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Under water: James Tyson, a member of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, is struggling to save his home from foreclosure.

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ment of Housing and Urban Development still hasn’t released those funds and likely won’t by the end of January. Which may be why Judge Pamela D. Dembe, the president judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, was on board with the moratorium. “We did good,” says PUP member Jacqueline Aponte at a meeting last week. “I’m thankful for organizations like this one that’s able to give us the opportunity to have our voices heard. We have rights and we’ve been given the opportunity to pay up when we get the money.” Aponte lost her North Philadelphia home during the 2008 mortgage crisis, when she was laid off from her real-estate job. She has since moved in with her sister in Kensington and does volunteer advocacy work for PUP while representing her sister in court to keep from losing the home they now live in together. Like many members of PUP, James Tyson could have lost his home after the 2008 mortgage crisis. He’d been working in the residential mortgage business for the past 20 years and watched most of his lenders

first quarter of this year. Certainly not in October. Nobody ever said that.” One of the reasons for the delay in funding, Sullivan says, is the creation of a loan program from scratch. “We, like everybody, are keen to get this program up but there’s a million moving parts to a brand new loan program,” he says. “We haven’t operated a loan program, I don’t know, not in my 10 years here … Maybe back in the day they did but I think everyone here at HUD has never done this. But Dodd-Frank put a billion dollars into our program and said, ‘HUD, operate a loan program.’ And so we have to stand one up and that’s what we’re doing.” That’s not all that’s standing in the way of Philadelphians and their homes. There are a bunch of new politicians in Washington who believe they were brought in to downsize government, stop spending and prevent more handouts. Somewhere in this mix are several parts of the Recovery Act, a common foe amongst Tea Party types. Delivering on the funding this year “may be even harder to obtain with Republicans vowing to cut spending as they take control of the House of Representatives and boost their roles in the Senate,” according to a recent Reuters story. Another common train of thought among Republicans who’ve taken over is to slow down the process of instituting the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in order to “study whether the spending is warranted,” Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer, head of the House Financial Services oversight subcommittee, told Reuters. The delay, while perhaps forthright, has been lobbied for by several big Wall Street banks and financial companies, from Goldman Sachs to BlackRock, who are afraid of the imposition of a new rule book for the financial sector. Meanwhile, the homeowners are still waiting. n


Philadelphia homeowners are waiting for some bailout money from the feds. In fact, they’ve been waiting for 175 days. But hey, it’s the nature of the beast, right? It’s a known fact that government action is slow. Unless, of course, that action is bank bailouts; it took just 25 days after President Bush put his ink to the Troubled Asset Relief Program bill in October 2008 for Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo to get help. It’s a confusing message to send to the American people. Luckily, there is hope that the federal funds for Philly homeowners are still coming. Which is why sheriff’s sales for nearly 1,500 residential properties in foreclosure have been delayed a month. More than $105 million is owed to Pennsylvania as part of the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program, which was signed into law by President Obama in July as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Members of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project believe the funds were supposed to be available in October 2010, when the EHLP officially took effect. But the U.S. Depart-

go out of business by the end of 2008. Since then, he’s struggled through periods of unemployment and underemployment. PUP helped him gain modifications on his home loan as well as two forbearances, each consisting of three months. Luckily, says Tyson, Dembe seemed on board with the moratorium “as soon as I walked through the door.” While out of work, Tyson and Aponte have made it their cause to help others in danger of losing their homes, volunteering with the organization and advocating in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., for themselves and others facing tough times. On Jan. 13, they and other advocates will be back at City Hall to discuss further sheriff’s sale delays. According to the yet-to-be enacted EHLP law, up to $50,000 is being allocated in zero-interest loans for each homeowner who qualifies, or who is behind on their mortgage payments due to unemployment, underemployment or medical bills. They’ll also be given up to 24 months of monthly payments on required expenses. When asked about the arrival of the more than $105 million, HUD spokesman Brian Sullivan sounded flabbergasted by the notion that Philly residents have been waiting for help since October. “You mean when we announced the allocations? Why would they think that?” he says. Maybe because a HUD press release dated Oct. 5, 2010, said so: “It is HUD’s intention for the program to begin taking applications from eligible homeowners by the end of the year.” “I know at the time we indicated it was the intent of the program to begin taking applications from eligible homeowners by the end of the year,” Sullivan says. “But as time went on it appeared that that just was not going to happen so now the target is the

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Whistle-blower: Former Philadelphia Police Officer Ray Carnation was fired in 1999 after speaking out against racial discrimination within the PPD.

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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is out to end the no-snitch mantra that’s as deeply embedded in police culture as it is in the hood. It’s part of Ramsey’s plan to fight back against the embarrassing slew of police corruption revealed over the past two years, and to tear down the so-called blue wall of silence that has long kept misconduct a closely guarded secret. “No member of this department should tolerate or protect other officers’ bad behavior,” Ramsey told City Council members during a hearing last month about the steps being taken to combat corruption. “Their silence slowly but deliberately erodes the legitimacy of this police department.” Ramsey first announced the new thrust against corruption over the summer, pledging to combat the “no-snitch” mentality within the force. “Our culture is a positive culture of service and commitment, but there is a subculture within,” Ramsey said. “People need to feel comfortable reporting criminal activity.” But former Officer Ray Carnation says the commissioner’s plan is “a bunch of B.S.” “Out of a thousand cops you might have four of them that come forward,” Carnation says. “Maybe that.” Carnation snitched on his fellow police officers. As a result, he lost his career, his family and his house. He, along with former officers Billy and Michael McKenna, have been tied up in a decade-long court battle with the city after they say they were intimidated, harassed and finally fired for speaking out against racial discrimination within their district back in 1997 and ’98. Carnation and Billy McKenna, both white, tell a tale of arriving at the 25th District in the summer of 1997 where they were shocked to see two black officers ostracized by the rest of the unit. The two men say they tried to befriend the black officers, only to find themselves subject to ridicule and worse, sent to

stand in the rain on dangerous corners by themselves. When they complained, they say other cops drew rats on their timesheets and made rat noises over the radio. Once, Carnation says, he and McKenna were in a shoot-out and backup never came. “We would say we need a backup—patrol cars are the ones who go fooom, fly in—they didn’t come in,” McKenna says. “They wanted us to get injured,” Carnation adds. Finally, in November 1997, they told their district captain, William Colarulo, about their mistreatment as well as their observations of their supervisor, Sgt. John Moroney, referring to the black officers as “critters” and “niggers.” Carnation describes the meeting with Colarulo in chilling terms. “He picks up the phone, says ‘if you want to make an EoC [equal opportunity] complaint, I’ll dial the number right now. But if I have to make an EoC complaint on your behalf I’m going to make your life a living nightmare.’” Carnation and the McKennas did file a complaint in April 1998 and then underwent what they call an extended period of harassment—the McKennas were first transferred to far-flung districts around the city, while Carnation was put on restricted duty at the police academy. Then, when Billy McKenna went out on sick leave, police officers came to visit his house at least 30 times over three months—he claims more like 50. The unannounced visits, while required under police policy, seemed excessive and retaliatory. McKenna’s wife, Cynthia, was arrested after she complained to another officer about the home visits. By 1999, Carnation and Billy McKenna were fired, Carnation for “conduct unbecoming an officer” and McKenna for not being home for some of the sick-checks. Michael McKenna was discharged on disability after a fight with another officer

when trying to defend his brother’s name. All three have been in court ever since, trying to get compensation from the city for retaliation and win their jobs back. Carnation believes his case proves police brass are not serious about protecting whistle-blowers. “The city is showing police officers [that] not only will you be fired and railroaded off the job,” he says, but “even when you win in court you still won’t get your money.” After earlier lawsuits over the last decade failed, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals found evidence of retaliation in 2008 and awarded $10 million between the three plaintiffs. But due to a dispute of whether the city is liable for more than $300,000 per officer, the ex-officers appealed the ruling and have yet to see a penny. In the meantime, Billy and Michael McKenna get by on odd jobs and their wives’ salaries, but Carnation, with no income, lost everything. Meanwhile, the city spent more than $950,000 on outside counsel as of November defending against the Carnation and McKenna lawsuit. The Police Department maintained in court that the three officers were troublemakers. Before they were fired, McKenna— who had been suspended twice during his rookie year in 1993—admittedly blurted out that Moroney “should be shot for what he does to us,” while Carnation violated orders to stay away by calling Moroney to try to clear the air. As for the supervisors that Carnation and McKenna complained about, Colarulo is now a chief inspector after a three-year stint as the police public affairs commander, and Moroney a lieutenant. The Police Department can’t comment on the case because it is still under litigation, but Deputy Commissioner of Internal Affairs Stephen Johnson is confident that in the future, officers who blow the whistle will be protected. Sitting in his tidy office in the Internal Affairs Northeast Philadelphia headquarters, the 33-year veteran of the force says, “I don’t look at it as snitching. I look at it as trying to do your part to make this a better police department.” According to Johnson, the number of people assigned to Internal Affairs—investigators, administrators and staff—has increased by “a significant amount” since August when Ramsey announced the pushback against police corruption. The deputy commissioner didn’t want to release exact numbers, but the boost is somewhere in the neighborhood of one-third to an office numbering well over a hundred people. In addition, the Department has initiated a corruption survey within the force and Johnson says they receive tips and complaints from officers on a daily basis. “Fortunately, most of the information is more along the lines of procedural malfeasance, but we do get some investigations that involve corrupt acts and we investigate,” he says. “Ultimately, if it becomes an issue where we have to terminate someone

from employment or arrest them we will do that as diligently as we can.” But asking police to turn each other in seems unrealistic. How could somebody justify ratting out a partner or fellow officer who they trust with their lives out on the street? “Good moral men understand that silence sometimes isn’t the best response,” Johnson says. “If there’s a bad police officer out there, then we have an obligation as police professionals and concerned citizens to eradicate our department of that person. If we decided we’re not going to speak on it … then we will pay the price for that.” Observers say regulations requiring officers to speak up have long been in place, to no avail. “The rules haven’t always been followed,” says Kelvyn Anderson, deputy director of the Police Advisory Commission, an independent civilian body charged with overseeing the department. “What we’ve seen in the past is that it’s somewhat more difficult to concentrate on those officers who witnessed [an illegal or corrupt act] when really we’re trying to deal mostly with the officer who took the action. You might see some type of discipline meted out against the officer who took the action. You might not see discipline for the officers who didn’t say anything.” However, the PAC is working with the Department to recommit to going after all the cops involved in the event of misconduct. “Are the partners of the officers not telling the truth?” Anderson asks. “There have to be some consequences for that within the discipline system as well.”

To some, cynicism about the force has reached such a degree that it’s hard to believe that things will get better just because the people in charge say it will. “I don’t believe it!” laughs Linn Washington, a Temple journalism professor and columnist for the Philadelphia Tribune who has written extensively about the Carnation case and police corruption in general. “Commissioner Ramsey needs to be applauded for tackling this issue,” Washington says. “Unfortunately, I don’t think that it is going to do anything.” “One of the facets of corruption is police culture, this blue wall of silence where they don’t snitch on each other and those that snitch get treated like the McKennas and Carnation,” Washington says. “Until that blue wall of silence is changed … the efforts of Commissioner Ramsey or anyone who sits in that position will look good in press conferences but will have negligible impact on the streets.” “We’re running a marathon, not a sprint,” Johnson says. Change won’t come overnight, but his goal, and Ramsey’s, is to make a permanent shift in culture. “Bad cops are a cancer to everyone,” Johnson says. “We’re not running away from the problem.” For Carnation and the McKennas, the new attitude comes about 12 years too late. n


description of the Strangler.” “What do you mean?” asked Sanchez. “Everybody out here has hoodies and hats on and goatees. Everybody out here fits the description.” Not to mention, police have repeatedly emphasized that the sketch depicts a person of interest, someone who they’d like to talk to and swab, but they are not sure he’s the killer. Sanchez says the man told him to submit to a swab “‘or get locked up for three or four days.” “You can take a swab right here on the street with me … all you have to do is sign this paper.’” Sanchez tried to explain that he’d just come from a mayoral press conference about the Strangler. “I was like … I just heard the mayor talking about this guy, saying … we need to get him off the street and now you’re interrogating me like I’m doing something wrong,” Sanchez says. “But [the man] was like, ‘Yeah, take this swab or you’re going to spend the holidays in jail.’” So Sanchez signed the papers and opened wide. The man in the suit stuck a plastic stick that looked like a nail file into his mouth, scraped it against the inside of his cheek, dropped the stick into a plastic bag and told Sanchez he was “free to go.” But Sanchez isn’t feeling very free and the incident is far from over.


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nowhere,” and “a detective came out.” Sanchez can’t be sure that the man he describes as a husky Caucasian was a detective. He didn’t get any of the officers’ names and the man wasn’t in uniform. “He was pretty dressed up,” says Sanchez, recalling the man’s fancy blue suit. The man walked over to the patrol car and opened the back door. Holding a clipboard, he asked Sanchez if he knew why he was stopped. When Sanchez answered no, the man told him that “a couple of people” in the neighborhood said he “fit the

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of the patrol car. Sanchez says he sat, uncuffed, sneakers still on the pavement. Next, Sanchez was told to pull his feet in the car. Thinking he was about to get arrested, he protested. “I [said], ‘Put my feet in the car? … What did I do wrong? … Do you even care why I’m out here?’” He says the cop shot back, “I don’t give a fuck.” Sanchez did as he was told. While sitting in the car Sanchez noticed a dark navy blue SUV reverse up “out of

Attorney David Rudovsky, Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School, is an authority on civil rights search issues. He says there is not a lot of precedent for “stop and swabs.” After all, DNA has only recently become an investigative tool. “The tough question is, if they have a right to stop him in the first place,” says Rudovsky, who is unfamiliar with the specific case and speaking hypothetically, “but even if they did, the swab is plainly illegal.” As for the “stop,” Rudovsky says the legal requirement is reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. “If the guy’s got a scar, or something unique [matching the sketch], you’re fine, but if it’s simply race, age, location? I don’t think so,” he says. If Sanchez was any other guy from the hood, the tale would likely end here. But Sanchez isn’t just any guy. Shortly before the stop-and-swab incident, Sanchez was indeed attending a press conference on the Strangler at the invitation of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Mayor Nutter. Sanchez works with Crime Victim Services/Youth At Risk Program, a volunteer activist group that works to reduce crime and assist victims in the East division, which encompasses the 24th, 25th and 26th police districts. The groups’ members do everything from identifying broken lights and filling out city forms to have them fixed to sitting in the courtroom for moral support when


Enrique "Chino" Sanchez claims he was stopped and swabbed because of his resemblance to the Strangler.

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lmost three months into the hunt for the serial rapist and murderer dubbed the Kensington Strangler, the portrait of the primary suspect burns bright in the minds of the victims’ family, frightened residents and police. Fliers with the predator’s portrait and tip line information circulate up and down Kensington Avenue, the main corridor that cuts through the section of the city where the bodies of three women were found in vacant lots, partially stripped, raped and strangled. A police artist assembled the sketch based on eyewitness accounts from survivors who escaped after being similarly choked and surveillance camera footage taken near the crime scenes. It’s the face of a young, light-skinned African-American or Latino male with side burns, maybe a goatee, maybe a birthmark, with white ear bud wires dangling out of a dark hoodie. There’s one problem with the sketch. “Everybody out here fits that description,” says Enrique “Chino” Sanchez, a 23-year-old Kensington resident. Sanchez is of Puerto Rican descent and sports thin sideburns and a four-inch goatee. Amid the mounting pressure to catch the Strangler—including from angry residents, some of who insist that he would have been caught by now had he struck a more affluent area of the city—stories of young men on the street who fit the description being stopped by police and forced to submit to random DNA swabs whirl through the neighborhood. On Dec. 21, Sanchez was walking up Cumberland Avenue toward his parked car. He was on his way to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. But before he got to Kensington Avenue, Sanchez encountered a patrol car blocking the street. Sanchez says an officer—hand on gun— approached him and said, “Put your hands on the wall.” When Sanchez asked what was going on, he says, the cop told him not to worry, that he’d let him know “in a little bit.” He obliged. According to Sanchez, the officer then rummaged through his jean pockets, escalating a stop and frisk—a practice sanctioned by Nutter in 2008 but currently challenged in court—to a search and seizure, which requires a warrant. If the cop had a warrant, he didn’t flash it. “I always get harassed,” says Sanchez. He later rattles off four previous encounters with police where he claims he was grabbed on the street, “gripped up” for no reason. Sanchez says he’s been roughed up, tightly cuffed, beat with a nightstick while falsely accused of robbery, domestic violence and graffiti. It was always a case of mistaken identity, says Sanchez. “Some guys do bad and some guys don’t, you know? It’s just the way we dress that we kind of blend in with the other guys.” The officer grabbed the back of Sanchez’s jacket and steered him toward the backseat


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Initially Sanchez was reluctant to file a complaint against the police, but he had a system-savvy heavy looking out for him who wasn’t about to let the incident slide. “I forced him to file a complaint,” says 46-year-old Greg Bucceroni, coordinator of Crime Victim Services/Youth At Risk program and Sanchez’s common-law brotherin-law. “Chino didn’t want to go to the cops.

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nervous neighborhood residents testify. Sanchez often provides Spanish-to-English translations as needed. Since the Strangler hit Kensington in early November, the group has been passing out flyers outside El stops and encouraging residents—who are often mistrustful of police—to come forward with tips. Now, Sanchez continues to work the neighborhood urging residents to come forward with tips while defending himself from the police. For Sanchez, it’s more than an issue of civil rights violations—that’s nothing new—he’s particularly upset because he takes the Strangler’s threat personally. As the brother of eight sisters, and no father around, he goes out of his way to look out for the women in his family. “I … stay away from the negativity for them. I don’t want no male to come and hurt my family,” he says. “So for the authorities to come hurt me, it’s like, damn.” “I’ve tried my best to stay out of trouble. Music is my outlet,” says Sanchez who records as a hip-hop artist known as Don Chino (not to be confused with Don Chino’s Infamous Thug Syndicate, based in Houston) and works a full-time job repairing vending machines. Sanchez wants the Strangler off the streets just as badly as everyone else. Maybe even more. His sister, Diane, claims that she faced down the killer last month following an argument with a friend that left her unexpectedly alone on Kensington Avenue. As she dialed a pay phone to call Sanchez for a ride, a man with a striking resemblance to the police sketch—she says he even had the slight limp evident in surveillance video— walked up to her and lit her cigarette before she recognized him. Fortunately, he didn’t attack her. The family already lost one sister to the streets of Kensington. In 2003, Sanchez’s sister Joanna died of AIDS. “She was out here prostituting. She was doing drugs,” he says. “I’d see her come in the house, scabbed up … having just escaped getting raped. I grew up around all that and it hurts you, to see your family to go through that.” Sanchez says that because of those experiences he has a different perspective on the murders. “I have friends who are like, ‘[It's] just another hooker, another prostitute.’ [I say], that’s somebody’s sister, somebody’s mother.” He pauses before adding, “Somebody’s daughter.”

