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Philly’s animal-control operation may finally be positioned for success—for the first time anyone can remember. By Tara Murtha

dollar business that takes operational authority on a set date isn’t an easy thing to do,” Abernathy notes. After conducting a national search, Abernathy offered ACCT Philly’s top job to Cosby, who resigned from the PSPCA in January. While Cosby has her critics—“She’s not warm and fuzzy,” says Abernathy—the principal players are all on board.

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advocates are optimistic that all parties have learned from the mistakes. They say Philadelphia’s animal control is in a good place for the first time, in a long time. And they give a lot of credit to Abernathy for that. “There’s been a lot of really positive progress in the last year, and Brian’s been wonderful to work with,” says Melissa Levy, executive director of the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), the only no-kill animal shelter in the city. “He’s been very forthcoming and open to dialogue and

to any issue we feel has been necessary. It really feels like everyone has had a seat at the table.” Abernathy agrees that “the animaladvocacy community right now is pretty united. I’m not going to take credit for that, but I will take credit for not dividing it,” he laughs. “I started off rocky with a number of advocates, but both the advocates and I worked very hard to improve those relationships. I wanted to avoid a lot of the pitfalls we’d made … the city’s interests are protected, but at the same time the city doesn’t run over the animal-advocacy community.” ACCT Philly will be governed by a board that includes members of animal organizations, City Council, the community and the Animal Advisory Committee, a 2-year-old group established to advise the city on animal-welfare issues. Aside from those checks and balances—seemingly a novel idea—the practical benefit of establishing a city-related nonprofit is that it allows the organization to engage in its own charitable fundraising to supplement its city funding. This is a key factor, as, at $3.6 million, Philadelphia’s animal-control budget is the largest it’s ever been—and still well below industry standard for a city of our size. The PSPCA will retain its shelter on Erie Avenue, just over a mile away from the ACCT Philly shelter, and will continue to function as an adoption center for dogs and cats. “We’re still focusing on working with the Animal Care & Control Team,” says Marc Peralta, the PSPCA’s COO, who is functioning as interim CEO as the group conducts a national search for a permanent replacement. “I obviously have a great working relationship with Sue, and with PAWS as well.” PAWS’ Levy agrees. “We certainly have a long way to go in this city, and the population of animals that are in danger hasn’t diminished,” she says. “But the landscape has improved greatly and so there’s a true air of collaboration … we realize that each agency plays a different role, but they are all in this together.” Even Garrett Elwood, founder of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, who has been vocally critical of both the PSPCA and the city, is positive about the new structure. “We’re almost back to where we were before [2009], before the city screwed up. We’re in a better place. We have a stronger foundation now,” says Elwood. He pauses, then laughs. “It’s weird.” n

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The saga first came to light in 2004 after a Daily News expose revealed that the city-run animal-control agency, the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA), was stacked with nepotism hires who ran the shelter like a grisly sausage factory. The game-changing news story described the shelter as “an Abu Ghraib for animals, where the ones euthanized within minutes of their arrival may be the lucky ones.” Heads rolled, fresh leadership was installed, and by 2008, the PACCA was finally making headway—at which point the city abruptly decided to change course, opened the animal-control contract to bid, and awarded it to the PSPCA, which had previously performed that role in the 1980s and ’90s. It was an odd move and, frankly, a stupid one. The whole reason the city had created the PACCA in the first place was because the PSPCA walked away from handling Philly’s animal-control duties in 2000, citing insufficient funding. But new people in charge on both sides of the equation thought things would be better this time. Nope. Chaos erupted right away. PSPCA CEO Howard Nelson, who had doggedly pursued the city contract, resigned six weeks into the takeover at the beginning of 2009. He officially cited health concerns as the reason for his departure, even as longtime PSPCA board members resigned in protest of his policies and rumors swirled that he was muscled out. (Nelson remains a presence in the local animal community today as president of the Doggie Style petboutique chain.)

The sudden departure of the man with the plan left a huge, thankless, Sisyphean task of taking in more than 30,000 homeless animals a year to an inexperienced and overwhelmed PSPCA board. In short order, the operation was swamped with vaccination delays, disease outbreaks and unnecessary animal deaths. As reported by PW in April 2009, the PSPCA lied about its euthanasia rates, killing more dogs and cats than they claimed in official reports (which were later corrected). With the PSPCA’s mess now having laid waste to the years of slow, painstaking animal-control reform that the PACCA had undertaken since its own disaster five years earlier, the organization turned to a familiar face to help clean up again, hiring the PACCA’s former COO, Sue Cosby, as its new CEO in June 2009. It didn’t take long for Cosby to ascertain that her big-picture mission regarding animal control wasn’t to fix the PSPCA’s handling of it, but to establish that the PSPCA was the wrong entity to oversee those duties—and to help both the organization and the city negotiate a new infrastructure for moving forward. To put it simply, she says, “Humane societies were created to protect animals, and animal control [agencies] in municipalities were created to protect people from bad animals. Animal control didn’t fit in with the mission of PSPCA.” That strategizing dominated 2011 after, at the suggestion of former Councilman Jack Kelly, the city’s Managing Director’s Office assumed governmental authority over animal control—previously the jurisdiction of the Dept. of Public Health. “We checked out a number of different models” for handling animal control, says Brian Abernathy, chief of staff to Managing Director Rich Negrin. “Everything from bringing it into the city directly to what we finally decided on—which was a city-related nonprofit.” A city-related agency is any authority or quasi-public corporation that either receives appropriations from the city and is in a continuing contractual or cooperative relationship with the city, or operates under legal authority granted by city ordinance. Examples include the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and the Redevelopment Authority. Now, after what has felt to Philadelphia’s animal-welfare community like interminable years of shuffling the deck, ACCT Philly is finally poised to take over. “The complexity of [setting up] a roughly four-million-

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This week, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA)—the venerable nonprofit organization that’s been fighting animal cruelty since 1867 but has been struggling for three years to dig its way out of a scandal-ridden turn in charge of Philadelphia animal control—is finally getting out of the business it had no business being in in the first place. Since last year, the PSPCA has been working with the city to set up, and transfer those duties to, a new city-related nonprofit called the Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT Philly). ACCT Philly formally takes over the contract and the city-owned animal shelter on April 1. Advocates hope the changeover will finally give the city a chance to save more animals and turn around Philly’s national reputation as one of the worst cities for animal control.

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By Randy LoBasso


Conservatives from near and far showed up at the Radisson in Camp Hill, Pa., this past weekend for the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. It was essentially two days of conservative and Republican speakers/panels on how to be more conservative and/or a better Republican. More than 800 attendees were on hand for the festivities, and all of them had terrible things to say about liberalism, health care, the Environmental Protection Agency, solar panels and Chicago. (The city.) Noted speakers included presidential candidates Rick Santorum (see Nos. 4 and 5) and Newt Gingrich (No. 9), former candidate Herman Cain (No. 7), U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (No. 1), all GOP candidates for U.S. Senate, state reps, advocates and grassroots Tea Party organizers. Now in its 23rd year, the PLC is the largest conservative meet-up in the state. It’s been credited in the past for introducing new ideas into the Pennsylvania Republican Party. This year was a bit different. Presidential candidates were in attendance, which means there was infinitely more hype surrounding, well, everything. It was with all that in mind I attended the PLC, and it was a blast.

1 I Capitalism: A Love Story

2 I The Tax Rat

Toomey was the first featured speaker of the weekend. The former president of the Club for Growth, an anti-tax political action committee, didn’t so much talk policy as he read aloud his love letter to the idea of capitalism. In that open letter—perhaps sealed with a kiss (or more) backstage—Toomey claimed that when people say, ‘Well, capitalism isn’t perfect, but it’s the best system out there,’ those people are 100 percent wrong. Because, according to Toomey, capitalism is perfect. It’s the greatest moral system mankind has ever created. In explaining this, he made a series of questionable statements about the president, including one about how Obama thinks capitalism has—“and I quote”—never worked. Then he rhetorically responded: “I believe that capitalism isn’t good because it works, it works because it’s good. And the big government alternatives are not wrong because they fail, they fail because they’re wrong.” Toomey made a teleprompter joke, too—while readng his speech from paper, which is totally different!

Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist—who’s dictated a lot of Pennsylvania policy by having Gov. Corbett sign onto his anti-tax pledge during the 2010 election—gave a metaphor-driven speech in which he compared Democrats to bank robbers; claimed the “dependency movement” (i.e. people on welfare) is held down by liberal bureaucrats “who make 90 thousand a year managing the dependency of others, making sure none of them get jobs and become Republicans”; and said Republicans who break his ‘no new taxes’ pledge tarnish the entire party brand, similar to the way a severed rat head in soda would: “[Coca-Cola] put a lot of effort into quality control and branding, so you go into the store pick up a Coke, put it in the basket, go home. You don’t have to look at it, read the ingredients, ask your friends what’s inside. But if you get home and you’re two-thirds the way into the Coke bottle and you look inside and there’s a rat head in your Coke bottle … you begin to wonder if you’re going to buy Coke in the future. And you go on TV, you show them the rat head and Coke has a big problem,” he said. “Republican officials who vote for tax increases are rat heads in a Coke bottle.”



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3 I The Imperfect Union A panel called “Right-Sizing State Government,” led by the conservative Commonwealth Foundation President and CEO Matthew Brouillette, could have been called: “Why We Need to Drown Union Bosses (and Anyone Who’s Ever Been in a Union or Knows Someone in a Union) in Toilets.” One member of the panel, Pennsbury Township School Board Vice President Simon Campbell, was visibly angry during his speech. A Brit who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, Campbell invoked the Founding Fathers on several occasions in explaining his hatred of teachers’ unions and his argument that fighting unionization requires quick, sound-bite-sized arguments, not statistics. “Our side has to stop being so nice about [unions],” he said. “I mean, what we need to be doing is remembering [that we have a] God-given right to liberty. When George Washington was going across the Delaware, he wasn’t saying, ‘You know, King, freedom’s a good idea and I’ve got a bunch of statistics to prove it.’ No. He was like, ‘Freedom’s a good idea and I’ve got a gun to prove it.’”

4 I You’re Welcome? Presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum thanked the audience for voting him out of office on Election Day 2006. “The only thing I feel toward the people of Pennsylvania is overwhelming and

profound gratitude,” he said. “The people of Pennsylvania didn’t always give me what I wanted, but they always gave me what I needed.”

5 I Slick Rick Santorum also claimed that the 2012 election is the most important of our lifetimes. Later, he changed his mind. The 2012 election, he said, is actually the most important in the history of the country. And that Mitt Romney is “a decent man but uniquely unqualified to take on this race.” He mocked Romney’s claim that Santorum needed an act of God to win: “I don’t know about you, but I believe in acts of God.” Then he stepped off the podium to shake hands and sign autographs.

6 I Pearls Before Swine Speaking of God’s work, a very old man at the Creation Science table exhibit, who did not speak, came up to me with a phony $1,000,000 “Obama bill,” a book and a DVD, the latter of which read “Jesus was involved in politics” in black marker. “What is this stuff?” I asked. He just pointed to the Sharpied text on the silver disc and said nothing. The book, God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, by Ray Comfort, is meant to convert people from likely fake to real Christianity. (I think?) Page 86 reads, “The false convert has never ‘crucified the flesh with its passions and desires’ (Galatians 5:24). He, like the pig, must go back to

wallowing in the mire. Pigs need to wallow in mire because they crave the slime to cool their flesh. So it is with the false convert. He never repented, so his flesh is not dead with Christ. It is instead burning with awful desire. The heat of lust is too much for his sinful heart; he must go back to the filth.”

7 I Yes We Cain Herman Cain can say anything he wants, now that he’s not running for president and the media isn’t watching his every move for the inevitable gaffe. And boy is he saying some crazy stuff with basically no repercussions—in other words, he’s living the fucking dream. On Saturday, his speech’s thesis was that we are a “nation of crises.” All of which were Obama’s fault (debatable) and could be solved by Cain’s solutions—if they existed. Regarding illegal immigration, Cain said we need to secure the border—somehow. Regarding national security: “Our military is still the greatest in the world but it is now weaker because of this administration”—in some way. Regarding himself: “My wife says sometimes when I’m speaking, I sound like I’m mad. I’m not mad at y’all. I’m just passionate.” We’ll give him that.

