For art enthusiasts!

Are you an art enthusiast? If you are, you can have a front-row seat to Caiola’s imagination as she extracts characters from archetypes, memories, and ancestors in an upcoming art exhibit.

Caiola, who lives in the East Passyunk neighborhood of South Philadelphia, is unveiling her work called “Muses, Guardians, and Saints” through April 4 at the InLiquid Gallery at the Crane Arts Building at 1400 N. American St. in Northern Liberties.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. A reception will be held on March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Caiola has been teaching art at the Friends Select School in Center City for 10 years and she’s in her second year as chair of the school’s visual arts department.

Since then, her hard work as a teacher gave her limited time to pursue creating art. But that changed five years ago, as Caiola decided to dedicate more time to painting.
It resulted in a wonderful collection of surreal lifelike characters on 48-inch by 36-inch wooden displays.

Each painting contains symbols that illustrate the essential aspects of the character. Caiola says the exhibition captures one moment in the life of the protagonist, with some muses, guardians and saints more present and in focus than others.

If you’re an artist, you don’t want to miss this!  


Best Pancakes in Philly

Fluffy pancakes are one of the trends right now all over the world. But, where do you think the best pancake in Philadelphia is?

Philadelphia’s Cafe La Maude was named the best restaurant for pancakes in the state by Yelp, according to The list was made by looking at which
restaurants had a high mentioning of “pancakes” in reviews, and then leveraging that with the total volume and ratings of those reviews.

Cafe La Maude is really a delight. People are pretty much obsessed with their tiramisu pancakes and the Framboise, which is a ginger snap chai pancake with
raspberry yogurt, banana creme brûlée, shaved chocolate and creme anglaise, served with pistachios and rose petals.

Want to try Cafe La Maude’s pancakes for yourself? It’s located at 816 N. 4th St. in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia.

What about you? Who do you think, has the best pancake in Philly?


Ortileb Square

With the rise of Philly’s recognition when it comes to Real estate, lots of people may be wondering “what are the best places to invest or build a home?” Northern Liberties is one of Philly’s prominent places to live in. Surrounded by hipster hotspots, craft beer halls, and trendy boutiques everyone will surely be fond of.

Residents usually head to the Liberties Walk pedestrian mall bike paths to ride bicycles and visit uniques shops. Living in the Northern Liberties will be a great idea because of its security that makes it the perfect place to invest or to live.

This is beautiful Ortlieb square,in Northern Liberties. Gorgeous hardwood floors welcome you into this light soaked space. The open concept kitchen is completely outfitted with stainless steel appliances, with the center island providing plenty of space to work or entertain. These beautiful windows fill the rooms with light. Head upstairs to three spacious bedrooms with ample closet space, not to mention, private baths. The pilot house features a wet bar, as you head to the rooftop for beautiful city views. This home also has a spacious finished basement and 1 car garage for private parking .

A wonderful house in a wonderful place and environment, indeed makes a wonderful home.     

One of the Best Restaurants in the Northern Liberties!

Northern Liberties has a lot of famous restaurants in its community. But let me give you an example of one of the most visited
restaurants in one of Philly’s most famous neighborhoods

For the quirky diner in search of soul food, North Third is the place to be.
The restaurant’s walls and ceilings are covered with eye-catching décor. From tribal masks, to fairy lights, to a large,
sequinned eagle hanging over the bar. The funky atmosphere sets off the traditional comfort bar food, including rich
tomato soup with grilled cheese, and a range of club sandwiches and burgers. For the more experimental,
North Third has international-inspired dishes such as fish tacos and an Asian tuna burger,
as well as an impressive array of new specials advertised daily on their board. Locals can’t help but to always visit this
place because of their daily new specials to try out.

If you happen to live or visit the Northern Liberties, you have to try the North Third and enjoy a wonderful meal
with your loved ones.