"Greg Bucceroni claims he’s spoken with 25 local young men who claim they’ve had their cheeks scrubbed for DNA without proper protocol." Guys similar to Chino who [get] stopped … their thing is not to go to the police to complain about police, they’re going to blast music, smoke a blunt, drink a 40oz and tell their friends, ‘Fuck the police.’” Instead, Bucceroni says he accompanied Sanchez down to Internal Affairs at police headquarters to file a formal complaint. Bucceroni, a former juvenile delinquent turned anti-crime and victims’ services crusader, has been watching out for Sanchez since he was a kid. He says when he first heard that his brother-in-law had been stopped and swabbed for DNA, he wanted to “bust heads.” Especially since he was with Sanchez minutes before the incident and recalls some officers eyeing Sanchez up while he was standing next to him at the mayor’s press conference. “They came up to me and inquired who he was, and I said, ‘he’s my brother-in-law, and he volunteers,’” Bucceroni says. “They waited for me to turn the corner, and then they pounced on him.” Bucceroni is a local legend. As the oft-

repeated lore goes, he was a troublemaking Philly kid who ran away to New York City where he ran errands for infamous mobsters like Henry Hill and assorted good-fellas. “I was a wannabe junior mobster,” he says. Bucceroni’s life changed around 1976 when the Son of Sam killer struck New York, earning the NYPD unwanted mass media attention. Bucceroni recalls that the department, struggling at the time to break the case, essentially bribed local hoodlums with sneakers and food to help them catch the killer by doing things like passing out fliers and talking locals into tipping police—the same kind of stuff he and Sanchez have been doing in Kensington. Ultimately, it was a tip from a woman at a community meeting that cops initially overlooked—dismissing her as a crackpot, Bucceroni says—that led to solving the murders. Ever since then, Bucceroni sees himself as an intermediary, bridging the gap between authorities and citizens to help everyday quality-of-life issues. His combination

of fearlessness and ability to navigate bureaucracy—and his ability to communicate effectively in both worlds—makes him uniquely qualified to act as street intelligence. The PPD knows him both for his brash brand of activism and because two of his brothers are former Philadelphia police officers. Bucceroni claims that since the incident with Sanchez, he’s spoken with 25 local young men who claim they’ve also had their cheeks scrubbed for DNA without proper protocol. “They told me how the police pulled their gun, threw them on the ground and made them give a swab,” says Bucceroni, adding that he hands the men the the phone number for the Police Advisory Commission and encourages them to file a complaint. “So far, there’s been 154 swabs taken from various individuals along the Kensington corridor,” announced at the Dec. 21 press conference. The total number of local swabs to date is unclear (the PPD didn’t return PW ’s inquiry) and so is the method. On a recent cold Tuesday morning under the El on Kensington Avenue, some men made claims about recent mass swabbings. “They stopped all the traffic from Kensington and Somerset to Lehigh. Just took everybody they saw,” says a 35-year-old black man named Shawn. He says about two weeks ago, the police took him and about 30 others down to police headquarters. “We sat there for a day, they let us go the next day. If you don’t sign this consent, they keep you a longer time.” “Is that against the law?” he wonders. Workers in the stores are more skeptical. “I ain’t seen nothing like that and we’re up here every day,” a Latino says at an auto parts store up the street. “Junkies probably told you that,” laughs a white man in an appliance store on the corner at Somerset. “You wanna buy some land in Florida? Others swear the swabbings are real. “They swabbed me though I wasn’t doing anything. I was walking around, just like that,” says a grizzled middle-aged white man, drinking a tallboy in the deli under the el. “I don’t care, I’m a felon so it’s already in there. They put a swab in my mouth, and they were like, nah, you don’t match. They do it right in the street.” “I’ve seen it and heard it. They take a bunch of people downtown,” adds a man sitting in an opposing booth. “They put a swab in your mouth and they put it in this little tube,” the white guy continues. “They think everybody that has a black hoodie on is this guy. I’ve been stopped over four times for this, over the last couple months. But they only did the swab one time. I’m white! Do I look like him?” Across the street in a check-cashing joint, a light-skinned black man named Zaire talks while scratching off lotto tickets. “They just come grip you up. Say for instance you walk outside, they not gonna care who you are, they just gonna grip you up and take you,” he says.


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This catch-the-killer-by-any-means-necessary attitude stirs up debate. Some people believe that with a threat like the Strangler on the loose, the police should be empowered to bend the rules, that we don’t need all the squawking about civil rights when people are afraid to leave their homes. “A number of people would say of course that the ends justifies the means,” says attorney Edward Ohlbaum, professor at Temple University School of Law. “That if we can get this guy of the street, who cares?” Indeed, on the more than 11,000 member-strong public Facebook group, ‘Catch the Kensington Killer before he catches someone you love,’ many people have encouraged the idea that the police

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As police head into the third month of hunting the Strangler, the search is getting more high-tech as it climbs up the chain. The FBI lent the PPD an analyst for a week to teach officers how to load all case-related activities into a “virtual command center” and the Department’s implementing systems necessary to generate a complete psychological profile of the Strangler. Just this week, Denver’s District Attorney Mitch Morrissey publicly offered to help Philadelphia police with familial DNA sequencing to help them catch the Kensington Strangler. Sanchez is cool with that—anything to catch the killer—within reason. He says he would have gladly given up his DNA under different circumstances. “If [they] would have asked me nicely … if someone approached me and said, ‘A couple of people think you fit the description, we want you to take the swab,’ well, I would have agreed to it. You know?” he shrugs. “But the way you all approached me, I was like, ‘Damn, you’re making me feel like a criminal.’” n Additional reporting by Aaron Kase.

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should do whatever it takes to apprehend the Strangler (while, ironically, calling them ‘scum’ for disrespecting residents). “If it takes 50 innocent [people] to take a DNA test to find one guilty man so be it,” posted one member. “I’m thinking [they] should have every single person [in the] world’s DNA on file,” posted another, echoing a sentiment controversially expressed by politicians such as Rudy Giuliani, who once stated all newborns should be swabbed, their DNA catalogued in a genetic library. But legally, the end doesn’t justify the means. To the contrary, the means pollute the end. “If by chance you got the right guy, because of your unconstitutional seizure of that evidence, which is now going to be suppressed … Because of that unconstitutional violation, we’ve allowed a criminal to go free,” says Ohlbaum. Search and seizure affects more than the young men whose cheeks have been scrubbed with plastic sticks. Both psychology experts and police believe the Strangler lives in Kensington, so the push is to get residents to speak up. At the mayor’s press conference, D.A. Seth Williams implored, “We’re here to reach out to the community, to get information, uh, we need your help.” Aggressively swabbing random men on the street isn’t exactly greasing the wheels of communication between residents and police. The deep mistrust between Kensington residents and police is partly why a per-

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“It was when Mayor Nutter was over here, had that speech about the rapist. They came down here with the van, told everyone to hop in. They take you to the district.” Zaire, 28, says he was let out fairly quickly, but some people were held longer. “One of my guys was there for three days,” says an older man standing nearby. “Sometimes they keep you like 32 hours in case the DNA comes out to whatever.” Kelvyn Anderson, deputy director of the Police Advisory Commission, confirms that the only stop-and-swab complaint filed with his office was from Manuel Sanchez.

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rane Arts’ Second Thursday tonight is a reception for two new exhibits. Showcasing the work of 12 Italian filmmakers, Italian Video Today surveys diverse accounts of social and individual identity. In Lago Morto, Nico Vascellari—lead singer of hardcore punk band Lago Morto—examines the underground youth culture surrounding his band as they perform for 15 days in unlikely spots around the Venice region; in The Empirical Effect, Rosa Barba articulates Italy’s uncertain political climate by drawing parallels between it and Mt. Vesuvius. Offering an expansive portrait of a nation in flux, the 12 films address issues of immigration, colonialism, labor, and bourgeois decadence. In the other exhibit, Myth/Memory, the idea of materials embodying the values of their historical uses is investigated by Philadelphia-based artist Melinda Steffy. Presenting simple materials like tarnished copper, burnt paper and the spice tumeric, the fragmentary textures and pieces tell stories of sustainability, numerology, entropy and improvisation. EllioTT sharp Through Feb. 13. 6pm. Free. Crane Arts, 1400 N. American St. 215.232.3203.

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Do you love madcap variety entertainment but can’t deal with acts that last six, eight, or even—good heavens!—12 minutes? Focus on Five Minute Follies, a collection of olde- and new-timey performances to keep your synapses cocked and ready. Along with singing (jazz and otherwise), poetry and brief drama, illusionist Anthony Salazar will make things dis- and/or appear and Sarah Maccarelli introduces the world to the exotic art

Compared to cities of relative size, Philadelphia has long had a noticeable lack of female Americana-style singer-songwriter superstars. There are some talented lady-folk, don’t get us wrong. But, in a sea of guitar-toting boy bards with beards, you can count the women on one


8:30pm. $5. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. 215.573.3234.


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8pm. $10. With Seth Glier. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. 215.928.0770.

of hoop dancing. The tribute to a bygone era of entertainment continues with a radio play from Nebulous Intent, burlesque from White Elephant, short Shakespeare from the Mad Mechanicals and improv from Grandma Hates Technology. True to the title, no act will occupy the stage for longer than the 300 seconds it takes today’s jaded brains to reach for Bejeweled on their smartphone. alExanDra JonEs


After a stalled but cultish career in stand-up and a terminated stint at Air America radio, Marc Maron went rogue with his signature brand of painfully smart, neurotic comedy. Today, he’s still shooting the shit with worldrenowned comics (and sometime friends) like Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman on his wildly successful podcast, “What the Fuck.” It’s noholds-barred interview style is designed less for shock value than for basic human relief, audience included. Tapping the dialect of their suffering, Maron freely swaps stories with his guests and listeners of failed love, the perils of show biz and the darkness of addiction, with the insider knowledge of a comic, and the guaranteed outsider perspective of one mind peering cautiously into another. What emerges is an unscripted humor and vulnerability that’s unlike anything else out there on the airwaves. Don’t miss seeing Maron live, human and finally at the top of his game. sharon MarGolis

hand. Lately, it seems Liz Longley might be looking to blow up in some of that space. Longley has already won a fistful of acoustic industry awards, such as the 2010 BMI John Lennon Scholarship, the Grand Prize international Acoustic Music Award (among 9,000 entries) among sundry songwriting awards and prestigious folk festival slots. As a recent graduate of Berklee, she has also snagged the endorsement of fellow alum John Mayer and professor Livingston Taylor. With solid songwriting chops and a voice that can leap up high while staying firmly planted in blues, Longley will no doubt graduate into better things. The Tin Angel show kicks off an ambitious four-month string of dates that runs up and down the East Coast. Tara MurTha

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ith her latest album, 2010’s How I Learned to See in the Dark (Sad Rabbit Music), New England based musician Chris Pureka unfurls her sails and heads straight into a turbulent song cycle that swells and dips much more than her previous efforts. From the loping Appalachian rhythm of “Landlocked” to jaunty to the clap-happy closing-credits vibe of “Lowlands,” Pureka’s voyage stays moored to literate, even literary, word-craft and the ever-so-slight quiver of her voice. On “Wrecking Ball,” Pureka amplifies the quiver by banging it through six strings: “I’m remembering the sunlight coming down in shades of blue/ The sorrow of the aftermath tightening the noose/ I’m thinking of the night that all the lights went out/ And how I learned to see in the dark.” Longtime Pureka fans might be surprised by the thick, full-band style of her latest work, while newcomers will just notice how all the jingle-jangles perfectly hang on barbed hooks. t.M. Sun., Jan. 16, 9pm. $10-$12. With Vandaveer. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.

disturbing carney fun involves nails, swords and other devices of torture shoved into orifices, creepy-crawlies and balls of fire swallowed with a smile and organ accompaniment that could score a Hammer horror. The troupe of knockout gals and mesmerizing gents are the finest freaks culled from Parisian slums to the valleys of Tibet, if their wickedly funny origin stories are to be believed. Delicate types may want to look away, but summon your bravery with a sudsy pint and peek between your fingers—you don’t want to miss the best part. MicAelA heSter 10pm. National Mechanics, 22 S. Third St. 215.701.4883.


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Gloria Gaynor There is a conspiracy against “I Will Survive.” Nationwide, evil sorority girls have long attempted to hijack the song, trying their beerbellied damnedest to drag the all-time dance floor ode to women’s lib down to a mediocre closing time track with all the class of beer burps and camera-phone hook-ups. Alas, they have not won. Even Gaynor herself (after her taste for alcohol and pot-flavored snacks lead to Christian evangelism) once tried to pollute the song, swapping out the original lyrics with phrases crediting Jesus for her survival. It was rejected. “I Will Survive” doesn’t belong to the sorority girls and doesn’t even belong to Gloria. The song belongs to lovers with gay and glittery hearts, to us, the karaoke singers, the black sheep who drink too much at family weddings, the fabulous and free. Oh, and then there’s the rest of Gaynor’s catalogue, too. And the Village People. t.M. 8pm. $49.50-75. With the Village People. Keswick Theatre, 291 North Keswick Ave. 215.572.7650.

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California Redemption Value In California—land of scripted reality, synthetic bodies, and a thousand method-acting workshops—sometimes the only way you can feel is by faking it. In John Rosenberg’s meta-play California Redemption Value, famehounds and a dysfunctional family grub for validation by performing dramatic, confessional scenes of suicide, and murder in the living room. You know, normal family game night activities. Birdie, a drama teacher in the booming actingschool cottage industry, crams her aspiring students into a one-bedroom apartment with her children. There, they come to terms with divorce and rejection in the only way they know how—acting it out, rehearsing the emotions absent from their desensitized lives. Rosenberg, a recent Cali-Philly transplant who drew from his own life for the play, is doing much of the same: turning to art(ifice) to understand the past and express the really tough stuff. lAuren SMith 2pm. $10. Papermill Theater, 2825 Ormes St.




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In 31 cities across America, a string of sister parties will be held this weekend in honor of Her HRC, the Human Rights Campaign’s nationwide female-centric organization. Philadelphia’s inaugural “Her” weekend will feature the Liberty City Kings, lusty ladies and gentlemen who call themselves “the genderfuck of Philadelphia” and are known for their Vixens and Vagabonds Queer and Kinky Cabaret. Since their first “Santorum Scares Me” show back in 2006 (oh man, remember Santorum?), LiCK has been expanding their rowdy, raunchy shows of (frequently lowbrow) old-fashioned burlesque and drag. Nicola Visaggio, aka Richard B. Grande, will be the featured King on Sunday along with a raffle, a drag show and a dance party to finish out the night—all proceeds go to HRC projects in Philly. lAuren hodGeS 9pm. $10. Sisters, 1320 Chancellor St. 215.735.0735.


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On Dancing With the Stars, Mark Ballas has been the professional half—that is, the one who can dance—of duos that included a figure skater (Kristi Yamaguchi), an inexplicably famous reality show star (Kim Kardashian) and,

most recently, the world’s best known single mom (Bristol Palin). A singer since his teens, Ballas is now leveraging dance-floor success to promote a decidedly middlebrow vocal career, offering sensitive, finger-picked ballads and chiseled moodiness to his legions of female fans via the 2010 EP Waiting for Patience. The burning question: Will Tea Party activists who loved Ballas’ jive with wooden Bristol turn out for the solo show? Jennifer Kelly 7:30pm. With Jeff LeBlanc. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400.


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Fitz and the Tantrums It probably takes seeing singer Michael Fitzpatrick of the Los Angeles retro-soul septet Fitz and the Tantrums onstage crooning his heart out in his dapper suit to believe once and for all that the band is not actually fronted by Daryl Hall. Fitzpatrick possesses Hall’s silky smooth, Motown-inspired tone and delivery as if he snuck into the latter’s bedroom late at night, magically removed his voice, and implanted it in his own larynx. Thankfully he’s putting it to good use with his band—though they don’t offer quite the same emotional heft as Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (a group to whom they’re frequently compared), Fitz and the Tantrums fold their own heartbreak and regret into vintage, buttery soul-pop grooves. And Noelle Scaggs, Fitzpatrick’s tremendous vocal foil, is way sexier than Oates. M.A.G. 8pm. $14-$16. With Toy Soldiers. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

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In the Heights Swiveling hips, snappy footwork and storyfilled tunes make the Tony-winning In the Heights a high-octane jump-start during the winter season. Although the long-running Broadway musical is set in the barrio of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, two-time Pulitzer finalist Quiara Alegría Hudes integrated her Philly roots into her book for 2008’s Best Musical—she’s said that she writes about “the Latinos of North Philadelphia ... That is the Great American Story that I have to tell.” Growing up in North and West Philly with a Puerto Rican mother and stepfather and a Jewish father, Hudes had her first work produced in 10th grade by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, a mentoring organization working in the public school system of which she’s now a board member. Though she’s had her work produced in her hometown before (Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, for example, at the Walnut last spring), this is the first time it’s been in a huge venue like the Academy of Music—go see it. AndreA hAMMer

Through Jan. 23. 7:30pm. $20-$100. Academy of Music, 1420 Locust St.

