Archive for October, 2014

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Kensington’s Mini-Golf Course Is Actually Pretty Cool.

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By: Jarek Cotto

Old factories have met different fates over the past few years. A former dye works was converted into apartments and office space at Oxford Mills. On Howard St., a factory was torn down to make room for new single homes. Today, we bring your attention to a factory that was converted into something pretty cool. The Keystone Mini-Golf and Arcade is a factory conversion that is a unique edition to the area.

Located at 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave. The space occupies what was a textile and dye warehouse in the past. This BYOB mini-golf course was opened in mid-June by two Bucks County natives, Bill Cannon and Drew Ferry. The idea came to them after experiencing a crappy mini-golf course themselves. They were toying around with the idea after that experience, so the next day they went hunting for a space and a week later they signed a lease.

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They were originally going to make it a Philadelphia landmark-themed 9-hole, but Franklin Square already took that idea. Instead, they went with a 1950’s “Americana” type of look. The design for the holes was created by Drew’s retired father Skip  They plan on continually changing the course in order to”keep it fresh.” They acquired a number of the course’s unique fiberglass props from vintage stores and flea markets. The old-school arcade games were found and gifted to them.

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This place brings some much needed fun to the area. Keystone Mini-Golf is open Thursdays from 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Fridays 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Come get drunk and play some mini-golf!

 
Monday, October 27th, 2014

FYI: Hundreds Of Motorists Honor Deceased Philly Celebrity “Dirt Bike Rell”.

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By: Jarek Cotto

The PPA has launched undercover “sting” operations against UberX, a company that provides transportation services like taxi cabs but for a cheaper price. They have been setting up UberX drivers by requesting a pick up, then towing their cars after they arrive. Why are they doing this? Read about it below.

SEPTA will go on strike. The only question is, when it will happen. SEPTA’s union voted unanimously for the strike, but have no idea when the actual strike will happen.

Hundreds of motorists come together to mourn death of one of Philly’s most popular dirt bike riders, Dirt Bike Rell, at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church. After the service, they all rode their dirt bikes and atv’s down Broad St. in honor of the slain dirt biker weaving in and out of traffic. Eventually, the police were called in to reestablish order and safety to the area.

The same Pathmark that someone was stabbed in while shoppers kept shopping was the scene of another incident. A woman came in screaming about being assaulted by a 19 year old man. That man was cornered by shoppers until the police arrived. More below.

The Pennsylvania House has approved a bill that would allow membership groups like the NRA to sue municipalities for having overly restrictive gun laws. Corbett is expected to sign.

Philadelphia has given its first marijuana citation to a man named Mike Whiter. The funny part about it was that it was completely intentional. Find out why he did it.

The Philadelphia Police Department has paid nearly $40 million dollars for police misconduct since 2009 according to a website that specializes in open records requests.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/26/uber-philadelphia-uberx-ppa-sting-impounds/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/26/septa-union-votes-unanimously-strike/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/22/watch-dirtbike-atv-riders-mourn-deceased-kyrell-dirt-bike-rell-tyler/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/21/another-violent-incident-at-northeast-philly-pathmark/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/21/house-passes-gun-bill-corbett-expected-sign/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/20/meet-mike-whiter-recipient-phillys-first-marijuana-citation/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/20/report-philly-paid-40-million-police-misconduct/

 
Saturday, October 25th, 2014

RE/MAX Access Open Houses Oct 25th-26th


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Friday, October 24th, 2014

#Hot Props:What’s Going On At Hagert Square?

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By: Jarek Cotto

Hagert Square is a major project from the folks over at Hagert Development LLC. It consists of 30 premium housing units on the blocks of E Hagert st. and E Letterly st. Half of the units, which have already been sold, are between 2403-2431 E Hagert St. The other half are between 2402-2430 E Letterly St, and four of these homes are already under contract.

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The homes are on a 21.333ft wide footprint making them fairly sizable compared to other homes whose footprints are only 16-18ft wide. Here, you get the most bang for your buck. These homes come with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, or 2.5 if you opt out of a full bathroom in the basement- save $10,000! That is pretty cheap for a bathroom considering they can usually add about $20,000 to the price of a home.

The homes feature hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. It comes with all new, stainless steel appliances, except a washer and dryer. In the kitchen, you will have a choice between 3 types of quartz counter tops and 2 choices of cabinet styles. It has an open riser staircase with aluminum rails leading to the upper floors. The homes have a full rooftop deck great for those days that you have company over. It comes with high efficiency heaters and video intercom monitoring system. Two car parking is also available making it the only development in 19125 with 2 car parking under $390,000.

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These beautiful homes are close to GreensGrow Farms and next to restaurants like Cook and Shaker and Loco Pez. It is close to Planet Fitness over on Aramingo Ave., and it is close to El stops. You’d better hurry if you’re interested in one of these homes. They’re getting snatched up fast!

