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12 The Lost Boys Decades after witnessing his brother’s murder, one man has made it his mission to fill in the blanks.

PHILLYNOW 8 Man of Conviction Milton Street has been beaten up by the media and others. But will he have the last laugh?

10 Take Your Party And Shove It Guess what: City Commissioner candidate Al Schmidt can—and should—win without the GOP.

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Never mind the oncoming traffic. The big man is crossing Broad Street as the light changes, but he can’t resist stopping another pedestrian to shake his hand. “I’m Milton Street and I’m running for mayor,” the former state senator tells his mark. Large, gregarious and oozing charisma in a gold tie and green baseball cap, the candidate earns a grin from the man he stopped. “You got my back?” Street asks. “Vote for the people’s champ!” yells out a campaign ally to no one in particular. Street is in his element, covering the blocks around Broad and Erie, handing out campaign posters to the businesses on Germantown Avenue, venturing into electronic shops, dollar stores and pizza joints. “Yo, Street!” yells a man on the sidewalk. Plenty of old acquaintances recognize the hot-dog vendorcum-politician, who despite being just a few months out of prison for “failure to file” federal taxes, is running against Mayor Nutter for this year’s Democratic nomination. “How you doing?” a man asks. “A lot better since I saw you!” Milton answers. “We gonna do this?” another passer-by asks. “Cause we gotta get Nutter out of there.”

Considered a prohibitive long-shot in the election, Street is out to defy the odds and show the city he’s the true man of the people. He’s been ridiculed in the press for his prison record, his million-plus in unpaid taxes and his bombastic attitude, among other things. Most pundits have written him off as a viable candidate, but his game is to take advantage of a seething sentiment among the city’s poor, destitute and disenfranchised that Nutter has ignored them and their plight. Street moves easily among his people, chatting and greeting, making connections on the sidewalk even while an overweight Daily News reporter hounds his side, jamming a microphone into his face. The candidate stops to talk to a pretty girl in a leather jacket standing on the corner of Broad Street. “Can I count on your vote?” he asks her. Sullen, she shakes her head no. “No? Why not?” Street asks, grinning. “You’re not 18?” She shakes her head again, fiddling with her ear buds. He laughs, and moves on down Erie Avenue. Always great with an audience, Street has enlivened the campaign with phrases

like, “I’m pregnant with information!” and comparing himself to Moses, rising from servitude to greatness. He has found some vocal support: Last week, he helped lead a rally for hundreds of discontented bluecollar city employees, furious after four years with no pay raise. That union, as well as the city’s firefighters, have endorsed Milton for mayor. But though the primary grows closer, the Street campaign has started to shy away from the press. It’s hard to blame them. The media has not been kind, associating the campaign with words like “clown” and “nightmare,” with even the appreciative opinion columns that support his ideas ending with some variation on the phrase “he shouldn’t be mayor.” Milton Street Jr. has taken on the role of protecting his dad from negative coverage, writing an angry letter to the Daily News to protest the paper’s slant, and canceling scheduled interviews with other venues, at one point screaming at a reporter over the telephone, “I’m not going to let anyone bash Milton Street Sr.!” Campaign Manager Johnny Patterson actually left the team several weeks ago, citing disputes over the direction and leadership of the campaign. But it may not matter. Street is betting his run on a whole other constituency, one that doesn’t form opinions based on the Inquirer or Daily News, one who hears “tough on crime” and knows it means “tough on me.” These are people who see expanding ‘nice’ neighborhoods as a farce to displace them from their homes, who still resent Nutter for closing down the swimming pools two years ago. The 200,000 or 300,000 former convicts, nobody seems to know for sure how many, who are denied access to jobs and services but who still live and vote in Philadelphia. “That’s Milton Street getting on the subway,” says an admiring 18-yearold a few cars in front of the candidate after the Germantown Avenue canvassing. “I’m gonna go down and volunteer for his campaign tomorrow!” When asked what he liked about Street, the youth instead replies in the negative about the current mayor. “Throw Nutter in the gutter!” he says, citing the usual swimming pool and library justification.

politics for you,” he tells the few dozen people sitting around the small conference room. “Politics is the ability to achieve purpose.” Many of the activists in the room have been frustrated by years of slow response by the city to their issues, but Street tells them the time is ripe. “We shouldn’t, with our numbers, have to be asking anyone for anything!” he tells the audience. “When presidents come here to carry the city of Philadelphia, they have to talk to you!” he continues, his voice rising and falling as he speaks, his eyes bugging in and out of his head. “The fact that you went to prison, did time, came back rehabilitated?” the candidate says. “The playing field should be level!” “That’s right!” people yell from their seats. But not everyone in the room is receptive to Street’s message. Wali Smith, who heads the NAACP state prison project, stands and makes his own speech while Street leans back in his chair and listens, hands on head. “We ain’t gonna be nobody’s meal ticket,” Smith starts, heated and angry. “Now, it’s a buzzword. Everybody do ex-offender issues,” he continues. “Ya’ll new jacks coming in, you gotta really sell us. I ain’t gonna be with you just cause you been busted. I don’t want any Johnny-comelatelys coming in.” Of the handful of political candidates in the room, Smith names two that he thinks are sincere. “The only person in this room I’m supporting is [Common Pleas judicial candidate] Leon King. And that young brother [At-Large City Council Candidate] Isaiah Thomas.” Notably missing from the list is Street, the would-be mast-carrier for ex-offenders. “You ain’t gonna play on all the work we done,” Smith says. “We ain’t gonna let nobody hustle us. We the hustlers!” Milton listens attentively while a few others in the room echo Smith’s statements. “I am so pissed off that the electoral timeperiod is the only time we see you [politicians],” says Hakim Ali, a white-bearded activist who says he spent nearly 40 years in state and federal prisons. Some judicial candidates speak up to defend their motivations, but Street doesn’t respond directly to the negative comments, though he does later talk about how the concept of parole and civil restrictions on felons should be done away with. His impact on the polls May 17 will hinge on how well he can convey his message to skeptics, and how deep the city’s Nutter-resentment really runs. Forget the prognosticators, the nostradama, the hostile forces striving to control and manipulate public opinion. Has Milton Street really tapped into the current of discontent enough to shock the circled wagons of the political and media aristocracy and unleash a whole new frame of reference on the city? We find out next week. n

Street is out to defy the odds and show the city he’s the true man of the people.

Whether Street has actually captured the imagination and support of his desired constituency remains unclear. At a March meeting with the leaders of various exoffender groups in a North Philly community center, he and candidates for other local offices make their pleas. Street, wearing a black windbreaker this night, stands and with sweeping arm gestures accentuates the grandiloquence of his words. “Let me define

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Cure for what Als ya: Al Schmidt (right), candidate for the City Commissioner’s Office, working at his Mayfair office with field director Owen O’Connell.

Take Your Party and Shove It

Guess what: City Commissioner candidate Al Schmidt can—and should—win without the GOP.

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To judge by his campaign appearances, Al Schmidt wears the same tie every day—but somehow, amazingly, it doesn’t have a stain on it. “The easy solution is to not eat mustard,” says Schmidt, a Republican candidate for the City Commissioner’s Office, the body that runs Philadelphia’s elections. In fact, he admits, he owns multiples of the same red and blue striped tie. “It’s a real glimpse into my psychopathology,” he says. “I’m the dullest person you’ve ever met.” While Schmidt ally and Republican mayoral candidate John Featherman describes him as “a geek and a nerd,” the 39 year old’s candidacy represents the strongest thrust yet of efforts to inject potency to the city’s perpetually flaccid Republican establishment. “The party is so starved to the bone,” Schmidt says, sitting in the back room of his Mayfair campaign headquarters while workers and volunteers pass through to use

the restroom. “It’s a different race. To be competitive on the Republican side—that’s unheard of.” Schmidt, who has a Ph.D in political history from Brandeis University, was an analyst for the U.S. Commission on Holocaust Assets as well as for the federal Government Accountability Office. A former adviser to the state Republican Party, he also worked as executive director for the local Republican City Committee, but the relationship fell apart when factions within the party declined to support him in his unsuccessful 2009 run for City Controller. Instead, he aligned himself with like-minded Republicans in a group called the Loyal Opposition to challenge the RCC’s legacy, mostly notable for tacitly aiding Democratic political ambitions in exchange for patronage jobs at the Philadelphia Parking Authority. If he’s to be elected, Schmidt has to get his name out to the city’s Republican enclaves,

