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In response to Randy LoBasso’s roundtable discussion with three African-American Republicans: Thank you for this wonderful article on black Republicans. I consider myself a recovering former member of the Republican Party, and I share their concern over where the party is headed. Truth is, African-Americans were largely Republican before the civil rights era, when the party became infiltrated with racist white Southern Democrats who were fleeing their party. Unfortunately, that legacy of racism pervades the Republican party to this day. At some point, the only way the party will survive is by recognizing that people of color, including African-Americans, largely believe in conservative principles: strong religious faith, self-sufficiency and limited government interference in our lives. What they do not embrace is the racist undertones still prevalent in Republican politics. Code words like “entitlement spending” and “redistribution of wealth” don’t help, they only hurt. TAAMI via philadelphiaweekly.com

politics of his opposition to the Vietnam War and his Poor People’s Campaign were to the left of the Democrats then, and would be far to the left of the Democrats, now. Contrary to another right-wing myth, the Democratic Party is now about as far to the right on foreign and economic policy as the Republicans were in the ‘60s. ANONYMOUS via philadelphiaweekly.com

The reason people don’t know or care that Martin Luther King was a Republican, as these gentlemen say, is quite simple: He wasn’t one. That’s a right-wing myth begun by King’s Republican niece, Alveda. King generally kept out of party politics, except for the 1964 presidential election, when he openly supported Kennedy (Democrat) over Goldwater (Republican). Furthermore, the

After reading this article, all I can say is these men have made lame excuses for choosing the Republican party. One says he’s pro-life. The other says his wife manages the finances, and the other one says it’s because someone told him to. It’s no surprise that African-American men and women walk away from these men when they begin to open their mouths. They haven’t realized that their sole purpose for the Republicans is to put them on display when they’re going against an African-American candidate. PHILL H. via philadelphiaweekly.com

CONTENTS March 6-13, 2013

6 I PHILLYNOW Former Irish president Mary Robinson; Little Baby’s Frankford Avenue Freeze-Out; The Future of Food with Mark Bittman; day trips and more.

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Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, talks about her new book at the American Philosophical Society this week.

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Mary Robinson When Irish President Mary Robinson resigned her position two weeks before the end of her term in 1997, she did so with grace. And not that Nixonian “I’ve been bullied for the last time” grace, either. Rather, she left her position as Ireland’s political leader—after having made said position both meaningful and scores more liberal—to take a more powerful, prestigious gig as the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations. Since (and before) then, she’s spruced up her resume with one accomplishment after another—and another, not-as-graceful resignation. You’ll get your chance to see her speak and read from her new book, Everybody Matters, Friday night at the American Philosophical Society. A well-known activist lawyer, Robinson worked both in the courts and as a member of the Irish Senate before her presidency, where she promoted liberal changes in Ireland’s social laws. She helped legalize both contraception and homosexuality. As the High Commissioner for Human Rights, she made headlines when she led the controversial World Conference Against Racism in 2001. The conference, attended by international leaders, had set a goal to release a declaration that originally included a line equating Zionism with racism (the conference also attempted to deal with compensation for slavery). This caused the U.S. and Israel to drop out. Robinson was partially blamed for this, and her relations with the U.S. have remained tense since, especially as she is not a deferential supporter of Israel. She left her U.N. post a year later, it’s claimed, because of pressure from the U.S. In addition to her claims against Israeli foreign policy, she is a staunch critic of our country’s human rights record during the war on terrorism. That said, she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009, which 45 Republicans blasted for her “failed, biased record as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.” / RANDY LOBASSO Fri., March 8, 5:30pm. Free. American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St. amphilsoc.org

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Stars Canada’s Stars are touring North America in support of their newest album, The North. They’ve also put together a free EP titled You Guys Are Awesome, which features two of their own songs as well as tracks from the various bands that will be supporting them this time around. 7:30pm. $20-$22. With Milo Greene. The Trocadero, 1004 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com M U SIC

Themuffinmanisaband Joe Terry, aka the Muffin Man, and company make up this Philadelphia three-piece pop/rock outfit. 7pm. Free. With Weird Hot, Blue Hippopotamus + Swedeland. The Grape Room, 105 Grape St. Manyunk. 215.930.0321. graperoommusic.com

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This soulful four-piece focuses on the earliest form of rock ‘n’ roll. Their sound revists the R&B element that was so prevalent in early Rolling Stones records and is inspired by Otis Redding, Chuck Berry and Tina Turner. 8pm. $12-$15. With Leogun. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.come MIND & BODY

Meditation on Patience

Explore the practice of patience and the benefits of practicing meditation in our daily lives in a class led by Gen Kelsang Tenzin, Buddhist monk and resident teacher of the Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center. 7pm. Free. The Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St. meditationinphiladelphia.org


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Girls Night Out What do you get when you put a thousand women and more than 30 beauty, fashion and health vendors together in the same room at the world’s largest indoor flower show? You get one hell of a girl’s night out, that’s what. Due to soaring demand, this year’s ladies-only event has been moved to a larger space, with twice as many tickets now up for grabs. While enjoying the sounds of DJ Eddie Tully, guests will receive the royal treatment with exclusive samplings, consultations, product demos, DIY craft stations and sales from both local and national retailers/brands such as Burberry, Giovanni & Pileggi, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hope Chest Fine Lingerie and Baby Be Hip. Meanwhile, Stephen STARR Events will create two tasting stations serving up the catering division’s most popular dishes, along with those of Buddakan AC and Continental AC. Last but not least, throughout the evening, Macy’s offers up a salon-style fashion presentation featuring the retailer’s trendiest Royal Family-inspired fashions, all available for purchase during the event at their pop-up shop area. The $50 dollar ticket— which must be purchased in advance—includes admission to the Flower Show, as well as a premium gift and complimentary cocktail immediately upon arrival. Oh, and since you’re going to need something to carry all that free swag in, PHS is also going to be giving guests a special reuseable tote bag. / NICOLE FINKBINER 6pm. $50. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch sts. 215.988.8899. theflowershow.com M U SIC

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Comix, Cartoons and the Uncensored Artistic Mind Examine how graphic commentary and political cartoons have been presented in American media. Philadelphia cartoonist Dwayne Booth, aka Mr. Fish, will speak about his experience working with Harper’s and Truthdig. 2pm. Free. Temple University, Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th St. smc.temple.edu M U SIC

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Aaron and the Spell + Merchant One half of this co-headlining event, Aaron and the Spell, is a Philly-based band that encompasses the city’s heritage of soul and indie music, making it uniquely their own in the process. Merchant is Anna Christie’s new project, specializing in haunting deliveries and Americana. 7pm. $10. Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd St. 215.928.0770. tinangel.com

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Twenty-two-year-old mohawked and tattedup Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly embarks on his Lace Up tour, in support of the recently released album of the same name. MGK’s rhymes focus on depression, addiction, family issues and other turbulent topics. 8pm. $20. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com

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Labeled “goth pop” for song titles such as “Found Love in a Graveyard,” the band is out to prove they aren’t really as depressed as people make them out to be. 9pm. $13. With Cold Showers, and Juan Wauters. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com

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Django Django These Scots who live in London have a Hot Chip sensability that places them in that immediately likeable category: trippy but danceable electronicoriented, rhythm-conscious indie rock. The Rapture captured it a ways back with a heavier guitar contingent and a nasty drummer. Percussion’s key, but so is the production and the beats you use, if you’re gonna use em’ right. Thing about this band is, the drummer’s the mastermind Dave Maclean. He met his mates at Edinburg’s College of Art: vocalist and guitarist, Vinny Neff, Jimmy Dixon on bass and Tommy Grace handling synths. No doubt they grew up blasting the Stones, the Who, Zep and maybe some Sex Pistols, too. And there is a tiny little nascent Brit-rock badass Oasis cover band buried deep within them. But then they introduce things like sirens and bells and handclaps, and it hangs out with surf rock with singalongs and feel-good vibes. Always with that wallomping hiccup of a beat that makes you bob your head and move your shoulders. Take “Default,” the searing standout on their 2012 official self-titled debut (via Because Music). It clearly uses some unnatural vocal tweaks, and it’s not unwelcome. At the chorus, the vocal gets chopped and hype. Plus a jangly, driving electric guitar bounce holds it all together. They have something about them that approaches tribal and world. Don’t be scared. Those words can be frightening in an indie rock context. Animal Collective and Yeasayer are great bands, but there are unlikeable things about stuff they’ve done since their most beautiful, pure-human-animal moments. However, bands’ve been nailing it better than them since, like Young Magic and Quilt. You get a little dream pop, too, sometimes; Beach House, Chairlift and Grizzly Bear would not make unfriendly lineup partners. Oh, and Django Unchained? Not related or thematically connected in any way. Also, Maclean’s related to John of the Beta Band fame. Looks like being awesome runs in the family. / BILL CHENEVERT 8pm. $15. With Night Moves. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com

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John Oliver Yes, it’s the British-guy-writer-correspondent from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Did you know he’s been performing live standup ever since he graduated from Cambridge in 1998? Tonight, you lucky ducks can catch him live on the Helium Comedy stage. 7:30pm and10pm. $30. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Samson St. heliumcomedy. com MUSIC

Devotchka Devotchka is probably best known for contributing the song “How it Ends” to a Halo commercial—or perhaps for composing the score to Little Miss Sunshine. In fact, they’ve been a band for more than a decade and have six studio albums under their collective belts, not including their latest live outing, which features their material reworked with an orchestra. 8pm. $24$26. With Chamber Orchestra, and Pear & the Beard. The Trocadero, 1004 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com

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PA Burlesque Festival Denna Danger, who bagged the Crystal Corset Award last year, has shimmied her way back up to Philly to headline this year’s Burlesque Festival. Saucy legend Penn Star Sr. will also be peeling off a glove or two, while Madame Corsetiere graciously hosts. A portion of the night’s ticket sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Relief Fund to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. 8pm. $20-$35. Plays and Players Theatre, 1417 Delancey Place. paburlesque.com M U SI C

Norwegian Arms Fans of weird psychedelic indie folk (i.e., all of you) will unite tonight around the Norwegian Arms’ headlining set at PhilaMOCA. The show will coincide with Scott Churchman’s tape release and be supported by Circadian Rhythms and Andy Mulholt’s new reverby psyche-rock band, Laser Background, who rocked a packed show at Kung Fu Necktie a month ago. 8pm.

