolster the South Philly economy while doing it.

The result is P'unk Burger, nestled between East Passyunk Avenue's two restaurant clusters on the 1800 block—just down the street from Marra's and Stogie Joe's and just up from Le

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Developers bank on Millennials to give Delaware's biggest city something it's never had—a downtown that stays alive after 5; A large commercial real estate firm is placing a $1 billion bet that nontraditional office space is the wave of the future; that transformation of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Dickinson Narrows into apartments? Ain't a-happenin' after all; and maybe, just maybe, there's a window of opportunity to dream big about expanding SEPTA:

Wilmington Seeks a Youthful Energy Downtown (The New York Times)
Philadelphia company seeks to raise $1B to invest in creative office space (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Reuse plans scuttled, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Pennsport to be demolished (Plan Philly)
Is The Timing Perfect to Supersize Philadelphia Public…
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Now Available:
Philly Living Quarterly Market Report for Q4 2014

A comprehensive guide to sales and statistics for the 4th quarter of 2014.

  • Average Home Sale Price
  • Highest Home Sale Price
  • Average Days on Market
  • Number of Homes Sold
  • Analysis of Year over Year Fluctuations
  • Market Forecast for Q1 2015

Use this comprehensive report to help decide whether to sell or reinvest in your home or investment property.

Areas covered in this report:

  • Center City
  • Rittenhouse
  • Queen Village/Bella Vista
  • Grad Hospital/Fitler Square
  • Northern Liberties/Fishtown
  • Art Museum/Fairmount
  • University City
  • Manayunk/Roxborough/East Falls
  • Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy

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Inga Saffron gives Lindsey Scannapieco's plans to recycle Bok Technical High School in East Passyunk Crossing a big thumbs-up; Chinese investors look to buy their way into the country by helping PennDOT pay for the I-95/Turnpike interchange; With a possible Battle Number Eight on the horizon, Property reviews Philly's seven greatest NIMBY fights; and Hidden City uncovers the hidden history of the buidling that now houses Toppers Spa off Rittenhouse Square:

Changing Skyline: Bringing Bok back (The Philadelphia Inquirer|
Chinese investors sign up to fund I-95-Pa. Turnpike link (The Philadelphia Inquirer|
From Bomb Scares to Parking Payoffs: Philly's Top 7 NIMBY Battles (Property blog|Philadelphia magazine) 
Can't Top This: Munitions

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The former Engine Company 46 firehouse, later steakhouse, today

The intricate brickwork, the building’s long history, and its signature tower that could hide archers in its turret, like Daryl Dixon in a zombie apocalypse, all combine to make the former Engine Company 46 firehouse, at 1401 S. Water St. in Pennsport, one of the most recognizable buildings in South Philadelphia.

Build in 1894, Engine 46 was designed by John T. Windrim in the Flemish Revival style complete with a castle-like tower or turret that a person could stand on top of and see for miles around—at least in 1894.

The firehouse has survived virtually unaltered since it was built, as this 1896 photograph shows; only the garage door has been significantly altered

Now, in 2014,

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The last of the Mummers Fancy Division clubs turns to crowdfunding for its survival; for its 30th birthday, the Commuter Tunnel gets a splendid present — a comprehensive history of the planning and construction of the country's first Big Dig; and speaking of trains, that proposed super-duper-high-speed tunnel under Center City is still a live item; and a Gen-Xer makes the case that cities should be turning to members of her generation, not Millennials, for their salvation:

Fancy this: Golden Sunrise Mummers troupe appeals for cash online (The Philadelphia Inquirer|
Single Most Transformative Investment? The Commuter Tunnel, Now Turning 30 (Hidden City Daily) 
Northeast Corridor planners to outline rail options for the public (The Philadelphia

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We've been following the progress of Constitution Court, the 12-unit gated townhome community now under construction at 3rd and Reed streets in Pennsport, since the Episcopal church it replaces was demolished. So far, though, all the photos we've shown you are from the outside. Today, we take you inside the first finished townhome.

And it's a beauty: Large and bright thanks to the high ceilings and huge windows that flood each room with natural light. Hardwood floors finished on site and recessed lighting throughout add more elements of style, and dual-zone climate control takes care of the elements of comfort.

Living Room

Our tour begins on the first floor, where a family room/sitting area and coat closet are just inside fhe front door. Beyond

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Chesterbrook Village Shopping Center gets a mixed-use makeover; a slender little tower on 13th Street offers a window into the history of a savvy early-20th-century Philadelphia speculator-developer; Pennsport's Ugly American gets prettified for a future new restaurant tenant; and if you've ever wondered where old shopping carts go when they die, the volunteers who cleaned up a stretch of the Delaware riverbank in Pennsport over the weekend have an answer for you:

$85M Chesterbrook Village Shopping Center redevelopment moving forward (Philadelphia Business Journal)
The Legend of Midtown Village (Hidden City Daily)
Former Ugly American Space Under Construction (Naked Philly)
CDAG, United by Blue and citizens who believe in a better environment tackle

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