Posts Tagged: philadelphia

Prices Surging for Philly Home Sales

Home values in a highly competitive Philadelphia Real Estate market – newly reclassified by the real estate search engine Zillow as “very hot” – finished the first quarter of 2016 higher than the peak the Philadelphia Real Estate market reached just before the housing bubble burst in 2007. “[This] implies that all of the losses… Read more »

Philadelphia Gets Rainbow Crosswalks

The City of Philadelphia and Philly Pride Presents worked together to paint the zebra crossings rainbow-coloured in the local ‘Gayborhood.’ By coincidence, the eight walkways- planned since March- were unveiled in Pennsylvania the same day that the US Supreme Court announced its ruling in favour of same-sex marriage. According to the Philadelphia Gay News, Philly… Read more »

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood to Get Rainbow Crosswalks

Expect to see a burst of color if you’re walking through the Gayborhood this summer. Philly Pride Presents in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia will paint permanent rainbow-colored crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locust streets following Philadelphia’s Pride Parade. The eight crosswalks will be dedicated at the Annual Reminders Block Party… Read more »

Rainbow Crosswalks for Philadelphia Gayborhood?

A popular Philadelphia neighborhood could soon become a lot more colorful with plans to add rainbow crosswalks at two intersections, according to Philadelphia Gay News. Philly Pride Presents and the City of Philadelphia plan to paint eight rainbow crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locusts sts. in the city’s Gayborhood this summer. “We… Read more »

Bookstore to Return to the Philadelphia Gayborhood

The nation’s oldest gay bookstore will reopen next month in Philadelphia after closing three months ago due to financial problems. Philly AIDS Thrift says it’s taking over the shop called Giovanni’s Room. It had closed in May after 41 years, citing competition from online outlets. Philly AIDS Thrift already operates a secondhand store whose proceeds… Read more »

Talk at March 28th’x TEDx Conference to Focus on Philadelphia’s Gayborhood

TEDx Philadelphia is one of the hottest tickets in town for city enthusiasts eager for fresh and creative ideas about how to return our urban home to its past glories. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” and it started as a four-day conference in California nearly 30 years ago. TEDx is… Read more »

Is Gentrification in Pennsylvania’s Gayborhood Forcing Out Independent Businesses?

Uhuru, the used-furniture store at Spruce at Camac streets, is moving after nearly two decades in its spot. If you’ve just bought furniture there, you may remember it for how incredibly crammed it is with furniture, which is nearly always stacked up in Jenga towers almost to the ceiling. It’s different from many thrift stores… Read more »

Philadelphia Gayborhood’s LGBT Bookstore May Close

THE NATION’S oldest LGBT bookstore may be facing its final chapter as its longtime owner plans to sell ahead of his retirement this winter. Giovanni’s Room has served the city’s gay community from the corner of 12th and Pine streets since moving there in 1976 from its original location on South Street, where it opened… Read more »

Guide to Philly’s Gayborhood

Philadelphia was founded on the principles of freedom and equality, and that is evidenced by the city’s rich gay culture. In fact, Philadelphia was the site of some of the nation’s first gay rights protests in the 1960’s. The city even coined the phrase, “Get your history straight and your nightlife gay” to attract LGBT… Read more »

The Revival of a Philadelphia Gayborhood – Midtown Village

“We love 13th Street!” proclaim chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran on their website. It clearly shows: The pair, partners in business and in life, have branched out from a lone home goods boutique at 107 South 13th Street in 2002 to six thriving businesses at the epicenter of Midtown Village, including the nucleus of… Read more »

Philadelphia Home Sales Reach Three Year High

It’s a city that’s chock full of history — specifically, it’s where the Declaration of Independence was signed back in 1776. It’s a city where people have a lot of passion — for their city, their sports teams, and for their fellow Philadelphians. After all, they don’t call it the “City of Brotherly Love” for… Read more »

Philadelphia Real Estate Has Best Quarter in Two years

The Philadelphia-area housing market continued to gain strength as the number of houses sold increased and the number of days a residential property lingered on the market before selling declined during the first nine months of the year, according to a report by Prudential Fox & Roach. Sales throughout the region reached their highest rates… Read more »

PA: Home Sales Rise in Philadelphia

Housing data continued their seesaw behavior Monday, with sales contracts for existing houses falling in February from January, the National Association of Realtors reported. The Realtors’ Pending Sales Index slipped 0.5 percent in February, but the agreements of sale signed during the month were still 9.2 percent higher than a year ago, the group reported…. Read more »