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August 2018

Lincoln Square is NOW OPEN!

By | Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square is Philadelphia’s newest square – and it’s NOW OPEN!

Lincoln Square Apartments are now ready for move ins!  The first residents moved into the brand new construction apartment building in July 2018.  The residential apartment building houses studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments that are smartly laid out with large, bright windows.  The kitchens have sleek stainless steel appliances, some with kitchen islands. The apartments are ready to move in immediately.

The building has a lot of perks, outside of the apartments themselves.  There is a resident amenity floor that you’ll love hanging out in. There are multiple televisions, private seating areas and a communal table overlooking the city skyline.  The fireplaces and customizable music set the ambiance.

The roof deck on the building is one of many highlights.  You won’t believe the functionality of the roof space unless you see it in person for yourself.  The outdoor track provides a fresh-air alternative to the in-house, fully equipped work out area.  The outdoor movie area is the perfect place for an at-home date night. There are also seating lounge areas and fire pits for social relaxation.  

Pets are valued residents as well!  There is an onsite dog run for utmost convenience.  There is also a pet wash station so you don’t need to deal with that chore in your apartment.  Your pet will be happy to welcome you home to Lincoln Square each day!

Lincoln Square isn’t just an apartment building – it’s its own neighborhood!  There will be a great selection of nationwide retailers, like Target, Starbucks, PetSmart & Sprint.  It doesn’t get any more convenient than that!  Oh wait – it gets better – there’s a Fine Wine & Good Spirits liquor store on site as well!  

When you live at Lincoln Square, the party never has to stop, but you can leave it all in the resident amenity spaces and keep your apartment a respite from the rest of the hustle & bustle.  Schedule a tour today and you could move in this weekend!

Diner en Blanc

By | Lincoln Square

Dress up to the nines, enjoy a delicious dinner with great friends, and know that you are part of one of the most well known, secretive events in Philadelphia.

Diner en Blanc is the event of the summer. There will be over a thousand people in attendance who are all dressed in white and have studied all facets of etiquette in order to conduct themselves properly at the “chicest picnic” of the year. It is located in a public space that is away from car traffic and pedestrian traffic.

Francois Pasquier, with a few friends, started this exclusive picnic almost 30 years ago in France. The Diner en Blanc that is located in Paris now yields over 10,000 guests a year. Some of the locations that were chosen for the secret picnic were The Pont Des Arts, the Eiffel Tower, Place Vendome, Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Le Louvre Pyramid, and the Palais Royal Garden to name a few. Could you imagine eating with friends and many others who are all dressed up in the Champs Elysees of Philadelphia?

If you decide to attend, there are some rules that must be followed. Participation in the event is only made possible by being a member or being sponsored by a member from the previous year. Confirmation will be sent and attendance is absolutely mandatory no matter the weather. Since the event is being held in a public space, the occupied areas must be as clean as it was before the picnic. Attendees must bring their own seating of a table, two white chairs and a white tablecloth. Their picnic basket must be filled with gourmet munchies, cutlery, dishware, and glassware. If attendees wish, they may bring wine or champagne if local laws allow it. Due to the formal nature of the Diner en Blanc, participants must wear white exclusively and dress elegantly.

Lincoln Square Apartments is a great place to gather your friends before you head over to the secret location of Diner en Blanc. After a terrific time eating, dancing and simply having a great time, return to Lincoln Square to continue the party on the green roof lounge.

Philly Free Streets

By | Lincoln Square

Philly Free Streets is back again this year – bringing you traffic-free roads in Center City for a day.

On August 11th from 8:00am – 1:00pm North Broad Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from City Hall all the way to Germantown Avenue.  The Philly Free Streets route is over four miles long and includes several exciting stops along the way.

The Divine Lorraine is an iconic building standing strong where Broad, Fairmount and Ridge intersect.  The beautiful building holds a long-storied past dating back to the 1800s. The site recently underwent a full renovation and is now a residential apartment building.  

The New Freedom Theater and The Blue Horizon are often overlooked pieces of history on North Broad Street.  The New Freedom Theater is the oldest African American Theater in Pennsylvania.  The Blue Horizon is a boxing venue, which is still in operation today, where Sugar Ray Leonard once fought.

Specially for Philly Free Streets, there will be a beach on North Broad Street.  There will be 50 tons of sand brought to Broad Street between Jefferson and Oxford for this pop up city beach.  You won’t want to miss the once in a lifetime events that take place. The beach will be open August 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th.  

North Broad Street will be closed to motor vehicles for Philly Free Streets, but you are welcome to ride a bicycle.  Indego bikes will be available through the route.  Walking, jogging and running is encouraged, but don’t go too fast, or you’ll miss all the fun.  You’ll pass 15 official murals and Murals Arts Project will be creating murals during the event as well.  The Academy of Fine Arts are opening the doors to their collection for free in honor of Philly Free Streets.

There are so many reasons to check out North Broad Street during Philly Free Streets on August 11th, but really, it will be fun just to have the busy road closed to traffic and be able to roam freely.  Residents of Lincoln Square can walk straight up Broad Street from their door – that would be a long walk, though, so it may be best to take the sub and get off at anywhere from City Hall to Erie Ave.

Eagles Home Opener

By | Lincoln Square

Are you ready for some Football???

If you’re like me, you have been counting the days until the very first flip of the coin at the Eagles home opener. 26 weeks and 4 days since we watched our “Underdogs” bring home The Big Win. Granted, it’s pre-season, but it’s still FOOTBALL. It’s also a perfect opportunity to score seats that are actually available and less costly than regular season tickets. (Thanks to The Pre-Season Snobs.) Bonus: no parka necessary!  And if you live at the brand new apartments at Lincoln Square, you’ll already be on the same street as the game.

What could be more fun than watching The Reigning Super Bowl Champions take the field for the first time since capturing the Lombardi Trophy against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field? The Eagles will begin their preseason schedule on August 9 with The Battle of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh’s last regular season trip to Philadelphia didn’t go so well for them.

After opening at home against the Steelers, the Eagles will travel to New England for a Super Bowl LII rematch with the Patriots. The Eagles playing the Patriots in the preseason after beating them in February should be pretty fun!

The Eagles’ third preseason game, a road contest against the Cleveland Browns, will be televised nationally on FOX and is set for Thursday, August 23 at 8 p.m. Will Carson Wentz be ready in time for the dress rehearsal game in Cleveland? He is probably too nice to do it, but he should remind the Browns that they’re 1-31 since passing on him.

The Eagles will round out their preseason schedule with a home game against the New York Jets. The Eagles and Jets have played each other in the fourth preseason game in every season dating back to 2001.  The two teams have played in 32 of the last 33 preseasons.

What I know is, Doug Pederson is 6-2 in eight preseason games. He’s 23-12 in games that really matter (20-12 in the regular season, 3-0 in the playoffs). Doug just knows how to win. And, if you ask me, that’s just fun to watch no matter what the stakes are!