August 11, 2014 |
Population: 13,100 (2010). Median income: $33,122 (2012). Area: 1.9 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 26. Homes for sale: 100. Median days on market: 109. Median sale price: $63,750. Housing stock: 5,000 units, most 19th century to mid-20th, with a historic district of substantial homes. School district: Coatesville Area. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; BHHS Fox & Roach HomExpert Report
August 4, 2014 |
Every silver lining warrants a cloud, and I guess the way Philadelphia is evolving is no exception. A Pew Charitable Trusts survey of homeownership that I wrote about a few weeks ago showed that the number of owner-occupied houses in the city has continued its decline. Numbers had been dropping since the city's population peaked in 1950 at nearly 2.1 million, falling by more than 500,000 by 2000. Between 2000 and 2012, the Pew study found, the homeownership rate dropped 7.1 percentage points, from 59.3 percent to 52.2 percent.
July 10, 2014
An op-ed on Tuesday misstated the number of times the Yankees won the World Series while Joe DiMaggio played for them. It was nine.
June 27, 2014 |
As Cristina Martinez heated a wide maguey leaf on the food cart's griddle, her husband, Benjamin Miller, reached into a warming box holding slow-cooked barbacoa lamb, and the earthy aromas of Capulhuac, Mexico, suddenly wafted over this South Philly corner at Eighth and Watkins Streets. "You want rib meat, leg, or spine?" asks Miller, assembling a one-pound package of moist flesh to be gift-wrapped inside the maguey leaf, with a pint of lamb consomme, spicy cactus salad, and a stack of fresh tortillas on the side.
June 20, 2014 |
AS THE SUN set yesterday evening, the Phillies' record was 32-38. That is the key number, that and their minus-28 run differential. Those two numbers, taken together, indicate a team with a bad record that has played badly. There is no getting around it, even after their sweep of the Atlanta Braves. So, the question: What are the odds they can make the playoffs? This isn't about the last week or so, when the Phils have begun to show a pulse. This isn't about winning 10-5 in Atlanta, or about being only a handful of games behind in the National League East.