8 I Grandma Got Run Over By Affordable (Health) Care (Act)

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On Friday night, there was a huge dinner in the ballroom featuring the music of Lehigh Valley acoustic band Angry Mob, led by Nick Sabatine III. The music, he’s told media in the past, is meant to be “humorous and serious at the same time,” and to show “we’re heading down the socialist path.” All the songs were about Obama’s apparent socialistic fascism and/ or how he blames George W. Bush for all his problems and/or how the media calls the Tea Party racist and/or Obama’s overregulation of the financial sector—or something. Hilarious! One of the songs played at dinner for the attendees was called “They’re Pullin’ the Plug on Grandma,” and was a rebuke to the Affordable Care Act, which this week celebrated its two-year anniversary. The lyrics are, uh … let’s say it’s the sort of song only a mother could love: “Grandpa died of cancer/It didn’t take too long/The end of life counselor said to drag it out would be wrong/ The government gave him pain pills and skipped the chemotherapy/Because they were saving the money for me. [Chorus:] That’s why they’re pulling the plug on Grandma/You know they’re doing it for you and for me/ Because health care’s a right/That’s why they’re pulling the plug tonight/So everyone has health care for free.”

9 I Muslim Brotherhood Last week, Gingrich claimed that Obama is trying to hide ties to some of his “Muslim friends” and didn’t correct a supporter who publicly claimed the president was a radical Muslim. The attention Gingrich got from that seems to have resonated because his closing speech of the weekend could have been titled, “Obama’s not a Muslim, but … ” Some arguments included: Obama’s not a Muslim, but he “apologizes to Islamic fanatics while he is attacking the Catholic Church”; he’s not a Muslim, but he believes “that we are worthy of no respect [while] everyone else on the planet is worthy of apology, appeasement and weakness”; he’s not a Muslim, but he “bows to a Saudi King,” who, if you haven’t heard, was one of “the primary funders of, organizers of, and participants in 9/11”; he’s not a Muslim, but he won’t “put crosses back up”; he’s not a Muslim, but he “apologize[s] to people who are killing young Americans.”

10 I So, Here’s What I Learned: Modern conservatism is not based on actual ideas. That’s the most obvious takeaway from the conference, in which not one panel or speaker didn’t base his/ her argument on either dismantling, stopping, destroying or killing some government entity or an idea the president is currently floating and/ or convincing others to do so. Rather, modern conservatism is based on antiideas: specifically, that the only reason to even exist in the political realm is to stop the other side. It wasn’t always that way, by the way. The Heritage Foundation, a conservative public-policy research organization, actually came up with the individual mandate in health care, which they now call unconstitutional. George H.W. Bush was the first president to back cap-and-trade legislation when he decided he wanted to be known as the “environmental president.” But today, even Gingrich, who’s known as the GOP’s “idea man,” spent his PLC speech accusing Obama of every treasonous activity under the sun, including persuading Americans to buy the Chevy Volt—which Gingrich calls ‘un-American’ because it cannot fit a gun rack. The reason behind all of these antiideas, of course, is that if you say no to everything, then power always stays where it already is: consolidated at the top. That’s great for these politicos, but how does it help their old pal, average Joe? Well, the GOP’s message for him is clear: Joe, without the welfare queens, community organizers and environmentalist bureaucrats in the way, you might just reach the top someday yourself. So—until then, vote Republican. ■



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Walnut Street Theatre keeps up its busy schedule with tonight’s opening of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Set in a gritty neighborhood in Shanley’s native Boston (which is so vividly realized in the dialogue, it’s almost a character in the play), the story focuses on a Catholic parish priest (Jeffrey Coon in what may be the most challenging performance of his career) who is accused of having a sexual relationship with an African-American altar boy. The accuser is a strict and unrelenting nun named Sister Aloysius (played by the always wonderful Ellen Tobie). A rigid disciplinarian who prides herself on her moral certitude, the evidence against the priest is circumstantial but troubling. Aloysius is convinced of his guilt, but in the best productions of Doubt we’re not so sure. Savvy theater veteran John Peakes directs, making it a good bet that the Walnut’s production will allow the audience to render its own verdict regarding the priest’s guilt or innocence. J. Cooper robb

songwriter niche, so some-

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8pm. $7. The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St. 267.239.0290.


The lawyers of Lawmagedden are overworked, overstressed and ready to complain about the legal profession. The local comedians/ attorneys traveled to comedy clubs around the U.S. this year, performing for firms and Bar Associations. Tonight’s event will feature Philly-specific material; Expect discussions on cheese steaks, Philly politics, NYers pretending to be Philly sports fans and local strip clubs. brenda Hillegas

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Wed., March 28, 7pm. $16-$18. With Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano + Tom Gabel. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St.

8pm. $20-$27. Helium, 2031 Sansom St. 215.496.9001.

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Rachel Yamagata Rachael Yamagata spent the early ’00s as the music industry’s next big female hope, earning comparisons to Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey for her raw takes on romantic disappointment. Yamagata soured, though, on the groupthink and corporate infighting that shaped her first two albums, Happenstance and Elephants ... Sinking Teeth Into Heart, and, at 34, turned DIY. Recorded live in seven days at producer John Alagria’s beach house, her third album Chesapeake still turns a skeptical eye on relationships still showcases a bruised but self-reliant strength, but this time Yamagata is in charge. Jennifer KellY 8pm. $14-$16. With Madi Diaz. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St. 215.787.0488.




Head The TV ads for the 1968 film Head were simply 30 seconds of a man’s head in close-up. Even if viewers had any idea what was being sold—the inevitable Monkees movie—it still would have tanked. Their show was dead; album sales were slowing. And though their movie—a proto-Monty Python flying circus of linked sketches, written in a pot haze with director Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson—was too edgy for their audience, no counterculture type would touch a Monkees film. Too bad, as Head (named so that the producers’ next movie—i.e., Easy Rider—could be advertised as “from the people who gave you Head ”) unleashes the anger and rage roiling under the “Pre-Fab Beatles”’ controlled image, tweaking the show’s loopiness to muse bitterly on free will. Luckily, the loopiness remains; there exists no better memorial to Davy Jones than a scene where he chats with Frank Zappa and a talking cow. MaTT prigge 11:30pm. $7. Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave. 610.527.9898.

Sleep With a Devil Does a pillow fight with the roller derby girls sound like a dream come true? Well, come get cozy with the ladies of Penn Jersey Roller Derby, formerly known as the She Devils. The adjusted league name fits their co-ed format, which plays both flat and banked track game. Despite the changes, the ladies who make up the three female inter-league teams haven’t lost their appreciation for some devilish fun. The girls will go head-to-head in a pillow fight that’s sure to get heated. There’ll be a discounted cover fee and opportunities to win prizes for those who show up in pajamas. So slip into something a little more comfortable and make some memories that are sure to keep you up all night. asHleY Kole 9pm. $5-$7. Sisters Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St. 215.735.0735.





SBTRKT What do Slipknot, bank-robbers, your stupid 6-year-old nephew on Halloween night and SBTRKT have in common? They all wear masks. Yeah, for whatever reason, the London musician/producer SBTRKT wears one when he performs. So if this kinda thing freaks you out, stay home tonight. Costumes aside, SBTRKT blessed us with one of the best dancepop tracks of 2011. “Wild Fire” features sci-fi/ fantasy vocals by Yukimi Nagano (the SwedishJapanese front woman of Little Dragon), and the track is built on slippery, quasi-dubstep wobbles and a neck-snapping beat. Like the rest of their self-titled debut, it’s a bona fide smooth operator. Chicago songwriter Willis Earl Beal and Philadelphia’s Luvstep open, probably not wearing masks. ellioTT sHarp 8pm. $20. With Willis Earl Beal + Luvstep. TLA, 334 South St. 215.922.1011.


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Secret Cinema’s Jay Schwartz made his bones lugging movie projectors around this burg just to show kids some moving pictures. Twenty years on, he’s still in the show-biz racket. His latest angle is ensconcing this permanent floating cinema at the Trestle Inn, a high-class joint. This evening’s feature flick is a carny number. A typewriter jockey’s been fingered for a murder job, so he hightails it to the local carnival, a grift run by a meantempered midget. Under the big top, there’s a bunch of floozies with great gams who fleece the marks. Our boy even mixes it up in the ring and he ain’t got no glass chin. Most of the meat-puppets in this low-budget noir are unrecognizable, but squint your peepers real

the rearview, but seem to draw more from the pulpier side of underground sound of the time—think more the gnarled Midwestern vibe of Big Black, Silver Abuse or Toothpaste than floppy hair-dos and hyper colors. Sneak listens to the bands’ upcoming Second Sight EP show the band going further into a delightfully inky murk they might not find their way out of. It might be a good idea to bring a flashlight and an extra heavy coat down to the Level Room when you check them out. It’s going to get awfully dark and cold in there.

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Beard and Mustache Championship Didn’t know competitive bearding was a thing? Well then, prepare to have your mind blown. Hosted by the Philadelphia Beard & Mustache Club, the East Coast’s first regional competition will deviate far beyond your standard pencil stache, goatee and mutton chops as contestants compete in categories like “Full Beard Natural,” “Styled Mustache” and fan favorite, “Freestyle Beard.” There will even be two female categories: “Fake Beard Most Realistic” and “Fake Beard Most Creative.” Winners will be determined by an esteemed panel of facial-hair enthusiasts, including the former Action News reporter with the killer stache, Don Polec. Keeping you entertained while votes are tallied will be vendors, raffles and a performance by Olde City Sideshow. If you’re thinking this all sounds ridiculous, you’re absolutely right. But the ridiculous will not be in vain as a large portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit animal shelter Operation Ava. nicole FinKbiner 7pm. $13-$30. Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234.




order the sparkling, as the evening doubles as a book release party for Torday. Rounding out the bill is Jaime Fontaine, host of local reading series Toiling in Obscurity and monthly storytelling show Second Stories, who once witnessed Jerry Blavat call up Davy Jones to do a Jerry Blavat impression. Tara MurTha 6pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. 215.238.9880.


Van Hunt There’s a slew of sensual and funky R&B crooners these days—Robin Thicke, John Legend and Anthony Hamilton, for example, have all carried the baton passed by Jodeci and R. Kelly. Van Hunt, however, not only covers the requisite Marvin Gaye-esque lovemaking tunes, but combines them with dancefloor hits and jagged punk rhythms. It’s an odd combination, but it works. Over the course of three studio albums (four albums, if you count a 2008 recording for Blue Note that was shelved and never released), Van Hunt has refined his sound, from polished urban contemporary to a healthy combination of beats and ballads and finally, the hardcore-influenced funk and ballads found on last year’s What Were You Hoping For. KaTherine SilKaiTiS 9pm. $12-$23. With Vintage Trouble. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.




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Connect with local farmers and learn about where your food comes from during the Philly Farm and Food Fest. A collaborative effort from Fair Food Philly and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, the event features regional farmers, food producers, artisinal food businesses and, of course, a selection of locally made products to sample. Kick off your spring by learning about beekeeping, attending a guided tasting of artisan cheeses with a cheese expert, participating in a local food scavenger hunt or sampling a sustainable Chipotle taco. heaTher Taddonio Through April 4. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.


