Category Archives: apartment living

City quiet on future of Pullman Apartments

After more than a year of ownership, City officials remain mum about their plans for the Pullman apartment building. York took over the affordable housing complex at 238 N. George St. in 2012 after Pullman Apartment Limited Partnership failed to … Continue reading

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Bird poop problem at Pullman Apartments discussed at RDA meeting

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Olde York Street Fair sparks trash controversy

The Olde York Street Fair is a Mother’s Day tradition — drawing visitors and their dollars to downtown York. But some residents said this year’s fair brought more than money, it also brought unwanted trash and traffic. Melissa Rosario, who … Continue reading

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How much complaining is too much?

I recommend my apartment to any new journalist that comes in the doors at YDR. The rent is low, the maintenance staff is prompt and I’m fond of the days when the building, owned by Susquehanna Real Estate, used to … Continue reading

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First time I’ve called 911 — and actually needed an officer

Most times I call 911 it’s because I need information. I need to confirm the location of a reported shooting. I need to find out if the highway has opened up after a major crash. But I called 911 last … Continue reading

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Finding my niche in York through foodie contest

It’s been tough for me to find a sense of community since moving to York two years ago. When my boyfriend and I signed what will be my third-year lease on our apartment, I kind of felt like things were … Continue reading

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What’s all this ruckus at the intersection of York’s Market and Queen streets?

You might have noticed there’s a bit more commotion than usual on the corner of Market and Queen streets in York.

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Furniture fairies snatch chairs, TVs and old green couches

On Monday afternoon, my boyfriend and I took the next big step in our relationship. We bought a La-Z-Boy. It was a discounted floor model at Wolf’s, but it won us both over. For me, it was the fact that … Continue reading

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Explosions, domestic disturbances, phantom poopers and other joys of city living

This is a rare blog post that’s not about York. But it is about the city. I live in midtown Harrisburg. Like many of the city dwellers I know, Harrisburg and elsewhere, my living situation is a calculated choice. City … Continue reading

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Cigarette battle wages on in York

Smoking has been hot button issue in York this week as the York Housing Authority rolled out plans to ban smoking in all 1,086 of its units countywide. Housing officials have sent mixed messages about the policy, which would allow … Continue reading

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