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Divine Lorraine Featured on Web Urbanist As Abandoned and Apparently Hopeless

Remember the Divine Lorraine? That big, beautiful, abandoned building on North Broad Street that Mayor Nutter said was a cornerstone of Philadelphia’s revival and that […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: The Best Headline About Philadelphia Ever Written

This is too good. We must be hallucinating: I’ve Only Been In Philly For 4 Hours And I Already See Why People Love It

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Tonight: Hear the Words of Walt Whitman, Who Fell in Love With Camden, NJ

At 7 p.m. tonight a group of literary scenesters will gather at Art in the Age to read the poetry of Walt Whitman, marking his […]

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Pennsylvania Is One of 11 Best Places for Bigfoot to Live. Aren’t We Proud.

Pennsylvania scores another accomplishment: being named as one of just 11 states in the nation that’s fit for Bigfoot to inhabit. Granted, this is rather […]

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Household Haiku: Mirrors in Mt. Airy

The Illusion of Space Sneaking home late night? Shenanigans on the couch? Mirror wall sees all.

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Property’s Morning Obsession: “Bea Arthur Naked” Spurs Home Decor Mystery (NSFW)

The first part of our obsession with this story is the very fact that there is a painting in this world of Bea Arthur naked. […]

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Philly Cat Bike Guy Goes National on BuzzFeed Animals

Rudi Saldia, who bikes through Philly with his cat Mary Jane on his shoulder, is featured on BuzzFeed Animals today, which means he’ll soon be […]

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“Sweet Retreats” Features Philly Rentals—Including a Houseboat

The Living Well Network’s Sweet Retreats featured Philly a few episodes back. Two women, Kathy and Meredith, go looking for a weekend rental that will accommodate […]

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Craigslist Best List: Real Estate Agent Is Bored, Places Personal Ad

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Public Gardens: Morris Arboretum

Judging by my Facebook timeline, half of Philadelphia went to the Shore this past weekend. The other half was at Morris Arboretum. Before I started […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: “Don’t Worry Be Charlie” T-Shirt, a Cliff Lee Favorite

In a recent game against the Cincinnati Reds, Cliff Lee was inexplicably picked off as pinch runner and made a crap ninth-inning mess of it. […]

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Alan Butkovitz Wins Primary, It’s Now Time for Him to Act Like a Grownup

The choices, realistically, were current City Controller Alan Butkovitz and challenger Brett Mandel. They had significant differences of opinion about many things, but they both […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Philly Cat Bike Guy, Riding With MJ on His Shoulder

In the grand tradition of other travelers who ride bikes with cats on their shoulders comes the “you must pay the rent” mustachioed fellow Rudi […]

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What’s Blooming Now in Philadelphia Gardens? Columbine Flowers

Virginia C. McGuire is Property’s gardening columnist. Please send any questions or suggestions to her via lspikol@phillymag.com.

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Alleged: Butkovitz Spent Taxpayers’ Money to Score Political Points

On Wednesday, City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s office released a study that concluded “the actual value initiative (AVI) did not improve accuracy, uniformity and fairness.” The […]