rittenhouse square: What $450K Can Buy You in Rittenhouse Square - 06/22/13 05:19 AM
Curious how far your money will go when it comes to buying your dream home? We like getting as much bang for our buck as you do. Here's what $450K can buy you in Rittenhouse Square:
$450,000: 1608 Addison Street - Absolutely chic dripping with style, Rittenhouse Square home situated on a charming street. This 2 bedroom 2 bath property is the epitome of style and taste and features hardwood floors, a romantic brick wood burning fireplace, and a beautiful private garden patio that can be accessed through French doors in the kitchen. We hope you like to cook because this kitchen has Bertazonni gas … (0 comments)

rittenhouse square: Shopping Party & Fundraiser at SA VA - 05/14/12 04:27 AM
Looking for something fashion-savvy to do this Wednesday? InLiquid and SA VA combine forces for a special Shopping Party & Fundraiser held at SA VA in Rittenhouse Square. Proceeds will help support programming at InLiquid.  Curious about InLiquid? Check out the video feature we did with Rachel Zimmerman last year.


rittenhouse square: In Your Face, Center City: Philadelphia Deserves Better! - 07/31/11 03:13 AM
In your face Center City:  Philadelphia deserve better !
I was asked the following by a close friend who is struggling with where he wants to live in Philadelphia.
"Stephanie, if you could live anywhere in Philly no matter what the cost, where would you live?"
I said, without a moment of hesitation, "I'd live right where I am, here in Northern Liberties". If Northern Liberties did not exist I would live in any of the Fringe Neighborhoods such as: Art Museum, Graduate Hospital, Queen Village, Passyunk Square, Fishtown, etc..
"Do you want to know where I would not live? Center City," I … (5 comments)

rittenhouse square: Walnut Street's Shiny New Apple Store - 08/02/10 03:55 AM
We had to see it to believe it, but Philadelphia's first Apple Store opened on Friday and has been buzzing all weekend with both the curious and the devoted. The location on the 1600 block of Walnut Street will pull in many shoppers and also boost sidewalk traffic along Rittenhouse Row.
As you can see, the blue shirted Apple employees are on top of it, meaning that there was rarely a line to be seen on Saturday.

The spacious store has high ceilings and slick silver walls lined with Apple goodies. At the rear of the room, the Genius … (7 comments)

rittenhouse square: Sometimes When You Lose, You Win ! - 06/06/10 01:28 AM
Sometimes When You Lose, You Win !
Several months ago I went on a listing appointment in the Graduate Hospital / Rittenhouse Square area.   I thought for sure that I was going to be doing business with this seller, but she informed me that she decided to go with another Realtor.  It was a little disappointing in that my presentation was crisp, the communication was great and the rapport between us was excellent.  But when someone meets with 4 or 5 Realtors, your chances are obviously 20 to 25 percent.  In this case, she went with the last Realtor she met with … (83 comments)

rittenhouse square: Philadelphia Chutney Company Coming Along on Sansom Street - 06/02/10 01:13 AM

Workers are keeping busy at the soon-to-open Philadelphia Chutney Company, which is taking over the old Remedy Tea Bar space at 1628 Sansom Street in Center City. Will the green paint and black awning be the next changes?
What will set this Indian restaurant apart from others is its focus on organic ingredients and Southern Indian cuisine. There are plenty of Northern Indian curry houses in Philadelphia, and this will bring something new to the table. What can you expect from South Indian cooking? A greater emphasis on rice, a heavy dose of coconut and coconut oil, and plenty of … (5 comments)

rittenhouse square: A Little Bit of Mexico on the Square - 06/01/10 03:09 AM

You're considering your lunch options in Rittenhouse Square when it hits you. Tacos. A nice, sunny spot in the Square. An hour of pure contentment. You drag your coworker to Mexico on the Square. They grumble that it better be worth it. You know it will be, so you just smile.
The former owners of Savoy Mexican Grill (the odder than odd taqueria/deli/flower shop that used to be at 18th and Spruce Streets) have moved over to 15th and Pine. They're calling it Mexico on the Square, and while it isn't exactly as close as their old location, the … (3 comments)

