Tag Archives: Queen Village

The Itinerant Urban Gardener

IT BEGAN when my daughter moved into a Prospect Heights brownstone with a struggling pine tree in a barrelĀ  out front. Each time I visited, I eyed the dead branches, wishing I could take a pruner to the thing and … Continue reading

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Sweet Philly Trinity 199K

YOU’VE HEARD OF THE TINY HOUSE MOVEMENT? They invented that in Philadelphia a couple of centuries ago. The compact ‘trinity houses’ of the late 18th and 19th centuries are now much-coveted for their coziness, charm, and economy. And a dollhouse … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Crash Boom! Rx for Real Estate Wealth

I’M NORMALLY EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS of financial ‘gurus’ and of people who have their heads swayed by their often-dubious advice. But a new book by Greg Rand, a real estate entrepreneur who contributes to Fox News (maybe that’s why I hadn’t … Continue reading

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No vember

WHEN I WAS ABOUT 9, my uncle taught me this ditty: No birds No bees No flowers No trees No wonder…November. I still find it amusing, even though it’s not true. The goldfinches are still at the thistle feeder. I … Continue reading

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Rent My Philadelphia Garden Apartment

FIRST DIBS, DEAR READERS. This 1-bedroom garden apartment, available for rent as of January 1, has not even made it to Craigslist yet. It’s in one of my two Philadelphia buildings — the one in Queen Village, which is probably … Continue reading

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Playing Tourist in Philly

The brand-new LeMeridien in Center City TODAY BEGAN WITH COFFEE AND A CROISSANT at the Reading Terminal Market, an indoor foodie paradise the likes of which no city should be without (though I know of no other such place anywhere) … Continue reading

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Bright Top Floor 1BR in Prime Philly $975

UPDATE: This apartment has been rented. YOU WERE THINKING OF MOVING TO PHILADELPHIA, weren’t you? Or maybe you already live there and need new digs. The town is hot hot hot, so hot that the popular Brooklyn-based real estate blog, … Continue reading

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