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The Wilma Theater is one of the city’s best sources of drama, but comedy has historically not been its strong suit. So imagine my delight when I found myself laughing at the Wilma’s local premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s shrewdly satisfying comedy The Understudy. It isn’t exactly wildly funny, but under the attentive eye of David Kennedy, making his directorial debut at the Wilma, the production is at once funny and intellectually stirring. The play takes place onstage at a rehearsal of a fictional lost Kafka work. (It's not specified, but appears to be a stage adaptation of The Castle.) We only see the play-within-aplay in bits and pieces, but from what we see, the story is vintage Kafka—full of existential absurdity and powerful, shadowy figures. And it’s opening on Broadway! If the idea of Kafka opening next to Mamma Mia! and American Idiot isn’t absurd enough, the two-man play has been cast with action-flick stars. (No physical resemblance, but think of one as Will Smith-level, at $20 million per film, and one as more of a Ryan Reynolds, at around $2 million.) In Understudy, we watch as the lesssuccessful star Jake (Brad Coolidge) rehearses with more-successful Bruce’s beleaguered understudy Harry (Cody Nickell), a stage actor whose paychecks don’t even break the thousands. Stage manager Roxanne (the very funny Jenn Harris), Harry’s jilted fiancee, runs them through how it will go in the unlikely event that Bruce (one of Understudy ’s many unseen characters) is unable to perform—in which case Jake will step into the lead and Harry will assume the secondbanana role. Also unseen is stoner engineer Laura, making a mess of the scene changes, lighting cues and sound effects. The humor can be fairly silly and crowdpleasing—Harry’s bitter sniping about shallow movies, particularly a line from Jake’s latest action flick (“Get in the truck! ”), sends the audience into gales of laughter, as theatergoers tend to enjoy few things more than poking fun at movies. But the play doesn’t just coast on it—Kennedy adroitly balances

the play’s humor with its serious elements, comfortable being both silly and cerebral without devolving into simple parody. Coolidge does well with Jake, the play’s least interesting character. At first we see him through Harry’s eyes: a hunk of limited talent and intellect only there to pad his resume. However, in Coolidge’s sensitive portrayal it becomes obvious that Jake has been genuinely bitten by the theater bug. Like any actor, he yearns for a role he can sink his teeth into, and his evolving relationship with Harry gives Understudy a human dimension. But it’s Nickell’s performance that really stands out. Looking like Charlie Brown on a bad hair day, he’s playing a self-described “bitter” actor. But underneath his frustration, Nickell conveys Harry’s genuine, pure love of the stage. Despite the pain, rejection, disappointment and indignity, he loves acting—even just as understudy for another, better-paid actor. It’s not exactly artistic nirvana, but for all his complaining, Nickell’s performance really captures the joy of an actor practicing his craft. Andrew Boyce’s scenic design is funny and effective; his set captures the artificial realism of a typical Broadway production that favors spectacle over authenticity—a picture-postcard bar at a cozy European inn, with a huge winding stone stairway leading to a Transylvanian dungeon. Neither is especially realistic, but they’re both spot-on Broadway. Maiko Matsushima’s costumes for Jake and Harry are also good: Coolidge isn’t really better-looking than Nickell (the two are similar in appearance—typical for actor and understudy) but with his tight T-shirt, form-fitting jeans and grey scarf, Coolidge looks positively hunky compared to Nickell, a nebbish dweeb in a brown sweater and saggy brown corduroys. On the surface, Understudy is a critique of commercial theater, but it’s a jumping-off point to look at the distribution of power in a hierarchical society. The understudy is at the bottom of the totem pole, obviously; then Roxanne, then Jake. Hovering unseen above all three is Bruce, on whose ticket-selling power the production hangs. But the real power is still another level up: Shadowy as Kafka’s faceless bureaucrats, the Broadway producers control the purse strings and Jake’s agent listens from Hollywood as his client begs for a serious role. It’s easy to empathize with the three characters onstage, as their place near the bottom is where most of us live. Corporations funnel undisclosed amounts of cash into elections and near-anonymous investors in complicated securities hold the mortgages on millions of homes: Like the characters in this sharply observed comedy and the works of Kafka, we don’t know who holds the reins of power—we just know it is isn’t us. n

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2-D or 3-D?: "Seated Portrait" by Daniel Gordon does the dimensional cha-cha.

Great Wall With Wall Space, the Photo Arts Center goes beyond photography. By Roberta Fallon

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Virgil Marti’s sculptures “Night Watch” and “Vesper” stand like sentinels at the entrance to the Philadelphia Photo Art Center with a kind of haunted-castle grandeur. The 6-foot, 80-pound slabs are shaped like ornate mirrors one might find in Snow White’s stepmom’s bedroom; instead of glass and foil, though, they’re made of rough plywood plated in chrome. They reflect a dull sheen from a nearby window, but no clear images— it’s a standoff between viewer and mirror in which Narcissus loses, and a perfect greeting to Wall Space, a great little show about image. They’re not the only nonphoto works at this Photo-titled venue, either; the inclusion of a few paintings and sculptures in the show pushes the ‘A’ in PPAC beyond the confines of photography—a good move. Without a strictly defined theme, Wall Space’s 16 works by seven artists deal with the presentation of image—rather, the desecration, mutilation and obfuscation of image. Portraits, landscapes, movie-poster collages and faux mirrors offer ambiguous, and in some cases, hostile portrayals that defy the conventions of image-making, especially at a gallery with such a focus on photography. You might think of an image as something built up to an organic whole. Here, image is fragmented, transformed by cut-and-paste, cover-up and abstraction—Wall Space is more about deconstructing, disassembling and dissembling images. It’s a fitting subject when bedrock human concepts like identity and friendship are decomposing in cybermystery. Who are we, anyway—the composite of the images we create of ourselves on Facebook and Twitter, Gmail and Flickr? Or if it’s something more complicated than that

(I certainly hope it is), then how exactly do we define our images? One image-management-avoidance tool hiding. Julie Weitz’s gouache drawings “Big Black” and “Big Blue” elevate it to the realm of icon. The beautiful portrait drawings of two heads covered by Balaclava face masks might be advertisements, they’re so beautiful, seductive and illustrational. They also suggest robbers or terrorists. The person beneath the mask is hidden, the image unresolved. Nearby Marti’s wooden mirrors, two larg color photos by Daniel Gordon, “Purple Bust” and “Seated Portrait,” are as crisp and snappy as the opening works are veiled Gordon’s work does the meta-cha-cha between the second and third dimensions— he starts off printing out and cutting up two-dimensional images of people found on the Internet. He then assembles the jumble of eyebrows and skin tones into collage sculptures, sort of the thing relatives would get if kidnappers sent pasted-together 3-D simulacrums of their captives instead of cut-out ransom notes. The effect is one of disturbing nonlikeness—a Frankensteinian hodgepodge with a blue eye culled from one source, a breast from another, hair, hands, legs, feet from somewhere else. The image i then sent back to the second dimension, flat tened into a photograph of the sculpture. Even the image of Earth as steadily eternal is changing. Depending on your state of alarm about global warming, you will react variously to Micah Danges’ series of bleached-out black-and-white landscape photographs with colorful pieces of plastic inlaid like transplanted organs. The photos on Plexiglass supports, have holes vaguely re sembling bodies of water carved into them, which are filled with biomorphic color fields While John Baldessari has been bombing photographic images with colored dots and shapes for years, Danges’ landscapes are far more unsettling—rather than a Pop move, these suggest a godlike planner altering the land for some inscrutable corporate use. Many of these works and others, like Ani ta Allyn’s altered movie poster/protest signs Luis Gispert’s color photo “Cold Storage” and Christian Boltanski’s 1987 “Monument seem preoccupied with image as it applies to popular culture. Gordon’s cut-and-paste Frankensteins in particular echo American obsession with looking different. Want gree eyes, a new chin, a divorce, an exciting new IT career, blond hair, your record expunged All can be changed, they say, frequently invoking “a new you.” What does it say about us that imagealtering remedies are inescapable? That’s a question to consider asking Gordon himself—he’ll be giving a lecture about his work at the PPAC Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. n Wall Space Through Feb. 26. Free. Philadelphia Photo Art Center, 1400 N. American St. 215.232.5678.

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

Wed/12, 5pm. Lital Dotan and Eyal Perry: “Alexandra’s Forgiveness.” Thru Feb. 5. 33rd and Market St. 215.895.2548.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Thurs/13, 6pm. Anne Tyng: “Inhabiting Geometry.” Thru Mar. 20. 118 S. 36th St. 215.898.7108.

Sande Webster Gallery

Fri/14, 6pm. Al Loving: “Breaking Boundaries.” Thru Jan. 29. 2006 Walnut St.

Twenty-Two Gallery

Fri/14, 6pm. Various artists: "Member Artists’ Group Show." Thru Feb. 6. 236 S. 22nd St.

William Way Community Center

Fri/14, 6pm. Alexander Conner: "Condensation." Thru Feb. 25. 1315 Spruce St. 215.732.2220.

Gallery 13W

Sat/15, 7pm. Various artists: “Mixed Metaphors.” Thru Mar. 4. 4504 Regent St. 215.382.8860.

Pentimenti Gallery

Sat/15, 5pm. Kiki Gaffney: “Object and Ornament.” Yu-Wen Wu: “Listen.” Thru Feb. 19. 145 N. Second St. 215.625.9990.

Muse Gallery

Sun/16, 3pm. Charles Burrus: “Untitled.” Thru Jan. 30. 52 N. Second St. 215.627.5310.

Vox Populi

Various artists: "Quadruple-Consciousness." Thru Jan. 30. 319 N. 11th St. 215.238.1236.

Indigo Arts Gallery

Various artists: "International Holiday Show." Thru Jan. 29. 1400 N. American St. 215.765.1041.

F.A.N Gallery

Various artists: "Holiday Group Show." Rick Buttari: "Recent Paintings." Thru Jan. 29. 221 Arch St. 215.922.5155.

Abington Art Center

Various artists: "W(holon)." Various artists: "Annual Juried Show." Thru Jan. 30. 515 Meetinghouse Rd. 215.887.4882.


Various artists: "Nexus Alumni Invitational.” Thru Feb. 4. 1400 N. American St. 215.684.1946.

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Crane Arts

Melinda Steffy: "Myth/Memory." Thru Feb. 27. 1400 N. American St. 215.235.3405.

Allens Lane Art Center

Simone Spicer and Richard Weiner: "Two Sculptors." Thru Feb. 18. 601 W. Allens Ln. 215.248.0546.

Slought Foundation

Sergius Pankejeff: "The Wolf Man Paints!" Thru Jan. 22. 4017 Walnut St. 215.701.4627

The Gershman Y

Various artists: "The Thomashefskys: A Life in the Yiddish Theater.” Thru Feb. 20. 401 S. Broad St.

The Print Center


Various artists: "Stalking the Wild Asparagus." Daniel Traub: "Lots." Thru Mar. 5. 1614 Latimer St. 215.735.6090. Thomas G. Brady: "Paintings, Pastels, and Sketches." Thru Mar. 1. 36 N. Third St. 267.516.5034.


Sabina Tichindeleanu: "Memories and Ashes." Thru Jan. 16. 1818 Callowhill St.

Philadelphia Sketch Club

JSF Contemporary

Bambi Gallery

Stephan CSA Gallery

Various artists: "Works on Paper 2011." Thru Jan. 22. 235 S. Carmac St. 215.545.9298. Dominic Episcopo: "Meat America." Thru Jan. 30. 1001 N. Second St. 267.319.1374.


Donna Chung and Tim Lokiec: "Casual Living." Thru Jan. 29. 253 N. Third St.

Slingluff Gallery

Matt Siren, Victor Perez, and Jason Podlaski: "From Rebellion to Art." Thru Jan. 30. 11 W. Girard Ave. 215.307.1550.

Grizzly, Grizzly

Derya Altan and Casey Droege: "Lost In Looking." Thru Jan. 30. 319 N. 11th St.

3rd Street Gallery

Various artists: "3rd Street Gallery Invitational." Thru Jan. 30. 58 N. Second St. 215.625.0993.

Artists’ House Gallery

Various artists: "Oil Paintings." Melissa Bateman: "Portraits." Thru Jan 30. 57 N. Second St.

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Da Vinci Art Alliance

Various artists: "Structure and Gesture." Thru Jan. 30. 704 Catharine St. 215.829.0466.

Gross McCleaf Gallery

James Stewart: "The Irish Paintings." Frank Trefny: "New Paintings." Thru Jan. 29. 127 S. 16th St.

Jolie Laide Gallery

Locks Gallery

Various artists: "alterations." Thru Feb. 5. 600 Washington Sq. South. 215.629.1000.

Seraphin Gallery

Kelly Wallace: "Capital Salvage." Anne Canfield: "No Match For My Tiny Fortress." Thru Feb 13. 1108 Pine St. 215.923.7000.

Main Line Art Center

MUseUMs Museum of Jewish Art

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Various artists: "The Dura Europos Project: An Ancient Site Revisited Through 21st Century Eyes." Thru March 27. 615 N. Broad St. 215.627.6747.

Rosenbach Museum and Library

Various artists: "The Civil War Begins." Thru Jul. 17. 2008 Delancey Place 215.732.1600.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Various artists: "Set Pieces." Thru Feb. 13th. Anne Tyng: "Inhabiting Geometry." Thru March 20. 118 S. 36th St. 215.898.7108.

Academy of Natural Sciences

MF Cardamone: "Flora Fantastica: The Whimsical Botanical Art of MF Cardamone." Thru April 17. 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 215.299.1000.

Penn Museum

Various artists: "Archaeologists and Travelers in Ottoman Lands." Thru Feb. 6th. 3260 South St.

Woodmere Art Museum

John Folinsbee: "John Folinsbee and American Modernism." Thru March 6. 9201 Germantown Ave. 215.247.0476

elsewhere The Library Company of Philadelphia

Various artists: "Building a City of the Dead." Thru April 29. 1314 Locust St.

City Hall


Various artists: "Dysfunctional Furniture." Thru Feb. 25. Various artists: "11th National Arts Program Exhibition." Thru Feb. 18. Broad and Market St. 215.686.9912.

Various artists: "Annual Members’ Exhibition." Thru Jan. 17. 746 Panmure Rd. 610.525.0272.

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Various artists: "Tri-State Show." Thru Jan. 22. 224 N. Juniper St. 267.603.1295.

Various artists: "FOCUS: Third Annual Abstract Photography Exhibition." Thru Jan. 15. 47-49 N. Second St. 215.923.3110.


Various artists: "A Selection of Gallery Artists and Invited Guests." Thru Jan. 29. 629 N. Second St. 267.303.9652.

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Wherein the press secretary of a Philly City Councilman waxes poetic about the image of a young female rap star, and how it threatens womanhood. By Michelle P. Wilson

Ever since we ran the Jay-Z/Illuminati cover waaaaay back last year, we’ve gotten a few emails a week that touch on other conspiracies in music we should be keeping an eye out for. This is one of them, written by Michelle P. Wilson, director of communications and press secretary for City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (!). It’s an open letter to Nicki Minaj, written Def Jam Poetry style, and concerns the feminist implications of the bootylicious rapper and the impact her image—plastic Barbie/sex doll, raging, fire-breathing robotic lunatic—has on female youth, and speculates that Minaj has been put in a position of power by men seeking to broadcast her image to young women who will be irreparably harmed by it (we think). You’ll find an adept knowledge of subject—Nicki lyrics and song titles quoted throughout—from Wilson, who has a few nieces, and says of Minaj “her explicit image prompts an examination of the female emcees we hype, and allow our daughters and nieces to admire” when we asked her what this was all about. Read it and know this: They ain’t jammin’ out to “Monster” or Pink Friday up in Councilman Jones’ office when Wilson’s around! (Brian McManus)


Dear Nicki Minaj, I have to admit, at times your silly lyrics make me want to say you’re “such a Barbie.” But we are not plastic, and what you are doing to our young girls is so drastic. Why are you letting them trick you and fix you? They doing you in, earlier than they did Ms. “Lil” Kim.

I am not asking you to be Lauryn [Hill], ‘cause even she got “doo woped and that thing.” Just stop with the ASSimilation and allowing the MANipulation. If this piece upsets you, I’m going to need you to collect that anger and dispense the “Massive Attack” on this pen and paper with a vengeance for your image, because they are playing you not just on the radio, but your industry administration is exploiting your menstruation. I am going to need you to rip off the wigs and expose you “brains” and “fangs” and show them you are lyrically a “MONSTER” beyond their image of an Urban Prima Donn I am not asking you to be my musical hero, but show me yo are subliminal, prove to us that your deliverance is tangibly incredible. I want to listen and examine your raw and gangsta thoughts, not just these pop pink gloss hooks and jaunts. I was initially feeling you until I realized you just wanted some girls to feel up on you. I was listening when you told me “that your girl Kandi/ Saw your man out in Miami/ Up in the Camry/ With a car seat like he started a family.” I was reminiscing and hoping you would bring the pain, you rappin’ Mary Jane. So many of us are rooted in impoverishment and destitution, where everyone is searching for retribution. My peopl are not reading, there is a lack of leading, but they are consuming your music and influences, so I need you to mature on the wax, but not through another stage of bras and tats. It may feel like an awkward stage for you, but it’s adolescence. Show me your puberty and produce more rhythmic and rhapsodic fruit to bear. They may want you naked and unrobed for the world to stare, but give the girls more soun to share. Have them shouting in their joyous delirious facia spasms and voices “you could be the king, but watch the queen conquer.” But then again “these niggaz so one-track minded ...” This is not fiction, but you are a contradiction. Who are we to eject you? We are trying to digest you, and it is hard to swallow this force fed, empty, bright, plastic, aphrodisiac you are serving. Our men are observing. Okay, so you gave into the gimmick, and sold nursery themed, “I get higher than Rapunzel, keep the Snow White rhymes and risqué visions and tracks for my nieces to accept, but now that you are on top and all are attentive will you “Still I Rise?” We want to “see the real Nicki,” the “chill Nicki.” This is not a “haters tell ‘em ‘Hi’” message on your obtainment of Gucci or Fendi, just a dialogue of inquisition regarding your position. Wait, maybe I am being too judgmental and you are not that influential. I thought you were here to dominate, that you were prominent, not a blowup doll for a formal. Ms. Nicki, please just tell us what exactly is your message, your image, your reason for presence. And furthermore, what should be your remembrance? We are just in need of gettin to your significance, as if this microphone is attached to your essence; the nitty gritty, you “Itty Bitty, Piggy.” I apologize if you find this to be informal, but with the crown comes critics. You need to prove your majestics and “shawty, Imma only tell you this once, that you are the illest.” How could you allow them to tell you any different? I need you to be the “Biggest Freak” on these lyrics, and have the world orgasmic with your passion to be the “bestest.” If not, we shall all continue to “See Right Thru” you. Yes, you, and all my ladies deserve to have “epiphanies” all up in “Tiffany’s.” However, you are damaging our allure Give me more. I am going to need you to take it all. Sustain the industry from penetrating your beauty and infantry ... “Roger That.” Very truly yours, The Audience


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fornians’ first in about seven years is a solid installment of their special blend of countrified folk funk with plenty o’ horns and some piano.

