Volume 18: Issue 31 7/12/19
Urban Congestion is Expensive!
SEPTA just released a study that stated—and let me paraphrase— traffic in Center City Philly sucks, and it costs SEPTA, the city, and you (the driver) money, and we need to fix it.
Not sure that needed a study, but for those (like me) who like to know numbers, statistics, and various analyses, then you can read about this study in the Philadelphia Business Journal (paywall), Inquirer.com (paywall), and Curbed (no paywall).
As always, I love to discuss Philly traffic, sports, real estate, taxes, and restaurants (and anything else Philly), so let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great summer weekend.
Jeff “City” Block
New Location – Same Fun. 40th Street Summer Series
Produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda, performances will now be held at 39th and Walnut Streets, (near Locust Walk). It’s all going down on Saturday, July 13th. A free concert kicks off at 6 pm. Get there early for complimentary treats from Ben & Jerry’s and Qdoba. Balloon animals and face painting await your kids. Can’t make it? Don’t worry. There’s another Summer Series Concert on 8/17. More info here.
Jonathan Adler – Interior Rockstar
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Using color and whimsy, with a little bit of controversy thrown in for good measure, JA is always on point when it comes to modern design. There’s just something about his eye that screams luxe throwback – in a good way. Shop where retro meets mod and lasso a cool accent pillow or decorative bowl for yourself or for someone else. Christmas is only 165 days away. Free shipping for orders over $150. I love the Elba Wing Chair.
The Phillies vs. The Nationals
Oh, it’s on. Enjoy a 3-game set at Citizens Bank Park this weekend. And here’s a bonus…Fireworks (after games tonight and Saturday). By the way, one of the greatest all-time Phils, Ryan Howard, will say goodbye to baseball forever. There’s a special ceremony in his honor on Sunday before the game. It’s going to be hot this weekend so be sure to hydrate and keep cool by taking breaks from the sun.
BTW, pre-achilles injury Ryan Howard was a monster!
Did Your favorite Instagram Spot Make Curbed’s list?
What could be cool is to spearhead an IG Scavenger hunt and use the 11 “mystery spots” in this piece by Curbed Philly. Give clues and hints and let participants find these iconic and colorful destinations – make it snappy! I like the cool views from Cherry Street Pier and the “Philly Special” mural. Here are the top 11 snappiest locales.
Getting Canned at BOK
Three things I love are architecture, creativity, and giving back. This annual event combines all three in a hat-trick of fun.
Canstruction® is an awesome international community service initiative organized by Philly’s local design and construction companies. Teams compete to build “wow-factor” canned food creations. Canstruction’s 5th Annual Philadelphia Design/Build Competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Philadelphia design community’s talent pool. All cans used get donated. Cool, right?
7/13 – 7/17,
Photo: Jermone Strauss/Flickr
Spotlight Property of the Week
5 Bed | 2.5 Bath | $735,000
Completely restored, significant original character, renovated kitchen and bathrooms, separate in-law suite, finished attic space, classic West Philly front porch, brick-paved back patio and located in the Penn-Alexander catchment. Original restored hardwood floors throughout, leaded glass windows, stairs and railings, mantels, foyer, moldings and woodwork, doors and hardware; the list goes on!
Large basement with great storage space, ceiling height, and workshop. Great storage throughout, updated lighting fixtures, new roof. Convenient location, close to public transportation and local favorites like Honest Tom’s, Local 44 and Green Line Cafe.
The following property is not yet listed on the MLS – but it will be in the weeks ahead!
That means as an ATB newsletter subscriber, you know about these opportunities before the general public.
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Garage Parking
This Week’s Featured Listings
Rittenhouse Square with 2-Car Parking
264 S 9th Street
OPEN HOUSE: SUN 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
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4 Bed | 2.5 Bath
276 S 23rd Street
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Fitler Square – Parking Available
4 Bed | 3 Bath
4513 Locust Street
BRAND NEW LISTING
SPOTLIGHT PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
304 S Juniper Street
2024 Spruce Street # 6
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1934 Dudley Street
2 Bed | 1.5 Bath
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