September 5, 2016
Visitors invited 208 years ago to the home of William Waln, a merchant in the China trade, and his wife were in for a shock. The new house, which stood at the southeast corner of Seventh and Chestnut Streets, was quiet on the outside, a cubic form standing gracefully in the garden. But the interior was far from quiet. The three main ground-floor rooms where the Walns entertained were at once antiquarian and completely cutting edge. They had none of the fine woodwork and intricate cabinetmaking for which Philadelphia had long been famous.
July 11, 2016 |
Daniel Glaubinger and Sauce Leon were moving to Philadelphia from Newark, N.J., and they wanted a home that was environmentally sustainable and did not take up a lot of room. For the couple - Glaubinger teaches high school history and Leon, his husband, teaches special education at an elementary school - house-hunting resulted in that vision's evolving a bit. "First, we looked at old houses, and we loved the way they looked, but they had all kinds of leakages and high costs," says Glaubinger.
February 18, 2016 |
Central Philadelphia's coming supply of new housing could overshoot demand if policy makers and businesses cannot attract more residents to the city and keep a larger portion of existing ones from leaving, according to data in a report released Tuesday. There are 5,833 apartments, condo units and houses under construction and scheduled for delivery in and around Center City over the next three years, 1,936 more than would be absorbed under recent growth rates, the Center City District said in its report on housing.
February 8, 2016 |
Leona Wright, then a feisty 94-year-old Bible school teacher, was beaming. It was November 2013 and Wright and her longtime neighbors had just learned that they would not have to move out of the Mount Holly Gardens, after all. "Yes, yes, I'm getting a new house" in the Gardens, she said that chilly night when the residents packed a Mount Holly Township meeting to hear about a potential settlement. It was just days before the case was to go before the U.S. Supreme Court and the settlement would allow the Burlington County town to demolish the complex of aging rowhouses but give Wright and 19 other families new condominiums in the planned development of several hundred units in the Gardens neighborhood.
February 6, 2016
Q: My husband and I are considering buying a house in a great location, but it seems very open to the street. The windows let in lots of light, except there is no privacy - anybody going by can see right in, especially the kitchen. And my husband and I love to cook together and sometimes we get "playful. " I'd hate to live with all the curtains closed. We want this house, but I love our "moments" together, and I don't want to lose them. - M&M 4ever! A: It's wonderful to find playful moments whenever you can, not just around your anniversary or Valentine's Day. Celebrating cooking and food together is very romantic, and I would also hate for you to lose that because you feel on display in a new house.
May 8, 2015 |
Kylie's shocking admission Never in a million years would I have guessed that Kylie Jenner was not born with those flap-like subterranean creatures glued to her mouth - you know, where the lips should be. In a disturbing revelation that has rocked our world, Kim Kardashian 's sis admits her lips have been bionically altered by Victor Frankenstein, M.D . The truth comes by way of reality TV: Kylie, 17, admits in two new clips from...
April 29, 2015 |
DEESHA DYER has come a long way from her days of handing out free condoms at Fluid and other local nightclubs. These days, instead of trying to persuade partygoers to get themselves tested for HIV, she's in charge of all of the social functions at the White House. Yeah, you read that right. The White House as in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. As the new White House social secretary, her job is to work closely with first lady Michelle Obama to compile guest lists for opulent dinners honoring visiting dignitaries such as Chinese President Xi Jinping, who's coming in September.
March 8, 2015
WITH THE NEWS earlier this week that the Eagles had released Cary Williams, a good many of the team's fans took to social media to give him a single-digit salute and hurl the kind of insults at the 30-year-old cornerback that they never, ever would have had the guts to hurl if he was standing in front of them. But that's par for the course these days when so many manage to find courage only when they're hiding behind an anonymous user name or a blog that doesn't require them ever to visit a locker room and look a man in the eye. I'm not suggesting Williams deserved a parade down Broad Street for his 2 years of service with the Eagles.
February 4, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - At Gov. Wolf's inaugural last month, new House Majority Leader Dave Reed was among those seated in the A-list section outside the Capitol. After the ceremony, a state official turned to Reed, looking for a program. Reed told him he did not know where there was an extra one. The official, whom Reed declined to name, responded by saying, "If you want your boss, the governor, to be successful, you'd better know where the programs are. " Without missing a beat, Reed replied, "My apologies, sir. " It happens that way for Reed - a lot. At 36, he more closely resembles the star athlete who just got named president of his college fraternity than a six-term lawmaker just elected leader of the Republican House majority in the nation's sixth most populous state.
January 14, 2015
THE NEW state House majority leader, one of the most powerful posts in Harrisburg, isn't exactly a carbon copy of leaders in Pennsylvania. In fact, Dave Reed, of rural Indiana County, "Christmas Tree Capital of the World," seems an odd fit for leadership in a legislature known for sameness. He was sworn in last week. He's far from the same ol', same ol'. He's in the party of old men but, at 36, is the youngest GOP legislative leader in the state's modern history. He started life in a trailer park, but holds an Ivy League master's degree from Penn's Fels Institute of Government.