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The Northen Liberties Variety Show Hosted by MC Larry Freedman, the 11th edition of the Variety Show celebrates the hidden talents of the everyman. This year’s acts include Tracey Todd Superstar, Ginger Leigh, Cherry Bomb, the Martindales and more. All proceeds from the event and after-party will go to benefit Philadelphia’s own Kearney Elementary School. 8pm. $12. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com M U SIC

Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox is best known for winning second place on American Idol, but her folk-rock-country style speaks for itself. Catch her tonight and witness her raw, non-Idol-filtered talent. 10:30pm. $15. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. tinangel.com

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Celebrating Differences Music, Art, and Film Festival

A full day of live performances, jewelry, pottery and art exhibits, featuring a special appearance by author Buzz Bissinger. The festival supports the Arc of Delaware County, a group that provides advocacy services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Sat., March 9, 11am. Free. Delaware County Community College, 901 S. Media Line Rd., Media. 610.544.6600. thearcofdelco.org FILM

Downbeach Film Festival: Quick Flix

You don’t have to wait till April to see the awardwinning films selected for 2012’s AC Cinefest. Enjoy a screening of Kvetch and Pandora’s Box alongside some of the best shorts from the festival this week at the Tropicana. Did we mention the three-course meal that’s provided, with options such as a “crispy Thai calamari with chili caramel popcorn” salad? Drooling. Sun., March 10, 1pm. $100. Tropicana’s Quarter, 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. downbeachfilmfestival.org COMEDY

Lisa Lampanelli

The Queen of Mean, who won a Grammy in 2007 for Best Comedy Album of the Year, is well known for her celebrity roasts on Comedy Central and her over-the-top shtick. Proceed at your own risk. Sat., March 9, 8pm. $49.50-$59.50. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.317.1000. insultcomic.com BENEFIT

Vegas at Variety

If you’re craving a trip to Vegas, get your fix at Variety Children’s Charity’s annual evening of craps, roulettes and blackjack (plus, awesome prizes). Enjoy a buffet and drinks and the thrill of a silent auction. Sat., March 9, 7pm. $40-$50. Empress Room at St. Helena’s Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike., Blue Bell. varietyphila.org H OME

New Jersey Home and Garden Show

Don’t be embarrassed, we know you love to play house in the fake kitchens at IKEA. Imagine that times 10, with sunrooms, landscapes, patios and indoor- and outdoor-living displays. You may also get to meet Roger Hazard, star of A&E’s Sell This House. Fri., March 8-Sun., March 10, 10am. Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J. 210.408.0998. newjerseyhomeandgardenshow.com


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PHILLYNOW Saturday, March 9 M U SIC

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Kimmel Center presents an evening of musical genius featuring the compositions of classical artists Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The night includes performances by Rudolf Buchbinder, praised internationally for his interpretations of Mozart, followed by a presentation of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony by the Philadelphia Orchestra. 8pm. $10. The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. 215.893.1955. kimmelcenter.org AR T

Feminist Photoshoot

What does it truly mean to be male or female, masculine or feminine? Permanent Wave Philly invites you to ask yourself these questions and join them for an evening dedicated to reframing the visual understanding of gender through art. The Feminist Photoshoot will give attendees the chance to photograph and be photographed in manners that enable the re-evaluation of gender identity and its role in a gendercoded society. Disposable cameras will be available for $5. Noon. $5. Eris Temple Arts, 602 S. 52nd St. 917.324.5559 THE ATE R

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What Could Have Been? Alternate Histories of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Back in the day, when architectural visionaries were designing Philadelphia, there was a big push to replicate a smaller version of the Champs-Elysees where our modern-day Benjamin Franklin Parkway is located. At least they tried, right? It was an ambitious plan of action, and not all of the original ideas came to be. On this unique walking tour with Rob Armstrong, the preservation and capital projects manager for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, you’ll explore the long, tangled history of those lofty ideas and how the city’s designers settled on the Parkway’s current landscape. You’ll learn about project proposals like the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Temple of Music, which would have boasted three auditoriums for opera, recitals and, of course, the Philadelphia Orchestra—and how the Great Depression squashed those dreams. You’ll also learn about Tadao Ando’s Calder Museum and Louis Kahn’s extensive Triangle Redevelopment Plan, one you should be glad was never implemented. But don’t fret: Your tour guide will not neglect the structures that stand today, like the grand Philadelphia Museum of Art, the former School District of Philadelphia headquarters, which now houses luxury apartments the Rodin Museum and the Family Court Building. / CAROLINE NEWTON 11am. Free. Moore College, 1916 Race St. hiddencityphila.org

Stan Heleva and Michelle Pauls, the husband and wife co-founders of the Walking Fish Theater, continue to present Canadian playwright George C. Walker’s six-play cycle of one-acts titled Suburban Motel. Stop in tonight for the final preview of the third installment, about a father-and-son crime team tasked to burn down a restaurant. 8pm. $20. Through March 24. Walking Fish Theater, 2509 Frankford Ave. thewalkingfish.org M U SIC

Work Drugs

According to the Work Drugs, they make music specifically for dancing, boating, yachting, sexting and living. Sounds about right. 7:30pm. $10-$12. With Night Panther and Young Mariah Carey. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com SP O R TS E TC.

St. Practice Day

In eight days it will be St. Patrick’s Day; why not get your Sláinte on early? Today, the doors of Fado’s Irish Pub open early to screen six national

rugby matches starting at 9:30 a.m. Step dancers will be hopping out their sevens and threes to the fiddle of the Irish party band, Fair Trade, and the experimental sounds of Weird Science. 11am. $7. Fado’s Irish Pub, 1500 Locust St. 215.893.9700. fadoirishpub.com MUSIC

The Parsnip Revolt

The Parsnip Revolt’s sound is rooted in melodic alternative rock, perhaps best exemplified on their album A Sunshine Report. They are their own biggest critics, and aside from driving themselves crazy, it’s led to a revolt against mediocrity that can only be good for us all. 9pm. $10-$12. With Cliff Hillis and the Milwaukees. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com ART

Ahem: Tyler School of Art 2013 MFA Exhibition

This juried show features recent works by 30 artists in Tyler School of Art’s nine MFA programs. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, which features essays on each of the exhibiting artists, written by 16 art historians. 6-9pm. Through March16. Crane Arts Ice Box,1400 N. American St. 215.232.3203. cranearts.com MUSIC

The Color Kingdom

Keeping their music decidedly close to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll, the Color Kingdom are trying to combat the rock/ electronic fusion sound that seems to be all around. Hailing from South Jersey, they focus on powerful drumming, edgy riffs and killer vocals. 7pm. Free. With the Beta Phase, Nomad Clientele, Connor Hansell + the Grits, and The Donuts. The Grape Room, 105 Grape St. 215.930.0321. graperoommusic.com HOME

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The Swedish meatball (ahem) and furniture store will host its second Bring Your Own Friends Day event, a national in-store shopping event that offers fans and friends of IKEA special perks, activities and giveaways, along with an opportunity to shop for items to help improve their homes.10am. Free. IKEA, 2206 S. Columbus Blvd. 646.935.3914. ikea.com


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Try to find the missing word: Ice cream. Beer. Magic. Rock ‘n’ roll. If you said “awesome” or some variant thereof—and let’s be honest, you totally did—then Johnny Brenda’s has got you covered this Sunday, because the second annual Frankford Avenue Freeze-Out is providing all the aforementioned sweets. Sponsored by Little Baby’s Ice Cream, the night’s on-stage festivities begin with David Darwin, the Philly-based fire juggler who found himself a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2011. Then there’s Debbie Kerri and the Kung Fu Girls, staff members of Little Baby’s who’ve formed a Blondie tribute band, as well as Bruce Ice Cream and the Freeze Street Band performing the music of Bruce Springsteen. Additional music will be provided by Broadzilla DJs, self-proclaimed DJs and pals who “like playing records together at parties and dancing to their records at their parties and drinking at their parties and throwing up at their parties.” And it’ll all be hosted by citywide talent mogul Eli “Showdown” Shaika, who you may remember from the Beer Olympics at Frankford Hall during their OctoberFest parties. But that’s not all. Free ice cream will be provided by Little Baby’s, and there are raffles— the prizes of which are a pizza party (at Little Baby’s sister pizza shop, Pizza Brain, on Frankford Avenue), an ice cream party, walnuts, music, candy and other weird stuff. Little Baby’s is employing the #LotsOfPrizes hashtag for the event. So go get some. / R.L. 7pm. $12. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com

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Resilience Resilience are a Philly-based band drawing influence from such acts as Cannibal Corpse, After the Burial and Veil of Maya. To check out their music, visit their Bandcamp page, where several new songs are available for download. 1:30pm. $10. With Seraph in Travail,

Ultimatum, and False Idols. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com DANCE

Take 2

Twenty-four-year-old Philadelphia-based professional dancer/choreographer Roger Lee returns to the Performance Garage this week, leading the dance company he formed a year ago in a special performance dedicated to late company member, Chris J. Brewer. This week’s performance kicks off a second season featuring four new jazz dance works choreographed by Lee himself. 2pm. $15. The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. rogerleedance.com

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Share five minutes of your life with a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Tonight’s theme is Girl Power; come out and learn about the feminine mystique. 8:30pm. $10. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. firstpersonarts.org

This three-piece stoner rock band’s EPs may not be sugar coated by professional production, but underneath the imperfections are catchy riffs and a contagious DIY attitude. 8pm. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com


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Good People

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The Walnut’s newest play takes place in Boston’s Southie neighborhood, offering the audience a smart, funny and suspenseful story about people who succeed and the good folks who help. 8pm. $10-$95. Through April 28. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215.574.3550. walnutstreettheatre.org

The earliest post-punk records of the late 1970s may heavily influence MiniBoone, but they add a modern indie twist to the tried-and-true sound. 8pm. $8. With Ben the Brontosaurus, Jane Eyre, and Sunset Recorder. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com

Wednesday, March 13 L E C TU R E

The Future of Food with Mark Bittman Mark Bittman’s a killer writer, you guys. Have you seen his New York Times blog? This man’s on his game. He writes about food sometimes, but mostly it’s about the grander picture of how our worlds work, how we use resources, how we’re trying to innovate ways of thinking about groceries and diet. Obesity’s a touchy subject, sometimes one that’s close to home—look no further than the brutal shade thrown at Melissa McCarthy by Rex Reed, calling her a hippo in print like that. Well, Bittman’s genuinely trying to convert the masses into a movement, and it starts with knowledge. He’s fighting pretty hard against GMOs, or genetically modified organisms—biotechnology used for creepy, inorganic and environmentally-harmful methods of yielding the most commercial crop possible despite potential long-lasting consequences. A lot of the no-GMO believers simply want to see a more legit and realistic supermarket-item labeling system. Especially for sugar. And super-processed stuff. Cheese puffs, candy bars, dried-meat sticks, high-fructose iced tea, fruit punch—it’s all so bad for our bodies. But we love it. We’re addicted to it. We have to be stronger and start standing up to these giant companies that tempt us with their evil, delicious intoxication. What’s worth discussing is how Bittman’s kind of thinking can get spread. Really, it could be as simple as a smarter choice about where to go in your neighborhood. Do you go to the McDonald’s on Girard or do you go to the SuperFresh a block away and buy a pound of hamburger and a loaf of good bread? If you can make it to BJs or Sam’s Club, do you get cases of soda instead of flats of bottled waters? Do you patronize local restaurants or bars that celebrate honest and fair food? It’s about spending wisely and yielding the greatest purchase power over what goes in our bodies. Bittman’s been working with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History for a while now, addressing the question “What Is Your Food Worth?” in a two-year-long engagement with healthy eating, socially conscience diet, public health and animal rights. Tonight’s event is sponsored by the National Museum of American Jewish History and focuses on the future of food. RSVP is encouraged. / B.C. 7:30pm. Free. Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad St. rodephshalom.org

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Combining an alto voice with a laid-back surfer-girl persona, Tristan Prettyman burst on the music scene in 2003 with her debut, The Love EP. Her recently released third album, Cedar + Gold, comes after a long hiatus coupled with surgery to remove polyps on her vocal cords. 8pm. $17-$28. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

Southern Maryland’s Sam Grow is a pop/ rock/soul singer-songwriter whose heartfelt lyrics and vocal range have been winning him fans all over the country. 7pm. Free. With Samantha Harlow, Elli Perry. Grape Room, 105 Grape St. graperoommusic.com Compiled by Michael Brady, Jessica Foley, Caroline Newton and Anthony Trivelli


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The real surprise isn’t the closing of Fluid, the iconic nightspot off South Street. It’s that it was able to stay afloat so long amid a sea change in DJ culture. by Tara Murtha / tmurtha@philadelphiaweekly.com

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t was inevitable, really,

but Questlove’s Feb. 18 tweet announcing that the legendary nightclub Fluid will be closing next month made it official: The dream days of the ‘90s Philadelphia DJ are dead. That Fluid is shuttering after 16 years in business is not a surprise. That’s damn near a century in nightclub years. Who remembers when the first summer night meant the roof-deck party at Eden Roc? Or when the front glass door of Filo’s—now the Mexican restaurant Xochitl—would fog up from the Tastytreats party raging downstairs? Five Spot, Evolution, Walnut Room, Loie, 1616, Eighth Street Lounge, St. Jacks, Soma: All have come and gone like so many hangovers. Other clubs routinely close down and reopen like pop-up shops, with a new name and slight redesign done in the quest to stay fresh. Not Fluid. Through years of legendary parties—DJ Cosmo Baker and Big Rich

Medina’s The Remedy; Psydde Delicious’ Fast, Cheap and Out of Control; Dieselboy and Kevin Gimble’s Platinum; Medina’s and Dennis Perez’ Afrorikan Vybe; Questlove, Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson and Yameen Allworld’s Tastytreats; Robert Drake’s Sex Dwarf; Illvibe Collective’s Soul Clap, to name a few—and the countless one-offs and monthlies and Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs, Fluid’s been, well, fluid. Stable, but ready to adapt. No, the real surprise isn’t that Fluid is closing; it’s that it was able to stay successful and vibrant for as long as it did while everything else—the neighborhood, technology, the whole DJ scene—changed so drastically. South Street’s decline from artsy to corporate to what sometimes feels like a ghost town of empty storefronts may have played a part in Fluid’s demise, but let’s be real: People will go where they want to go. Parking can be a bitch, but South Philly party-seekers pass right by Fluid on their way to parties in Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Fluid’s closing has less to do with location than vocation: The

advancements in technology that obliterated the old music industry and DJ culture also changed the whole role of clubs. “There’s just a different level of access now to music than in Fluid’s heyday,” says DJ Sonny James, co-founder of Illvibe Collective. “I remember when [Big] Rich [Medina] did Afrorikan Vybe, I would go there every week and just for specific records because I knew I’d only hear it there. Nowadays, the patrons have the music first because blogs leak it first. There’s just a totally different relationship to music that the patrons have. “The day of needing to go to specific places to hear special tunes is just over.”