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French, the drummer and synther for the Swimmers, goes solo with an energetic set of noisy, electrified retroflavored glam rock and it’s a keeper. Free Association: He’s the saloon piano player for 2050, where we worship the 1980s. For Fans Of: Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, New Order, Philly DIYers.

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tirely for House nerds, AKA Maetrik, this is a solid debut of dancefloor workouts from space mixing ’90s dance music with futurism.

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the streets in search of trim—that’ll make you laugh until you hurt. It’s also where the “Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy“ bit he did while on Late Night with Conan O'Brien last year originated before that clip went viral. In the special, he speaks about the concept at more length. It’s the type of perfect comedy riff that’ll have you revalutating your own life while laughing uncontrollably, and is a wonder to watch. Dude is a craftsman.

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third is packed with more energy, sass and variety than her previous two, including one badass collab with Black Thought and Talib Kweli. Free Association: Steel cage bout with her, Jazmine, Keyshia and Keri—who’d win? For Fans Of: Patti LaBelle, Lauryn, Billie, urban R&B.

damn! The Ironman is back with a vengeance on this LP packed full of soul samples and angry, foaming-at-themouth spitting plus sick guests. Free Association: That Busta joint is the bomb! Plus tracks with GZA, RZA, Red and Meth! For Fans Of: Oldschool Wu, Raekwon, street rap not about cars.

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I ngram Hill hails from the vast bombed-out center of American culture, the creative wasteland where Hiltons and Kardashians run wild, vampires are more ubiquitous than Starbucks, and Crocs are the height of fashion. There’s nothing odd or irregular about them other than a preternatural ability to make the blandest, most featureless music known to man night after night without sucking the bullet out of a .45. Not to diminish their accomplishments. Obviously they make ’90s skid marks Dishwalla, Tonic and Sister Hazel smell freshly douched—proving demonstrable lack of talent should never be an impediment. Their rootsy, heavily polished modern rock offers less surprise than an episode of Two & A Half Men and even less sophistication. Love is their crack getting them high and making them miserable enough for an intervention begging them to stop taking it out on innocent music listeners. (Chris Parker) Tues., Jan. 18, 8pm. $8-$10. With Curtis Peoples + Jerard Fink. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400.


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best stand-up comedian currently working (it’s true—Ricky Gervais even thinks so), a title he’s held for about five years now. The show is built around his routine. Whether he’s riffing on the saddest hand job ever, how much deer suck, the N-word or duck vaginas, Louis’ takes are always as fresh as they are clever, and never anything short of unflinchingly honest. On Tuesday, his latest comedy special, Hilarious, hit shelves. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. It picks up right where his last two specials—Shameless (2007) and Chewed Up (2008)—left off and, somehow, impossibly, Louis keeps getting better. In Hilarious, he riffs on his divorce, finds humor in the face of sadness and does a spot-on bit about something you’ve seen a thousand times in Old City—young, aggressive men in striped shirts roaming

I n other “This is cool” news: Local musician, producer, DJ and label owner RJD2will breakdown his production process during a discussion at Drexel University. Sponsored by the Music Industry program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, RJD2 will hold an open forum that will feature multi-track recordings of select songs from his six released LPs along with material from his new artist the Insane Warrior, due out later this year. RJD2 will hold an in depth discussion peeling back the layers of ideas involved in his songwriting, production and mixing. As we told you in a PW cover story about the man in January of last year, RJD2 recently started his own label, RJ’sElectricalConnections, after an accomplished tenure with DefinitiveJux. The discussion at Drexel will touch on this, focusing a bit on RJD2’s move from Def Jux and the business strategy of creating his own label. If you’re looking to learn about the music business by someone who clearly knows what he’s doing, you shouldn’t miss it. The event is free and open to the public. Details in the tagline. n

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 When Party Down was canceled last year, it sent shock waves down the spines of fans of Funny Ass TV everywhere. It was the funniest show on the tube, bar none, and seeing it axed was like a punch to the gut. Thankfully, Louis C.K.’s Louie popped up on the scene at FX almost immediately after, like some sort of God-sent shot of Pepto. It now wears its Funniest Show sash proudly. It’s no wonder why. LouisC.K. is the

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DOOgie HOrner Best Philly bar: Bob and Barbara’s—cheap drinks, cool people and pingpong, plus Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers. Although Nate died a couple years ago, they don’t have ping-pong anymore, and I haven’t been there in a couple years. The first time I got hammered: I think I was in Rome? I was young and stupid so I drank Long Island iced tea, and I was at a discotheque dancing in a tight shirt because I was in Europe, and I staggered through Piazza San Pietro and saw someone trying to steal a moped. Greatest onstage drunk talk: Drinking does not help my comedy. If I’m drunk on stage, it’s because the show is horrible and I don’t want to be there and my brain is like, ‘I refuse to stick around for this shit. You’re on your own, body!’ Best drink you would never order around another man: Spunk Guzzler.

JOHn MCKeever Best Philly bar: The Bards; it’s very cozy and there’s not a lot of riff-raff. Greatest onstage drunk talk: Anytime at the Raven where I’m just as drunk as the crowd. It’s like a rough town meeting where no one agrees with me, but I have the floor. It’s just so genuine. It’s like Fight Club—you beat the shit out of each other, and then you’re like, “You know, I could totally hang out with you ... But I don’t think you’re funny at all.”

Best Philly bar: I spend a lot of time at The Bards. It’s close to Helium, and it’s a great mix of people and beers. My other favorites are North 3rd and Standard Tap.

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Tres Jalapeños 901 S. Eighth St. 267.239.2358 Cuisine: Mexican. Hours: 10am-10pm daily. Prices: $2.50-$12. Atmosphere: Festive and pleasantly laid-back. Service: Friendly and competent. Food: For all the love lavished on the dishes, too many come up short in the flavor department. Still, the guacamole is excellent, and so is the potential.


For the past couple months, we’ve been featuring restaurants known for being the places to which specific communities gravitate for a taste of home (and everyone else gravitates to for a taste of delicious). Picanha Grill, Nan Zhou Noodle House, New Phnom Penh, Brown Sugar Bakery and Cafe—the flavors of these spots can be either a discovery or a nod in the direction of a past spent in a different place, a different world, a different life. But authenticity itself is a slippery concept, as much a result of context as it is some rigid set of cooking rules. One of my personal madeleines is the salty-sweet General Tso’s chicken and greasy fried rice I devoured at the Willow Grove Mall as a kid—and I’m sure that most everyone reading this can think of some food item that, while no longer authentic to its culture of origin, is extremely authentic to wherever you grew up. Even second-hand cuisines that have been significantly changed by their diffusion around the world are first-hand again, and therefore authentic, for the next generation—a new taste of somebody’s home, no matter where that home is. Tres Jalapeños, in menu at least, seems to be aiming for a target smack in the middle of these two ideas. These are dishes that, when done right, satisfy as a result of flavor profile and emotional resonance. We’ve all had much of this food before, and when specific dishes hit the appropriate notes, there’s a certain emotional power to them. Guacamole was spot-on, a silky mash that eschewed fireworks and instead was crafted with the uncommon confidence of simplicity: Avocados, jalapeños, salt and lime juice plus a few other components being held close to the vest. Alongside a basket of crispy tortilla strips, it was an understated highlight. So, too, were the plantains, crisp-crusted medallions whose centers had grown close to molten from their trip through the fryer—difficult to stop munching. Unfortunately, few other dishes I tasted lived up to those simple, well-considered standards. Tortilla soup was built on the base of a wonderfully decadent stock that was clearly crafted with care, as its deep, pleasant funk could only have come from long hours of simmering. But it didn’t entirely hold together, the tomato component tinny, the

Best drink you would never order around another man: The blood-orange margarita from North 3rd. It’s like having the show Glee in your mouth. The bartender lines up martini glasses rimmed with orange Tang, then shakes them violently in front of your face, as if to say “HEY EVERYBODY! There’s a couple dudes over here about to disappoint their dad!” n

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Most loco Four Loko experience: I don’t understand the craze. This drink has been around for years and still goes by its original name, “Alcohol and Cocaine.” Until it’s acceptable to share Four Loko with complete strangers in a bathroom stall, I’ll stick to the original.

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sum inexplicably less than the individual parts. In speaking with general manager Max Di Pettusanto, it became apparent that enormous pride is being taken in the quality of the prep processes here. Lots of love is being lavished on this food, from the in-house crafting of the crispy taco shells to the long work of stewing the meats. Unfortunately, these efforts were too often obscured by errors in execution. Skirt-steak fajitas lacked punch and texture. The underseasoned meat showed none of the savory depth the cut typically does, nor the kind of caramelized edges that would have afforded the finished construction any real texture beyond softness. At least the accompanying peppers and onions were nice. Tacos al pastor also suffered from a lack of zip—grilling the pineapple with the pork lent a sweet-smoky savor to the dish, but the pork itself was dried out and underseasoned. Crispy tacos were filled with ground beef that, despite its careful preparation, also found itself undermined by underseasoning. Guacamole tostada managed to cut into the substantial virtues of its marquee ingredient by piling up the lettuce, tomato, beans and monterey jack until it was difficult to differentiate flavors and textures. Cheese enchiladas were a gooey, bland mess, save the sauce. Fluffy rice was disturbingly generic. A side of beans, though underseasoned, was closer to the mark, the velvety textures punched up by toothsome whole beans throughout. The problems here aren’t so much issues of conception as they are execution. A heavier hand with the seasoning and the confidence to cook meats for shorter periods of time over higher heat could change the entire experience. Tres Jalapeños has plenty going for it: A festive, comfortable atmosphere, friendly service and a talented chefowner, Jaime Tapia, who obviously wants to provide an enjoyable experience. Di Pettusanto also brings necessary skills and enthusiasm to the table. But the execution of the dishes has to become more tightly focused than it seems to be right now. n



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Two For the Road (1967): Stanley Donen is a fascinating figure—a choreographer who became one of the top directors of classic musicals like Singin’ in the Rain and Easter Parade. He started with a clean, formalist style, but when postmodernism swept into popular cinema in the ’60s, he went right along with it. Suddenly he employed hyperediting, crazy zooms and, with this bouncy-brutal dramedy, a complete reimagining of the flashback romance. Instead of someone reminiscing from the present, as in Brief Encounter, Road jumps around the timeline of an ill-fit marriage between a brusque architect (Albert Finney) and his increasingly sour wife (Audrey Hepburn), hopping relentlessly between reverie, anger and the many in-between emotions in a manner as thrillingly innovative as it is brazenly honest.

Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968): Two For the Road at least has a structure; the relationship in this, a particularly nutty experiment from Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad), unfolds on shuffle. A recent would-be suicide (Claude Rich) becomes a guinea pig for a time machine; a malfunction causes him to revisit snippets of his life, including his life with his ex-girlfriend, in a maddeningly random loop. Betrayal (1983): Harold Pinter adapted his play, which arranges an affair—between Jeremy Irons and Patricia Hodge, with Ben Kingsley as cuckold—in reverse, from breakup to first flirtation. P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): In which Charlie Kaufman cribbed bits of Two For the Road and Je t’aime, je t’aime to create a movie I’ll never watch again.

(500) Days of Summer (2009):

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In which a few young turks (one destined for the Spider-Man reboot) cribbed bits of Two For the Road and Je t’aime, je t’aime to create a movie I’ll never watch again.

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Blue Valentine (2010): Now they’re falling in love. Now they’re heading for divorce. Repeat for 114 minutes. Derek Cianfrance’s Sundance fave is sadistic and schematic but—especially because of Cassavetian turns from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams—hard to fully resist. n

it’s top-notch.” only the beginning—in SomeAnother thing that came to mind was the where, it’s the entire meal. term “White People Problems,” but readThe other problem is that, to put ing some of the stupidly hostile notices that it politely, Stephen Dorff is no Bill have greeted both Somewhere and Lena Murray. His boyish face holds the Dunham’s Tiny Furniture made me back off camera’s gaze, but he’s not up to that line of argument. suggesting the inner life Murray The dismissive, misogynist term “Rich can pull off with a simple uptick Girl Cinema” has been kicking around onof an eyebrow. Murray’s made a line a lot lately—as if tons of nonrich people second career out of staring soulof any gender are out there making movies. fully into the middle distance for a reason—he’s very good at evoking a It’s curious how often Coppola and (to a lesser but parallel extent) Dunham are critilifetime’s worth of baggage behind cized for being born lucky and writing what those sad clown eyes. Dorff just they know, considering how many equally has the bland, vaguely familiar privileged male counterparts doing the looks of somebody your older same sort of thing get off scot-free. Why not brother used to hang out with in the same rancor against Noah Baumbach, or college. Spike Jonze? Things look like they might take Somewhere might not come together in a turn when Johnny’s estranged the end, but this is nonetheless the work of daughter Cleo comes for a few a singular talent with a distinctive voice. days’ visit, mostly consisting of Watch Coppola’s timing in a marvelous lounging around and goofing off early scene with Michelle Monaghan, in an with Dad. Played by Elle Fanuncredited cameo as one of Johnny’s former Rock bottom band: Stephen Dorff's aimless movie star plays ning with that peculiar brand of co-stars/conquests. The two grit their teeth Fanning precocity that makes video games with daughter Elle Fanning in Somewhere. and fake-smile through a promotional photo you wonder how those girls were op, Johnny characteristically clueless as to raised, Cleo is on the cusp of womanhood why she’s so steamed. (We aren’t told, but and already much more of an adult than her can imagine.) Coppola allows the unpleasfather. Johnny’s not that awful of a dad, but he just doesn’t seem to know her very well or ant exchange to play out in full, patiently really understand what it means to be a par- waiting until the last possible moment, before, almost as an afterthought, cutting ent. Their interactions feel stunted, always to a wide shot that reveals Johnny has spent on the verge of a breakthrough that never this entire time standing on an apple box so quite arrives. he’ll look as tall as her in the photos. And that’s as good a way as any to deThe movie needed more funny grace scribe the movie as a whole—Somewhere notes like that. Maybe a little less driving. n is a series of ephemeral moments that just kind of slip away. Much like Coppola’s last Grade: C feature, Marie Antoinette, it conjures a lush By Sean Burns mood, presents a protagonist in a gilded Directors: Sofia Coppola cage and then drifts off into the ether— Starring: Stephen Dorff ing not just a third act, but a second. UncoRunning time: 97 minutes incidentally, the two movies also both have a It begins with a Ferrari driving around in feel of an excellent short subject stretched to circles. And around. And around. feature length. Nobody does luxury ennui like Sofia CopThere’s also pola. We follow that particular sports car to no particular destination many times during the inherent difficulty with her fourth feature, Somewhere, a picture boasting almost as many aimless driving feeling sorry sequences as The Brown Bunny. It’s more of for a filthy-rich 2010 V ENICE I NTERNATIONAL F ILM F ESTIVAL a vibe than a movie, with some exquisite mo- movie star who ments of existential drift. The atmosphere lives in a hotel NTENSELY MOTIONAL enticing—I wish it added up to more. and is drowning Richard Brody, Stephen Dorff stars as Johnny Marco, a in pussy. Johnny douchebag Hollywood action hero killing Marco’s life is time at the Chateau Marmont between clearly empty, Roger Ebert, press junkets for his latest crap blockbuster but checking and the start date for his next piece of junk. out that Ferrari Johnny gets rude texts from unremembered and his endless Stephen Dorff Elle Fanning women he’s slept with, gazes at strippers procession of with lackadaisical disinterest and smokes a blondes, one lot of cigarettes. There’s no sense of panic to can’t help but written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Academy Award® winner for LOST IN TRANSLATION his malaise, nor does he seem particularly be reminded haunted by it. 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Dean and Cindy (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) are falling in love. Or they’re about to trade divorce papers. It depends where you are in Blue Valentine, a draining, bifurcated anti-romance that bounces between the bookends of a relationship—between first and last spark, between meet-cute and “fuck off.” When we first see our doomed couple, they’re on the latter. Dean, desperate to save his marriage, implores Cindy to schlep their young daughter to the grandparents’ and join him in a night of drunk hotel make-up sex; Cindy acquiesces more out of fatigue than love. Soon the flashbacks start: We witness the genesis of their relationship, then return to its destruction, going from joy to misery, from great sex to grim sex (the cause of the since-withdrawn NC-17 rating), back and forth, over and over for two hours. It’s gimmicky, yes, but not gimmicky in the manner of (500) Days of Summer, which violently throttled us with its conceit. Director/ co-writer Derek Cianfrance takes his time. We spend long chunks in each period, allowed to soak up the infectious thrill of falling stupidin-love before having our faces rubbed in its diametric opposite. It’s effective and devastating, but also schematic and ultimately cruel—more cruel in its juxtapositions than Summer or even Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a superior time-hopping romantic apocalypse. To break up the monotony of the structure, Cianfrance relies on his actors. For how large Cassavetes’ legend looms in the history of American independent cinema, it’s amazing that few films have gone as Cassavetian as this Sundance fave. Mostly for the better, the leads make like they’re in Faces, babbling with expertly mannered spontaneity. If anything, Gosling succeeds too well—thanks to the elided gap between relationship’s beginning and end, we never know exactly what killed it. But based on Gosling’s hyperintensity and Williams’ total exhaustion, we can guess. Indeed, it’s tempting to read Blue Valentine as a (very specific) warning about how draining it would be to be married to Ryan Gosling in full-on Cassavetes mode.

