Archive for the ‘The Piazza’ Category

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

New Apartments Coming To Columbia Ave.

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By: Jarek Cotto

The Fishtown Neighbors Association recently supported plans to bring 17 units and ten parking spots to a vacant lot at 1133 E Columbia Ave stretching all the way to Earl Street. The plans were recently approved by the Zoning Board a couple of weeks ago and are designed by Harman Deutsch. When this project originally came before FNA last fall, it didn’t get support, but the shedding of a few of the units and a couple of design changes got the community behind the project.

It’s hard to miss the widespread development happening in just about everywhere you look in Fishtown. It is amazing to see the number of blocks where a new development is occurring or just recently finished up. According to OCF Realty some of the projects include, “the mixed-use project at Girard & Shackamaxon that brought apartments on the upper floors with Palm Tree Market on the ground-floor;  the French brasserie Girard that opened on the ground-floor of a mixed-use building at Marlborough; and across the street from that a former auto supply store has been fixed up and made much prettier.” That’s just to name a few.

The seventeen-unit project on Columbia Ave in conjunction with the Earl Street project will bring 31 new apartments and homes to the area. All we see is dollar signs when thinking about the influx of new customers coming to this commercial corridor.


Thursday, January 8th, 2015

New Homes Coming To Laurel Street.

By: Jarek Cotto

New Market Street has seen the rise of quite a few projects recently that are currently being built. Three new homes at the corner of New Market & Laurel just joined the ranks and are currently under construction. The homes have progressed some outside, and it looks like they’ve gotten quite a bit of work done on the inside as well. Each unit will have 3 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms, four floors, a finished basement, a green roof and parking. Christopher Somers is the listing agent for this property. If you want more information on these properties, you can click here to view the project website.

Last month at a NLNA zoning meeting, the community voted to support plans for a new home at 117 W Laurel St. The project was designed by KJO Architecture, and it was recently approved by the ZBA a few weeks ago. In September 2013, the parcel was last acquired for $95K. It is zoned for industrial use, but it was designed to be a 3-story, single-family residential with a roof deck.

The area is only a couple of blocks away from Front & Poplar, the formerly bare block that was transformed into an entirely residential area in just two years. Since it’s kind of tough to access by car, this block of Laurel Street might seem farther away. Despite that, it’s close to a great outdoor space, Liberty Lands at 3rd & Poplar, and right next to the Piazza. The parcel may be zoned for industry, but like so many similar areas in the neighborhood, it’s going residential.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

#HotProps 407 Poplar Street – Custom Fishtown Home

What used to be just another standard house in the mid 1960s, was turned into a beautiful custom home in 2008.  This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is back on the market, and won’t be for long!

4th and Poplar in 1959

4th and Poplar in 1959


 – 4 bedroom

– 3 bathroom

– 35,000 sq feet

– 1 car garage

– $850,000

– MLS# 6464753

Here is the property description, below.

“This chic 4 Bedroom 3 bathroom custom designed home built in 2008 has a 3,500 sq ft floor plan, a 1 car over size garage and multiple outdoor spaces including rear and side yards, a panoramic roof top deck, 2 bedroom walk outs and a living room balcony. Enjoy the modern up scale design throughout and features such as an open steel staircase with solid wood tread, oversize windows throughout, hardwood floors throughout, a lower level storage room, media inspired room with tons of natural light, with a full bathroom on the lower level and laundry room with side by side washer and dryer. The main level entrance leads you to the eat in chef kitchen, and rear yard access. The eat in kitchen has Wolf appliances, 6 burner gas range with exhaust hood, dual convection oven with warming tray, Subzero lower drawer freezer compartment built into the refrigerator, Asko dishwasher, polished granite counter tops, plenty of pantry space, mocha flat panel cabinetry, and an open area large enough for a banquet size table and a sunken living area. The 2nd level living room has a vent less gas fireplace and a walk out balcony. The next level is the Master suite with a spa aerated soaking tub, glass enclosed shower, a wall-mount under-counter vanity. A large walk-in custom fitted closet. The master bedroom is enormous with French doors leading to a private deck. The next level features a large bedroom with a private deck, built in closet and plenty of windows. On the following floor there are 2 rooms, a den/study and a large bedroom, this rooms share a hall bath with 2 wall mount under-counter vanities and a shower/tub. Finally the roof top level has hard wired speakers, a gas line for a grill, and dramatic views of the Center City Philadelphia. Recessed lighting, hard wired speakers inside and out, dual zone HVAC and about 3 years remaining on tax abatement. Location is amazing because it is in walking distance to all that Northern Liberties has to offer including parks, restaurants, and social venues.”