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n the ‘90s, when DJs still served as premier tastemakers, they’d drop the needle on a new track or dig up an obscure treasure, and then the next day, kids would head down the street to 611 Records or Cue Records or Spaceboy Music to buy the record. There was a synchronicity. DJ Jugo, aka Jugo Stevcic, both helped Fluid owner Tony

Schiro bring artists in to the club and managed Cue Records, specializing in buying drum and bass and trip-hop records. Schiro saw the transformation in the record store first. “It was startling how quickly things changed once MP3s were created,” he says. “Once Rane made the Serato system”— that’s vinyl-emulation software that enables mixing and scratching right on the computer—”everybody started going digital instead of purchasing music any more. All of a sudden, the distributors—huge companies that would sell new music to stock the store— were going out of business.” Cue sold used records for a while. Now, all those shops are closed.

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e used to fuck around and call it ‘Fluid University,’ because one of our aims was to totally school the dance floor,” says DJ Cosmo Baker of The Remedy, the legendary Monday night Fluid party he co-hosted with Medina from 1997 to 2003. They didn’t mean it, he says, “in


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Fluid’s party people: Illvibe Collective’s DJ Sonny James spins dance-floor magic (top); Tastytreats host Yameen Allworld keeps the crowd moving (far left); sweaty revelers wave their hands in the air like they just don’t care. (Photos courtesy of Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson)

co-founding Robotique, his party at Kung Fu Necktie. “Can’t ask for more than that.” Though DJ culture is still strong in Philly (our mayor was a DJ who still raps at events) Werner points out that these days, everyone with an iPod is—or thinks he or she is—a DJ. “DJs have become increasingly devalued as the art form has become more and more accessible,” he says. “That doesn’t necessarily mean the practitioner is a ‘DJ,’ but venues don’t care. They see someone who has music and a large group of friends and will work for free beer and maybe $50.” Josh Wink, one of the most famous DJs to come out of Philly, laughs when he thinks about the changes in technology since he started out almost 13 years ago. “I was one of the first lucky people to use the digital system,” he says. “The first one that had vinyl that encoded and controlled through the computer was a system called Final Scratch. It was a computer from Holland, and two friends of mine were friends with the developers.” Wink and King Britt, who both spun at the

same address when it was Xero, spun together the first Wednesday after Fluid opened in May, 1997. Inspired by the design and vibe of the dance floor, they called the party Womb. “Womb was very forward-thinking electronic music mixed with organic soulful sounds,” Britt recalls. “The balance between Wink and myself was magical, a very special time. For dancers, it was a dream.” “I have a lot of friends who would come to New York to have a gig, and then before they had their gig on the weekend they would come to Philly,” says Wink. Richie Hawtin, Marco Corola, Loco Dice, Carl Cox: Worldclass DJs who demand thousands of dollars for appearances all came through Philadelphia to spin Wink and Britt’s mid-week party at Fluid, where fans could see them for seven bucks. The demand went both ways. “The residents at Fluid were also the DJs that were requested to go outside the city,” says Jugo. “So what people were dying to go see in some other city—we always had it.”

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a pretentious manner—just in a way where it created a symbiotic relationship with the dance floor and the DJ.” Patrons certainly thought of the scene that way. “My friends would be like, ‘You going to school tonight?’ and we would literally go and get schooled as far as music was concerned,” recalls Oronde Gibson. Gibson hit Fluid so much as a patron that he was asked if he wanted a job as head of security, and eventually managed the whole club. Fluid’s dance floor is intimate by design. The layout, designed by local artist Owen Kamihira and inspired by buildings in Barcelona designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, is cozy and womb-like, with curving walls and towering pillars covered in a sea of deep-blue glass tiles. There are no right angles. “The sound system and lineups always made it easy to detach from the world around you and focus on the music,” says Billy Werner, a DJ who heard about Fluid before moving here from Brooklyn and subsequently

f you lived in Philly in the ‘90s and liked to party, you had a favorite night at Fluid. More likely than not, you were at The Remedy on Monday nights. The highlight reel is endless. J Dilla and Common popped by when in town, and so did baby ‘N Sync-era Justin Timberlake. Then there was the night the British DJ Goldie was coming through town to open up for Jane’s Addiction at the TLA and asked if he could spin a last-minute special guest spot. In the dark days of party promotion, with no Internet and no cell phones, Baker spent hours photocopying flyers and walking them up into coffeeshops like The Bean. Medina’s Fluid-memories list is long on lore. “Please! So many,” he says. “Hosting Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Phil Asher, Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money. I mean, Cash Money and myself and Botany500 had an all 45s night there called The Getback around the same time as The Remedy. We predated all this current analog 45s craze. There’s just so many moments, great situations, incredible DJs, live performances. It would require the whole paper to get all the highlights.” Baker recalls a night when shirtless beast Val Kilmer got down on the dance floor while women licked shots of tequila off Dave Navarro’s chest over at the bar. “Ultimately, the best nights were when me and Richie just … played our hearts out,” says Baker. “It was almost orgasmic.” On a typical night, lord knows what was going on in the notorious unisex bathrooms, a delightfully scandalous set-up that made for several weird and countless memorable encounters requiring awkward phone calls come morning. Which brings us to Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (“The most notorious rock’n fucking roll amateur go-go party ever!”), a Sunday-night institution that lasted, cosmically enough, for 13 years. Originally launched into infamy at Lucy’s Hat Shop in Old City in December of 1998, host Psydde Delicious set sail for Fluid because he felt the Old City location held the party back. Back then, except for the strange moment that was Live Bait on Second Street—a trashier Coyote Ugly rip-off for roid-y Jersey dudes and the gum-snappers that love them—the O.C. was still considered a respectable place. Even on weekends! Thus, business owners didn’t care for the long row of gleaming chrome motorcycles parked on Market Street outside the party. No one was allowed to dance on the tables. To Delicious, these were oppressive conditions. “So that’s when I installed the trapeze,” he recalls. It wasn’t enough. The party moved to Fluid on Jan. 9, 2000, and the Bettie-banged burlesque and Zipperhead-coiffed crowd that soon became notorious for pioneering the original amateur go-go dancing contest stayed there until the last party on Aug. 7, 2012. “[It was like] one brief shining moment >>>


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where everything was in the right place at the right time,” sighs Delicious, who currently minds the store at his corset shop on Girard Avenue. “It would be impossible to recreate … That sort of recklessness doesn’t happen anymore.” Delicious laughs recalling the first time Fluid’s then-new employee Gibson caught a glimpse of his leather and sweat carnival. “We had three different porn stars come in as guests, and we did some of the wildest nights ever there,” he says. “There were always very liberated people and very liberated actions going on, but that night, it was just like—I don’t know how much I want to say legally. Oronde, his jaw dropped. And he realized he was really in for a ride.” Unprompted, Gibson recalls the same moment. The way he tells it, it’s almost romantic, a real Philadelphia club-kid coming-of-age story. “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control—that was like the whole other end of the spectrum,” says Gibson. “Psydde was doing all kinds of crazy things and scenes, and I was like, ‘This is really fast, cheap and out of damn control! As I settled into it, I began to understand what the music and the scenes were all about. I basically learned a life lesson. [From] what I viewed as, ‘All these kids are dancing offbeat; they don’t know what they’re doing,’ what I learned was that whatever you do is a reflection of you … so there’s really no bad dance—just to see everybody enjoying themselves, as long as it’s coming from the heart.” Before Fast took over Sundays, DJ Robert Drake, known as the much-respected radio producer of WXPN’s award-winning Kid’s Corner, threw a party called Church. Then he birthed Sex Dwarf. Launched in 2003, Sex Dwarf is a retro party of new-wave sounds. Drake fondly recalls his “big Divine moment,” as in dearly departed Divine of John Waters film fame. With Jimmy Carter of the rowdy improv theater troupe Dumpsta Players in the star role, Divine was reincarnated and resurrected at midnight on the party’s fourth anniversary. Still going strong, the party’s now in its 10th year. “It says something about the club and its commitment that a successful party is there as long as it stays there, unless the DJ moves [or moves on],” says Drake. “Josh Wink still could be spinning on Wednesday night if he wanted to. Same thing with Quest and Jazzy Jeff.” Questlove, Wilson and Allworld made Fluid home for Tastytreats in mid-2002 after Gibson, noticing the party had outgrown Filo’s, asked the crew to move over. “We’ve been [at Fluid] ever since,” says Wilson. “ We’ve hosted Jazzy Jeff, Q-Tip, Biz Markie, Cash Money, the Gang Starr album release party. Guru hosted, and Premier spun. Our five-year anniversary party, Melle Mel came and hosted out of nowhere.” Internationally, Fluid is famous among the drum and bass set because of the Thursday

night Platinum party, which ran from 1998 to 2004. Damian Higgins, aka DJ Dieselboy, worked at 611 Records when Schiro asked him if he was interested in a weekly residency. “He essentially gave me Thursday nights and free reign,” Higgins tells PW over the phone from his apartment in Brooklyn. Higgins got the night going with DJ Kaos: “The initial concept was that we were going to do something that hadn’t been done in the city. Not only a D and B weekly, but a 21-and-up D and B weekly. We were trying to target a more sophisticated, post-rave crowd.” Dieselboy hooked up with Kevin Gimble of Circle Talent Agency (then Circle Management, which grew out of Special K), and the rest is history. “Bad Company, DJ Fresh, everyone who is anyone in the D and B world would go through Fluid and play Platinum,” says Gimble, who now runs Circle from offices in Beverly Hills. “At one point, [me and] MC Rage were on an airplane flying somewhere together, and … he [says], ‘Kev, bro, you have got Fabric, Blue Note and Platinum. That’s drum and bass in the world.’ To have him put it in that sort of perspective, that’s really something special. And here we are in this 200-capacity underground club in Philly, and we have one of the leaders in the drum and bass movement comparing us to two of the stalwarts. That was pretty special. I’ll never forget that.” Higgins attributes his success in part to Schiro’s support. “[What stands] apart from almost any club I played at was the owner, Tony, was always invested,” says Higgins. “Every club owner, it’s a bottom line; they need business to come to the door and turn a profit, [but] there are a lot of club powers who don’t give a fuck about anything but making money, even if it’s at expense of the night they book.” “That’s why I would hire these people,” says Schiro. “To let them do what they do.”

