Hamilton, 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, 10/22/21.
Relevant Commentary, all information Philly (real estate and otherwise), Open Houses, Listings, Happenings, and More — by Jeff “City” Block
Today (Thursday, 10/21) is among the rarest of days for me and my family. I am super excited, and this will be totally worth it.
Back in June, Kristen and I decided we would take the kids out of school one afternoon and go see Hamilton at the Academy of Music. We bought tickets and… “Wait for It”… today is the day.
Now we never just take the kids out of school, but my family loves Hamilton. We have listened to the soundtrack like a bazillion times and watched the show with the original cast on Disney+. We thought that maybe “That Would Be Enough,” but we were not “Satisfied.” We wanted to be in “The Room Where It Happens.” I for one did not want to miss “My Shot” to see “Alexander Hamilton” and “Aaron Burr, Sir.” So, we thought the family should “Take a Break” and make some family memories. Rare for a weekday afternoon for sure. So of course, “We Know” the show and “What Comes Next,” but we also know that seeing live theater is a whole different experience. Two of my best childhood memories are my dad taking me to see A Chorus Line at the Forrest Theatre and my mom taking me to see The King and I (with Yul Brynner!!) in the late 70s.
So, this morning I am working “Non-Stop” with no time to “Take a Break,” as I told Kristen (the “Best of Wives and Best of Women,” BTW) to “Meet Me Inside” the Academy at 12:15. Ok, actually, we are meeting outside and going in together, but I just wanted to get a Hamilton song title in “One Last Time.”
Meanwhile, back at the office, my amazing staff, including “Right Hand Man” and Listing Coordinator Greg Zarro and Right Hand Women Megan Hoey, Katrina Kugelmeier, and Amber Joseph will be holding down the fort (assuredly more successfully than the American Army did in the Battle of Fort Washington in 1776). They will be anything but “Helpless” and will “Blow Us All Away” with their excellent work, as always. During the show, I will have my phone on Do Not Disturb, and I hope “It’s Quiet Uptown,” but anyone who can say, “I Know Him” knows that as soon as it ends, my first question will be, “What’d I Miss.”
Have a great weekend, everyone.
I have the honor to be “Your Obedient Servant.”
CBT Open Houses
*All Open House attendees, including the hosting agent, are required to wear facemasks and to register (contactless registration) prior to entering.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 9 Units Remain Available!
7111 Germantown Avenue
233 S 6th Street #304
Brand New Listing
1 BD | 1 BA | 1,016 SF | Superb Layout | Lovely Balcony | $345,000
Spacious 1 bedroom residence with lovely balcony in Independence Place. This is one of the larger one bedrooms in the building and offers a superb layout with open floor plan (kitchen opens to the capacious living, and dining area).
The big bedroom has a walk-in closet (excellent closet and storage space throughout). Renovated/updated kitchen and bath.
The balcony offers some really pleasing outdoor space to drink coffee, enjoy a beverage, read, and relax.
This is a splendid residence in a perfect location, right on Washington Square, blocks from all of the restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping of Society Hill, Old City, and Wash West, including the Society Hill Farmers Market and the Society Hill Acme, which has been part of the community for 50 years! 24 hour doorperson and professional onsite management. 99 WalkScore and 100 TransitScore!
GARAGE PARKING AVAILABLE in building (for $345/month).
NOTE–The monthly Fee of $762 includes cable and internet, electric, insurance, water/sewer, trash removal, landscaping, building maintenance, 24-hour door person, professional onsite management, and reserve funding.
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