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Antique Corner House, NoLibs (Philly) 309K

IN PHILADELPHIA LAST WEEKEND, I squeezed in a quick look at a house whose listing I found intriguing for several reasons: It’s in Northern Liberties, a neighborhood full of restaurants, bars, and history with which I’m familiar, and where a … Continue reading

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Boston: Brick Sidewalks and Boot Scrapers

Edge of Beacon Hill from the Public Gardens I HAD VISITED BOSTON only twice, so long ago and so briefly I couldn’t even tell you which neighborhoods I was in. So when the time came to plan a little birthday … Continue reading

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Historic Rhinebeck under 400K

THE CHELSEA CLINTON WEDDING EFFECT on real estate prices in Rhinebeck, N.Y., if ever there was to be one, seems like a non-starter. As we head into the best time of year for house-hunting — the dead of winter, when … Continue reading

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Stone Street Secret

I KNOW it’s hard to believe, but I do occasionally leave Brooklyn for that little island across the river. One of my favorite places for lunch is closed-to-traffic Stone Street in the Financial District, where about a dozen restaurants put … Continue reading

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Upstate Update: Athens Federal 279K

Athens, N.Y., is one of the most atmospheric Hudson River towns, quite unspoiled. Two hours north of NYC in Greene County, it’s quiet, hilly, and river-oriented, with a close-up view of one of the Hudson’s few lighthouses. The town (which … Continue reading

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Philly’s Next Hot ‘Hood?

DID SOME SERIOUS HOUSE-HUNTING today in north Philadelphia with my son, Max, who is 23 and a woodworker. He was looking, I was advising, and I think we found something. The house is in Kensington, sometimes coyly called “Olde Kensington.” … Continue reading

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