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Feedback Out of Controll Regarding Aaron Kase’s article about an incident at the Controller’s Office: Harvey Rice and Marty O’Rourke are flat-out bullies. They have created a hostile work environment using fear, disrespect and intimidation. I know this first hand because I was one of the 12 employees interrogated by Keystone Intelligence. We never filled out a psychological questionnaire, the “so called” investigator did all the writing except for the 25 times each of us had to write what was on the bathroom stall door. What was written on the stall door was childish and wrong and they should have called the police if they thought it was a hate crime. There was no representation from human resources or other management present. We were led into the conference room under false information that Mr. Rice wanted to see us for a meeting. ANONYMOUS, via philadelphiaweekly.com

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X Factor Regarding Sean Burns’ review of Project X: So what you were expecting a tearjerker? A drama? It’s a fun party movie. It delivered on everything it promised and then some. And I don’t know what you mean by one of the most insufferable performances of the year, I thought that Costa kid was excellent and hilarious ANONYMOUS, via philadelphiaweekly.com

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Photographer’s “Our Alphabet” project empowers the LGBT community. By Michael Alan Goldberg mgoldberg@philadelphiaweekly.com ta r a r o b e r ts o n

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Hendrik Isings (right) is one of the subjects of Tara Robertson’s “Our Alphabet” campaign.

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Last May, when Tara Robertson began taking pictures of her friends in Philly’s LGBT community, the 24-year-old University of the Arts photography major didn’t expect that what was intended to be her senioryear fine-arts project would evolve into a potent campaign for gay equality in Pennsylvania. But that’s precisely what she’s created with her ongoing “Our Alphabet” series: More than 70 striking blackand-white portraits of LGBTs, young and old, wearing white T-shirts bearing Sharpie-scrawled expressions of their experiences, fears, pride and resolve. Straight folks, too, donning their own messages of solidarity and support. Some of the images are somber, powerful, moving; others are joyful, funny, uplifting. Already garnering attention online—Robertson’s been posting the photos on a Tumblr page as she shoots them—the series comes at a particularly crucial time when many in the LGBT community feel that momentum in the uphill battle for equality has stalled. Gay marriage in Pennsylvania is still a distant dream. Gay-rights groups continue to fight for anti-discrimination ordinances since there’s still no state law protecting LGBT citizens from employment or housing discrimination. Further, as PW reported last week, PA doesn’t recognize sexual orientation as a category of hate crimes. And the unlikely but not impossible prospect of a Rick Santorum presidency has Robertson and others fearful that things could easily get worse instead of better. “We’re not necessarily being brutalized in public as much anymore, but we’re not being accepted, either,” says Robertson. “We’re tolerated, and

that’s not good enough. We need to push beyond that. That’s a big part of what this is about.” It’s just before noon on a recent Saturday, and like most of her Saturdays over the past nine months, the lively, gregarious Robertson is busy setting up her lighting and camera gear in a small studio on the 15th floor of the UArts building at Broad and Walnut streets. Hendrik Isings, one of the series’ earliest subjects who’s since become one of Robertson’s closest friends, is on hand to help out. Noah Stoner, a local filmmaker who’s making a documentary about the project, hangs in the back with his video camera. A couple people are scheduled to come by to be photographed, but growing word-of-mouth about the weekly “Our Alphabet” shoots means Robertson occasionally gets random walk-ins during the three-hour sessions, too. There’s a table with fresh white tees and Sharpies for subjects to create their shirts on the spot. Robertson, who grew up in West Chester, explains that the series wasn’t inspired so much by her own coming out a few years ago—a fairly traumafree event thanks to her “ultra-liberal, hippie parents”—as the intense, often troubling stories she’s heard from many of her LGBT friends and acquaintances. “They’ve gone through so much, and I wanted to help them share that stuff if they want to, just to let it out,” she says. The first few shoots were tentative, and the messages on the shirts fluffy or cliche, Robertson admits. “They’d quote Katy Perry, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it,’ or ‘Gay = Happy,’ things like that.” So she’d put the lens cap back on, sit and talk with her subjects for a while, and encourage them to go deeper. “It’s

like a therapy session,” says Robertson. “Some people are naturally scared to be vulnerable in front of the camera.” People started opening up, and her photos began to tell compelling stories. A man salutes the camera; his shirt says “Don’t ask? They ask ... I told ...” A woman looks straight ahead, lips tight; her shirt reads, “I didn’t choose to be gay so why do people CHOOSE to hate me?” An older man with a white beard clutches the top of his cowboy hat; the T-shirt pulled over his denim buttondown says “Dad loves his lesbian.” In another, a woman glances up while tugging on the bottom of a shirt that says “God loved me when I didn’t.” Robertson says that during a pre-shoot conversation with the woman, she revealed she’d been sent to a Christian “turn-me-straight” summer camp when she came out to her family. The portrait of Isings, meanwhile, might be the most powerful of all. With a look of anger and defiance he pulls at the sides of a shirt that says “Dad, you couldn’t beat the gay out of me.” “I wanted for years to share what happened to me, but I kept it hidden,” says Isings, 24. He says his father, a devoutly religious man, routinely abused him physically and emotionally starting at a young age, once his father suspected Isings was gay. His father died of cancer four years ago, and Isings still has immensely complicated feelings about a man he despised and feared but wanted so desperately to love and be loved by. “Tara was able to bring it all out of me,” he says. “I totally trusted her, and I think the photo just says so much. And it’s something that’s gonna touch more lives, something a boy or a girl might see and identify with and hopefully they’ll understand that they’ll get through it eventually.” Packing up after the shoot, Robertson says that she sees the project continuing on well after she graduates in May. She’s planning an “Our Alphabet” gallery show for the spring. She’d also like to publish a book of her photos sometime this year. And she’d really like to see her photos on billboards and buses around town someday, not only to help empower the LGBT community but to try to sway those hostile to the notion of gay rights. “I’m hoping that the people who see these images have a heart, have a conscience,” she says. “That they see a real person who’s been affected by some law, or some attitude, or some experience, and they have compassion for them. Maybe that will make a tiny, tiny dent in the progression toward equality.” n

Breaking the Bank

Not everyone is pleased with the city’s efforts to put our 40,000 vacant lots under the care of one agency. By Randy LoBasso rlobasso@philadelphiaweekly.com We’ve been hearing about it for the better part of a year: Philadelphia’s urban landscape isn’t much more than 40,000 shelled-out houses, dumping grounds, alley cat villages and overgrown drug lots that have been taken over by four apathetic city agencies. Those abandoned properties, on which the city spends $20 million a year maintaining, results in a 6.5 to 20 percent resale value drop for homes on the same block. It’s an environmental, economical, domestic nightmare. But City Hall is on the case. In early February, Councilmembers Bill Green, Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Bobby Henon and Curtis Jones Jr. introduced Bill No. 12005200, which would put all those city-owned properties under the supervision of just one body, the Philadelphia Land Bank—a semi-public entity that would manage the city’s vacant lots and houses through leasing, selling and community maintenance projects. A Mayor Nutter-appointed board, comprised of government and civic leaders, would oversee the process. The idea was pushed over the last several years by the Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land—a coalition of 30 nonprofits and civic associations—and is being marketed as a win-win for the government, communities and citizens. “A central city agency that would take all the city-owned vacant land and put it in one place would solve the problem of having this alphabet soup of city agencies owning land right now,” says Marcus Presley, a community organizer with the Women’s Revitalization Project, one of the 30 nonprofits involved with the bill. The agency, he says, could “really prioritize uses that benefit community residents, spelling out what the priorities would be … with a real lens toward urban agriculture and community control over the land in the city.” Well, hold on a second here. Some activists, citing the bill itself and the city’s history of corruption in the property business, are worried that creating a new city agency will just lead to more problems. “It’s centered around property, and that’s a really sore subject for me,” says East Kensington anti-blight activist Christopher Sawyer. “The city has done a 360-degree fail when it comes to anything remotely related to property. Zoning, property tax collection, use of properties, you name it.” Sawyer and others, like Brewerytown-Sharswood Community Development Corporation board member Adam Lang, are taking the land bank proposal with a scoop of cynicism. Not because they’re necessarily against land banks—they’re just against this one. They believe the combination of the city-state effort is an epic fail in the making. And decades from now, they say, our property blight problem may be even worse than it is today. “The land bank isn’t designed to actually circulate stuff back into the private holding,” says Lang, who believes the agency could be used for nefarious purposes and possibly result in a pay-to-play-type situation with City Council. “One of the reasons why a lot of this land already remains vacant is because the government won’t let it back into circulation. So, the idea that the way to solve that is to throw another, bigger, more expanded government agency on top of it to solve the failures of the original government’s goals? That doesn’t make much sense.” (Philadelphia’s vacant properties are cur-

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Gouvas claims a politically connected man whose name PW has withheld due to the nature of Gouvas’ allegations—and that they are only allegations—who owns multiple properties across the Georgia metropolis, has been property squatting across the city, not paying taxes and rebuying the properties back from the land bank. “Every agency in Atlanta is aware of it,” she says. “Every agency is passing the buck, so now I’m at the point of where I’m going in circles.” And she’s not alone. Neighbors in Flint, Mich., have complained of projects put into their land bank system, as well. Most notably the city’s Durant Hotel on East Second Avenue, had $30 million of taxpayer money put into it through the land bank and ended up being sold for $4 million. “There are no banks I know of that would have given that mortgage,” wrote real estate broker and Flint resident Henry Tannenbaum, in a February 2011 letter to The Flint Journal. “Taxpayers do not need more government control of the local housing stock, and taxpayers should not have to compete with their government in the purchase or rental of homes.” “We absolutely believe the bill needs to be amended,” says Presley. “We think land is an asset that can be used to support the goals of strengthening low and moderate income communities … and I think the only way to fulfill those principles is to include a policy in the land bank ordinance that spells this out exclusively, that makes it clear and measurable.” The Coalition has submitted language to Quiñones-Sánchez they believe would do this. She is open to the idea, but the bill has a long way to go before being signed into law. And recent developments may make residents think twice before letting it get pushed through as is. Because, as Sawyer sees it, Kensington may have the most to lose from the deal. The neighborhood of West Kensington and the former “slumlord millionaire” Robert Coyle Sr., who was the subject of a Daily News investigation in 2009 and City Paper cover story in 2010, still lingers in the minds of residents. “They [Coyle and his son] were able to run amok in Kensington and ruin a lot of people’s lives—well over 1,000 people,” says Sawyer. “And there is nothing in the Land Bank bill that prevents a renter like this, a bad actor who has no intention of redeveloping or improving the neighborhoods or, really, doing anything other than trying to make a fast buck.” Coyle was finally charged on Friday with defrauding four banks out of $10 million in 2007. Sawyer sent a letter to the Committee of Seventy expressing his concerns and has been attending community meetings in Port Richmond, Fishtown and Kensington, trying to get his questions answered. So far, he’s not satisfied. Lang’s solution: “Try the simple method first … If there’s a property in North Philadelphia with $10,000 in back property taxes, well, seize it. Then let people buy it.” If only it were that simple. “The whole thing screams pay-to-play to me in multiple ways,” says Sawyer. “I do love the idea of a land bank. I know it’s been implemented in other cities … but the way machine politics work in Philadelphia, something good comes along and the city is ultimately determined to spend as much time fucking it up as it can.” n

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rently held in the Redevelopment Authority, Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, and the city’s Public Property department.) Lang says places in which land banks have proven successful—and Council has used as examples of why Philadelphia needs one—are places in which there is a decreasing private demand for land. Lansing, Mich.’s landbank is considered a success. However, Lansing’s population—and by extension, landowners— have been declining over the past decade, losing 4 percent of its population in the last census. “Philadelphia doesn’t have a lack of private investors,” Lang says. On the contrary, Philadelphia’s population, and demand for real estate, has grown over the past decade. Sawyer and Lang are both concerned about the City Council veto power in the legislation. According to Section 4 of the bill, City Councilmembers representing the district in which a vacant property will be transacted have final say. If that Councilmember sees any reason for disapproval, all s/he has to do is put it in writing and “the Land Bank may not enter into the transaction,” reads the legislation. “Say there’s a situation where you ran against a person or donated to his competition,” says Lang, who is currently running as a Republican presidential delegate in the Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional district, “or any other reason why someone in that particular office doesn’t like you. They can prevent you from ever purchasing land in the land bank as long as they’re in office.” The bill essentially doesn’t put extra safeguards into place for things like pay-to-play; things that make Philly, well, Philly. The city was recently ranked the eighth most corrupt city in the country by researchers at the University of Chicago, based on public corruption convictions between 1976 and 2010. “How hard or soft that councilmanic vote or veto is, is an open question,” says Jennifer Kates, legislative aide to Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, who helped draft the original bill. “We hope this will get refined as we continue to talk with people, and if people feel strongly [they] should come out and testify and come out and talk.” At a recent meeting between QuiñonesSánchez and the Coalition to Take Back Vacant Land, the councilwoman noted there’s a political reality that has to be dealt with, referring to the veto power. Luckily, there’s time to amend. The local bill can and only will be enacted after state legislation is signed into law allowing it to exist. That legislation, House Bill 1628, has been introduced by state Rep. John Taylor of lower Northeast Philadelphia. It was recently passed on Feb. 15—though has not yet been signed into law by Gov. Corbett. Quiñones-Sánchez’s office is writing a separate bill in case Corbett decides to sit on it forever. That bill would put the land bank bill up for a citywide ballot vote. Patti Gouvas, an Atlanta, Ga., resident, says Philly should think long and hard about the land bank. She found an earlier story on land banks posted to our news blog and had to tell us her experience with her city’s land bank. “It’s the worst idea ever,” she says over the phone. “If your city is not corrupt, it might be a good thing. But here, it’s an absolute nightmare.”


