First-Time Find: Ready to Fly Solo in Bella Vista

706 S. Schell St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Images via Solo Real Estate

706 S. Schell St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Images via Solo Real Estate

Recall that yesterday, we said we usually don’t feature trinities as First-Time Finds?

Today, we’re making an exception to that rule, for there’s a trinity on the market that is so well-suited for the first-time home buyer that it would be a crime not to feature it here.

It’s especially well suited for someone who’s finally ready to move out from under his or her parents and experience the joys of living solo. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Urban(e) Chic Near the Delaware

621 S American St., #G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | BHHS Fox & Roach

621 S American St., #G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Ah, the loft. It’s the epitome of fashionable city living, the defining characteristic of the modern man’s home, the city girl’s crown jewel. But surely, this trendiness comes at a steep price.

For those who don’t want to shell out all their hard-earned cash, this charismatic trinity home offers an alternative that’s just as sweet–a stunning mix of classically Philadelphian features with a modern twist in the loft-like third-floor bedroom. Read more »

Is It Time To Start Thinking About Oktoberfest Already?

The Amory will become home to an Oktoberfest celebration | Photo by Vanessa Beahn

The Amory will become home to an Oktoberfest celebration | Photo by Vanessa Beahn

Oktoberfest has always been kind of a big deal in Philly–driven primarily by the large-scale block parties thrown by the crew behind Brauhaus Schmitz.

This year though? They’re doing their South Street party AND a three day Oktoberfest in Center City.

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It’s Official: MilkBoy’s South Street Dumpster Is Perfectly Legal

MilkBoy's controversial dumpster sits between two smaller trash containers on South Street. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

MilkBoy’s controversial dumpster sits between two smaller trash containers on South Street. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

Earlier, we told you of a kerfuffle that had erupted on South Street thanks to a dumpster sitting in front of the soon-to-open MilkBoy South Street, the only business we could find with a dumpster parked on the commercial corridor. MilkBoy partner Bill Hanson swore up and down that his dumpster was legal, while local business owners and residents complained that it wasn’t. And now the city has weighed in: The Milkboy South Street dumpster is 100 percent legit. Read more »

Dumpster Wars Strike South Street

The new South Street Milkboy location with an arrow pointing to the dumpster in question. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

The new South Street Milkboy location with an arrow pointing to the dumpster in question. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

UPDATE: The city says that the MilkBoy South Street dumpster is perfectly legal. For the full story, go here.

ORIGINAL:

Usually, a South Street bar has to, you know, actually open before people start considering it a nuisance, but the upcoming South Street location of MilkBoy has managed to annoy, irk, and otherwise piss off some locals before the first drink has even been poured. Read more »

A Car Struck Primo Hoagies on South Street Early This Morning

A 21-year-old driver struck four people when a car barreled into Primo Hoagies on South Street early this morning, NBC10 reports.

The injured, three men and one woman, were sent to Jefferson University hospital and are in stable condition, according to the story. It’s possible some limbs were broken.

Police told NBC10 the car jumped the curb around 1 a.m. and shattered the front window of the restaurant, which is located at 326 South Street.

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Trinity Tuesday: A Smart Space on South Street

The front courtyard of 617 S 7th St.

The front courtyard of 617 S 7th St. | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred Old City

This week’s trinity is nestled in a small brick alley and courtyard on South Street. While it only has 711 square feet, which is about what you would expect for most trinities, this one makes use of its space effectively to ensure that it is a very livable home. Read more »

Stormtroopers “Arrested” on South Street

Philly police are just like us: They can’t wait for the new Star Wars movie and they’ll go to any lengths to stop fools from spoiling the plot for those of us who haven’t seen it.

On Tuesday, Lieutenant Stephen Clark tweeted a photo of two stormtroopers lined up against his police cruiser on South Street. The Philly Police Department retweeted it, saying “No, posting #StarWarsForceAwakens spoilers is not a crime. Yes, it should be. We enforce the laws — we don’t make them.”

See all the shenanigans below:

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21 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

things to do in philly tree lightings

This weekend, there are plenty of holiday celebrations to greet December properly, from shopping opportunities on Rittenhouse Row, to a trio of tree lighting ceremonies, at Christmas Village, Winterfest and South Street.Jewish celebrations aren’t exempt either — enjoy Hanakkah festivities at Latkepalooza with latkes, donuts and ice cream. Want to get away from the Christmas-y mood for a while? Check out a show like Deerhunter at Union Transfer, an award-winning film made by Temple and Penn students, a murder mystery at the Art Museum, and more.

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Winter Wonderland Returns to Headhouse

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

South Street Headhouse District released details today about its annual holiday hoopla at the Shambles — complete with a tree and menorah lighting, Santa on a fire truck and a holiday market for gift hunters.

Winter Wonderland will take place on Sunday, December 6th. The festivities begin kind of late in the afternoon: at 3 pm with the Headhouse Holiday Market, where local vendors will set up booths with handmade goods and food and drink from area restaurants. At 4:30 pm, organizers will make history by lighting a menorah on location for the first time ever.

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