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The literary series for people lacking a stick up their ass is back. This round features Chicagoan author Adam Levin, whose readings of his huge (at more than 1,000 pages, we mean that both literally and literature-ly) debut novel The Instructions, which partially inspired Tire Fire co-founder Christan TeBordo to start the series in the first place. He’ll be reading from his new book Hot Pink, fresh off a killer New York Times review. Joining Levin is Bryn Mawr prof Daniel Torday reading from his new novella The Sensualist. Cozy up and

Let Them Eat Cake If you think shows like Cake Boss or The Next Great Baker are exciting, just imagine if a TV screen wasn’t separating you. Attracting hundreds of foodies, brides-to-be and general sugar junkies each year, national cancer institute City of Hope’s annual wedding-cake design competition pits students against professional pastry chefs in the ultimate wedding confection battle. Not only will the cakes have to taste orgasmic, but participants must present a concoction that looks too good to eat while somehow incorporating this year’s theme, “Under The Big Top,” into their design. Whether they decide to go traditional, ethnic, fantasy or seasonal is up to them. A panel of judges from the culinary arts and wedding industries as well as local celebrities will rate the cakes in nine categories including “Most Artistic,” “Best Tasting” and “Best Overall.” All proceeds from the event will go to City of Hope, while all the calories are likely to go straight to your hips. n.F. 6pm. $40-$50. Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St. 215.627.1200.


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Temple presents a screening of the awardwinning doc, Girls in the Band, which chronicles the unsung female jazz and big-band instrumentalists from the ’30s to today. All-girl big bands were a mighty presence in the ’30s and ’40s, yet, by the mid-’50s, women were gradually taken from behind the drums, trumpets and saxophones, leaving those who sang the only females left to be recognized or remembered. Girls traces their struggles through rare footage and concerts, including interviews with jazz bigwigs like Herbie Hancock, Geri Allen and Esperanza Spalding. Prior to the screening, the Temple jazz band, under Terrel Staford, will perform hits by the many forgotten female bands. abigail bruley

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ne reason Philadelphia is a world-class theater town is that in addition to having an abundance of great actors, directors, designers and companies, it’s also home to some of the nation’s top playwrights. One of Philly’s best dramatists, Bruce Graham, takes center stage at the Philadelphia Theatre Company with the East Coast premiere of The Outgoing Tide officially opening this week at PTC’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre. A huge hit last summer in Chicago, where it debuted and won the prestigious Jefferson Award for best new play, Tide is set on Maryland’s nearby eastern shore, where Gunner, a father and husband, is making plans to secure his family’s future. Not everyone is on board with Gunner’s plan, and with time running out, the family struggles to reach some sort of agreement. An unflinchingly honest exploration of Alzheimer’s and its effect on a family, PTC’s highly anticipated production is directed by Graham’s longtime friend and collaborator, James J. Christy, whose previous work at PTC includes the Barrymore Award-winning productions Take Me Out and The Laramie Project. J.c.r.

7pm. $15. The Franklin Institute, 20th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.




Some of My Lives Philadelphia native Rosamond Bernier has been on the planet for 95 years and she’s taken advantage of every second. She flew planes and started a small zoo in Mexico, where she was pals with artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. In 1946, she moved to Paris to be the European features editor for Vogue, and she became buds with Matisse, Picasso and Miró (see her book, Matisse, Picasso, Miró: As I Knew Them). Nine years later, she started art mag L’Oeill, and after returning to the States in the early 1970s, she became a world-renowned lecturer—she gave more than 200 talks on art, literature and life at the MET in New York. Oh, yeah, she’s also a lifetime member of the International Best Dressed List. She’s done a billion more incredibly cool things, many of which are detailed in her latest book, Some Of My Lives: A Scrapbook Memoir, which she talks about tonight. ellioTT Sharp 7:30pm. $15. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322.


Sat., March 31, 2pm and 8pm. $25-$59. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard sts. 215.985.0420.

Neon Indian It’s no accident that Neon Indian’s first release, 2009’s Psychic Chasms, leads with a track titled “(AM).” The musings of musician Alan Palomo, Neon Indian’s tunes combine the aural nostalgia of AM radio—feel-good, idyllic melodies suited to cross-country drives through the Golden State—with the timely penchant for lo-fi, synth driven tunes. Both Psychic Chasms and last year’s Era Extrana are imbibed with a sunny, carefree nectar wellsuited for New Order-influenced electronic pop and preternaturally cheery 8-bit melodies. It’s the ideal soundtrack for a city with a winterless winter and a summery spring—quirky, endearing, and a bit unnerving. K.S. 8:30pm. $15. With Friends. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100.

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Head of State You’ll eat and drink too much at George Sabatino’s Stateside. By Brian Freedman Felicia Perretti

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You’re quite the dish, Grilled Octopus at Mercato! Are you good enough to convert even the most stubborn fried-calamari fan? Eating the fried stuff without ever having tried a bite of me just doesn’t seem right! But I know some folks are put off by my nakedness.

Naked? You’ve got a tasty dressing and salad to boot! True. I’m served over a baby arugula salad with cannellini beans, capers, five types of olives, grape tomatoes, red onion and a basil lemon vinaigrette. Fresh and simple!

Your salad sounds delightful but let’s dig deeper into your past ... Well, I was raised at sea ...

Not that deep. Tell us how you’re prepared and what makes you so tender. I’m a Spanish octopus boiled whole—keep my head attached while cooking, please, for a more natural flavor—in water seasoned with lemon, thyme, salt, pepper, garlic and topped with wine corks. It’s a technique handed down from owner George Anni’s family.

You’re seasoned with cork? Not exactly. The corks help to tenderize while I soak—kind of like a hot stone massage. Another trick to keep me nice and juicy is to make sure I’m fully submerged in the pot.

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I’m marinated in my basil lemon vinaigrette and grilled for a light, smoky flavor.

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Big shrimpin’: The Marvesta shrimp salad was char-streaked and smoky sweet.

Spotting the face of a familiar chef, server or manager at a restaurant on a Monday night is generally a good sign that you’re in for an at-least-decent meal. Finding yourself in a dining room full of them is about as confidence-swelling as it gets. On a recent Monday, then, as the evening wore on and the bar grew busier, the stream of local restaurant pros first seemed to be a good omen. By the end of the meal, it had become something else: Deserved. Executive Chef George Sabatino, with his deeply satisfying menu seems populated by a dish you’d love to eat (be careful of over-ordering), is making a justifiably positive name for himself among both restaurant professionals and civilians alike. It all starts off with a belief that technically proficient food doesn’t have to be precious to be exciting. His rabbit rillettes, for example, borne in their mason-jar chariot, are moist and tender and speak vividly of their toasted brown coriander. But it’s the velvety lid of pear preserves, all cinnamon-y and warming, that makes it impossible to not wipe the inside of the glass clean with your bread. Pickles also benefit from whiffs of unexpected spice. Sabatino plays with sourness, sweetness and perfume with an alchemist’s sense of fine-tuning. Beets are punched up with coriander and bay leaf; cauliflower makes a remarkable partner for raisins and turmeric. If you’re in the mood for a de facto pickle back to wash down your whiskey, this is the

place to do it, especially considering Stateside’s generous whiskey offerings. It’s with these more comforting dishes that Stateside is at its best. Pork liver terrine is a chunky, funky wonder, the gaminess of the organ both unabashed and primal in the best sense. Bone marrow and truffle sausage is the kind of dish that would give any self-respecting doctor nightmares. Loosely packed and rich enough to be the carnivore’s equivalent of freebasing umami rocks, it’s a great intro to marrow if you’ve never had it before. Bourbon-brined chicken is feathery and dizzyingly moist beneath its crisp lid of skin. There are, of course, occasional dings in the armor. Smoked trout salad was excellent, but only for the first half-dozen bites. After that, it grew a touch too salty; the orange and blood orange segments weren’t quite enough to counter it. Unexpectedly, however, the charred broccolini with chili flakes found itself on the other end of that spectrum. Its generous dusting of citrus breadcrumbs, sneakily bright with lemon and orange zest, was a highlight, but the house-cured bacon wasn’t prominent enough. Char-streaked and smoky-sweet Marvesta shrimp would have been better had they been removed from the grill a few seconds earlier. Still, they were quite flavorful, built on just a few good ingredients (house-made chili oil, preserved lemons, chives, shallots, a few more), and messy in the best possible way. Popping off the heads and sucking out the slurry of treats inside will leave your chin drippy and your shirt flecked with juice. As the weather warms, this is exactly the sort of dish that should fly out of the kitchen to guests drinking at the bar—I had them with an Evil Genius Good ‘n Evil Kolsch from Indiana; they were perfect together, and will be even better on an 80-degree night. Desserts follow the same logic as the rest of the meal: Small portions and big flavors are the focal points. Pastry Chef Robert Toland’s smoked chocolate tart, all savory and deep, dances like Fred Astaire with its housemade marshmallow fluff. The ice cream sandwich, with its ginger snaps three ways and heart of frozen butterscotch mousse, begs for a final glass of porter to wash it down. Don’t fight the temptation. Stateside seems custommade for eating a little too much, drinking a little too much, and regretting none of it. n

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Critics try not to have expectations about shows, but truth be told I was dreading the idea of having to sit through another telling of Edmond Rostand’s ancient play Cyrano de Bergerac. To my considerable surprise, however, the Arden Theatre Company’s adaptation turns Rostand’s relic into a swashbuckling tale of romance and adventure that is smart, funny and exhilarating theater. Spryly adapted by director Aaron Posner and local playwright Michael Hollinger (who also translates the play from its native French into very contemporary and witty English), the story follows the exploits of soldier Cyrano (Eric Hissom in his finest performance on an Arden stage) as he fights and loves his way through the streets of Paris and the battlefield at Arras in mid-17th-century France. An accomplished swordsman and eloquent poet who is as skilled with a quill as he is with a blade (the sword fights are expertly choreographed by Dale Anthony Girard), Cyrano is a daring adventurer who would be the object of every woman’s affection if not for his huge nose. He’s also secretly in love with his distant cousin, Roxanne (Jessica Cummings), who has her heart set on the handsome Christian (the appropriately cute Luigi Sottile). A

soldier under Cyrano’s command, Christian likewise adores Roxanne but can’t find the words to express his devotion. “I’m just not very good with the language thing,” Christian says, explaining his predicament to the sympathetic Cyrano, who then volunteers to help Christian win Roxanne’s heart. Posner’s and Hollinger’s adaptation is enormously light on its feet. Superbly condensed, they have refreshed the story’s antiquated sections while emphasizing the play’s (and by extension the title character’s) considerable panache (Rostand is often credited with inventing the word panache). The show’s stylishness extends to every aspect of the production, including Thom Weaver’s gilded lighting design—which bathes Daniel Conway’s scenic design in glorious hues of blue and gold. As is typical with Posner (who is perhaps an even better director than writer), each facet of the production compliments another element of the show’s design. Weaver’s lighting not only enhances Conway’s design (which resembles both a theater and a place of worship) but also Devon Painter’s ravishing costume design, which wonderfully evokes an era when men out-fashioned the women (Roxanne looks lovely but her gowns are no match for the men’s giant black boots that rise to the knee or the jackets that are topped off with feather-sprouting chapeaus that would make a peacock jealous). A swiftly moving juggernaut of a play that is equal parts adventure and romance, Cyrano is the rare production that will satisfy any theatergoer regardless of age or gender and easily ranks as one of the season’s most welcome surprises. n

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You, Me, We, She at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery Featuring the work of 19 contemporary artists and artist groups who use photography, video, sculpture, publication and performance, You, Me, We, She explores how women organize, depict and define themselves. Julia Sherman’s glass-mounted photographs lyricize a disturbing moment of denied representation. Photographing the tinny, crackled surfaces of acid-doused mirrors in a Manhattan convent, Sherman documents the perversely beautiful visual results of an attempt by nuns to root out their own vanity. While Sherman’s “Un-Reflective” series of photographs glance off the surface, Fawn Krieger’s “Architectural Organs” burrows deep inside the body. Arranged in a grid on lumber scavenged from a demolished Quaker meeting house, Krieger’s unfired, petal-pink ceramic sculptures suggest an inventory of internal organs. A number of pieces play with gender and its performative aspects. Francine Spiegle’s large format photograph, “Untitled (3),” documents one of her recent performances— an abject cocktail of squashed food and suggestive gunk that riffs on the vernacular of horror films and porn in the name of subverting feminine stereotypes. Employing a markedly different register, Jennifer Levonian’s “Rebellious Bird” uses paperdoll animation to tell the story of a female Civil War re-enactor who impersonates a transgender soldier. The narrative twists and turns and Levonians’s vivid watercolors lend this quietly revolutionary story of historical drag a dissonant, homespun feel. On the subject of passing for the gender you hope to be, a prim embroidery in “Rebellious Bird” offers this ingenious advice: “If you cannot convince them, confuse them.” Levonian’s creed functions as an ad hoc motto for the exhibition. Dramatizing moments in the complex history of gender construction and negotiation, You, Me, We, She is just confusing enough to be convincing. n Through March 31. Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, 1616 Walnut St. 215.545.6140.

