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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 to start in the Spring of 2016, with the new and updated park opening…

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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 ships — including the largest rubber ducky in the world — are pulling into…

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Our New Courtyard is Here!

    The big, green, outdoor space we have all been waiting for is finally open, and just in time for summer! Find the entrance to our new, beautiful courtyard next to the gym in our downstairs lobby area.  Enjoy a large  field to run around in, comfy furniture to relax in, tables to eat snacks at, and a spectacular water fountain. Click here for more information on our…

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New Temple Football Stadium?

Will Temple University finally have an on-campus football stadium in the near future? Depending on who you ask the answer is still up in the air but Temple President Neil Theobald has said publicly that a stadium would likely be part of the 2014 master plan. The contract that Temple currently has with Lincoln Financial Field, which expires in 2018, costs the university about $1.5 million each year. The…

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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 plus hotel room that will eventually be called the Hotel Blue on Broad. Of…

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Half Court Challenge Attempt – Game 5

Dan McLaughlin Half Court Attempt It felt like a home game to current head coach of the Uconn Huskies and former Philadelphia 76ers point guard, Kevin Ollie whose #21 ranked team led comfortably from the start of the game to the finish. Down 33-25 at the midway point, Dan McLaughlin attempted a half court shot for free rent for the year from Apartments@1220. Take a look at the attempt in…

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