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verything I believe in is right here,” says Kim Stolfer over lunch at an Olive Garden not far from his home in the outskirts of Pittsburgh. He’s pointing—not to the Kimber Ultra CDP II .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol holstered underneath his navy blazer (though he believes in that, too), but to his bag resting on a chair. It’s stuffed with papers and a laptop containing 40GB of data, studies, books and articles from the decades-long fight over gun rights in Pennsylvania. “There is no empirical study that shows that any firearm law works to reduce crime,” insists Stolfer, who’s been at the forefront of pro-gun causes in the state for nearly three decades. He also believes in the Constitution. Stolfer, 57, is a Vietnam vet who served in the Marines. A shooting instructor and recently retired postal worker, Stolfer is chairman of Firearms Owners Against Crime, a nonpartisan, gunowner-advocating political action committee that a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist once said “makes the NRA look like a pack of liberal bed-wetters.” “I thought that was pretty accurate,” Stolfer deadpans. On this day, Stolfer’s an amiable guy who hardly comes off like a “gun nut” or “bomb-thrower,” as some of his enemies on the gun-control side have called him. He’s not one of those extremists who wants to eliminate all gun laws—he says he fully supports “about 70 percent” of the gun laws currently on the books in Pennsylvania. And at one point he makes a startling admission that flies in the face of the usual caricature of the gun owner as slobbering worshipper of blue steel and bullets: “I wish guns had never been invented,” he says, “because if there were no guns, there would be no war, and once you’ve been in war ... friends of mine didn’t come home.” But there are guns, and there’s a Second Amendment, and Stolfer’s dedicated his life to upholding it. “The Constitution means something to me,” he says. “I swore an oath to defend it, and I will. It’s my duty to protect the rights of all law-abiding gun owners and to ensure they’re not victimized.” That’s why he took a lead role in drafting House Bill 1523—otherwise known as the “Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill”—sponsored by Stolfer’s close friend, gun-rights stalwart (and the left’s favorite bogeyman) state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County). The bill, co-sponsored by 70 other legislators, was designed to counter local ordinances that have cropped up in Pennsylvania over the past few years that require gun owners to report a lost or stolen firearm to the police within a specified time frame or face the possibility of fines and/or jail time. The ordinances were put in place to crack down on straw purchasers—individuals with clean records who legally buy firearms, then illegally sell or hand them over to felons, juveniles or anyone else barred from buying and owning them—who commonly used the simple-yeteffective excuse, “Oh, it was stolen ...” when crime guns are traced back to them in order to evade prosecution. Philadelphia was the first city to pass such an ordinance when Mayor Nutter signed lost/stolen legislation into law in 2008, providing for a $1,900 fine and up to 90 days in jail for anyone not reporting their firearm missing within 24 hours of discovery. Twenty-nine other cities, including Pittsburgh, Reading and Lancaster, have followed suit, each mandating their own time frames and penalties. One problem, though: Every one of those laws, arguably, is illegal. That’s because Pennsylvania has a state firearms preemption statute that bars local governments from enacting such ordinances: “No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.” Approved via a bipartisan 19-4 vote in the House Judiciary Committee last month and up for consideration as

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By Michael Alan Goldberg I mgoldberg@philadelphiaweekly.com soon as next week, HB 1523 would allow an individual to sue any city with a lost/stolen ordinance—even if that person hasn’t actually been prosecuted under the law—and be awarded up to triple-damages plus $5,000 from the city. The bill would also grant “a membership organization ... that is dedicated in whole or in part to protecting the legal, civil or constitutional rights of its membership”—say, the National Rifle Association, or Stolfer’s political action committee, for instance—the standing to bring similar legal action and receive damages. Unless, as the bill states, cities with such lost/stolen ordinances rescind them after HB 1523 becomes law. Gun-control advocates call it blackmail. Stolfer’s got a different opinion. “It’s called citizens demanding accountability from the government when they disobey the law,” he says. “It’s not blackmail.” Essentially, the gunfight shapes up like this: Opponents of HB 1523—including Mayor Nutter and the Philadelphiabased anti-gun-violence organization CeaseFirePA—say the bill threatens lost/stolen laws that have become effective in convicting straw purchasers and getting illegal guns out of the hands of killers, and that the pro-gun side is putting the lives of citizens at risk over paranoid notions that someone is coming to lock them up and take their guns away. But Stolfer and other proponents of the bill claim that lost/stolen laws do nothing to prevent crime but put lawabiding gun owners in jeopardy of unfair prosecution, and that the ordinances are really just an attempt to advance gun control’s political agenda and chip away at the preemption statute. They say the other side’s strategy isn’t to ban guns outright but to make owning one so burdensome and potentially costly that people will decide it’s not worth the trouble—in essence, a backdoor ban.

On April 10, 2008, just a few months into his first term, Nutter signed into law five local gun-control ordinances, including lost/stolen, that were passed by City Council. The theory was that straw purchasers would no longer be

able to use the “It was stolen” excuse, that cops could at least charge them with something, and maybe the ordinance would act as a deterrent. Hardly a slam-dunk tactic, but city officials were desperate. The year before, 2007, had been especially bloody, with 391 homicides on the books. They were also motivated in part by the Oct. 2007 slayings of armored truck guards (and retired cops) William Widmaier and Joseph Alullo, who were gunned down in Northeast Philly by career felon Mustafa Ali, who’d gotten the handgun used in the killings from a straw buyer. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined in 2000 that straw purchases were the source of firearms in nearly half of its national gun-trafficking investigations. That’s often due to the fact that many criminals prefer new guns to the plethora of stolen guns passed around frequently in the illicit market—those guns may already be linked to other crimes or “have bodies on them.” Law enforcement insisted straw purchasing was a serious problem in Philly, and help wasn’t coming from Harrisburg. Some lawmakers introduced bills in 2007 and 2008 intended to create a state lost/stolen law, but scores of Pennsylvania gun owners—backed by the NRA, FOAC and other gun groups—complained that while they were already law-abiding citizens responsible enough to report their guns missing, to potentially criminalize them for failing to do so was not only unfair but an infringement on their constitutional right to bear arms. The bills failed, so the mayor took it upon himself to act. “For too long, cities have waited for Washington or Harrisburg to take the lead in the fight for the kind of commonsense gun safety measures our citizens want,” Nutter said upon signing the five ordinances. “This demonstrates what can be achieved when local governing bodies and mayors step up to take action on gun safety.” Incensed, the NRA immediately sued the city. A Common Pleas judge struck down two of the ordinances—an assault weapons ban and a one-gun-a-month law—as unconstitutional but let the three others, including lost/


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stolen, stand. The judge ruled that because no one had been prosecuted under lost/stolen, the ordinance couldn’t be challenged. But now, with HB 1523 threatening Philly’s lost/stolen law, Nutter has implored congressional leadership to oppose the bill. In a letter he sent on Feb. 20, Nutter wrote: “These local efforts should not be seen as an affront to state authority, given that such efforts will often survive court challenge, but rather as an example of local authorities working in partnership with the statutory framework set out by the Commonwealth. “We recognize that a policy balance must be struck between the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms against the value of sensible, low-impact requirements such as reporting lost or stolen weapons, which can have a significant impact on the availability of unlawful gun use by criminals,” he continued. “There simply is no reasonable basis for coercing local government away from good faith efforts to strike this balance in a measured way.”

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Setting the legal arguments regarding state preemption aside, Nacheman and other lost/stolen advocates could make a strong case for opposing HB 1523 if they can establish that it works; that the tangible benefits in combating straw purchasers and gun violence outweigh the potential risks to law-abiding gun owners. At first glance, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Three-and-a-half years after being implemented, not one single person in Philadelphia has been prosecuted under the lost/stolen ordinance. In fact, no one in the entire state has been prosecuted under similar laws. Of course, that’s primarily because of the questions surrounding the legitimacy of the ordinances and the reticence to send a test case up the legal chain and watch a court strike down the law entirely. In fact, after Nutter signed the law, then-District Attorney Lynne Abraham stated that she would not enforce the law because it was unconstitutional. A handful of other states—including New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Massachusetts—have mandatory state lost/stolen laws, so there are no Stolfer sees the scales tipping concerns about pre-emption there, yet against gun owners. With a law on the proponents of the laws cite only two books that potentially criminalizes lecases in the entire country in which gitimate gun owners for failing to report someone’s been prosecuted under lost/ lost or stolen firearms, he says, “What’s stolen (both occurred in Cleveland, to stop some gun-hating prosecutor from once in 1996 and the other in 2001). specifically targeting gun owners down The problem is that it remains excepthe line, just to send a message?” tionally difficult to prove because even Stolfer lays out the scenario: “The a mildly savvy straw purchaser can cops come to the door. You say, ‘No, sir, still easily wiggle out of any interrogaI didn’t report it stolen.’ So now they tion by claiming they didn’t know the arrest you because you were negligent. weapon was lost or stolen. They put you in handcuffs, they go “They got smarter,” laments PPD through your whole house and take all Capt. Fran Healy, special advisor to your other firearms. They might have Commissioner Charles Ramsey. “Inpointed guns at your wife and kids. It stead of saying, ‘I lost it two years ago,’ hits the papers. You might lose your job. they’re saying, ‘Oh, I thought it was in Your reputation is ruined, even if you’re my house ...’” not charged. Say you are charged. Now Another issue: To date, no academic you’ve got to get an attorney, you know or law-enforcement studies exist that what that costs? Now the judge says, demonstrate the impact of lost/sto‘This is a horrible abuse of the system’ len laws on straw purchases. “I don’t and drops all the charges. Now you’ve know anybody who has studied that,” still got the attorney’s fees. The DA has confirms Daniel Webster, co-director confiscated all your guns and he’s in no of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun hurry to give them back. And now they Policy and Research. revoke your carry permit because you Add to that the fact that the Pennsylwere negligent, or they say you violated vania Uniform Firearms Act already the ‘character and reputation’ clause.” provides serious penalties for straw And to Stolfer, this isn’t far-fetched. purchasers. According to the act, “It can happen and it will happen if anyone who knowingly sells or otherlaws like this that threaten the lawwise transfers a firearm to someone abiders with criminal penalties and do ineligible to possess a firearm commits nothing to stop violent criminals are a third-degree felony. Straws can be allowed to stand,” he says. “Most responcharged with illegal transfer of firesible gun owners report their guns lost arms, and get up to seven years in jail. or stolen, but sometimes circumstances If that’s not going to deter a would-be prevent that, or people suddenly get busy straw purchaser, why would the posand can’t do it within 24 hours, or people sibility of violating a Philadelphia code don’t trust the authorities to do the right No. 1 for guns: Kim Stolfer, a lifelong gun-rights activist, stands outside Ace Sporting Goods, a gun shop near ordinance—an arrestable offense, but thing. There’s no protections for them. in the grand scheme of things equivaPittsburgh. It’s absolutely unfair.” lent to only a summary offense—make And in case anyone wants to brush off a difference? his concerns as baseless paranoia, Stolfer says that all one bear arms, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have certain According to several law-enforcement officials, there are has to do is look at the February 2011 incident involving reasonable limitations on that right,” Nacheman says. a couple of compelling reasons. Montgomery County gun-rights activist Mark Fiorino. PPD “They say that I’m trying to ban guns—I love getting the The first is the idea that some not-so-bright gun traffickofficers drew their weapons on Fiorino, who was openemails at all hours of night talking about how we’re trying ers think that they can outsmart the system by preempcarrying his firearm (which is legal) in Northeast Philly, to ban guns. We’re not trying to ban guns.” tively reporting firearms as lost or stolen to steer attention and detained him for 40 tense minutes. The American Civil But, he says, “A small burden on a law-abiding gun owner away from their illicit activities. “Well, guess what? You Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the PPD last [to report a firearm lost or stolen], that’s a pretty small do that two or three times and your local law enforcement month on behalf of Fiorino, who’s become a cause celebre price to pay if you’re gonna get another gun criminal in jail are gonna get the picture of who you are and what you’re for the gun-rights crowd that believes law enforcement— and prevent a homicide.” doing,” says Healy, saying that the red flag spurs police and by extension the government—has no respect for, or belief in, the rights of law-abiding gun owners. “The track record is there on laws they have abused, as directed by the policymakers,” says Stolfer. “It’s not some tin-foil-hat, sky-is-falling nonsense. It happens.” Stolfer claims that the ordinance is already having a chilling effect on gun owners he talks to across the state. “A number have mentioned to me that they’re thinking about just getting rid of their guns because they don’t want to take any chances [with getting arrested]. It’s making life miserable for law-abiding citizens. That’s what people like Max Nacheman want.” Nacheman is director of CeaseFirePA. He, too, believes in the Constitution. “There is no question there’s a Constitutional right to