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Although Nathan Pankratz works with acrylic paint, his panels have the distinct feel of collages. The tension between the two is arresting. It’s a lovely, cross-media confusion kept afloat by the languid intensity of the colors in Pankratz’s 17 paintings and four collages. Pankratz intentionally courts such aquatic references: the titular Peruvian river invoked in Over the Urabamba’s title ripples its murky currents through each canvas. In “CMYK,” an uninterrupted tract of squeegeed brown paint snakes its way around the canvas while in “Fold,” elements of collage break in to arrest the lazy downward flow of paint with sharply cut, horizontally painted planes. In both, paint that at first mimics the murky brown of river water churned with sludge thins to reveal mossy greens and luminous pinks. Aside from “Page,” where strips of tape have been left on the canvas to form a triangle, Pankratz’s process is opaque. Collaged elements might look like paper but are, in fact, carefully lifted strips of paint. Part of the pleasure of looking at the work emerges from this indecipherable but utterly compelling scavenger hunt. Although Pankratz writes in a statement that he hopes visitors will “glimpse moments of the sublime via landscape as in Caspar David Freidrich” (a 19th-century artist whose paintings are considered the hallmark of German Romanticism), his muddy rivers seem less sublime than phenomenological. They insist on a personal, visual experience. Instead of buffeting us to mass euphoria on the foamy spray, Pankratz’s paintings drag us down into the undertow, where we must each slip and slide in our own way. n Through March 31. Bridgette Mayer Gallery, 709 Walnut St. 215.413.8893.

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Nothing Sacred (1937): Because humor thrives on relaxed improvisation and timing, you don’t see too many comedies that fret much over the other elements of filmmaking: lighting, camerawork, etc. But not everyone is so cavalier about technique. There’s sly skill in the “invisible” direction of many classic comedies, although workhorse William A. Wellman went one better with this cynical, largely Ben Hecht-scripted screwball: He shot it in still-nascent Technicolor, an extravagance typically reserved for prestige pictures. There’s a fascinating war here between technique and material, exacerbated by how no print today, not even the restoration just released on disc by Kino, can duplicate the film’s once-splendorous colors. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (1957): Frank Tashlin was an animator before he turned to live action; he didn’t really change his style. His films with actual human beings are crass, bold and plastic, his stars (including Jerry Lewis) outsized. His highmark remains his second with busty living cartoon Jayne Mansfield (after The Girl Can’t Help It), a satire as visually striking as it is scabrous. Playtime (1967): A silent comedian who arose well into the talkie era, Jacques Tati remains comedy’s great stylist, every frame meticulously fussed-over with the obsession of a classic painter. Young Frankenstein (1974): The film positively nails the look and feel of Universal Horror. And this from a director who, with The Producers, couldn’t even direct.

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baby-sat in Shoot ‘Em Up, tried to pass himself off as an ineffectual family man in the altogether regrettable Derailed, and then fumbled with single fatherhood in The Boys Are Back. And even though everybody else has, let us not forget Owen’s turn as the outraged father of a teen girl targeted by an Internet sex-predator in director David Schwimmer’s never-quite-released Trust. Owen’s lone character trait in Intruders is that he really loves his 12-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell)—who has been given the last name “Farrow” in what I can only assume is some sort of inside joke that doesn’t land. She’s found a child’s half-written short story hidden inside of a tree (the first of about a thousand visual tropes that director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo openly shoplifts from Guillermo Del Toro) that tells the tale of a nocturnal predator known as Hollow Face. Bearing a possibly actionable similarity to the Dementors from the Harry Potter pictures, Hollow Face lacks a visage of his own, and thus haunts children’s bedrooms late at night looking for a face to rip off and make his own. Sure enough, as soon as young Mia recites the tale in her English class, this fantasy becomes reality, with this exceedingly slow-moving, not-particularly-frightening creature turning up in closets after bedtime. In order to pad out roughly 20 minutes of story into a two-hour running time, we’ve got Hollow Face menacing another child, in another place. Somewhere in Spain, Star power: Clive Owen (left) was once destined for super stardom. young Juan (Izan Conchero) also seems to have been writing this deeply underwhelming short story about a That’s just not the case in Intruders, also starring Ella Purnell. robed intruder without any features. His mother (Pilar Lopez de Alaya) turns to a local priest for counsel. Played Clive Owen’s daddy issues are getting out of hand. by the always reliable Daniel Bruhl, he can’t decide if the The tall, rakish Brit seemed poised for superstardom child needs an exorcist or a psychologist, and if you can’t after his breakout role in Mike Hodges’ hard-boiled 1998 figure out by roughly the halfway point where Intruders’ Croupier. Handsome with a seedy air of menace, Owen disparate storylines are going to (shockingly) merge, then smoked a lot of cigarettes and chose his words careI envy you, because you have probably fully, sardonically purring quips with never been to a movie before. a palpable disdain for everybody else Intruders But did I mention yet that Clive Owen onscreen, and by extension the entire really loves his daughter? Too much, Grade: D world. We all thought he was going to be the next James Bond, or at the very Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in fact, according to a shrink played by the overqualified Kerry Fox. In a giant least an international phenomenon. Starring: Clive Owen, Carice van mouthful of bunk science that made me But Clive Owen’s career seems to Houten and Izán Corchero feel sorry for all the actors involved, it is have fizzled out, to a point where he’s explained that their bond is so intense turning up in a knockoff, secondhand the two are just sharing nightmares, prethriller like Intruders, which, after premiering at last September’s Toronto Film Festival, is finally sumably brought on by Owen’s PTSD after a workplace accident on a skyscraper rig that doubles as one of the most making a brief pit stop in our area on its inevitable journey hilariously fake green-screen sets I have ever seen. to a Redbox kiosk near you. As is too often the case these Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo made his bones with days, Owen gives a negligible performance, tamping down the WTF thriller Intacto, and did a shockingly sturdy job his natural gift for sly insinuation and instead trying to be of turning the quickie cash-in sequel 28 Weeks Later into the world’s greatest dad. a pushy Iraq war analogy. His heart doesn’t seem to be in The first line of every biographical article about Owen Intruders, which visually borrows a bunch of spare parts always mentions that his father was a failed countryfrom Pan’s Labyrinth and The Others, creeping along to a western singer who abandoned his family when young foregone conclusion that doesn’t even make much sense. Clive was only 3 years old. While I usually hesitate to inIn lieu of an actual climax, we’re stuck with Owen modulge in cheapjack Freudian explanations for why movie notonously reminding his daughter how much he loves her careers sometimes take oddball turns, there’s really not and reassuring her that he will always be there. (We get very much else to say about Intruders. it, dude.) It’s enough to make you long for the flinty, pissy Look at all the times Owen has played a nurturing father Clive Owen of old, destined for stardom and unencumfigure, even begrudgingly shepherding the last bastion bered by children. n of humanity in his best role, Children of Men. He also

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975): The rest of Monty Python grumbled when Terrys Gilliam and Jones—who had adopted reins as directors of their first proper narrative film outing—decided to labor as much attention on look as they did on comic material. Along with being funny, this is a gorgeously realistic look at the Middle Ages—grimy, gloomy, muddy and miserable. And are the bloody armor duel’s a nod to Robert Bresson’s Lancelot du Lac ? Maybe!

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Grade: BReview by Matt Prigge The Israeli drama Footnote, which lost to A Separation in this year’s Foreign Language Oscar category, concerns professors engaged in Talmudic research. It’s the smallest department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, infamous for its uncompromising methods and general stubbornness, even within the annals of academia. The film’s real subject, however, is as equally rare in cinema: A rivalry between father and son based not on earth-quaking drama but rather something as small and pissy as ego. The opening minutes of Joseph Cedar’s latest finds the camera gradually zeroing in on Professor Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar’aba), an aging philologist, as his son, Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi, Late Marriage), receives the accolades that have eluded him his entire career. Eliezer is not happy for his spawn’s achievement; you can all but see the fumes emanating from his body. He’s the kind of academic other academics hate; “only four people in the world know what he’s doing,” it’s said of his work, which has never approached a coherent conclusion. When Eliezer abruptly receives a call informing him he’s the laureate of the coveted Israel Prize—for which he has competed, pointlessly, for 20 years—it seems too good to be true. And it is: A clerical catastrofuck has ensued and the true recipient is, of course, the far more successful Uriel. Suddenly, the task falls to Uriel to either destroy the spirit of the father who offers him nothing but bitter jealousy, or maintain the ruse and destroy his own career. Cedar pitches Footnote as a comedy with a dramatic foundation, starting with the casting of Bar’aba, a comic actor returning after a 20-year hiatus, whose every fiber screams curmudgeon. There’s something bleakly funny about a father resenting his son for being more successful at the same profession, especially once Eliezer uses his newfound attention primarily to character-assassinate him and his modern methods. At its best, Footnote deserves comparison with, of all filmmakers, Bobcat Goldthwait, whose work treads upon similarly under-explored dark alleys of human relations. On the other side is its finale, which mistakes an open ending for something other than a sudden failure of imagination. n

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Grade: B+ Review by Matt Prigge

Crazy Horse, a documentary about strippers, is one of the most beautiful films you’ll see this year. Beauty isn’t the word that immediately springs to mind when thinking of nonfiction films, particularly ones made in the wonderfully obdurate method of Frederick Wiseman. With five decades and 39 features under his belt, the nonfiction legend has stayed resolute to an unobtrusive, purely observational shooting style; his subjects uniformly say they never know he’s there. Yet Wiseman has always been adamant about distinguishing his methods from mere “fly-on-the-wall” filmmaking. He’s against mere objectivity, believing reality exists to be manipulated into art. (A notion that differs from the Mike Daisey style of simply lying.) His latter-day work has even strived for a pictorial beauty his classic, grittier works (Titicut Follies, High School ) by necessity avoided. With Boxing Gym, he shot in strikingly cramped spaces with B&W video. In La Danse and Crazy Horse, both about Parisian dancers, it’s the element of performance that summons his lurking stylist. Granted, the majority of Crazy Horse is classic Wiseman: an exposition-free hangout that offers the usual Wiseman-esque view of an institution as a precarious balance, in this case between art and commerce. Set at the Crazy Horse, Paris’ most esteemed nude cabaret, it’s a mix of performances and rehearsals, menial labor and tense meetings. Every now and then, it stops dead to preserve on record the joint’s elaborate numbers. Boasting bold colors, these performances fall somewhere between art and kitsch: a space ballet with dancers wearing little beyond helmets; blocks of women in ’60s go-go silhouettes; body parts teasingly reflected in a horizontal mirror; a woman, nude save a pube-shield, caught in a pas de deux with a wandering spotlight. It’s here that Wiseman is no longer a fly on the wall but intent on capturing the performance from the ideal angle. He even includes a shot, late in, that’s simply a sea of bare asses, gorgeously lit to resemble sand dunes in the moonlight—the people we’ve spent time with now reduced to mere objects. It’s the kind of moment most would write off as too abstract, but Wiseman knows that documentaries aren’t journalism. They’re cinema. n

