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Date: 1/8/2016
Title: Philly News (1-8-16)

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and a good start to 2016.  I spent Christmas week in Brazil, New Years week with Phish at MSG in NYC (4 shows), and finally had my fiirst two days on the ski hill (Windham) where the ski season is finally in motion after the crazy warmth.  My take away from my days in NYC was the homeless population has soared - or they are now more free to sleep on the streets than they have with recent mayors.  For those who think I do not work, one of my accomplishments this week was to finalize a client's purchase of a nice duplex in west philly.

For those that have interest in getting your ski legs going, I am going to try to head back up next week - in case you can work remotely for a day or two - as well as am looking at the forecasts for Utah/Colorado.  Not like you have any options in PA right now.  For those looking for inspiration, consider this story about Jake Burton (Burton Snowboards).  

I used to spend lots of my time at the Irish Pub on 20th, including the Phillies 2008 World Series run. So i thought I would include this article on the IP since I know some of you were there with me.

For those looking for Center City Sips this winter, check out this new event.

Lastly, despite my ski plans this winter, I do work plenty while on the road (or chair lift), so if you are thinking about buying/selling a home to live in or as an investment, I ask that you think about talking with me about your future purhase/sale.  If you are looking for a home that needs TLC or a major renovation or you want to build new construction, please consider talking to me.  The Property Brothers do not know the Philly market as well as I do and my 10+ years in the business could provide some good insight/results for you. - Mark


MUMMERS  (yes, I knoe this is a week late)

A) How the Mummers are trying to change Two Street  (I discovered this post parade party years back and enjoy Two Street very much.  Our Bourbon Street for a night. - MZ)

B) Mum Radio sends hit parade of Mummers music far beyond South Philly


A)  REAL ESTATE ALERT: Capping 30th Street Station rail yard part of transformation plan

B)  Opening Day: 5 Things You Need To Know About the Logan Hotel (old Four Seasons is now opened 12/16/15)

C) Gentrification can benefit poorer residents as well as wealthier neighbors

D) EXCLUSIVE: Target finds site for third Center City store


A) PennDOT, Waze team up to bring up-to-the-minute traffic info

B) COMMUTER ALERT: Pa. Turnpike tolls rising in January

C) Historic Falls Bridge to close for repairs (FEB 2016)

D) Luxe Valet is “Pausing” Service in Philadelphia  


A) Philly Named Top Family Vacation Spot in U.S. (Ranking comes from the maker of travel guides for kids)

B) Philly Ranks High Among Cities Most Likely to Be Hungover New Year’s Day  


A) NASCAR Race Coming To Millville In 2016

B) Philly hosting THREE Copa America games

C) Phillies Have Gone from Lost Cause to Genuine Hope


A) Philly's last wood street embalmed in asphalt


A) Spirit to add direct flight from PHL to Minneapolis

B) Frontier Airlines Adds 10 Non-Stop Flights From Philadelphia 



A) NY Times: Four Rewarding Shows in Philadelphia

B) Magic Dinners in Philly (my buddy Adam is the magician)


A) BEER DELIVERY: An app can bring beer to your front door 




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