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Germantown

City Life

Neighbors Want This Philly Bar Shut Down Now

Plenty of bars in Philadelphia have bouncers. But not very many have armed security guards wearing bulletproof vests. During the day.

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City Life

Police: 2 Arrested After Hundreds of Teens Gather at Germantown Rec Center

A barbecue at an East Germantown recreation center became hectic on Sunday night when hundreds of teenagers gathered at the location. The event took place at the […]

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City Life

Juveniles Caught Punching Disabled Man on Camera Arrested

Police have arrested the juveniles who were seen punching a disabled man in a video that went viral on Facebook this week. Four of the youths […]

Property

What $500K Will Buy You in Germantown

Germantown, as its friends and admirers know, is surprisingly diverse from a socioeconomic standpoint. Pockets of poverty and areas of affluence can be found cheek-by-jowl […]

Property

Who’s Building Philly: Ken Weinstein

An idea that has been gaining steam of late among developers and planners is “social impact development.” This relatively recent concept marries the market to […]

Property

Trinity Tuesday: A Paradox in Germantown for $196.5K

It’s no secret that a trinity house is a special commodity in Philadelphia. So, we’d be lying if we told you we didn’t geek out every […]

Property

First-Time Find: A Head Start in Germantown for $190K

“Find me a nice cheap home in an up-and-coming neighborhood where I don’t have to get into debt.” A friend of ours made this request […]

Property

Another Upgrade In the Works for The Wissahickon

Another sign of the slow-motion transformation of the rental property market in Germantown is the just-concluded sale of The Wissahickon, a landmark apartment building at […]

Property

First-Time Find: Old Yet New in Germantown for $282.5K

Its residents know that Germantown has a little bit of everything. History with a contemporary vibe. Tranquility and bustle. Parks and urbanity. And all with […]

City Life

Alden Park Tenant Group Launches Rent Strike

The historic Alden Park apartment complex on the border of East Falls and Germantown may be in the midst of a total makeover, but tenants […]

Property

Hard Hat Tour: The Rebirth of Alden Park

The three buildings that together comprise the Alden Park apartment complex are without a doubt the most photogenic apartment buildings in the city. Begun in […]

Property

City to Seek Development Proposals for Historic Germantown YWCA

The Germantown YWCA, a hulking, historic shell of a building on Germantown Avenue near Vernon Park, could be headed for a new life. The Philadelphia […]

City Life

A First for Philly Schools: A High School Course in Drag

Germantown Friends is not your average Philadelphia school. A four-year high school education there will set you back more than $130,000 — about the same as […]

City Life

Fox Spottings Increasing in Philly’s Germantown Neighborhood

So far, they haven’t kept neighbors up at night howling at the moon (or is it wolves that do that?), but the foxes who have moved […]

Property

New Wave: Jumpstart Germantown’s Developer Mentorship Program off to Great Start

It’s been about eight months since we’ve checked in with developer Ken Weinstein regarding the Jumpstart Germantown program, an incubator of sorts for people looking to […]