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He’s Not the Boss of Me A contrary opinion concerning the mythicization of Bruce Springsteen. By John Sharkey III


ruce Springsteen. The Boss. Blue Collar Rock King. He’s just a Jersey boy done good after years of working on the docks to make ends meet, just a common man breaking his ass to get by, who struck it lucky singing about his girl, his hometown and his Glory Days. My floppy, white ass. I’ve been fuming over the popularity of this faux working-class bozo for the better part of the last decade, and now, in what has to be the peak of the mountain of his current resurgence, I bring my unpopular opinion to you. As someone who has worked in shitty warehouses, print shops and glass factories for the bulk of my life, I can tell you, it’s no fun. In fact, it sucks. Badly. And to paint over the grim reality of that life with a romantic brush is insulting. The only people, I’ve found, who romanticize the up-at-dawn, back-breaking bluecollar lifestyle are people who’ve never lived it. Like the bearded, skinny jackasses I run into

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at parties I wasn’t invited to who lovvvvve Bruce because he’s “the realest” artist they or any one of their other freelance web designer friends have ever heard. This Everyman image Springsteen has cultivated over the years—my god, how did he pull it off? His first record came out when he was 23. Twenty-three. Unless he was working in a coal mine at age 7, he knows very little about the kind of broke-down toil of which he croons so sincerely. Still, I get it: You can’t blame Springsteen for selling goods to a public eager to buy them. There is a market, and someone has to provide for it. Did I say “market”? I did. Make no mistake, Springsteen’s image, from top down—what he wears, what he sings about—is a marketing choice. Every breath is calculated, every move researched and deployed with precision. He’s no different than Lady Gaga marketing herself to the fashion industry or Coldplay to feminine hygiene products. The

purity you’ve placed upon him is a myth. He’s been perceived as such an angel for so long, it seems odd even to question it. So people don’t. There’s a whole new generation coming up who blindly bathe in the light of the Cult of Bruce without even questioning whether, for instance, in Ticketmaster’s controversial attempt to cut down on Springsteen scalpers by only selling nontransferable electronic tickets, the man himself actually tried to help his fans escape this lose-lose scenario. It’s this new generation of Springsteen fans who are the most annoying. They look at the musical landscape and see vapidity. They see Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. They see Chris Brown, Ke$ha and Katy Perry. They want to disassociate with the airheads who call this kind of music their own. So they adopt Springsteen as a signifier of their own validity, their own worth. To listen to Springsteen at an early age is to distance yourself from your bubblegum-listening peers. They see

substance in Springsteen, so they strap him on as if he were a shield against vacuousness. And so Bruce is now more popular than ever, because he’s playing to two markets. He’s got the lifers who have grown up with him, who continue to hear him played on a never-ending loop on WMMR and WXPN— plus a new generation of whiners who think listening to him makes them less whiney by association. Right now, Springsteen is everywhere; he cannot be escaped. He’s got a new (atrocious) album out, Wrecking Ball. He was the keynote speaker at South By Southwest. He’s got a goddamn exhibit at the National Constitution Center. And, this month, there are two Bruce tribute bands playing here—one at Johnny Brenda’s, one at the christening of Xfinity Live!—on top of the man’s own two shows at the Wells Fargo Center on the 28th and 29th. No small feat for a guy who hasn’t done anything artistically challenging since putting out his best work some 30 years ago.

Look, we all need heroes and people to idolize. I’m no different. I need figures to cling to in these tough times too—to find some solace in grand, larger-than-life escapism. I can’t deny the power of “Born To Run.” I just wish more people were willing to admit “Working on a Dream” is faux-populist horse shit. And don’t even get me started on “We Take Care of Our Own.” Springsteen isn’t terrible enough to demonize, but he isn’t great enough to canonize, either. He’s the Tim Tebow of music: not very good, but different enough from the rest to stand out. He’s a piece of toilet paper clinging to the bottom of American culture’s shoe. And because he’s remained stuck there so long, we’ve attached undeserved meaning to him. He’s a rock musician, not The Boss. And anyway, bosses are assholes. n

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Your wife is wrong. Homophobic parents are bad for gay kids. ! But “supportive” parents who let their gay kids get away with murder—supportive parents who - stop parenting their gay kids because they worry ! about seeming homophobic if they object to lousy gay boyfriends, choices, apparel, etc.— y - aren’t doing their gay kids any favors, either. Your son, despite what he might tell you, needs ! his parents to advise him, meddle in his affairs, - even object and interfere. Here’s what I would do if I were in your shoes, d OCD—I would take my son’s 31-year-old boy? ! friend out for a beer and ask him a lot of pointed n questions: How did you meet my son? Are you t having sex with my son? Are you using condoms? What is your HIV status? How old was 8 l your last boyfriend? And, finally, do you realize that I will tear you gay limb from gay limb if you n hurt my gay kid? e As for your son, OCD, tell him that you realize gay guys his age sometimes date older men because there aren’t a lot of boys his own age to choose from. (If you didn’t already know that, r now you do.) And tell your son that this gay - dude you know—that would be me, OCD—told you that something’s usually wrong when a f 31-year-old is dating a teenager. Something’s e . usually wrong with the 31-year-old. There are exceptions, of course, and maybe his boyfriend o is exceptional—maybe he’s not a jerk who 7 pursues naive boys because gay men his own age can see through his shit—but the simple fact of & his age requires that he be subjected to a higher , e degree of scrutiny than a first boyfriend who was closer to your son’s own age. Finally, OCD, tell your son that you know he’s o E an adult and free to date whomever he wants. But you’re his dad and he has to hear you out— s whether he wants to or not. u

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PINE & BROAD Adorable 1BR apt, Incl heat. Close to everything. $895+. PMG 215-545-7007x302 RITTENHOUSE: Modern Apartments! 1BR, 1ba, w/d, HW flrs, c/h/a, roof deck. $1350/mo+ utl, 215-336-8920 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 $965/m o. Ca l l 2 1 5 - 6 4 0 - 8 8 8 0 for an appointment.

two bEdRooM 15TH and SPRUCE: Rare opportunity for a 2Bdrm apt in unique art deco high-rise. Amazing views, Central Location, HW Floors, Desk Attendant. $1500/mo. Available April. 215-735-8030. Lic #219789.

office Space ImmedIate occupancy 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.

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OLD CITY (6 S.Front St.) 2BR or Office combo. Overlooks BF Bridge & Del River. High ceiling, WD, DW, GD, CA, Gas heat, Tiled bath & Kit. $1195/mo+. 215-627-4414 x806 S 4th #3: $1,450/mo. Bilevel 2BD/1BA with fireplace, d/w, c/a, sun deck. CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215440-8345

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:// MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515

1629 Jackson #2F: $875/mo. 2BD/1BA with rear patio, c/a, lots of windows. CALL BIBE CHIN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-521-1546

13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300.

2036 Spruce 3rd FL: $2000/mo. 2BD/1BA with high ceilings, crown moldings, galley kitchen. CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-440-8345

KENSINGTON AREA: FURNISHED WITH TVs Use of kitchen & bath, W/D, Starting $70/week & UP. 267496-0065

OLD CITY (6 S.Front St/4th Fl) Bright, Spacious, 2bdrm, 2 bath, approx. 2000 S/F, facing Del. River w/view of BF Bridge. C/A, Gas heat, W/D, D/W, G/D, Carpeted. $1475+/mo. Avail. June. 215-627-4414 OLD CITY: SPACIOUS, BRIGHT 2BA, BI-LV CAC, HRWD, HI/CLGS UPDATED KIT/ BA, WD/apt. June $1595+ 215-733-0480 RITTENHOUSE SQ AREA: 2BR Townhouse, WD, DW. Pvt Rear yard. $1850/ mo+ utils. Call 215-922-3910 or email

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HoUsE foR REnt 1124 O’NEILL, NO. LIB. RECENTLY PAINTED, 2bdrms, WD. Walk C.C. Shopping. NOW (215)303-1897 12XX S. NEWKIRK ST. 2 BDR, 1 Bath, Back yard access. $750+ utilis. $2250 to Move-in. 215-739-1021 13XX E.PASSYUNK 5BDRS,2.5 Bths; BROAD & PORTER,3BDRS.;PACKER PARK APT. 2BDRS,2ND FLR. Avail. Immed.215-467-8612

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GRADUATE HOSPITAL Large Home! 3bd, 3ba, w/d, h/w, c/h/a, Master suite, yard, basement. $2500/mo+utl, 215-336-8920

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WASHINGTON SQ Office Space - Immediate occupancy of 404 to 6,152 square feet in the boutique PSFS bank building on the corner of 7th and Walnut Streets, with views of Washington Square or the private courtyard. Secure access to the building as well as elevator service. Offered by Stonehenge Advisors, LLC at 215-320-3777.

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sprUCe & 13tH Bright, large, Studio’s. HW floors, Laundry loMbarD & 9tH Fab 1BR Bi-level, HW floors, C/A, Private entrance Walnut & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's,2 hardwood, laundry Cozy room Studio, W/W, Laundry $770-995 sprUCe & 16tH Locust & 21st Studios 1Bd's, laundry, Mod&2BR, 2BA, W/W,heat C/A, incl. W/D, Great$575-1000 Deal! sprUCe & 13tH

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Society Hill 204 W Washington Sq. #6NW $1,495,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill 265 Saint Josephs Way $995,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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

Queen Village 201 Queen Street #2 $550,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Society Hill The Willings #402 $907,850 Prudential Fox & Roach

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

Society Hill 16 Saint James Court $544,900 Prudential Fox & Roach


Society Hill 231 Delancey Street $1,395,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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Rittenhouse Sq 1901 Walnut Street #18a $1,200,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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

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

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over 50 years in the real estate business 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 1518 S Broad Street #1F-Studio at brownstone in South Philly, HW floors, lrg kitchen ....................................................................... $795 2024 Upland Way #303-Mordern 2B/1b loft near R5 line, hi-end kit & gorgeous bath .................................................................... $1,790 2018 Walnut Street #16J-Upgraded 1B/1b in Ritt Sq area, a/c, 24/7 sec, fit ctr, pool ....................................................................... $2,100 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 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 ............................................................................ $5,500 To See the Following, Call Mark Wade 215-521-1523 1210 Buttonwood Street #206-Corner unit w/lrg wndws,SS appln,Juliet blcny,W/D in unit. ............................................... $1,350 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 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue #20C43-Super 1 Br w/bamboo flrs,SS GE profile kit,W/D,terrace. .................................................... $2,000 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 ......................................................................... $875 2005 Mercy Street-Nice 3 Br/1 Ba townhome, pine flrs,modern kit,clean bsmt ........................................................................... $800 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. ......................................................................... $1,500 724 S Leithgow Street-3 Br/2 Ba w/garage parking,hw flrs t/o,rf dk,C/A .................................................................................... $2,300 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 ...................................................................................... $1,550

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21st & LOCUst Charming Studios in Historic Brownstone, Hardwood floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW !

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22Nd & spRUCE Contemporary Two Bedroom, Hardwood floors, Laundry on premises, Very Bright & Cheer AVAILABLE JUNE!