For More Information  Contact:

 Chris Somers

1033 N 2nd Street – 5th Floor

Philadelphia PA 19123

Cell: 267-694-3707


Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

10 Spot in No Libs You Can’t Miss!

by Karley Cohen

Northern Liberties is a constantly growing section of the city that is north of Old City, and boarded by Girard Avenue and Callowhill between 6th Street and the Delaware River.  It is very easily accessible to get to using SEPTA and has tons of awesome stuff happening in the area all of the time.

Here are 10 spots you can’t miss in No Libs:

Creep Records

1050 N Hancock Street @ Piazza

creep records

El Camino Real

1040 N 2nd Street

el camino


1050 N Hancock Street @ Piazza


North Bowl

909 N 2nd Street

north bowl

Northern Liberty Tattoo

823 N 2nd Street

no lib tattoo

One Shot Coffee

217 W George Street

one shot coffee


847 N 3rd Street



1050 N Hancock Street @ Piazza


Standard Tap

907 N 2nd Street

standard tap

The Foodery

837 N 2nd Street


Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

This Sunday! 2nd Street Festival

Sunday, August 3rd, from noon until 10pm, 2nd Street will be shut down to cars and vehicles for the 6th Annual Northern Liberties  2nd Street Festival.  There will be food trucks, craft vendors, live music and tons of other fun stuff going on.  RE/MAX Access will also have a booth there so come say “hi” to your favorite agents in the city. unnamed

Monday, June 16th, 2014

FYI – Buck a Shuck Happy Hours!


by: Karley Cohen2oysters-395

It’s summertime, and a perfect time to go sit outside somewhere and enjoy some delicious oysters.  These four places have buck a shuck oysters for $1 during happy hour!!

Center City:
Oyster House – M-F 5-7pm, Sat 9-11pm
1516 Sansom Street
West Philly:
Doc Magrogan’s – Monday 4-10pm
3234 Sansom Street
South Philly:
The Industry – M-F 4-7, Sat 3-5, Sun 9-midnight
1401 West Moyamensing Avenue
Northern Liberties:
Bar Ferdinand – M-F 5-7
1030 North 2nd Street
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Adult Swim at the Piazza!!!!!


Adult Swim FunHouse Tour at the Piazza Tonight!


By: Elizabeth Flynn

There are always so many cool events going on in our little NoLibs community but this one appeals to the quirky side of RE/MAX Access. Adult Swim, the long running nighttime programming on the Cartoon Network that showcases the weirdest minds on television is hosting a tour of seriously fun events and bands.

Cephalopods is headlining, and there are a bunch of other cool activities, like a Design your own T-shirt Contest and a photo booth where you (yes you!) can be featured on the Adult Swim Website. Check out Cephalopods and Their Allies on Bandcamp here!

The 247 Events Crew

The 247 Events Crew


Despite the wind and the rain that is going on today, the crew is working hard to set up the stage. It’s always important to remember that events like this happen because of the hard work of touring companies and local crews. You gotta love these guys!

Check out this amazing blow up castle that’s part of the event! It’s rumored that there is a swimming pool in there!

Adult Swim Fun House at the Piazza

So make it to the Adult Swim FunHouse Tour tonight and get weird!