which aren’t used to having much of a choice in the primaries. “We’re calling every day, going to doors every day,” he says, gesturing toward a map of Philadelphia with green pushpins indicating neighborhoods the campaign staff has already canvassed. “They’ll know us by then [Election Day May 17] and they’ll know what we’re all about.” And part of Schmidt’s appeal to voters lies in his outsider status. Currently, the establishment RCC is the subject of a grand jury investigation for “irregularities” in last year’s committee elections—i.e., voter fraud. And the Commissioner’s Office itself has been implicated in a number of shady dealings over the decades. “It’s an office that’s comfortable being out of the public eye,” Schmidt says. Which is why he’s been on the offensive from the start, releasing a stack of documents in December that passed through the Commission from local, state and federal officials’ offices, then later, others originating from Commissioner Anthony Clark, which show examples of prohibited political activity using public resources. He also notes that the city spends twice as much per voter for elections compared with the rest of Pennsylvania, yet gets consistently low turnout. “Voter turnout is suppressed when people don’t have confidence that their vote will count,” Schmidt says. His main opponent for the Commission seat, RCC-endorsed four-term incumbent Joseph Duda, may well be the most mysterious man in city government. Walking slowly with a stooped shoulder, dangling a leather briefcase from one hand, Duda can sometimes be spotted during the day at the RCC headquarters in the Windsor Hotel, though party chair Vito Canuso denies that the commissioner currently serves the party in any particular capacity other than ward leader. “There are various desks and chairs and I’m sure he sits at a desk when he wants to and can use the facilities there,” Canuso says. Duda drives his city-owned car far more miles than can be accounted for than by his commute to work, to the tune of 1,350 gallons of fuel burned in fiscal year 2010. Neither he nor his colleagues have filed any reimbursement forms since 2000 to account for money spent by the office. They don’t keep time sheets. Duda has ignored numerous interview requests over the past year, although his staff did send a fax outlining his alleged accomplishments and campaign positions (modernizing voting machines, increasing handicapped access, uniform financial reporting requirements

and educational programs for new voters, among others). In the strange mechanism of the Commissioner’s race, two Republicans will pass next week’s election to compete in the fall for the three total positions, two of which are won near-automatically by Democrats. From the perspective of the Loyal Opposition, to prevent Schmidt from advancing the RCC needs a second candidate to support in the primary, who can then step aside to let Duda win in November. First, it appeared ward leader Chris Vogler might fill the role, but he dropped out before officially filing to run. “I’m not going to move forward and run a campaign just to go through the motions,” Vogler says. Another candidate, James Mugford, was endorsed by the RCC, but dropped out earlier this spring. A third challenger, Marie Delaney, picked up the stray endorsement two weeks ago, but snorts at the idea that she’s running to lose. “[Detractors] are trying to say that to discredit me,” she says. “When the primary’s over, it’s every man for themselves.” Despite the lack of party support, Schmidt has earned the endorsements of the Inquirer, the Daily News, the black clergy, the housing police, the Pentecostal clergy and the firefighters union—the last two of whom have also endorsed a certain flamboyant mayoral candidate. “I never thought I’d have so much in common with Milton Street,” Schmidt laughs. Curiously, on Duda’s original statement of financial interest for the campaign, he checked “none” on the question about direct and indirect sources of income despite the fact that he earns nearly $118,000 per year. He also failed to note that he owns a house on the Jersey Shore under a section for real estate. Schmidt challenged the petition and Duda amended the form to correctly reflect his income and assets. “It shouldn’t be incumbent on me to determine what his sources of income are,” Schmidt says, annoyed. In the meantime, he grapples with the narcissistic requirements of the campaign. “Everything is the opposite of how your parents raised you—to not brag, not talk about yourself and not ask for money,” Schmidt says, glossing over the irony that those are skills most politicians excel at. “It’s never comfortable unless there’s something wrong with you.” n

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Charles Stecker was only 4 years old when he saw his foster mother kill his 2-yearold brother Eddie, but he remembers it like it was yesterday. “[She] put my brother to bed and he was crying profusely. [Eddie] was probably in pain because he was beat up,” says Stecker, who remembers lying in a bed a few feet away as his foster mother, Lillian Bedford, placed his brother in a crib, walked downstairs and started chatting on the telephone. Stecker watched his foster mother return to the boys’ room, agitated by what she described as Eddie’s persistent “squalling,” the Philadelphia Inquirer later reported. “She came in our room. There was a plastic pin in the crib,” recalls Stecker, referring to a bowling pin, a part of a children’s toy bowling kit. “She picked [the bowling pin] up and swung it at him and told him to shut his fucking mouth. When she hit him she caught him in the back of his head.” Various newspapers reported a second blow. Either way, Eddie toppled out of the crib. “His head bounced off the floor,” Stecker says. “I jumped out of bed, went over and was holding him … I remember blood coming out of his ears and nose.” Eddie’s brain hemorrhaged. He was dying. As Stecker, now 48, relays the lifedefining incident, sentences flow like waterfalls, peppered with details culled from a memory bolstered by newspaper clippings, birth and death certificates that he carries around in a folder. Today, he’s also carrying a baby book with locks of Eddie’s hair Scotch-taped to a page. “It’s horrible,” says Stecker. “Sometimes I wish I never remembered anything.” Stecker says he held on to his brother even as his foster mom was “beating me to get me off of him.” Finally, she yanked him so forcefully the bones in his left arm

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broke—he would never straighten his arm of his life,” says Stecker, voice cracking. again. Doctors suggested re-breaking and Over the years, Stecker has made many re-setting the bones when he was 18, but he attempts to dig up records to fill in the refused. blind spots: Did his foster mother get away News accounts later revealed that with murder? Why exactly were he and his Bedford tidied the floor before tending to siblings entrusted to the City of Philadelthe dying baby. Then, Stecker says, “she … phia to begin with? All he knew, and not carried [Eddie] to the bathroom put him even for sure, is that “nobody ever served in the tub trying to rinse the blood off. I a day in jail” for killing his brother or remember her making a phone call; then shattering his bones. There was “no court the police were there.” record, no arrest record, no record of it Two-year-old Edward John Stecker was ever happening,” he says. pronounced dead at Germantown HosFinding out about his past has become pital at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, 1967. The urgent for Stecker because after spending death certificate lists the cause of death as his adult life working a string of jobs— “subdural hemorrhage, bilateral.” Under managing a Roy Rogers, truck driving, “circumstances of significant injury,” one catering—and raising a daughter in New word is typed in all caps: BEATEN. Eddie’s Jersey, he says he had a spiritual epiphany funeral at St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church that led him to move back to Philadelphia, in Tacony was widely reported. He was where he wants to spend the rest of his life buried hugging a teddy bear—a gift from working as an advocate, as a voice for the his big brother—in a small white casket in voiceless. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The city’s Wel“I came back to Philadelphia with the fare Department paid for the funeral and intention, I didn’t have any direction mind burial plot. you, but the intenDecades later, Stecker tion and desire to is still trying to figure out bring attention “She picked [the what happened: How did to child-abuse he and his brother end prevention and bowling pin] up and up in the hands of a killer awareness.” foster mom, and what hap- swung it at him and Before his spirpened to her after Eddie’s itual awakening, told him to shut his death? “The ultimate goal Stecker vowed is for me to be able to annever to step foot fucking mouth. When anywhere near swer the question of what happened to the woman birthplace. she hit him she caught his who killed my brother,” he “Philadelphia has says. him in the back of his no good memo“It’s been hidden,” the ries for me,” he South Philly resident says. “When I left head.” continues. “Every time I in 1981, I swore would try [to find out what I’d never come happened], I’d run into back.” He was 18 brick walls.” when he literally walked over the bridge to “I was looking through the police, city New Jersey, then joined the Coast Guard. records. Everyone said, ‘There’s nothing on Then five years ago, he says he was nudged this case, it doesn’t exist.’” by a divine calling. Then he read the book A Child Named It, the autobiography of a But every day, he remembers it. As if by severely abused child, and it inspired him impossibly rapid evolution, Stecker has a to return to Philly, face his demons and talent, maybe even a need, for details. He find the truth. Since then, he’s been doing rattles off full names, spellings, dates and renegade gigs, like helping foster children times. The ever-expanding file he carries find their birth mothers. He recently spoke around with him reveals a one-man detecat a Chicago Baby James Foundation event, tive trying to solve the mystery of his own attends rallies and works with a group life. called StandUp for Kids. He’s working on Stecker, who grew up being called creating a nonprofit called Chahlie’s Angel, Chuckie, goes by Chahlie now, pronounced in honor of his brother Eddie. Currently and spelled with the H. With a shaved unemployed, Stecker says he’s spending his head, beard, tattoos and a gold hoop ear$300-a-week benefits check on building a ring, he looks like a TV actor typecast as website and applying for non-profit status. either the street-wise, get-the-job-done “There’s a reason I walked through cop or a corner tough; the loudmouth who all this and I should be using this for a starts the bar fight. But he’s none of those purpose.” things. His brown eyes are kind. But for Stecker, helping other people “I can’t get angry,” he shrugs. “I’d like to begins with sharing his own story. And to experience it. I’m a little afraid of it. I get share it, he has to know it first. hurt, but … I don’t have anger and rage. Three years ago, he started showing up I never had those things.” The only time at PPD headquarters (the Roundhouse), his eyes well up is when he mentions how City Hall, Family Court, Temple University Frank Rizzo, Philly’s police commissioner Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, in 1967, once picked him up and hugged the Department of Human Services office him, remembering him at the scene of the and the District Attorney’s Office. He has crime. “We remained friends until the end even met with the Vidocq Society, Philly’s

