northern liberties neighborhood: Wacky Weed and Other Wild Things in Northern Liberties- Philadelphia - 06/28/09 08:08 AM
Wacky Weed and Other Wild Things! Whether you live in the area or are just visiting Philadelphia, there is one  neighborhood that is bound to provide you with some pretty wild and even wacky sights. If you have never been to the area you must visit the popular sites, sounds and tastes that this neighborhood has to offer. And do not forget to put Liberty Lands Park on your list of places you must visit this summer. Here are some of the many things you may see...  
Liberty Lands Park has exotic wildlife.         
Liberty Lands Park gives new meaning to "Wacky Weed"!          
Any tree can … (3 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Philadelphia Independent Film Fesitval in Northern Liberties ! - 06/26/09 11:17 PM
Where else can you go where there will be 190 movies (233 total including second showings) over a four-day festival ?  Well, right here in Northern Liberties through June 28, 2009 !
It is awesome that these independent films get an opportunity to be shown, especially because we are disappointed over pretty much EVERY main stream movie !  The venue being in Northern Liberties is both vibrant and centric for the movies and the folks coming in to see.  Some of the cool places for the screenings include Tower Investments, City Fitness, Exit Skateshop, Yards Brewery, Arbol Cafe, Dave and Busters and Invincible Pictures.

northern liberties neighborhood: Who was Keeping it Real in Northern Liberties Friday Night? - 06/14/09 10:13 AM
Who was keeping it real in Northern Liberties Friday night? Perhaps the better question is: Who was keeping it Photo-realistic?Jesse Beamsderfer and Arcadia Boutique were keeping real in the Northernliberhood on Friday night. Jesse is a talented technical artist whose photo-realistic fashion inspired ink drawings are featured in Arcadia Boutique through August.
We had a chance to talk to the artist face to face at his opening reception regarding the inspiration for his featured study called PAPERDOLLS. In speaking with him, it was evident that he has a real passion for drawing and I was amazed to learn that much of his work was done with a brush as well … (7 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Northern Liberties: Philadelphia's New Culture ! - 05/25/09 10:15 PM
Northern Liberties:  Philadelphia's New Culture !
While a majority of Philadelphian's flock to the NJ Shore to welcome in the summer season as a Memorial Day tradition, Chris and I stayed home in our Northern Liberties neighborhood as we have done for the last 3 or 4 years now.  But this year things have changed !  Rather than seeing silent streets, abundant parking spaces, and quiet restaurants throughout our neighborhood, things were booming !
Thanks to the newly opened Schmidt's Piazza in Northern Liberties, Memorial Day and every day will never be the same.Bart Blatstein (my most admired developer and business person right now) has literally … (9 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Spotting an Angel in Northern Liberties - 05/21/09 02:07 AM
Spotting an Angel in Northern Liberties
While walking to a listing appointment yesterday evening in Northern Liberties, Stephanie and I spotted an angel.  It is great living in an area where there are so many beautiful houses, blocks and of course wonderful pets.  In fact, one year the annual Northern Liberties calendar included photos of some of the local dogs.  On this day, I think this lovely one was waiting for her parents to come home...  We were both struck in awe by the gentle beauty...

If interested in buying or selling properties in Philadelphia, contact Chris and Stephanie Somers at … (5 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Sugarhouse Casino - The drama continues in Philadelphia - 04/05/09 04:33 AM
 Sugarhouse Casino - The drama continues in Philadelphia
The never-ending controvery over casinos in Philadelphia continued this past week with two interesting updates regarding the Sugarhouse Casino:
1.  Sugarhouse Casino Picks Up Foundation Permit - This could mean that construction can finally move foward.  However, there are still additional hurdles for Sugarhouse such as whether they can build on state-owned riparian land, the necessity to receive sewer permits and permission from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding ongoing arccheological studies.
2. PA Supreme Court Appoints Referee to Oversee Casino Disputes in Philadelphia - This referee should be versed in kung fu, self defense and wear … (12 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Somewhere Over the Rainbow... - 04/05/09 02:30 AM
A Rainbow from our deck in Northern Liberties
On April 3rd after a rain shower this glorious rainbow emerged.  I was able to snap a photo from our condo in Northern Liberties before it disappeared.  The whole neighborhood stopped and took a moment to view and appreciate the beauty.
What does it mean ?  Perhaps we have hit the bottom in the real estate market ?
Good luck finding your treasure !