 

For More Info Contact:

steven osiecki broker/ owner of RE/MAX Access

Steven Osiecki
Broker/Owner
RE/MAX Access
1033 N. 2nd Street 5th Floor
Philadelphia,PA 19123
215 400 2617 direct
215 284 2892 cell
215 400 2650 fax
remaxstevo@gmail.com
http://www.stevenosiecki.com
Steve Capriotti Realtor

 

Steve Capriotti
Associate Broker
RE/MAX Access
1033 N. 2nd Street 5th Floor
Philadelphia,PA 19123
215 400 2606 direct
215 651 0702 cell
215 400 2650 fax
http://www.theaccessteam.com
 
 
Monday, October 20th, 2014

FYI: How Long Will Philly Stay Ebola Free?

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By: Jarek Cotto

The losing bidder for the Revel Casino, Glenn Straub,  has filed an appeal of that outcome in state bankruptcy court. He claims that Revel officials did not share promised information about competing bids, and that they accepting a bid past the deadline. Will the “University for Geniuses” actually be made?

 

Is Camden changing for the better? Many think so. Gun violence is down, outsiders are making investments and redevelopment is slowly starting to take place. Read more about Camdens revival below.

 

Mayor Nutter assures that Philadelphians are not at risk for getting Ebola. There have been no cases of anyone in Philadelphia with the virus. He says that they are prepared for it if someone does contract it. How long will our city stay this way?

 

Two women attack a school bus with baseball bats and mace in northeast Philadelphia. Find out what all went down.

 

Do we still have privacy in the age of the internet? Judging from the recent incidences of hacking going on, we are probably not as safe as we think we are.

 

Immigration authorities have moved operations to the suburbs of Philly. There have been reports of driver’s license checkpoints popping up to try and catch illegal individuals traveling. They are also raiding the homes of people who are thought to present a threat to the community. Find out more.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/20/developer-tries-block-revel-sale/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/19/camden-cusp-revival/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/17/philadelphia-ebola-michael-nutter-calm/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/17/women-mace-bats-attack-school-bus-bizarre-northeast-philly-road-rage-incident/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/17/privacy-age-internet/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/16/activists-immigration-enforcement-shifting-suburbs/

 

 
Friday, October 17th, 2014

Open Houses October 18th & 19th

1122 Carpenter Street
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2544 Memphis Street

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417 Livingston

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1 Academy Circle

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945 N 6th Street

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840 Almond St

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37 W Wildey Street

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308 Maypole Road

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963 N 6th Street

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1917 Latona Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Sunday 10/19 from 12-2

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

#HotProps: Rent on the River with Pier 3 Condominiums

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By: Jarek Cotto

Pier 3 Condominiums are in a prime location on the Delaware River waterfront. There is a luxury rental property currently available very close to Old City and Philadelphia’s historic treasures. This beautiful and conveniently located spot has a rich history and rad modern amenities. According to the Pier 3 website,

“In 1907, the City of Philadelphia established the Department of Wharves, Docks, and Ferries as a division of its Department of Commerce to meet the needs of the city’s growing foreign, inter-coastal, coastal and Delaware River trade.  Besides having regulatory power for the entire local urban waterfront, the new department oversaw the construction and maintenance of dozens of municipally-owned piers and port facilities in the early decades of the 20th century.  The Department of Wharves, Docks, and Ferries built Pier 3 North and its sister building Pier 5 North in 1922 and 1923 as the last component of this particular phase of improvements to the Port of Philadelphia.”

In 1984, it was converted to 172 apartments with covered parking available. It became one of Philadelphia’s most popular and sought after properties to live in after it was reorganized as a condominium in 1994.

Pier 3 strives to give its residents a bang for their buck! Living on the waterfront with a mind blowing balcony view of the Delaware River isn’t all this home has to offer. The condo fees include a 24-hour concierge, digital cable, an on-site parking garage, a heated indoor lap pool, updated fitness center, as well as snow removal and maintenance of the structure and all common areas. If you don’t think that’s cool enough, there is a more comprehensive list you can visit the amenities section of their website.

Great living space with 2 Bed, 2 Full bath, living room, dining space and full kitchen! Fantastic storage with two walk in closets. Large (floor to ceiling) sliding glass doors open to your personal deck facing the Ben Franklin Bridge. Enjoy dinner on this spacious deck overlooking the water and Marinas, or watch fire works from the comfort of your own home – perfect for entertaining guests! Very private space.

 

This professionally managed condominium has an active and responsive Board of Directors. It has also gained recognition as a Gold Star Community since 2010 by the Community Associations Institute as a result of achieving excellence in areas such as establishing and maintaining excellent standards, maintaining fiscal responsibility and stability, exerting architectural control, providing rules of enforcement, encouraging community involvement, and positively impacting the quality of life for its residents.

