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Date: 4/10/2015
Title: Philly News (4-10-15)

It has been three weeks since my last email.  Been busy with work it seems as I only spent a few days in Colorado since the last blast.  Did make it to the Phillies home opener which is a sign to come for our season - No Offense.  After three games, Howard is 1-12, Utley is 1-12 and the rest of the team is not doing much better.  Remember when it was tough to get a Phillies ticket?

Ski season is coming to an end but there is still some snow in the forecast out west if anyone has interest in getting on a plane with me for a few days of clean air in the mountains.... Maybe Go Pro's Ski Line of the year will inspire you.  For those thinking Vermont, many places in VT received over a foot of new snow the past week.

Reminder that Preakness is coming up.  This year they brought in some high end EDM DJ along with a day's worth of other music.

In something that I think will change Philadelphia for the better: It’s Official: You Can Sign Up for Philly’s Bike Share Program Now.  Think about it....you will soon be able to grab a bike to the bar or stadium or _____, have some drinks or not worry about the thunderstorms rolling in and simply leave the bike and grab a cab/bus/Uber.  I wish the pricing was a bit more affordable ($180 a year) and that the program was a bit wider (nothing up at Temple U as an example) but it is all a positive step and what could be a game changer for area residents.

And a trip down memory lane....McFaddens Third street is closing.

As always, despite travel, ball games, concerts, I am always focused on my real estate portfolio and clients.....Never to busy to help you or a friend...

Hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring as winter was harsh one. - Mark



A) Get set for the booze at Citizens Bank Park

B) Mike Schmidt doubles his Phillies broadcast duties

C) Phillies worth $1.25 Billion



A) Philadelphia jobs grew just 2 percent in past 10 years

B) SEPTA budget: No fare increases; 24-hour subways permanent

C) Philly dreariness index score is 23 out of a maximum 30

D) Forbes: Philly One of the Most Overpriced Cities of 2015

E) Philly Gayborhood to get rainbow crosswalks this summer

F) Construction on Vine Street Expressway bridges starts next week

G) University of the Sciences to debut mid-Atlantic’s first Brewing Science Certificate program

H) Philly Ranked 4th Most Walkable U.S. City

I) Spruce Street Harbor Park, Riverfront Roller Rink to Open Memorial Day Weekend

J)Center City Welcomes Two New Music Venues (U-Bahn and Franky Bradley’s)

K) American Airlines adds Direct Flights overseas

L) Trash News (let's get this placed cleaned up - MZ)



Philadelphia has the largest trolley system in the nationa title it’s held since the 1970s 

Details here


A) Jon Stewart to Amanda Seyfried: Everything in Philadelphia is awful

B) ‘Saturday Night Live’ rips Joe Paterno

C) William Street Common’s Tipping Policy Makes MSNBC


Upon entering The Palestra, a visitor is greeted with a quote that sums up the ethos of this iconic basketball bandbox. “To win the game is great. To play the game is greater. But to love the game is the greatest of all.”

There was plenty to love about the one-game Ivy League playoff betweenHarvard and Yale on Saturday, a 53-51 Crimson victory that sends Harvard to its fourth consecutive NCAA tournament. You can start with the match-up—ancient rivals from the court to the presidential trail—and then tick off just about every component of a big game: a historic venue that opened in 1927


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