In East Falls


Northwest Philly, to no one's surprise who lives there or has been through recently, is having a bit of a moment from a development perspective. There are projects going up in every neighborhood you could think of, and we have another one to add to the list. At 5037-41 Wissahickon

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While we are not fond of empty lots, some are admittedly nicer than others. From old asphalt to dirt to overgrown weeds, a neglected plot of land rarely provides much value to the neighbors. So when we heard through the Civic Design Review about the project proposed for an "empty"

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For as much as we love Philadelphia and everything it has to offer, we occasionally pine for an elevated view of the city that doesn't require Spiderman-like abilities. So when we were over in East Falls recently, we certainly appreciated overhead the view from the train station. The tree-lined winding

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Chestnut Hill is undeniably charming and adorable, sporting some of the most picturesque streets in the entire city. The historic architecture, cobblestones and mature trees can give the impression of a neighborhood frozen in time. And for one former gas station, the neighbors are wishing they could turn back the

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Over the last several months, we have gotten very, very familiar with Germantown Ave., from Northern Liberties all the way to Chestnut Hill. We have found ourselves especially busy on the east side of Germantown, where a couple of projects have recently caught our eye. It appears we might have

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Wayne Junction has been undergoing a transformation on the east side of Germantown, near the regional rail station. And just steps from Germantown Ave. comes 113-29 Berkley St., right around the corner from the Frank Furness-designed Wayne Junction Station, which was designated as part of a historic district in 2018.

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5700-04 Germantown Ave. has had a long and interesting life at a major crossroads within Germantown’s main commercial strip. With a few recent L&I violations to pair with the graffiti and broken gates, this building that was most recently a Villa Shoe Store has certainly seen better days. But we

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Ridge Flats 2021

Ridge Avenue is one of our favorite roads in Philadelphia. It appears, randomly and seemingly out of nowhere, on the 900 block of Wood Street in Callowhill. Fun fact, once upon a time it started at 8th & Race, but the creation of I-676 wiped out its first couple blocks

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And we're glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife
C'mon! Hold on tight!
C'mon! Hold on tight!Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard lightMeatloaf notwithstanding, let's take a look at

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John Jacob Gorgas emigrated to the Pennsylvania colony in the late 1600's with a fella named Wilhelm Rittenhouse. Mr. Rittenhouse, who founded the first paper mill on this side of the Atlantic, was the patriarch of a rather famous Philadelphia family, and you've probably heard of a certain Center City park named for

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