Consuela Franks's Blog Posts

Consuela Franks's Blog Posts

Point Breeze Burgs
The Point Breeze residents that lamented the closing of Buckminster's at 21st and Federal St. now have reason to rejoice. Ori Feiburg opened up his chill, simple welcome addition t...

The Latest Dish Redux
Before we had Isaiah, my husband and I liked to go out to eat, a lot. Between work and school that usually meant a very late dinner. This was probably about 13 years ago, so p...

Halloween At Liberty Lands
Halloween is my son's all time favorite. Each year he comes up with some new non-purchaseable (is that a word?) costume. Evenings are spent running from store to store and sewing a...

Home Staging On A Budget
My post has been featured on the SPACE & COMPANY blog! Click here to view it: http://spaceandcompany.com/2015/08/20/home-staging-on-a-budget/...

16M MultiUse Complex In Kensington
The City of Philadelphia has accepted a commercial development plan named Orinoka Mills Civic House in Kensington. The former textile mill is set to become a mixed used residen...

Center City And University City Growth
Most of us who live in Philadelphia will commonly refer to our downtown as center city but a new report released by the Center City District shows that it not exactly the cen...

What Do Renters Want
In a survey conducted in early Spring, it is not a surprise that “out door amenities” was the number one goal for people on the market for a new place. Whether you are in the m...

6 House Hunting Pitfalls To Avoid As A Buyer In The Summer 2014 Market
Missing out on the perfect place: Find an agent who is knowledgable and tech-saavy to navigate the waters for you.  Hundreds of homes go on the market each day and it can...

Philadelphia Hotels Ranked Number 1
Philadelphia is widely known throughout the country for a lot of different things. The food scene perhaps is one of the best in the country and there are many world renowned re...

1 Water Street
More developments are coming to the Delaware waterfront. The successful Race Street Pier has provided beautiful green space and gorgeous views of Center City and successful bus...

Love Your Park Week
One of Philadelphia’s greatest assets is its wide range of beautiful parks throughout the city. It has more that 10,000 acres of open space which includes trails, streams, fo...

Open Kitchen Vs Closed Kitchen
The trend of having a kitchen open to be a great room or into the dining room has been around for quite sometime now and remains a popular choice among homeowners. Although, ...

The Philadelphia Flyers Playoff Chase
Today is the start of 2014 playoff race for the Philadelphia Flyers. The chase begins for the Lord Stanley’s Cup that has been oh so elusive for many years. The Flyers season beg...

Race Street Pier Yoga
Spring is finally here and with it comes the arrival of many outdoor activities. We soon will be shifting into high gear with many outdoor events, festivals, and food truck gat...

16 Million Funding For Street Paving
If you are a routine Philly driver, you know all to well about our city's pothole problems. With this Winter ranking in the top two snowiest Winters of all time in Philadelphia...

Power Plant Apartment Complex
Before the idea and concept of living near a power plant of any kind would be less then ideal. A newly proposed apartment complex would not just be near the power plant it woul...

The Boyd Theater Possibly Saved
Last week we had learned that the future of the Boyd Theater had all but been written in stone. The Boyd Theater has been closed down since 2002 with a host of near-miss redevelopm...

Fishtowns Unsung Grub And Bars
Fishtown has always been know for great food over the years. From old school unsung spots like Sulimay's which many older Fishtowner's grew up eating their fantastic breakfast to J...

Honeys new location finally open
It's been a long time coming but it's finally open! Honey's Sit N' Eat at 21st and South in Graduate Hospital/Fitler Square is a great addition to the area and the food is amazing....

Listings in Chestnut Hill and Mt Airy
Are you in the market for a home in the Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia? Click this link to view all homes available. Chesnut Hill and Mt. Airy listings...

Another Liberty Lands Movie Night Correction
So, Pee Wee's Big Adventure was not shown last night -- it was a showing of Ghostbusters which was cancelled last Thursday due to rain.  So, it appears that Pee Wee is still o...

Movie Night Change Alert
Just found out that Pee Wee's Big Adventure is being shown tonight due to threat of rain on Thursday.  So, come one, come all, right away to Liberty Lands for some fun!  ...

Rodin Rodin Rodin Rodin
With the art world focused on the opening of the Barnes Foundation building, it is possible to have missed the renovation and restoration of the home to the largest and most import...

Movie Night Northern Liberties!
Paging Mr. Herman... Northern Liberites Neighborhood Association hosts the annual Summer Movie Series in Liberties Lands Park every Thursday Night at 8:30 pm.  The theme for t...

FAMILY FUN IN PHILLY
The youth of Philadelphia have started off their summer .  With so much free time on their hands, we have to ask the question: what will they do?  While the educational ...

Night Market Comes to Washington Ave
Following up on the wildly successful Night Market - Northern Liberties the gang from The Food Trust are bringing their tasty good times to South Philadelphia's Washington Ave. &nb...

Philadelphia Modern House Tour
On Saturday, July 28, Modern Home Tours travels to the City of Brotherly Love. The tour is curated by Ingrid Spencer, former editor of Architectual Record. This self-guided driving...

Bringing Art to Kensington
                  In the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, there lies a hub for art and cultu...


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