ally found the outcome of [Bedford’s] case out yesterday,” he says. “Tuesday, April 25, 2011, 10:18 a.m.” Byrne “told me several things I didn’t already know,” says Stecker. “He told me that [Bedford] never went before trial … which would explain why the court itself couldn’t find records. [Byrne] only found the investigation records. It was presented before the court, but her attorney kept having it postponed.” “Every time after that it was that she was mentally unfit to stand trial. She never appeared in court again, he couldn’t find where she was remanded to psychiatric treatment by the court.” One of the last articles covering the case states that on March 4, 1967, Lillian Bedford was sent to Norristown State Hospital by order of Judge Stanley M. Greenberg. The hospital can’t, of course, confirm patients’ records due to federal law. “Charles can’t obtain the records,” says D.A. spokeswoman Tasha Jamerson. “I know that Detective Byrne read him information over the phone but as for physically obtaining the records, that’s not something anybody can do.” Byrne confirmed for Stecker that Lillian Bedford died on Jan. 2, 1998. About the outcome: “It is what it is,” Stecker sighs. “All my life I had been told nothing ever happened to [Lillian Bedford], but I never fully believed it. It wasn’t a shock, I don’t have any animosity—she’s passed away. It was a bit of closure at least, finally hearing it directly from someone who saw the record. Now I know for sure.” Now for the other puzzle piece: finding out how he and his brother ended up in Bedford’s care. Between the bits of documentation he obtained and his mother’s and father’s accounts, Stecker has tried to piece together his past, but his parents, who divorced shortly after Eddie’s death, offer conflicting versions of many events.

of course,” wrote a then 23-year-old Smith on a page reserved for her son’s “Year Two” milestone. Smith diligently recorded details such as the child’s favorite vegetables and first attempts at standing up. The book reads like the record of an attentive, loving mother. “It seems that way, doesn’t it?” says Stecker, staring at the page. “I don’t know, maybe she was trying then.” But the book, like the rest of the documents, doesn’t tell the whole story. “By the time I was a year old, my [birth] mom had fractured my skull. By the time I was 2, she had knocked out a few teeth,” says Stecker. Under a page titled ‘Illnesses’ there are three fractured skull entries. “Fell out of crib on head” is marked 4/63, “clumsiness” is marked 11/65. A third entry in different ink says “fell.” Stecker believes the city intervened. “DHS got involved because the Navy hospital caught the fact that I was coming back jeff fusco

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secret cold-case club. In October 2008, Stecker got a gig as an “ambassador” (“AKA security,” he snorts) at the Union League, an old-school exclusive members-only club on 15th and Moravian streets, where the chic and elite meet up and a piano man plays to an empty hallway. He wanted the job because he realized it was a rolodex of powerful Philadelphians. “Police chiefs are in there, politicians. I thought, wow, what an opportunity!” Stecker talked to anyone who would listen, both co-workers and guests about his experiences, his dream of helping others and his search for the missing pieces of his story. Along the way, he met many famous people: controversial former U.S. Marine Corps Officer Oliver North, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden. He asked them all for help. When he arrived at work one day in March last year, he found a sheet of Union League notepad paper on his desk. Scribbled on it was a court docket number. Stecker still doesn’t know who gave it to him. “Once I got this, I’m like a pitbull, I dug into this and I wasn’t letting go. I felt like something crazy was going on, like who’s hiding what?” A buddy in the PPD used the docket number to dig up the arrest record. “They gave me the arrest record number of the record that the city said didn’t exist.” Bingo. “I took this to the city and they said they still couldn’t find the record. I said, ‘I have the arrest record number how could you say it didn’t exist?’” Another brick wall. But then Stecker had three chance encounters with former District Attorney Lynne Abraham. Stecker randomly met Abraham at a benefit event for victims of violence and then again at the Union League. He felt he made some progress with Abraham but then he was fired for reasons he says he is formally disputing. “The doors were closing again,” he says. “[Then] I’m at Borders one day, and who’s standing in front of me but Lynne Abraham?” Stecker says. She agreed to help. Abraham, who doesn’t remember Stecker—“I meet lots of people lots of places,” she says, adding that she’s “thrilled” if she was “able to help him”—referred Stecker to Ann Ponterio, attorney and chief of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s homicide division. Ponterio referred him to Detective Robert Byrne, who declined to comment for this story through a D.A. spokesperson. “This was only three months ago,” says Stecker. “Detective Byrne calls me within 24 hours of my phone call to Ann.” “Within a week of our initial interactions, [Byrne] calls me again and has the court records,” Stecker says. “[Now] all of a sudden arrest records are found, court records found. I’m excited. Finally.” Stecker holds up his cell phone to show the record of the call from Byrne. “I liter-

Stecker was born in now-demolished


Naval Hospital Philadelphia in 1962, the first-born son of 21-year-old Marie Stecker (now Smith). His mother had a troubled childhood: Her parents died when she was 9 years old, then her grandmother died when she was 12. She was adopted by an aunt. “My life went downhill after that,” says Smith, 70, from her home in Virginia. Smith grew up in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city down the street from Stecker’s father and namesake, Charles Joseph Stecker Sr. After running away and spending the better part of her teen years in a school for troubled girls, she married Stecker. He was a cook with the Coast Guard. Right away they had Charles. Two years later, Edward [Eddie] John was born, followed by a baby girl named Donna. Paging through the Stecker family baby books, you wouldn’t guess the tragic turn their lives would take. The penmanship looks like a teenager’s lopsided scrawl. “Charlie, Jr. loves his brother Eddie very much. He especially likes to hold him with my help

[to the hospital with injuries] routinely,” he says. His mother insists it didn’t happen that way; that he shouldn’t believe what the papers say because they never talked to her. “He thinks the state took him, no they did not,” counters Smith, who says she signed him over voluntarily, though she accuses her ex-husband of tricking her into giving up custody of her first-born son. “They put a paper in front of me and my ex-husband had already signed it,” says Smith. “I didn’t think to ask, ‘what’s this I’m signing?’ I signed my son over.” “They said something about abuse, I said fine,” she adds. “Then it just snowballed after that.” Smith denies beating her son. “There was an accident that happened and yes he was hurt,” she says over the phone. “Chuck had fallen and to this day I cannot remember what happened.”

Above: The Stecker children, Charlie (left), Eddie (right) and Donna. Below: The house where Eddie was killed in Germantown.