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ike everyone else, Higgins is sorry, but not surprised, to hear Fluid is closing. Neither is Medina, he admits: “There was a time where DJs breaking records was something that people looked for, when you think of all the music programming on the radio pre Clear Channel and Radio One, it wasn’t such a homogenized entity. A fan listening to the radio wasn’t being fed the same records 10 times a day. When that model came into the business, it affected clubs across the board.” DJ culture will thrive in Philly, of course; meanwhile, the old heads will have their chance to send Fluid off in style, as almost every old residency is dusting off and planning a finale party. A one-last-time Fast Cheap and Out of Control is set for March 17. A Platinum night is in the works. And Questlove’s returning for Tastytreats’ final Fluid party on April 6, as will none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff. “It’s outstanding that [Fluid] lasted this long,” says Wilson. “It is sad because there aren’t a lot of clubs like that left anymore.” n


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Lessons from the Left Ten things on Pennsylvania liberals’ minds this week. By Randy LoBasso // rlobasso@philadelphiaweekly.com

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his weekend marked the annual Pennsylvania Progressive Summit in Harrisburg, hosted by the liberal nonprofit Keystone Progress. It’s a reliably attended gettogether of Pa. liberals to discuss the state of state politics and how to change things. Here are 10 things I saw, heard and learned. 1. Liberals hold U.S. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz in very high regard. It was hard to go five feet at the Hilton this weekend without running into a wonky young hipster wearing a Allyson Schwartz sticker. As we’ve previously noted, Schwartz is looking like a contender to run against Tom Corbett in 2014 for the governor’s seat. That fact was a constant piece of casual conversation—as was the fretting that she’s not necessarily the liberal that liberals want her to be. 2. Schwartz won the weekend’s straw poll. By a lot. It went like this: Schwartz: 36.6 percent; State Treasurer Rob McCord: 16.9 percent; former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak: 11.6 percent; State Sen. Daylin Leach: 5.8 percent; Attorney General Kathleen Kane: 4.7 percent.

4. Harrisburg is quite the drunk city. Hard not to notice that basically every other downtown business is a bar. I utilized that aspect of the city Friday night and was not disappointed—until I heard the 1:30 a.m. karaoke. 5. The conference itself is nothing like its right-wing equivalent. Some of you may recall I attended the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference last year, which is sort of the Republican counterpart to this event, except with a lot more funding. The differences were noticeable: The second day’s workshops/ meetings at that conference began at 7:30 a.m. and were well-attended by the mostly 50-and-over crowd. The first workshop at the Progressive Summit began at 11 a.m.— and many of us were a tad hung over. The Progressive Summit featured fewer insider jokes about policy, too. Nor do Pennsylvania liberals seem to have a folk band equivalent

6. State Sen. Mike Stack is also thinking about running for governor. Yep, Mike Stack of Northeast Philly. During lunch on Saturday, he made the rounds to every table, introducing himself, giving out cards and telling everyone he was considering a run. In his favor: He referred to me as “my man.” 7. Support for a gay marriage ban seems to be on the ropes... During a workshop on LGBT issues, state Rep. Brian Sims noted that he’s in the process of canvassing everyone who previously supported Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s anti-gay marriage bill and asking, in so many words, why they believe he’s less deserving of human rights than they are. Given that there are now two LGBT members of the state Legislature, an LGBT caucus (with 58 members from both parties), several municipalities throughout the state with anti-discrimination laws, and gay marriage is quickly becoming legal throughout the country, it’s hard to believe that such a bill could pass. So Metcalfe’s bill, the panel suggested, is more a trollish roll call of anti-gay zealots than actual legislation. 8. ...but we’re still far, far behind on LGBT issues. Pennsylvania is the least progressive state in the northeast on LGBT issues. How bad are we? Equality PA’s executive director, Ted Martin, noted that West Virginia will likely be passing an anti-discrimination bill within the next 90 days. West Virginia! 9. Eugene DePasquale got game. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale was supposed to join a lunch roundtable with Attorney General Kathleen Kane and State Treasurer Rob McCord, hosted by Daylin Leach. Kane couldn’t make it. Neither could DePasquale—and his reason was nothing short of awesome. His son was in a basketball tournament, they were in the playoffs, and the Auditor General is the freakin’ coach. 10. Voting rights are a major battlefield in Pennsylvania. In the face of Republicans’ much-discussed push to change for the redder the way voting happens here—via voterID restrictions and the rejiggering of electoral math—Democrats are fighting back, introducing bills that would allow for same-day voter registration, online registration, language assistance, early voting and limits on how the legislature can redraw districts. Problem is, given the Republicans’ numerical superiority in the capitol, their agenda is the more likely of the two to actually bear fruit this year. ■

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3. State Sen. Daylin Leach could soon join the Philadelphia delegation in Washington. The Montgomery and Delaware County state senator held a well-attended party at the Fire House restaurant and bar Friday night and hinted several times he’d likely be running for Schwartz’s U.S. House seat, should she jump into the governor’s race. (Schwartz represents parts of Montgomery County, North and Northeast Philly.) If the party was a sign of things to come, Leach’s campaign could be filled with lots of “legalize it” jokes.

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Heeere Fishy, Fishy, Fishy Nicole’s never been a seafood connossieur, but a trip to Ippolito’s kitchen has her ready to sing “Salmon-Chanted Evening.” By Nicole Finkbiner // nfinkbiner@philadelphiaweekly.com

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ven more so than with most foods, I’m completely clueless when it comes to seafood. Besides having never purchased or cooked it myself, my palate is inexplicably discriminatory: I like tuna and flounder, but not salmon or tilapia. I could eat a thousand clams and mussels, but the mere thought of an oyster makes me nauseous. I’m totally down with crab and calamari, but totally grossed out by shrimp. If there’s anyone who could help me make sense of my fish-related qualms and queries, I figured it was Anthony D’Angelo, owner of South Philly’s famous Ippolito’s Seafood. For those who don’t know, Ippolito’s is the original five-generation marketplace from which Samuels & Son Seafood, the largest seafood distributor on the East Coast, was born. The first thing I noticed walking into Ippy’s was the aroma—or, better yet, the lack thereof. You see, against all advice and better judgment, I’ve eaten in some pretty stank seafood joints in my day. Anthony reiterated the wisdom that a fishy odor is indeed a warning worth heeding: In fact, it’s the fish’s bacteria telling you to stay away. Regardless of smell, he recommends making sure your fishmonger is butchering his fish on-premise, because if not, it’s probably been sitting around for at least 12 hours. Despite having been disappointed both times I’d tried salmon before—at, it must be said, non-smelly restaurants—I was happy to learn that’s exactly what we’d be frying up. Third time’s the charm, right? Plus, I refuse to believe that something that looks so much like chicken could be bad. But this was no ordinary salmon. Oh, no: According to its brochure (that’s right, a fish that comes with its own brochure), Skuna Bay salmon is harvested in a “completely relaxed state” from “glacier fed waters” and “hand-selected by one of six approved salmon experts.” How much might this fancy-schmancy fish cost, you ask? A pound will run you about $18. (The accompanying reading material is complimentary.) But Anthony stresses not to dwell too much on price— it’s all about quality, and the two don’t always go hand in hand. In fact, he says anything over $25 is likely a ripoff. Given the spirit of this column, we kept our dish as simple as possible—and when

Wondrous discovery: Nicole marvels at Chef D’Angelo’s wisdom in the ways of fish and flour. (Photo by Ashley Catharine Olsen)

you’ve got a Grade-A piece of salmon like this one, you really don’t need to try that hard. After wrapping it in a paper towel for 10 minutes to soak up the excess water, we seasoned both sides of the salmon with just a pinch of pepper and sea salt. Then Anthony whipped out his secret ingredient: Wondra flour. Though it’s typically used as a gravy thickener or in baking recipes, sprinkling a little on the skin of a fish before pan-searing it helps lock in the flavor. Anthony’s second secret ingredient: butter! OK, so butter isn’t a secret, but apparently, a lot of people make the mistake of cooking fish with olive oil—a big no-no in his book. Just for the hell of it, last minute, we decided to add a few scallops to the dish as well. “People always think that it’s so hard to cook seafood, but it’s not,” Anthony declares. “It’s easier than chicken.” With my cooking lesson having been 100 percent hands-on from beginning to end, I can back up this statement. In just 15 minutes, the salmon was perhaps the juiciest and most tender piece of fish I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. I damn near stabbed my photographer with my plastic fork when she reached for a second bite. It also packed a helluva lotta flavor; apparently, Wondra

really does work wonders. (Note: I asked whether it has the same effect on meat, but Anthony has only tried it on fish.) My scallop handiwork, on the other hand, was just OK. But I barely had a chance to appreciate the dish in front of me anyway before two more appeared: the “Best of Philly” sandwich (a jumbo lump crab cake topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and Sriracha mayo) with a side of their house cut French fries, followed by two sashimi tuna tacos filled with seared big-eye tuna, cilantro, lettuce and chipotle remoulade. I wasn’t a huge fan of the tuna taco, but definitely understand why their massive crab cake burger was dubbed with a “Best.” Since there was no way I could house all three dishes in one sitting, Anthony sent me home with a hefty doggie bag, including a small container of bangin’ macaroni salad that he snuck in. I wound up needing a full 24 hours before I could even think about ingesting another piece of fish—but I’ll be damned if that salmon didn’t taste just as good the second time around. ■ Find this week’s seafood recipes, plus all the other dishes Nicole has learned from Philly chefs so far, online at forkingstupid.com.

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ometimes, the best cocktails are born of the most challenging circumstances. This was driven home yet again a few weeks ago when I had a chance to taste the new Cynar Manhattan at Sbraga, a beautiful, balanced, complex drink that seems to embody everything that head bartender/mixologist Anwar Morgan is doing so well there. Like so many of the city’s top dining destinations, the level of synergy between the bar and the kitchen at Sbraga is deeply considered— perhaps even more so here, as a result of their focus on the tasting menu and accompanying beverage pairings. This particular cocktail, Morgan tells me, is “an exact example of how a drink could be derived from a menu item.” When Chef Kevin Sbraga rolled out the steamed pollock with grilled artichoke and scallion, Morgan and general manager Ben Fileccia knew that finding a perfect wine pairing would be difficult: Artichoke is among the most wineunfriendly ingredients around. So when Fileccia suggested that Morgan create a cocktail with Cynar, an artichoke-flavored liqueur, the gears started turning. “Once the other components of the dish kind of developed,” Morgan says, “I was able to throw a little lemon juice or citrus element in to pair with the lemon coulis on the dish. So two of the flavors in the dish directly related to two of the contents in the drink.” From there, it was just a matter of fine-tuning. As delicious as the Cynar Manhattan is at Sbraga, it turns out not to be the exact cocktail that guests drink with the fish when they order a pairing menu. For that, Morgan says, “They’ll be given a version of this with gin. It’s a little bit more friendly with the dish than the heavier Manhattan. But the Manhattan stayed on the menu just because I’m playing with the concept.” Lucky for us: It’s a concept, and a phenomenal cocktail, that deserves our attention. / BRIAN FREEDMAN

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KILIMANDJARO 4317 Chestnut St. 215.387.1970 Cuisine type: African Pull into the shopping center at 43rd and Chestnut, walk through the unprepossessing door, and enter a whole new world, borne along by food that rarely falls short of the utterly delicious. Start with an order of fataya, homemade beef patties built on a grind of meat so intensely flavorful, so impeccably perfumed with a hint of bell pepper’s vegetal brightness, a note of spice heat giving shape to the otherwise sweet notes of onion, that you may very well look at your next meatball, or beef burrito, and wonder what you’re doing. It’s encased in a perfectly crisp pastry— think of it as an African version of an empanada, also made in-house—and impossible to stop eating well beyond the point of fullness. Grilled tilapia used that ordinarily unexciting fish as a launching pad for a range of flavors from the savory to the sweet and a palette for what Chef Youma Ba calls African salsa. The smoke from the cooking allowed the edges of the slits that had been cut into the skin and flesh to turn an attractive shade of amber. The skin had bubbled up as if BB’s were hidden beneath it and was every bit as appealing as the flesh. That “African salsa”—onion, green and red peppers, lemon, mustard, a bit of oil— cut each bite and prepared you for the next. It was a thing of beauty. (B.F.) WHITE DOG CAFE 3420 Sansom St. 215.386.9224. whitedog.com Cuisine type: The original farm to table. I particularly enjoyed the “Elvis pate,” a wink-wink play on The King’s favorite sandwich, here constructed of a rough paste of bacon-wrapped pork studded with raisins and peanuts, served with a side of banana mustard. Cauliflower salad, the thin-sliced florets from nearby Breaking Point Farms, brought together the brininess of picholine olives offset by batons of pear, arugula, knobs of goat cheese and lardons, all of it given posture by a bright apple-cider vinaigrette. Brussels sprouts also had some real love lavished on them: A side portion glistened with a bourbon-maplechile glaze, which lent a sweetness well-countered by the sprouts’ own nuttiness and a hint of smoke from rendered bacon. They proved to be a perfect foil for the Lancaster County chicken with its snappy, muslinthin skin all crisped up and nutty. The meat was decadently moist from its hourlong bath sous vide, and its finishing stint on the plancha tightened it all up into a compact, flavorful package. (B.F.)