 

As you can see, the condo is beautiful inside and out.  That view is breathtaking and worth everything.  You can’t beat the location and everything the Condo at Pier 3 have  to offer.

 

 

 

Contact Bob Wombwell for more info!

Robert Wombwell, SRES
RE/MAX Access
1033 N. 2nd St 
5th Floor
Phila., PA 19123
Office 215-400-2600
Fax    215-400-2650
Cell  215-760-5828
http://www.bobwombwell.com
http://www.seniorsmovingahead.com

 
Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Front Street Is The New Face of Development

 

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By: Jarek Cotto

Front Street north of Fairmount is currently getting a major facelift. V2 Properties is currently in the process of constructing four new homes right at Front & Fairmount. This project started last May when the foundation was dug. Today, the four homes are framed out, and are already changing the feel of the area. The Penn Treaty Village Penthouses are right at Front & Brown. Core Realty are the developers behind this project, and they have been working on this since 2012. The second phase of construction started back in early August.

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At the northwest intersection of Front & Poplar, building is also taking place. There is already a completed home in this area. In 2012, there were plans for 11 new homes to be built right in the shadow of I-95, but many were skeptical about it. The following winter, however, the foundations were dug for these homes, and today some of these units are occupied.

The 900 block of Front St. is getting the most work done. The gym, Crossfit Love, which opened last fall, replaced the 941 Theatre that used to be there. right next to Crossfit Love are Liberty Gates homes, and In between those two, a second row of seven new homes is under construction at 927-39 Front St.

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Front St is the face of new development. It has so many projects going on right now, and it does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Developers are cramming new buildings in any spot they can find, and its great. I love how the area is coming along, and I’m not the only one. Demand for homes has not slowed down one bit.

 

 
Monday, October 13th, 2014

FYI: Philly Doesn’t Have An Ugly Accent. Do We?

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/07/phillys-pittsburghs-scrantons-accent-really-ugly/

By: Jarek Cotto

Woman steals mans prostetic leg at Eagles game. Did he ever get it back? Find out below

SEPTA is making its late-night service run indefinitely. Even though the cost has tripled from the old “Night Owl” service they used to offer, it has been getting many more riders. On an average weekend about 15000 people use this service.

Man robs TD Bank with a Halloween mask. The man robbed the teller at gunpoint, then fled in an old buick with a stolen license plate. Read more.

A passenger was kicked off a flight at the airport for making a joke about the pilots sobriety. This joke turned into a whole fiasco when the pilot was given a sobriety test. After that was all over, everyone was let back on the plane except the one who supposedly made the joke. More details below.

Pathmark customers continue shopping while man was stabbed in the face and neck. Some of those creepy customers were even stepping on blood! One customer even asked a police officer to reach over and pass him cheese! See what happened after that.

Does Philly really have an ugly accent? According to Gawkers “America’s Ugliest Accents Tournament”, we do and we beat out Memphis, Atlanta and New Orleans already. We’re in the semi-finals against Pittsburgh now. Read about it below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/13/mans-prosthetic-leg-stolen-eagles-game/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/09/septa-late-night-service-stay/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/08/man-in-halloween-mask-robs-bank/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/08/passenger-kicked-flight-phl-tweets/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/08/philadelphians-ignore-stabbing-pathmark-aisle-keep-shopping/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/07/phillys-pittsburghs-scrantons-accent-really-ugly/

 

 
Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Access Philly’s Open Houses 10/11 & 10/12

37 W Wildey st

Philadelphia, PA 19123

10/12 from 11am -1pm

Christopher Everly

 

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8545 Castor Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19152

10/12 from 12pm – 2pm

Chris Lyons

 

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130-36 N. Bread St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

10/11 from 12pm – 2pm

Christopher Everly

 

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130-36 N. Bread St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

10/12 from 11am – 1pm

Gene Gopshtein

 

963 N. 6th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

10/12 from 3pm – 4:45pm

Marvin Vargas

 

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2321 Sepviva St.

Philadelphia, PA 19125

10/2 from 11:30am – 12:30pm

Ryan Gallagher

 

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840 Almond St.

Philadelphia, PA 19125

10/2 from 12:30pm – -2:30pm

Marvin Vargas

 

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2950-52 Miller St.

Philadelphia, PA 19134

10/12 from 1pm – 2pm

Ryan Gallagher

 

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315 N. Front St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

10/12 from 12pm – 2pm

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233 S. 6th St. #505

Philadelphia, PA 19106

10/12 from 12pm – 1pm

Andrea Grier

 

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945 N. 6th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

10/11 from 11am – 1pm

Santana Harrison

 

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417 Livingston St.

Philadelphia, PA 19125

10/12 from 1pm – 3pm

Maria Storch

 

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