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Volume 18: Issue 46 11/1/19
Your Weekly Dose of Real Estate News, Open Houses, Listings and More — by Jeff “City” Block
University City (Spruce Hill)
OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath $749,900Immaculate 3-story Victorian twin in the Penn Alexander School Catchment. 4 bedrooms, spacious family room, 2.5 baths, plus a large, finished lower level. Huge rear yard plus a lovely front porch. Significant character, stunning light, and beautifully updated throughout. Hardwood floors, leaded glass, original mantles, detailed woodwork, and more. Excellent storage space.The first floor features a vestibule entry, living room with French doors, separate dining room, modern kitchen, and half bath. The second floor features a large, regal family room, elegant master bedroom (bedroom plus a sitting room that used to be two bedrooms), and a full bath. The third floor features three well-sized and beautifully maintained bedrooms, a full bath, and a large walk-in closet. The finished Lower Level offers a large open floor space, laundry room, tool space, and wine storage.This thoroughly updated home with substantial character enjoys an amazing location on the coveted 500 block of South 45th Street, named the 16th most beautiful block in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine. Within blocks of Clark Park and its superb Farmers’ Market, Don Barriga, Earth Cup Coffee, Local 44, Bottle Shop, Green Line Cafe, Taco Taco Mexican, Tampopo, Pop Shop, Milk and Honey, Cafe Renata, Clarkville, Baltimore Avenue Restaurant Row, CVS, and much more. Walk to HUP, Penn, CHOP, Penn Vet, Drexel, University of the Sciences. Minutes from Center City by car, trolley, or subway. A rare opportunity to own a great home on a great block in a great neighborhood.
43rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show 11/8 – 11/10
Jumpstart your holiday gift-buying at Philly’s most loved show and sale of contemporary craft and design which features 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the US and 23 guest artists from Israel — held at the PA Convention Center. Get your tickets online or during the show at the Convention Center. Works include various mediums, such as wood, glass, jewelry, ceramics, basketry, furniture, wearable fiber, leather, metal, and mixed media. Find detailed info here.
Graffiti Pier – Let’s Talk About Its Future Tonight, 6-9 p.m. – Cherry Street Pier
Hosted by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, this free event is an event to foster a collaborative community conversation around the future of Pier 18, A.K.A. Graffiti Pier. Residents are encouraged to drop in and share thoughts and ideas. Expect light bites and drinks to add to the festive #FirstFriday fun Cherry Street Pier! Enjoy multimedia and interactive installations. It’s also a great time to catch Ghost Ship next door at Race Street Pier. More info here.
5th Annual Veterans Parade & Festival Sunday, 11/3
This event kicks off at noon and features more than 150 organizations, 7,000 participants and 21 Veteran Service Organizations. The parade route begins at Juniper/Market Streets with over 250 motorcyclists and continues heading east on Market Street, finishing up at North 5th Street, culminating in a fun Veterans Festival. Don’t worry, the “Vet Fest” will feature a large projector screen to play the Eagles vs. Bears game at 1:00 p.m. Further details can be found in the Official Program Guide here.
Philly Cider Week
Now through 11/8
Paying homage to delicious orchard-driven cider, and focussing on out-of-town cideries this year, this festival puts PA-grown apples front-and-center. Tying into my lead story, don’t miss the 2nd Annual “Cider Brunch Rules” at Johnny Brenda’s. Organizers of this event are all about “cultivating an appreciation of agriculturally-driven beverages that share an honest connection to the land on which the fruit is grown, and the importance that such products hold for the future of our planet.” View the entire schedule (which started 10/29 and takes place all over our region) click here.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:00 a.m. It’s time to “fall back,” setting the clocks back one hour (gaining one hour). Also, it is a great opportunity to check and make sure your smoke detectors are functioning properly. It’s also a great idea to check your gutters and downspouts. Be sure they are free of leaves and other debris.
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