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No Risk, No Reward he Arden Theatre Company takes a swing and hits a theatrical home run with their thrilling production of Samuel Beckett’s challenging post-World War II drama Endgame—the first time in its 25-year history that the Arden has presented a Beckett play. Conventional wisdom suggests that if you are going to introduce your audience to Beckett, you begin with Waiting for Godot. It has much higher name recognition than Endgame, and the central relationship between Didi and Gogo has a charming camaraderie about it that audiences can empathize with. There is nothing cute or charming about Endgame, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where life seems to have lost all meaning. Magnificently directed by Ed Sobel, the Arden’s production deviates from Beckett’s stage directions and instead embraces JoAnne Akalaitis’s 1984 staging, which sets the action in a subway station. Akalaitis’ version generated considerable controversy and a sharply written note from Beckett—who was known for insisting that his plays follow his script to the letter—stating that “my play requires an empty room and two small windows.” Despite Beckett’s objections, it’s hard to argue with Sobel’s decision, especially after getting a glimpse of Kevin Depinet’s spectacular scenic design. Instead of a simple subway station, it features a collapsed roadway above the stage, from which dangles the front half of an unfortunate automobile. The dilapidated stretch serves as a makeshift roof and provides a semblance of shelter for the play’s four characters, who live in a world where sunlight has been replaced by dust and mist, captured well in lighting designer Thom Weaver’s atmosphere of utter desolation. In the middle of this urban decay sits Hamm, played by Scott Greer in a titanic performance. Blind and confined to a wheelchair, Hamm is tended to by his Clov (the excellent James Ijames). Unlike Hamm, who is unable to walk, Clov is incapable of sitting due to the braces on his legs. Despite this handicap, Clov is remarkably agile, and he completes each task Hamm assigns him with a combination of ingenuity and dexterity. Also on the premises are Hamm’s parents—at least we think they are his parents—Nagg (Dan Kern) and Nell (Nancy Boykin). Legless, they reside in trash cans. In the play’s brightest moments, the two recall happier days of romance on the river. However, these joyful recollections

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Another Fairy Tale Grows Up The gallingly bad Jack the Giant Slayer is almost fascinating: It’s a movie with no target audience. By Sean Burns // sburns@philadelphiaweekly.com

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e-fi ho-hum. The nicest thing I can say about Jack the Giant Slayer is that it’s better than The Hobbit, which is admittedly setting the bar pretty low as far as entertainment value goes. Just like last year’s Snow White and the Huntsman, here’s a steroidal expansion of a well-known fairy tale butched-up with a tougher title, a convoluted mythology and tons of PG-13 violence. I’m not sure who out there was clamoring for a megabudget adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, and I must admit when I first stumbled upon a TV spot for this film, I just assumed I was watching a sketch comedy show parody. But alas, this is is no joke. Nicholas Hoult, who gave such a winning performance as a lovestruck zombie in last month’s Warm Bodies, blandly goes through the motions here as poor tenant farmer Jack, who eventually trades a horse for some magic beans, but not until after a mind-boggling amount of backstory table-setting. There are an awful lot of characters in this movie, and the screenplay (credited to no less than four writers) keeps them all milling about at cross purposes to a point where some viewers might require a flow chart to keep track of all the disparate motivations and agendas. First we’ve got the fetching princess, played by a dull Eleanor Tomlinson, who longs for adventure. (We know she’s a perfect match for Jack because one of the many early expository sequences is cross cut between the two of them as children having the exact same conversation with their parental figures.) She’s trying to get out of an arranged marriage to Stanley Tucci’s gap-toothed heel, who minces about all day with his simpering sidekick (Ewen Bremner) looking for those magic beans we keep hearing about. There’s also the dashing knight with a silly mustache (Ewan McGregor) and a put-upon king (Ian McShane) who wears a suit of armor so chintzy, it seems to have been borrowed from a local community theater workshop. After an interminable amount of futzing around, eventually we get to the damn beanstalk already, and it sweeps the princess high up in the sky to the fabled

He came, he saw, he climbed: Nicolas Hoult stars as the poor farmer-turned princess rescuer in Jack and the Giant Slayer, a $190 million adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk.

kingdom of giants. Jack the Giant Slayer is almost fascinating in that, as far as I can tell, it is a movie with no target audience. It occasionally aims for the flip irreverence of The Princess Bride, assuming that anachronistic attitudes in a fairy-tale setting automatically constitute cleverness. But most of the time, it’s played ramrod straight and is relatively joyless. The broad performances and silly costumes give the vibe of a children’s film, (no matter how hard they work to complicate the mythology, this is still Jack and the Beanstalk) but the film contains several graphic death scenes, and at the end, someone even drops an F-bomb. It’s an excellent movie to bring your kids to if you want them to have nightmares for a couple weeks. This is filmmaking by committee— one of those unwieldy studio tentpoles where there’s so much money on the line, every executive gives notes and nobody’s making the same movie, so you end up with a bizarre mishmash of conflicting tones. Most surprising is that Jack the Giant Slayer was directed by Bryan Singer, a filmmaker who usually finds a way to smuggle his distinctive obsessions into genre products. Singer had a blast with the political subtext of the first two X-Men movies, and his flawed but lovely Superman Returns is the saddest and most personal of the recent spate of comic book adaptations.

But there’s nothing onscreen here that even suggests his sensibility. It’s anonymous hackwork. Originally scheduled to open during blockbuster season last July, Jack the Giant Slayer has been plagued by reshoots and budget overruns. Well, $190 million sure doesn’t buy what it used to: This is one seriously shoddy-looking movie. The CGI appears to be half finished, particularly during a lazy eyesore of an animated sequence that takes place during one of the movie’s many prologues. When we finally meet the giants, they’ve got evocative, frowny faces, but Singer doesn’t bother to depict them near anything that would give a sense of scale to their giant-ness. They’re just big dudes. Just when you think it’s mercifully over, the film tacks on another battle sequence, which accomplishes nothing except proving that the filmmakers saw Lord of the Rings and liked it very much. I worry for where these adaptations are headed. What’s next? The Itsy Bitsy Spider? 

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The Messenger (Sire/ADA) Sounds like: The Smiths guitarist and Modest Mouse member’s honest-to-goodness first solo LP is a great, moody indie Brit rock record with modest ambitions. Free association: He can do no wrong; his decent is everyone else’s awesome. For fans of: The The/The Pretenders/Moz/Talking Heads, iconic guitar sounds.

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Anxiety (Mexican Summer) Sounds like: A solid sophomore from the New York hermit whose ear for a melody is professional —a jingle writer turned glitch-pop pioneer heavy on the R&B. Free association: This R&B renaissance is happening, and I am so not mad. For fans of: How to Dress Well/Ariel Pink x Perfume Genius, disco R&B.

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Somewhere Else (Paper Bag Records) Sounds like: The Italo disco-worshipping Swedish duo dwell in synths and dance music on their third, a chill and ambient electro record for relaxing or raging. Free association: Every once in a while, you get hints of Robyn, and it’s thrilling. For fans of: The Knife/Chromatics/Junior Boys/ Erasure x Annie, delicate disco.

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Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum) Sounds like: A heavy, stonerific headphone listen from Trevor Powers that’s strong but dark, richlayered textures of synthetics. Free association: He went long and complex to make sure we know he’s a musician. For fans of: Washed Out, EMA/Freelance Whales x Grizzly Bear, creative nerds.

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Amok (XL) Sounds like: Radiohead’s Thom Yorke shies away from a namesake solo album and opts to create with Nigel Godrich, Flea and all-star studio studs. Free association: The most exciting introduction here is the Afrobeat chunks. For fans of: Ultraista/Four Tet x Grimes, The King of Limbs, Yorke’s dance moves.

The Dropkick Murphys’ sold-out two-night gig promises more grand ol’ times from the pride of Beantown. By Bill Chenevert // bchenevert@philadelphiaweekly.com

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’m a white Frenchman. Or at least, because my last name is French and I speak the language pretty well, I like to choose France as a mother country despite my thoroughly American and mutt-white blood. But in America, most people don’t like the French. Italian and Irish, though? There’s a whole lotta Irish pride in this country, and it explodes in March through green and beer (and green beer). Suddenly, everyone’s wearing white, orange and green, chugging Guiness with zeal. It’s also the time of year that the Dropkick Murphys become the band to book, and they descend upon East Coast bars and clubs to sell out shows and delight drunk white people with their Celtic-flavored punk rock. They know their strengths. One of them’s touring around St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re one of three lucky cities that get a back-to-back affair with ‘em: two nights at the Electric Factory on March 8 and 9. They double-head two nights at D.C.’s 9:30 Club afterward and then N.Y.C.’s Terminal 5 after that, but of course, they’ll be at the House of Blues in Boston on the actual 17th. They’re not just a Boston band; they’re the Boston band, providing warm-up

and opening music for the Bruins, Sox and Celtics. They’re also used in pretty much any big-deal Boston-based movie save for Good Will Hunting: The Departed, Fever Pitch, The Fighter, etc. Their raucous music’s also ideal for things like Guitar Hero and hockey video games. The Murphys got their start ages ago in the second half of the ‘90s, their big break coming in 1997 opening for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ tour. They go back almost 20 years, and no, the lineup is not all the same. In fact, bassist and lead vocalist Ken Casey’s the only member who’s been down since the beginning. However, eight LPs later—their latest, Signed and Sealed in Blood, dropped at the top of 2013—they’re still putting out formidable records and touring like they’re 25. A couple obvious elements make them decidedly Irish: a pipe and bagpipes. And that’s not a bad thing; it’s what makes them way more palatable. Their kind of rock’s been uniquely enjoyable—especially if you’re drunk on beer and it’s March—exactly because they use these identifiably Gaelic elements in their punchy punk offerings. It’s not hardcore, and even though

they’re inspired by seminal bands like the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and AC/ DC, their music isn’t nearly as radical or hard. But it can be fun. And that’s what really counts. Another truly redeemable thing about the Dropkick Murphys? They’re Democrats, and they love unions. They were anti-Bush and celebrate the AFLCIO. They’re blue collar, and so is their fanbase. They enjoy a pint, and when the loud, Gaelic punk starts blasting, their minions won’t hurt you unless you want them to—in the pit, natch. Thank goodness the DMs clearly understand the kind of band they are and practice an “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy. In an interview he did for Vindy.com, Casey put it bluntly: “The worst thing we can do to the local fans who have stuck with us is to all of a sudden try to be Fall Out Boy with bagpipes. We don’t sell millions of records, but we have a niche.” No one can argue with that.  Fri., March 8 and Sat., March 9, 8:30pm. Sold out. With Old Man Markley + Bryan McPherson (3/8), Jom Lockley & the Solemn Sun + Barroom Heroes (3/9). Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info