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When Charles, Edward and Donna first arrived in foster care, they were placed together with temporary foster parents. Press reports indicate that on Feb. 15, 1967, Charles and Eddie were moved to the home of Donald and Lillian Bedford at 29 E. Seymour St. in Germantown. For whatever reason, Smith says, the Bedfords only wanted boys, so baby Donna stayed behind. Don Bedford was a 45-year-old house painter; Lillian was a 42-year-old housewife. Married 13 years, they had no children of their own. The couple received $24 a week for each child. “Social workers … introduced us to our new mommy and daddy,” recalls Stecker. “When we went in, there were toys and a crib ready for us. It seemed like a good place to be to a 4-year-old.” “Thirteen days later, my brother was murdered and my left arm was shattered,” he says. Stecker extends his arm as far as it can go, about 5 inches shy of straight. Thick dark Hebrew script is tattooed onto his forearm. It means “true servant,” a concept that summarizes Stecker’s life calling to help others. Beneath the tattooed skin, steel pins and plates hold the bones together. Stecker recalls being terrified at the Bedford home. “When [Don] was around everything was peaceful and nice and friendly, but when he wasn’t [home] she would scare us,” he says. “If you cried, you got hit, whatever you did … it was like … Jekyll and Hyde.” “She would hide behind the stairs and scare us, grabbing our ankles, yelling ‘Boogeyman!’” In interviews with police after Eddie’s death, little Chuckie said his foster mother held their heads under faucets and beat them with sticks. “You name it,” says Stecker. “Go to bed [and you’d be] ripped out of your bed. In the tub, the hot water faucets would be turned on. Evil stuff.” Dr. Joseph Spelman, the city’s medical examiner at the time, told authorities that the bruises associated with “parental punishment” on Eddie’s body suggested that he had been “mistreated physically” for some time leading up to the fatal blow. “The report also indicated he had been struck

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wants to bridge the gap. She says she hopes he finds the records, to settle some scores. She also supports his dream of being a voice for other abused kids. “Chuck is trying to do what he couldn’t do for himself [as a kid],” Smith says. Philadelphia foster and adoption records from the late 1800s to 1970 are stored in urban archives section of Temple Universitys’s library. Last week, Stecker met with representatives of Turning Points for Children, the agency created when Children’s Aid Society and Philadelphia Society for Services to Children merged, requesting permission to obtain his record. In a few weeks, he’ll have another answer, but not all the answers. They will release his record to him but not Eddie’s. Donna says she “could care less.”


While Smith denies specific allegations of abuse, she will admit to the possibility of physical abuse in general terms—with the caveat that she wasn’t alone. “What had happened at that time was not done by me alone, it was done by his father too,” she says, making the point repeatedly. Smith feels she shoulders too much of the blame from the family for everything that’s gone wrong. Meanwhile Donna, who lives in New Jersey, believes a different version of the story. “I was put in foster care when I was two months old because basically my butt looked like raw hamburger,” she says. She also says her father told her that her mother broke her eardrum. “I’ve never been able to hear out of it, and I’m assuming that's true,” she says. (“She’s lying,” says Smith.) The decades-long dispute over how the Stecker children ended up in foster care— and subsequently Eddie’s death and the fallout—has poisoned the Stecker family tree. “There’s a whole big thing going on in the family here … [It] stems back to Eddie’s death,” says Smith. “And I can’t get all the pieces together.” Donna refuses to speak to Stecker. “[She doesn’t] like the fact that I talk about what happened.” Donna doesn’t speak to either of her parents. Stecker visits his biological father every few months out of “obligation,” but says he can’t stand it. “He wants to tell you about things you did wrong since the day you were born,” says Stecker. “Here’s a man divorced from my mother for 46 years and he’s still complaining about things she did when they were married. ‘Can you believe she shellacked my bongos?’ This was a few months ago!” The family situation became “volatile” when Stecker first started posting his story on the Internet in the early days of deciding to become an advocate. “I put the story on MySpace about five years ago and all hell broke loose.” Stecker says Donna stopped talking to him “when I told her what I was doing with all this stuff ... [She] said I was doing everything I was doing for personal gain.” “I know this sounds horrible but he’s been using my brother’s death for years as a means of getting attention,” says Donna. “It was a tragedy, but he needs to let it rest. He’s devoting his life to his brother Eddie ... I personally think it’s wrong. If this is his way of dealing with it, then he can deal with it but I said, ‘Leave me out of it. My abuse days are over.’” Stecker didn’t see or speak to his mother for about 14 years, though they recently started communicating via text message, frequently quibbling over the details of biographical information he posts on his page. “I said, ‘Chuck you’re making me look like trash on Facebook and I don’t like that, because that’s not he way it happened,’” says Smith. Still, she says she supports her son and


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repeatedly for a day or so before his death.” Lillian Bedford confessed, though not right away. According to a published account of the events, “Mrs. Bedford at first had maintained that Edward had fallen from his crib, but his brother, Charles, told them, ‘My new mommy hit him.’” Bedford was arrested for involuntary manslaughter and assault. Author Joe McGinniss, then a popular Inquirer columnist, wrote the only public narrative of Don Bedford’s life after his wife’s arrest. In McGinniss’ portrait, Don Bedford staggers through his day swigging whiskey and sobbing, a broken man who loved his wife and always wanted children of his own. “Believe it or not,” Bedford told McGinniss, “She’s a damned fine woman. And I wish you could have seen how wonderful she was with the kids. She had a nursery school class at our church and the things she did with the children there were just terrific.” McGinniss summarized the husband’s dilemma. “It was not easy for him to decide what to do. At first he hated her. He had waited all his life for children and she had killed them when they came.” “He could have walked out and said to hell with her and tried to find a new life, but instead he hired the best lawyer he could get.” The Bedfords hired A. Charles Peruto Sr. A local courtroom legend, the 84-yearold retired attorney still lives in town. Stecker says that he periodically tried to contact Peruto, and his son, Peruto Jr.—well-known for representing reputed mob boss Joey Merlino—for details of the beating death. “I was told he didn’t want anything to do with the case,” says Stecker. Turns out, Peruto simply doesn’t remember. “You’re not telling me anything that strikes a bell,” says Peruto during a recent telephone conversation. “I tell you I stopped counting murder cases that I’ve had when I hit the magic number 333. Otherwise, you see bodies in your sleep, for crying out loud.”

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Randolph E. Wise, the Welfare Department commissioner in 1967, was widely quoted describing Eddie Stecker’s death as “the first of its kind in the history of the city’s foster parent program.” But in April 1966, another 2-year-old died while living with the Bedfords and though murder was not proven, it should have been a big enough red flag to disqualify the couple from the foster program. Press reports indicate that Brent “Chuck” Garcia had suffered a “severe bruise” on his scalp but “the autopsy on the Garcia boy failed to determine either the cause of death or how the child died.” Bedford claimed Garcia’s death was a result of him accidentally falling off a rocking horse. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined it could not prove “beyond

a reasonable doubt” that the boy was murdered. A letter was sent to the Welfare Department clearing the Bedfords. They were re-registered as foster parents. The Stecker boys arrived 10 months later. “Cleared in ’66 Case, Foster Mother Is Held in Death of 2D Child” was the headline of an Inquirer article reporting that Eddie’s death ignited a fresh look into the death of Garcia. But after that article, like with Don and Lillian Bedford, the public record trail goes cold. “It’s regrettable,” continued Wise in the article but, he said, it was “difficult to pinpoint where we erred.” Wise admitted that his department did not see Garcia’s autopsy report and took the medical examiner’s exoneration of the Bedfords, who passed a background check, “at face value.” Stecker can’t get over the negligence. “What happened to my brother is bad enough,” he says. “But the level of irresponsibility on the part of the city to put two more boys in the care of people who had a questionable record is, at best, mind-boggling.”

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brother’s death while recovering at the hospital from the broken bones inflicted by his foster mom. His tiny body—he was always a small child for his age, “a peanut” he says—was encased in thick plaster casts. “My natural father had no bedside manner. He said, ‘your brother’s dead.’ At 4, what dead meant to me, I don’t know.” After getting out of the hospital and then rehab, four months after Eddie’s death, in June of 1967, Stecker was reunited with his sister Donna at an orphanage in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. That August, they were placed with the Brophy family in Overbrook, where they spent five and a half “awesome” years. “They are part of the reason I am who I am today,” says Stecker. But he had to leave. In the sixth grade, he was sent to live with the Koguts in Mayfair for a year. Then in 1974 he was sent to St. Francis Home for Boys for two years. At the time, the program was run by Father Peter Dunne, who was later diagnosed as an

against his mother is long: She kicked him in the groin so hard he required surgery; she made him watch pornography with one of her boyfriends; she attacked a friend and broke his ankle. Smith has a response for each episode: Her son had surgery to correct a congenital defect; she doesn’t allow porn in her house and if she did it wouldn’t have been where the kids could see it; if she broke a kid’s ankle, he would’ve sued her, wouldn’t he? “I don’t want to make my son out to be a liar,” she says. “I wasn’t the perfect parent. At that point my frame of mind was not the way it was supposed to be.” At 18 years old, pushed to the brink, Stecker left his mother’s house for good. He joined the Coast Guard. As a young adult, he lived a regular-enough life: He met a woman, he fell in love, got married, had a baby, got divorced, got married and divorced again. He lived in New Jersey to be near his daughter, swearing he would never abandon her. He tried to be a normal person, but he says the burden of his experiences shined through in small, odd ways. “It was [while] watching the news, reading the newspapers and seeing my life experiences still happening around me and feeling incapacitated to do anything,” he says. He wonders if what he witnessed affected him in ways he doesn’t realize. “I always say if I had to kill to eat, I would be a vegetarian … I don’t do dead. Me and dead just don’t work out. Maybe that stems back to what happened to my brother.” After growing up hop-scotching through houses that were never quite homes, Stecker’s back in Philadelphia living just blocks from the demolished hospital where he was born.

