The apartment balcony has become a battleground for flying the American flag in recent years. Across the country, disputes have arisen between landlords and tenants over whether the Star-Spangled Banner can wave from an apartment balcony.
Unfortunately, federal laws don’t precisely spell out in black and white what the rules are about flying the Red, White, and Blue from an apartment balcony. Nonetheless, we can give you some guidelines about the proper etiquette for showing your patriotism by flying the American flag from your apartment balcony. Read the rest of this entry »
Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA.
Independence Day falls on a Monday this year. That means it’s time to prepare yourself for a 3-day weekend crammed full of the sunniest, ice creamiest (and dare we say) booziest summer fun imaginable! And this year there’s no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than Atlanta, Georgia. Sure, the experts at the Travel Channel named Atlanta the number one destination for fireworks in the United States, but there’s more to the perfect 4th of July weekend than high quality pyrotechnics. We’re talking about food, music, parties, enjoying nature, and celebrating American history: Atlanta has it all. Whether you are the outdoorsy type or strictly an urban explorer, we’ve got your perfect 4th of July weekend all planned out… Read the rest of this entry »
As the Fourth of July approaches, we reflect on the circumstances that led to the birth of our nation nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago. Though they were visionaries of their time, our forefathers never imagined the world that we live in today. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, the total population of the U.S. was merely 2.5 million (roughly the same population as Houston). Most people lived in wood-frame, single-family houses that they, or their parents, constructed with their bare hands (often with up to eight people sharing a three-room structure). Little did the founders of our country know that we would someday growing into the vast society we are today… Read the rest of this entry »
Independence Day Fireworks over Washington Monument & Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Apple pie, baseball, and pyrotechnics – the epitome of American pastimes! America’s birthday is coming up and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some great food, maybe some live music, but especially with a great fireworks show. And while the Macy’s Firework Show in New York City may be America’s largest Independence Day firework display, it’s certainly not the only one! From coast to coast, check out these hot spots for fireworks that’ll have you packing for a weekend road trip in no time. Read the rest of this entry »
The top 10 list of U.S. cities to celebrate Independence Day this year is out! WalletHub determined its ranking based on how well these cities balance the expenses residents pay to celebrate the holiday, versus how much fun they can have in each city. Apartment residents in these esteemed cities already know that they are great places to not only have fun, but also to live and work. Read the rest of this entry »