Tag Archives: Fishtown

Investing in Philly? Consider Kensington

FROM TIME TO TIME, people ask me where to invest in Philadelphia real estate. (Sometimes they ask me where to invest in Brooklyn, and I say: “Philadelphia!”) But within Philly, I say Kensington, particularly the southern section sometimes known as … Continue reading

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Fishtown Jumping

Photo: Alexis Olsen THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF CORNER BARS in Fishtown, a historically working-class Philadelphia neighborhood that has been steadily mutating, these past few years, into a more upscale one (so what else is new?) Some of those drinking establishments … Continue reading

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Max and Lexy’s Kitchen

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT to report down in Philadelphia: my son Max and his girlfriend Alexis, who bought an 1870s house in Fishtown in June of last year, now have a beautiful, functioning kitchen. They’ve been working on it all spring and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Suddenly Busy Lady

LATELY, I’VE BEEN RUNNING hither and yon and back again. In the five days since my last post, I put 450 miles on my car — from East Hampton, L.I., to Brooklyn (108 miles), down to Philly and back (150 … Continue reading

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Renovation Progress in Philly

Five weeks ago AS I WATCH MY SON Max and his girlfriend Alexis renovate the 1872 house they bought last June, I’m reminded of a few eternal truths about renovation: It always takes longer than you expect It always costs … Continue reading

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