July 25, 2016 |
Space & Co. agent Kent Reichert checks out most of the properties that go on the market in Mount Airy, and the house at 209 Pelham Rd. started out as just another on his list. These days, however, 209 Pelham is right at the top of it. Acting as buyer's agent for his brother, Christopher, and two other investors, Reichert put in an offer of $325,000 for the 4,700-square-foot, eight-bedroom house in December, and it was accepted. "It was in solid condition, but it just didn't show that well," Reichert said, standing in the front yard as roofers worked above him, mature shade trees shielding them from a blazing sun in early July.
July 23, 2016
Need something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered. KIDS 10:30 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, Gratz College Theater, 7605 Old York Rd., Melrose Park. $14; $12 ages 12 and under. 215-659-8550 . Abington's Storybook Musical Theatre presents Patricia Goldberg and Kevin Arruda's musical adaptation of the classic tale of a selfless young woman betrothed to an arrogant prince transformed into a hideous creature - and the true meaning of love. - Michael Harrington 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Historic Fair Hill , 2901 Germantown Ave. Free.
June 22, 2016 |
The flags along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway have started to fray. The sidewalks around the Convention Center are showing cracks. And Center City construction sites block sidewalks along main pedestrian routes. A little more than a month out from the July 25-28 Democratic National Convention, it's time to tidy up. With that in mind, the convention's host committee over the last few months has deployed a crew of volunteers to canvass the areas around the Convention Center and the Wells Fargo Center.
May 7, 2016
Friday-Sunday Love and death Sophie Treadwell's grimly expressionistic 1928 drama Machinal reflects the playwright's other career as a journalist. It's based on the era's sensational murder trials of young women, ritualistically telling the story of a downtrodden stenographer who marries her boss, kills him when she falls for a younger man, and ends up on death row. The EgoPo Classic Theater production goes on at the Latvian Society, Seventh and Spring Garden Streets. Times: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.
May 4, 2016
SPRUCE STREET HARBOR PARK The long: You weren't one of the 750,000 who stopped by this psychedelic, LED-lit, half-floating, free Penn's Landing pop-up last summer? What were you waiting for? An early opening? The short: How's this Friday? The demo: Philadelphians. Nearly all a' dem. The games: Shipping-container arcades have Skee-Ball, air hockey, claw cranes, and racing games; grounds have bocce, ping-pong, shuffleboard . . . Come hungry: "Top Chef" Kevin Sbraga is serving brisket, pulled pork, hot fish sandwiches (The Little Fat Ham)
March 25, 2016 |
Spruce Street Harbor Park will soon reopen for a third summer of hammocks, food, views and more on the Delaware riverfront. The wildly popular park will open May 6, according to the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. That's about three weeks earlier than the so-called pop-up park opened last year. The park made its debut in late June 2014 and quickly drew fans from Philadelphia and elsewhere, with one travel publication calling the riverfront oasis one of the "world's best urban beaches.
February 22, 2016
A New York City high school senior is giving Gloucester City residents a chance to help create an imaginative work of public art on their downtown waterfront. Fish sculptures hand-painted by students and adults in the city will be affixed to a sinuous, 20-foot-long "wave wall" to be installed in Proprietor's Park along the Delaware River. The transparent, 7-foot-high wall is the first step in a $30,000, privately funded effort to improve the appearance of an imposing but rather stark waterfront landmark known as the Betsy Ross Pavilion, as well as its surroundings.
September 9, 2015 |
The recent Philadelphia University graduates, all cross-country runners at the school, were trying to figure out what they were doing back here on a Sunday morning at Belmont Plateau. Stockholm syndrome, they finally came up with, realizing what they were about to put their bodies through. "Here we're paying to run," said 2015 Philly U. grad Eric Lacy of being back at the place where he had run so many college races. They were laughing, of course. The course itself is a Philadelphia icon, for generations a communal gathering spot for athletes of all speeds and sizes and ages.
August 15, 2015 |
Equipped with power tools, city crews swept through Center City and West Philadelphia this week to pick up abandoned bicycles ahead of Pope Francis' visit next month. Workers from the Mayor's Office and the Streets Department collected 73 bike frames in the semiannual cleanup, said Denise Goren, director of policy and planning at the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities. The sweep, with the aim of clearing sidewalks and parking areas, began Wednesday morning in West Philadelphia and continued Thursday in Center City.
May 20, 2015 |
Installation of scaffolding began Monday in preparation for repairs to the roof, skylights, gutters, and stone facade of the Frank Furness-designed Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts building on North Broad Street. Academy officials said that slate on the mansard roof of the 1876 National Historic Landmark needed replacement, and that deteriorating flat roof surfaces, skylights, and gutters also needed repair. Some leakage into the interior has occurred, leading to plaster ceiling damage above the central stairwell.