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“untreatable pedophile.” In July 1976, 13-year-old Stecker was returned to his biological mother—a bad decision he says. “I remember the verbal abuse and threats, ‘You should have died with your brother,’” says Stecker. Asked about this allegation, Smith loses her cool. “That I will dispute! … I would never wish any of my kids dead. I’m a very calm person. I’ve got a bad side too that I left in Philadelphia.” The list of allegations Stecker has

of Eddie’s death, Stecker returned to the house on Seymour Street. The owner, who knows Stecker from his planting flowers along the fence every year, let him look around inside. The house is being gutted for renovation, but the owner set the bathtub where Bedford washed the blood off Eddie aside for Stecker. He wants to use it as a planter on his lawn in South Philly. “I felt at peace,” he says about walking through the house. “When I walked out of the house I almost felt energized, like I was 20 feet tall, to find out the ending of that portion, move on.” Stecker’s excited about the new phase of his life. He’s in the process of getting Chahlie’s Angel up and running, then envisions a book, a movie. He’s not giving up on the paper chase, on finding the puzzle pieces that will allow him to finally view the big picture. “I’m working on getting records released to me,” he says. “I want that file … it’s just the matter of making the right friends, and I will.” Stecker says after all these years, he’s finally ready. He knows better than to expect a tidy resolution like closure or justice. All he wants is information. n


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Sa Va Fashion Show Sa Va, a socially conscious boutique with responsible business practices and fair-trade raw materials, hosts a fashion show along with neighboring vendors, guest speakers and DJ Mike Mesa this week. The 1700 block of Sansom Street will transform into a catwalk where attendees can enjoy a free night out, reveling in the glory of fashion. The event is sponsored by the Career Wardrobe, an organization that assists women re-entering the workforce through a raffle. The line of threads to be featured “represent through fabric and styling the desire and pull we have to be close to nature, which is often contradicted by urban life,” says Sa Va CEO Sarah Van Aken. Instead of picking up a bargain basement deal, head over to Sansom Street and get your socially aware style on for free. lauren gordon

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The Nichole Canuso Dance Company is taking its benefit to new heights this year with some big-top, fun-house flair. Far from a stuffy art event—the cabaret offers up the traditional carnie art of face painting, and its more risque cousin: body painting. Visit the mystics tent for a Tarot card or astrological reading and then participate in a Whack-a-Mole competition with a cocktail in hand. Adding to the sideshow will be a fabulous array of gypsy performers that include Nichole Canuso herself, Martha Graham Cracker and some Fancy Mummers from South Philly’s Rabble Rousers. When the barker (host Rainey Lacey) says “come on down,” slide yourself into How Philly Moves photographer JJ Tiziou’s Magic Photo Booth—after you bid on some artistfunding auction items, of course. allison KruMM

Andrew’s Video Vault Andrew Repasky McElhinney’s passion for movies hearkens back to a time before the pictures got small. Fortunately, he’s been sharing that enthusiasm with fellow film buffs as host of his very own repertory cinema series. The latest installment pairs two rarely seen movies. Too Much, Too Soon is a Diana Barrymore biopic that features Errol Flynn as John Barrymore, the father she never knew. Alcohol had reduced the rakish Tasmanian to a mere shell of his former self by the time he got to play his idol. In his autobiography, Flynn even claimed that drinking buddies smuggled the deceased trouper’s corpse into his home as a gag, which is probably more face time than the Great Profile ever gave his neglected daughter. Less than two years after the film’s release, the former swashbuckler succumbed to hard living. Diana—no stranger to the bottle— followed shortly thereafter. The evening’s second flick, Under 18, stars Marian Marsh, who won rave reviews opposite Barrymore in Svengali. In this pre-Code melodrama, she portrays an ingénue desperately in need of cash. raYMond P. siMon 8pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. 215.573.3234.



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ometimes when a neglected, underrated, musical work is out there in the world, it may take a while for people to finally catch up with it. Case in point: How I Do, the debut album from singer and hometown girl Res. Released in June 2001 on MCA, Do was a challenging curio: an album full of funky/punky, boho pop from a cinnamon-sexy, dread-locked sista. You’d think since she emerged during the much-loathed, bubblegum-pop era of Britney and ’N Sync, she would’ve become a critically lauded, alt-music heroine, the same way fellow Philadelphian Santigold (who wrote most of the songs on Do) has. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, mostly because a lot of people didn’t get the album (both figuratively and literally). Thankfully, Res will be giving audiences a chance to catch up when she does a 10th anniversary concert this week, performing the whole album in its entirety. Attend the show, and see if you don’t immediately go home afterward and download that shit! craig d. lindseY

8pm. $25-$42. With Birdie Busch. World Cafe Live. 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400.


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7:30pm. $13-$20. Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St. 215.413.9083.


Carnivolution What better way to celebrate the only Friday the Thirteenth of 2011 than with a bunch of freaks and carnies? Having now spent five years touring the country, the Squidling Brothers are bringing their circus sideshow extravaganza back to their hometown for its seventh season. As you might expect, the evening will include live music, bizarre puppetry, elaborate costumes and plenty of jawdropping (and potentially vomit-inducing) stunts. Swords will be swallowed, steel will be bended, heavy things will be hung from nipple-piercings and all sorts of sharp objects will be inserted where they should never be. Rest assured, these are all trained professionals. The lineup of local and traveling acts includes burlesque dancers, aerialists, human pincushions, a hula hooper, a belly dancer and Baron Von Geiger, the World’s Strangest Strong Man. Host Jelly Boy the Clown will be accompanied by his clown partner Betty Bloomerz, “The Sideshow Doll of Darkness,” and his brother Matterz Squidling, “The Impenetrable Music Man.” nicole FinKbiner 8pm. $10. The Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum, 3819 Hamilton St. 215.386.3784.

Wed., May 11, 8pm. With DJ Phsh. $15. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.


In 2009, Minneapolis-based music man Mason Jennings worked on a collection of songs about “how hard it is to be 34 and be a parent and sane and married and true and positive and yourself and a man and funny and a decent person and a not decent person and human.” Exhausting! The next obvious step is to sink into sweet nostalgia. Jennings’ newest album The Flood is just that, a collection of lost recordings found on a cassette in a box in his dad’s basement. Jennings had a listen to his former selves and decided to re-record 15 songs spanning 18


Like many schoolteachers, 30 Rock ’s Judah Friedlander spends his summer the old fashioned way: working a second job. Although known to most as his character Frank

years of his career with stripped-down production of basically just warm acoustic six-string and Jennings’ rumbling everyman vocals. The songs range from jaunty porch finger-picking of “So Many Ways to Die” and “Better Than That” to the Tom Petty-inspired vibes of “January,” and the show will be fresh full of old stuff for fans and those just getting turned on to the other Jennings. Tara MurTha

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Epic, enigmatic, encompassing—alliteration aside, these are a few words that describe the ominous sound of progressive post-hardcore masters ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. Fans will appreciate new album Tao of the Dead, where songs like “Cover the Days Like a TIdal Wave” take ToD standards of raging guitars and pounding drums and incorporates it with cosmic keys into their patented eruption of sound, reminding us they’re still a force to be reckoned with. Frontman Conrad Keely compliments his guitar with melodic vocal riffs, making Tao an unexpected sing-along album. For all the concepts of angst, fear, and injustice ToD’s music presents to its listeners, it ultimately serves as a social commentary in the form of audio catharsis. ben rosenau 8pm. $14. With Surfer Blood, True Widows + Weekends. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. 215.821.7575.