If Crazy Heart was a classic Merle Haggard-style number (or at least thought it was), then its supposed female analogue Country Strong would have to be the bland, overproduced, deafening tunes belted by Gwyneth Paltrow as brassy country megastar-cumalcoholic Kelly Canter, who could go toe-to-toe with Ronee Blakely in a Nashville meltdown-off. But we don’t even hear much of those; for worse or better, Country Strong doesn’t give Paltrow much of a chance to prove her vocal prowess, as her character can’t seem to get through a single song without breaking into a debilitating crying jag. Busted out of rehab with a month left in her stint, Kelly is thrown onto a three-city Texas comeback tour. There, she finds herself in an All About Eve catastrofuck. Flustered husband/manager James (Tim McGraw, strutting his, ahem, “acting chops”) has discovered one Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester), an endearing flibbertigibbet with stage fright who unwittingly steals both Kelly’s songs and her fuckbuddy “sponsor” Beau (Garrett Hedlund). Either this wilting rose loses all her petals, Spears-style, or she overcomes her yen for Smirnoff and puts on a rousing show—hell, why not both? Despite being a heaping pile of utter trash, the comically sincere Country Strong still shelled out for big-time Oscar winner Paltrow, who proceeds to whip out AMPASbaiting tantrums and smudgedeyeliner pleas. Never mind that Paltrow can’t even be bothered to maintain a consistent twang, or that this shtick requires a fraction of the skill she displays in her banter with Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man movies. In welcome counterpoint to the Big Country hysterics stands Hedlund’s Beau, a honey-baritoned old-school singer with gratuitously dreamy eyes and ambitions no greater than spending the rest of his Saturday nights playing divebar gigs. Hedlund’s laconic gravitas is shocking, if only because in Tron: Legacy he was less believably human than Jeff Bridge’s computerized face. Unlike his leading lady, he attempts verisimilitude—not to mention busting out the only music in the film that doesn’t peel wallpaper. n







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Blue Valentine


YouTube phenomenon “Nicolas Cage Loses His Shit” cut together the idiosyncratic actor’s wildest affectations into a five-minute barrage of gloriously nutzoid performance art. The video, even more than Cage’s recent “comeback” turns in Bad Lieutenant or Kick-Ass, prompts a reappraisal of the oft-ridiculed actor. Can you think of any other star of his stature willing to go to such delirious extremes? Maybe we haven’t been giving him enough credit? Nope. Season of the Witch is a reminder of what the YouTube video left out, the kind of stoic, phoned-in Cage performance that’s par for the course when he’s working in the blockbuster realm. As a battle-weary knight of the Crusades, Nicolas Cage merely stands around looking glum and letting his hair extensions do the acting for him. It’s the kind of listless paycheck work that’s been a hallmark of so much of his recent career. Director Domenic Sena previously guided Cage to a similarly dull performance in Gone in 60 Seconds; his Season of the Witch begins, if not promisingly, then at least edgier than expected. The church is the villain here, if only at the outset. Tossing around allegations of witchcraft to keep pushy ladies in their place and using the Crusades as an excuse to slaughter rivals, religious figures don’t come off well here at all. After distinguishing themselves in countless poorly edited battle montages, Cage and sidekick Ron Perlman get fed up and quit Crusading. But soon they’re blackmailed into transporting a caged witch (Claire Foy) through a murkily photographed forest—and Bragi F. Schut’s screenplay beats a hasty retreat into brain-dead demonology. Turns out we’re not talking about witchcraft at all here (our knights might have figured it out sooner, as Foy clearly weighs more than a duck), but an old-fashioned demonic possession that’s causing the black plague and can only be stopped by the prayers of the devout. And as for all that mass murder and subjugation of women at in the opening reel? Well, nobody’s perfect.


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Your outer Dan Savage won’t lead you astray either, CAR, but he will smack you around: 1. Your guy needs to tell this girl that he shares absofuckinlutely everything with you. He needs to tell her that he’s in a successful open relationship—successful for you two, anyway—and that he has no intention of limiting the “intensely open communication” that has made your relationship work. She needs to know that you’re hearing about their dates and the details of her life, reading every text, etc. 2. Sure, you can meet her—you absofuckinlutely should meet her, CAR, as soon as possible. How about under coffee circumstances? Or drinks circumstances? Or dinner circumstances? 3. Um … gee. If every girl you two have ever “dated” has wound up hurt, CAR, then a reasonable person might conclude that YOU’RE DOING THIS OPEN-RELATIONSHIP SHIT ALL WRONG. Your “wonderful” open relationship may be working for you and it may be working for him, but if it’s not working for them, CAR, then it’s not working. So your outer Dan Savage is ordering you to refrain from inviting anyone else into your “wonderful” relationship until you get a handle on what’s so un-fucking-wonderful about it for your thirds. If you can’t come up with anything—if it’s really not anything you’re doing wrong—then you should have a few laminated cards made that read, “He’ll never leave me for you, his relationship with me will ALWAYS be more important than his relationship with you, and this will most likely end in tears for you. Enjoy the ride.” Finally, CAR, if this woman is reeling from a rough few years and she can’t handle more heartache right now and everyone you’ve ever messed around with has gotten hurt and you elect to “bring her into your relationship” despite my advice, then at least have the decency to stop pretending that you give a shit about the people you mess around with. Fuck her, fuck her over, move on—but don’t stand there wringing your hands, pretending that you’re just heartsick about the damage you two are doing to people.

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My 20-year-old brother is gay. My family has known for a few years. He came out to my mom— she found his Facebook profile; he hasn’t come out to the family, but we all found out anyway. (I already knew because I would be treated to some interesting porn whenever I opened the browser on the family computer.) I’ve voiced my acceptance of homosexuality while he is around, but he hasn’t come out. Should I pull him aside and tell him that the family is OK with him? His Straight Big Brother

If you wanted to pull your brother aside to tell him the same shit every homo on earth has heard 10 million times by age 20—“I love you, bro, but Jesus said that every time two dudes get it on, an angel gets an anal fissure”—I would advise you to keep your mouth shut. But since you’re supportive, and mom already knows, and it’s on his freakin’ Facebook page, pull the little coward aside. Tell him everybody knows, everybody loves him, but everybody is sick of having to pretend that they don’t know what they damn well do. I’m a hetero guy in my late 20s. I’ve been dating a woman I'm crazy about for two months. We waited a little while to have sex, but once we finally did, she probed my general fantasies and I dropped that I sometimes fantasize about superheroines. Despite the fact that these fantasies are otherwise very vanilla, she freaked out and said it reflects some kind of deep psychological problems and fundamental immaturity. Dan, these women are drawn to appeal to what the inner pubescent boy in every hetero guy wants! Can you weigh in on whether there’s something unhealthy about a grown man fantasizing about Supergirl and Zatanna? Superheroines Unconsciously Permeate Erotic Romps

There’s nothing unhealthy about a grown man fantasizing about superheroines, SUPER, but there is something deeply disturbing about a grown man using the present tense the way you did in your letter. You wrote “a woman I am crazy about,” when what you clearly should have said was “a woman I was crazy about.” She drew you out after sex and encouraged you to open up to her about your sexual fantasies, and then she stomped on you? That was an asshole move on her part, borderline emotionally/sexually abusive, and I hope you arranged to have the door hit her in the ass on her way out of your apartment. I love it when you invent words, and I want to nominate a nameless phenomenon that sometimes afflicts boring het guys like me: The blockage that is created by dried semen on the tip of your dick after sex needs a name. You wake up at 3 a.m. to drop a line after dozing off after sex, and either the urine gets blocked for a moment and then bursts out like a geyser, or the blockage is only partial and the piss sprays off at some crazy angle and gets all over the floor or the walls. This phenomenon should have a name! Can’t Spell Neologism Without Gism

I’m tempted to ask SUPER what his girlfriend’s name is, CSNWG, because if anyone on earth deserves to be forever associated with a crusty blockage that has to be pissed away after sex, it’s her. But I’m sure my readers—the folks behind “santorum”—can come up with something better. Gang? n

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, open kitchen, great closet space, 705 sf $1,595 1 bedroom, 1 bath, renovated kitchen and bath, custom-built closeet, 705sf $1,675 2 bedrooms 2 baths, high floor, panoramic city views, 1200 sf

2031 LOCUSt StrEEt 1 bedroom, 1 bath, city view, 595 sf $1,390 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, corner unit, 928 sf $1,725 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sunset views, excellent closet space, spacious living areas, 1164sf $2,350


1601 LOCUSt StrEEt 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, chefs kitchen, magnificent entertaining space, luxurious master suite, 3467 sf $9,750

1830 rittEnHOUSE SqUArE 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen and baths renovated, bay windows, 1136sf $2,990

tHE wArwiCK 1701 LOCUSt StrEEt Studio, wood floors, city view, marble bath 345 sf $1,225 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, den/study, open floor plan, hardwood floors, marble baths, 2421sf $5,750

society hill BAnK BUiLDinG 421 CHEStnUt StrEEt 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, study, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, designer baths, exposed duct$3,900

SOCiEtY HiLL tOwErS 200-220 LOCUSt StrEEt units include all utilities

Corner 1 bedroom, high floor, city views, parquet wood floors, 803 sf $1,535 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, floor-to-ceiling windows, Society Hill views, 1133 sf $2,000 Penthouse, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, brand new bulthaup kitchen, hardwood floors, 722sf $2,100

22 St. jAMES COUrt 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, high ceilings, private outdoor entrance, 1602sf


ABBOtt’S SqUArE 530 S 2nD StrEEt 1 bedroom, 1 bath, open kitchen, great closet space, bi-level 639 sf $1,250 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, bi-level, deck, large living room, separate dining area, 989sf $1,675


604-36 S. wASHinGtOn SqUArE Studio with alcove overlooking Washington Square, full kitchen, separate dressing area, 600 sf $1,275 Deluxe 1 bedroom, large living room, separate dining area, overlooking Washington Square, 1063 sf


waterfront wAtErfrOnt SqUArE

901 n. pEnn StrEEt 1 bedroom plus den, 1 bath, hardwood floors, new open kitchen, designer bath, 924 sf $1,285

piEr 3, 3 n. COLUMBUS BLvD.

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, bi-level, high ceilings, one garage space $1,250 2 bedrooms, parking space, river views, 1300sf $1,500 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, terrace, large kitchen, one garage parking space, 1300 sf


commercial sPace

1742 Sansom Street - 2nd floor retail space on highly trafficked corner or 18th and Sansom Streets, 1000 sf $1,500 NNN 2031 Locust Street Professional Office Space in secure apartment building, 958 sf $1,150 1830 Rittenhouse - Prime Rittenhouse Square office space, 754 sf $2,100 133 S. 18th Street – Ground floor corner retail space, excellent visibility on 18th Street shopping corridor $9,000 NNN 1601 Locust Street - 1st floor and lower level of prestigious Lanesborough condo, ideal for restaurant or offices, 4700 sf $11,000 NNN

Allan Domb Real Estate

1845 Walnut St. Suite 2200 • 215/545.1500


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225 S 18tH StrEEt Junior bedroom with open kitchen, marble bath, rooftop pool club view, wood floors, 504sf $1,750 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, with southern views offering excellent light, open kitchen with upgraded appliance package, marble baths, wood floors, 1017sf $3,600

233-241 S 6tH StrEEt 1 bedroom, 1 bath, w/d, walk-in-closet, open kitchen 777 sf $1,300 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, W/D, 928 sf $1,425 1 bedroom with alcove, 1.5 baths, renovated kitchen, balcony with southern views, 1118 sf $1,675 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautifully renovated throughout, balcony, overlooks Washington Square and Locust Walk, 1292 sf $2,350


237 S. 18tH StrEEt 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hrdwd. floors, panoramic city views, renovated kitchen and baths, 2,527sf $7,850



work and brick ceilings, 2117sf


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1,857 square feet. Ideal for a law firm, corporate headquarters or a medical office.

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250 S.18th Street, Southeast Corner of Rittenhouse Square,Philadelphia.

1,857 Square Feet. $9,000. Triple Net.

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$600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio,& Yard, Laundry Pennsylvania 26th –& Spac. 1BD, Yard, H/W, laundry. Mt.&Vernon 21stStudio Gret Studio, Laundry Available Now. $600 $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard $650-$700 $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry

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$800-850 $850-995 $995-1100 $995 $995-1350 $950-1750 $825-1375 215.545.7007 A Good Sign $1950 $700 22nd & Spruce – Very Cool Studio apt, Incl Heat. $600-675 $37502/10. Avail $650+ $625 13th & Spruce – Very Cool 1BR apt, Carpeted, $600 AC$700 and MORE. Incl Hot water. $825+ $600

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19th & Spruce - Gorgeous 1BR apt w/All Amenities. Steps from Rittenhouse Sq. $1250+



1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, Condos & Townhouses ONE BEDROOM Abbotts Square 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths,c/a,w&d, balcony available now


1008 Spruce St 1 Bedroom., 1 Bath, hrd.flrs, fireplace,hi-ceilings,laundry


2nd & Lombard Deluxe 1 Br., 1.5 Bths., balcony, c.a, basic cable, paid parking avail


TOWNHOUSES #1 Queen St. 3 Brs.,2.5 Baths, Garage, Hrd. Flrs., Fireplace c/a, deck. Garden, great kitchen $2,500.00 915 S. Bodine St ( 2nd & Christian Sts) 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, w&d, wood stove, yard


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Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $770-995 Walnut &&23rd 1 &1Bd 2Bd's,& hardwood, laundry RITTENHOUSE Lombard 2Bd,hardwood, w/d, hardwood, laundry $770-995 Walnut9th & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's, laundry $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. Chestnut & 20th Large 2BR, 2BA, H/W, laundry. $1150 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard $700-1000 Pine &&22nd 1 & 2Bd, 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. Spruce 12th 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C $750-1100 Lombard & Old 23rd WEST/AVE 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C ARTS Spruce & 16thWASH World, 1 &OF2Bd's, hardwood THE Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $875-1000 Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking $875-1700 Lombard & –19th Newly Studios renov, mod 1W/D. & 2Bd's Broad & Spruce Renovated & studio, 1BD’s, $875-1700 Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $835-$1000 $800-850 &Fab Spruce Mod 1Bd's,1W/D, C/A, heatdeck incl. OldBroad CityBroad & 2Bd's, $800-850 & ultra Sprucemod Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. Spruce & 13th -&Bright Studio’s & 1BD’s, H/W. Availlaundry Now. $725-$975 $850-995 Lombard 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, $850-995 Lombard & 9th 1Bd2&bath, 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry University Pine & 9thCity 2Bd's, 3Bd, h/w floors, W/D totally renovated$995-1100 $995-1100 Pine–&Studio’s, 9th 2Bd's, floors, W/D w/New kitchen. Spruce & 12th 1 & h/w 2BD’s Bi-levels $715-$1240 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundryNice Studio$995 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry & 16th Old World, 1C/A, & 2Bd's, hardwood Lombard &Spruce 9th 2BD’s W/W, FROM $900 $995-1350 Q.V.Spruce 3rd &- 1Bambridge 1W/D. W/W, C/A$995-1350 && 16th Old World, 1&& 2Bd's, 2Bd's, hardwood $950-1750 Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking $950-1750 Art Ultra Mod 1 & Studio, 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking South & 12th –Area 1BDultra Bilevel. All $875 Spring Garden &mod 19th incl. $825-1375 Old City Fab 1 &new. 2Bd's, deck hardwood, Heat $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck $1950 University & City18th 3Bd, 2Mod bath, totally renovated Fairmount 1Bd, C/A, W/D $1950 University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated $700 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio Spring& Garden Nice Studio Mt.Q.V. Vernon 21stCollonade-Extremely Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry$600-675 $700 MUSEUM 3rd & Bambridge ART 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $375 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heatyard incl. $375 & 19thH/W, Studio, hardwood, HeatHeat incl. Incl. Mt.Vernon Spring & 21st –Garden Cute Studio, Laundry. Avail Now. $650 $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D Aspen & 26th 1Bd, laundry $625 Fairmount & 18thW/W, Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D

COMMERCIAL 701 Walnut St 3rd Flr. Corner 500 sq.ft office/studio, artist,architect, nice lite, utilities inc. $700.00 25th & Wharton Sts. G-2 warehouses, garages, offices, 800sq. ft to 16,000 sq. ft available $7-$9 sq.ft. 761 S. 4th St 1100 sq. ft. retail store, bathroom, full basement, a/c unit

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RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 WALNUT) One bedroom duplex in Old World Charm Brownstone. High ceilings, Carpeted, C/A, Gas heat. W/D, D/W. Small pet friendly. $925/ mo+. 215-627-4414

N.LIBERTIES: 3rd/George Great 2BR, All amens, HWF. Pa r k i n g . $ 1 29 5 + . P M G 2 1 5 545-7007x304

RITTENHOUSE AREA 1BR, 1ba, C/A/H, WD, HW floors. $1095+/ mth, 215 336 8920 THE WELLINGTON at Rittenhouse Square. Exclusively on the Square. Magnificent Square View. All utils inlcd. Spacious built-in closets, Laundry Fac, AC, DW, GD. Cable h/up. 24hr Doorman. 215-567-7810

two bedroom 13TH & DICKINSON 2BR, Newly remodeled, WD, HW floors, full basement, backyard. $900/mo. 267-471-0033 1 6 T H & B A I N B R I D G E Fa b 2BR, Newly Ren. 2BA, HW, All Amens. $1595. PMG 215-5457007x302 21ST & PINE Elegant Brownstone. HWF, HCeils, Incl Heat. MORE. $1795+. PMG 215-5457007x302 339 CHRISTIAN ST 2 Bedroom, 1st floor, available Dec.1st $950/Mo 215-917-8835 3RD/RACE, HISTORICALLY CERTIFIED BLDG w/MODERN FLAIR! SS APPLS, BLT-IN MICRO, WORKING GAS FIREPLACE, HRDWD, 2PATIOS, 2BA, CA, DW, GD, WD Steps to GYM. Minutes to I-95. $1795. S&S Properties. 267-402-8017 9TH & SOUTH Very Cool 2BR apt, DW, CA and MORE. $995+. PMG 215-545-7007 x302 9TH SPRING GARDEN BEAUTIFUL 2BEDR.,TILE BATH,HDWD F L R S . , A L L A P P L I A N C E S, A/C, SEC.SYSTEM. $1100/ MO+. 610-304-0087 COSMOPOLITAN: ONE OF CENTER CITY’S FINEST Luxury buildings at 12th & Locust. HW Floors or Carpeting, On-Site parking, WD in unit. 24hr Doorman. 215-440-0900. ITALIAN MKT: 10th/Federal 2BR, CA, 1BA, WD. $1350+. 215-922-3910.


