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New Philadelphia Rental Property Lead Certification Law

Philly Rentals

Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords in Philadelphia will be required to test and certify rental properties as lead-safe or lead-free in order to A) execute a new or renewed lease or B) receive or renew a rental license.  The requirement applies to all residential properties, but it will be phased in by zip code over…

Big New Development in Harrowgate Adds to The Neighborhood’s Revival

2202 E Allegheny Rendering

Harrowgate is a traditionally working-class neighborhood amidst the industry of the upper Riverwards communities. It has numerous old brick factories and warehouses on the edge of Kensington and north of Fishtown, along the Tioga and Erie/Torresdale stops on the Market/Frankford line. Most of the housing stock is rowhomes, with tenement apartments along Kensington and Frankford…

IMPORTANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

Each year on the third Monday of January we take the day observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. Every year we acknowledge the fact that it’s a holiday, but do we really take the time to honor and understand the real…

NEW APARTMENT BUILDING AT 11TH & SPRING GARDEN STREET

The former Lawsonia Building, at 1106 Spring Garden Street, has recently been demolished. The Lawsonia Building was a two-story office building with a brick facade and wooden windows. After plans to renovate it into apartments fell through a few years ago, the building fell into serious disrepair. Developer Maplewood LLC bought the property and has…

New Years Resolutions for 2022

The past few years have been a huge change for everyone. We’ve all adapted to a new way of life that can seem a little scary at times. For the first time in awhile, some aspects of normalcy seem to be back in our lives. As the new year approaches, it’s important for everyone to…

New Development in South Kensington

New development along North Front Street adds more housing to booming South Kensington neighborhood   South Kensington has seen more construction than any other neighborhood in Philadelphia in recent years. Literally dozens of large new apartment buildings have been built, or are under construction or seriously planned, in the neighborhood, with still others built or…

2021 Philadelphia Holiday Events

It’s the best time of the year! This means it’s time to celebrate. There are many, many ways to celebrate the holiday season with this year, especially with festive music, fun food and drinks, and many others of which are free or low-cost. Keep reading to learn about some of our favorites! Dilworth Park Ice…

Holiday Pictures in Philadelphia

Santa is coming to town and he is certainly ready for his closeup! Every year, pictures with Santa are a fan favorite in terms of things on the Holiday to-do list. This year, we have come up with a few of our favorite places for you to get your perfect Holiday picture, and there’s something…

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

What is Indigenous People’s Day? Beginning in 1991, dozens of cities, several universities, and a growing number of states have adopted Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans. This Holiday also happens to fall on the same day as Columbus Day, which does not happen to be a…

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Coming up on September 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month will begin. If you are unfamiliar, this is a period of time celebrated throughout the latter half of September and the first half of October as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans. More specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the…

The Best Philadelphia Fall Activities

With Summer quickly coming to an end, we can only try and look and the next best things ahead! Luckily, Fall in Philadelphia is just as much fun as Summer. The crisp Autumn air, the colorful leaves, and of course, Spooky Season. Throughout the Fall months, Philadelphia has a variety of fun and exciting activities…