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2011 

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The third annual Shadfest hits Fishtown next week, and as Shad fever takes over, we begin to wonder: What if Fishtown had been called Shadtown? What exactly is Shadfest? Well, this pretty much explains it. This year's Shadfest is on April 23, but there are a couple of events leading up to the fis...
04/15/2011
Today is such a sunny day I thought It would be great to provide a few sun-kissed tips for today's Tip Jar: 1) When taking pictures inside or outside, the photographer should have the sun (or the brightest light source) to their back to create the most favorable photo shots. 2) Just because it is...
04/14/2011
Wegmans.  Whole Foods.  Trader Joe's. Now that it appears that Pathmark is out for Bart Blatstein's long-awaited supermarket/shopping center novella, the Shops at Schmidts. Let's just say that the neighborhood was not surprised after A&P, Pathmark's parent company, filed for bankruptcy late last ...
04/14/2011
It's safe to say that the angry chants "ca-si-NO!", name slinging like "Sugar HELL", and the crazy uproar that was stirred up in the past few years has settled like a dust cloud of powdered sugar. When SugarHouse Casino first opened, there were many mixed emotions from neighboring riverside commu...
04/14/2011
We're back to clear up your Confused-by-Kensington-itis. We discovered the ever-confouding West Kensington in Part I and now we're going to finish up with Kensingtons both Old and New. Below West Kensington, you'll venture into Old Kensington, which borders Northern Liberties and is commonly refe...
04/13/2011
2420 E Firth Street Photo Gallery Beautiful 3 story, 3 bedroom and 1.5 bath home for under $200,000 for sale in the heart of Fishtown! This home is charming from the inside out & was completely rehabbed in 2004.  The 1st floor features a living room, dining room and an updated eat-in kitchen with...
04/12/2011
Are you afflicted with Confused-by-Kensington-itis? Do you find yourself asking "What is Kensington"?  We hear this question from buyers, sellers, and Philadelphians from all over and we hear it OFTEN. Not many people can decide on the boundaries, exactly which part of Kensington they're visiting...
04/12/2011
Today's spectacular property at 4716 Richmond Street in Bridesburg offers you that  Hometown USA feel right here in urban Philadelphia. This is Where It's At: "Bridesburg is like an island" says the owner of this incredible 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath luxury home. Bridesburg is the best kept secret just ...
04/11/2011
Why is walkability so important? Well, I don't know about you, but I'd rather not spend all of my time in traffic - waiting, spending money on gas, stressing the environment, and sitting when I could be getting some exercise. So what's nearby? Are there schools, is there shopping, are there resta...
04/11/2011
RE/MAX and the Philadelphia Phillies Not for nothing, but how cool is it to go to the world's best baseball team's ballpark and see your company's branding on the scoreboard ?   I think it is awesome.   If you have not seen it yet, go to a Phillies game !   Or watch a game on TV.  Last week I got...
04/10/2011
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