Rittenhouse Square


Common Threads in This Year’s Rouse Award Residential Finalists

The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of […]


Who’s Building Philly: Alon Seltzer

Before the “tiny house,” there was the Rittenhouse Square efficiency apartment. These shoeboxes for urban cliff dwellers enabled singles and others whose desire for urban […]


Jawdropper of the Week: Live Like Royalty in Rittenhouse for $4.99M

It seems that futuristically modern homes are all the buzz lately. So, when we stumbled across this historically exquisite townhome in Rittenhouse Square, we were both refreshed […]


What $500K Will Buy You in Rittenhouse

It’s no secret that Rittenhouse is one of Philadelphia’s most prestigious neighborhoods. So when we went searching for Rittenhouse properties currently on the market that fall […]


Trinity Tuesday: A Rare Gem in Rittenhouse for $330K

If you have champagne taste on a beer-bottle budget, say hello to this completely modernized trinity in the ever-so-desirable neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square. In traditional […]


Jawdropper of the Week: Opulence in Rittenhouse Square for $7.3M

We’ve talked about properties in the luxurious 1706 Rittenhouse building several times over the past few years (like here, or here, or… here), and the time has come […]


Jonathan Gay ID’d as Suspect in Rittenhouse Cab Attack

A 51-year-old man has been charged in Monday’s crazy Rittenhouse Square cab attack.


WATCH: Naked Man Drives Allegedly Stolen Cab Through Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia police have arrested an apparently naked man for driving an allegedly stolen taxi cab through Rittenhouse Square Park this afternoon. 


Habitat: Bespoke Tailoring in Rittenhouse

Moody, masculine style often gets an unfair rap: man caves, blob-like leather recliners, walls dominated by hulking flat-screens. But a local entrepreneur’s Federal-style townhome just […]

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Should We Give the Stoners a Place to Smoke?

It had been a long week, and it was Friday afternoon. All I wanted was a contact high. I thought it’d make for a pretty […]


“No Sitting on Wall” Signs Disappear From Rittenhouse Square

The rumors are true: the Rittenhouse wall-sitting ban is over. 


Trinity Tuesday: An XXL Trinity in Rittenhouse for $600K

Do you love a little bit of history with a modern twist? If so, say hello to this expanded trinity built in 1917 and located […]

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Sit-In and Smoke-In Planned for Rittenhouse Square

The news yesterday that sitting on the Rittenhouse Square wall has been banned came as a surprise. And rightly so: People have been sitting on […]


You Can’t Sit on the Wall in Rittenhouse Square Anymore

I heard the rumor. I saw the signs. But I had to check it out for myself. So I went to Rittenhouse Square this afternoon […]


Alpha And Omega: Scarpetta Reviewed

Along the arc of a graph reading “Why Is My Restaurant Not Good?,” two opposite mistakes hold down either end of the bell curve. On […]