Beautiful Homes, Beautiful Neighborhood

It’s no secret that Northern Liberties has been growing rapidly for some time now. From entertainment, to dining, and now real estate. Liberty Square is a 43 home development that has very limited availability left due to such incredible features! 1-2 car garages, a roof deck, finished basement, hardwood floors, and open floor plans just to start, it’s easy to understand why this community has been snatched up! The neighborhood is within walking distance to some of the most frequented Northern Liberties hot spots. A Philly favorite, Federal Donuts, just a short jaunt away for a morning pick-me-up of hot and fresh donuts with delicious coffee just waiting for you. Or maybe you’re more of a hops and barley kind of person, well YARD’s Philly  is just a hop, skip and a jump over for some great neighborhood brews. Whether you’re looking for brunch, a beer garden, cool bar food or just dinner, Silk City Diner is the place to be. And you can keep it authentic by swinging by Pura Vida for some delicious Tacos. All on your own two feet, these locations and more are just steps away from beautiful luxury living at Liberty Square.N 6th-FULL-29.jpg

Amazing New Construction with a Fabulous New Price!!

1121frontThe perfect new construction Northern Liberties home with PARKING, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, tax abatement, 2640 sq ft, finished basement and much, much more!

This designer home boasts a stunning kitchen with 42 inch custom cabinetry, tile backsplash, granite countertops and a granite peninsula with pendant lighting overlooking the entertainment space!

The baths are stylish, all offering floating vanities, porcelain and stone tile and design fixtures. More features include a rear yard, soaring 10 ft tall ceiling heights, huge windows that drench each room with sunlight, a full size front load washer and dryer, beautiful woodwork, trim and custom details throughout, not to mention great views!

This is the best value in NoLibs, beaming with all the amenities you can ask for, plus its phenomenal scale!! Perfect location close to the Piazza and all the incredible attractions the area has to offer.

1121 N Howard A – JUST REDUCED TO $499,900 – 4 Bed/2.5 Bath

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For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Jim Onesti at 215.440.2052 or

Northern Liberties Pre-Sales Are On A Roll!

1Recently we Pre-Sold 6 out of 7 brand new luxury town homes located at 1004-1012 N. Orkney and 973-75 N. 5th Street in Northern Liberties!

Sale prices ranged from $539k all the way up to $629k.

All 6 homes sold prior to construction being completed!

Sales happened so quickly that we didn’t even have a chance to stage a model unit!! 2

In addition to our marketing plan being a proven system that gets fast results, these super quick sales are also a reflection of how wonderfully amazing and truly desirable our neighborhood has become!


If you are thinking about moving to the area, are ready to upgrade your current home, want to learn more about New Construction OR have a project that you would like the McCann Team to sell out for you… Contact me today!

Jim Onesti 
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors  

New This Week…

The median list price in 19123 this week is $239,900.
The Market Action Index has been trending down lately, while inventory and days-on-market are climbing.
The trends imply a weakening market.


For this weeks summary report CLICK HERE!

For this weeks market update report CLICK HERE!

For more information or to have updates sent directly to your inbox please contact
Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052

Northern Liberties Buildable Lots For Sale!!!

We have several Buildable lots for sale in Nlibs!!  lots zoned to build townhomes on and also multi unit condo or apartment buildings!!  zoning permits included.


contact Jim Onesti, The MccannTeam, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors

215-440-2052   215-627-6005


Amazing Opportunity to Purchase a Rare Corner Lot!

801 N. 2nd801-5 N. 2nd Street
Northern Liberties

Amazing opportunity to purchase a rarely offered, high profile, Northern Liberties corner lot at 2nd and Brown for sale with zoning approvals and permit to build a 6 story, 10 unit residential apartment/condo building with Ground floor commercial space and a curb cut on Brown St. For 8-9 car parking in the rear. This lot is on the main strip of Northern Liberties and is surrounded new construction homes and vibrant businesses. Approved for 10 units all 2 bedroom and 2 full bath. Residential, floors 2-6. Ground floor commercial space with 8-9 parking in back off Brown st. Also a large roof deck.

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Interested? Contact Jim Onesti at or 215-440-2052!