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Four Great Homes in Four Underrated Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Neighborhood: Pine Valley, 19115  Address: 9 Kings Oak Lane  Stats: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,434 square-foot home on 0.62-acre lot, $599,999

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Four Lessons for Philly from the Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

As you read this, a judge in Michigan may force Detroit to withdraw its Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition. But it will be back, and you […]

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Mayor Nutter’s Shared Prosperity Plan Is Big, Bold and Possible

Just imagine: 25,000 more jobs in the city two years hence. One hundred new jobs for low-skill Philadelphians each year. And much lower unemployment, with […]

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The Real Story of the Gayborhood Revival

“We love 13th Street!” proclaim chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran on their website. It clearly shows: The pair, partners in business and in life, […]

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Five Starter Homes in Terrific–and Tony–Neighborhoods

A recent report suggests that the number of first-time buyers is dwindling due to the number of people with student loan debt. But there are […]

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The Slave Who Mailed Himself to Philadelphia — and Freedom

The Civil War’s pivotal battle took place 150 years ago this week. We all know the war was not about freeing the slaves, but had […]

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Two Cheers for Gentrification

Gentrification has been getting a bum rap in Philadelphia. You read that right. The assumption among elected officials — well, certain ones, at least — […]

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Hot Development: High-End Housing Shortage

Want proof the housing market recovery is for real? We now have a report of a housing shortage–at the top of the market. The Christian […]

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Philly’s Population Is Finally Growing Again — but Jobs Aren’t

Imagine: 100,000 more Philadelphians over the next 20 years. The last time the city posted that kind of gain was from 1930 to 1950, the […]

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Paging Stephen Starr: Great Restaurant Space Up for Grabs on Independence Mall

You may have read by now that the Dow Chemical Company is putting its historic–yes, historic; it’s listed on the National Register–office building on Independence […]

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Bart Blatstein Opts for “Invisible Man” Over Brand Name

Somewhere between turning South Columbus Boulevard into an extension of South Jersey and turning Northern Liberties into a newer Old City, developer Bart Blatstein figured […]

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For Lease: An El Stop of One’s Own

“Convenient to Public Transportation,” the flyer for 625 N. Front St. reads. “1/2 Block to the Market-Frankford El.” Couldn’t get much closer than that. Unless, as […]

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Making Sense of the Fear Over Germantown H.S. Closure

When the School District of Philadelphia announced at the beginning of this year that it was closing 37 schools—a number later whittled down to 29—parents […]

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Whatever Happened to Integration?

As Philadelphia readers and the rest of the city have been reminded again, bridging the worlds of black and white in this city is a […]

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Petitioner Seeks to Turn Royal Theater Over to Feibush

Earlier this year, after Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies put the crumbling Royal Theater on South Street up for sale, real estate agent and developer Ori […]