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wearer to remove without the key. So let’s say you invest in a hardcore, expensive chastity device that doesn’t rely on potentially tissue-compressing rings to be held in place. What does Dr. King say now? “With no compression from the cock ring, it might be safe for somewhat longer use,” said Dr. King. “Overnight use may still be problematic. Nocturnal/spontaneous erections are hypothesized to exist to encourage blood flow and stretching of the vascular and erectile tissue to keep it healthy and prevent atrophy. Like any other tendon, ligament or muscle in the body, use it or lose it. I can’t see how preventing these spontaneous nocturnal erections can be healthy. But I can’t prove any long-term damage.” Of course, if we only listened to doctors, no one would ever eat sugar, smoke cigarettes or let his girlfriend lock up his cock in The Grinder, because something “bad” might happen. (Diabetes, cancer, impotence, respectively.) So I got a second and a third opinion for you, LOCKED. The second opinion is mine: The manufacturers of CB-6000s and other male chastity devices don’t provide information about risks because they’re not required to. Male chastity devices, like all sex toys, are sold as “novelty items.” They’re not medical devices, and the FDA doesn’t regulate them. But as long as your CB-6000 isn’t so tight that it’s cutting off circulation, pinching nerves or rubbing you raw, and as long as you’re not wearing it for extended periods of time (I wouldn’t wear one overnight, myself), you’ll be fine. There are, after all, thousands of CB-6000s in circulation, and if they were injuring men or rendering them impotent, we’d be hearing from unhappy chastity players and their lawyers. Dr. King backs me up on this. He consulted another doctor whose specialty is “urology trauma,” and his colleague hadn’t heard of any issues related to chastity devices. “Perhaps that speaks to the relative safety of them,” says King. “If they were messing up lots of penises, surely we urologists would be the first ones to know.” The third opinion is from a kinky blogger. Metal served on the board of Gay Male S/M Activists, an organization dedicated to promoting safe, sane and consensual BDSM, and now runs the popular BDSM site metalbondnyc.com. He’s also a keyholder to several men locked in long-term chastity devices. “I’m not a medical doctor,” Metal says, “so I can’t speak with authority on potential long-term physical effects. But I can tell you that many, many men use chastity to enhance their sex lives. There are whole websites devoted to just that one aspect of BDSM play, and some of the most popular entries on my site are about chastity.” None of the men Metal has personally locked up—some for months at a time—have had any trouble getting hard once their chastity devices were removed. “When guys are first locked up, they often complain of waking up in the middle of the night with painful erections,” says Metal. “But that usually passes in a week or so. What I would suggest to this couple is to go ahead and experiment. Lock him up for a day or two initially, then a few days, and then maybe work up to a week or more. Rules are good. Maybe he gets unlocked only when he’s chained to the bed. Then right after he comes—if he’s allowed to come—his dick gets locked back up before he’s unchained.” Metal urges you to be cautious, to take it slow, but not to fear chastity play. “Think of chastity as a really, really long form of foreplay,” says Metal. “The possibilities, and the long-term sexual rewards, can be endless.” 


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one bedroom 1 0 X X S . 1 1 T H ST. 2 N D F L R . , 1 BEDROOM APT. BATH, KITCHEN, LR. 215-651-0498 1027-31 N 4TH, G + H: $1,125/ MO/EACH 2, 1BD/1BA rental units, oak floors, large front windows, video phone security, sprinkler sys te m , p e t f r i e n d l y, c /a , CA L L RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 10th & CLINTON- 1BR w/Prvt entrance, HW floors, Storage unit provided, A/C. AVAIL MARCH! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $1,035. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com 1238 CALLOWHILL, 605: $1,700/ MO 1BA/1BA loft, wide open space, soaring factory ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, new granite and stainless kitchen, w/d, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 1238 ELLSWORTH ST. 1st & 2nd flsr.,apt.,Avail.immed. Stor/Laundry fac. Hdwd Flrs, C/A, OFF-St.pk.Deck. 215-467-8612. 15TH and SPRUCE: Large 1BD in sought af ter location! Beautiful art-deco details, Renov. Kitchen, HW Flrs, Front Desk Attendant, Onsite Laundry, Wonderful City Views. $1250/ mo. Avail May. 215-735-8030. 23RD & POPLAR Huge 1BR w/Very cool kitchen, Yard. $925. PMG 215545-7007 x303 25XX S.BROAD ST 2nd flr.,(1person) A/C, renovated. $650/mo.Ht/Water inc. Roe.215-463-2394. BROAD & PORTER: Cozy 1BR on 3rd fl w/New Eat-in kit (Granite c-tops), HW floors. $650/mo+. 215-465-4565 HUNTINGDON PARK: Spacious 1BR w/Bsmt. $555/mo, Water incl. Nate, 215-715-0878 Southbrook Beautiful, New, Loaded apt. $850/mo. util. included, Street parking (215) 432-0333

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two bedroom 12TH & LOCUST Fab 2BR apt w/2BA, All Amenities. Great Deck. $1550. PMG 215-545-7007 x108 1 30 DA LY: $ 1 ,1 25/ M O 2BD/1BA, lots of space, full size w/d, rear ya rd , g re a t l o c a t i o n , C A L L J I M ONESTI PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-440-2052 1 5 X X S O . B R O A D S T. L G . 2BDRM.,CARPET/HDWD.FLRS., BRIGHT, GREAT LOC.NEAR TRANS. $1050/MO.+. 610-304-0087/ 21ST & PINE Spec 2BR, 2BA, Fab kitchen, HW flrs, Solarium, High ceilings, and More. MUST SEE TO B E B E L I E V E D ! $ 3 1 9 5 /m o + . P M G 215-545-7007 x110 24 20 S. WO O DSTO C K : $ 1 , 375/ MO 2BD/1.5BA, hardwood floors, newer granite tile kitchen, finished basement, charming yard, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 3415 BARCLAY: $1,300/MO 2-story, 2BD/1.5BA, hardwood floors, front p o rc h , p a r t i a l l y f i n i s h e d b a s e ment, renovated details, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 9TH & SPRING GARDEN 2BDRM. APTS.$1100/Mo.+utils. & $1200/ MO.UTILS. CALL 610-304-0087. RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 Walnut St.) 2BRs or 1 lg bedroom/Office, 1 bath, WD, DW, CA, Gas heat, Carpeted. $1349/mo+. 215-627-4414

three + bedrooms Spacious Apar tment For Rent Walk, bike or bus to Temple U or center city. 3 bed/ 2 bath plus loft. 3rd floor walk up with central air. Beautiful, ready to move in. For Appt. Must Call Max 215-518-0153

house for rent 12TH & JACKSON.2BDRM.,HDWD F L S , C /A , L O A D E D w / E V E R YTHING.$1200/MO.+.AVAIL.MARCH 15TH. 215-651-9190. 20TH & PORTER-4BEDRMS.,2FULL BATHS, FIN.BSMT. EVERYTHING NEW! $1600/MO.+. 215-850-9350. BROOMALL PA. BEAUTIFUL STONE TUDOR, LG. DRIVEWAY,2CAR GARAGE, 4BDRMS.,3.5BATHS, 2FIREPLACES, HDWD.FLRS/CARPETS. C/A, ON 2 A C R E S . $ 3 , 5 0 0/ M O. + . 61 0 304-0087. RITTENHOUSE SQ: 1941 WAVERLY ST 2BR house w/Great yard. WD, DW. Quiet Street. $1750. mcolaizzo@ comcast.net 215-922-3910 SOUTH PHILA.TOWNHOUSE, RENT/ SALE. ALL BRAND NEW! HDWD, NEW APPL. BEAUTIFUL. $650/ MO. 215-292-2176.

room for rent 124 LOMBARD the HEART OF CENTER CITY, SOCIETY HILL, HEAD HOUSE SQ. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. TOURIST ALSO WELCOME! WALK to HISTORIC LOCATIONS, RESTAURANTS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. REASONABLE DAILY rates STARTING at $65. SPECIAL WEEKLY Rates $300$500. SPECIAL MONTHLY Rates $8 0 0 - $ 1 5 0 0. We b s i te h tt p : / / sushi.madamesaito.com MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300.

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$770-995 $1395 $575-1000 $975-$895 $850-950 $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. $750-1100 & 23rd &2Bd, yd, bi-level, A/C Laundry WalnUt Lombard & 23rD Fab 1BR,1 Court HW floors, $950 Chestnut 20th 1BR, UltraNew mod 1Bd's, C/A,Heat greatincl. location $875-1000 CHestnUt & 21st&Nice kit, W/W, $1100 $770-995 Walnut & 23rd 1 &12Bd's, hardwood, laundry $875-1700 19th HW Newly renov, mod studio, & 2Bd's WalnUt Lombard & 23rD &Studio, floors, Closets $775 $575-1000 Locust & 21stgalore. Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A,1Bd's, heat hardwood, incl. $850-950 Pine kit, & 21st heat incl., yard DelanCey & 18tH Sunny 1BR, New HW floors $1100 $850-995 Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. loCUst &Pine 21st Fab 2BR bi-level,Lombard HW floors $1400 $750-1100 A/C & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, $995-1100 $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2Lombard bath, bi-level, laundry $875-1700 & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $995-1350 & 16th 1C/A & 2Bd's, hardwood $800-850 Broad &W/D Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $975-$1100 broaD &Spruce sprUCe Mod Old 1BR,World, W/W, $850-995 Lombard 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $950-1750 Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D,&Deck, Parking $995-1100 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 &Spruce 2Bd's,&deck $995 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry bainbriDGe & 5tHCity New3Bd, Studio &Spruce Lgtotally 1BR, HWOld floors, CA hardwood $1950 $695-$1300 University 2 bath, renovated $995-1350 & 16th World,WD, 1 & 2Bd's, $950-1750 Art Pvt Areaentrance, Ultra ModStudio 1Yard & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck,$700 Parking CHristian & 2nD Fab 1BR bilevel, $875 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck $600-675 Q.V.& 3rD 3rd &Fab Bambridge 1University &Fireplace, 2Bd's, W/W, C/A2 bath, totally renovated CHristian 2BR house, $1200 $1950 CityAC 3Bd, $375 Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. $700 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D $375 SpringHW Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl.$695-$790 aspen &Mt. 26tH Great Studio & 1BR’s, floors, Laundry $600 Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard,& Laundry $625 Fairmount 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D FairMoUnt & 18tH Great1Bd, Studio w/Patio. $600 $700 Wallace & 20th parquet floors, &yard $600 Mt. Vernon 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard sprinG GarDen & 19tH Great 1BR, HW floors, Yard $825-$1100 $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry

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SALE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 03/09/13

northern liBerties 815 n. orianna st from $549,900 Pfr

rittenhouse square 2038 latimer st $309,900 Pfr

Washington sq West 1130 Chestnut st #402 $580,000 CB Preferred

queen Village 506 Catharine st $559,000 Pfr

Washington sq West 1130 Chestnut st #201 $567,000 CB Preferred

Passyunk square 732 annin st $314,900 Pfr

queen Village 924 s. 2nd st $329,900 Pfr

Washington sq West 1130 Chestnut st #204 $641,000 CB Preferred

doCkside 717 s. Columbus Blvd #1217 $849,000 Pfr

12:00-1:00PM

12:00-4:00PM Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #d $339,000 CB Preferred Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #a $399,900 CB Preferred

queen Village 524 Christian st - sunshine Court $749,000 Pfr rittenhouse square 1514 Brown st $495,000 Pfr

Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #B $350,000 CB Preferred

art MuseuM area 2516 Brown st $685,000 Pfr

Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #C $399,900 CB Preferred

northern liBerties 1034 n. 4th st $480,000 Pfr

SALE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 03/10/13

12:00-1:00PM

WhitMan 2339 s. front st $186,500 Pfr

queen Village 1004 e. Moyamensing ave $299,900 Pfr

soCiety hill 211-25 s. 4th st 104 $805,000 Pfr

Bella Vista 714 Bainbridge st - rear $499,900 Pfr

graduate hosPital 618 s. 27th st $675,000 Pfr

northern liBerties 611 Poplar st $575,000 Pfr queen Village 778 s. front st “l” $509,000 PluMer & assoCiates art MuseuM 895 n. Judson st $299,900 PluMer & assoCiates Washington sq West 1130 Chestnut st #402 $580,000 CB Preferred Washington sq West 1130 Chestnut st #201 $567,000 CB Preferred Washington sq West 1130 Chestnut st #204 $641,000 CB Preferred

12:00-1:30PM soCiety hill 609 lombard st r $379,900 Pfr

Times are subject to change. Calling ahead to confirm time is advised.

