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Rowhouse Workshop

Compliments My Rowhouse Project.

On March 7, a group of South Philadelphia neighbors gathered at the East Passyunk Community Recreation Center to talk about their block of Jessup Street. A map of the block decorated a long table. Brian Phillips, founder and principal of Interface Studio Architects, led a discussion centered on open-ended questions.

  • “Where were you born, and how did you come to live on the block?”
  • “Do you have any personal objects that tell the history of your neighborhood?”
  • “Are there any holidays that define your block?”
  • “What might you like to change?”

As the two-hour session moved forward, attendees covered the map in arrow-shaped sticky notes and drew with marker. They wrote memories, histories, and present-day observations. Continue Reading →

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Dishes and Dances

Photo by Mata Independen.

St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Point Breeze will host an Indonesian Food Festival on March 23rd

By Joseph Myers

While roughly 10,000 miles separate Jakarta and her Montgomery County residence, Mutia Riasinta Penyami Storms, known by the nickname “Sinta,” never finds herself far from her Indonesian roots. She has been recognized as a central figure in the Indonesian cultural community since she founded Modero & Company, an Indonesian dance company, in 2011. On March 23, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., she will oversee the Indonesian Food Festival at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 18th and Morris streets.

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Property of the Week: 1511 South Chadwick Street

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


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Attention to detail sums up this” masterpiece” of a rehab in the heart of Newbold! There are cafes and restaurants nearby, East Passyunk Avenue is just 2 blocks away, and its a walk, bike ride, or two subway stops to Center City.

The home features exquisite finishes and great workmanship. Start out front where you’ll find great curb appeal with a restored pointed brick front with original details, marble front steps, and all new windows.

Enter this sunny home to find beautiful new red oak hardwood flooring upstairs and down. Stunning exposed brick flows to the 2nd floor walls, and reset lighting throughout.

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Spring Into Brunch

By Catherine Murray

With warm and sunny weather just around the corner, we want to share some of our favorite brunch spots in South Philly that are the perfect places to reemerge from your weekend hibernation. In no particular order, here’s where we are brunching these days.

 

 

                      
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Property of the Week: 1204 South 11th Street

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


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Introducing a beautiful home in hip, booming Passyunk Square. This is the perfect family home located in the heart of the popular Jackson school district. All that Passyunk Square is close by: Top Chef restaurants, cafes, and the convenience of the Acme, CVS and more. Walkscore gives this home a 98…there’s no need for your car!

The house has great curb appeal with a contemporary all-brick front. Beautiful natural light beams from every corner, reflecting off the contemporary color palette. The house has sleek hardwood floors, recessed lighting and high ceilings. Continue Reading →

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