1919-21 Brandywine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors
One common knock on modernist interiors is that they demand modernist furniture — and that everything has to be just so lest actual living wreck the look.
This double-width townhouse tucked away on a shaded street somewhere between the Community College and the Art Museum is a striking exception to that rule.
If you don’t believe us, take a look at how this home’s owner has made traditional furniture work beautifully in the huge loft-like expanse that is the home’s main floor.
One floor up from the street, the high-ceilinged main living area contains some 2,600 square feet of nearly uninterrupted space — enough room to fit many townhouses inside. The exposed steel beams and trusses combined with a terrazzo floor give the space a feel that is industrial but not cold, and your own furniture can make it warmer still. It’s a blank canvas on which you can paint your own vision for stylish living, accented by a curved glass-block wall that separates the front from the back stairs. (There’s also an elevator connecting all three floors.) Read more »
The Cincinnati Skyline Dog
We all loved Hot Diggity. It was one of those shops that seemed to effortlessly fit right in on South Street, in the neighborhood, in the city. And when owner Keith Garabedian closed it in 2015, it was a heartbreaking loss to our scene. Not because it’s hard to find a hot dog in Philly (there are plenty of spots in Philly that are talented with tubular meat), but because it’s a rare thing when a restaurant can so fully and completely embrace a community like the way Hot Diggity did — friendly, creative, collaborative, accessible to everyone.
And after two years of laying low, Garabedian will bring back some of his favorite dogs with a pop-up at Stockyard Sandwich Co.
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A GoFundMe page for the family of Gerard Grandzol, the father who police say was fatally shot in front of his 2-year-old daughter in Spring Garden last week, has reached a quarter of a million dollars in seven days.
Police say Grandzol was shot in the evening of September 7th on the 1500 block of Melon Street, where he lived. He had just parked his car with his daughter inside when two brothers, 16-year-old Marvin Roberts and 21-year-old Maurice Roberts, approached him and demanded his wallet and keys, officials say. Read more »
Marvin Roberts | Philadelphia Police Department
A teenager who was arrested in Thursday’s fatal carjacking attempt in Spring Garden will be charged as an adult.
Marvin Roberts, 16, and his brother, 21-year-old Maurice Roberts, both from Philly, were taken into custody on Saturday in connection to the shooting of 38-year-old Gerard Grandzol. Read more »
Police say a father was shot and killed on Thursday night in front of his 2-year-old daughter in Spring Garden.
Gerard Grandzol, 38, was shot around 8 p.m. on the 1500 block of Melon Street, where he lived, police say. Grandzol had just parked his car when he was approached by two men, including one who was armed with a gun, according to officials. Read more »
Philly’s brewery scene — one perpetually in-bloom — has been noisier than ever, lately. Just this month, Second District Brewery opened its doors in Newbold, and Iron Hill announced it would open its first city location in 20 years.
And today, a brewery you probably haven’t heard of emerges: Love City Brewing Company, due to open in the Spring Arts district sometime this Fall.
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Opening Day Special: Roast Pork Loin – Spaghetti Squash, Shallot, Fennell, Apple Mustard + Side: Spaghetti Squash – Brown Butter, Kabocha, Pecans
Stockyard Sandwich Company, a seasonal, farm-to-table restaurant opens today. Since temperatures have suddenly dropped 20 degrees, we will be sticking to sandwiches instead of the salads offered on the menu. We suggest you do the same.
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Mega Whole Foods is bringing several local favorites to Pennsylvania Avenue.
When the new Whole Foods Market opens at 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue on October 14th, it will be bringing a lot more than just a super market. The 61,990 square foot mega market will also have a 140-seat food hall that will include several local favorites including Cheu Noodle Bar, Dizengoff, and Wiz Kid, the new fast-casual concept from Rich Landau.
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A 21-year-old man died after accidentally shooting himself at a Philadelphia gun range yesterday evening.
The shooting occurred at The Gun Range, located at 542 North Percy Street near 10th and Spring Garden streets. Read more »
2022 Green St. Apt. 5, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach
There’s no better place for first-time Philly homeowners to settle down than near the Art Museum. Nothing screams “I live in the city now” more than the spectacular urban panorama to be seen from this condo’s rooftop deck.
This building sits on the incredible tree-lined block just down the street from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This third-floor unit features a spaciously open living and dining room area with parquet floor that’s wide enough to accommodate your new friends and guests. The wood-burning fireplace is a nice touch and the three windows allow for plenty of natural light to flood through. The spiral steps in the living room not only add a stylish, industrial touch but lead up to a private deck with stunning views of the Center City skyline.
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