Vax boosters, our new & current listings, and Philly happenings. If you’d like to discuss real estate or anything in this newsletter please send me an email: [email protected]. This edition of Around the Block was originally published on Friday, 10/1/21.
Relevant Commentary, all information Philly (real estate and otherwise), Open Houses, Listings, Happenings, and More — by Jeff “City” Block
I am definitely getting a vaccine booster in the next week or two. Not the COVID booster. I am not even eligible yet because I had the Moderna jabs, and only some Pfizer recipients are generally eligible for boosters at this time. I am getting the flu vaccine, which I get every year. With COVID, it is as important as ever to get the flu vaccine and for kids to get it as well.
And it seems as if the COVID vaccine will be authorized for children ages 6-11 by the end of the year, if not within the next month or two. My boys happen to be 11 and 6, so that is great news for my family.
With respect to the COVID boosters, here is a piece that explains the process for that.
I am taking the City Block Team to Zahav in a couple of weeks for one of our team dinners. We used to have them more regularly, of course, but the pandemic has squashed that. Earlier this year, we did an outside dinner at Xochitl on Head House Square. Sitting under the Shambles was a lot of fun. And the reason I chose Zahav this time around (in addition to it being one of the best restaurants on the planet!) is because you have to show proof of vax to dine there. That works for our group and helps to keep us safe. I can’t wait for some hummus and Pomegranate Lamb Shoulder!
I hope everyone is safe and healthy and has a great weekend. It is supposed to be a beautiful one.
1811 Chestnut Street #502
2 BD | 2 BA | 1,329 SF | Professionally Managed | Pet Friendly Building | $510,000
Spacious, south-facing 2 bedroom, 2 full bath residence in the desirable Belgravia Condominium. Huge, open living space, dining, and kitchen. Beautiful condition, hardwood floors, superb southern light from large bay windows.
Modern kitchen with white shaker cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite countertops and breakfast bar.
Two roomy bedrooms with sizable stone and tile baths. Ample closets and storage. This residence has a big, bright, and open feel throughout. Full size Samsung washer & dryer in unit.
The Belgravia is a historic, professionally managed, pet friendly building with a desk-person, gorgeous lobby, and fitness room. In a perfect Center City location—100 WalkScore, 100 TransitScore, 90 BikeScore! Two blocks from Rittenhouse Square and its world-class Farmers Market. Walk to Philly’s best restaurants and shopping. Many parking options. This residence, building, and location are simply spectacular.
Through October 10th guests can visit the Greenfield Lawn at Dilworth Park for a hay maze. And from October 4 to 6, from 11 am to 2 pm, Dunkin Donuts will be handing out free samples of pumpkin iced coffee.
Franklin Square brings back its Spooky Mini Golf, and extends its hours from 10 am to 10 pm for the entire month of October. The park’s course will be decorated with cobwebs and lights, and fog and eerie noises will add to the experience.
Every weekend in October, the Franklin Institute offers trick or treating in the museum along with three new Halloween-inspired science shows. These performances include, “That’s Gross,” “Dr. Franklinstein’s Pumpkin Lab,” and “Pondering Plasma.”
Philly is known for its spectacular murals and this October is Mural Arts Month. This month-long event celebrates of all the ways Mural Arts Philadelphia uses art to transform public spaces and individual lives. This year’s theme is Re-Emergence, and is all about Philadelphian’s united return to the norm.
Activities this month include a block party, public paint days, community events, artist spotlights, and more.
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