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Property of the Week: 2610 Catharine Street

There are thousands of homes for sale in South Philly. Our “Property of the Week” features one worth checking out…

Welcome to 2610 Catharine Street…perhaps your future home.

This beautiful, new three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath rehab with third-story addition in Graduate Hospital boasts 1,700 square feet, including the basement.

Conveniently located just minutes from the South Street bridge, I-76, 1-95, major bridges, PHL International Airport, CHOP’s Roberts Center, University City including Drexel and Penn, Center City, and so much more. The home is in the Chester A. Arthur School catchment area. Live in the heart of it all!

Upon walking up to the property you will find beautiful gray stucco and a modern/sleek metal dark gray exterior on the third floor. Entering through the large metal door with long glass window, you will find a completely renovated and modern new home.

Throughout the house, you will find beautiful 5″ x 3/4″ thick oak hardwood floors (except in the basement and bathrooms). The first floor boosts exposed brick walls and a nice-sized open floor plan with living room, dining room, and kitchen. The first floor is flooded with natural light.

The kitchen features granite countertops and plenty of cabinet space with soft-close doors and drawers. The large granite island with stainless steel sink and garbage disposal is a great place for entertaining and seating. All stainless steel appliances including a LG French door refrigerator with bottom freezer; LG gas range with hood; LG dishwasher with QuadWash; and an LG microwave. There’s also a gorgeous tile back splash.

Off of the dining room through the French doors is a perfect outdoor space with flower bed.

The basement is partially finished with a powder room and all mechanical systems. Great for a rec room. There is a small unfinished crawlspace in the rear of the basement and a source of egress.

Second floor
On the second floor, you will find two nice-sized bedrooms with closets. The front bedroom has a walk-in closet and lots of natural light. The laundry room has a Samsung high efficiency front-loading washer with steam and a Samsung gas dryer with steam.

A beautiful three-piece ceramic tile bathroom with tub/shower is also found on this floor.

Third floor – master suite
The third floor is the master suite with walk-in closet and bathroom. There is an additional den/office with balcony overlooking the yard. There’s a walk-in closet with built-in rod and shelf. The beautiful master bath features a double sink and a stunning tiled walk-in shower with glass door. Simply perfect. Don’t overlook this beautiful and unique home on a quiet side street. Come check it out for yourself!


Michael Giangiordano II
Century 21 Forrester Real Estate
1608 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148




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Foodie Friday: Tasty bits to digest

There’s been a smorgasbord of South Philly restaurant news in the blog-o-sphere. Here are some links to whet your appetite, so to speak…

Northwest corner of 12th & Morris gets a tenant!

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Michael Kline broke the news yesterday that something’s (finally!) coming to the retail space at the northwest corner of 12th & Morris streets (1646 S. 12th St.):

Separatist Beer Project, the onetime gypsy brewer from Easton known until recently as Sole Artisan Ales, says it has signed a lease for what it calls “a concept bar and beer experience”

Kline spoke with the owner Joe Fay who said the new bar would serve its beer plus wines and coffee. According to Kline:

He described the look as “modern Scandinavian.” The basement, with 10-foot ceilings, will be a kind of rathskeller, with barrel- and bottle-aging and a large table to be used for special events.

The bar could open “as soon as August.”

The space was originally slated for a restaurant by Chris Scarduzio. He bowed out before the building broke ground.  The retail space has sat empty since the building was completed about two years ago. See our previous coverage about the site here and here, and here.

1646 S 12th Street. Photo courtesy of E-Built.

Smoke signals

Mike’s BBQ, 1703 S. 11th St., received a nice review in the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.  Writer Emily Teel sums it up: “Barbecue in South Philly? Mike’s isn’t just blowing smoke.”

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Broad Street Run passes through South Philly this Sunday – watch for bus detours and parking restrictions

The 39th annual Blue Cross Broad Street run kicks off in North Philly and proceeds 10 miles south to the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.

Spectators are encouraged to head out to Broad Street to watch the race and cheer on the runners.  Entertainment and refreshments are available along the course and at the finish line.

According to the official event website, some of the best places to watch the racers in South Philly include:

  • South Broad Street at Carpenter (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts);
  • South Broad Street at Jackson (South Philadelphia High School);
  • South Broad Street at Bigler Street;
  • South Broad Street at Packer Avenue, one block from Chickie & Pete’s
  • Broad and Pattison at the Sports Complex.

Extra trains, bus delays

Racers are encouraged to park at the Sports Complex and take the Broad Street Line to the race start.  To accommodate the crowds, according to SEPTA, “Participants in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run may ride the Broad Street Line for free before the race and until 9:00 a.m.  Participants must display their official competitor’s race bib number to a SEPTA cashier to gain entry.”

Beginning at 4:10am ten additional Express Broad Street Line Trains will operate every 10 minutes to transport racers from the parking lots near AT&T (Pattison) Station to stops near the race start Olney Transportation Center and Fern Rock Transportation Center.

Many bus routes in South Philly will be temporarily detoured due to the race.  Check SEPTA’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run Service Information page to see which routes will be detoured.  During the race, check TransitView for up-to-date detour information.

Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will provide Broad Street run-related transit, weather and safety information. To receive mobile alerts, text RUNPHL to 888-777 or visit OEM’s ReadyPhiladelphia page.

Parking will be restricted on Broad Street before and during the race – watch for posted signs!

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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

Julian Abele Park, 22nd and Carpenter Streets. Photo by Friends of Julian Abele Park.


Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods:

We can think of a few ‘extra-secret’ South Philly spots missing from the list:

  • Ridgway Park tucked behind CAPA at 13th & Carpenter in Hawthorne, with its wonderful shade trees, a playground and a pool.
  • Mollbore Terrace – actually two separate green spaces located between Oregon Avenue and Johnston Street, 10th and 13th Streets.
  • Weinberg Park – a tiny green triangle on the border of Lower Moyamensing and Whitman.
  • Moyamensing Avenue medians – this linear green space divides Moyamensing Ave. from 15th to 20th.

Can you think of others?  Let us know in the comments below, and check out Curbed Philly’s piece here.

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