MANAYUNK/ROXBOROUGH: Lrg 2bdrm, Renovated Kitch/ Bathrm, Patio/Balc Laundry, Gy m , P o o l , Te n n i s / B a sketball Crts, Free Shuttle to Main Street Manayunk, Pets Welcome. From $1220/ M o . 8 8 8 - 5 3 8 - 9 6 67. A s k about how you can receive FREE Furniture for 1 Year! E X EC U T I V E S H O R T T E R M FURNISHED SUITES AVAILABLE. lic# 218436

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MANAYUNK/ROXBOROUGH: Lrg 2Bdrm Apt, Rent Incls All Utilities! Balc, Upgraded Kitch, Lrg Floor to Ceiling Closets, Pool, Gym Membership, Walk to Bus, Shuttle to Main St Manayunk. $1230/ M o . 2 1 5 - 4 8 2- 4 24 6 . l i c # 215101

MANAYUNK/ROXBOROUGH: Charming 2Bdrm, Bright, Oversize Closets, All New Carpets Throughout, Intercom Entry, Onsite Prkg, AC, Updated Kitchen/Bathrm. Heat/Water/Gas Incl. 1st month free on select apts! $1020/Mo. 215-482-9032. lic# 218586

Nor thern Liber ties, 2BR, Bilevel, Washer/Dryer, 2 full bathrooms, Deck, G/D, AC, No Pets, See www.gasheart. com, 1136 N. 4th St., 215485-1015, $1100/month Nor thern Liber ties, 2BR, Beautiful, All New, Black Granite Floors Throughout, Updated Everything, Granite Counter tops, 1.5 New Bathrooms, AC, GD, W/D, Large Deck, No Pets, See w w w. g a s h e a r t .c o m , 1 1 3 8 N. 4th St., 215-485-1015, $1500/month OLD CITY: 43 S.3rd Renvtd Bilev loft, 1500SF, HWF, WD, Skylite, HVAC. $1550+. 215669-6955 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE!! 326 South 19th Street- OLD WORLD CHARM BUILDING. Two Bedroom-1 Bath apartments $2,000.00-$2,200.00 per month. Must See to Appreciate. Hardwood floors, High ceilings, Plentiful closet space, Cat friendly, Small Dogs welcome too. Call to schedule an appointment 215-735-5757 OR E-mail: DelanceyPlace@ Rittenhouse Square Area: 20XX Cypress Street, FABULOUS, 2-Bedroom, huge Bi-Level, 1 1/2 baths, 3rd & 4th Floors of owner occupied brownstone. Cen a/C, D/W/, G/D, W/W carpet, W/D on premises. Avail immed. Small pets possible, restrictions apply. $1950 per mo., plus elec. email kjpel@ or 215-439-8948 for further info and appt. SO.BROAD STREET-ULTRA MOD., ALL APPLIANCES,GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, HDWD, CARPET/ TILE, C/A, WINDOW TREATMENT, W/D, STARTING AT-$995.00+. WALK TO-SPORTS COMPLEX. TRANSPORTATION OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR. NO PETS. 215755-6900. SOUTH & 7TH: 2 bedroom Tow n h o u se w i t h p a r k i n g . $1275. 215-636-0100/215546-9247 WASHINGTON SQ Lg 2BR 2BA, Orig HW flrs, SS appls, DW, GD, CA. Built-in Micro. BBQ area. Laundry in bldg. Right on Sq/ Park. $1800+. S&S Properties, 267-402-8017

three + bedrooms 10TH & SNYDER-4BEDRMS., 1 S T F L R . , C A R P E T, F U L L B S M T. , $ 1 20 0/ M O. + . 61 0 304-0087. PINE/10TH: 4BDRMS, 1.5BA, WOOD FLOORS $2290+ Pine R.E, 1503 Pine. 215-735-8896, website: RITTENHOUSE SQUARE: Enormous 3bdrm w/ 2 Full Baths in Beautiful Historic Brownstone, Full Size Washer/ D r ye r i n A pt, H W F l rs, 2 Decorative Fireplaces, Hi Ceilings, Newly Remodeled Kitchen w/ Granite Countertop, Separate Dining Rm, Living Rm, & Family Rm, A/C, Spacious Rooms, Terrific Location! $2650/Mo. 215735-8030. #216850

three + bedrooms THE WELLINGTON at Rittenhouse Square. Exclusively on the Square. Magnificent Square View. All utils inlcd. Spacious built-in closets, Laundry Fac, AC, DW, GD. Cable h/up. 24hr Doorman. 215-567-7810

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room for rent 124 LOMBARD, HEAD HOUSE SQUARE, SOCIETY HILL. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. ($55-$100) DAILY rates. ($300-$500) WEEKLY rates. We also have MONTHLY rates AVAIL. Website http://sushi.madamesaito. c o m C a l l M A DA M E S A I TO 215-922-2515

1 0 T H & R E E D 5 B D R ,1 . 5/ B ; 9th & Oregon,3BDR; finished bsmt.,good cond. w-to-w carpet. Also 22ND & Fitzwater, 1/ BDR 1st flr.apt. Avail. Immed. 215-467-8612

13TH & SPRUCEParker Hotel CC.

10XX DICKINSON: 2BDRM ULTRA MODERN, FINISHED BASEMENT Avl NOW. $1300mo, First, Last, Security. Frank 215-651-0151

Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $50-$66. 215-735-2300.

1 1 7 WAT K I N S S T2BDRMS.,COMPLETELY NEW, HD/FLRS.,C/A, 1.5BATHS, REAR D EC K . $ 1 30 0/ M O. + U T I L S. 215-551-9956. 11TH & CHRISTIAN-GREAT LOC! 4BDRMS., 2FULL BATHS, C/A, HDWD/FLRS.,DECK, BKYARD, W/D. MUST SEE! $2500/mo.+. 610-304-0087. 12XX SO. 26TH ST(26th & Federal) Newly renovated, lg. 3bedrms., G/Heat. $950/mo.+. Call 215-389-7944.

ART MUSEUM AREA Beautiful 2-3BR home w/2.5BA (jacuzzi), Granite kit w/SS appls, HW floors t/o, Fin basmt w/p ow d e r r m , L a u n d r y r m w/ W D. D u a l zo n e A i r/ H ea t, Fenced-in Patio. Balcony off 2nd/3rd flr BR’s. $1750/mo+. Joe, 609-685-1899 MANAYUNK/ROXBOROUGH: Spacious Stone Farmhouse, 6 Lrg Bdrms 2.5 Baths, HW Flrs, Fireplace, 2 Porches, Deck, Separate DR, LR, & Den, Modern Kitchen, Laundry, Private Driveway/Parking, 2 Car Garage, Huge Yard. $2900/mo. 888-538-9667 lic# 218436 PT RICHMOND- Nice bilevel w/2-3BR, Loft, Lg bonus rm/ office, EIK, Deck, Yard, HW flrs, Laundry room. $1000+ 609-685-1899 QUEEN VILLAGE: 3BR, 2BA w/ CA. $1650+. Call for details: 2 1 5 - 92 2-3 9 1 0 . m c o l a i z z o @ QUEEN VILLAGE-6TH & KATER Spacious 3BR house, 1st floor Living & Dining room, Eat-in kitchen, 2nd floor 1 Bedroom, Office & Bath, 3rd floor 2 Bedrooms, Basement, W/D, Great outdoor space, Dogs Welcome. AVAILABLE NOW! $1,875. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), SO.PHILLY’S MOST CLEAN AND DECORATIVE ST.-3XX DURFOR ST,2 Br/N ew Oak F l rs. /All Appls.,A/C,Extras. $990/ mo. 215-849-4049. SOCIETY HILL GEM, 3BDRMS, 2.5BA, Bright, Contemporary, Mod kit, HW Flrs, Patio, Gated parking. $2200. (610)909-9876



JOHN BROWN & ASSOCIATES F E AT U R E D L I S T I N G S 101 Walnut Street #6 • $1,495,000 JUST LISTED! Spectacular 2400+ sq ft. full floor customized condo in stunning new building offers sweeping views of the Delaware River and Center City skyline! Parking and Tax Abatment included.

752-756 South Dorrance Street • $815,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION! 25’ wide townhouse with over 3000 sq. ft., featuring 4 Bdrms, 3.5 marble baths, Viking kitchen, fin. Bsmt, Roof Deck w/ killer Vus, and 2-car garage! Tax Abatement pending.

Independence Place One #1307 • 749,900 Taste matters! Extraordinary renovation in this 2 bedroom/2 bath corner unit. Features fabulous custom kitchen, incredible Waterworks baths, pristine wood floors, beautiful views of the Square, must see!

John Brown

9TH & WOLF VIC. Rooms For Rent. fully furnished, Utils. Incl. $175/weekly. 215-545-5464

144 Morris Street • JUST LISTED • $439,000 JUST LISTED! Exquisite 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home, just 3-years new offers spacious floor plan, luxury finishes and Garage Parking! 7 Years remain on the tax abatement.

KENSINGTON AREA: FURNISHED rooms WITH TVs Use of kitchen & bath, W/D, Starting $70 & UP wkly. 267-496-0065

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artists studio space THE PAPERMILL- Community of Artist. 2825 Ormes St. Affordable Artist Studios staring at $100 for 130 sf. Four large floors of open or private studio space for Painters, Sculptors, Dance, Theatre, or Creative companies. A community of artist practicing their talents in custom sized studio workspaces. Short term, inexpensive rental of theatre and gallery spaces. Join our group on Facebaook for updates on our events and gallery spaces. Contact Wulfhart Management Group: Karyn 215-687-8391 or

932-A Ellsworth Street • $359,000

Eden Silverstein

Greg Williams

NEW CONSTRUCTION! Exceptional details & well designed plan makes this 3BR, 2.5 BA home stand out! Finished basements, spectacular roof deck w/sky-line views! Tax Abatement pending.

1127 S. 11th Street • REDUCED • $335,000 Sean Kaplan

Reduced! Three story home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, central air, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, bright and sunny throughout with plenty of storage space. This comfortable home is conveniently located close to center city, shopping and transportation.

Michael Hilferty


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530 Walnut Street, Suite 260 • Philadelphia, PA 19106 • 215.440.8013 / 215.627.6005 • •


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office space 12TH & PINE 1st floor Office available w/300SF. Pvt bath. $800+ Elec. Call 215-985-0600 9TH & SPRING GARDEN-1200SQ. FT., BATHROOM,CARPETING, C/A/H. VERY CLEAN. GREAT LOC! $1500/mo. 610-3040087.




OLD CITY, FRONT & MARKET: BI-LEVEL, CA, 600sq.f t. $850+Utls. Renzi Management. 800-514-3235

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• Spacious new townhomes with 2 or 3 bedrooms 11/2 and 21/2 baths & attached 1-car garage • Breathtaking views of the city & River Drive in desirable East Falls / Manayunk • FHA loan approved community low as 3.5% down • Walking Distance to Shopping & Dining • 3.5 miles to Center City •Walk to Fairmount Park • 500 ft from Kelly Drive

OLD CITY: 41 S.3rd Street level Commercial/Retail space, 950SF +Basement. 215-669-6955

garages for rent 1300 BLOCK S. JUNIPER 1/ Garage-$1150. Carriage house w/St u d i o a p t. a b ove 2 c a r garage. Also 1250Sq.Ft.ideal for contractor or commercial/ industrial use. For Info. 215868-0532


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FeAtuRed PRoPeRtIes 2036 DELANCEY PL Magnificent beautifully restored double wide corner, 5br, 6b, +/9000sf, original detail, elevator, terrace, 3 car heated garage

118 N 3RD ST, MINIMA LOFT BLDG Full floor 1 & 2 br condos & 3 level commercial space, 2 parking spaces

ARTISAN 2! 1435 BAINBRIDGE ST OPEN SUNDAY 1/16 NOON - 2PM Bold contemporary 4br,2.5b,+/-3000-4000sf, chef’s kitchen, 2 decks, 2 car garage, 10 yr tax abatement

900 LOUCST ST OPEN SUNDAY 1/16 NOON - 1PM Lovely 3br, 3b home, f/p, h/w flrs, patio, deck, deeded parking

$2,200,000 Call Bruce Benjamin

$899,000-$1,500,000 Call Scott Neifeld

$635,000 Call Margaret Szumski

1012 N AMERICAN ST New rehab, modern 3br, 2.5b, bamboo flrs, rear yard, roof deck

1030 MONTROSE ST OPEN SUNDAY 1/16 1 - 3PM Corner 3 story 5br, 2.5b, h/w flrs, cook’s kitchen, roof deck

130 SPRUCE ST 19C Dramatic bi-level condo, 1br,den,1.5b wood flrs, GARAGE parking, large deck, pool

714 CLYMER ST NEW LISTING! 3br, den, 1b, eat-in kitchen, h/w flrs, needs some updating, Meredith School area

$439,900 Call Maryellen Cammisa

$399,000 Call Viv Gilliam

$369,000 Call Ellen Carasick

$279,000 Call Maryellen Cammisa

$5,497,000 Call Robert Volpe or Karen Joslin


1435 Bainbridge St Announcing Artisan 2! Bold contemporary 4br,3.5b, +/-4000sf, elevator, chef’s kitchen, 2 panoramic decks, 2 car garage, 10 yr tax abatement..............................$1,399,000 Artisan 2 models with 3000 sq ft, 2 car garage ..................................................................................................................................from $899,000 644-650 N Sydenham St, Art Museum Area New Townhouses 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, deck, garage parking, tax abatement.....................................................................................................................REDUCED $549,900


234 S Philip Pl I.M. Pel bright& airy 4 bedroom, 3.2 bath, +/-2520sf, family rm, great garden, parking ............................... REDUCED $965,000 325 S 2nd St, Penns Landing Sq Contemporary townhome, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, garden, deck, garage parking ............................ $875,000 235 Fitzwater St 3bedrooms,3.5baths, +/-3200sf, large garden, deck, garage ................................................................ REDUCED $699,000 732 Christian St Completely renovated 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, deck, lots of light, municipal parking across the street .......................... $579,000 125 Bainbridge St Beautiful historic home with modern amenities, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, den, f/p, terrace, roof deck, yard ...................... $565,900 400-416 S 2nd St #402 Beautiful 2 bedroom,3 bath condo, patio, shared courtyard, 1 yr parking ............................................................. $559,000 308 Cypress St 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, +/-2025sf, eat-in kitchen with f/p, large garden patio ................................................................... $529,900 217 B Fulton St 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, patio, +/-1500sf, f/p, large patio, Brazilian cherry flrs, garage parking..................................... $429,000 607 S 8th St Rehabbed 3bedroom, 2bath, h/w flrs, garage ...................................................................................................... REDUCED $399,900 130 Spruce St 19C Dramatic bi-level condo, 1 bedroom, den 1.5 bath, wood floors, GARAGE parking, large deck ...................................... $369,000 1 Christian St #25 Court at Old Swedes 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse condo, deck with river views, garage parking........................................$310,000 Abbotts Sq, #526, 530 S 2nd St Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo, +/-839sf, balcony, 24/7 front desk........................................ $235,000 3 N Columbus Blvd Pl271, Pier 3 1bedroom, 1bath condo, h/w flrs, patio, 24 hr concierge, parking ................................................. $229,900 1008 Spruce St Quiet 1 bedroom in elegant brownstone, featuring hi ceilings, h/w flrs, wood burning f/p, bedroom w/ bay windows, eat-in-kitchen ...................................................................................................................................................................... $159,000


ART MUSEUM 2128 Brandywine St Big 4 bedroom, 2bath, eat in kitchen, h/w flrs, patio, deck possibility .................................................................. $499,999



1100 Vine St PH101, Grandview 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, +/-1127 sf .................................................................................................................$329,900 1100 Vine St #1210, Grandview Bright 2 bedroom, 1 bath, h/w flrs .......................................................................................................... $274,900


4007 Haverford Ave Three 1-bedroom units, back yard, good condition, investment opportunity............................................................................$165,000


100 N 22nd St #135, The Arches Dramatic upper unit, light filled, 3 bedroom,2.5 bath, balcony, great storage, garage parking ...........................$475,000

1004 E Passyunk Ave 3 bdrooms, 2.5 baths, adorable garden, rear deck, c/a .................................................................................... $399,000 1030 Montrose St, Corner 3 story 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, h/w flrs, cooks’s kitchen, roof deck .............................................................. $399,000 714 Clymer St 3 bedrooms, den, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, h/w flrs, needs some updating, Meredith School area ............................................. $279,000

NORTHERN LIBERTIES / FISHTOWN 1012 N American St New rehab, modern 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, bamboo floors, glass railings, rear yard, roof deck ...................................... $439,900 2314 E Huntingdon St New Construction, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, h/w flrs, deck, patio, tax abate .........................................................................$349,000 626 N Bodine St Loft style home, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, garden ............................................................................................................... $324,900 107 W Master St, Old Kensington Bright 3 bedroom, den, 1.5 bath, +/- 2300sf, yard ........................................................................................$210,000 2138 E Cumberland St, Fishtown Full scale quality renovation, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, +/-1380sf, gourmet kitchen, across from the Ribbon Factory ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................$209,900 353 Reno St 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, yard, great location .............................................................................................................................................$153,000 3427 Livingston St, Port Richmond Newly renovated 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths ....................................................................................................$119,000

CENTER CITY SOUTH 825 Cross St, Passyunk Sq 2 story, 3 bedrooms, needs updating .................................................................................................... $239,900 1925 S 4th St Bright 3 bedroom, 1 bath, yard, basement.................................................................................................................... $219,999 326 Wilder St, Pennsport 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, +/-1200sf, patio & garden ............................................................................. $195,000 1516 Wolf St 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, h/w flrs, garden ....................................................................................................................... $156,500 2315 S 8th ST 3bedrooms, 1.5 baths ......................................................................................................................................................................$156,000 1133 Cantrell St 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, h/w flrs, basement........................................................................................................................................$154,700

COMMERCIAL & INVESTMENT 501 S 12th St Professional Office space, over 20,000 sq ft zoned for medical and /or legal offices. 16 deeded parking spaces .......................... $4,999,900 1100-1118 E Passyunk Ave (at Washington Ave) +/-8500sf, 3 entrances, also 3 story house and 2 garage bays ....................................... $3,000,000 118 N 3rd St, Minima Loft Bldg., Full floor 1 & 2 bedroom condos & 3 level commercial space, 2 parking spaces .......................... $2,200,000 384 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne Well-known Main Line bar/restaurant with license & parking ............................................................. $2,600,000 380 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne Commercial Building ......................................................................................................................... $695,000 117-119 South St Fully equipped bar/restaurant with liquor license +/- 10,000 sq ft plus 3 one bedrooms apartments .................... $2,300,000 1118 Spruce St Grand 6 unit building, good income, excellent Wash West location .......................................................................... $1,145,000 12 N 3rd St Old City +/-8400sf commercial building .......................................................................................................................... $999,900 507 S 2nd St Professional office or retail store plus 3 bedroom, bi-level apartment ............................................................................. $895,000 50-52 S 3rd St Historically certified buildings formerly a pub/restaurant, plus newly renovated bi-level 3 br apartment .......................... $749,000 Pennsport Approx. 4000 sq ft, clear span/floor, many uses ................................................................................................................. $649,000 1725-31 S 25th St +/-12,000sf garage/warehouse with 4,000sq ft parking lot .................................................................................. $595,000 6053-59 Woodland Ave 4 store fronts, +/-4,300sq ft, 70’ frontage .................................................................................................. $339,900 2229 E Huntingdon St 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, deck. First floor front commercial space, zoned C1......................................................... $319,900 3213 Frankford Ave 3 story, +/-21,000 sq ft industrial warehouse with elevator, 2 loading docks, zoned G2 ........................................ $299,500 2701 E Huntingdon St Mixed use property. Storefront with powder room & basement storage, 2nd floor 1 bedroom apt ...................... $159,000 1206 Alter St Vacant lot, +/- 14’x48’ ...................................................................................................................................................$89,000 1212 S 2nd St, Pennsport Vacant lot, +/-15’x20’ ...............................................................................................................................$34,900 214 S 49th St Vacant land, 16’x60’ .....................................................................................................................................................$25,000