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to open an investigation. “I can see losing one gun in a year, things happen. But four or five or more? Are they falling out of your pocket? That’s one of the benefits of the law—I’ll be able to identify somebody who’s trying to play cute.” The second reason—says one high-ranking Philadelphia law-enforcement official with extensive knowledge of the investigation and prosecution of straw purchasers, who spoke to PW on condition of anonymity—is that in practice, the ordinance is employed more often as a leveraging tool to get a confession from the straw, helping to build a case for the third-degree felony charge. Perhaps they’ve already caught a perp with the firearm and want to shut down the source. Or they need information about who the straw gave the gun to, particularly if the gun in question was recovered at a crime scene, such as a homicide, and there are no suspects. The source explains that that investigative approach has to do with who the straw purchasers mostly are. Typically, they’re a girlfriend—or sometimes a family member—of the felon, and they’ve been sweet-talked, intimidated or outright threatened to make the purchase. Often, they’re addicts who trade guns for drugs, according to the source. When investigators trace the gun back to them, they’ll give the “It was stolen months ago” line. Without the ordinance, says the source, investigators couldn’t do much. But with the ordinance, law enforcement can threaten an immediate arrest for failure to report the gun stolen. It’s a means to flip a suspect, to get them to tell the truth. “By their nature they’re all first-time offenders, because otherwise they couldn’t buy a gun,” the source says. “If this was a hardened criminal they’d say, ‘Fuck you, I’ll plead guilty [to the lost/ stolen ordinance] and be done with it. But to a person that’s never been arrested or convicted before, never seen the inside of a jail, and maybe been pressured into this transaction in the first place, we can say, ‘Hey, we got you, you lied.’ They’re scared. And sometimes that’s when they’ll admit what they did.” Reading Police Chief William Heim, one of the state’s most outspoken lawenforcement proponents of the lost/ stolen ordinances, confirms the tactic. “Even if we don’t wind up charging someone with the ordinance, a lot of times just having the ability to talk to someone about them possibly being charged can yield information that might lead to a prosecution down the line,” Heim says. “Sometimes you detain somebody on a lesser crime that we can prove but we know they committed a more heinous crime but we can’t get the probable cause to go to the next level,” he continues. “If you can get them talking ... we solve more crimes from people talking than we do from physical evidence.” Law enforcement insists it works. According to numbers provided by the state Attorney General’s Office, as of the last week in February the Philadelphia Gun Violence Task Force—a team of detectives and prosecutors established in December 2006 to go after straw purchasers and other gun traffickers—have opened 2,099 investigations, seized 1,521 illegally owned guns, made 677 arrests, and have an annual conviction rate consistently over 90 percent (the conviction rate on illegal transfer or illegal possession of firearms was 95 percent in 2011). Still, no law-enforcement officials who spoke with PW could cite a single case in which the use of the lost/stolen ordinance as an investigative tool led to a straw purchaser

being convicted on an illegal transfer of firearms charge. Saying he doesn’t want to give away “too many investigative tricks of the trade,” Heim notes there’s no central database with that data set, or any formal studies, it’s just a matter of taking law enforcement’s word for it. “These ordinances are just a couple of years old so you’d have to give it some time until you can see the proper analysis,” says Heim. “But certainly, if you don’t try this kind of thing and think outside of the box, you’re not gonna get any changes [in gun crime]. What’s the harm?”

But that’s not good enough for Stolfer.

“The premise here is that lost and stolen laws can actually stop the straw purchaser—what cases have they used this in?” he says. “This has been happening, but when they testify before the Legislature they have no documentation that they’ve used this in that fashion? They’re saying, ‘We’re using it but we can’t prove it?’ That doesn’t work for me. Show me.” Stolfer allows that if someone can show him proof the ordinances work, he might consider supporting a compromise that lets lost/stolen stand but works in some protections, such as requiring the establishment of criminal intent, or the means to hold prosecutors criminally and civilly liable if they abuse the law. But he’s got a better idea for going after straw purchas-

The Philadelphia law-enforcement source acknowledges that lighter sentences are often the norm, but there are good reasons for that. Straws typically have clean records. There are often mitigating circumstances, especially when it comes to female straws who have been intimidated, abused or forced to purchase the weapons. And straws are frequently offered plea deals if they agree to cooperate in identifying the felon they supplied (and testify against them in court). Straws typically receive two years or less, instead of the possible seven years. “I don’t wanna crucify someone who’s been traumatized and who has cooperated,” the source says. “Most of the people who engage in straw purchases, their lives are severely disrupted and they do significant time in jail.” And calls for mandatory minimum sentences are typically met with resistance from myriad groups that believe in rehabilitation over incarceration. Still, the source says that in terms of a deterrent, mandatory minimums for straws would be “an overnight game-changer” in combating gun crime.

Lost/stolen proponents will have an opportunity to make their case to skeptical legislators in Harrisburg as HB 1523 winds its way through the General Assembly. “Nobody’s above the law,” says Metcalfe. “Just because somebody’s elected mayor of Philadelphia doesn’t mean that they can pass ordinances or execute policies that conflict with state law.” Nacheman is resigned to the notion that 1523 will probably pass the House, but he’s optimistic that it can die in the Senate. “The senate majority leader [Republican Dominic Pileggi] represents Chester and the senate minority leader [Democrat Jay Costa] represents Pittsburgh, places that have passed lost and stolen, and considering the gun violence in those places, if they vote for this it would be a travesty,” says Nacheman. CeaseFirePA clearly has a friend in Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia), a longtime advocate for what he terms “commonsense gun laws.” “When [1523] gets here I’m gonna go to the mat on this and do everything I possibly can to convince people that this legislation is just bad for Pennsylvania,” says Farnese. “If you take [lost/ stolen] away and allow the gun lobby to bully these municipalities into throwing the laws away, then you’re eradicating law enforcement’s ability to deal with the gun epidemic that is just ravaging Philadelphia.” If the bill makes it to Gov. Corbett’s desk, no one’s sure if he’ll sign it. Given his pro-gun track record, though, it seems a safe bet. Corbett’s office did not respond to requests for comment. Nutter’s spokesman Mark McDonald says it’s too early to say what the city will do if HB 1523 becomes law, but notes that the mayor still believes strongly in the lost/stolen ordinance. “I think it’s fair to say that we’ll defend what the mayor signed,” says McDonald. But Stolfer insists his cause is just, and that even his biggest foes in Philadelphia may someday come to thank him for it. “We cannot sacrifice Constitutional freedoms on the misdeeds of others,” he says. “We have to do a better job finding out what works and applying those principles, and not guesswork or theories, and that’s what lost or stolen is. I’m not against all gun laws. I’m for smart gun laws, and the way I see it, this law is not a smart law.” n

“A small burden on a lawabiding gun owner [to report a firearm lost or stolen], that’s a pretty small price to pay if you’re gonna get another gun criminal in jail and prevent a homicide.”

-Max Nacheman, Director of CeaseFirePA ers, one that doesn’t risk criminalizing law-abiding gun owners: Strictly enforce the laws already on the books— primarily the law against the illegal transfer of firearms— against straw purchases. Despite the fact that lost/stolen proponents insist they need the ordinance to build a case for that charge, Stolfer believes that the threat of a maximum seven-year sentence—plus good police work that builds a case against straw purchasers via fingerprints, time-to-crime (the time between when the gun was purchased and when it was used in a crime), video evidence from gun stores, witnesses and other potential evidence— should be enough to get a confession or conviction. And then, he says, nail ’em to the wall with a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. “No plea bargain, no parole, no sob stories,” he says. “That gets around town fast. That makes people think twice.” Stolfer says mandatory minimums are crucial because straw purchasers seem to get off easy. State Rep. Metcalfe, HB 1523’s prime sponsor, agrees. “When you look at statistics, a lot of the Philadelphia judges have been very lax in using the hammer of justice on criminals out there,” Metcalfe says from his Cranberry Township office.


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Beasts Starting with the opening reception tonight, artists from the Midwives Collective unleash a beast at Square Peg Artery & Salvage. Featuring the artwork of Ellen K. Bonett, Kelly A. Burkhardt, Carol Deutsch, Bette Greenwood, Kathy McLean, Cheryl Rybacki and Irma Shapiro, Beasts is a tribute to the various creatures with whom humans share the planet. Since 2005, the Midwives Collective has maintained a group of female artists to inspire one another and curate unique exhibits in intimate gallery spaces. Expanding on this idea, the presentation of Beasts seeks to remind humans that they are the minority when compared with the vast array of multi-legged animals on this earth. A portion of sales will be donated to Love Four Paws, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in Philadelphia. ashley Kole 6pm. Free. Through April 20. Square Peg Artery & Salvage, 108 S. 20th St. 215.360.5548. midwivescollective.com

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Corridors Think hallways: Well-lit walls covered with smiley family photos. The Brady Bunch. Now think corridors: Cobwebby and boobytrapped, pitch black and breakneck, Indiana Jones. Same applies to New Yorker Byron Westbrook’s solo project that goes by the same name. As Corridors, he creates menacing and moony ambient drone music by looping live instruments (strings, horns, synths, others), and the sonics drift and shift across a series of speakers carefully situated around the audience while abstract, star-cluster-like patterns and shapes of various colors (d)evolve on multiple screens. Each movement of sound/sight invites the listener/looker to leap down a new, mysterious pathway, uncertain of exactly where, if anywhere, he or she will arrive. elliott shaRp 8pm. $5-$10. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org

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As a whole, America throws “douchebag” and its variations around far too freely. “Douchey” should be reserved to describe a specific brand of arrogance and posturing so grating, so inescapable that it transcends “being a jerk” and “being a dick.” Abandon All Ships embody the

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8:30pm. $32.50. With Bachelorette. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.332.2100. utphilly.com

New City Stage company continues its seasonlong exploration of terror with the local premiere of the Presnyakov brothers’ tragic farce, Terrorism. Artistic director Ginger Dayle compares the play’s episodic construction to the films Crash and Traffic. Instead of a single story, Terrorism is a collection of six interconnected scenes of stupefying terror. Originally presented by the legendary Moscow Arts Theatre, the play focuses on the most insidious and pervasive effects of terrorism, its ability to turn ordinary citizens (all the characters are nameless) into callous and paranoid agents of terror. Humorous in a disquieting way, the two Siberian playwrights create a surreal, nightmarish atmosphere where each of us is as capable of instigating terror as we are of being victimized by it. In the Presnyakov brothers’ fierce and disturbing play, terrorism isn’t political, it’s personal. J.C.R.

quintessential aura of douche. The Toronto band has self-identified as “Guids” (Read: Guidos) and “bros.” Unsurprisingly, their music is brazenly obnoxious, pandering hard to current metalcore fans while throwing in some techno nostalgia. Savage screams, Auto-Tunemangled melodic vocals, crisp production and trudging breakdowns share space with clean synth lines that sound plucked from a ’90s dance club. (The techno is the best part.) On paper, the combination looks innovative, but its execution is so over-the-top and scenecliche-fixated that bringing up the D word almost feels inevitable. Reyan ali 6:30pm. $12-$14. With Sleeping With Sirens, Conditions + Secrets. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. r5productions.com

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Since releasing the first Magnetic Fields album in 1990, frontman Stephin Merritt has explored sounds ranging from ’70s garage rock to tender love ballads, with his unmistakable bass vocals and quirky lyrics tying them all together. The band’s latest album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, came out earlier this week, revealing Merritt has gone from writing soulful ballads to Aboriginalinfluenced, post-punk dance music. There’s still a sense of grandiosity, enhanced by Merritt’s dramatic intonation and the epic beats packed into a three-minute tune. Although unexpected, the addition of ’80s synth rock and bubblegum pop to Magnetic Field’s extensive repertoire promises to break up the spunky sing-along campfire tunes and delicate folk with deep grooves and pizzazz.

