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On the Market: New Designer Rowhouse in Grays Ferry

If you haven’t been in Grays Ferry lately — and I suspect that, like me, you haven’t — you might find yourself surprised to see […]

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Playbrary Brings Sustainability-Focused Imaginative Fun to Grays Ferry

Arrive at the former Grays Ferry church and you question whether you’re in the right place. You would never know Playbrary existed if you weren’t […]


5 Decent Median-Priced 2BR Apartments in Philly

According to the latest rent report from the Apartment List search site, the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the city of Philadelphia is […]


The Cat in the Hat in Grays Ferry for $335K

Thing One: Two-story rowhouses don’t have the kind of space modern buyers want. That means that a builder who gets their hands on one usually […]

City Life

Pennsylvania SPCA Busts Dogfighting Ring in South Philly

In late February we told you about the toppling of an alleged dogfighting ring in Chester County, a crime that Brandywine Valley SPCA officials reminded […]


Morning Headlines: The Curious Case of the Standalone Bottom Dollar Food

The bottoming out of Bottom Dollar Foods is well documented and it has some serious implications for some neighborhoods throughout the city. While Aldi has […]


Naval Square Is in Southwest Philly? Coulda Fooled Me

A reader just sent us a link to a late-January article by Inquirer real estate writer Al Heavens about a unit at Naval Square, the […]


Chris Christie, May We Suggest a New Governor’s Mansion?

It’s been a tough week for New Jersey governor Chris Christie, whose name appeared last night under a “Redundant Names” category on Jeopardy. Despite the […]


Morning Headlines: J. Crew Outlet Is Coming to the Philly Suburbs!

First Madewell–J. Crew’s sister store–chose Walnut Street for its newest location. And now J. Crew Factory–the store’s outlet–comes to the ’burbs. The commercial real estate […]


Most Affordable ’Hoods for Renters: Yup, They’re What You’d Think

Here’s what we want to say to startup Kwelia: If loving you is wrong, we don’t wanna be right. The self-professed data geeks help real […]


It’s Been 40 Years Since Grays Ferry Has Had New Retail

Sure, there have been plenty of developments in this city, as in many others, that haven’t worked out, but Grays Ferry may be in a […]


Where to Open Next? Strangelove’s Co-owner Leigh Maida Explains.

Leigh Maida and husband/business partner Brendan Hartranft–along with other parnters and investors–own and operate four neighborhood bistros that emphasize quality brews and delicious pub fare. […]