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6646 Boyer St Corner 4 bedroom, 2 bath, wraparound porch, garage......................................................................................................................$169,900


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144 Bread St Carriage house style 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, garage parking ................................................................................................................$899,000 423-25 Vine St Old City compound, 4bedrooms,3.5baths, 2 car garage, huge garden ............................................................................................$799,000 50 N Front St 2 bedroom loft condo, 2 baths, f/p, river views, tax abatement...........................................................................................................$329,900 320 Race St “E” Penthouse loft condo, 2bedrooms, 2baths, incredible views .........................................................................$329,000



1914-16 Rittenhouse Sq Landmark property 5 combined lots, over 6,000sf footprint, great opportunity for development or magnificent residence .................................................................................................................................................................. $5,990,000 2036 Delancey Pl Magnificient beautifully restored double wide corner, 5 br, 6b, +/-9000sf, original detail, elevator, terrace, 3 car heated garage.......................................................................................................................................................................................... $5,497,000 50 S 16th ST #4102, 2 Liberty Pl Exquisite 2br,2b, many upgrades, sunset & river vus, 2 yr garage parking, tax abatement ............................$925,000 2120 Pine St Large beautifully restored Victorian, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, original features, patio, parking available .......................... REDUCED $899,000 212-24 S 24th St #2420 Filter Walk Spectacular +/-2600sf, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, f/p, h/w flrs, 2 gated patios, 2 decks, parking ..................$879,000 2001 Catharine St Corner 3 bedroom,2.5bath,+/-2500sf, roof deck, garage, tax abatement, 5 yrs young .................................................. $659,000 251 S 22nd St B, Chandler Pl NY style full floor, +/- 1339sf, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, f/p, south facing garden, parking ......................... $499,900 523 S 27th St Full scale quality renovation, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, +/-1500 sf, gourmet kitchen, large master suite ............................. $495,000 1647 Latona St 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large lot. Needs updating ..............................................................................................................$89,900

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BELLA VISTA (760 S Mildred) $315,000 314 Monroe $599,900 Fantastic 3 story 3BD/1BA, hardwood floors, Beautiful 3BD/2BA, partially finished basemodern kitchen, deck. ment, den, one year pre-paid parking, wood-burning fireplace, granite and stainSOCIETY HILL less kitchen. 312 S Philip $575,000 Charming 4BD/1.5BA historic home w/ tons NORTHERN LIBERTIES/ FISHTOWN of original details, high ceilings, pine floors, 2623 Amber $145,000 crown moldings, original fireplaces. Fresh and hip 3BD/1BA, new windows, rear patio, updated kitchen, wood floors, exWASHINGTON SQUARE posed brick. 1225 Panama $459,900 Impeccably restored 2BD/1.5BA, custom OLD CITY kitchen, stainless appliances, garden. 1010 Race PC $325,000 Fabulous 2BD/2BA, exposed brick, great GRADUATE HOSPITAL views, stainless appliances, hardwood 2104 Montrose $269,900 floors. Stunning 2BD/2BA renovation, finished basement, spacious bedrooms, tons of ART MUSEUM AREA $199,900 closets, large rear yard, new deck, gorgeous 937 N Bambrey Charming 2BD/1BA, hardwood floors, lovely kitchen. yard, balcony.

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407 S 20th $425,000 QUEEN VILLAGE Large 3BD/2BA, den, deck, 1st floor is an open 314 Monroe $599,900 art studio with high ceilings, 2BD apartment Beautiful 3BD/2BA, partially finished baseabove w/ roof deck. ment, den, one year pre-paid parking, wood-burning fireplace, granite and stainART MUSEUM AREA less kitchen. 937 N Bambrey $199,900 Charming 2BD/1BA, hardwood floors, lovely BELLA VISTA yard, balcony. 1008 S Randolph $250,000 Nice 2BD/1BA with den, new fl oors, new For a complete selection of Property lisitngs, visit kitchen, tons of closets, rear yard and deck.

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Beautiful 1-2BD units, high ceilings, recessed lighting, granite counters, exclusive residence with 24 hour doorman and many other great amenities.

Society Hill


Large tri-level apartment above retail first floor.4 fireplaces, beautiful garden, great roof deck potential.


Wonderful 3BD/2BA, den, skyline view from deck, deeded prk. space, comm. courtyard & garden areas, custom kit., FP, master suite w/ vaulted ceiling, roof terrace.

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Wide 3BD/1.5BA, eclectically styled, custom kitchen, bamboo floors, gorgeous garden.


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1500 CHESTNUT STREET, #10E Gorgeous 1BR in Ellington. HW Flrs. Hi-ceil. S/S&Gran Kitch. Perfect condition. $244,900


4200 PINE STREET, #105 Hi-end 2007 new constr. CATCHMENT. 3BR/3bth condo w/2-car PRKG. Huge home w/Open flr.plan. Gorg. Kitch. Hi-ceil, HW flrs. Amaz. Light. Tax Abte. Premier Locat. $740,000


1119 PINE STREET, #103 2BR/2.5bth bi-level condo. PRKG. Corner unit w/exc. light, open plan, HW flrs, 2 patios. FP $434,900 1012 SPRUCE STREET, #4R NEw PRICE Wonderful 2BR condo w/exc Space & Character. Amaz. Light, HW Flrs t/o. Pool. Awesome loc. $274,900


105 NaUDaIN STREET Gorgeous 3BR + den and office/2.5bth home. GARAGE. Quiet Society Hill block. Open plan living, dining & amaz. kitchen. HW flrs., great light, deck. $629,000 aBBoTTS SqUaRE, #744 BRaND NEw LISTINg 1BR/1.5bth Condo. Balcony w/Great CC Views, H/W Floors, Exc. Layout, New Baths w/hi-end marble. $316,900

aRT mUSEUm aREa THE PHILaDELPHIaN, #4a4 Spacious 3BR/2.5bth light filled condo. Art Museum views from lrge balcony. $515,000 2521 BRowN STREET Lovely 4BR/2bth home filled w/ Character. Many improvements, superb locat. Hi-ceil, random-width Flrs, original detail. Awesome Master Suite. $445,000

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$339,000 $339,000 MLS 5787044

MLS 5784384 $200,850

Just renOvated! Renovated! JUst 1 Bedroom Bath 1 Bedroom 11 Bath

BeaUtiFULLY Open Floor Plan renOvated 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 3 $329,900 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths

MLS 5787044

MLS 5644851


215.893.9920 Rittenhouse Square 2000 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Chestnut Hill 8039 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118

MLS 5784237

Powers Brangan CENTER CITY

LOgan sQUare State of the art Loft Condominium citY skYLine view 2 Bedrooms Baths 2 Bedrooms 22 Baths $489,555

$439,000 MLS 5746449 MLS 5810655


Walkers Paradise! PriMe LOcatiOn! 1 Bedroom Bath 2 Bedrooms 12.5 Baths $269,900

$419,000 MLS 5744269

MLS 5790241 $279,900

MLS 5784384


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the MUranO at THE MURANO Starting Startingininthe the $400,000s $400,000s

MLS 5789342

OPen FLOOr2.5PLan 3 Bedrooms Baths 3 $259,900 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths

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$225,000 $299,000 MLS 5777406

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cENtER citY lUXURY coNDoMiNiUMs FoR sAlE! Location


Total Square Footage


the philadelphian

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, unobstructed city skyline views, wood floors, large balcony, 2017 sf


$579,900* $149,496 $191,032




the philadelphian

1 bedroom, 1 bath, brand new kitchen and bath, wood floors, Art Museum view








the philadelphian

Renovated studio, wood floors throughout, open kitchen, large balcony with city skyline view








the philadelphian

Studio, open kitchen, new carpet, city view










Total Square Footage


Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

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acadeMy house

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, spacious living room, separate dining room, W/D








acadeMy house

One bedroom, one bath, upgraded kitchen and bath, Juliet balcony, W/D








center city one

1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, balcony with panoramic views of the city to the south, excellent closet space, W/D








acadeMy house

1 bedroom, 1 bath, panoramic southern views, Juliet balcony, renovated bath and kitchen








center city one

1 bedroom, 1 bath, spacious balcony, magnificent city views to the south, abundant natural light










Total Square Footage


Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

the rittenhouse

Penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, high end finishes and appointments throughout, balcony with city views


$3,500,000* $834,620 $889,056




3bedroom+den, 3.5 baths, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces


$2,900,000* $666,258 $619,296





3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, very high ceilings, his and hers master baths, custom kitchen, exquisite detail throughout.


$2,750,000* $636,038 $607,268





Tri-level penthouse with 1600 sq ft of terrace space, being sold unfinished, private elevator access


$2,500,000* $579,879 $557,842





3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, herringbone wood floors, EIK, crown molding and other custom finishes throughout, Rittenhouse Square views


$1,975,000* $511,632 $501,005




parc rittenhouse

2 bedrooms plus den, 2 baths, den/study, high ceilings, oversized windows overlooking Rittenhouse Square, upgraded custom kitchen, sun soaked master suite


$1,395,000* $349,934 $362,728




parc rittenhouse

2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, large balcony over Rittenhouse Square, open kitchen, hardwood floors, marble baths


$1,295,000* $306,402 $304,997




1830 rittenhouse

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, upgraded kitchen, original hardwood floors and molding, lots of light


$1,195,000* $309,704 $318,887




warwick condoMiniuMs

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, hardwood floors, 270 degree views, open kitchen, marble baths, custom closets, W/D


$1,290,000* $174,122 $373,141




warwick condoMiniuMs

3BR, 3BA, Bamboo flrs., spac. Kit w/custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, marble baths, 3 exposures, gym and hotel services


$1,350,000* $181,323 $371,644




the rittenhouse

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated with high end finishes, views of Rittenhouse Square from every room


$995,000* $242,439 $273,743




parc rittenhouse

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, terrace on pool club deck, open custom kitchen, marble baths, wood floors


$839,000* $201,948 $206,151




warwick condoMiniuMs

2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, marble baths, walk-in-closets, hardwood floors


$829,000* $115,051 $246,527




warwick condoMiniuMs

2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, sun-soaked, wood floors, open kitchen, marble baths


$799,000* $190,486 $203,258




1830 rittenhouse square

2bedrooms, 1.5baths, windows overlooking Rittenhouse Square, old world charm, spacious kitchen, formal dining room open sunday 1/16, 12:00pM - 12:30pM


$689,900* $145,000 $217,432




the warwick

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, southern exposure from every room, marble baths, open chefs kitchen, maple hardwood floors


$625,000* $149,666 $158,380




the rittenhouse

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, eat in kitchen, beautiful sunset views, master suite with large marble bath


$599,000* $147,283 $170,623





Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, old world charm with modern features


$595,000* $143,766 $153,060





Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse Square


$550,000* $133,706 $146,037




parc rittenhouse

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, rooftop pool club and skyline view



$119,226 $116,911




warwick condoMiniuMs

One bedroom, one bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, custom kitchen








the rittenhouse

Studio, city views, large marble bath, hardwood floors, excellent natural light








wanaMaker house

1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors throughout, renovated kitchen and bathroom, bay windows with city views























Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

parc rittenhouse

Studio with wood floors, marble bath, open kitchen and city view

warwick condoMiniuMs

Studio, high floor with city views, walk in closest, wood floors, marble bath

open sunday 1/16, 1:30pM - 2:00pM

open sunday 1/16, 12:45pM - 1:15pM

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

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Total Square Footage

Monthly After Tax Cost

101 walnut st

Entire Floor Residence, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, custom open kitchen, designer baths, panoramic river and city views


$1,200,000* $281,398 $298,478




bank building

2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, high-end open kitchen, designer bathrooms


$799,000* $207,313 $217,014




society hill towers

Two bedrooms, one bath, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows








society hill towers

One bedroom, one bath, river views, custom kitchen and bath








society hill towers

One bedroom, high floor, river view, investment opportunity








society hill towers

1BR, 1BA, magnificent river views, high floor, wood floors throughout








bank building




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Total Square Footage


Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

independence place

Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms. 2.5 baths, 2 kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views


$2,295,000* $552,133 $588,133




independence place

Penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, wrap around balcony, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen, large master suite


$1,250,000* $303,747 $328,202




independence place

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, east facing river and city views, modern kitchen, hardwood floors, balcony, laundry room


$1,250,000* $250,000 $319,246




independence place

2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, beautifully renovated kitchen and baths, balcony with city and river views, hardwood floors in living areas


$799,000* $195,082 $212,815




independence place

2 bedroom, 2 baths, completely renovated with custom kitchen and designer baths, balcony, hardwood floors


$559,000* $139,761 $140,111




independence place

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, Washington Square views, completely upgraded throughout








independence place

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, completely renovated with gourmet kitchen, designer bath, amazing closets








hopkinson house

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, balcony, southern exposure








hopkinson house

Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony with views of Washington Square and the river, renovated kitchen and bath








independence place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition








independence place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, excellent value










Total Square Footage


Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

waterFront square

1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, balcony, high end finishes in kitchen and bath








$1,933 Monthly After Tax Cost

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large new home-pennsport

1321 E. Moyamensing Avenue – 3 Bedrooms. 2 ½ Baths. 18ft. Wide. 10 ft. Ceilings . 2400 square feet. Oversized Bedrooms. Den. W/D. Deck. Large Yard. $469,000.

Specializing in Main Line and Center City Damon Michels

Damon Michels • Joan Federico • Andrea Buseman Call: 215-840-0437 Charlene McDonald • Melissa Corbman Ro Taormina • Carla Tyler • William Isen • Janis Dubin

newly renovated graduate hospital area

2025 Kimball Street – 3 Bedrooms. 3 ½ Baths. Den. 3 Story Home . Hardwood Floors. New Stainless Steel Appliances. Deck. W/D. $339,000.

DAMON MICHELS Call: 215-840-0437

south philadelphia – recently reduced


2208 Gerritt Street - 3 Bedrooms. Renovated Home. $72,500.



house with garage

1517 S Corlies Street – 3 Bedrooms. Hardwood Floors. $49,000.



OPEN Sunday 11 - 4PM Rittenhouse Sq • Rooftop Pool Fitness Center • Valet Parking 24 HR Security • 24 HR Maintenance • All Utilities Included Includes real estate tax • no transfer tax

2353 East York Street – 4 Bedroom. 1 and 2- ½ Baths. 18ft Wide. Dining Room. Modern Kitchen. W/D. Yard. New Front. $289,900.

northern liberties

1136 N 4th Street – Duplex. 2 Bedroom Units. Separate Utilities. $399,000.


Studios 125,000-175,000 1BDs 175,000-275,000 2BDs 275,000-450,000 3BDs 400,000-500,000

1634 N Randolph Street – High Ceilings. 20 x 100. $125,000.

building lots – south philadelphia

2600 S 8th Street – 16 x 57. 8th and Shunk. $38,000. 603 Emily Street - 14 x 45. $16,900.

OPEN Sunday 2 - 4PM

mini-compound near 9th & roosevelt blvd.

5 Christian Street tax abatement and 1 car parking Independence Court 3BD, 3.5BA Row, REDUCED $539,000

Fred r. levine

838 Newkirk St #E1, Art Museum Area 2BD 1.5BA PARKING $325,000

4437-39 N. Lawrence Street – Renovated Home plus Multi-Use Separate Out Building . 4 Bedroom. 2 Full Baths. Hardwood Floors. Courtyard. Driveway. $139,000.