Washington sq. West 805 B addison st $429,900 Pfr

12:00-2:00PM Washington sq West 250 s. 13th st #4f $239,000 CB Preferred residenCes at the ritz-Carlton 1414 s. Penn square, 29Cde $2,550,000 B&W realty residenCes at the ritz-Carlton 1414 s. Penn square, 20d $650,000 B&W realty queen Village 104-06 fitzwater st $799,000 PluMer & assoCiates

12:00-2:30PM Washington sq West 250 s 13th st #11d $390,000 CB Preferred

12:30-2:00PM old City 22 s front st., #501 $550,000 CB Preferred

12:00-4:00PM Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #d $339,000 CB Preferred

Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #a $399,900 CB Preferred Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #B $350,000 CB Preferred Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge st #C $399,900 CB Preferred

12:00-5:00PM aVenue of the arts 400-440 s Broad st #1207 $820,000 CB Preferred

1:00-2:00PM art MuseuM 3031 Cambridge st $224,900 CB Preferred art MuseuM 936 n. 30th st $350,000 CB Preferred

1:30-2:30PM queen Village 416 Bainbridge st $565,000 Pfr queen Village 717 s. Philip st $699,000 Pfr

CALL 215.563. 1234

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

queen Village 418 Bainbridge st $535,000 Pfr

Bella Vista 730 Montrose st, d $430,000 Pfr

art MuseuM area 2017 spring garden st $799,000.00 Pfr

queen Village 521 fitzwater st $650,000 Pfr

graduate hosPital 1412 Christian st $635,000 Pfr

fishtoWn 1117 e. Berks st $410,000 Pfr

queen Village 326 queen st #4 $199,900 Pfr

northern liBerties 974 n. leithgow st $650,000 Pfr

graduate hosPital 608 s. 16th st $550,000 Pfr

queen Village 848 s. swanson st $599,900 Pfr

rittenhouse square 1414 s. Penn sq 41gh $1,650,000 Pfr

queen Village 315 queen st $619,900 Pfr

Passyunk square 710 Medina st $349,900 Pfr

1:30-2:30PM northern liBerties 1011 n. orkney st $295,000 Pfr PennsPort 122 Pierce st $400,000 Pfr graduate hosPital 2125 Clymer st $294,900 Pfr

queen Village 201 queen st $550,000 Pfr

Washington sq. West 838 lombard st $1,695,000 Pfr

queen Village 308 Pemberton st $425,000 Pfr

Washington sq. West 1110 lombard st #21 $429,900 Pfr

2:00-3:30PM art MuseuM area 917 n. 29th st $499,000 Pfr Passyunk square 1923 s. alder st $265,000 Pfr graduate hosPital 2012 kimball st $389,900 Pfr

2:30-4:00PM old City 112 n. 2nd st 6B $975,000 Pfr

3:00-4:00PM Washington sq. West 908 Waverly st $379,900 Pfr

queen Village 739 s. 5th st 3flr $209,900 Pfr old City 116 elfreths alley $550,000 Pfr uniVersity City 4507 kingsessing st a+B $349,900 Pfr queen Village 308 Pemberton st $425,000 Pfr queen Village 201 queen st $550,000 Pfr queen Village 326 queen st #4 $199,900 Pfr Bella Vista 714 Bainbridge st - rear $499,900 Pfr queen Village 717 s. Philip st $699,000 Pfr

KEY: CB Preferred = Coldwell Banker Preferred • PFR = Prudential Fox & Roach • Bryant & Wilde Realty= B&W Realty


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THINKING OF BUYING? 29CDE 3 Bedrooms, 4-1/2 Baths 3,052sf FOR SALE: $2,550,000 Includes Deeded Parking Space

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20D 1 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Baths 1,050sf FOR SALE: $650,000 FOR RENT: $3,800/month

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Fabulous and completely rehabbed 3BA/1BA home is like new and features a wide open first floor living area with central dining room, spacious and new rear kitchen, and charming rear yard!

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$950,000

As immaculate as it is historic, this 4BD/3.5BA home opens with a 19th century Italian double door entrance and features 33’ ceilings, random width pine floors, 3-story exposed brick wall, and a wood burning fireplace, also boasting 2 balconies and private red brick + stone courtyard.

FISHTOWN 159-61 Richmond

$629,000

Superbly located and exquisite 4-story, 4BD/4BA home with 4-car garage, huge private yard, roof deck, & Juliet balconies, all designed w/crown & ceiling moldings, French doors, & HW floors!

PENNS LANDING 3 N. Columbus 272

$229,900

Rarely offered 1BD/1BA condo located in Pier 3, Philly’s best known water front prop., featuring high ceilings, wd flrs, big windows, & oversized patio doors.

$650,000

Newly constructed 3BD/3BA home with garage parking, 6 outdoor spaces, 10 year tax abatement, immaculately designed with 20’ wide floor plans and top of the line high end furnishings throughout!

801-5 N. 2nd

SOCIETY HILL

$379,900

Gorgeous 1BD/1BA trinity home featuring tremendous fenced off red brick courtyard, charming granite and tile kitchen with hardwood floors, and an immaculate master bedroom suite!

$850,000

Amazing opportunity to purchase a rarely offered, corner lot at 2nd & Brown w/zoning approvals & permit at a 10 unit apartment/condo w/ Grnd flr commercial space & a curb cut out for 8-9 car prkg.

QUEEN VILLAGE 517 Carpenter

$509,900

Breathtaking new construction 4BD/2BA home featuring over 3,800sqft of exquisite details, including finished basement, granite and stainless kitchen, hardwood floors, located on a wonderful block!

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST

$379,900

Lovingly rehabbed 2BD/1.5BA home with original floors refinished, private patio and yard, also featuring a picturesque master bedroom suite with double customized closet and rear glass enclosed sunroom, extra-large windows, and cathedral ceilings.

OLD CITY 309-13 Arch 606

$239,900

Bold and bright 1BD/1BA condo with immense light, original pine floorings, and granite and stainless kitchen, beautifully designed with exposed brick wall and soaring ceilings!

SOCIETY HILL 108 Lombard

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

$495,000

Adorable 2BD/2BA home featuring an office, gorgeous wood floors, large decked-in yard, and a fantastic master suite with vaulted ceiling, all located on a picture perfect tree-lined block.

$850,000

Absolutely stunning and spacious 3BD/2.5BA home with garage, cozy den, all new rooftop deck, and Juliet balcony, expertly designed with a fireplace, detailed wood molding, hardwood floors, 2-story dining area, & custom granite & stainless kitchen.

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 1110 Lombard 21

$429,900

ART MUSEUM AREA

$499,000

Incredible 5BD/2.5BA home with finished wood floors, granite & stainless kitchen, and large yard & patio, also complete with common alley access in a wonderful neighborhood.

Picture perfect 2-level 2BD/1.5BA condo unit with wide open patio/yard, fireplace, and 8 large closets, beautifully designed with wide plank hardwood floors, granite and stainless kitchen, and all new windows!

NORTHERN LIBERTIES

ART MUSEUM AREA 2516 Brown

$685,000

Fantastic scale and character lie in this restored 4BD/2.5BA home featuring 2 decks, finished basement, and professionally landscaped yard, artfully designed with soaring ceilings, detailed moldings, and many other luxurious details!

$650,000

Newly constructed 3BD/3BA home with garage parking, 6 outdoor spaces, 10 year tax abatement, immaculately designed with 20’ wide floor plans and top of the line high end furnishings throughout!

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$645,000

Exquisite 3BD/3BA new construction home with garage parking, finished basement, courtyard, and deck off the living space, beautifully designed dramatic vestibule entry, soaring ceilings, and 7’ windows.

SOCIETY HILL

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NORTHERN LIBERTIES $124,500

BELLA VISTA PRESENTS

$295,000

Adorable, move-in ready 2BD/1BA home with fantastic sun deck, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, and finished basement, also featuring a gorgeous newer eat-in granite + tile kitchen.


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340 Fitzwater Street

$539,900

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Not all is lost... rather it was carefully preserved in this gorgeous 4 bedroom/2 bath Victorian townhouse that sits on a deep lot on one of the best blocks in the Spring Garden neighborhood. Come see the details for yourself. You’ll love this house!

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Stellar garage-front home on a gorgeous block in the heart of Queen Village. This sizeable property offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, den, patio, and a beautiful deck with magnificent views of the Center City skyline. This home is an absolute must-see!

Bella Vista

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Large 3 bedroom with family room, 2.5 bathroom on a deep lot with beautiful garden and 3 exposures of light.

616 Christian Street

$424,900

Spread out in this expansive Bella Vista townhouse! Vestibule entry leads to wide open living/ dining areas and a newer kitchen. 2nd floor features a private deck, 2 spacious bedrooms & a roomy bath. The 3rd floor master suite has walk-in closets & a gorgeous spa-like bathroom. Family room, powder room, laundry & storage in basement round out this lovely home.

1326 Spruce Street 2503

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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000

1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. • Parking • 24 Hr Security 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 24 Hr Maintenance Pool • Fitness Center • Valet $525,000 $525,000 • 24 to Hr $150,000 Security • Studios Parking $115,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 5 Allens Lane, Bryn Mawr 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1 Bedrooms 1830 Addison24 St.Hr Rittenhouse Sq. Maintenance $175,000 to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6BD/6.3BA; 4 Yrs. Young 2-Story Colonial; 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 Estate Manor home Studios $115,000 to $150,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bedrooms $525,000 $400,000 to $500,000 8,060 Sq. Ft; $2,224,900 Sq. 1830 Addison St.1 acre; Rittenhouse 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Includes real estate • Noto transfer 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. tax Rittenhouse Sq.tax 3$525,000 Bd/241 Ba;Overlook RenovatedTownhome, 2 Bedrooms $250,000 $400,000 Circle, Berwyn 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2Sun Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bedrooms $400,000 to 12-6pm $500,000 Daylesford Lake 3Bd; 2/1Ba Twnhse Open 11-4pm | Mon 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 $525,000 1-car garage;St. updated; $449,000 Sq. Includes real 9-6pm estate tax • No12-3pm transfer tax Tues-Fri | Sat 1830 Addison Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;Grandview RenovatedTownhome, 1110 Terrace, Wayne 111 Righters Rd, 12-6pm Open Sun 11-4pmMill | Mon $525,000 4BD/3.1BA Contemporary at “The Enclave” Penn9-6pm Valley PA 19072 Tues-Fri | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 4,249 Sq. Ft.; Updated $699,000 5-6 bedroom/5 1/2St. bath; 2-story stone colonial, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 5,411 sq. ft., 1.16 acres, 3-car garage, central air, 2005 Line Rd., Villanova 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;County RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4+ fi replaces, $1,495,000. $525,000 $525,000 5Bd/2.2Ba Colonial For Rent $3,450/month 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830264 Addison St. Rittenhouse Abrahams Lane, VillanovaSq. 10814 Circle, KOPSq. 3 Bd/2 Ba;Valley RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St.Forge Rittenhouse 4BD/3BA; Sq.Ft. Cape $3,000/month 3 Bd/2 Ba;2,900 RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3BD/2BA; 1,510 Sq.Ft. Condo $ 190K 219RenovatedTownhome, Trent Rd., Wynnewood 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; 3Bd/1 Full Ba; Twin For Rent $1,950/month $525,000 $525,000 110 Fairview Rd., Penn Valley 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison“Oakhill” St. Rittenhouse Sq. PA 19072 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1637 Oakwood Drive #S123 Sq. 5Bd/3.1Ba; 4,654 Sq. Ft.: 2.20 Acres 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2BD/2BA; Updated Corner Unit 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2-Story Contemporary $939,500 1,512 Sq.Ft. Rent $2,300/month or $249K $525,000 $525,000 18301245 Addison Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St./ Rittenhouse HollowSt. Rd., Penn Valley Sq. -- CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA -- Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4BD/4.1Ba Contemporary 3508 Hamilton Street - Powelton Village $525,000 $525,000 6BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. Ft. REDUCED $613,500 5,620 Sq.Ft. $1,450,000

1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St.St. Rittenhouse 2305 Hartranft Packer Park-Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Sienna Place $525,000 3BD/Addison 1.5 BA, 2,961 ft., 2 years young,Sq. $525,000 1830 St.sq.Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 2-car garage, townhouse $445,000; Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 1615 Ba; Fairmount Ave, Art MuseumSq. $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, ED 1-Car Garage 4BD/2.2BA; 2,476 $525,000 DTwnhse; N PESq.Ft. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 $550,000 (also for Rent) $3,200/month 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 863 N. Uber St. # A 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1Bd/1Ba Condo - $234,900 $525,000 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 863 N. St. Uber St. # B 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2Bd/2Ba Condo - $279,000 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/22Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Leverington Ave., #39 $525,000 The Watermill 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3BD/3BA; 1,658 Sq. Ft. Condo 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. Updated w/ private Balcony $285K 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 519-21st Street, Phila, Rittenhouse Square $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse MultiUnit; Corner Property $1,000,000Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 1333 South Street -St. Washington Square West $525,000 3 Bd/2w/Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Duplex Parking; Separate Utilities $449K $525,000 268 St., Manayunk, Phila 19127 1830Ripka Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2,000Sq.Ft. 3 Bd/2 Ba;3bd/2.1ba; RenovatedTownhome, Twnhse w/ garage $2,175/mo or $350K $525,000

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$357,000

Live above it all in this spacious 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo with spectacular skyline views! Features include an open kitchen with gas cooking, separate dining area, sliding glass doors onto a private terrace, large walk-in closets and reasonable monthly fees.