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To See the Following, Call Andy Oei (215)790-5230 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #126-Oversized 2 bed, 1,210 Sq.Ft, gourmet kitchen, spa bath ...................................................... $1,850 111 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 Anthony Travia (215)627-6005 4520 Smick Street-2 Bdrm/2 ba,super clean,freshly painted w/ parking. ................................................................................... $1,600 To See the Following, Call Bryan J. Capone 215-962-7541 1218 S Hancock Street-2 bedroom,1.5 baths home w/finished basement and C/A. ................................................................. $1,500 To See the Following, Call David Snyder 267.968.8600 1538 Christian Street #1-Great 3 Br/2 Ba condo,hw flrs,high ceil,granite/SS kit. .................................................................. $1,800 2134 Locust Street #4R-Bi-level unit w/roof deck,SS Applns,Hw Flrs,laundry in bldg. ............................................................ $2,995 2134 Locust Street #4F-Beautiful restored 1 Br Apt w/granite/SS kit,hw flrs,blcny. ................................................................. $1,750 To See the Following, Call Gregory J. Damis (215)440-2095 2101 Chestnut Street #1815-2 br/1 ba,18th flr,new kit/ bth,flrs,utilities incld ........................................................... $1,890 2340 Christian Street ##1-2 bdrm,1 ba w/large kitchen,tile flrs,washer/dryer. .................................................................. $1,300 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #248-2 Bedroom,1 bath w/new appliances,desirable layout. .................................................... $1,500 767 S 9th Street #1ST FL-Office space w/full tile bath and kitchenette ......................................................................................... $1,400 To See the Following, Call James Labonski (215) 521-1552 2545 S Reese Street-3 Br/2 Ba,granite/SS kitchen,hw floors,940 sq ft. ........................................................................................... $1,500 1602 Spruce Street #3F-2 bedroom,2 bath,modern kit,hrwd flrs,washer/dryer in unit ........................................................ $2,695 To See the Following, Call Johanna Loke (215)893-9800 1420 Locust Street #22H-Junior 1 bedroom w/updated kitchen & bath. ....................................................................................... $1,475 219 S 18th Street #410-Large 1 bedroom with south views. . $2,300 To See the Following, Call John Featherman 215-790-5221 815 Arch Street #310-Split 2B/1b in Chinatown full kit wall a/c in each room w/d ....................................................................... $1,500 1500 Chestnut Street #9C-1B/1b @ the Ellington hi-end kit & bath w/d a/c 24/7 sec .................................................................... $1,950 1618 Latimer Street-Spacious 2B/Den/1.5b in Ritt Sq area HW frs backyard a/c w/d ................................................................. $2,500

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cEntER citY luXuRY conDominiums FoR REnt Ave of The ArTs AcAdemy House 1420 Locust street Junior 1 bedroom, high floor with sunrise view over the city, 512 sf $1,495 riTTenhouse squAre tHe cArLyLe 2031 Locust street 1 bedroom, efficient floorplan with separate living room, 514 sf $1,275 1 bedroom, large kitchen, sunrise and city views, 624 sf $1,475 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 $1,495 Studio, western city view, open kitchen, marble bathroom with stall shower, 412 sf $1,495 1 bedroom, open floor plan, magnificent views to the south, beautifully appointed throughout, marble bathroom, 756 sf $2,250 rittenHouse sAvoy 1810 s. rittenHouse squAre 1 bedroom, hardwood floors throughout, view of Rittenhouse Square from all rooms, updated kitchen and bath, 825 sf $2,100 tHe bArcLAy 237 s. 18tH street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, corner unit with lots of light, updated kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, 1050 sf $3,250 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, large and light-filled rooms throughout, designer kitchen and baths, wood floors, custom built closets, 2527 sf $7,500

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pArc rittenHouse 225 s. 18tH street Studio, wood floors, marble bath, high-end kitchen, 425 sf $1,490 Studio, wood floors, marble bath, open kitchen, 578 sf $1,650 Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, marble bathroom, kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances, 506 sf $1,835

Junior 1 bedroom, open kitchen, large marble bath, wood floors 645 sf $1,950 1 bedroom plus den, 2 baths, completely open floor plan with excellent living/entertaining space, like-new condition, 1,506 sf $3,975 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 Deluxe 1 bedroom, completely renovated throughout with designer kitchen and bath, two balconies 879 sf $2,750 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 $1,395 1 bedroom, high floor with unobstructed city views, large bay windows, open kitchen, 704 sf $1,790 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, floor-to-ceiling windows, city view, 540 sf $1,250

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wAshingTon squAre Hopkinson House 604 s. WAsHington squAre Efficiency, high floor, river and south city views, 415 sf $1,025 Deluxe 1 bedroom, high floor, Washington Square view, balcony, 843 sf


1 bedroom, galley kichen, highfloor, balcony, Washinton Square view from all rooms, 843 sf

1119 pine street 2 bedrooms plus den, wood floors, open renovated kitchen, private deck overlooking Pine Street, indoor parking space included, 1999 sf


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1601 Locust Street - 1st floor and lower level of prestigious Lanesborough condo, ideal for restaurant or offices, 4700 sf

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238 Delancey House ‘B’ Drinker’s Court charming historic small house 1 Br., 1 Bath, w&d $1,600.00 $695.00 4432 Sansom St 3rd flr. (Penn area) 1 bedroom, 1 bath, new stove, wood floors, plain apt. 161 Poplar (Northern Liberties) Lg. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath,c/a, w&d, full basement. June 5, 2012 $1,050.00 $900.00 1010 Race St. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, central air, elevator high rise bldg., washer & dryer $1,300.00 Abbots Sq. Condo 2nd & Lombard Sts. Upgraded 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, c/a, w&d, balcony 2224 S. Broad St.(Wolf St) 1 Br., 1 Bath & STUDIOS, w/w carpet, w&d in basement 4 avail. $600-$675 1712 Pine St 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, c/a, hrd. Floors, washer & dryer in the building (2 avail) $1,250-$1,275 $675.00 1307 N. Marshall St (Northern Liberties Area) 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, wood floors


1307 N. Marshall St (Northern Liberties Area) Large 2 Brs., 1 Bath, w&d, central air 609 S. 48th St 3rd flr. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, central air, coin-operated w&d in the bst.

$850.00 $1,500.00


8 S. Front St. 1000sq.ft.,hrd.flrs.,x-posed brick,c/a,w&d, large deck w/ river vu.



238 Delancey St House ‘B’ Drinker’s Court small historic 1 bedroom, 1 bath house, w&d 236 Spruce St 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, wood floors, garden, bst, w&d, avail May 15, 2012 205 Federal St 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, washer & dryer, wood floors basement 2138 S. Woodstock St 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, wood floors, full basement


25th & Wharton Sts. G-2 warehouses, garages, offices, 800sq. ft to 16,000 sq. ft available 341 W. Girard Ave (NE Corner 4th & Girard) Retail store, C-2, 800 sq.ft.,bath, c/a, 404 South St 1200 sq.ft, retail store, bath, c/a, high traffic great block NNN 135B South St 1800 Sq.ft. C-2, tri-level retail corner or office former bank NNN 413 S. Broad St across from Symphony Hse. Approx 2500 sq.ft. bi-level offices, c/a.1.5 bths 305 Brown St. (Northern Liberties) 1500 sq.ft office or studio space, great light, hrd.flrs

The Old Quaker Building At the heart of University City, the Old Quaker was once a Quaker meetinghouse and always a home for knowledge. Today, distinctive studios and 1-bedrooms show off her historic character and offer every modern convenience for urban living.



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iNVestMeNts – south philadelphia 2129 siGel street - 3 Bedrooms. $39,000.

poiNt BreeZe – reNoVated hoMe 2049 FerNoN street – 2 Bedrooms. Open Floor Plan. Central Air. $109,000.

CitY liNe aVeNue ViCiNitY 4439 sherWood road – Large Twin. Hardwoods. 3 Bedrooms. Garage. $159,000.

larGe BuildiNG lot- Zip 19146 2223-5-7-9 Wilder street – 56 x 50. $104,000.

reNoVated hoMes - south philadelphia 2038 so. 22Nd street – Two Master Suites. New Front. Granite. Hardwoods. Finished Basement. $185,000.

larGe Warehouse - NortherN liBerties ViCiNitY 1613-27 GerMaNtoWN aVeNue – Approx. 9600 sq. ft. on one floor. High Ceilings. 2 street entrances. $425,000.

peNNsport –larGe NeW hoMe 10 Year taX aBateMeNt 1322 s aMeriCaN street –10 ft. Ceilings. Floating Stairs. 3 Bedrooms. $449,000.

upper darBY – dupleX 254 heather road – Renovated. Sep. Utilities. Side Parking Lot. $179,000.

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GerMaNtoWN – CriCKet CluB ViCiNitY 5008 erriNGer plaCe – 4 Bedroom Twin. Hardwoods. Deck. Finished Basement. $159,000.


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21xx s. HOWArd st. - Newer 18xx E. HuntingdOn st. - 14xx s. OriAnnA st. Needs front, two bedrooms, nice size, Total rehab, 3 bdr, 2 1/2 bath. total renovation $109,000. $189,000. nicely done. $199,000.



Arts, $309,000.


71xx PHOEBE PLACE - well maintained, four bedroom, 1.5 baths, close to shopping center. $159,000.

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21xx s. WOOdstOCk st pEnnSpOrT Nice Commercial property and 18xx s. frOnt st - Nice apartment. Modern kitchen, Four Bedrooms. 19xx snYdEr AvE Hardwood floors $239,000. Commercial propety with nice 12xx E. mOYAmEnsing apartments $180,000. Two bedroom, nice renovation, 5xx POrtEr st. - large three hardwood floor T/o. close to bedroom, finished basement washington Ave. $219,900 c/a $139,000. 14xx E. mOYmEnsing AvE. 10xx WintOn st - cute two POrCH frOnt HOmE on main bedroom, large kitchen, nice street, w/ front garden. Three front $135,000. bedrooms. $199,000. 21xx HOWArd / WHitmAn 18xx s. 2nd st. - Vacant land, - Newly renovated 3 bed. corner lot 16x69, $105,900. $199,000 great block. 15xx s. 2nd st - Main St. 2 1/2 story home, three bedrooms, bELLA ViSTA large yard. $185,000. 13xx fitZWAtEr st. - New 17xx s. 2nd - two family construction, four bedrooms, home, street to street, parking, two baths large side yard, Ave of $275,000.

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Haverford Village, 700 Ardmore Ave, Ardmore


2BD/1.1BA; updated townhouse $226,900

43 Trent Rd. Penn Wynne

4bd/3ba contemporary condo $875,000 2,179 Sq.Ft. Incredible views from 20th floor

100 Arch St., #1A a/k/a 62 N. Front Street Old City Philadelphia, 2BD/2.2 BA Bi-Level 2500 Sq.Ft., Renovated; Low Taxes NEW PRICE $599K

800 Pardee Lane, Wyncote 3BD/2.1BA Ranch - FOR SALE OR RENT $239,000 OR $1950/MONTH

323 South 2nd Street #8B, Society Hill 1BD/1BA Condo at Penns Landing Square Renovated; 1-car Garage $339K

1125 Spruce St. #D, Washington Sq. West 2BD/2.1BA End Unit Townhome, 1,556sq. ft. $375K

301 Race St. #413 – Old City 1BD/1BA – The Wireworks Condo Renovated; open floor plan $234,000

2601 Pennsylvania Ave. #949 1BD/1BA Flt – For rent $1,400/month w$220,000

1145 S. 61st Street, Cobbs Creek 4BD/1BA Freshly Painted $125,000

1519 Swain Street, Art Museum Area 3BD/2.1BA 1,552 Sq.Ft Renovated Twnhouse Central Air, Finished LL; $415,000

3508 Hamilton St – Powelton Village 4Bd/3.1Ba 3,300 Sq.Ft. REDUCED - $663,000

1132 Rodman AND 505 S. Sartain Street 1 lot w/ 2 properties; great investment Opportunity! Washington Square West $515,000


4BD/2.1BA Twnhs., 1 car grg., 3,099 sq. ft. $649K

122 Quarry St., Old City


3BD/2.5BA, 1,628 Sq.Ft. Colonial $2,100/mo

336 David Dr., Havertown PA 4BD/2.1BA Split in Paddock Farms 2,346 Sq.Ft. $350,000

49 Cornell Rd., Bala Cynwyd 5BD/2.2BA 3,314 Sq.Ft. Colonial Finished, Walk-out LL $649,000

911 E. Darby Rd., Havertown 3Bd/1.1Ba townhouse $199K 1,664 Sq.Ft; 1-car Garage

FOR RENT - 519 Spruce Lane, Villanova Inground Pool; 4BD/3BA Bi-Level 2-Car Attached Garage; $3,250/month

1440 Flat Rock Rd., Penn Valley 5BD/4.5BA French Colonial; 5,096sf; 3/4 Acre; 2-car garage, $5,500/month

NEW LISTING - Conshohocken, 200 Ford St., 1st Floor 3BD/2BA; Central Air, W/D in unit Avail 5/1; $1,650/month

238 W. Montgomery Ave., Haverford 5BD/2.5BA 3-story, 2,018 sf, Dutch Colonial For Sale $400,000 or Rent $2,500/month

CALL 215.440.8345 The Dorchester, Suite 1006-1007 $1,250,000 Spectacular contemporary home, 3BD, 2BA (including custom master bath), separate office, 2 terraces, fully upgraded, featuring custom kitchen, living room, dining room, offering 1,826 square feet of interior space!