Rossitano, Friedlander has performed standup comedy for 20 years. The image he carries over from the screen is instantly recognizable in person and even more exaggerated, like watching a cartoon break into the third dimension. His trademark trucker hats and boxy glasses loom larger, his sweaty glaze a little shinier. And that’s the idea for the self-proclaimed World Champion. When Friedlander’s on stage, everything isn’t just better, it’s the best. There is no skill he hasn’t mastered, no bragging rights he has yet to earn. Friedlander smartly uses his appearance and the bravura of swaggering dimness to set his jokes up at a perfect pitch. He is a master at being both ridiculous and ridiculously funny. Micaela hesTer 8pm. $20-$27. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 215.496.9001.

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2nd Saturday May 14, 6-9pm Stroll the Avenue and check out art openings, live music, complimentary wine and lite snacks, special sales, product samples, demonstrations, and more.

Philly Beer Week Crawl on East Passyunk Sunday, June 5 7 East Passyunk spots will host Philly Beer Week events from 11am til 8pm, including tastings, brewers & beer-paired meals.

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Occasionally prone to performing in racing jumpsuits, Detroit guitar duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. infuse hypnotic, synthetic beats with daydreamy guitars and airy, Beach Boys-style vocal harmonies. The chance collaboration of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott resulted in a basement-recorded EP called Horse Power, released in 2010. Early June will see the release of It’s a Corporate World, the pair’s first full length. “It’s a corporate world/ I’m a corporation, cutting back,” they spout on the LP’s title track. While enigmatic throughout, there’s plenty of tongue-in-cheek wit to go around on the record. Surely a band called Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. can’t want us to take them too seriously. KeVin BrOsKY 7:30pm. $10. With Generationals. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919.

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has still been keeping folks dancing with the Deep parties he presides over back home. So, expect him to bring some of that sunny, scintillating music he spins when he visits Philly for one fine Sunday afternoon. C.D.L. 3pm. With Skeme Richards. $5-$10. Shampoo, Willow St. (between 7th & 8th sts.) 215.922.7500.


Italian Market Festival The Italian Market comes alive this week. All along Ninth Street, vendors will be selling Italian foods and artists will be featuring their one-of-a-kind creations to hoards of crowds all weekend long. There’ll be live music at three different stages rocking the streets as shops open their doors to show you their best. The South Philly Bar and Grill will feature an authentic Italian tasting menu, specially priced shots, $5 sangrias, Italian music and entertainment, prizes and free samples from the restaurant’s new menu. Esposito’s Meats will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a 100-foot-long stuffed sausage. When you’re done eating, watch (or participate in) the halfball tournament. The partying doesn’t end after dinner this year! BrenDa HiLLegas 10am-5pm. Free. Italian Market, S. Ninth St.

The Old City Business Collective is stepping outside for a day of bargain shopping for all local deal hunters. The event hopes to strengthen the Old City business community as more than 50 merchants clean out their winter closets and present you with unique deals of a lifetime. Vendors will feature a variety of trunk shows as well as demonstrations where shoppers could meet and greet designers and artists. The Wild Bohemians will strut their stuff alongside shoppers and shop keepers will offer snacks and cocktails. Drinks, bargains and bands— sounds like a plan. LaUren gOrDOn

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Philly Rocks the Trailer Park The 11th Hour Theatre Co. along with Philly Rocks is bringing their summer show The Great American Trailer Park Musical to Paddy Whacks for a special performance this week. Philly Rocks the Trailer Park promises to make everyone feel like they live in a trailer at Armadillo Acres. The musical is filled with adultery, road kill, strippers, electric chairs, and ’80s nostalgia ... among other things. Have a few drinks and watch the cast perform tunes from the show. Wear your trashiest outfit and participate in the costume contest. There will be prizes most likely worth more than your trailer-park alter ego. Too busy to become white trash for the night? Check out the Arden Theatre this June for more performances of the musical. B.H.



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7pm, $10. With Coliseum, the Austerity Program + Quiet Arcs. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919.

Swedish pop star Lykke Li, 25, is a ballsy minx in her interviews, rattling off whatever pops in her head without cranking it through the public relations pasteurization machine that makes milquetoast out of her American counterparts. In other words, she’s one cool bitch. “I never

Post-hardcore roared to life a couple decades ago when bands started thinking beyond the pit, adding wide-ranging experimentation to the usual blistering three-chord assault for songs both cerebral and visceral. No label better exemplified that sound than Dischord— especially their early ’90s roster that included Lungfish, Circus Lupus, Hoover, et al.—and it’s Philly’s Gods & Queens that hearken back to those bands and ably carry on the tradition. Inside G&Q’s bag of sonic tricks: Furious guitar shrapnel, artsy and thorny post-punk melodies, waves of shoegazerish noise, opera-of-thedamned vocals, and break-your-nose rhythms. If that’s your bag, you’ll want to see one of the area’s best bands bring it loud ’n brainy tonight.

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For those of you who love clubbing at a more respectable time of the day, the all-ages party known as Sundae will be popping off—this Sunday while the sun is still up—in its new summer location at Shampoo. The headlining DJ for this event will be the Zen-like turntablist Marques Wyatt. California-bred and based, Wyatt is a DJ who specializes in everything house-related: deep house, soulful house, funky house—you name it. Although he hasn’t released an album of transcendent grooves since his 2004 compilation Horizons (on West Coast, electronic-music temple Om Records), the man


ore than 100 local and national artists will be displaying their wares this week along with food, music and interactive demonstrations. The Art Star Gallery & Boutique employs a juried application process for their artists, so you aren’t subjected to booth after booth of tea cozies and shoddy craftsmanship. Shoppers can expect housewares, paper goods, dolls, prints, ceramics, clothing, accessories, paintings, drawings and sculpture in a variety of mediums and styles that represent Art Star’s quirky aesthetic. It’s vital never to shop on an empty stomach but if fest fair like hot dogs and pizza don’t appeal, local veggie/vegan joints A Full Plate Café and the Soy Café will be on site. Take in the view of the Delaware and enjoy tunes from 12 local bands such as New Sweden, Yellow Humphrey and TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb. Don’t miss demonstrations from the Soapbox on bookbinding, Group Sculpture from the Clay Studio and book signings from Quirk Books. CrisTina PeraCHiO

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say it, I just leave,” she mused about the end of relationships in a Lollapalooza interview. “Then pray to God they’re in a car when that heartbreak song comes on ...” Enter the dark, sinewy “Unrequited Love” of Wounded Rhymes, Li’s 2010 follow-up to 2008’s breakthrough Youth Novels. As Pitchfork points out, the elegiac Rhymes finds Li more comfortable in her musical skin. As thin as that skin is, she sounds like an artist dedicated to documenting the freefall come-down off the fantasies of youth. She seems to instinctively know and want to furiously document the fact that, as Ally Sheedy declared so long ago in The Breakfast Club, when you grow up, your heart dies. T.M.

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As for the rest of the menu, it finds its sweet spot in much the same realm: with strong execution of bold-flavored perfectly prepared three-minute egg on top), is remarkdishes that don’t have too much stuff packed in. Saganaki, while not a blockbuster, is every bit as pleasant able for the textures of its individual components—the stewed zucchini retaining just enough crunch, the gigande as it’s supposed to be, and not half as crapped up as it too beans hearty and still encased in a snappy shell. Striped often is. Rather, it’s a deceptively straightforward plating bass—sustainably sourced from Virginia right now—is also of kaseri cheese, seared and lying flat on the dish, kissed an unexpectedly subtle charmer, especially if you chase with a hit of Metaxa and accompanied by a humble wedge each forkful of tender, wildly moist fish with a bite of fried of lemon. While this isn’t any sort of hyper-intellectual or aesthetically striking dish, it’s not supposed to be: Straight- chickpea souffle sticks. The thin, almost tempura-textured forward is a good thing when the components are this well- crust leads to a silky center that highlights the sexy side of legumes as well as anything in Philly has for years. considered and confidently employed. Wine-braised rabbit, moist as Sunday brisket or wellVegetable souvlaki, however, is less of a hit, and not for loved short ribs (a miracle for such a hyper-lean protein), any other reason than it isn’t anything terribly remarkfinds an unexpected textural counterpart in the pleasantly able—just a simple skewer of tomatoes, bell peppers, slippery noodles, broad, dense and made in-house. onions, nicely charred, sure, but otherwise fairly run-ofFrom a design standpoint, Opa the-mill. has managed to highlight both the On the other end of the rusticity and the mysterious sexiskewer, so to speak, is the ness that is so often applied to our kokoretsi, the latest entry popular perceptions of Greece, into the city’s ever-expanding 1311 Sansom St. 215.545.0170. and the team here has done so in adventure-eating sweepstakes. a way that’s consistent with the This is as rustic as it gets— Cuisine type: Greek with soul and flair. vibe of so many of their neighborthe layers of liver, heart and Hours: Mon.-Sat., 5pm-midnight. ing restaurants. sweetbreads wrapped in a Price range: $3-$24. Like Barbuzzo, Zavino and protective spiral of intestine Atmosphere: Sexy and airy, with an edge of  so many of the other standouts and roasted. And while the rusticity. in this part of town, Opa finds intestines were magnificent, Food: Generally well-executed, flavorful and brave  its footing somewhere between the liver was overcooked to the enough to let simple, high-quality ingredients shine. deeply evocative and down-home point of chalkiness. The bites Service: Informed, friendly and very well-trained. chill. Service is excellent: attenof heart that had been properly tive and well-informed, but never trimmed were, as always, a pedantic, which is always a risk gorgeous argument for this undervalued organ’s meat, but too many bites were marred by when a menu is as full as this one with dishes that may be tough fat and tissue that made it nearly impossible to chew. unfamiliar. I can’t think of a better setting to enjoy a drink— It’s being brought in raw from a butcher in Astoria, Queens, so it could have just been a problem with this batch, but it’s definitely try some of the excellent Greek wines offered; this is a country whose wines are most definitely on the a serious one. With a bit more attention to those details, upswing—a plateful of airy, honey-kissed loukoumades however, the kokoretsi has the potential to become a (think Greek beignets, only lighter), and watch the Sandefining dish for Opa. som Street foot traffic file by. It’s yet another reason, as if Executive Chef Andrew Brown does well with vegetarwe needed one, to head on over to this part of town and ian dishes too, as amply demonstrated by the spreads. gorge ourselves silly. n Tourlou, too, a deceptively simple vegetarian dish (save the Rya n St R a n d