rittenhouse square: Rittenhouse's Only Speakeasy That Serves Guacamole - 05/12/10 03:24 AM
Welcome to Ranstead Room. Congratulations, because you've found it. Tucked away on Ranstead Street, in the middle of nothing, look for a black door with two red R's. The quieter component of Stephen Starr's Mexican diner, El Rey, is this dimly lit barroom. Vintage velvet wallpaper, scandalous artwork, and deep red booths all bring a hush to the room. The sound of 40's-era cocktails being made at the bar and the matching music all place you in a softer time.
Ranstead Room's cocktail list was developed by New York mixologist Sasha Petraske and bears concoctions like the zesty Piquin Cocktail, a … (0 comments)

rittenhouse square: Cinco De Mayo in Your Neighborhood - 04/26/10 04:39 AM
Philadelphians known all about independence, so we're right on top of celebrating Mexico's independence victory on May 5th. What's going on in your barrio? Read on.
Northern Liberties will see mucho margarita pitchers served, especially at Cantina Dos Segundos, where the Cinco de Mayo Art Show will feature work from DJ Luis Angel Cancel, Joey Knuckles of Philadelphia Eddie's Tattoo 621, Elena Nestico (DJ Lady Prowl), Daniel P Cordua, K Fish, and others. Drink that in while you're toasting with tequila.
Taco Riendo, the authentic taqueria titan of Old Kensington, is giving out complimentary Corona and tequila to customers. Their … (1 comments)

rittenhouse square: Your Neighborhood Earth Day Agenda - 04/21/10 04:07 AM

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and you should treat every day like it is, but the following nods to the planet make it a little more encouraging to do so. It isn't all heavy lifting and getting dirty. You can make small efforts in the everyday things that you do - like shopping or dining out - things that we normally associate with guilt.
In Northern Liberties, Earth Day is about saving the planet and another type of green during Arcadia's Earth Day Sale. From noon to 8 pm, your eco-threads provider will donate 10% of all sales to Earth … (1 comments)

rittenhouse square: What's Open 14 Hours Daily in Rittenhouse Square and Will Change Your Life? - 04/19/10 02:34 AM
Answer: El Rey, Stephen Starr's answer for an empty former Midtown Diner IV space in Rittenhouse Square.
While the interior of the Mexican diner still looks like the old 24-hour haunt that you remember, the design of the restaurant involved a trip to Mexico and flea market finds to stir El Rey to life. The exterior has only changed slightly, brightening the 2000 block of Chestnut Street with a golden brick front and a fun sign that promises to change your life. The original Midtown Diner IV sign is still there, with some slight adjustments. Are those 14 hours 11 - … (0 comments)

rittenhouse square: Fitler Square: Grizzly Bears, Tennis Courts, and Garden Potlucks - 04/19/10 01:09 AM

Fitler Square is truly a hangout for locals who live in the quiet, tree-lined neighborhood that's known as a calmer, more residential cousin of Rittenhouse Square. It's smaller than other squares, but if you venture west for another block, you'll come across tennis courts, fields, two dog parks - one general and one for smaller dogs, and the gorgeous Schuylkill River Garden at the Schuylkill River Park. Every fourth Sunday from April - October, gardeners and residents bring dishes for an outdoor garden potluck there. This makes Fitler Square a nice community hideaway full of outdoor possibilities.

The … (2 comments)

rittenhouse square: Looking for a great home in Philadelphia's Graduate Hospital & Bella Vista Neighborhoods? Visit our 3 Open Houses on Sunday, April 11th 1-3pm - 04/10/10 05:39 AM
3 Spectacular Open Houses
Graduate Hospital & Bella Vista
 Sunday, April 11th 1-3pm

1908 Rodman Street, Unit C
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This 1 bedroom condo unit for sale in Rittenhouse Square is a spacious, bright, 1 bedroom, bi-level, Rittenhouse Condo located on a quiet tree-lined street is waiting for you. This condo offers extremely low condo fees and is only 3 blocks from Rittenhouse Square! Everything you want or need is in walking distance!
Some of the great features of this home are:
high ceilings soaring 13 foot windows central air large open living and dining area. Plenty of storage … (2 comments)

rittenhouse square: Rittenhouse Square: Dog-Walkers And People-Watchers - 04/08/10 04:03 AM

We all know that Rittenhouse Square belongs to the dogs - the tiny pampered ones, the tall elegant ones, the shaggy playful ones. The above statue proves it. They're all here for their daily walks in hopes that their owners will stop by Metropolitan Bakery, south of the Square, for some dog treats.