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Fishtown From $264,900 9 new construction townhomes with garage parking, all with 4BD/2.5BA, open floor plans, granite and stainless cook’s kitchens, finished basements, large decks with river views.


Charming 2BD/1.5BA with decked in rear Rarely-offered 4BD/3.5BA townhome in a yard, open LR/kitchen area, hardwood car garage 3 gated community with an au-pair suite, garage $395,000 • 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #801 - At Museum floors, located on a prime Rittenhouse Large 1BD, 1BA Condo, $216,700 parking, fi401replace, flooring, stainless Hidden River Rd,hardwood • 1108 Rodman Street - Washington Sq West block. Penn Valley Gorgeous Row w/2 Car Garage, $1,100,000 steel appliances. 4BD, 2.5BA, on • 844 N. 28th St - Art Museum Area 1.81 Acre, wooded Triplex, Corner Lot, 100% Occupied! $500,000 lot. $600,000, Rnt $3,900/mo • 1833 Spruce Street - Rittenhouse Square

3 BD, Renovated Bi-level Condos $2,650/mo • 258 S. 10th St. - Washington Square West • 1208 Greentree Ln,Penn Valley Renovated 6 Unit Mixed use Bld. $999,000 4BD, 3BA, Bright and Open Cape $515,000 • The National, 112 N. 2nd St., #5A4 - Old City NEW.1336 sq ft 2BD, 2BA balcony, $549,000 • 191 Presidential Blvd #828 - Bala Cynwyd 2BD, 2BA, Condo, $375,000, Rn $3,250/mo • 1609 S. Clarion St.,Philadelphia South


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1025 Barr Lane, Gladwyne 4BD, 3.5BA, Totally Renovated Cape Cod, $650,000

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Manayunk/Roxborough From $374,900 Valley View Court – The best value in Philadelphia! Top of the line new construction homes offering 4BD/2BA+2 powder rooms, granite and stainless kitchen, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, finished lower level and garage parking!


Restored former Civil War museum, this 5BD/5 full + 2 half bath home features a library, den, wet bar, 10 fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors and 2-car garage!


Old City $1,250,000 Penthouse unit in a boutique building! 2BD/2BA with 800ft roof deck, hand-crafted details, gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, high ceilings, 2250 sf of living space!

Contemporary, New York style 2BD/2.5BA 338 S 3rd $525,000 with 1 year prepaid parking, beautiful kitch- Handsome 2BD/2BA home with den, sundeck, en, granite and stainless kitchen, gorgeous wood flooring throughout, lovely master suite, hardwood floors. wood-burning fireplace and charming exterior!


$1,695,000 113 Naudain


Grand and handsome 4BD/4 full + 2 half baths, with 1 car garage parking, formal dining room, den, office, sitting room, sundeck, roof deck, finished basement.

Amazing, double-wide 4BD/3.5BA with garage parking, private garden, roof deck, spacious layout perfect for entertaining, fireplace, balcony, hardwood floors.


210 W. Washington Sq. #6NS $1,495,000

Incredible contemporary rehab with 2BD/1BA with open floor place, bamboo floors, new kitchen, finished basement, spacious master bedroom, roof deck.

Rarely available, former model unit at the Ayer with 3BD/3BA, hardwood floors, plenty of closets, gorgeous kitchen, built-in sound system and valet parking!

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Graduate Hospital From $675,000 Catharine Court! 10 beautiful new townhomes with parking, 3BD/2.5BA, 2 decks, hardwood floors throughout, gorgeous amenitites and 10 year tax abatement!

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1409 Wesleys Run, Gladwyne 5BD, 4.5BA Home $1,150,000

-- OAK HILL PENN VALLEY -1640 Oakwood #w311 - 1BD, 1BA, w/d $139k

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Magnificent 3 bed, 3 bath, 2558 sq ft with fireplace, parking, 10 ft ceilings and bridge and river views.

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One bedrooms 379k-550k, 2 bedrooms $625,000 $1,106,000 3 bedrooms from $1.35m $2.2m

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108 Arch St, #901

320 S. Quince Street

Symphony House # 2605

20 ft wide, 2 car parking, 2500 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with great roof deck.

Approx 2200 sq ft, huge private terraces, NE corner with city and river views, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath + den with 3 car parking!.




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Meticulous light-filled Federal restoration, 4br, 3.5b, garden, 1 car parking


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110 LOMBARD ST OPEN SUNDAY 4/1 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Spacious 3br, 2.5b, h/w flrs, f/p, deck, courtyard, garage parking


Call Margaret Szumski

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705 S PHILIP ST OPEN SUNDAY 4/1 12:00 - 2:00 PM

3br, 2.5b contemporary, h/w flrs, f/p, roof deck, new chef’s kitchen, deeded parking, Meredith School

$573,500 Call Michele Golembeski


3br, 2.5b, garage front, beautiful garden, pristine!


Call Bruce Benjamin


Residential shell, great development opportunity, +/-3100 sf, 20’x26’ lot


Call Leon Aksman

246 FITZWATER ST #7 OPEN SUNDAY 4/1 12:00 - 1:00 PM

2br, 1b condo, +/-1005sf, parking


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Magnificent beautifully restored double wide corner, 5br, 6b, +/-9000sf, original detail, elevator, terrace, 3 car heated garage, tax abatement


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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 224 Delancey Street-Reno 4sty TH, 3BR, 2.5 spa bth den new kit dbl LR, fin bsmt FPL decked gdn 241-43 Chestnut #Unit G-Penthouse unit 2Br/2Ba w/800 ft roof deck,gourmet kit,gas fpl,hi ceilings. 113 Naudain Street-Amazing double wide 4Br/2.5 Ba home w/Garage Parking,private grdn & rf deck 523 Spruce Street-Stunning 3 Br/2.5 ba twnhse,hw flrs,upgraded kit,garden/deck,ideal location 508 Lombard Street-Beautiful 3 Br/2.5 Ba w/garage prkng,cstm kit,gas fp,lovely mstr Br.


$2,495,000 $1,299,000 $1,250,000 $895,000 $629,900 $625,000

770 S Dorrance Street-10 New Townhomes-3BR/2.5 Ba w/Garage Prkng,2 decks,finished Lower Level FROM1808 Christian-3 BR/2 Ba + 2 pwdr rms,bright liv space,hw flrs,gas fp,finished lower Level 1820 Catharine-3 Br/2 Ba,2 fp mantals,rear yd,hw & tile flrs,3 ceiling fans,whirlpool tub. 1727 Fitzwater #Unit A-Great 2 bedroom home w/1.5 Ba,granite kit,open Lr/Dr area & 1 Car Parking. 1538 Christian Street #3-Just listed 3 Br/2 Ba condo w/spac kit,SS applns,Hw flrs & roof deck. 1629 Fitzwater Street-Renov 2BR/1.5bth home. Patio&Balcony w/skyline vus. Exc. locat

InvESTmEnTS 512 S Front Street-Terrific investment opportunity,River & Park Views,zoned C2. 1722 N Hancock Street-27,000 s.f. Warehouse in developing area,grt for condo conversion. 814 Latona Street-Incredible development opportunity in developing Italian Market Passyunk Sq 1529 S 2nd Street-Multi-unit corner building in the popular Pennsport area. 2221 N 7th Street-Builders-Development investment opportunity 5004 Spruce Street-An amazing opportunity to own a Multi-Unit Apt Build in University City

LUXURY COnDOS AnD CO-OPS 75 S 19th Street #PH2-Gorgeous Penthouse Residence. 2 full flrs w/Private Roof Retreat 2101 Market Street #3106-Furnished 2br+den, 3bth 1,634sqft, pkg, pool, great vuws, concierge 1016 Spruce Street #3-Epic Space. Dramatic 5BR, 3bth condo. All Character. Just Grand 2101 Market Street #3002-Stunning 2BR, Views, Parking, Gourmet Kitchen, Spa Baths 1600 Arch Street #618-2 Br facing Love Park,Kit w/SS/granite,2 full bths,wood flooring in LR. 2200 Arch ##706-Bright 2 Bd /2 Ba,1310 sq ft,24 Hr Doorman,DEEDED PRKNG,pet friendly 1901 Walnut St #7F-Amazing price for 2BR/2BTH 1500+sf, high ceilings, wd flrs, storage. 1500 Chestnut Street #8A-Bright Corner 2BR/2BA, Gourmet Kitchen, Marble Bath, Doorman 1500 Chestnut Street #19B-Deluxe 2BR/2BA, Skyline views, Gourmet kitchen, Marble baths, Doorman 1500 Chestnut Street #6B-Stunning! Luxury 2BR/2BA, Granite Kitchen, Marble Baths, Doorman 2200 Arch Street #501-Wide Loft Condo-2 Br/1.5 Ba,lrg Din/Liv areas,modern kit,garage parking. 1901 Walnut Street #8C-Bring your architect. 1441 sf co-op has C/A+ wd&marble flrs pets ok 535 S 27th Street #4-Great buy! - deluxe 2br/1.5ba, patio gourmet kitchen, spa baths

OLDE CITY/nORTHERn LIBERTIES 33 N 3rd Street ##3-Unique 2 Br/2 Ba Old City Flat,high ceil,den/study,wd flrs,gas fpl. 113 N Bread ##7F-Lovely 2 br/2 ba condo Lr/Dr,kit,granite,brkfst bar,cherry wd flrs + blcny 627 N 10th Street-Beautiful 3br, 2.5b 4yr old new construction home 1 deeded parking 51 N Front Street #503-Penthouse Studio w/River/ Bridge views,exp brk,hw flrs,new Kit & Ba


fITLER SqUARE $1,900,000 2310 Spruce Street #A-1BR+den/1.5bth condo. Patio. 11Ωí ceil. FP, Moldings, S/S&Gran. Kitch. $1,105,000 $1,000,000 $299,900 $299,900 1805 Pine Street-5 Br/7 Ba,library,den,wet bar,original details T/O,10 Fpls,2 Car Garage $240,000 1922 Rittenhouse Square-Gorgeous 3BR/2+BA townhome. Cozy fireplace. Double ovens, breakfast room. 1740 Naudain Street-Contemp TH w/grge, 3BR+Den 2.5B, entertain space w/Deck Master Ste w/Deck 1903 Spruce ##1F (aka #1B)-Large 1 Br/1.5 Ba w/fp,small den,closet space,updated kitchen & baths. 1420 Locust Street #6Q-2 Br/1.5 Ba w/updated kit,granite counters,wd flrs,brkfst bar,tile mstr ba. $2,450,000 1715 Moravian Street-BD 1-1/2b wd fls 2 fpl granite & stainless kit sep laundry lg roof deck C/A $1,195,000 1624 Spruce Street #3R-Great 1 Br apartment w/granite kitchen,hw floors,lrg Br,central air. $1,000,000 $825,000 $549,000 $499,900 2021 Brown Street-Mint duplex $2400/m income new kits & bths, w/d C/A in units $450,000 2626 Brown St-4 Br/2.5 Ba,hw flrs,mstr suite w/Jacuzzi,updated kit w/granite ctr/SS appln $435,000 2532 Brown-Orig wd flrs,2 fpls,kit w/granite ctr/SS applns,grdn,partially fin bsmt. $445,000 1702 W Girard Avenue-New List! Reno Multi-unit w/2br/2b, 1br & studio sep utils hw fl rear yard $419,900 1901 Green ##1-1 Br/2 Ba,soaring ceilings,hw flrs,orig molding,chef’s kitchen. $389,000 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #850-Renovated 2 Br/2 Ba condo w/hw flrs,open flr plan,fitness ctr,river views. $349,000 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue #4A10-Beautiful 1 Br condo w/upgraded kit,spacious Lr,blcny,walk-in closet. $249,000 1708 Wallace St #202-Beaut reno 1br condo ss/granite kit wd burning fp hi ceils wd flr tax abate 2229 Green Street #2-Fan 1br w/12’ceils updated kit & bath h/w fl w/b fp & in a historic mansion 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #651-Upgraded Studio, Newer Kitchen, Newer Bath, Doorman, Gym, FHA