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Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again when we celebrate the ‘Great American Accessory’— better known as Pabst Blue Ribbon—with a day of PBR inspired crafts and festivities. A group of local independent artists will be given a space to showcase and sell an array of handmade and vintage PBR goods—including clothing, accessories, beer cozies and home decor. A secret panel of judges will award prizes to the most creative vendors. While perusing the merch, guests will be treated to live music from an eclectic lineup of local bands, including indie rockers Arrah and the Ferns and country rock ensemble Levee Drivers. Also this year, four local restaurants will go head-to-head in a PBR-infused chili cook-off, further proving that there’s really no limit to what you can do with a little bit of ingenuity and cheap beer.

Philly’s premiere hackspace, Hive76, invites fellow artists, hackers and general DIYers to spend a weekend letting their creative freak flags fly. Provided with a massive supply of recycled materials and glue, masking tape and spray paint, participants will spend two days breaking, cutting and gluing shit together. By Sunday night, the goal is to have transformed all that miscellaneous crap into a meaningful work of art based on some sort of theme (which will be announced at the beginning of the event). N.F.

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Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton’s first book, Essays In Love, was published when he was 23. It was about love—both falling into it, and falling out of it. He has since written books and essays on Proust, architecture, anxiety and work, always attempting to show how grand philosophical ideas can be applied to our everyday lives. Tonight, he talks about his latest book, Religion For Atheists: A Non-Believers Guide To The Uses Of Religion. Concluding that God doesn’t exist, he claims we should not throw the baby out with the bathwater because there are crucial ethical and political lessons secularists can learn from world religions even if their supernatural underpinnings are total bullshit. elliott sharP

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Design + Build Workshop Frank’s Kitchens opens its doors to teach seasoned engineers and newbies alike how to construct a kinetic sculpture for the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby—the kick-ass event held annually as part of the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival. You’ll meet fellow derby participants and have a chance to explore the ins and outs of derby creation. What is a kinetic sculpture, you ask? By definition it’s simply a human-powered sculpture—kind of like a parade float—that’s only limited by your own whacked-out imagination. Last year’s derby included a giant caterpillar, a bright pink flamingo, flying slices of pizza and an Amish-inspired buggy. No prior knowledge or skills are needed for the workshop—simply a desire to learn, create, imagine and build. cristiNa Perachio

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Houston Person You can’t fake your way to a tenor sax sound as rich as Houston Person’s. Ask the 77-year-old veteran and he’ll tell you: It takes time. Best known as the joined-at-the-hip musical partner of vocal great Etta Jones beginning in 1973, Person has soldiered on since her death, turning out laid-back, bluesy swing on recordings such as To Etta With Love, All Soul, Mellow and the most recent So Nice. This weekend, he hits Philly with pianist John Di Martino, bassist Matthew Parrish and drummer Chip White. DaviD r. aDler

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Brewer’s Plate Fair Food Philly encourages the purchase of local foods for use throughout various food sectors. This year’s Brewer’s Plate event pairs area farmers and chefs with locally crafted beer. Everything you will eat or drink at the event is made within 150 miles of the city. Many area favorites—Bar Ferdinand, Dock Street Brewery, Franklin Fountain, Victory Brewing—will be participating. Proceeds benefit Fair Food Philly and the ability to bring locally grown food to the marketplace. breNDa hillegas 5-9pm. $65-$125. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. fairfoodphilly.org

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Woe When Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of metal band Liturgy elected himself the president/shaman for what he coined “Transcendental Black Metal”— a higher phase of black metal that supposedly overcomes the sonic and spiritual defects of previous versions—Chris Grigg of Philadelphia

black metal band Woe stepped in and said, “Woah, homie!” Grigg accused the Columbia University grad of being an elitist ass-clown and of not truly representing BLACK METAL. It was the biggest metal beef of 2011. Since forming in 2007, Woe has delivered two full-length albums, including Quietly, Undramatically, the first of three to be released on Candlelight Records. Don’t be fooled: Woe’s not quiet or undramatic at all—the music’s gargantuan, infuriated and rawer than a hunter’s freshest kill. e.s. 8pm. $8. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com

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Coco Montoya Coco Montoya came late to guitar, spending his youth on the traps. While drumming for Albert Collins in the ’70s, “The Master of the Telecaster” mentored Montoya in his icy/hot guitar style. In the mid ’80s, John Mayall heard Montoya playing and invited him to join his reformed Bluesbreakers. Montoya possesses a strong clear tenor that complements his crisp, economically lyrical playing style. While quite passionate, he never seems to push as a vocalist or guitarist, letting the grooves come to him. His latest, I Want It All Back, employs Montoya’s smooth croon in service to very R&B-inflected blues. chris Parker 7:30pm. $22. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

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he. One and only. William. Shatner. Is bringing his. Hit. One-man show. Straight. From Broadway. Here. To Philly. For one night. To talk. Like this. For two. Whole hours. Shatner will take the audience on a voyage through his life and career, from a Shakespearean actor to a film director, musician, published author and cultural icon. It’s been four decades since Shatner first gained worldwide fame for his portrayal of James Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise. Since then, his most notable roles have included Sergeant Thomas Jefferson on the hit ’80s series T.J. Hooker, a senior partner on the award-winning dramedy Boston Legal and, of course, the Priceline.com guy. Now at the tender age of 80, Shatner continues to be an international legend showcasing his rise to fame in this Broadway show. N.F. Tues., March 13, 7:30pm. $57-$77. Merriam Theater, kimmelcenter.org

New Multitudes Beginning in the 1930s, Woody Guthrie trekked across America, armed with a guitar, his politically fearless lyrics and an encyclopedic knowledge of the songs that traveled through our country’s history. As the unofficial leader of the American folk revival in the early ’40s, Guthrie inspired scores of young singers to learn the past and protect the future—from Dylan, Springsteen, Strummer and more. In honor of what would have been Guthrie’s 100th birthday, his daughter Nora hand-selected some contemporary folkies to scour Woody’s archives and collaborate on new music using his unpublished lyrics. The result is New Multitudes, featuring Son Volt’s Jay Farrar, Centro-Matic’s Will Johnson, solo artist/Gob Iron alum Anders Parker, and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Instead of miming Guthrie’s musical style, New Multitudes becomes an eclectic mix of sparse tenderness and puckish energy—as much a tribute as a séance of character. bryaN biermaN 8:30pm. $20. With Bobby Bare Jr. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

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Stimulus Presents: “Miss Representation” This showing of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s 2011 documentary about the media’s shoddy treatment of women couldn’t come at a better time. With Rush Limbaugh’s scurrilous remarks about Sandra Fluke still fresh in the public’s mind, Newsom reminds viewers that women are routinely dismissed, sexualized and trivialized everywhere from magazines to movies. Moreover, the media’s disparagement of women knows no ideology: Pundits are just as likely to focus on Sarah Palin’s looks as they are on Hillary Clinton’s, ignoring the politicians’ records. Newsom and her interviewees firmly believe that things must change, and they look to the media itself as a starting point. As Marie Wilson, founding president of the White House Project, puts it, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Today, although more women than men graduate from college, women still hold only 18 percent of leadership positions in America. The hope is that this situation will improve when people begin using the media to represent a wider range of women’s experience. The impetus for the screening comes from the women behind Stimulus, which promotes nightlife events for the local LGBT community, but they’ve enlisted a dozen collaborators to make it possible, including the Attic Youth Center and Elements. Visit their tables after the screening to learn how you can get involved. (Raymond Simon) Thurs/8, 6pm. $5-$10. William Way Center, 1315 Spruce St. 215.732.2220. facebook.com/thestimulus It’s been two years since Stimulus swept Philly with its diverse, monthly women’s dance party. To celebrate, they’re spicing things up a bit. Not only will DJ NiiLo deliver the hottest Latin, reggaeton and salsa tunes all night, but from 11 to midnight, a professional dance instructor will show you all the moves for free. If that’s not your scene, check out DJs Kash and Jovi Baby in the front room, where they’ll be spinning your favorite Top 40, house, hip-hop and old-school jams. (Nicole Finkbiner) Sat/10, 10pm. $7-$10. Landmark Americana, 3333 Market St. 215.222.4500. landmarkamericana.com

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provides each week in the back of PW in his internationally syndicated “Savage Love” column, gay-rights activist and author Dan Savage actually has his hands in a lot of cookie jars right now. In addition to bashing conservative politicians on shows like The Colbert Report and Real Time With Bill Maher, Savage’s “It Gets Better” project—the online resource and support community for LGBT teens he launched with his husband in 2010—was recently featured in an MTV special. This week, the candid columnist comes to Penn (the nation’s No. 1 gay-friendly university, according to Newsweek), to discuss his campaign as well as the challenges facing LGBT youth. (N.F.) Mon/19, 8pm. Free. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. 215.898.3900. pennpresents.org

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By Brian Freedman bfreedman@philadelphiaweekly.com the acidic little cornichons its served with. They provide a framing device, allowing the seasoning Ighladen’s mother helped him perfect back home in Morocco to really peek through. Too bad the Philly cheesesteak shawarma is such a disappointment in context. Really, it should have been a stunner; the concept seemed like a no-brainer. But this was a case of more-isless, the American cheese getting lost in the mix, the beef underseasoned, the whole less than the sum of its parts. Falafel, too, could use some more excitement. And by that I mean the falafel balls themselves, which, while technically proficient, didn’t stand out from the background, and were easily overpowered by their accompanying salad. They’re good, whereas so much else here is excellent. But in general, this is a truck that fills a void in our city’s rolling restaurant world, and does so with more than enough success to warrant a trip and a quick stint in line. The hummus, all lemonbright and cumin-y, is enough for two or more generous portions. Buy three of these the next time you have a group of friends coming over for a game or a movie, and you’ll be a hero. Baba ghannouj is a silky, subtle take on a preparation That’s a wrap: Pork shawarma with Moroccan fries from the Marrakesh Express truck. that too often bashes you over the head with garlic or smoke: very nice. And the Moroccan fries—home fries, essentially—are One of the great benefits of our growing food-truck dusted with a spice blend from a business Ighladen’s faminfatuation is that it allows a chef to dial in on a specific ily has relied on for generations in Morocco. So much of aspect of a cuisine and explore it in depth. When it’s done this food is personal, and the care and warmth Ighladen right, a food truck affords visitors the chance to really cooks into it shines through with real clarity. delve into the minutiae of how small tweaks here and And then there’s the baklava—a buttery, pistachiothere impact a particular preparation. Last summer, for centered, almost shortbread-tasting treat the size of a example, Scott Dogs—when you could find it—offered a crisp, delicious tutorial in all aspects of the frank: it’s cas- thick matchbook. It’s damn near perfect, neither as sickly sweet as baklava too often is, or so large a portion that ing, its filling, its accouterments. you can’t make it all the way through. In that sense, it’s Now, we have Marrakesh Express, the food-truck a fairly accurate stand-in for this food truck itself: small incarnation of the University City Moroccan restaurant and focused and hiding plenty of pleasures inside. (Interthat vanished last spring. This is the other advantage of food trucks—they allow restaurants and chefs to reappear estingly, it’s the one item Ighladen doesn’t cook himself.) There may be no harrira on the menu here, or tagine or without all the overhead of rent, staffing and the rest. Unlike his restaurant, Brahim Ighladen’s truck eschews any of the other more labor-intensive Moroccan dishes the more traditional menu items he made his name with, fans of the food typically gravitate toward (many of and focuses on that most emblematic street food of the them, says Ighladen, are coming), but there are plenty of Middle East and the Maghreb: shawarma. pleasures to be had on this corner. This is a taste of home, Chicken shawarma is one of the most impressive, the even if you’ve never been to North Africa. n perfume of cardamom in its ras el-hanout spicing lending the tender chunks of meat a sense of mystery. But success here is about more than just the seasoning: The chicken Marrakesh Express Food Truck itself is expertly cooked, brought to a point of succulence 40th and Locust sts. 267.844.7283. but not falling apart. Tilapia—that overused, often depressingly boring fish— Cuisine: Shawarma-centric food truck. arrives the vivid yellow color of an egg yolk, its turmeric Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm. and paprika mixing with a garlic yogurt sauce and creating Price range: Under $7. an unexpectedly festive aesthetic. These are the flavor felicia Perretti

