Atlantic City to Carl Icahn: Tear down crumbling Trump Plaza before it kills somebody

The former casino, now owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, is an immediate danger to the safety of people on the Boardwalk, city officials said. They are suing to force Icahn to tear it down.

Lucy the Elephant’s Airbnb listing booked in seconds. Meet the lucky guests.

One is obsessed with all things elephant, including Lucy. One has never been to the Jersey Shore. Another will relive her childhood.

Lucy the Elephant’s Airbnb listing booked in seconds. Meet the lucky guests.

One is obsessed with all things elephant, including Lucy. One has never been to the Jersey Shore. Another will relive her childhood.

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It’s not just Philly’s historic buildings that are crumbling. So are its historic records. | Inga Saffron

Tracey Gordon promised to bring order to Philadelphia's valuable collection of vital records after she defeated a 10-term incumbent and was elected Philadelphia's Register of Wills. Instead, she gave the job to an untrained party stalwart, former City Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown.
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It’s not just Philly’s historic buildings that are crumbling. So are its historic records. | Inga Saffron

Tracey Gordon promised to bring order to Philadelphia's valuable collection of vital records after she defeated a 10-term incumbent and was elected Philadelphia's Register of Wills. Instead, she gave the job to an untrained party stalwart, former City Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown.

One end of North Broad thrives; the other struggles. Can a revitalization plan bring them together?

City Council will consider a bill to create a business improvement district, which can levy funds from property owners to support improvements on North Broad Street.

One end of North Broad thrives; the other struggles. Can a revitalization plan bring them together?

City Council will consider a bill to create a business improvement district, which can levy funds from property owners to support improvements on North Broad Street.
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NYC developer seeks home for historic SS United States after planned rebirth as hotel

The massive ocean liner has spent decades deteriorating at a dock near South Philadelphia’s big-box shopping district.

On the market: A three-bedroom townhouse in Bella Vista for $849,900

The townhouse is in a block with unusual character, the owner says, with new restaurants cropping up but without wholesale changes in the population.

Philly L&I can’t fill open building and code inspector jobs. It’s not alone.

The problem is growing as inspectors age, fewer young people enter the profession, building codes become more complex, and inspectors require more certifications, members of the building industry said.

Coming home to a long-admired Victorian house in South Jersey

“Growing up, I walked past this house every day,” says Justin Burns, who has moved back to Pitman, Gloucester County. “I never dreamed I’d be living here.”

Avalon woman wins her battle to keep treasured vines on her beach-block home

Elaine Scattergood won a court victory Monday after clashing with Avalon officials over the vines on her beach-block house.

How to create a nice home office that doubles as a guest bedroom

It’s important to make the room feel like a holistic space, instead of a bedroom and an office squished into one room. To do so, gather your ideas on one page to make sure they make sense together.

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The apartment building of the future is here, and it looks like a giant battery | Inga Saffron

Is this energy-efficient approach to green design a gimmick or meaningful architecture?

On the market: A custom-built home in Pennsport for $485,000

With one daughter out of the house and a second soon to head for college, this couple wants to downsize and rehab House #4.

A comedy legend once tried to build ‘a little Beverly Hills’ in Bucks County. Now you can buy the $2.7M mansion built for her.

Joan Rivers and her husband wanted to build a mansion and a movie studio in Bucks County. When they didn't get their way, they tried to secede from Northampton Township.

City Councilmember Kendra Brooks wants to bring rent control to Philly. But it’s got ‘baggage.’

Brooks’ move to slow down on rent control may demonstrate the limits of how quickly City Council’s new progressive members can notch major policy wins.

One-bedroom rents in Philadelphia are up nearly 10% since last year

Philadelphia is tied with Chicago as the 18th most expensive rental market, according to a comparison of 100 cities across the country.

Navy Yard opportunity draws Hines, Hoffman & Associates, other big developers

The companies were identified on a short list of five semifinalists for the task of reimagining two separate sections of the former military barracks.

Good bones and eclectic decor in the 1860 Victorian tucked amid Fishtown's revitalization

The house has become an eclectic museum, a blend of 19th century Philadelphia interiors and the couple’s unique touches.

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