It's packed with people, too, on any given day, any given time, and any given weather, and not just residents of Rittenhouse. This is the square that attracts people from all over the city and is covered with pedestrians, those working, dining, and shopping in … (0 comments)

rittenhouse square: 1 Bedroom Condo Unit Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia – Spacious Bright 1BR Condo Unit in Rittehouse Square in walking distance to everything! - 04/02/10 12:54 AM
1 Bedroom Condo Unit for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Call The Somers 215-400-2620, RE/MAX Access, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

1908 Rodman Street, Unit C
This 1 bedroom condo unit for sale in Rittenhouse Square is a spacious, bright, 1 bedroom, bi-level, Rittenhouse Condo located on a quiet tree lined street is waiting for you. This condo offers extremely low condo fees and is only 3 blocks from Rittenhouse Square! Everything you want or need is in walking distance!
Enter the building through a foyer with stairs leading to Unit C which puts you in the main living room. … (2 comments)

rittenhouse square: A Useable Feast at Noble Cookery - 03/18/10 02:49 AM
If you like art, food, and prefer when the two influence each other, this event is for you.
Down to Earth event planners will coordinate with Art in the Age and Noble Cookery to put on a sustainable feast with ceramic pottery on display.
It'll kick off with a cocktail hour with seasonal drinks inspired by local ingredients and a pottery preview at the modern farmhouse-style restaurant Noble Cookery in Rittenhouse Square. Over 75 pieces of functional pottery by Jim Dugan, Mel Griffin, Ayumi Horie, and Gwendolyn Yoppolo will be available. The family-style dinner at 8pm will focus on locally grown … (3 comments)

rittenhouse square: Get Lively at Your Neighborhood Fitness Studio - 03/16/10 04:47 AM
Philadelphia is a city full of fitness options that go beyond the gym. Urban yoga studios and method instructors have branched out into neighborhoods where they can offer a more convenient workout that's close to home.
The Lithe Method has locations in Northern Liberties, Rittenhouse Square, and Ardmore. Lauren Boggi's signature program combines ballet barre work, Pilates, cardio, and strength training. It's tougher than it sounds and has garnered quite a following with those who are looking for a unique workout with schedule-friendly classes on weekends and evenings. Boggi maintains a blog called Fit Hip Healthy and her instructors frequently contribute. … (3 comments)

rittenhouse square: Spring Cocktails at the Franklin Mortgage in Rittenhouse Square - 03/05/10 02:47 AM
Cocktail culture is kept alive at Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co., Rittenhouse Square's only speakeasy that we know about.
After a long, busy day in the spring market, you deserve some relaxation. The fittingly-named Franklin Mortgage has just unveiled its spring drink menu, a list of 34 season-ready sippers that will be available starting Monday. All cocktails are $12 and there's absolutely no vodka. Some of the new offerings include:
The Coal Cracker Swizzle - Rye Whiskey, Galliano, Ginger Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Muddled Blackberry, Angostura, Mint, Sasparilla Tincture, Served Tall on Crushed Ice Destructive Urges - Bermuda and Demerara Rums, … (2 comments)

rittenhouse square: What's up with...Rittenhouse Square - 03/05/10 02:03 AM
Rittenhouse Square is in Center City, Philadelphia. The major shopping, dining, and business destination is where visitors and locals come together for culture and nightlife. As one of the most convenient areas for commuters to get to by public transportation, many Philadelphians come to Rittenhouse for work, shopping and entertainment. Those that travel end up staying near Rittenhouse Square, due to the variety of hotels that it offers.
Rittenhouse Square itself is akin to Central Park, albeit much smaller, as it attracts dog walkers, musicians, and all types in one common public space. There is a lot to see and do … (3 comments)

rittenhouse square: Brooklyn Invasion on Walnut Street - 02/16/10 12:51 AM

When New York outfitters Brooklyn Industries scoped out their 13th location, they decided it was time to travel to Philadelphia. I'm guessing they were tired of so many Philadelphians raiding their sale racks at the Williamsburg location. They've branched out to other trendsetting cities like Portland and Chicago, so we are flattered that they chose a Walnut Street outpost in Rittenhouse Square for their functional minis, soft pima cotton tees, and casual men's shirts.
The new store, open since February 1st, is one floor of fashion with a second floor slated for an art gallery. BKI made use of … (2 comments)

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