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I’m a happy 50-something straight female sub in a D/s relationship. My Dom is my boyfriend; we present as a regular couple. We decided to take a break for several months because of some trust issues. We are now back together. While we were on our break, my adult daughter from my first marriage told me that she was happy we split up because she viewed his behavior toward me as abusive. She based this on my generally deferring to his wishes. In other words, I was behaving as his sub. She believes that I am a brainwashed abused woman who cannot break free of her abuser. She won’t have anything to do with him, believing that he is not a good man. If I want to see her and the grandkids, I visit alone. There is no way I am going to tell her that we are D/s, because my private life is none of her business. Also, I don’t think that picturing Grandma getting spanked with a leather belt is an image she would want seared in her brain. What can I say to her to reassure her that I am happy and not being abused? Only Kinky Sorry, OK, but you made your private life your daughter’s business. You don’t have to tell your daughter the whole truth (leave out the leather belt), but you will have to tell her that what she witnessed—you behaving as your boyfriend’s sub—was consensual role-play, not abuse. Tell her that it was never your intent to involve her or anyone else in your sex play, you thought your role-play was so subtle that no one else would ever pick up on it, and you’re sorry to have to burden her with this info. But you’re in a consensual D/s relationship, and what she has interpreted as abuse is just an elaborate, consensual game that you both enjoy. Promise to dial it way, way back from now on. But you will have to come clean with, and come out to, your daughter—if only to exonerate your boyfriend, who isn’t an abuser and shouldn’t have to live with that stigma. Awesome advice to Heartbroken, the woman who agreed to have a MFF threesome on the condition that her husband not engage in PIV intercourse with their third. You told her husband that his inability to respect his wife’s ground rules had probably screwed him out of any opportunity to have PIV sex with other women in the future. I’m in a nonmonogamous marriage. We started off with MFF threesomes, but I gave my husband the “no penis in her vagina” rule. He followed it to a T until I gave him the go-ahead. Now we both screw other people. If my husband had messed up the first time, though, we never would have gotten this far. Woman Over Wisconsin

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I shared your letter with Dr. James Cantor, a psychologist, associate professor at the University of Toronto and editor in chief of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. (Follow Dr. Cantor on Twitter @JamesCantorPhD.) The first thing he said, CWIA, was that you deserved praise—he called you “an ace”—for making it this far without having committed an offense. But accessing the support you need to get through the next six or seven decades of life without sexually abusing a child—support the culture should provide to men and women like you in order to protect children—isn’t going to be easy, Dr. Cantor said, particularly if you live in the United States. “Other countries have created programs to help people like CWIA,” said Dr. Cantor. “Germany has Prevention Project Dunkelfeld, which includes a hospital-based clinic and anonymous hotlines that people who are attracted to children can call when they need to talk to someone, vent or debrief. In Canada, we have the Circles of Support and Accountability—groups of volunteers who provide assistance and social support and who, in turn, receive support and supervision from professionals.” But Canada funds these programs only for people who committed a sexual offense. The Circles program isn’t open to “gold-star pedophiles,” my term for men and women who have successfully struggled against their attraction to children without any support or credit. (Yes, credit. Someone who is burdened with an attraction to children—no one chooses to be sexually attracted to children—and successfully battled that attraction all of his adult life deserves credit for his strength, self-control and moral sense.) Sadly, in the United States, we’ve taken steps that make it harder for pedophiles to get the support they need to avoid offending. “One of the recent regulations in the United States is mandatory reporting,” said Dr. Cantor. “These regulations vary by region, but in general, if a client has children or provides care to children and admits to experiencing sexual attraction to children—any children—the therapist is required to report the client to the authorities, regardless of whether any abuse was actually occurring.” The goal is to protect children, of course, and that is a goal I fully support as a parent and a human being. But broad mandatory reporting policies have an unintended consequence: People like CWIA—people who need help to avoid acting on their attraction to children—are cut off from mental-health professionals who can give them the tools, insight and support they need. Mandatory reporting policies, designed to protect children, may be making children less safe. “The situation is not completely hopeless, however,” said Dr. Cantor. “Therapists with training and experience working with people attracted to children are keenly aware of the delicate legal situation that both they and their clients are in. A good therapist—a licensed therapist, please—will begin the very first session by outlining exactly what they

must report and what they may not report.” So long as there is no specific child in specific danger—so long as you don’t have children (please don’t), CWIA, and don’t work with children (please don’t)—your therapist is required to keep whatever information you share confidential. “CWIA should ask questions about confidentiality before disclosing anything to a therapist,” said Dr. Cantor. “He can ask these questions over the phone before making an appointment or even revealing his name.” To find a therapist, CWIA, you can contact— anonymously—the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (http://atsa.com/requestreferral). “Although that group is primarily about services to persons who have already committed an offense,” said Dr. Cantor, “the professionals in their referral network are able and willing to help people in CWIA’s situation as well.” Even the few sessions you can afford will help, CWIA.

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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE: BARCLAY CONDOMINIUMS- 2BR, 2BA - $2,995 Completely renovated luxury condo, W/D, HW fls, high ceilings. FREE CAR SERVICE. Avail 06/01. Weekday: 215-568-6655 ext.231, Weekend: 215880-1099 RITTENHOUSE SQ AREA: 2BR Townhouse, WD, DW. Pvt Rear yard. $1850/ mo+ utils. Call 215-922-3910 or email chrimi@comcast.net THE WELLINGTON at Rittenhouse Sq Exclusively ... on the Square, Studio’s, 1, 2 & 3 BRs. Magnificent Square Views. All utils incld - Spacious built-in closets - Laundry facilities AC - DW - GD - Cable hook-up - 24hr Doorman. 215-567-7810

three + bedrooms AVE. OF ARTS/SO. PHILLY: Prime BROAD & REED: BI-LEVEL 2/3BDRMS, 2bas, wd/flrs, wd. HEAT INCLUDED $1595+elc. 215-440-5320 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE: Enormous 3bdrm w/2 Full Baths in Beautiful Historic Brownstone, Full Size Washer/ Dryer in Apt, HW Flrs, 2 Decorative Fireplaces, Hi Ceilings, Newly Remodeled Kitchen w/ Granite Countertop, Separate Dining Rm, Living Rm, & Family Rm, A/C, Spacious Rooms, Terrific Location! $2750/Mo. 215-7358030. #216850 10TH & SNYDER APARTMENT, 4BDRS,2ND FLR.,Lg.Tile BATH,CARPET, $1200/MO.+. 610-304-0087.

house for rent 11TH & JACKSON VIC- Brand new 2BR house w/YARD. Beautiful Kitchen & Bath, Granite c-tops, DW. WD, CA, HW floors thru out. Fin basement. $1200/mo+. 267-254-1914

room for rent 124 LOMBARD the HEART OF CENTER CITY, SOCIETY HILL, HEAD HOUSE SQ. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. WALK to HISTORIC LOCATIONS, RESTAURANTS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. TOURIST are WELCOME! Reasonable daily rates ($55-$100) wkly rates ($300-$500) Also available special monthly rates. Website http:// 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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She was the work of a French architect and the pinnacle of Art Deco style. From a beautifully appointed lobby to its spectacular roof deck, the Metropolitan offers 26-stories of today’s most luxurious apartment living in large studios and 1 and 2-bedroom apartments.

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117 North 15th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 215.854.0729 Leasing Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5 • Sun Noon-5

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215.627.6005 215.763.2100 215.893.9800 215.546.0550 215.232.5148

To See the Following, Call Andy Oei (215)790-5230 111 S 15th Street #P106-Deluxe 1BR Skyline Vuws Gourmet Kitchen Marble Bath Doorman ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,875 2101 South Street #201-Oversized 2br soaring ceilings, new kitchen & bath, 1mo free ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,475 2101 South Street #310-Large 1br skyline vuws stainless kitchen new bath 1mo free ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,750 To See the Following, Call David Snyder 267�968�8600 1538 Christian Street #1-3Br/2 Ba condo high ceil,exp brk,hw flrs,granite ctrs/SS app ������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,800 2125 Christian Street #3-2 Br unit w/SS appln,Hw flrs & porcelain tile Ba w/shower ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,350 2033 Spruce Street #7-Beautiful 1 Br unit w/granite ctrs,SS appln,refin hw floors ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,300 To See the Following, Call John Featherman 215-790-5221 1500 Chestnut Street #9C-1B/1b @ the Ellington hi-end kit & bath w/d a/c 24/7 sec �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,975 1618 Latimer Street-Spacious 2B/Den/1�5b in Ritt Sq area HW frs backyard a/c w/d ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,500 1324 Locust Street #1202-Studio great loca, Fit ctr, 24/7 sec all util incl ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $995 202 N 8th Street #907-Bi-level 2B/1�5b 1car prkg @ MetroClub 24/7 sec fit ctr pool ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,195 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #605-Studio in Art Museum area, HW flrs d/w w/d fit ctr, 24/7 sec ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� $925 334 S 15th Street #2-Large tri-level 4B/2b in Rittn Sq area, HW flrs, a/c w/d ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ $2,500 1518 S Broad Street #1R-1B/1b at brownstone in South Philly HW fl full kit backyard �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $795 1601 Spring Garden Street #309-1B/1b at Colonnade, high ceil, a/c, w/d, fit ctr, bike room ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,100 To See the Following, Call Kathy Conway (215)440-8190 212 Brown Street #8D-3 Units left,1-2 Br,most w/blcnys,grt views,Parking avail� From- ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ $1550 206 Gaskill Street-4 Br + den,3 1/2 ba,fp,3 dks,garden + Garage� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $4,500 1321 S 2nd Street-Commercial spc 800 SF,approved for indoor/ outdoor seating� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,200 703 S 3rd Street-2600 SF Commercial Gallery spc + Living spc 2Br/2�5 Ba w/dk� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ $3,200 744 S 4th Street-Loft like spc 1600 SF,hugh rms,hi ceilings,2 Br + deck ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,150

To See the Following, Call Laurie Phillips 215.790.5644 1936 Delancey Place-3 br suites 2-3car garage prkg elevator 4 fps outdr balcny ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $6,500 To See the Following, Call Randy Dobin 215-440-2058 1018 Christian Street-3 BR,hw floors,sep DR,kit w/island,granite ctrs,brk patio ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,500 To See the Following, Call Mark Wade 215-521-1523 604 S 11th Street #4-Townhouse w/granite brkfst bar,hw flrs,SS applns,C/A,patio� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,850 To See the Following, Call Michael Kelly 215-790-5659 2101 South Street #209-Bi-level 1br, 759 sf, stainless kitchen, new bath, 1mo free ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ $1,395 To See the Following, Call Mike McCann (215) 440-8345 1811 Chestnut Street #503-N/C-1 Br/1 Ba,hw flrs,granite,SS applns,C/A,washer/dryer� ��������������������������������������������������� $1,800 1629 Jackson Street #2F-2 Br/1 Ba 2nd flr apt w/rear entrance,lots of natural light ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $950 2005 Mercy Street-Nice 3 Br/1 Ba townhome, pine flrs,modern kit,clean bsmt ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $800 874 N Stillman Street-2 Br/1 Ba home on tree lined blk,Lr/Dr w/ hw flrs,tiled ba� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,400 2301 S Bancroft Street-3rd Flr-Bi-level 1 Br/1 Ba apt,hw flrs,exp brk,hi ceilings� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $675 2132 S Philip Street-2 Br features wide open Lr/Dr/Kit w/double doors out to yd� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ $850 2036 Spruce Street-3rd flr apt-2 Br/1 Ba,hw flrs,galley kit,2 fpl mantles� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,000 530 W Girard Avenue #4-Bi-level unit 3 Br/3 Ba + den,Lr w/exp brk,Chef’s kitchen� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2,400 To See the Following, Call Paul Fontaine (215)440-2059 315 Arch Street #606-Gorgous 1 Br/1 Ba,hi ceilings,granite ctrs,SS appln,hw flrs� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,500 To See the Following, Call Stephen Ferguson (267)377-9344 1 Academy Circle #208-Naval Sq-1000 + sq ft,1 Br/1 Ba,13’ceil,Parking�gym,pool� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,795 To See the Following, Call Vicki Goldberg 215-790-5650 2107 Catharine Street #B-Lge 2B w/wd flrs t/o, C/A, w/d, perfect to share ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,700

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12xx S.21ST ST Newly upgraded 3BR, 1BA w/Yard. Sm Pet allowed. $960/ mo+. 267-312-0426

CENTER CITY OFFICE SPACE- 4700SQ. FT 1511 WALNUT STREET. Avail Immed. Can be divided into smaller space, Multiple private offices, Secure access to building/elevator. Weekday: 215-568-6655 x231

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ITALIAN MKT AREA: 8th/Sears Newly rehabbed, Mod, small 2BR house w/Big yard. HW floors thru out, CA, WD, DW, GD, Micro. $950/ mo+. 215-465-4565

404 to 6,152 square feet in the boutique PSFS bank building on the corner of 7th and Walnut Streets. Views of Washington Square or the private courtyard. Secure access to the building as well as elevator service.

