Happy holidays. Time keeps moving.....
I put out a request for Craiglist help last week and had a huge response to my surprise. I did not respond to anyone yet but promise I will shortly.
Anyone heading to the Eagles in DC tomorrow? Was thinking of road tripping to the game if anyone was going....anyone? Also thinking of heading to Windham for some skiing on Monday and Tuesday - anyone want to come along? Head up Monday AM and come back Tuesday PM. Anyone around Christmas week to head somewhere? I have some possible openings Christmas day through the 29th.
This past weekend I was in NYC. While there I learned about the PA Society where the ticket price for the Saturday night dinner is $450 a plate. I have no issue with the event itself but when you see the majorioty of city council along with our PA state reps all partying at the Waldorf Astoria for $499 a night for them and their staffs to network for a long weekend while our schools in Philly can not afford basic supplies and staffing, it makes me wonder. Maybe the elected officials are using their fundraising dollars to splurge, I do not know. Lots of money being spent by our politicians in NYC and not somewhere in PA. Millions are being spent.
I want to put some focus on Paul Levy, a visionary in Philadelphia. Possibly, the most powerful non-elected official in Philadelphia. He runs the Center City District. Read this article and wanted to share some ideas for the next wave of improvements for the city. He is responsible for the new ice skating and park at City Hall and is credited directly with the resurgence of center city for the past 20+ years.
As always, I am actively spending my time helping myself and others with real estate (buying/selling/developing/investing). Happy to have conversations about your real estate needs. After nearly 10 years in the business, I might have some insight that could be helpful to you (or not). - Mark
GOOD THINGS HAPPENING
A) It's coming this spring: Bike sharing locations get high marks
B) 57th floor observation deck planned for Center City
C) A 1789 Version of The Bill of Rights Goes on Display in Philadelphia
D) PHL International Airport gets new restaurants, retailers
E) Philadelphia's Newest Distillery, New Liberty Distillery, Rolls Out First Bottles
F) A second strut for Mummers - in Manayunk for Mardi Gras
G) Plan to cap I-95 moves forward as DVRPC authorizes study
GOOD THINGS HAPPENING BUT NOT YET IN PHILLY
A) Lyft approved in Pennsylvania, but not Philadelphia
AND NEVER A FAN FAVORITE
A) Philly’s city wage tax just turned 75.
A) Phillies' Utley surprises courageous fan on 'Ellen'
DID YOU KNOW (Philadelphia version): Philadelphia almost had a Disneyquest in center city Philadelphia - not only did it not happen but we are actually paying for it ten years later. To see what it looks like today, click here.
Center City District Restaurant Week: is coming! From January 18-23 & 25-30, 2015, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. The full list of restaurants is up at CenterCityPhila.org/RestaurantWeek
Free Meter Parking On Wednesday Nights and Saturdays: Free meter parking on Saturdays after 11:00 a.m. and on Wednesday nights after 5 p.m. through January 1. The boundaries are from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River and from Bainbridge Street to Spring Garden Street
TICKETS : FLEETWOOD MAC
two tickets for Fleetwood Mac Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall. Saturday Jan 24 8:00 PM. Floor 1 seats 15th row from stage seats 1 & 2. $325.00 each my cost. firstname.lastname@example.org