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Washington Square West

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Unique bi-level condo located only minutes away from the Washington Square! A historic brownstone converted into condos, this space offers classic charm and modern features throughout.

The living room located on the first floor offers amazing natural sunlight through the huge original windows, wall to wall hardwood flooring and a comfortable open layout.

Continue to your the updated kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, built in dishwasher and microwave, plenty of cabinet space and flawless granite countertops.

Further you'll find a spacious bedroom with closet, ceiling fan and two large windows.

Descend your modern spiral staircase to the large finished basement area which functions as the 2nd bedroom or ideal as a

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Huge snowball fight in a parkWashington Square is usually a quiet and contemplative place. This afternoon, it will be anything but. Instead, it should look something like this.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, you're probably reading this from the confines of your home, thanks to the huge winter storm now battering the area. According to the National Weather Service, bilzzard conditions will remain with us for most of the rest of the day, though the nor'easter that's burying us in snow (or Winter Storm Jonas, if you follow Weather Channel practice) is projected to head out to sea this evening.

Maybe you might want to get out, if just for a little while. One Center City resident evidently wants to and thinks you might want to too.

David Goldstein has posted on

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Stunning corner unit in the premier White Building!

Blending historic character with all the modern comforts you love, this residence wows at every turn with magnificent exposed brick walls, gorgeous hardwood flooring, high ceilings, unique architecture, sleek lighting, innovative storage, solid-core doors, and a multitude of windows for abundant sunlight throughout. Enter and pass through the foyer hallway with recessed lighting, before discovering the spacious open living and dining space.

Your eye will quickly move to the spectacular, one-of-a-kind, custom sculpture wall that serves not only as an inventive definer of the bedroom/den space beyond, but also as a piece of art. Admire the open gourmet kitchen, showcasing white Carrera marble

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Festival zone map showing secure perimetersDrive your car outside the green box above after Thursday, Sept. 24, and you can't drive it back in until sometime Monday, Sept. 28. If your car is parked either within the area outlined in black above or on any of the streets highlighted in yellow, you will have to move it either to a parking space outside the area or to a garage or lot where you can store it for the duration of the papal visit. Read on for details.

First off, it's no longer the "traffic box" - it's the Francis Festival Zone.

And if you live within it. there are some things you may need to take care of in the days leading up to the papal visit.

The most important thing, if you own a car, is getting that car out of the "secure vehicle perimeter" or off the "authorized vehicle

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Pope FrancisNot only Catholics are wild about Pope Francis, whose humility and openness have won him fans well beyond the Church. Some of those fans are expected to be part of the Francis Festival weekend in Philadelphia. Not only they, but you too, will have an easier time getting around that weekend thanks to changes in SEPTA service in the city.

We mustn't forget that while official Philadelphia may be taking a long weekend when Pope Francis pays us a visit on Sept. 26-27, lots of private businesses will be #OpenInPHL to accommodate visitors to the World Meeting of Families and serve the needs of those of us who are sticking around that weekend.

Last week, SEPTA made a major change to its service plans for the weekend that will make it easier for the people

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A gorgeous, light filled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit in Washington Square West with very low condo fees! Walk score of 99 makes it the most walk-able neighborhood in the city.

This bi level unit has fantastic details, including hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and large windows for ample natural light throughout.

The open living and dining room floor plan with fireplace offers plenty of room for entertaining guests and showcases the lovely kitchen, complete with granite counters and island, stainless steel appliances and a tiled backsplash.

Upstairs reveals the private and very large master bedroom and master bath.

Walking distance of multiple shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and more: don't wait, see this home

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Reading Terminal Market interior
Good cooks come to the Reading Terminal Market to get the best in fresh and local produce, meats, seafood and more. Everyone else comes to chow down on some of the best fare in Philly, including the best sandwich in America. (Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia)

After the Liberty Bell, the Reading Terminal Market is the top visitor attraction in Philly. That's right, visitor attraction: the 122-year-old food emporium welcomes hundreds of thousands of out-of-towners through its doors each year.

Unlike us locals, most of them are there to get something to eat now, not to pick up top-quality foods and ingredients to make something wonderful at home. Fortunately, the RTM offers both, and there's nothing stopping us from chowing down while we shop

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Hundreds of submissions. Fifteen finalists. Seven winners. The recipients of the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia's second annual Willard G. "Bill" Rouse Awards for Excellence represent the best of the best in urban design in the Mid-Atlantic region, from the Poconos to Harrisburg to the Jersey shore to the Delaware beaches.

The awards were bestowed on the winners at a ceremony at the Ballroom at the Franklin on June 17. Here are the residential projects among them:

Arbor Mews before and after

Arbor Mews, Norristown, Pa.
Two burned-out vacant buildings near the heart of the Montgomery County seat were combined with new construction to produce a 12-unit stacked townhome complex that blends seamlessly with the large century-old homes surrounding it. The homes in this Barton

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In the beginning, customers who bought slices for the homeless left sticky notes to let them know a slice was waiting for them. Rosa's owner Mason Wartman uses a more sophisticated tracking system now, but the sticky-note tradition remains, with both buyers and recipients leaving notes of thanks on Rosa's wall.

Remember Rosa's Fresh Pizza? The place on 11th Street in Washington Square West where you can buy a slice of hot, fresh, crisp-crust pizza for a buck (or a buck and a half with toppings), then buy another for the next homeless person who stops by?

Ellen DeGeneres loved the place, and so do the thousands of customers who have left notes for the future patrons who take owner Mason Wartman up on his offer.

Now Wartman is adding merchandise to

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Frame of Maison 208Things to come...

The last freestanding Dewey's Famous outlet in Philadelphia is now just a memory, and in its place, the skeleton frame of a new restaurant is rising.

A recent stroll down the 200 block of South 13th Street in the Midtown Village-Gayborhood section of Washington Square West revealed that the bones of the new structure are now rising atop its foundation, which has been covered with wooden decking.

...from those now gone: The skeleton frame above is rising on the site of this building, which began life as a Dewey's Famous restaurant in 1958.

When complete, this two-story structure will house a new signature restaurant to be run by star chef Sylva Senat, who first made a splash in Philly with his inventive interpretations of

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