The Metropolitan

P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY March 7 - 13, 2012

THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street) - Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. Studio’s starting at only $765/mo. and one bedrooms starting at only e$965/mo. Call 215-640-8880 for an appointment. THE WELLINGTON at Rittenhouse Sq Exclusively ... on the Square, Studio’s, 1, 2 & 3 BRs. Magnificent Square Views. All utils incld - Spacious built-in closets - Laundry facilities AC - DW - GD - Cable hook-up - 24hr Doorman. 215-567-7810

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11TH & TASKER Apt. furnished. 1bedrm.,2nd flr., $800/all utils incl. 215-468-1178. no. pets.

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one bedroom “ B E S T of t h e B EST ” A R E A of WASH SQ, 8th Locust: ALL MODERN AMENITIES. Beautiful pet friendly w/ restricts apt. Usable outdoor common area. ww, wd, ac. strg area, etc. $995 PARKING avl. Tanya, 215-922-6088, tanya@ans-hrv.com

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Submit ads online at philadelphiaweekly.com DeADLInes: SunDAY 3/11/12 11:00-4:00 PM Rittenhouse Square 1919 Chestnut St. $140-580,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

11:30-12:30 PM Graduate Hospital 1820 Catharine $389,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

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Queen Village 230 Queen Street A $415,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Bella Vista 609 Montrose Street $329,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Queen Village 830 S 2nd - #Unit A $879,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Queen Village 129 League #2 $379,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Bella Vista 763 S Marvine Street $459,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

University City 4408 Larchwood Ave $535,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

Washington Sq West 917 Clinton $1 ,049,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 1932 Catharine Street $304 ,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Square 1935 Manning Street $875,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Bella Vista 923 Catharine $379,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Pennsport 105 Manton Street $450,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Fishtown 2130 E Cumberland St $349,900 Plumer & Associates

Washington Sq West 334 S 12th #1R $450,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 1901 Walnut Street #21B $895,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum 2715 Swain Street $299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 2101 Market Street #3002 $825,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 2214 Poplar $378,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 206 Gaskill Street $1 ,199,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 316 Delancey St $799,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Washington Sq 1014 Spruce Street #7-2 $299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Bella Vista 810 S 8th Street $699,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 1425 Locust Street #14F $375,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 2841 Cambridge $449,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 566 N 23rd Street $640,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Old City 33 N 3rd Street #3 $799,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

South Phila 920 Wharton Street $295,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 2107 B ainbridge $665,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Fitler Sq 2310 Spruce Street #A $365,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Queen Village 822 S. Swanson $409,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 508 Lombard Street $625,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 417 S Carlisle Street $795,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Passyunk Square 1535 S Iseminger $275,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 1911 Kater Street $659,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Bella Vista 908 E Passyunk Avenue $349,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Pennsport 1210 S 3rd Street $359,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 224 W Rittenhouse Sq #710 $599,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 1919 Panama $775,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 1010 S Chadwick $254 ,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 523 Spruce Street $629,900 Prudential Fox & RoaCh

Graduate Hospital 1629 Fitzwater Street $325,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 200 Lombard #8 $335,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 16 S aint James Court $565,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 241 S 6th #701 $749,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Washington Sq 334 S 12th Street #4F $239,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 1801 “B” Montrose $624 ,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 2622 Folsom Street $314 ,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Fairmount 3004 W Girard Ave $319,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Washington Sq 1022 Addison Street $539,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 1740 Naudain Street $732 ,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 1804 Green #1 $210,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 1808 Christian $599,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 1629 Waverly Street $309,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Avenue Of The Arts 1233 S Broad Street $275,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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Queen Village 527 Catharine Street $535,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Bella Vista 750 S Marvine $679,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #126 $190,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 211-25 S 4th - #103 $599,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Queen Village 812 S Howard Street $299,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Washington Sq West 1108 Spruce #1F $525,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Avenue Of The Arts 1536 Kater $650,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Wash West 1014 Spruce Street #3-1 $179,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 2605 Brown Street $595,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 2107 Catharine Street #B $299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

University City 4525 Locust Street $475,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 2334 Fairmount Ave #Unit A $409,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Point Breeze 1314 S Opal Street $149,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 545 N 23rd Street $589,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Philmont Heights 11166 Hendrix Street $264 ,999 Prudential Fox & Roach

Fitler Sq 535 S 27th Street #4 $265,000 Prudential Fox & Roach Phila (South) 1721 FEderal Street $239,900 Prudential Fox & Roach Art Museum 2229 Green Street #2 $189,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

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Old City 113 N Bread #7F $455,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 111 S 15th Street #1614 $400,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #414 $149,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Fitler Sq 2530 Pine Street $549,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue #15B23 $229,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Old City 113 Bread St #3B2 $449,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Pennsport 434 Federal Street $379,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #651 $129,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 739 S 15th Street $539,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Old City 38 N Front Street #3b $221 ,480 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 1500 Chestnut Street #19B $445,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Pennsport 221 Titan Street $369,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Queen Village 123 Monroe Street $1 , 295,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Washington Sq 903 Clinton Street #2R $525,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Phila (South) 1226 S 20th Street $154 ,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 2340 Fairmount #Unit A $439,900 Prudential Fox & RoAch

Queen Village 720 S Front Street $349,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Symphony House 400-26 S Broad St #2704 $1 , 250,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Old City 212 Race Street #2C $499,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Bella Vista 736 S Clifton Street $574 ,500 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 422 S 7th Street $429,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 1500 Chestnut Street #8A $435,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 1428 Montrose Street $349,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Rittenhouse Sq 210 W Rittenhouse Sq #1007 $1 ,195,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Old City 113 N. Bread #3A1 $475,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Fitler Square 2418 Delancey Street $499,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Spring Arts 627 N 10th Street $355,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Northern Liberties 800 N Hancock #Unit B $475,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Graduate Hospital 2101 Kimball St Units 1 & 3 $250,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

Rittenhouse Sq 1500 Chestnut Street #6B $419,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

Art Museum Area 786 N. Taney $348,999 Prudential Fox & Roach

Queen Village 741 S 2nd Street $1 ,100,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Wash West 914 Spruce #9 $425,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

12:00-1:30 PM Washington Sq West 1318 Addison St $289,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred Rittenhouse Sq 440 S Broad St #2802 $1 ,899,999 Coldwell B anker Preferred

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12:00-2:30 PM Mt Airy 705 Carpenter Lane $325,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred Queen Village 525 Fitzwater Unit 11 $229-253k Coldwell B anker Preferred Art Museum 747 Uber St $525,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred Fitler Square 2507 Waverly Street $325,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

2:30-3:30 PM Logan Square 2200 Arch ##706 $499,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

2:00-4:00 PM Roxborough 627 Leverington Avenue $315,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

3:00-4:00 PM Society Hill 143 S 2nd Street #204 $949,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

1:00-2:30 PM Rittenhouse Sq 251 S 25th St $1 ,975,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:00-3:00 PM Washington Sq West 1111 Locust St 2G $379,998 Coldwell B anker Preferred Washington Sq West 1101 Locust St 10F $1 ,046,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:00-4:00 PM Northern Liberties 815 N Orianna Street #B From $599,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

12:00-5:00 PM Avenue Of The Arts 440 S Broad St From $499,900-$900,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

1:00-2:00 PM Queen Village 213 Headhouse Court $565,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

1:00-2:30 PM Roxborough 6906 Epiphany Place $369,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

1:30-3:00 PM University Mews 47 University Mews $275,000 Prudential Fox & Roach Art Museum Area 2532 Brown $474 ,500 Prudential Fox & Roach University City 45 University Mews $364 ,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

2:00-4:00PM Delaire Landing 72308 Delaire Landing Rd #308 $225,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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

1:00-3:00 PM Manayunk 334 Leverington Ave $379,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred Manayunk 336 Leverington Ave $369,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred Old City 108 Arch St #901 $1 , 350,000.00 Coldwell B anker Preferred Society Hill 223 Pine St $825,000 Elfant Wissahickon

1:30-2:30 PM Old CIty 249 N 2nd St 2R $349,999.00 Coldwell B anker Preferred Washington Sq West 250 S 13th St 4F $267,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred Queen Village 744 St Albans St $424 ,800 Plumer & Associates

2:30-3:30 PM University City 4702 Springfield Ave $438,500 Coldwell B anker Preferred

1:30-4:00PM Graduate Hospital 1928 Kimball St $469,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

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riTTenhouse squAre tHe cArLyLe 2031 Locust street 1 bedroom, large kitchen, sunrise and city views, 624 sf $1,485 2 bedrooms plus den, 1 bath, brand new renovation, open floor plan, 958 sf $1,600 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 270 degree city views, separate dining room, 1079 sf $2,300 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, large living room and separate dining room, spacious kitchen, 2137 sf $3,925 WArWick 1701 Locust street Studio, wood floors, walk-in closet, marble bathroom, beautifully appointed kitchen, 423 sf $1,525 Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, marble bath, open kitchen, sunrise view to the east, 487 sf $1,585 2226 LombArd street Recently renovated 1 bedroom, open kitchen, private patio, lots of natural light, pristine condition $1,350 rittenHouse sAvoy 1810 s. rittenHouse squAre 1 bedroom, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, large 1,850 kitchen, built-out closet in bedroom, 825 sf 1 bedroom, hardwood floors throughout, view of Rittenhouse Square from all rooms, updated kitchen and $2,100 bath, 825 sf tHe bArcLAy 237 s. 18tH street 1 bedroom, lots of light, modernized with original details throughout, 728 sf $1,835 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, large and light-filled rooms throughout, designer kitchen and baths, wood floors, custom built closets, 2527 sf $7,500

tHe rittenHouse 210 W. rittenHouse squAre 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, high floor with panoramic city views, excellent condition, 1418 sf $4,350 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, renovated chef’s kitchen, marble baths, panoramic western city views, 1862 sf $5,250 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 bathroom penthouse, new designer kitchen, marble baths, expansive balcony, 2122 sf $7,250 WAnAmAker House 2020 WALnut street Studio on a high floor with city view, open kitchen, separate dressing area, 548 sf $1,375 1 bedroom, high floor with unobstructed city views, large bay windows, open kitchen, 704 sf $1,760 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, large bay windows, 1200 sf $2,500 313 soutH 18tH street Studio, wood floors, updated kitchen and bath, boutique building less than two blocks from Rittenhouse Square $810 ArT museum tHe pHiLAdeLpHiAn 2401 pennsyLvAniA Avenue Studio, updated throughout, excellent natural light, Fairmount views, 608 sf $950 Studio w/balcony, Fairmount view, open kitchen, 570 sf $975 1 bedroom, updated kitchen, wood floors throughout, excellent natural light, spacious floor plan, 1166 sf $1,675 old CiTy/soCieTy hill society HiLL toWers 200-220 Locust street Studio, high floor, magnificent southern and river views, lots of natural light, 540 sf $1,135 Studio, floor-to-ceiling windows, sunrise view, 540 sf $1,275

