Harbor East, Hot House, Links, Real Estate & Home

Maybe It’s Time: A Slick Corner Penthouse In Harbor East, For Less Than You Might Think

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 11:02am

Hot House: 1400 Lancaster Street, #1000, Baltimore MD 21231


Penthouse condominium in 9 story, 48 unit, waterfront building, circa 2005. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1850 square feet. Harbor views, three balconies,  floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, kitchen with granite counters, master bath w/ soaking tub. 24 hour security desk. two car garage parking: $605,000


What: A recent Sun article on Baltimore dermatologist Regina Anderson’s recent downsize to a waterfront condo has got people thinking. Especially the part about her only regret  — “I wish we’d done it sooner”.  Harbor East is a popular destination for empty nesters and reflects a continuing nationwide trend. Bustling street life has a natural appeal to people who’ve had enough of suburbia’s quiet hum, and its’ new construction a nice change from the constant call of home maintenance. So,  while you’re still working, and can navigate the Promenade at a good clip, here’s an idea. This corner penthouse on Lancaster Street is a cool, serviceable Baltimore base. It’s  not huge, so all the better if you’ve got a six-month-a-year, tax-free house elsewhere, but it’s sleek lines, high ceilings and walls of glass keep it feeling spacious and bright. An open kitchen makes cooking and entertaining more fun. And water views from every window will remind you that your not in Kansas anymore.




Where: Lancaster is the street in Harbor East that’s closest to the water, behind and parallel to Aliceanna Street. Charleston restaurant is on Lancaster, just a block from this building. In fact, everything is within an easy walk — the Landmark Theatre, Pazzo, Ouzo Bay, Whole Foods, the Four Seasons, Under Armour, Anthropologie  —which is why many people prefer Harbor East to the more luxurious Ritz Carlton and other Key Highway condos.

Why: Prime location

Why Not: Building is light on amenities — no fitness center, pool, concierge or doorman.

Would Suit: Empty nesters looking for turnkey residence in Baltimore.

NB: The new Exelon Tower is going up around the corner. You may find yourself living in the shadow of a large energy company.



Johns Hopkins Adds New Master’s Program in Film

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 9:15am

Rendering of the new Parkway Theatre, where the new film/media program will be based

Rendering of the new Parkway Theatre, where the new film/media program will be based

The Johns Hopkins film and media studies department keeps getting bigger and better. This week, the university announced that it would be offering a new master’s program in film and media, with a particular focus on the business of film, writing for film and television, and sound production. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Links, Locust Point

Charm City Circulator Budget Cuts Reversed, Routes Reinstated

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 8:59am


The Charm City Circulator hasn’t been doing so well recently. There was a financial scandal, and then a possible plan to charge $1 for the free bus rides, and then the removal of the bus’ Banner Route, which ran through Locust Point and all the way to Ft. McHenry. Read More →

Culture, Featured

You Can Fly to Dublin from Baltimore for $99

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 8:45am

"Malahide Castle". Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malahide_Castle.jpg#/media/File:Malahide_Castle.jpg

Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

Have you ever wanted to see the other Baltimore?

If you’ve got $99, a passport, the foresight to book a flight months in advance, and a way to get to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, then you’re practically in Ireland. Mmm, I can almost taste the cheese-and-onion flavored crisps!  Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Tabrizi’s to Spend Restaurant Week Serving the Homeless

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 8:15am


Here’s a counter-intuitive business decision. Tabrizi’s owner Michael Tabrizi will be closing his restaurant to the public during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Instead, he will be teaming up with local shelters to serve food to the homeless. Read More →


Tuesday Morning Headlines: O’s Send Four to the All-Star Game; Hogan Cuts a Lot from the Purple Line Plan; Comptroller Franchot Doesn’t Practice What He Preaches; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 7:00am

Hogan’s Purple Line trims would eliminate some station elevators, art – Washington Post

Gov. Hogan says he’s feeling ‘pretty good’ after chemo – Baltimore Sun

Comptroller urges July 4 visits to Baltimore, spends holiday in county – Baltimore Sun

Orioles send four players to All-Star Game – Baltimore Sun

Md. gets better at child support collection, but still need improvement, auditors find – Maryland Reporter


Monday Afternoon Headlines: All Clear at Walter Reed After Gunshot Report; 9-Year-Old Dies After Beating Over Birthday Cake; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 06, 2015 4:36pm

All clear at Walter Reed Medical Center after gunshot report — Reuters

9-Year-Old boy dies from beating over birthday cake — CBS Baltimore

Old Senate chamber reopens at Maryland State House — Baltimore Sun

BPD: Arrests made in 3 recent murders — WBAL-TV

WOW Air is offering flights from BWI to Dublin for $99 — BBJ



Police: This Wanted Man Isn’t Joe Flacco

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 06, 2015 3:44pm

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 3.41.58 PM

Wanted suspect (Anne Arundel County PD)

The Anne Arundel County police department has become all too familiar with social media. In a recent Facebook post about a wanted subject, they sought to quell the comments before they started. Read More →

Money & Power

Judge Puts Chesapeake Bay Back on Pollution Diet

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 06, 2015 3:05pm

chesapeake-bay-dead-zoneThe Cheaspeake Bay won’t be cheating on its diet. A federal judge ruled in favor of government plans to reduce pollution in the Bay. Read More →


It’s a Shark Week Feeding Frenzy at The National Aquarium

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 06, 2015 2:33pm

Aquarium sharks

Aquarium sharks

catch of the day fish (2)With a hammerhead descending upon Ocean City and eight shark attacks in Carolina, every week seems to be Shark Week for beachgoers this summer. But this week is really Shark Week, as designated by cable TV. Read More →

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