The Bargain

A huge plot of government land was sold to a developer for a few million.
It was a bargain, but who got the better deal?​ By Evan Schlotterbeck

Could a riverwalk change how Allentown views the Lehigh?​

Urban parks are especially important in a dense, formally industry based city like Allentown, that once lacked easy access to the natural environment, as the remnants of the industrial era still linger in the city, especially by the river.

It never rains at Musikfest?

We are seeing increase flooding in the Lehigh Valley, and warehouse development might have something to do with it. By CL

Allentown has a lead problem

Allentown needs to identify all their lead pipes so that they can be replaced. How will this impact you? By Maddie Davidson

Something in the Water

PFAS, also known as forever chemicals, have been found in our bodies, in our water, in our soil, in places across the country… including here in Allentown. By Alena Ruckh

The Gold Rush

Allentown received millions in pandemic relief, but can cash solve our housing crisis? By Lillian Bernstein

Ignacio Patricio

real estate investor My parents did real estate, but they never really talked about it. hey speak Spanish; they don’t know any English. So, they just ran into accidental real estate right around when the market crashed in ‘08. I graduated from Dieruff. You know, I did OK in high school, but I really became […]

Kenny Cruz

Allentown L.E.A.D. coordinator, Real Estate Lab graduate I’m currently a 24-year-old Latino here in Allentown. I graduated from Penn State in May of 2020. I was doing engineering at first, and I would be walking to a class for engineering. But I’d be walking, not motivated, to get to class. Why is everybody else walking […]

Manica Levy

Allentown real estate investor​ I always knew I wanted to be a realtor; I wanted to put people in homes and invest in myself.  I went to Scott White [to obtain my real estate license], which is located in Bethlehem, and because of COVID, I did everything online. I would work my normal job Monday […]