Archive for the ‘South Philly’ Category

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Quick Links: Brunch Everyday!

by: Karley Cohen

 

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Girard Bruncherie  – Fishtown

Talia’s Grille – Fishtown

The Dutch – Pennsport

Hinge Cafe – Port Richmond

 
Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Agent Spotlight: Dana Friedman

Dana Friedman is the transaction assistant and a real estate agent apart of The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access.  She currently lives in South Philly with her husband and two mini doxies, Gulliver and Eleanor! 

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Briefly describe yourself:
I’m super outgoing and friendly and I love to meet new people! Want to know what’s going on in the city? I’d love to share and connect you with some great spots. Looking to make Philly your new home? I’d love to help!

When and why did you become a realtor? 
I grew up with my family involved in real estate and rental properties. In 2014 I decided to get my license and become a real estate agent. Here I am apart of The Somers Team! 

What neighborhood do you sell and why?
I sell all over Philadelphia. I lived in South Philly right by Passyunk Ave and love showing Buyers around the neighborhood.  However, I also sell in Fishtown, Kensington, Northern Liberties, Old City, Queen Village, Graduate Hospital, and Pennsport.

Tell me about the best deal you’ve ever had.
Every deal is great and I learn something new every single time. My hardest deal was my first one, which I represented my father as the Seller. It was a ton of learning since a previous deed was recorded incorrectly and I had to get my Aunt to sign off and she lived in Florida. In the end, I was able to sell the property and re-connect with my Aunt.

As a real estate professional, I LIVE for my clients

What do you think the next hot area is to buy?
Port Richmond

Name 3 things you love about Philadelphia.
1. Food
2. Walkability
3. History

Describe your perfect Cheese steak.
Has to be from Jim’s on South Street

What are you favorite actives outside of work?
I’m a total foodie, so I love trying new restaurants and checking out Pop-up beer gardens. I also love to ride horses- I have actually been riding since I was 8 years old. My relaxing activity is reading. I try to read at least 1 book a month. When time allows I love to travel. I just got married in Feb 2016 in Mexico, it was amazing!

Get in Touch with Dana:
dana@thesomersteam.com
215-901-4522

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

FYI: Council President Wants ShotSpotter Tech In Philly.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

By: Jarek Cotto

A 15-year-old teen was jumped by a group of young males at a subway platform in Center City. The assault took place on Thursday, March 19th at around 4 p.m. Video footage shows the large group of males pumble the victim to the ground, then fleeing the scene. Detectives are still looking for the suspects.

 

Council President Darrell Clarke wants to bring new technology to Philadelphia which helps locate and track shootings in our city. It is called ShotSpotter, and it is already being used in Camden and in parts of New York where it is said to be effective in reducing shooting crimes.

 

Drunken idiots caused over $1800 in damages by breaking windows at Jim’s Steaks on South st. Video footage shows one of the morons throwing himself into the windows and breaking it. They’re still at large.

 

Who would think there are 38 hate groups in PA? Click below to see a map of where these hate groups are.

 

Man gets shot 11 times in Point Breeze and survives! More below.

 

What is the real reason why Penn’s tuition is going up this year? Read more here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/video-assault-broad-street-subway-platform/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/19/jims-steaks-south-street-windows-broken/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/19/hate-groups-pennsylvania-splc/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/16/point-breeze-man-shot-11-times/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/16/real-reason-penns-tuition-going-year/

 

 
Monday, February 9th, 2015

FYI: Paid Sick Leave Now Gets Mayors Support.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/10-reasons-paid-sick-leave-great-business/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/10-reasons-paid-sick-leave-great-business/

By: Jarek Cotto

This Philly politician wants marijuana sold at state stores. Is it a good idea? Jim Kenney, the newly announced mayoral candidate is the one backing this. It would be a good idea, if weed were to be legalized in PA.

 

A Bucks County Wawa was robbed by a man wielding large kitchen knife. Watch the footage showing the robber purchasing something and paying for it, then while the cash register was open, he took out a large knife and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. police are still searching for the suspect.

 

Paid sick leave is looking like it will be coming to Philly very soon. It sounds like a great idea. Here are 10 reasons why it is great for business too!

 

This Jersey man gets over 60,000 people to sign his petition for Chris Christie to pardon him on a gun charge. More below.

 

Lyft launched on Friday and there has already been an impoundment because of a sting operation. Boy, the PPA sure isn’t letting up.

 

Eleven cars out of a 111-car CSX train carrying crude oil derailed over the weekend. No one was hurt and there was no leaks this time, but will we be so lucky the next time?

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/08/the-best-thing-that-happened-this-week-jim-kenney-pot-state-stores/ http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/wawa-robbery-bucks-county-levittown-bristol-knife/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/06/10-reasons-paid-sick-leave-great-business/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/05/steffon-josey-chris-christie-pardon-petition-gun/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/02/lyft-launches-philadelphia-differences-with-uber/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/02/02/philadelphia-crude-oil-bomb-trains/

 
Thursday, February 5th, 2015

New Project at 2401 Washington Avenue

by: Karley Cohen

A budding project is coming to fruition at 2401 Washington Avenue.  On January 22, plans were presented to South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) Zoning Committee.  Currently the space is a vacant lot on the corner of 24th and Washington Avenue.  The plan is to build a 5 story building that has 113 units in it.  The first floor would be a commercial space and parking.

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There have been a few other proposals for Washington Avenue, and none of them have made it past the idea phase, but the community seems to be supporting this project.

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Harman Deutsch is the building designer for the 2401 Washington Avenue project who have a fair amount of experience building in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood and is happy to, and willing to work with the community and neighborhood associations to create a positive atmosphere for this project’s creation.

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