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$479,000 $479,000 $474,500 $349,900 $289,000 $275,000 $219,900 $199,900 $189,900 $129,000

$459,000 $349,950

813 Ellsworth Street-Double-wide property in the italian Market, Passyunk Squarearea 1210 S 3rd Street-4 Br/2 Ba home w/high ceil,hw flrs,Lr,Dr,kit w/brkfst. 3135 S Uber Street-Packer Park-3 Br/1.5 Ba with 3 car private prkng & very lrgoutdoor space. 627 Leverington Avenue-Roxborough-3 Br/1.5 Ba,pine flrs,2500+ sq ft,C/A,driveway PARKING,lrg yard. 3454 W Queen Ln-English tudor,historic dist,C/A,2 Br/1 Ba + garage 1535 S Iseminger-Rehabbed 2 Br w/open flr plan,bamboo flrs,granite/stainless kitchen 2508 S 19th Street-”Girard Estate” 4 br/1.5 ba,new kitchen,very well maintained,finished bsmt. RED’D152 Tree Street-Lovely corner home w/PARKING,open flr plan, Modern kit,hw flrs,deck off Br 2315 S Bancroft Street-Spacious 3 BR/2 New Ba,finished bsmt,C/A,newer kit,newsystems 924 Dudley Street-2bed/1bath East Passyunk Square. Great 1st-time buyer opportunity 125 Tasker St-1BR+den, exposed brick, finished basement, C/A, pine plank floors, garden. 207 Manton Street-2 Br/1 Ba w/den or walk-in closet,lrg patio,need updating. 3900 Ford Road #11S-2 Bedroom,1.5 Bath, C/A,PARKING,terrace,1230 sq ft. 6102 Charles Street-3 Bedroom airlite home just off of Harbinson Ave 4908 Lancaster Avenue-Multi-unit building with store front 3600 Conshohocken Avenue #1803-2BR/2b w/vuw, pkg, pool, gym, bus service. Condo fee includes ALL 5636 Thomas-3 Bedroom porch front row,nice convenient location,needs updating. 7721 Buist Avenue-This property is a 3 bedroom home on a quiet street

$439,000 $359,000 $340,000 $315,000 $285,000 $275,000 $259,900 $227,500 169,900 $165,000 $155,000 $149,900 $142,000 $105,000 $89,900 $89,000 $79,900 $45,000

An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

2Duplex Bedrooms 1 Bath Just Renovated!

Powers Brangan

$525,000 $525,000 $245,000

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$899,000 $639,000 $600,000 $550,000 $549,000 $525,000 $349,000 $349,000 $334,900 $289,000 $244,000



$799,000 $445,000 $355,000 431 S 43rd Street-High-end crnr home w/PRKG. 2BR+den/2.5bths. In Penn Alexa Catch $144,500 4527 Sansom Street-Gourmet kit, decorative fplc in LR. 3Br/1b, 3rd fl master bdrm suite




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$675,000 300 Salter Street-New Construction in Queen Village - 3Br 2.5b w/ den & GARAGE, Tax Abated $599,900 $379,900 $350,000 $317,500 743 E Passyunk Avenue-3 BR/2 full Ba,open Lr w/fpl,open kit,hw & tile t/o,garden + garage. 848 S Swanson Street-3 Br/3.5 Spa Ba,hw flrs,gas fpl,upgraded kit,fin bsmt,roof deck & garage. $325,000 727 S American Street-Charming 2 Br/2.5 ba w/1 Car Parking,wood-burning fp,mstr suite w/terrace. 201 Queen Street #2-Bi-level unit1 st flr & lower lev w/2 full suites,3 full Ba,deeded PARKING. 104 Catharine Street-Duplex,Queen Village,2 bi-lev units,1 w/2 br/1.5 ba,1 w/3 br/2 ba,2C grg. 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 $365,000 908 E Passyunk Avenue-Designer reno 3R home open flr plan lg kit hw flrs highceil new bath patio 924 S 2nd Street-Historically certified 4 sty home,5 Br/1.5 Ba,basement,attic,nice yard. 125 Kenilworth Street-3 Br + den,hw flrs t/o,orig wood work,lrg EIK,non working fpl,lrg grdn. 812 S Howard Street-Total rehab,2 Br/lrg Ba,grt Eik,hrwd flrs t/o,bsmt & garden. 617 S 7th #Unit B-Beautifully updated trinity,2 Br/1 Ba,new kit on main flr &bath. RED”D$2,390,000 $990,000 $732,000 $399,000 903 Clinton Street #2R-Pristine 2BR/2bth condo. Exquisite finishes. On-site PRKG avail $359,000 903 Clinton ##2F-Beautiful 2 Br/2 Ba condo w/fpl,granite kit w/SS applns,Parking Available. $349,000 304 S 11th Street ##7-Cute 2 Br condo near Jefferson Hospital,rental Prkng avail across the st. $289,900

Duplex… Amazing Location Duplex Open Floor Plan 1$369,000 Bedroom Bath, each unit 3 Bedrooms12.5 Baths $379,000 $329,900 MLS 5965611 MLS 5784384 MLS 5897864



1 Bedroom 1 Bath $237,599 MLS 5950613

$629,000 $242,500 $259,900

Sunny Townhouse 3 Bedrooms 1.5 Baths SQUARE 3$339,000 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths Charming Condominium $225,000 MLS 5790241



MLS 5777406

Powers Brangan PENNSPORT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CENTER CITY 3 Bedrooms Triplex State of the2artBaths Loft

3$239,000 Beds 1 Bath in all units Condominium 2 Bedrooms $285,000 MLS 59569862 Baths $489,555 MLS 5923619 MLS 5746449

CENTER NORTHERN CITY LIBERTIES NORTHERN Convenient Location Duplex LIBERTIES 3$379,000 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Walkers Paradise! 1 Bedroom 1 Bath $249,900 MLS 5897864 $269,900 MLS 5933122

MLS 5744269

UNIVERSITY CITY Beautifully Designed Sunny Townhouse Sunny Townhouse 33 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 2.5Baths Baths 3 Bedrooms Bedrooms 2.5

MLS 5965786 MLS 5790241 MLS 5790241


THE MURANO Beautiful 18 century

The Residences Satring inhome the historic

$400,000s $825,000 at THE MURANO MLS 6001640

Starting in the $400,000s

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1Br, balcony, wood floors, updated kitchen and bath, custom walk-in closet in bedroom 1,397 sf

The PhiLaDeLPhiaN

1 bedroom, updated kitchen, wood floors throughout, excellent natural light, spacious floor plan,

The PhiLaDeLPhiaN

studio, open renovated kitchen, private balcony, Fairmount views

1166 sf


570 sf


acaDemy house

2 Br plus den, 2 Ba, south views from all rooms, updated kitchen and master bath 1,451 sf


acaDemy house

3 Br, 2.5 Ba, lots of natural light, high floor, generous entertaining/living space 1,524 sf


acaDemy house

2 Br, 2 Ba, split plan on a high floor, excellent living and closet spaces, eat-in kitchen, master Br oPeN suNDay 4/1 • 1:00 - 1:30Pm

1,314 sf

3 Br + den, 3.5Ba, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone 3,293 sf

1050 sf


1Br, 1Ba, hardwood floors, marble Ba, custom kitchen

712 sf


Parc riTTeNhouse

1Br, large kitchen, marble bathroom, wood floors

637 sf


The riTTeNhouse

studio, wood floors, large marble bath, panoramic sunset view

583 sf


WaNamaker house

1 Br, wood floors throughout, bay windows in all rooms, excellent condition 704 sf


BaNk BuiLDiNg

raw space that can be designed and built into a custom home overlooking independence mall 3,068 sf

BaNk BuiLDiNg


Bi-level penthouse with dramatic sunset views of the city, lavish entire flat master suite, great entertaining space 4,455 sf


services available from adjoining omNi hotel BaNk BuiLDiNg

3Br, 2.5Ba, magnificent rittenhouse square & sunset views, pristine condition, great entertaining space, marble baths

Parc riTTeNhouse

socieTy hiLL ToWers 2,644 sf

2,025 sf

1,709 sf Parc riTTeNhouse

oPeN suNDay 4/1 • 1:45 - 2:15Pm

1,860 sf


2Br + den cooP overlooking rittenhouse square, custom chef’s kitchen, lavish master suite, formal entertaining space

2,306 sf

completely renovated corner 1 bedroom, wood floors throughout, city and bridge view, open custom kitchen 750 sf


socieTy hiLL ToWers

1 bedroom, open kitchen, wood floors, unobstructed river views from all rooms 712 sf


socieTy hiLL ToWers

1Br, high floor, river view, investment opportunity


3Br, 2Ba, Panoramic western views, marble baths, updated kitchen

WaNamaker house

1,862 sf $985,000 oPeN suNDay 4/1 • 2:30 - 3:00Pm 2 bedrooms plus library, 2.5 baths, wood floors, updated kitchen, designer bathrooms, remarkable upgrades throughout, 1746 sf

2,000 sf


1 bedroom plus den, open floor plan with generous entertaining space, 2 marble bathrooms, courtyard view 1,481 sf

700 sf

wAShingTon SqUARE iNDePeNDeNce PLace

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

iNDePeNDeNce PLace

2Br, 2Ba, beautifully renovated throughout with open kitchen and designer bath, wood floors, balcony

iNDePeNDeNce PLace

1Br, 1Ba, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition

iNDePeNDeNce PLace

1Br, 1Ba, wood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen and Ba, custom closets, balcony


The riTTeNhouse

Parc riTTeNhouse



3Br + den, 3.5Ba, open floor plan, chef’s kitchen, marble bath, north and south city views 2,421 sf

riTTeNhouse PLaza


3 bedrooms plus den, 2 baths, 690 sf private landscaped terrace, custom kitchen, wood floors throughout 1,707 sf

The WarWick

1,200 sf socieTy hiLL ToWers


2 Br, 1 Ba, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows

Brand new Joanne hudson designer home overlooking rittenhouse square, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, custom finishes throughout

Parc riTTeNhouse



opportunity to create a custom home in a luxury, boutique condominium building on independence mall


3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook rittenhouse square, 2 sets of Juliet balconies, lavish master suite, brand new


Brand new 2 Br + den, 2.5 Ba home, lots of natural light, wood flrs, open chef’s kitchen, designer Ba,

2,017 sf The riTTeNhouse


1,085 sf


Bi-level penthouse with dramatic sunset views of the city, lavish entire flat master suite, great entertaining space 4,455 sf

The riTTeNhouse

1Br, 1Ba, Juliet balcony, upgraded kitchen and Ba, lots of light, separate dining room, hardwood floors

SociETy hill

floors, 3 gas fireplaces The riTTeNhouse

1900 riTTeNhouse



2 bedrooms, 2 baths, corner unit with lots of light, updated kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors throughout

The WarWick


with ensuite Ba & walk-in closet

The BarcLay $210,000

W W W. P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY. C O M


4,500 sf 1,387 sf


928 sf


928 sf




iNDePeNDeNce PLace 241 souTh 6Th sT

The WarWick 1701 LocusT sTreeT

1 bedroom, wood floors, pristine condition, bay windows, 700 sf

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated with custom finishes throughout, balcony, 1387sf

3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 baths, north and south views, like-new condition, 2421 sf



Condo Fees: $380


Taxes: $235

Condo Fees: $693

Taxes: $484

Monthly Cost After Tax To Own: $1,660

Taxes: $500

Monthly Cost After Tax To Own: $5,591

Condo Fees: $1,416

Monthly Cost After Tax To Own: $3230

Allan Domb Real Estate 215.545.1500 • “wE COOpERATE wITh ALL REALTORS®”

Mortgage Financing available

Jennifer Stuart 484-300-0382

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