Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, our new and 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, 3/4/22.
Relevant Commentary, all information Philly (real estate and otherwise), Open Houses, Listings, Happenings, and More — by Jeff “City” Block
The Philly real estate market is insane right now, and things have been super busy. Last week I discussed the Center City District Report and said I would go into further detail with part 2 this week. Let’s actually push that to next week and instead take time to pause and talk about an important cause.
For those of you who are not aware, March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Our own staff has had family members affected by this harrowing disease. City Block Team’s Senior Listing Coordinator and my best friend, Greg Zarro, had several family members including his mother that valiantly fought this disease. Some of you may have friends or loved ones who have faced it as well. Kidney cancer is the 6th most prevalent cancer among men and 9th for women. It is a deadly and too often silent disease that is really difficult to detect early.
To learn more about kidney cancer, please click here to visit the Kidney Cancer Association’s website or here to visit the American Cancer Society’s site. The Kidney Cancer Association’s website notes, “It’s Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, let’s Orange Up!”
I know that Philly has the best skyline, and it is known for rallying around important causes. So, keeping orange ribbons in mind, local kidney cancer advocates organized with some of Philly’s high-rise landmarks, so that this weekend, March 4-6th, some of Philly’s iconic buildings will be illuminated in orange to honor Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Awareness is a catalyst that leads to donations that fund necessary research, and kidney cancer research has already unlocked discoveries that have led to treatments for many different types of cancers. Almost everyone is affected by cancer in some capacity, so by raising awareness and donating to these causes, whether kidney or other specific cancers or all cancers, we are each working towards the same goal of a cure for all.
Additional information about kidney cancer and research advocacy can be found on the website of a Philadelphia-based organization, which makes a significant difference on a national level—KidneyCAN | Accelerating Cures for Kidney Cancer. Also, check out this article from the Kidney Cancer Association to see 7 ways to participate in Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.
I just donated to KidneyCAN, and I thank longtime friend (and Greg’s sister) Jacqueline Zarro for letting me know about this amazing, local organization.
Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to look for the city skyline’s orange glow.
4514 Regent Street
4 BD + Office | 3.5 BA | 2,400 SF | Superb Layout | Front Porch | Rear Yard | $675,000
On one of University City’s most desirable tree-lined blocks, enjoy this beautiful, complete renovation of a spacious, light-filled 4 bedroom plus office, 3.5 bath home with comfortable front porch and a nice-sized rear yard.
The 4500 block of Regent Street is a one-block long street immediately adjacent to Clark Park! The home offers gorgeous kitchen and baths, hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, moldings and character. Brilliant 2nd floor main suite. Significant storage space throughout.
Just wonderful space, a superb layout, and spectacular light throughout. A+ location on of University City’s best blocks. This Squirrel Hill home is less than one block to Clark Park and its phenomenal Farmers Market, and less than two blocks from Baltimore Avenue’s restaurant Row and shopping. Easy walk Penn, USciences, HUP, and CHOP, and to multiple SEPTA Green Line stops to all hospitals, universities, 30th Street, and Center City. 10 minute drive to Center City and less than 5 minutes to 76.
NOTES: All Systems are new including roofs, 2-zone HVAC, plumbing, and electric. Home in pristine condition.
Starting over weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was the annual Philadelphia Auto Show where you can see hundreds of classic, luxury, and exotic cars on display. And you can even test drive a few!
Running until March 13th, the Philadelphia Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Enjoy incredible dances, including the Dance of the Cygnets and the tragic Dying Swan solo.
At Craft Hall watch the iconic Golden Girls try to solve a murder mystery during an immersive theater experience that includes the show, food, and three cocktails.
Visit the Walnut Street Theatre to watch the world’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes with his faithful companion Dr. Watson as they solve the mysterious murder of a woman in the play, Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of The Speckled Band (running through March 27th).
New at the Kimmel Center Friday March 18th is Happy Hour which features food, cocktails, and live entertainment from Philly jazz band Yolanda Wisher & The Afroeaters.
Head to East Passyunk Avenue for its 10th annual Restaurant Week. Through March 11th restaurants along the avenue are offering fixed, three-course lunch and dinner menus priced at $20, $30, $40, and $55. Also if you participate, make sure to save your receipt and enter it in an online raffle for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to East Passyunk businesses.
The experimental bar and tasting room Art in the Age just reopened in Old City. On tap now are funky seasonal cocktails and mulled wine.
As always, please know that I’m humbled by and appreciative of your introductions and referrals. If you have a friend, colleague, or family member that is in need of Expert Real Estate Representation, please have them contact me.
Be assured, I will do my best to exceed their expectations! Thanks for taking the time to read this issue of Around the Block.
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