The Pretzel Park Dog Park is an off-leash dog park located along Cresson and Cotton Streets one block away from Main Street in Manayunk. The park is a great place for dogs to run around and get some exercise and a great place to meet other local dog lovers.
The Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve is a 34-acre park bound by Port Royal Ave, Lare St, Summit Ave, and Eva St in northwest Philadelphia. There’s a small parking lot on the corner of Port Royal and Lare. Stairs lead up to the path around the park where you’ll see views of the reservoir, a scenic field, and woods. There are two vistas along the path where you’ll find views of Upper Roxborough and the Center City skyline. The Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve is a great place to bring kids and for dog-walking (dogs must be on a leash).
Did you just get a property tax reassessment from the City of Philadelphia? Here’s an explanation of what the changes to your valuation means, how much of a change in taxes you should expect, and what you can do if you’d like to appeal your new assessed value.
Calling all Volunteers!
Looking for a way to give back to the community? Join your neighbors on Monday, March 26th, as we donate our time to KenCrest. We’ll help this amazing non-profit organization with touch-up painting and landscaping at their facility on Green Lane.
“KenCrest exists to ensure that all people who have, or are at risk of having, intellectual disabilities and autism can live well in their communities, earn the respect of others, and control their own lives. Since our founding in 1905, KenCrest has delivered all supports with firm commitment to our core values of positive approaches, caring spirit, innovation, reach, and outcomes.”
Even though it’s mid-February, expect to see the busy Spring real estate market start to pick up very soon. If this year is anything like last year we should expect to see more new real estate listings go on the market in Roxborough and Manayunk in March than at any other time during the year. The chart below shows the new listings by month for Roxborough and Manayunk in 2017. The number of new homes on the market nearly doubled in March compared to February. What does this mean for home buyers and sellers?
You can’t walk a block in Center City without coming across a great restaurant. But, there’s also some lesser known spots that are definitely worth trying. Around the college campuses in the city you’ll find a huge variety of food trucks, but in Center City you’ll find smaller food carts along most of the main streets that shouldn’t be missed.
Sometimes, we get a beautiful day in the winter that feels a bit like spring. With a toddler who’d been stuck inside for a couple of days and a nice break in the weather, it was time to get out a bit. If you’re looking for something to do with kids on these winter days, the Zoo is definitely worth checking out.
For the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service this year I was joined by local volunteers to do some painting at one of KenCrest’s community homes. KenCrest provides an array of services for people with mental challenges and autism. Their community homes provide housing and services for clients with these special needs. It’s great to be able to help such a great organization.
I’d like to thank my fellow volunteers who came out to help with the project. One of those volunteers, Michael Gebhardt (The German Painter), is a professional painter who’s done work for many of my clients so it was great to get to work side by side with a pro on this project. Of course, his expertise and professional equipment were extremely helpful, too.
We had a great time volunteering and we were able to get more done than we had hoped. Michael repainted a bed
room for a new resident who will be moving in soon while the rest of us repainted baseboards, heaters, and window sills throughout the first floor of the house. All in all, a great day! Thank you to KenCrest for having us and thank you to Michael, Hui Sy, and Janet for joining me for the 2018 MLK Day of Service.