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Old Fells Point Police Station Reopens as Mixed-Income Apartments

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 8:45am

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thinks that Fells Point’s historic police-station-turned-apartment-building reminds residents of the “charm we all love so much about Baltimore.” But hopefully some of that police-station mojo has been lost. I mean, who wants to spend the night there?

Originally envisioned as luxury condos, Fells Point Station opened as a mixed-income project (though their slogan is “the definition of luxury”). 70 percent of the one- and two-bedroom units are income-based (qualifying tenants pay 30 percent of their income); the rest are leased at market rate, between $900 and $1,400 a month. Read More →

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House Of The Day: Pretty Fells Point Townhouse: Renovated, Restored, With Master Suite

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 4:30pm

$340,000
624 Wolfe Street, Fells Point
3 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
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624 Wolfe Street
Restored home in Fells Point. Footsteps from everything. Charming 3br,2.5ba, mix of restored and renovated. Third story addition adds a full master suite. Kitchen has slate floor and granite counter. Rear courtyard and deck are ideal for entertaining. Currently tenant occupied. Call with prior days notice for a showing.
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Featured, Fells Point, Money & Power

The Best Place to Spend Your Bitcoins in Fells Point

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 9:45am

Utah Software Engineer Mints Physical Bitcoins

Need to unload some bitcoins but looking to keep it local? Accord to the Baltimore Business Journal, at least three area businesses accept the unregulated, constantly fluctuating digital currency. One is Fiddlefly, a software developer out of Columbia. Another is Entrequest, a Baltimore management consulting firm. Fine, fine. But for the proletariat, the only real option is the Fells Point bar Bad Decisions. Read More →

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Suited to Succeed Kick Off Party at Cupcake Boutique

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 03, 2014 1:08pm

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catch of the day fish (2)With so many bona fide cupcakeries in this city, it’s maybe necessary to note that Cupcake Boutique is not one of them. But that’s not to say that these ladies don’t have what you’re looking for. The super fly dress shop is overflowing with some of the freshest and spiciest fashion in town. And on Wednesday they’re throwing the doors wide open for a kick-off party benefiting Suited to Succeed—an organization that helps women to dress for achievement in the workplace. Show up for the event and they’ll help you achieve dressing well for any occasion, all while sipping on some bubbly, helping yourself to a few sweet treats, and hob-nobbing with some of the Baltimore Fashion Alliance glitterati. Read More →

Canton, Featured, Fells Point, Lifeline, Patterson Park

The Blog Post That Exploded: Baltimore and Broken Hearts

2 Written by: | Monday, Feb 10, 2014 8:15am

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On Friday, Baltimore businesswoman Tracey Halvorsen published an article on Medium that went viral and sparked an impassioned cyber-discussion about crime and class privilege in Baltimore City.

In Halvorsen’s heartfelt personal essay “Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart” is a litany of local tragedies — mostly in Southeast Baltimore — and political headscratchers surrounding the city’s crime problem that could make a resident want to get the heck out.

It goes like this:

“I’m tired of living in a major crime zone while paying the highest property taxes in the state.”

“I’m tired of hearing about incompetent city leaders who are more fixated on hosting the Grand Prix than dealing with thousands of vacant buildings that create massive slums, and rampant crime.”

“I’m tired of checking in on neighbor and Baltimore Sun editor Jon Fogg’s Go Fund Me page to see if his family has met their goal to raise funds to help him recover from the brutal attack he suffered as he went from his car to his front door after work.”