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wAshingTon squAre Hopkinson House 604 s. WAsHington squAre Efficiency, high floor, river and south city views, 415 sf $1,025 Studio with alcove, high floor, balcony, Washington Square view, 600 sf $1,275 Deluxe 1 bedroom, high floor, Washington Square view, balcony, 843 sf $1,550 700 Locust street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, boutique building on Washington Square, 1160 sf $2,400 1119 pine street 2 bedrooms plus den, wood floors, open renovated kitchen, private deck overlooking Pine Street, indoor parking space included, 1999 sf $2,800 independence pLAce 233-241 soutH 6tH street 1 bedroom, balcony, south facing views, walk-in closet in bedroom, laundry room, 928 sf $1,625 wATerfronT pier 5 7 n. coLumbus bouLevArd Tri-level, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, generous living space, large balcony, parking space, 2229 sf $2,190 Tri-level, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, excellent closet space, large balcony, parking space, 2229 sf $2,400 CommerCiAl sPACe 2031 Locust Street Professional Office Space in secure apartment building, 1058 sf $1,290 1830 Rittenhouse Square – Rittenhouse Square professional or personal office space in boutique, doorman building, 754 sf $1,590 250 S. 18th Street – Prime ground floor corner retail/office space on Rittenhouse Square, 1857 sf $3,000 NNN 1601 Locust Street - 1st floor and lower level of prestigious Lanesborough condo, ideal for restaurant or offices, 4700 sf $10,000 NNN

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, south views, open chef’s kitchen, marble baths, hardwood floors, 1106 sf $3,950 1 bedroom plus den, 2 baths, completely open floor plan with excellent living/entertaining space, like-new condition, 1,506 sf $4,250 tHe dorcHester 226 W. rittenHouse squAre Studio, high floor, oversized windows, good closet space, 583 sf $1,375 Studio, high floor, partial view of Rittenhouse Square, galley kitchen, 573 sf $1,400 Junior 1 bedroom on a high floor, excellent closet space, open kitchen, 570 sf $1,550 Deluxe 1 bedroom, completely renovated throughout with designer kitchen and bath, two balconies, 879 sf $2,750 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony, all rooms face south providing excellent natural light, generous living/dining space, 1119 sf $2,750

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5BD, 4.5BA Home $1,150,000

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CHERRY HILL/ SIENA Lovely All Stucco 4 BR, 3 full & 2 powder rooms w/ 2 car gar. Eat-in Kitchen w/island, 42” cabinets, tile backsplash & sliding glass doors to deck/backyard. Hardwood & Pergo Flooring. Master BR w/gas FP, tray ceiling, sitting area & Master Bath w/double vanity, Jacuzzi tub & custom tile work. Fin. bsmnt w/powder room, wall to wall carpet & 3 unfin. Storage rms. Spacious backyard. ...Realistically priced at $725,000

CHERRY HILL/ WILDERNESS ACRES Beautiful Contemporary nestled in the heart of Cherry Hill. 1st Flr. Mstr BRSuite w/spectacular walk-in dressing rm. & closets. MstrBathrm. w/ marble surrounds for the spa tub & oversized shower w/marble seating bench. Updated kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, cust. cabinetry, granite counters & lg. center island. Spacious Family Rm. & Living Rm. w/views of the serene wooded backyard on over an acre of ground….Realistically priced at $549,000

CHERRY HILL/ VOKENTRACT Executive Developers Dream Lot with 436ft of frontage & a total of 1.4 acres wooded lot. This 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Cape Cod . Large Kitchen with island & vaulted ceilings, pantry. LR has fireplace, hardwood floor & crown molding. Master bedroom has vaulted ceiling, hardwood flooring, large walk-in closet & Master Bath w/ tub & shower. Great neighborhood, loads of custom built houses…Realistically priced at $510,000

VOORHEES/ BEAGLE CLUB Beautiful Kingsmill model. 4 bd, 4.5 bath home w/ 2 car gar. Lg eat in kitchen w/ granite counter tops, center island, stainless steel appls. & butler’s pantry. Great rm w/cathedral ceiling, skylights & fireplace. Master suite w/vaulted ceiling, dressing rm & lg master bath w/Jacuzzi tub & skylights. Full fin bsmt w/multiple rooms and a full bath. 2 zone heating and air, central vac, all on a wooded lot. …..Realistically priced at $549,900

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271 S 4th Street-Grand 5B/3.5b cook’s kit,wd flrs,7 fpl,new Mbth,grdn,2 car pkg $2,495,000 512 S Front Street-Terrific investment opportunity,River & Park Views,zoned C2. $1,900,000 255 Pine Street-Grand/magnificent 3 Br/3.5 Ba,gorgeous kit,fin bsmt,den,dk,grdn & 1C prkng. $1,350,000 316 Delancey St-c 1760 Colonial w/walled gdn, 2-3BR/2.5ba, LV w/fp, DR, library, prkg! $799,000 267 S 4th - #Unit A-2 Br/2 Ba condo,wood flooring throughout,garden patio,PARKING,low fees. $525,000 715 Pine ##5-Light filled Bi-Level 2 Br/2 Ba condo w/deeded parking,hw flrs,open fl plan $508,000 422 S 7th Street-Renov 2BR+ office/1.5bth TH. Patio, HW Flrs, FP, S/S&Gran Kitch $429,000 200 Lombard Street #643-Spacious 1 Br/1 Ba w/carpeting,deck,storage unit,fitness center,prkng avail$235,000

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813 N Orianna Street #A-4 Br/3 spa Ba,fin bsmt,European chefs kit,muti dks,grdn/outdoor spc,tx abat 317 Vine ##111-2 Br/2 Ba w/hw flrs,ceramic tile bths,granite countertops,SS applns,parking 800 N Hancock #Unit B-NEW construction,4 Br/2.5 ba w/3 exposures,1 C prkng,fin bsmt,huge rf deck 113 Bread St ##3B2-3 Br/2 Ba,hw flrs,granite counters,Juliet blcny,GARAGE PARKING + tax abat. 401 N Front Street #2B-2 Br w/nice deck w/fantastic view of the river,HW in LR,carpet in bdrms. 721 Melon Place #D-Renov. Light-filled 3BR condo w/PRKG & Tax Abte. Pet Friendly

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830 S 2nd - #Unit A-4 Br/3.5 spa Ba,hw flrs,2 fp’s,garden,fab roof deck,10 yrs old,3,072 sq ft. $879,000 733 S 2nd Street-Pristine 4 Br/2.5 Ba,new kit,hrwd flrs,2 Fp’s,formal DR,bsmt,deck & grdn. $789,900 852 Independence Court-Luxury 3BR/3+BA townhome offering an inviting feeling. Security system. $689,000 750 S Marvine-Gorgeous new rehab,lrg grt room,1 car prkng,hw flrs,granite/SS kit,rf dk. $679,900 216 Christian Street #A-3 Br/3 Ba home w/2 Car Prkng,soaring ceil,hrwd flrs,gas fpl,huge roof deck $625,000 719 S Philip Street-Bright 3 Br/2.5 Ba home w/Deeded Prkng,cook’s kit,hrwd flrs,fp,grdn & deck. $575,000 527 Catharine Street-Renovated 3Br, 2.5b TH in MEREDITH Catchment, deck w/ City View, Fin Bsmnt $535,000 111 Federal Street-Phase-1-7 ctm homes 1-3 Br/2.5 Ba,media rm,fp,hw,grdn,dk,x-wide grg,tx abat $525,000 628 S Orianna Street-2 Bdrm 2 Bth, Roof Deck, Meredith Schl, Fireplace, C/A $399,900 736 S 12th, ##302-Stunning 2 Br/2 Ba condo w/exp brk & beams,hi ceil,hw flrs,EIK + garage. $379,900 923 Catharine-2 Br/2 Ba home w/many updates t/o,huge kit,wd flrs,trex-roof-top deck. $379,000 717 S Columbus Boulevard #1016-Luxurious 1 Br condo w/open kitchen,granite ctrs,1Car PARKING included $369,900 608 Kimball Street-2 Br/1 Ba home w/gorg hw flrs,lrg modern EIK,patio grdn,loft style mstr Br. $359,900 720 S Front Street-2 Br + den,dressing rm,spa Ba,hrwd flrs,Eik,roof garden w/river views. $349,900 725 Kimball-Terrific 3 Br/1 Ba home w/new kit,roof,hw flrs,4 yr old HVAC system. $339,000 725 Earp Street-Cute 2 BR/1.5 Bath with finished basement, HW floors and nice sized patio $239,900 612 Clymer Street-Trinity home w/2 Br/1 Ba,partially fin bsmt,updated kit,new roof,rear yard. $225,000

2001 Catharine Street-Corner property 3 Br + den.2.5 Spa Ba,fpl,cherry flrs,dk,grdn + fin bsmt. $625,000 $325,000 275 S 19th Street #PH2-Gorgeous Penthouse Residence. 2 full flrs w/Private Roof Retreat $2,450,000 1629 Fitzwater Street-Renov 2BR/1.5bth home. Patio&Balcony w/skyline vus. Exc. locat $315,000 400 S Broad ##2903-3 Br plus den/3.5 Ba,panoramic views,terrace,parking. $1,950,000 2348 Christian Street-Attractive duplex on a great block. Well maintained and fully rented $309,000 227 S 6th ##4NW-Lippincott home,2 Br,den,2.5 Ba,garage,treetop view of Washington Sq. $1,385,000 1932 Catharine Street-16’ wide 2B,new s.s. appl&granite counter,wd flrs,C/A,huge grdn 2525 Webster Street-Cute 2 BR/1 Bath with Central Air, HW floors and nice sized patio $185,500 202-210 W Rittenhouse Sq #2805-Lux 3B/2.5b 2644sf Condominium w/ Square, City & River views. Outstanding $1,375,000 2101 Market Street #3106-Furnished 2br+den, 3b 1,634 sqft, prkg Pool vuws concierge $1,297,000 130 S 18th Street #1101-Enchantment! Luxurious 2BR/2+BA condo. High ceilings, bay windows. $1,160,000 2316 Delancey Pl-Luxurious 4BR/4+BA townhome. Lots of space. Elevator, double ovens. $3,600,000 317 Vine Street #506-See this luxurious 2BR/2+BA condo. Pantry. Ultimate traditional charm! $799,900 2504 Delancey Street-Perfection! Gorgeous 5BR/3BA townhome. Really roomy. Shows off superbly. $2,195,000 275 S 19th Street #2ND FL-2200sqft full flr w/elev opening into res 2br+ study & 2b windows facing SW $795,000 1901 Walnut Street #13F-Gracious 2BR/2+BA condo on a corner lot. Pantry, breakfast room. $625,000 500 Admirals Way #312-Naval Sq Condo PRKG 2BR/2B beaut finishes taxabate pool fitness low mo fees $499,000 1740 Naudain Street-Contemp TH w/grge, 3BR+Den 2.5B, entertain space w/Deck Master Ste w/Deck $732,000 1112 Spruce ##3-2 Lrg Br,2 bth,1 with steam shower,open LR,new open kit,2 Car tandem prkng 212 Race Street #2C-Beautiful 2-bedroom condo. High ceilings, central air. Charm and comfort! $499,000 1731 Naudain Street-New! bright 3br/2b 3 story Lg LR w/fp DR ss & granite kit grdn $499,000 903 Clinton ##2F-Restored 2 Br/2 Ba condo,Lrg wndws,SS applns,granite kit,hw flrs,3 fpls. 8 St James Ct ##16-St James Crt 2 Br/2 Ba + den,terrace overlooking quiet courtyard. $459,900 1629 Waverly Street-Lovely 2 BR Trinity with lots of light, brick patio $309,000 1104 Lombard ##43-1 Br/1.5 Ba twnhse style unit,Lr w/hw flrs,gas fpl,open kit/din area,1/2 ba 2200 Arch Street #501-Wide Loft Condo-2 Br/1.5 Ba,lrg Din/Liv areas,modern kit, garage parking. $429,000 $249,000 1014 Spruce Street #3-1-Bright condo,hw flrs,walk-in closet,community pool.roof deck and more. 500 Admirals Way #203-Naval Sq Condo PRKG 2BR/2B beaut finishes taxabate pool fitness low mo fees $418,500 1626 Spruce Street #4-1 Br/1 Ba condo,this is a corner unit,kit opened up to LR,W/D in unit.