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The play’s primary characters are all involved in the birth of the new theater. There is the producer and author of the company’s debut play, Willy (the resourceful Charlie DelMarcelle); the play’s leading man and Willy’s brother Frank (an assured Jared Michael Delaney); the political activist and leading lady Eva (the reliable Megan Bellwoar); the dandified thespian Martyn (Mike Dees in a huge performance that registers as one of the season’s best); a shy stagehand named Jimmy (Kevin Meehan in a heartbreakBubblin' in Dublin: Eva (Megan Bellwoar, left) and ing portrayal); and the lovestruck Martyn (Mike Dees) are working to open a new theater seamstress who dreams of theater stardom, in Dublin by Lamplight. Maggie (Sarah Van Auken). Unfortunately, opening night for the new Known as a nation of storytellers, Ireland’s Irish company doesn’t exactly go as planned. most celebrated plays are revered for their Willy is mugged, Eva lands in jail and Frank ability to tell an involving tale. Simply is more concerned with killing the king than staged, the plays emphasize language and performing in Willy’s comedy about “the savrequire actors with impressive oratorical ing of Ireland’s soul.” Even after the curtain skills. rises and the show begins, (which the actors Dublin by Lamplight is just the opposite. perform in a “bombastic” style of acting Inis Nua’s thrilling production of Michael popular in the 19th century when actors West’s Lamplight takes place over the course address the audience rather than each other of a single day in 1904 Dublin, which is and rely on absurdly stilted gestures), the marked by two significant events: a visit to chaos continues backstage with government intrusions and an argument between Eva and Maggie that spills out on to the stage. Dublin by Lamplight Although the cast and Reing’s direction are Through May 14. $20-$25. Broad impressive, much of the credit goes to makeStreet Ministry, 315 S. Broad St. up artist Maggie Baker, who in addition to 215.454.9776. designing the show’s costumes, is responsible for creating the garish masks worn by the city from the king and the debut of the the cast. Each mask moves and changes with Irish National Theater of Ireland. the actor’s facial expressions. It is a jarring And although the play includes dialogue, visual effect that allows the actors (who bethe characters often speak in the third tween them play more than 30 characters) to person, standing outside themselves like an suddenly transform into another character observer describing what they’re thinking or with nothing more than a signature costume doing. The novel-style narrative allows the piece such as a scarf or cap. characters to reflect on their own thoughts Equally effective is Lisi Stoessel’s scenic and actions, but the melodramatic plot is so design. Masking the few modern additions convoluted that it can be difficult at times to to enhance the ancient feel of Broad Street discern just what the heck is going on. Ministry’s space, Stoessel incorporates scalHowever, while Lamplight doesn’t succeed loped footlights and traditional red drapes entirely as a literary work, Director Tom Realong with the space’s existing wood interior ing’s production staging is so engaging that it and balcony (which Reing exploits to great manages to overcome the script’s shortcomeffect) to transform us back in time to the ings. It’s got more raw emotion—expressed streets of 1904 Dublin and the inside of the physically rather than through words—than old Abbey Theatre, where the Irish National your average Jerry Springer Show. The cast Theatre of Ireland was born. executes the combination of styles with a Perhaps the most stylistically audaseries of bold performances that capture the cious production of the season, Lamplight idealism of characters who dream of creatpresents us with an example of a new Irish ing a national theater that will “strike a blow theater that honors its traditions without for freedom and Ireland.” being bound by them. n k at y r e i n g

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Six Pack Films With Better Violent Midfilm Shifts Than Hesher By Matt Prigge

Sunrise (1928): Radically shifting gears midfilm requires a certain chutzpah—and a certain genius. Spencer Susser is not (yet) a genius, which is why the violent tonal shift in his first feature Hesher—from anarchic comedy to deep emotional drama—merely means a fun movie becomes a drag. Still, it’s no insult to say one is no F.W. Murnau. In his Hollywood debut, the German expressionist and technical pioneer begins his story telling of a country boy seduced by a femme fatale into killing his wife. When he fails, the movie shifts gears, with the marrieds reconnecting in the big, exciting city during one of the most sustained and fluid depictions of joy ever committed to cinema.

Psycho (1960): At the 47-minute mark,

something very interesting happens. I wouldn’t dare spoil it.

Something Wild (1986): Jonathan Demme is an all-inclusive, warm-hearted filmmaker, a tendency that can lead to sloppiness (The Truth About Charlie, to name but one). But it can also lead to the successful melding of contradictory tones, as it did when this neo-screwball road trip, about a business stiff (Jeff Daniels) reprogrammed by a kook (Melanie Griffith), suddenly becomes a terrifying thriller as soon as Ray Liotta’s ne’erdowell ominously runs his fingers through his hair. Life is Beautiful (1998): OK, Roberto

Benigni is no “genius,” but his slapstick comedy that becomes a Holocaust saga is both funnier and more disturbing than its modern-day rep has it.

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Audition (2001): Flip off Takashi Miike’s masterpiece halfway through and you’d think it a subtle drama about a lonely widower tricking a stereotype of Japanese woman—pretty, mousy and obedient—into loving him. Keep watching and you may wish you hadn’t.

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Tropical Malady (2004): Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul (late of Cannes winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) takes midfilm shifts literally. In his breakthrough, a gay romance stops at the halfway mark. New credits appear. We are now watching a jungle thriller starring the same actors, only one of them is now a sort of man-tiger. Don’t worry—it kind of makes sense.

