After 18-month study, Mayor Kenney’s preservation task force offers a few (modest) proposals

A handy, condensed guide to the task force's recommendations on how to manage Philadelphia's preservation crisis.

City Council punts on Provident Mutual building sale, jeopardizing West Philly site’s redevelopment

The holdup jeopardizes Iron Stone’s plans for the 325,000-square-foot building at 46th and Market Streets, which were to include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia medical offices and a YMCA day-care center.

City Council punts on Provident Mutual building sale, jeopardizing West Philly site’s redevelopment

The holdup jeopardizes Iron Stone’s plans for the 325,000-square-foot building at 46th and Market Streets, which were to include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia medical offices and a YMCA day-care center.

Philadelphia rent holds steady to close the year, but 2019 predictions not all rosy

Rental firm Abodo brings slightly better news than Zumper, reporting that the median one-bedroom rent actually fell since last month. Two-bedroom rent showed a slight increase.

Philadelphia rent holds steady to close the year, but 2019 predictions not all rosy

Rental firm Abodo brings slightly better news than Zumper, reporting that the median one-bedroom rent actually fell since last month. Two-bedroom rent showed a slight increase.

Did Philadelphia make a terrible mistake getting rid of the Chestnut Street Transitway? | Inga Saffron

The bus-only corridor was blamed for killing retail on Chestnut Street. Today, Philadelphia is more worried about traffic congestion than losing foot traffic.

Did Philadelphia make a terrible mistake getting rid of the Chestnut Street Transitway? | Inga Saffron

The bus-only corridor was blamed for killing retail on Chestnut Street. Today, Philadelphia is more worried about traffic congestion than losing foot traffic.
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NYC developer with Manhattan pier project in deal to explore reviving SS United States

RXR Realty will “determine the viability of the SS United States’ redevelopment," the ship's owner said.

On the market: A Craftsman Colonial brought back to life in Bridgeton

The home is a fixture on the annual Historic Bridgeton Holiday House Tour.

Philly home values are rising. Will taxes keep rising with them?

Other cities and states cap annual property tax increases. As Philly market values rise, are caps possible here?

Camden accuses Dranoff of bilking city out of $9 million from Victor apartments tax break

The suit marks an escalation in a legal battle that’s raged between Carl Dranoff and Camden since the developer asked the city to transfer the tax-break deal to a Denver-based firm that had been under contract to buy the Victor Apartments.

A 19th century Queen Village rowhouse ideally situated

Over 12 years, the two English teachers tackled a half-dozen projects to update the 1,160-square-foot rowhouse to their lifestyle.

Philly millennials want houses someday, but many still need help from parents to pay rent

Though 91 percent say they want a house someday, only 44 percent have any savings toward a down payment, Apartment List found, and 18 percent rely on their parents to help with rent, Zumper found.

Can art save Atlantic City, this time?

In A.C., murals have been painted on the side of liquor stores, beauty salons, restaurants, and a lone house across from Ocean Resort Casino, the old Revel.

Philly to come out $42 million behind in sale of jilted police HQ property

The city is under contract to sell the West Philadelphia property for $10 million after paying more than $52 million to buy it and begin renovating it for use by the Police Department, according to a published report.

On the market: Delaware County houses with fabulous fireplaces to hang up your stockings

The price tags on the properties all but ensure your stockings will be filled with treasures of some sort.

What will a Pa. Supreme Court decision mean for regulating sites like Airbnb?

Attorneys are hoping the state's panel of seven justices will give local governments across the state more feedback on how to better regulate short-term rentals.

How mastering your thermostat could save you a bundle this winter

According to the EPA, proper use of a programmable thermostat helps the average household save about $180 a year in energy costs.

Three suburban Philadelphia homes with impressive wet bars

These three homes — with wet bars to suit any occasion — provide a step up from everyone else’s bar cart or kitchen counter.

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The building that Ed Bacon thought was too ugly for Society Hill | Inga Saffron

Once the subject of fierce architectural debates, the Old Pine Community Center now sits with ease among its colonial neighbors.

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