Shop Here Now: Nicole Miller Sale Launches Today

Nicole-Miller

Nicole Miller’s Manayunk store. | Photo via Visit Philly.

Sale alert: Nicole Miller—you know, the national brand that has two locally owned outposts in Center City and Manayunk—is kicking off its semi-annual sale today.

The sale goes through January 31st, and you can expect from 50 to 75 percent off select styles. (Everything is final sale.) While the shop is known for its eveningwear—particularly those ubiquitous stretch-metal gowns—you should really head there to shop the selection of wear-everyday sportswear.

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City House of the Week: Unit #5 in Manayunk’s Falcon Condominiums

Falcon Condominiums, All images by TREND via The Daly Group/Keller Williams

Falcon Condominiums, All images by TREND via The Daly Group/Keller Williams

Are you looking to live in Manayunk and take advantage of all of the nearby bars, restaurants and things to do? You should probably start at Falcon Condominiums at 3863 Terrace Street–especially now that they’re offering a $10,000 credit towards closing costs if you’re under agreement before January 31st. That’s on top of the 10-year warranty and 10-year tax abatement that were already included. Hey, let’s face it, everyone loves freebies.

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Reduced: Cool Loft Apartment Inside Former Church

TREND photo via CitySpace.

TREND photo via CitySpace.

If an offbeat condo is your idea of the ideal home, have we got a news for you: a former Manayunk church on Terrace Street was converted into condos back in 2003.

We wrote about two of these cool units back in 2013, but somewhere between then and now one of them got a $5,100 price cut. Nothing too big, but it may have helped sweeten an already enticing property because, if time has shown, church conversions are hot.

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Shane Montgomery’s Keys Found in River

Divers searching the Schuylkill River near Manayunk have found a set of keys that belonged to missing college student Shane Montgomery.

6ABC reports: “Both police and Shane’s family confirm to Action News that the missing 21-year-old’s personal keys were found in the water near the river bank. The keys were recovered in the river – not in the canal where earlier searches were concentrated.”

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Missing in Manayunk

Fliers for Montgomery are often within feet of each other on Main Street in Manayunk.

Fliers for Montgomery are often within feet of each other on Main Street in Manayunk.

The search for Shane Montgomery, missing since Thanksgiving eve after a night out at Kildare’s in Manayunk, has been the subject of periodic news stories across Philly. But in Manayunk/Lower Roxborough, where I live, the neighborhood is saturated with the mystery of his disappearance. His family, friends and the total strangers who have volunteered to help, have posted countless fliers, and have continued to update them. Down the street from my house, on a flier duct-taped to a telephone pole, the reward amount of $40,000 has been manually crossed out with a Sharpie and “$50,000” written below. But even that is already outdated. A Dec. 9 post on the Help Find Shane Montgomery Facebook page – which has more than 35,000 likes – notes that the reward for information now stands at $65,000.

Beyond posting fliers, as of a few days ago people have been using green ribbons as a symbol of the ongoing search. It’s an effective and solemn tactic. I’ve seen green ribbons tied to trees as far away as Henry Avenue. Every time I encounter a ribbon fluttering in the wind in an unexpected place, I feel a pang of sadness for the family and their unknowable pain.

Here are a few images from Manayunk/Lower Roxborough. They are evidence of amazing dedication and diligence.



UPDATE: Police Search River for Shane Montgomery

[Update 4:45 p.m.] The Inquirer reports on video evidence that led to today’s search:

A newly surfaced surveillance video shows missing college student Shane Montgomery leaving the area of a Manayunk pub, walking toward a bridge over the Manayunk Canal – and vanishing, according to law enforcement sources.

Sources said the video shows Montgomery heading across Main Street shortly after 1:50 a.m., when he left Kildare’s Irish Pub, walking toward a footpath over the canal. That footpath opens onto an isolated parking lot on a thin wedge of land that sits between the canal and a steep, unguarded bluff over the Schuylkill River.

The video does not show Montgomery re-emerging from the area, the Inky reports. An FBI spokesman would not confirm or deny the video’s existence, the paper said.

[Original 12:08 p.m.]

6ABC reports that police have descended upon Manayunk today in an intensified search for Shane Montgomery:
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If This House Were a Baby, We Would Kiss It to Death

3878 Terrace St, Philadelphia, PA, 19128

3878 Terrace St, Philadelphia, PA, 19128

A few months ago, we spotted the cutest little house in Fitler Square, but haven’t really dwelled in the tiny home trend since then (unless you count the trinities we feature). Today, we went in search of one of these compact properties and came up with this mini Manayunk residence.

Granted, it’s not below 600 square feet like the home that prompted our search, but it’s just as adorable! The exterior is all brick, while interior notes include wood floors, high ceilings and a bathroom with black & white porcelain tile and claw foot tub. The house also has a remodeled kitchen with a center island and stainless steel appliances.

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Do This: Philadelphia Runner’s Free Rudolph Run in Manayunk

Photo via Facebook | Philadelphia Runner

Photo via Facebook | Philadelphia Runner

Remember a few months ago, when we told you guys that Philadelphia Runner would be setting up shop on Manayunk’s Main Street soon? Well, the Manayunk store’s doors are slated to open later this winter (exact date TBD), but in the meantime the folks from Philadelphia Runner are just dying to meet their new neighbors. So, in true Philadelphia Runner style, they’ve invited you all to a run.

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