Category Archives: Neighborhood News

Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Terror Behind Walls”

Eastern State Penitentiary’s famous Terror Behind Walls haunted house is back for its 25th season on Friday, September 18th. The frightening production will run during the Halloween season through November. Terror Behind Walls is a haunted house production that takes place in an already so-called haunted building. The Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and […]

2015 Annual Fringe Arts Festival

The Fringe Arts Festival is returning to Philadelphia for its 19th year, beginning September 3rd and running through September 19th. Each Fall, the Fringe Arts holds its Festival to showcase a plethora of progressive arts including theater, dance, spoken word, poetry, music, comedy, and many performances in between. The Fringe Arts is dedicated to challenging […]

Pope Visit Updates: Security Map and School Closings

    With just over one month left before Pope Francis visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia officials are releasing plans that will make a significant impact on local Philadelphian’s, including travel, work, and school. Security Plan The Security Plan released by Philadelphia outlines three square miles that will only allow authorized […]

A Guideline to the Pope Visit for the Local Philadelphian

Pope Francis will be making his long-awaited appearance in Philadelphia between September 26th and 27th for the World Meeting of Families. On Saturday, September 26th, the Festival of Families will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and will be open to the public. On Sunday, September 27th, a Papal Mass will be held on […]

The Divine Lorraine and Other North Broad Street Developments

High expectations for the redevelopment of Philly’s historic and infamous, Divine Lorraine, have been set since it was sold to Blumenfeld’s E.B. Realty Management in 2012. According to Plan Philly, Blumenfeld has made major progress in the last two weeks towards catapulting his vision for the Divine Lorraine into a reality. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority […]

Redesigning LOVE Park

The famous LOVE Park is about to see some major renovations. According to, this is the last summer with the grey and used (though dearly loved) 2.5 acre park. New York’s Hargreaves Associates is planning and overseeing a $5 million redesign of LOVE park that is more green, artistic, and interactive. Construction is expected […]

Summer at Penn’s Landing

Summer is here, and Philadelphia has a full calendar of events to keep you busy. Here is a short list of exciting activities happening the end of June at Penn’s Landing, which is just a short drive or train ride from the Apartments at 1220: Tall Ships Festival – June 25th – 28th Thirteen tall and majestic […]

Blue Horizon Hotel

The once historic Blue Horizon boxing venue located on N Broad Street will be getting the uplift  it has long  deserved when it is transformed into a boutique hotel with spa, jazz club and restaurant. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted in support of a change in zoning that will allow an 8 story, 80 […]

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