The Met Philadelphia – Alive and Kicking

The Met Philadelphia – Alive and Kicking

This past Monday marked the opening of The Met Philadelphia at 858 N Broad St. The building has a long history that, unbelievably, almost ended with the structure being demolished. Thanks to the efforts of the Holy Ghost Church to stabilize the building during its...

Monthly Giving Network – Mighty Writers

Monthly Giving Network – Mighty Writers

We are pleased to be gathering in support of Mighty Writers for our next event. The mission of Mighty Writers is to teach Philadelphia kids ages 7 to 17 to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work and in life. Through after school...

Rittenhouse Tree Lighting Ceremony

Rittenhouse Tree Lighting Ceremony

Philadelphia offers a wide array of events for friends and family to ring in the holiday season. This past Thursday, I attended the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rittenhouse Square. It was a surprisingly moving event. Several sponsors from the area provided free...

First Time Home Buyers Workshop

First Time Home Buyers Workshop

Several weeks ago we hosted a First Time Home Buyers Workshop. It was a great success so we're bringing it back.We still have space available and would love if you joined us. Email coordinator@michaelgarden.com to RSVP.Michael’s real estate practice is focused on...

NLNA 40th Anniversary

NLNA 40th Anniversary

The neighborhood of Northern Liberties has been a hotbed of activity for years, and it continues to accelerate. This past April, Realtor.com ranked it the 23rd fastest growing community in the U.S. Among all the changing faces, one organization has been there through...

Royal Sushi and Izakaya

Royal Sushi and Izakaya

This week I had the pleasure of dining at the newly opened Royal Sushi and Izakaya, in Queen Village. After 6 years of planning, this much anticipated project finally came to fruition, and I think most would agree it was worth the wait. The name "izakaya" comes from,...

MOMIX

MOMIX

If you were one of the people in the know last week you may have been among the hundreds who experienced MOMIX’s Opus Cactus at The Prince Theater on Chestnut St. After a ten-year rest period, MOMIX is reintroducing the brilliantly crafted artistry to the public. In...

Rittenhouse Treasures

Rittenhouse Treasures

One of the great cultural treasures in our city, one that is “hidden” under the broader and louder marketing campaigns of other musical venues, are the weekly free recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music. Forget the word “student” when considering these...

Zero Degrees Of Separation

Zero Degrees Of Separation

Back in August, I had the pleasure of co-leading a tour of the proposed Rail Park site for Kevin Bacon, his sister Hilda and some of their friends along with Nancy Goldenberg of the Center City District. It was beautiful day with the wild flora in full form and sunlit...

MARTHA

MARTHA

East Kensington is now home to one of the best new bars in town. A collaboration between Cary Borish, Mike Parsell, and Jon Medlinsky, Martha (named for its location on York & Martha Streets) is really pretty special in a very unassuming way. I went for their soft...