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1901 Walnut Street #8C-Bring your architect. 1441 sf co-op has C/A+ wd&marble flrs pets ok $349,000 1101 Washington Avenue #105-Deluxe 2BR/2BA, 1,500 SF, PARKING, Gourmet Kitchen, Marble Bath, Doorman $349,000 1012 Spruce ##3F-2 Br Bi-level,3 wndws over Spruce St,fpl,renov kit & bth. $339,000 1717 Spring Garden, #Unit A-Gated parking,extra large 1 Br,modern bth,Old World Charm $325,000 1027 Arch ##807-Penthouse loft-condo w/skyline views,1300 sq ft,hrwd flrs,hi ceilings. $325,000 111 S 15th Street #1712-Deluxe 1BR/1BA, Gourmet Kitchen, Marble Bath, Gym, Doorman $279,000 200 Locust ##4G-Corner 1 Br w/full river view,24 hr doorman bldg in Society Hill. $249,000 2001 Hamilton Street #2115-Deluxe corner 2BR Condo, 935 SF, PARKING, Doorman $249,000 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #202-GREAT BUY! lrg 2br, oversized windows galley kit ceramic bath pet-friendly $175,000 1010 Race Street #7G-1 Br/1 Ba condo + den,hw flrs,exp brk,natural light,24 hr doorman. $159,900 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #414-Bright 1br/1ba, Newer kitchen, Ceramic bath, FHA-Approved $149,000 3900 Ford Road #11S-2 Bedroom,1.5 Bath, C/A,PARKING,terrace,1230 sq ft. $142,000

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NEW CONSTRUCTION 525 Fitzwater #11 REDUCED TO SELL! 2BR/1.5BA, gated courtyard, gourmet kitch, HW Flrs OPEN HOUSE $229,253 650 N 8thSt 2BR/2.5BA modern kitchen 2 car parking in gated lot $269,900 2715 Poplar St. A true beauty in coveted Art Museum Area, 3bd/1ba, lots of space, www.2715poplar.com $284,900 855 N. Uber St. New Construction. 2 bed, 2 bath, bilevel condo, GORGEOUS! $300,000 1514 Christian St Unit A Large 2BR/2.5 home in Graduate Hospital $325,000 827 N. 20th St. Just Reduced $25,000! 3bd/2.5ba, 7yrs young, C/A, S/S Kitch, must see this one of a kind hm $375,000 1743 Christian St Open fl r plan GW floorsm gourmet kit, amazing roof deck views $439,500 4417 Saint David’s St Townhomes just a short walk from downtown Manayunk with Amazing features $450,000 1928 Kimball St 3BR townhome with roof-Top Deck, Basement, Attached garage and 10 Yr Tax Abatement OPEN HOUSE $469,000 747 N Uber St 3BR walk-out basement, attached garage, 10 yr tax abatement OPEN HOUSE $525,000 527 S 41st 5BR/2.5 BA, 2 Car parking, Historically certified that has been fully updated $525,000

-546-2700 OLD CITY /LOFT DISTRICT/CHINATOWN 301 Race St #517 Large 1BR condo in historic Old city with lots of light and storage $269,000 309-13 Arch St #402 1BR/1BA w/ 2 lofted spaces Low fees and abatement thru 2017 $274,900 315 Arch St. Unit 704 1 BR, 1 BA condo w/HW fl rs, huge windows, granite, SS appliances, & Tile Floors. $275,000 428-40 N. 13th St 6D Penthouse Condo-Open layout w/ tons of light, wide plank hardwood fl rs & 12’ tall ceilings $284,900 319 Vine Street #109 1 BR Luxuary Condo @ York Square. Granite, SS Kitchen w/ Breakfast bar, Huge Walk-in Closet $299,000 428-40 N 13th St 3F NY style open loft, amazing custom kitchen, high ceilings, beautiful vintage HW floors $319,000 249-51 N 2nd St #2R 2BR/2BA Corner, HW Fls, granite, SS appliances and Garage parking OPEN HOUSE $359,999 113 N Bread St 7H 2BR/2BA, Amazing Views, Lrg Open Kitchen, granite countertips, Maple cab, HW Flrs, Large Master Bedroom $456,500 112 Elfreths Aly Historic 3BR/2BA, yard, fi replace on cobble street $650,000 108 Arch St #901 Parking, High end fi nishes, Fireplace, River Views OPEN HOUSE $1,350,000 250 S 13th St #2G Large 2 Room, 1 Bath, High Ceilings, huge walk-in closet and great light $175,000 250 S 13th St 4F 1BR/1BA condo withHigh ceilings, Hardwood floors, Laarge closet and great light OPEN HOUSE $267,900 1318 Addison St fully renovated 2BR/1BA, dedicated street parking, HW floors, fi replace, deck, patio OPEN HOUSE $289,900 250 S 13thSt #12A Fantastic 1BR condo, fully updated kitch w/granite countertops & SS Appliances $300,000 540 Cypress St Quaint completely upgraded 2BR/1.5 BA on cobblestone Street $374,900 1111 Locust St #2G High Ceilings, Huge Kitchen, Lrg Living space, Parking available OPEN HOUSE $379,999 720 Chestnut St #D 2BR/2BA, Hi ceilings, wood Floors, granite, SS, private outdoors $399,900 241 S. 6th St. #2002 2br/2ba, Den, Beautifully renovated, move-in condition 1,788SF Call Mar Kline 267-246-7607 $799,000 250 S. 13th St. #14B Incredible 3bd/2ba penthouse featuring lrg landscaped terr w/extraordinary views $889,000 220 Locust St. 6B REDUCED! 3B/3B, Spectacular River Views 1 $950,000 1111 Locust St #10F Corner Penthouse Views of River, Maple flooring, 2 terraces, tall windows OPEN HOUSE $1,046,000 520 Delancey St Gorgeous 1820 Mansion on lovely cobblestone Street $1,349,000 QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 1220 S. 20th St. Vacant lot, investment opportunity 310 Gladstone St. Wonderful 2br home w/extra lrg bath, new kit., rear yard, many extras, 2nd fl laundry. 705 Pierce St spacious Rehab, 1BR + bonus room, CA, garage, SS appliances 1728 S. 18th St. 5br/3.5ba 1680sqft w/HW fl rs, security sys, SS appl, & granite counters 2251 League St 3BR/1BA Corner hm, HW FL, crown moldings, back yard Great Location 1007 S Chadwick St 2BR/1BA renovated open floor plan HW Flrs throughout, updated kitchen, Lrg Yard, 2101 Kimball St Units 1 and 3 Modern 2BR/1BA condo in rapidly developing area 1721 Webster St 2BR/1BA CA, Newly renovated, this home has it! 708 S Perth St 2BR/1BA, Large Patio, F/P Large Eat in kitchen 2531 S 15th St. New gorgeous rehab large 3bed great location 727 S 7th St #2F Spacious 2BR/!BA Newly painted and upgraded, HW Flrs, High Ceiling, Lg Deck 2337 Montrose St Gorgeous renovated 2BR/2BA with fi nished basement 759 S Hicks St Light fi lled 2BR/1BA with Hardwood fl rs, SS Appliances, Fin Basement, Garden 1916 Christian St B Spacious 3BR , Gorgeous Master, Basement, 5 yr Tax abaement 1512 S 2nd St. fabulous 3bed new front, HW, kitchen, fi replace move right in 935 E Moyamensing Queen Village Gem 803-07 S Percy St Triple wide 4BR/3BA, Garage, Roof Deck, Open Floor Plan, 7yr Tax abatement 2401-25 Washington Ave Very Large Corner Lot on North side of Washington Ave &24th .90 Acre

$95,000 $147,900 $149,900 $200,000 $239,900 $239,900 OPEN HOUSE $250,000 $264,900 $275,000 $285,000 $289,900 $309,000 $334,900 $350,000 353,500 $411,500 $849,000 $2,700,000

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NORTHERN LIBERTIES / FISHTOWN / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 757 Jericho Rd. Complete rehab! Bay window, French doors, gleaming hdwd fl rs, fi n bsmnt, patio & deck $119,500 2652 Memphis St. Recenty renovated 3bd hm in Fishtown w/full bsmnt, storage & orig details intact $175,000 2155 E. Dauphin St. Great 4 bedroom Fishtown home! $260,000 2130 E. Susquehanna Ave. Price reduced for immediate sale! $279,900 813-817 N. 5th St #202 Amazing 1900sq ft 2 bedroom plus office loft condo with parking! $284,000 916 New Market St #B Luxuary with Ecology! LEED-H Certified 3BR/3BA condo with GREEN Roof-top Deck, Bamboo Floors $499,000

COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT 3122 Montgomery Ave. Investment property for fi rst time investor. Lg 3 story w/1 car parking. 870 E. Chelten Ave. Income producing, fully occupied 4 unit bldg. Great investement opportunity 6147 Hawthorne St. Two –Unit corner lot, features two 2br/1ba units. Live in one, rent out the other 139 S. 50th St. Reduced Triplex, newer upgrades, freshly painted 2438 S. 3rd St. Investor Opportunity-store front (deli/grocery) & 1bd Apt (leased), well maintained bldg! 6011-13 Market St DBL Wide Commercial Reduced 1609 E Passyunk Commercial property on the Square, Rare Opportunity 131 S. 13th St. Restaurant/Bar with a 21 room & 6 bath boarding house on 2nd thru 4th fl rs

$140,000 $142,500 $169,000 $164,000 $249,900 $299,000 $435,000 $1,300,000

SURROUNDING AREAS West Phila – 5709 Malcolm St Investment Opportunity Short Sale Reduced $30,000 West Phila – 3921 Pennsgrove Investment Opportunity $31,000 Fishtown – 2309 Cabot St Shell Condition Priced for Investors Easy access to DE Ave $32,000 Fishtown – 1543 N Front St Lot attractive for Investors and developers $47,600 Southwest Phila – 7033 Paschall Ave Large 3BR/1Ba with hardwood fl rs thru out, modern kitchen, bath, $49,900 Bridesburg – 4731 Edmund St Move in ready for fi rst time buyer or investor $50,000 Grays Ferry – 1356 S Stanley St Recently renovated home at a great price $59,900 West Phila- 231 N 52nd St Large house, spacious kitchen, separate dining room, high ceilings $60,000 Francisville – Vacant lot for Development in up and coming area $62,000 Southwest Phila. 7024 Grays Renovated 3BR/1BA HW Flrs, New kitchen and Bath $65,000 Eastwick – 7723 Buist Ave Solid Twin Needs Renovations $65,000 Port Richmond – 3266 Cedar St Perfect as a starter home or investment $65,000 Fishtown – 2116 E Lehigh St Reduced, Tenant occupied, Great Investment $70,500 West Phila – 1543 N Alden St 3BR/1BA Extremly well maintained $75,000 West Phila – 5837 Christian St 3BR/1BA home in excellent move in condition. Original details remain $85,000 Overbrook – 1336 N 57th St 3BR/1BA, Newer heating and electrical $87,500 Torresdale - 5017 S Convent Lane D Large 1BR/1.5 BA, den in gated Community, fitness center, 2 pools $90,000 Delaware Co – 216 Mulberry St DBL Wide Corner property with Parking $94,900 Torresdale – 3444 Primrose Rd 3BR/1.5BA featuring remodeled kitchn, backyard with deck and new roof $164,9000 Temple University – 1916 N 17th St Lot Opportunity in Temple University Area $175,000 Overbrook Farms – 6459 Woodcrest Ave Beautiful home on a great Overbrook Farms block $197,500 Manayunk – 248 Kalos St Contemproary 3BR/1.5 offering 2 car parking, updated kitchen and fi nished basement $234,900 Mt Airy – 705 Carpenter Lane 4BR/1.5 BA – PerennialGarden, Open front porch, Stone fireplace, chef’s kichen HW Flrs OPEN HOUSE $325,000 Manayunk - 334 Leverington Ave 3 Story, 3BR/2.5BA H/W fls, Roof deck, great views, Master Suite, 10 Year Tax abatement OPEN HOUSE $379,900 Manayunk – 336 Leverington Ave 3 story, 3BR/2.5 BA, Parking, Designer Kitchen, Master Suite w/ Private Deck, 10 year tx abatement OPEN HOUSE $369,900 Fishtown – Pub with 3 apts, up to 20 Car parking lot $950,000

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1,387 sf

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$299,900

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Condo Fees: $380

$699,000

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$599,900

Monthly Cost After Tax To Own: $1,660

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