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Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is one of Philadelphia’s most popular neighborhoods. One of the five original squares planned by city founder William Penn in the late 17th century, the park at the heart of Rittenhouse Square is widely considered one of the finest urban public spaces in the country. The square is home to many works of public art, and the neighborhood serves as a hub for fine dining and extensive retail. Check out our ultimate guide to dining in Rittenhouse before making your next reservation.


Art and Commerce: Talk Reviewed

I went to Talk for the first time when it was very young — just a couple weeks old. I sat at the bar, drank […]

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Bookends in Rittenhouse Square for $1.15M or $1.85M (You Pick)

The mass customizers are specialists at churning out dozens of virtually identical new homes in their developments. Such homes are usually identical or nearly so […]

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DA Intends to Pursue Lesser Murder Charge in Rittenhouse Stabbing

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has decided to withdraw a first-degree murder charge against Michael White, a 21-year-old college student accused in the July 12th […]


A Moderne Classic in Rittenhouse for $1.099M

There is a clue to what lies behind the classic facade of this 1868 townhome on Panama Street near Rittenhouse Square. It’s right there, in […]

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I Could Have Been Michael White

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that Michael White does not have a criminal record. According to court records, he was […]

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Philly Developer Stabbed, Killed in Possible Road Rage Incident in Center City

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Sean Schellenger, a 37-year-old real estate developer and owner of Streamline Solutions, was stabbed […]


A First Look Inside the Laurel

The shovels won’t go into the ground at 1911 Walnut St. until early next year, but Southern Land Company is wasting no time selling condominiums […]


Midcentury, Modernized, on Rittenhouse Square for $439K

Our apologies in advance if you feel like you’re reading the text version of a Ginsu knife ad as you plow through today’s featured listing. […]


On the Market: An Urbane Condo in Rittenhouse Square for $647.5K

This handsome single-family townhome that’s part of the Wanamaker House condominium offers great modern style, some very nice features and some great community amenities. One […]

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Forget Starbucks Training Day: Here’s How We’ll Really Tackle Racial Bias

This Tuesday is “5/29” — the tag mega-retailer Starbucks is using for its one-day attempt to address racial bias in its workplaces. The company is closing […]


All Decked Out in Rittenhouse for $445K

Back in the 1830s, when railroads were the Internet of their day, a bunch of worried Philadelphians tried to rally their fellow citizens in an […]


Beautiful Music in Rittenhouse for $2.275M

There seems to be something about this unassuming 1860 townhome that brings out the artistic impulse in people. It’s had its share of non-artistic notables, to […]


A Stylish Pair in Rittenhouse Square for $1.45M

You’ve seen stunning modern townhomes hiding behind Colonial, Georgian and Federal façades before. They’re hardly rarities in this city. But rarely do you run across […]


Living in Rittenhouse Square: A Neighborhood Guide

New York has the Upper East Side. Chicago has its Gold Coast. Boston has its lower-rise Back Bay. And in Philadelphia, we have Rittenhouse Square. […]

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The Two Men Arrested at Starbucks in Rittenhouse Share Their Story

After a period of silence following their controversial arrest last week at the Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets, best friends Rashon Nelson and Donte […]