$525,000MAINLINE MAIN LINE SUBURBS 610.688.4310 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba;MAINLINE RenovatedTownhome, $525,000

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500 S. Front Street, Society Hill

1501 S. 12th Street - Passyunk Square

4BD/3BA; 2,031 Sq.Ft. Garage Parking!! $975,000

Commercial Space and 4 Apartments REDUCED $475K

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NEW LISTING! Grand Townhse, completely renov in 2007, overlooks Dickinson Square. 4 Brs, 2.5 Baths, 1st fl w/ hardwood flrs, Liv/Din combo w. 10’ clgs, recessed lighting, & crown mldg, 3rd fl master suite NEW LISTING! Commercially zoned, set up as a residential duplex with large rear studio/work space. 1st fl 1 BR and 2nd & 3rd: 3 Br unit, units are occupied, needs finishing.

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226 South Street

215 922 4200 QUEEN VILLAGE FISHTOWN Duplex Open Floor Plan

$369,000 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths $329,900 MLS 5965611 MLS 5784384

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Northern Liberties -1123 Shackamaxon St Nice 3BR/2.5BA home with parking and a Roof deck $449,900 Art Museum – 916 N 30th St New Construction – 3BR – Art Museum Area! Garage! Gourmet Kitchen, Rear Yard, Tax Abatement! $474,900 1127 Shackamaxon St Nice 3BR/2.5BA home with parking and a Roof deck $479,900 Bella Vista – 1233-35 Bainbridge St Units A, B, C, D, Brand New Construction – Indoor Heated Garage, Atrium, Elevator, 2 Bedrooms OPEN HOUSE 3/9 AND 3/10 FROM 12-4:00 Starts $350,000-$399,900

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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE / FITLER SQUARE / AVENUE OF THE ARTS 400-440 S Broad St # 1202 Symphony House Luxury 2BR/2BA condo with Lux. Resort amenities , OPEN HOUSE Fri-Sun 12-5:00PM $820,000

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT Kensington – 2810 D St Investment Opportunity! Huge 3 Story Commercial property for Sale! Temple – 2123 N 22nd St Great Investment/income opportunity! 4 Residential rental units, 1-3 bedroom unit, 1 one BR unit 2 Studios! All units have recently updated Point Breeze – 2429-39 Wharton PRICE REDUCED $300,000, Warehouse on Entire square city block with frontage on 4 sides (1.24 acres)

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114 Quarry St #1D 1BR Condo in Boutique Bldg, Perfect for 1st Time Home Buyer looking for a Stylish Old City Home 429 N 13th St #2A Urban Industrial Open Plan, Spacious bi-level loft space with contemporary kitchen and bath 314-22 N 12th St #503 NY Style Loft, Refinished Hardwood floors, Modern Kitchen and Updated Bath, Huge windows and soaring ceilings 114 Quarry St #3E Fantastic Bi-Level Condo in the Heart of Old City! 113 N Bread St #3B8 Pristine Unit in the National Building

$219,000 $229,000 $250,000 $525,000 $735,000

SOCIETY HILL / WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 250 S 13th St #4F REDUCED! 1BR/1BA condo with Hi Ceilings, HW Floors, Large closet and great Light OPEN HOUSE 3/10 FROM 12-2:30 $239,000 1229 South St Unit A Bright & Modern Condo with New Bathroom and Deeded Parking $278,500 250 S 13th St #11D REDUCED! Spacious 2BR/2BA condo with LR, DR, Newly Renovated kitchen, Lots of Light, Hi Ceilings OPEN HOUSE 3/10 FROM 12-2:30 $390,000 629 S 11th St Duplex – Each 2BR/1BA, Great Condition $474,900 1130 Chestnut St #201 201 High end luxury loft, Bi-Level, 1333 Sq Ft, 16 Ft Ceilings, 2 Full Baths, Euro Chef’s Kitchen OPEN HOUSE SAT 3/9 FROM 12-1:00 $567,000 1130 Chestnut St #402 2BR/2BA High End Luxury loft, Light Filled home, Tax abated too OPEN HOUSE SAT 3/9 FROM 12-1:00 $580,000 1130 Chestnut St #204 204 Huge Light filled chique Loft, 1500 + Sq Ft, 2 Full BA, 16 Ft Ceilings OPEN HOUSE SAT 3/9 FROM 12-1:30 $865,000 420 S 11th St 4BR/2.5BA Fully Renovated Row home, All Modern Upgrades. Includes 1-Year Parking, Must See! $865,000 520 Delancey St Society Hill Mansion Built in 1862 with 3BR/2BA and Garden $1,249,000 QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 1201-15 E Fitzwater #408 One Bedroom/One Bath furnished Optional, gym community Room, Huge Roof Deck 845 S American St Beautiful 2BR/1.5BA with 1 Car Covered Parking, Rear Parking, Rear Patio & 2nd Fl Balcony 1728 Kater St Lovely Rehabbed Home in the Heart a of Graduate Hospital 704 S Leithgow St 3BR/2BA, 1990 Sq Ft home with Garage, Roof Deck, 2nd Deck off Study 1813 Bainbridge St Stylish, Contemporary Townhome in an Excellent Location! 123-25 Monroe St Gorgeous Home 4BR/4.5BA double lot, 2 Car Garage, Rear yard, HW Flrs, Granite, Fireplace, Viking Appliances

$259,000 $349,900 $360,000 $524,900 $585,000 $985,000

NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1231 N Randolph St Stunning 3BR/2.5BA, 3 Story Renovation Spacious Master Suite and finished basement 1203-15 N 3rd St #212 New 2BR/2BA Modern industrial style loft with Garage parking! Exposed Brick, 15 Ft Ceilings, concrete Floors 414 Olive St Unique double carriage house 2BR, Den custom gourmet kit, wood fl, Garden, FP, exp Stone, brick beams 1130 N 4th St 3BR/2.5BA, 3 +Story, Traditional, 1 Car Garage, Fireplace, C/A, Eat In Kitchen

$329,000 $375,000 $449,000 $454,400

UNIVERSITY CITY/ WEST PHILADELPHIA 5108 Malcolm St Brand New, Nicely renovated 2BR/1BA, Steps from Baltimore Ave, C/A, Open floor plans, Patio

$105,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION Fishtown – 2021 E Dauphin St New Construction, 3BR/3BA, Full Finished basement, Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counters and SS $249,000 Appliances Northern Liberties -1121 Shackamaxon St Nice 3BR/2.5BA home with parking and a Roof deck $449,900

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$34,900

West Phila - 5842 Windsor Investment Property: REDUCED, Short Sale Feltonville – 198 W Thelma St Large Corner Property on a nice block in Feltonville, Has Existing Tenant, Motivated Seller, 2BR/1BA Northwood – 1517 Rosalie St 3BR/1BA row home on small street in NE Phila Kensington – 2124 E Somerset Huge 3BR/1.5BA Overbrook – 1660 N Felton St Well Maintained property in Overbrook with original details and Charm East Mt Airy – 8123 Williams Ave Investment opportunity awaits. This is a 3BR Straight thru design home Being Sold AS IS West Mayfair – 6204 Crafton St Well Maintained, Eat in Kitchen with wood cabinets, 2 good size bedrooms, Plenty of Closet, Expanded basement Mayfair – 4769 Bleigh Ave Nice 3BR/1BA home with Front Patio overlooking a Park, Ready for move in Delaware Co – 1223 Lawrence Ave Cozy 3BR/1BA perfect for first time home buyers Yeadon Boro – 958 Duncan Ave Tastefully Renovated Twin with 3BR/1.5BA, Deck, Garage, Driveway, full finished Basement Overbrook Park – 1370 Kimberly Dr 3BR/1BA Home Lawndale – 6111 Bingham St Well Maintained 3BR Twin Home, Move In Condition, Updated Kitchen, Newer Carpets, Big Backyard, Full Basement West Phila –1418 N Edgewood Renovated 3BR/1.5BA, HW Flrs, Granite Countertops, SS Appl, Yard and more! Frankford – 2175 Haworth St Unique Property, Nice Room with Garage, Lots of Land Olney – 5515 N Lawrence St Duplex, Each Unit has 1BR/BA Holmesburg – 8045 Moro St Over 1800 Sq Ft of room on a double sized lot on a nice block, 4BR, Enclosed porch, Rear deck Port Richmond – 2952 Gaul St Extremely well Maintained Port Richmond Home Northeast Phila – 2936 Arlan St Four Bedroom 2.5 Bath Fishtown – 618 Miller St Cute 3BR/1BA with good bones, Needs a little TLC, Make this home your own Frankford – 1539 Adams Ave Cash Cow, Immaculate Condition! Point Breeze – 1821 S 20th St Delightful Home in Bustling Community Bridgeburg – 2537 Casimir St 3 BR/1.5BA, Finished Basement, Large Rear Deck Elkins Park – 7824 Spring Ave Move In Ready! Commuter’s Dream! Plenty of Storage and a rear deck! Stops from Regional Rail Station Sandyford Park – 3116 Teesdale St 3BR/3BA, 3 Car Driveway, Yard, Patio, finished Carpeted Basement, Home Warranty provided Mt Airy – 224 Idell St Original 3BR/1BA row home situated on a quiet tree lined St, Garage! Also for Rent North Phila – 1541 N Franklin St Huge 3 Story, 8BR/3BA, Close to Temple Olde Kensington – 2048 N Hancock St Spacious, Well Maintained 4BR/1.5BA home featuring Updated/Granite eat- in Kitchen East Mt Airy – 6833 Musgrove St Newly Renovated 4BR/2.5BA with Bamboo Floors, SS Appl, backyard, 2 Blocks from Train Overbrook Station – 2024 Upland Way #311 2BR Corner Unit at Overbrook Station Lofts, An innovative condo, Parking and Elevator Fishtown – 1815 Memphis St 3BR2/BA, Master Suite and Upgraded Kichen Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, Completely Renovated Drexel Hill – 539 Hampshire Rd Beautiful 5BR/2.5BA home Arbour at Eagle Point – 15035 Sunflower Drive Four Year New, Elm Carriage House in pristine condition! 2 Story Vaulted Ceilings and Big Master BR Fishtown – 1124 E Oxford St Custom Built 4BR/3BA, Large Yard, Great Layout Chestnut Hill – 182 E Benezet Fabulous Stone Victorian Twin on a Favorite Chestnut Hill Block! Fishtown – 1309 E Berks St Large home, 3BR/2.5BA Deck, C/A, HW Flrs, Master Suite Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper St Huge Warehouse Fishtown – 159-61 Richmond St 4 Car Garage complement all the unique characteristics of this Awesome Fishtown home

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Philadelphia Weekly 3-6-2013  

Philadelphia Weekly 3-6-2013