northern liberties neighborhood: A Taste of Victory in Northern Liberties. The Foodery during Philly Beer Week. - 03/12/09 01:14 PM
The sweet taste of Victory ... ... Victory beer that is during Philadelphia Beer week.  Victory Brewing Company was the taste of the hour in Northern Liberties at The Foodery on N 2nd Street and Poplar. The place was packed with happy smiling faces. I am telling you, it was a very welcomed distraction for me at the end of a long day.    
The Foodery has an enormous selection of really delicious and impossible to find beers. I am pretty much a simple Stella drinker but on occasion I have been known to experiment. Victory Beer is really popular … (4 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: A Taste (Pun Intended) of Spring in Northern Liberties. Philly Beer Week is Here ! - 03/08/09 09:32 AM
Northern Liberties is one neighborhood that absolutely relishes the milder seasons. On any given wam day, the N 2nd Street Strip from Girard Avenue all the way South to Spring Garden Street is bustling with people at every corner. And that is even more true this week which is Philadelphia Beer Week. Many people will come in on the El, drive in from other areas of the city or beyond,  just to get a taste of one of the coolest places in Philadelphia.
During Beer week, Northern Liberties is going to rock since we have some incredibly friendly places to drink, … (5 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Cantina Dos Segundos - a real treat in Northern Liberties ! - 11/02/08 11:48 AM
Cantina Dos Segundos is an awesome addition to Northern Liberties !My wife Stephanie and I took a break from our workaholic schedule and the craziness of the philadelphia real estate market to enjoy dinner at Cantina Dos Segundos (otherwise knows as the restaurant that replaced Azure ) at 931 N 2nd St - see google map.What a treat !  We used to go to Azure at least once a week so we were very sad and disappointed when Azure closed.   We just figured that the new restaurant would be the run of the mill Mexican joint.  We were pleasantly suprised !We … (11 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Metro Home & Hardware - Northern Liberties local hardware store ! - 11/01/08 08:44 AM
Finally, a local hardware store in Northern Liberties !
Stephanie and I love to shop and support the local businesses where we live in Northern Liberties.  Today instead of going to our usual locksmith's store to get keys made we popped by Metro Home and Hardware, in Northern Liberties at 618-20 N Front St - see google map.
We met Ben, the owner who is the store's sole employee during store hours on Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.  Wow - this guy must be … (6 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Northern Liberties - a stroll down Liberties Walk - 08/16/08 12:42 AM
An Evening Stroll Down Liberties Walk -  The Somers Team
Last night, Stephanie and I took a lovely walk down Liberties walk as I had two major appointments - an eye exam and a hair cut appointment.  I say major in that we are so busy with real estate it is hard to make the time to do things for ourselves but we are getting better at that and finding balance in our lifes.
A brand new eye glass store just opened at Liberties Walk - Eyecandy .  The store is definitely worth checking out.  … (0 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: An Hour or Two to Relax at Liberties Walk and Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties - 08/09/08 02:07 PM

Stephanie and I had the opportunity to take a moment out of the day and take a walk at Liberties Walk and Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties today.
Frequently on the weekends at Liberties Walk local artists will set up booths where they display their art, jewelry, crafts and the like.  Today we met Diane and purchased the gray soft sculpture vase made out of wool.
The day was quite pleasant - with great weather and a fun group of people in Northern Liberties !
We continued our walk into Liberty Lands Park - park maintained and run by the … (5 comments)

northern liberties neighborhood: Northern Liberties - a great place to live - part II - beautiful art murals - 08/03/08 12:32 PM
Today when my wife Stephanie and I were on way back from hosting open houses in Port Richmond and Old City, we were driving in to our condo parking lot in our Northern Liberties home at 2nd and Poplar and saw the mural at the end of the street (Newmarket St) being worked on by two local artists.  The mural has become quite a sight - it is a reminder of how great of a neighborhood we live in - in Northern Liberties !!
We spoke with the 2 local artists - le Josh and Erica.  le Josh invited us to … (11 comments)

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