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923 Mount Vernon St, Spring Garden 4BD, 2.5BA, 1830sq ft Row w/ 1 car parking $400,000


2101 Market Street #804, Rittenhouse Sq 1BD, 1BA Unit at The Murano, 1 Car Parking, $399,000 2945 Poplar, 3BD, 1BA Row $249,000 or rent $1,300/mo

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM 668 Woodcrest, Ardmore Charming Twin, 1 Car Parking. $259,000 or $1,650/mo 1280 Round Hill Road, Bryn Mawr 3BD, 4BA, 4,815 sq ft, Row in Hermitage, $649,000 711 Cornerstone Lane, Bryn Mawr 4BD, 3.5BA, 3440 sq ft Colonial, $775,000 1387 Bartlett Road, Chesterbrook – 3BD, 2.5BA 3016sq ft Row, $345,000 410 Hampshire Drive, Broomall 3BD, 2.5BA, Split Level, $289,900 626 Black Rock Road, Bryn Mawr 3BD, 3.5BA 2,785 SqFt Contemporary on 2.5 acre lot $4,000/mo 50 Belmont Ave, #213, Bala Cynwyd 1BD, 1BA unit in Sutton Terraces $149,000 138 Montrose Ave, Bryn Mawr, #45 3BD, 2.5BA Row in Montrose Village $2,275/mo 129 Highland Ave, Bala Cynwyd 2BD, 2BA, home, 2 car garage, in-ground pool $265,000 or $1,600/mo

4523 Ritchie, Manayunk, 3BD, 2.5BA Row $319,000

1409 Wesleys Run, Gladwyne 5BD, 4.5BA Contemp. in Northwoods$1,150,000

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JOSH, NICOLE & STEVEN Now more than ever, EXPERIENCE counts… that is why you need to call our Aunt Anne, because she has the EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE to help you in selling or buying a ho me. For all your Real Estate Needs, give our Aunt Anne a call today at 856-795-4709


CHERRY HILL/ WILDERNESS ACRES Stunning Contemporary w/5 BR, 4.5 baths, 3 car gar. & circ. drive on 1 acre of prof. landscaping in pvt. culde-sac. Gourmet Kitch. w/commercial applncs., granite counters, cntr. island & wall wine refrigerator MstrBR Suite w/sit. area & FP, newer bathroom w/2 walk-in dressing rms. Great Rm. w/limestone flrs. & surro/sound. Fin. bsmnt. In ground pool, mult. patio areas.…Realistically priced at $1,500,000

CHERRY HILL/ EAGLE OAK Gorgeous contemporary w/prof landscaping. 4BR, 2 full baths & 2 pwdr. rms. Newer Gourmet Kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless steel appliances & cherry cabinets. Sunroom w/vaulted ceilings of custom wood planks & sliding glass doors to lg. paver patio & hot tub. Cathedral ceilings thru-out. HW flrs., recessed lights, newer roof, plus 2 lofts & finished lwr. level. 4 zone heat/AC, heated garage & heated driveway...Realistically priced at $585,000

VOORHEES/ ESTATES AT MAIN STREET Beautiful Ranch model w/ newer HW & marble flrs. Newer remodeled kitchen w/granite counters, center island, & walk-in pantry. Master Suite w/ lg. walk-in closet & French doors to private deck/pool. MstrBath w/Jacuzzi tub & oversized shower. Full, finished lower level w/ gaming/ entertain. areas, bar & powder rm. Rec. lighting thruout. In-ground pool, paver walkways & patios & prof. landscaped….Realistically priced at $519,000

CHERRY HILL/ VOKEN TRACT Magnificent French country estate. 7 BR, 8 full & 2 half baths, finished walkout lower level with bar, gym & Family Room. Heated in ground pool, hot tub & tennis court. 6 Fireplaces, 2 staircases, elevator, 4 car heated garage. Gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances. 1st Floor Study with custom built-ins. Lutron lighting system, AMX Smart House system, Security system, surround sound and sprinkler system. Professionally landscaped w/ circular driveway...Realistically priced at $3,500,000




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Go to WWW.phILADeLphIAWeeKLY.CoM for More open houses • 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #801 - At Museum

825 Beechwood Dr., $150,000 ...WheRe Lower Merion To LIVe $350,000 3 BD, 1.5 BA,

3 car garage $395,000

Large 1BD, 1BA Condo, $216,700 • 1108 Rodman Street - Washington Sq West Gorgeous Row w/2 Car Garage, $1,100,000 • 844 N. 28th St - Art Museum Area Triplex, Corner Lot, 100% Occupied! $500,000 • 1833 Spruce Street - Rittenhouse Square 3 BD, Renovated Bi-level Condos $2,650/mo • 258 S. 10th St. - Washington Square West • 1208 Greentree Ln,Penn Valley Renovated 6 Unit Mixed use Bld. $999,000 4BD, 3BA, Bright and Open Cape $515,000 • The National, 112 N. 2nd St., #5A4 - Old City NEW.1336 sq ft 2BD, 2BA balcony, $549,000 • 191 Presidential Blvd #828 - Bala Cynwyd 2BD, 2BA, Condo, $375,000, Rn $3,250/mo • 1609 S. Clarion St.,Philadelphia South 401 Hidden River Rd, Penn Valley 4BD, 2.5BA, on 1.81 Acre, wooded lot. $600,000, Rnt $3,900/mo

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B ELLA V I STA 60 8 K im b all S t R I TTEN H O US E SQ $331,500 1 901 Walnu t S t # 2 1 B $989, 0 0 0 Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach PASSYUN K SQ WAS H SQ WEST 1 92 7 S 1 3 t h S t 526 S 1 1 t h S t $ 32 9, 90 0 $ 876, 0 0 0 Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach ART M US EUM O LD C I TY 83 8 N B am b reyS t 3 6 N Front S t # 2 $ 32 9, 0 0 0 $ 82 5 , 0 0 0 Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach

Q UEEN V I L LAG E 52 5 F it z water S t . # 1 5 $ 2 39, 0 0 0 Cold we l l B a n ker Pre fe r re d

ART M US EUM R I TTEN H O US E SQ 2 3 1 9 Asp e n S t 2 2 1 5 Pine S t $ 32 5 , 0 0 0 $785 , 0 0 0 Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach

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ART M US EUM 81 3 N S t illm anS t $ 3 1 4 , 90 0 Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach

Q UEEN V I LLAG E 526-A C h r ist ian S t $ 679, 90 0 Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach

WAS H SQ WEST 4 0 8 S C am ac S t $ 3 0 9, 0 0 0 Pr u d e nt ial Fox & Roach

1:00 - 3:00PM B ELLA V I STA 1 03 0 M ont ro s e S t $ 399, 0 0 0 Plum e r & A s s o c i ates


1:30-2:30PM B ELLA V I STA 62 9 -3 1 S . 1 3 t h S t . # A $599, 0 0 0 Cold we l l B a n ker Pre fe r re d

R I T T E NHOU S E SQ 2 02 W R i tte n h o u s e S q # 26 0 6 $1 ,79 5,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

Q U E E N V I L LAG E 7 7 1 -75 S 2 n d S t , #Unit H $ 41 9 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

8 02 W. M o ntg o m er y Ave. # 2 $71 5,9 0 0 Co l d wel l B a n ker P refer red

R I T T E NHOU S E SQ 1 93 6 -3 8 D el a n cey P l $1 ,72 5,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

A RT M U S E U M 2 53 3 Swa i n S t $ 39 9 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

SOC I E TY HI L L 503 P i n e S t $1 , 2 50 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

LOG A N SQ 2 3 01 C h er r y S t # 4 J $ 3 8 9 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

B RY N M AW R 8 02 W. M o ntg o m er y Ave. # 3 $59 9 ,9 0 0 Co l d wel l B a n ker P refer red

R I T T E NHOU S E SQ 2 0 50 Lo c u st S t $1 ,1 9 5,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

B E L LA V I STA 7 1 4 -2 2 B a i n b r i d g e St #7 $ 3 8 9 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

R I T T E NHOU S E SQ A RT M U S E U M 1 53 1 P i n e S t # D 626 N 1 6 t h S t # U n i t B $1 ,1 49 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h $ 375,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

3:00-4:00PM R I T T E NHOU S E SQ 1 6 01 Lo c u st S t # 1 3 0 0 $ 2 ,750 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h R I T T E NHOU S E SQ 326 S . 2 1 st S t $1 ,9 9 9 ,9 9 9 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

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G RA D HOS P I TA L 752 S D o r ra n ce S t $ 8 1 5,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

A RT M U S E U M 626 N 1 6 t h S t U n i t A $ 3 65,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

WA S H SQ W E ST 41 1 S 1 3 t h S t $ 69 5,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

I TA L I A N M A R K E T U C I TY 6 03 W h a r to n S t $ 3 63 ,9 0 0 42 0 0 P i n e S t # 1 0 5 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h $74 0 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h I TA L I A N M A R K E T 932-A E l l swo r t h S t R I T T E NHOU S E SQ $ 359 ,0 0 0 2 02 7 Ro d m a n S t P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h $569 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h OL D C I TY 3 1 5 A rc h S t # 4 0 4 PAC K E R PA R K $ 3 49 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 2 9 4 0 S B ro a d S t $559 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h WA S H SQ W E ST 1 01 2 S p r u ce S t # 3 F A RT M U S E U M $ 3 45,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 756 - 58 N B u c k n el l S t $549 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h NAVA L SQ 2 501 C h r i st i a n S t # 4 01 NAVA L SQ $ 3 1 9 ,50 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 507 G over n o rs Ct $52 9 ,9 0 0 A RT M U S E U M P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 753 N C ro s key S t $ 3 1 5,0 0 0 B E L LA V I STA P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 735 S 1 2 t h S t # 502 $50 9 ,0 0 0 SOC I E TY HI L L P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 6 0 4 S Wa s h i n g to n Sq #1110 NAVA L SQ $ 2 9 9 ,9 0 0 242 1 G rays Fer r y Ave P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h $ 49 9 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h F I T L E R SQ 2 51 5 Waver l y S t G I RA R D E STAT E $ 2 9 9 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 24 47 S G a r n et S t $ 4 8 0 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h G RA D HOS P I TA L 1 039 S C h a d w i c k S t A RT M U S E U M $ 2 79 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 754 N 2 3 rd S t $ 424 ,0 0 0 WA S H SQ P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 1 01 2 S p r u ce S t # 4 R $ 2 74 ,9 0 0 N L I B E RT I E S P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 2 2 3 Fa i r m o u nt $ 39 9 ,0 0 0 G RA D HOS P I TA L P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 1 024 S C h a d wi c k S t $ 2 59 ,0 0 0 B E L LA V I STA P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 1 2 1 8 Web ster S t $ 359 ,9 0 0 SOU T H P HI LA P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 1 41 0 Ja c k s o n S t $ 2 59 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h OL D C I TY 50 - 56 N Fro nt S t # 4 02 $ 3 0 5,0 0 0 B RY N M AW R P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h 8 02 W. M o ntg o m er y Ave. # 1 C HI NATOW N $ 8 49 ,9 0 0 1 01 0 R a ce S t # 8 K Co l d wel l B a n ker $1 79 ,9 0 0 P refer red B RY N M AW R P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

SOC I E TY HI L L 1 0 5 Na u d a i n S t $ 62 9 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h R I T T E NHOU S E SQ 608 S 16th St $59 9 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h SOC I E TY HI L L 312 S Philip St $550 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h AV E OF T HE A RTS 1 2 1 5 S Ju n i p er S t $545,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h B E L LA V I STA 8 0 8 S 7t h S t $52 5,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h A RT M U S E U M 2 0 01 Ha m i l to n S t # 70 8 $ 4 8 9 ,9 9 9 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h B E L LA V I STA 7 1 4 -2 2 B a i n b r i d g e St #2 $ 4 45,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h B E L LA V I STA 1 1 01 Wa s h i n g to n Ave # 3 02 $ 439 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h SOC I E TY HI L L 6 0 4 S Wa s h i n g to n S q # 703 $ 42 9 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h I TA L I A N M A R K E T 1 2 1 8 E l l swo r t h S t $ 42 9 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h B E L LA V I STA 93 4 S 1 0 t h S t $ 379 ,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h A RT M U S E U M 78 0 N Ta n ey S t $ 424 ,9 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

SOC I E TY HI L L 2 1 0 W Wa s h i n g to n Sq #8N $79 5,0 0 0 P r u d ent i a l Fox & Ro a c h

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800 N. 48th St. New Construction! From $225,000 309-313 Arch St. Loft condos in the heart of Old City w/vintage HWflrs, high ceilings & more $259,900 2218 Manton St. 3br/3ba, 2800sqft, master ste. roof deck, patio and finished basement $295,000 764 S. Mole St. HWflrs, 3br/2.5ba, master ste. w/huge walk-in closet & sitting room $339,000 1937 League St. 3br/3ba, selct your finishes, gourmet KIT, pending tax abatement, roof deck $349,900 209 Cuthbert St. #301 New Loft Conversion located in the heart of OLD CITY $389,900 209 Cuthbert St. Newly renovated loft building in the heart of Old City! Modern kitchens & baths-must see! Fr $344,750 2155 Montrose St. New (2400sqft) corner home across fr park. 3br/2.5ba, open flr plan, custom kit $425,000 1912 Kimball St. 3br/3ba, high-end finishes, tax abattment, roof deck, fin bsmt, garage OPEN HOUSE $450,000 1304 S. 2nd St. Pennsport-Wharton Estates 3br/2full & 2hvalf ba, contemporary, H/W, granite/SS KIT $450,000 629-31 S. 13th St. #A Choose your finishes, 3br/3ba, HWflrs, fin bsmt, 660 sqft, Roof Deck! OPEN HOUSE $599,000

$15,000 1307 S. 32nd Street. (Lot) Great Development Opportunity in Grays Ferry! 2113 S. Opal St. 3br/1ba, Lrg. Rms., EIK, backyard. Great affordable home in South Philadelphia $60,000 COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT 2316 S. Franklin St. 3br/1ba, HWflrs t/o. Recessed lighting, spacious living room, renovated kitchen $135,000 2316 S. Franklin St. 3br/1ba, HWflrs t/o. Recessed lighting, spacious living room, renovated KIT $135,000 6072 Callowhill St. West Philly shell. Mixed use, 1st flr Studio, 2nd flr apt, nice yard, potential pkg rd $139.000 1411 S. 23 St. Recent renovations w/3br, den, patio. 1yr American Home Warranty Included! 3527 N. 6th St. Duplex w/2 spacious units. 1st flr (1br/1ba) is vacant & 2nd flr (2br/1ba) is occupied 707 Ellsworth St. Fantastic New Renovation in Italian Market Area $145,000 5738 Market St. Legal Duplex along Market St. Corridor. Envision the updated version, Priced to Sell $148,000 2439 S. 9th St. 3br/1ba. Home has large EIK, 1st flr laundry, large closets, Great location 2239 N. Front St. Tremendous opportunity! Cleaned out shell prime for redevelopment. 1576sqft 349 Tree St – Beautiful home with hardwoods, newer kitchen and bath. $159,900. 1818 Germantown Ave. Grt Multi/Commercial developmnt Opp. In NoLibs/Fishtown, 4 res units 2243 S. Carlisle St. End unit row, 3br/1ba, grt block, Hwflrs, large kitchen, Fireplace $189,999 1820 Germantown Ave. Grt Multi/Commercial Opp. Commercial 1st flor, resi 2nd and 3rd flrs 2612 S. Rosewood St. Renovated 3br, desirable block, lots of recent upgrades, aggressive price $199,900 828 W. Ritner St. Store with 2 renovated apartments & finished basement-tenants secured 2736 S. Cleveland St. Spacious well-kept house w/orig. HWflrs t/o. Lrg bsmt and yard! $199,900 27 Osborne St. Cashflowing Duplex. 2+3 BRs. Grt loc, well maintained. Sep utils excpt water $205,000 1515 S. 2nd St. REDUCED-OWNER MOTIVATED!! BRING ALL OFFERS!!! 3Sty w/ huge yard/neat and clean t/o… 1716 Monument St. Nicely renovated triplex. One block from Temple Campus 640 Fernon St. Charming, comfortable & cozy. Renovated 3br/1ba, new KIT, private yard, fin bsmt $210,000 117 Sumac St. Huge Triplex, Great Street. Sep. & meters. Laundry. Long-term tenants in 2 units 1643 Christian St. #1 Stunning rehabbed 1br w/tons of closet space, W/D, hwflrs, lrg storage bsmt $205,000 2020 Federal St. Newly Renovated Townhome in Graduate Hospital w/the most alluring upgrades! $225,000 SURROUNDING AREAS 210 Carpenter St. #R 2br/1ba townhome, great price, on private, picturesque courtyard setting $235,000 st Kinsessing – 1414 S. 51 Street Spacious home at incredible price! 4 beds, 1 bath, porch, patio, full basement! 525 Fitzwater St. #15 Abbott’s Ct. Gated Community, all new electric, plumbing, heating, C/A. low taxes Fr OPEN HOUSE $239,000 Northeast-4619 Sheffield St. 3br/1ba, Well-designed home, nice yard, 1-car pkg, bsmt laundry $264,900 2135 S. 16th St. Rehabbed 3br/2.5ba w/ bamboo flrs, ganite counters, Jacuzzi tub & finished bsmt Germantown-5321 Wingohocking Terr. 3br/1ba, renovated., HWflrs, exp. brick, C/A, granite/SS kit 606 Pemberton St. 3br/1ba 3-story home w/large rooms, wall to wall carpeting, shared patio $275,000 Point Breeze-1222 South 20th St. – Fantastic opportunity to own a huge, ranch style corner property 1907 Latona St. 3br/2.5ba, 2300sqft, sec. system, walk-in closet, hwflrs, roof deck, finished bsmt $284,900 Roxborough-427 Shawmont Ave. #B 1br w/den condo, parking, porch, dining area, great location 608 Pemberton St. 3br/1ba, Modern upgrades, bsmt laundry, EIK, shared patio, new windows $295,000 Oak Lane-2308 W. Cheltenham Ave. Beautiful 3br/1.5ba, recent renovations, encl. deck, garage $300,000 1011 S. 21st St. Newly Renovated Grad Hosp Townhome w/Unique Façade and Modern Upgrades West Oak Lane-1516 Beverly Rd. Beautiful 3br/1ba with parking and finished basement. $294,500 1247 S. 19th St. Fantastic 3br/2.5ba, 3yrs old, all the bells & whistles, 2 outdoor spaces, fin bsmt Krewstown-8922 Krewstown Ave. #310 2br/2ba includes PKG space & newer KIT appliances 1608 Montrose St. Two-story townhome in a very desirable location features tons of upgrades! $325,000 New Kensington-2074 E. Cumberland St. Brand new roof, windows, lighting, ceiling fans, flooring 200 Lombard St. #744 Very nice 1br/1.5ba condo. H/W, great views fr balcony, great bathrooms $327,900 Holmesburg-4313 Rhawn St. Great 4 Bedroom home. Large backyard and new remodeled Come see for yourself! 919 Christian St. Price reduced on this spacious Bella Vista home just steps from the Italian Market! OPEN HOUSE $329,900 East Falls-3688 Stanton St. 4br/1ba, 3-story home in East Falls. Wall to wall carpets, lrg Kit, lrg yard $350,000 914 S. 16th St. Three-Story Gem in Graduate Hospital with Fabulous Upgrades East Falls-3424 Crawford St. Charming 2br/1ba w/lrg yard, HWflrs, Mod Kit w/SS appls, near SEPTA 1336 E. Passyunk Sq. Newly Renovated Three-Story Townhome in Passyunk Sq. $350,000 Manayunk – 27 Osborne St. Duplex. 2+3br, Grt Loc, well maintained. Sep. Utils except water. 2228 Saint Albans St Just reduced and staged! $359,900 Torresdale-113 Village Lane 3br/1.5ba, C/A, lrg driveway, inground pool, newer appls, lrg bsmt 1903 Carpenter St. Gorgeous renovation, 3br/2ba, High-end amenities, Large Yard, Fin. Basement $390,000 Manayunk-142 Carson St. Gem of a house. Classic charm & modern convenience, 3br/1.5ba 1221 S. Phillip St – 3br/2.5ba new construction, 1car garage, HWflrs, hi ceilings, open kit, & deck. $414,900 Manayunk-4743 Sheldon St. Manayunk’s Newest Luxury Townhome! 2011 Catharine St. Newly rehabbed! 2-car pkg., 3br/3.5ba, wood flrs, deluxe kit w/granite & SS $499,900 1424 Christian St. Customize your 4br/2.5ba mansion, orig. details, luxurious finishes, roofdeck, FP $649,000 *Please see the oPen house time for this ProPerty in the oPen house Directory.

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