There was a knock on the door, but it sounded like it was on my next door neighbor’s door as it was muffled, so I ignored it. I even ignored it when I heard it a second time as then I was certain it was on her door, and knowing her habits, I was certain … Continue reading Boy Did You Get the Wrong Address!
Fire Code Violation?
Just up the street there’s a house that’s been under renovation since sometime last summer. The workers come for a couple days, make some noise, do some work, and then disappear for a week or two. Needless to say, progress has been slow. I wish they’d just get it over with. But that seems to … Continue reading Fire Code Violation?
I’ve long said that I don’t much care for Mexican food, as every time I’ve tried it, I haven’t cared much for it. However, there’s a Mexican restaurant, Tres Jalapeños, only a block from here, so I thought I ought to give it a try. To my delight, I’ve found that I rather like it. … Continue reading Tres Jalapeños
Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
The dog barked. This was not the dog that Sherlock Holmes famously referred to that did not bark in the night. No, it was a bit past 6:00 AM this morning, and it was a neighbor’s dog. The neighbor directly behind me to be exact. They normally leave their dog out in their postage stamp yard … Continue reading Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
They’ve Added a Railing
As a followup to my post on the million dollar house(s) in a neighboring street, I just wanted to mention that when I walked past them today, I looked in the window and saw that they’ve added a railing to the staircase. Whether this was in response to my comment about the lack of railings, … Continue reading They’ve Added a Railing
A Million Dollar House
There is a row of houses going up in a nearby street. They are seemingly taking forever to complete, as they started on them in the fall. The Zillow page for them is here. Three floors, four bedrooms, and five baths, they certainly have room for a large family or someone who entertains a … Continue reading A Million Dollar House
As I went for my early morning walk today, I saw that Sam’s Morning Glory Diner had a sign in support of our great DA, Larry Krasner. And another one urging folks to vote.
A Friendly Block
Even before moving in to my current home a couple years ago, I got the impression that this is a friendly block. All, or perhaps I should say almost all, of my interactions with the people who live here have been at the least cordial, and usually more than that. I met one of my … Continue reading A Friendly Block
Do We Really Need a Little Christmas?
Walking over to 9th Street (aka the Italian Market) I came across Kimball Street. While the photos pretty much speak for themselves, I have so many questions. Nearly all of the households on the block seem to be participating. Does each household purchase those inflatables themselves, or is it a group thing? Who inflates them? … Continue reading Do We Really Need a Little Christmas?
Behind the Facade
At 1314 Locust Street sits the Ridgway Building that houses The Library Company of Philadelphia. Not to be confused with the Free Library of Philadelphia, which is a traditional lending library, the Library Company, according to its website, “is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th … Continue reading Behind the Facade