Halvorsen calls Baltimore’s crime rate “the elephant in the room,” calls out city officials for willfully ignoring it, and prescribes “more cops” to curb it. Read More →

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Fells Point Townhouse, Once Belonged To William Donald Schaefer

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 12:05pm

Hot House: 1703 Lancaster Street, Fells Point, Baltimore, 21231

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Federal style three story brick townhouse, circa 1845, renovated in 1990s. Two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,185 sq. ft., with hardwood flooring (main floor), carpeting upstairs, unfinished basement, central a/c: $249,999

What:  Aside from its political provenance –William Donald Schaefer owned it, used it as his comptroller-campaign headquarters, and occasionally slept in it from 1996 to 2008 —  this house is a find, with a great location and a low price for perennially popular Fells Point. Pretty from the outside, the interior is clean, systems are new, but it could use some decorating. There’s a decent size front room with a window on the street. A staircase that’s wide enough (many Fells Point townhouses have such narrow stairs that moving is problematic), but could be better positioned.  Kitchen is functional but hardly worth describing. A tiny door in the kitchen leads to a private passage to the street — useful for storing bicycles. Upstairs, a good size bedroom and a bathroom.  Third floor, a small bedroom and a small extra room that could be a full bath. Then you could have a roomate or rent the top floor. Basement is good for storage, but too low to stand in upright. The house has potential to be a gem, depending on how much imagination and money you want to put into it. Sort of the Baltimore version of the Kennedy’s Georgetown townhouse… Read More →

Culture, Featured, Fells Point, Lifeline

Yes, Baltimore, That Was Woody Harrelson Biking Through Town with a Magician

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 20, 2014 9:41am

Photo via Joe's Bike Shop Facebook page

Photo via Joe’s Bike Shop Facebook page

To tween girls, he’s Haymitch from the Hunger Games movies; for Baby Boomers, he’s Woody from Cheers; for everyone else, he’s that guy from Natural Born Killers/The People vs. Larry Flynt/No Country for Old Men/Hollywood’s most prominent pro-marijuana activist. In other words, Woody Harrelson is a hard guy not to notice. But apparently the actor managed to bike his way through Baltimore this weekend without causing too much of a fuss.
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Fells Point, House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of The Day: New Renovation of 1920′s Townhouse In Upper Fells Point

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 4:30pm

$535,000
422 Ann Street, Upper Fells Point
3 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
2,988 square feet
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IMPRESSIVE the moment you enter, 2900 sq. ft., end of group, SHOWHOME! Inviting ambiance w/ the EXCITEMENT of the unexpected OPEN CONCEPT modern living throughout. Thoughtful Historic details retained, yet, all NEW construction! Master suite has en-suite SPA bath. IIMMENSE bonus 3rd lvl also w/ lavish bath & walk-in closet. 3 zone TRANE HVAC Super storage & PARKING potential for 3+ cars.
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Fells Point, Money & Power

Baltimore Bar Accepts Bitcoin Payments

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 16, 2013 10:37am

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You’ve heard of Bitcoins, yes? They’re the digital currency with the wildly varying exchange rate (on January 5 of last year, 1 Bitcoin was worth $13.36; by late November, one Bitcoin went for $1124.76). I’ve never been quite clear on what exactly you’re supposed to do with your Bitcoins (assuming you can mine some), other than hoard them — but if you’re lucky enough to have a stockpile, you now have one real-world way to spend your digital money: paying for your bar tab at Bad Decisions in Fells Point.
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Featured, Fells Point, Food & Drink, Lifeline

Some Jerk Stole an Heirloom Statue from Peter’s Inn. Help Get It Back.

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 10:32am

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The sculpture sat behind the bar at Peter’s Inn, Baltimore’s unassuming, award-winning Fells Point restaurant. (No surprise that it’s John Waters’s pick for “the best restaurant in all of Baltimore.”)

The bronze sculpture was dramatic looking, to say the least — a pair of twin human babies suckling a giant, stylized wolf. Those twins were, presumably, Romulus and Remus, the two legendary founders of Rome; in 1918, the sculpture was presented to Samuel L. Fuller, the head of the Rome Red Cross during World War II. Fuller happens to be Peter’s Inn owner Karin Tiffany’s great grandfather, so the sculpture wasn’t just a badass piece of art; it was also a beloved family heirloom. And last week, right before Thanksgiving, someone stole it.

“I’m a city girl,” Tiffany says. “I’ve been burglarized when I was sleeping, I’ve been mugged on 25th Street. But this belongs to my family, and it feels personal. I think I’d rather get mugged again [than lose this statue].”
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