Lucky Number 13 Samurai soldiers come out of retirement to fight for their honor in 13 Assassins. By Sean Burns 12 colorful Ronin mercenaries and honor-debt settlers, who for reasons of screen-time economy are typically painted in bold, larger-than-life archetypal strokes. The 13th warrior is rounded out by Yûsuke Iseya’s goofball big-game hunter and impromptu forest guide, carving some delicious, rambunctious ham in a deliberate throwback to Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. Of course Kurosawa looms large over 13 Assassins. Miike’s clean frames and elegant compositions are an obvious homage to The Master, yet weirdly enough there are even more DNA samples from Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch, my personal favorite movie of all time and perhaps the reason watching this thing hit such a sweet spot. Shinzaemon’s pursuit of that dastardly Naritsugu is complicated by the presence of Hanbei (Masachika Ichimura), the worthless heir’s sworn bodyguard and our hero’s childhood friend. Mirroring the complex push-pull between former amigos William Holden and Robert Ryan in Shinzaemon's 13: The swordsman rounds up 12 of his fellow Peckinpah’s towering masterpiece, 13 Assassins sets worthy, samurais for one last battle. AARP-ready adversaries against one another on an arduous chase that soon becomes a battle of wits, while both are sadThe maddeningly prolific Takashi Miike has helmed more dled with unarmed compatriots. Their fundamental moral than 50 films, and he’s probably already directed another disagreement over the samurai code and subservience to the one in the time since I sat down to start writing this review. Best known as the bad-boy of extreme Asian cinema, Miike’s master versus The Greater Good echoes The Wild Bunch’s immortal one-liner: “It’s not your word that counts; it’s who notorious Audition scarred a generation for life, and his gonzo Ichi The Killer singlehandedly cured my best friend of you give it to!” Of course this can all only end one way, and Miike does squeamishness—much in the way climbing Mount Everest not disappoint. The final 45 minutes of 13 Assassins consists might conquer your fear of heights. Yet the shock and delight of 13 Assassins comes from what of one single, astonishingly staged set-piece in which a very unlucky podunk farm town becomes an elaborate booby a classical, throwback samurai adventure picture it turns trap for Shinzaemon’s baker’s dozen versus what appears out to be. Much in the same way those snarky Coen Brothto be the entire Japanese army. (“Great. Only 130 more ers subverted their subversive reputations by playing things of them to go,” one samurai mutters after a particularly (relatively) straight with True Grit, 13 Assassins allows the amazing slaughter.) Eschewing all the quick-cut, close-up filmmaker’s penchant for transgressive, anything-goes slo-mo that has become too fashionable in action pictures filmmaking to color in the margins of a defiantly old-school, of the past 20 years, Miike shoots the ripping yarn. ever-escalating mayhem in retro wide Remaking a 1963 film by Eiichi Kudo, and medium shots, granting a welcome Miike indulges in modern-era gross for 13 Assassins spatial coherence to the extraordinary only the first reel or so. It’s 1844, and Grade: Afight choreography. Also, five words: the flagrantly amoral, spectacularly Director: Takashi Miike Flaming oxen used as weapons. loathsome half-brother to the shogun, Our resourceful heroes have so many Lord Naritsugu (an indelible Goro Starring: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki sneaky tricks up their sleeves, a fight Inagaki) amuses himself by raping Yamada and Yûsuke Iseya that lasts for almost half the movie villagers, killing indiscriminately and Run time: 141 minutes somehow still continues to surprise and sometimes firing arrows into the heads delight long after it theoretically should of peasant children when he’s bored. have worn out its welcome. This is all phePoised to inherit a discomforting amount nomenally entertaining, and Miike is wise enough to tone of power, let’s just say Naritsugu has become a problem. down the grisliness of the establishing reel to narrow his The powers that be enlist the help of wise elder samurai focus on the sheer athleticism and grace of the swordplay. Shinzaemon, gloriously played by Koji Yakusho with a The Internet tells me that 13 Assassins was shorn by 20 beguilingly specific 50-something sadness, plus a welcome minutes before its American release. I guess I can see the glint of mischief in his eyes. Peacetime hasn’t been easy on logic in trimming some of the early, expository business in these aging swordsmen—Shinzaemon’s first glimpsed fishing and obviously bored to tears—the opportunity to take up getting to the juicy stuff quicker for us rubes. But I also can’t help thinking that this cut feels slightly imbalanced, and the blade for one last job leaves him literally trembling with perhaps a bit more time spent with these characters could anticipation. make their exits even more iconic, and could add even more It also gives him a chance to rehabilitate his loutish nephto the movie’s exhilarating, exhausted, Peckinpah-worthy ew (Takayuki Yamada), who has taken after the dirty old sensation that we’re watching an entire era end not with a uncle by wasting his days in gambling parlors and whorewhimper, but with a bang. n houses. Before long they’ve both assembled a ragtag band of


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Kristen Wiig and Wendi McClendon-Covey say Bridesmaids is not the female version of The Hangover. By Matt Prigge

One of the criminally few, female-centered blockbusters this summer season is Bridesmaids, which stars SNL MVP Kristen Wiig (who co-wrote with fellow Groundlings alum Annie Mumolo) as a single 30-something whose life gets worse as her best friend (Maya Rudolph) preps for a splashy wedding. The inclusion of raunch (and an R-rating) has yielded (erroneous) comparisons to The Hangover, but it’s more a character study, albeit a consistently comical one. Wiig, along with Reno 911 alum Wendi McClendon-Covey, who plays a fellow bridesmaid, talked to PW during a 16-hour pit-stop in Philly. (Read our review of Bridesmaids on Page 36.) Did you set out from the start to make a female-centered comedy? Kristin Wiig: “It wasn’t like we were making a statement. We didn’t specifically write this story in response to other movies, or movies that hadn’t been made.” Wendi McClendon-Covey: “It wasn’t contrived. It was like, ‘Oh, this is a funny story.’ It happened to have a lot of women in it. It wasn’t a big feminist statement.” Some of the buzz surrounding Bridesmaids is that it’s The Hangover for girls.

KW: “A lot of people right now are saying that because a lot of people are saying it. I am flattered at the comparison, but they’re very different movies. I don’t want people to think we wrote this in response—that we saw The Hangover and thought, ‘Let’s write this for women.’”

Judd Apatow produced, and like all his productions, Bridesmaids seems strongly collaborative. How true is the assumption that the script is a mere blueprint, or has many set places for improv from the actors on the set?

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Most comedies exist in a bubble, but Bridesmaids acknowledges the real world. Annie is a victim of a bad economy and has a crippling fear of being left behind as friends “grow up.” Was that culled from your own life? KW: “No, not specifically from me. It’s about the stage in one’s life when you don’t know what you want to do. You’re a little lost, and you’re in your 30s, and maybe all your friends seemingly have it together. You start to feel, ‘What’s wrong with me?’” WM-C: “And as actors, it’s such an uncertain thing, when you’re first trying to get your big break. Something it doesn’t happen on your time table, so you feel like Annie felt and you’re like, ‘OK, I’ve got to go to my reunion next week.’” KW: “‘I’m the crazy one living in L.A.!’” [laughs] MC-W: “‘I’m the one wearing shoes I colored in with a sharpie because I can’t afford new ones!’ I think we’ve all felt that way.” Not a lot of comedies—or movies in general really—are primarily cast with women. KW: “Yeah, which is too bad. It shouldn’t be rare. Hopefully that will change.” Do you find it’s getting better? WM-C: “It seems like it’s happening in television more. With The Big C and Weeds and Nurse Jackie. Those are all very strong female characters. I think it is leaking over into the movie industry. But female screenwriters need to make their voices heard, and push for their stuff. Like these ladies did. You have to be able to work like the boys, and these ladies could.” KW: “And we have tiny penises.” [laughs] n

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KW: “It is a different thing because you don’t know if it’s funny when you’re doing a movie. You don’t have that live audience. That’s why when you see the movie for the first time with an audience, it’s kind of terrifying. You’ll watch something and think, ‘Oh, this is that scene. Remember we were laughing really hard?’ And then silence. Or the opposite, where we weren’t even thinking about something and it’s the biggest laugh in the movie. You just can’t tell.”

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KW: “No, we had a script. We shot the script. We shot it a bunch of different ways.” WM-C: “If we had time, we improvised. What Judd imparted to Kristin and Annie was that they’re not done writing until the last day of shooting. If someone thinks of something funnier, it’s going in.” KW: “And we did a lot of writing during the shooting.” WM-C: “They filmed all our rehearsals. And they would write transcripts of our rehearsals, and give those to us. So, we had a lot of stuff to choose from as actors.”


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Reviewed by Sean Burns Sorry gals, we understand that it’s supposed to be your special day and all, but weddings are absurdly expensive. They’re also a pain in the ass. That’s the bittersweet truth behind Bridesmaids, an erratic and strangely moving comedy co-written by and starring Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig. The movie is a bit messy and way too long. But it’s also grounded in an economic reality that few mainstream comedies dare address.

Granted, Wiig is annoying as hell on SNL, pulling the same improv-group faces in nearly every sketch. But Whip It, Adventureland and even the lousy Paul proved that she’s terrific in movies. Given more than five minutes to mug for the camera, she’s shockingly adept at creating well-rounded characters. Here, she stars as a talented pastry chef who finds herself broke, middleaged and staring down the engagement of her best friend (fellow SNL vet Maya Rudolph.) The screenplay (penned by Wiig and Annie Mumolo) is particularly perceptive with regard to the way marriage can alter longterm friendships. You might

be very happy for someone, and also still sad that you’re not going to see them very often anymore. Director Paul Feig proved with the short-lived but longlamented Freaks And Geeks that he’s got an uncommon sense of empathy when it comes to his fucked-up characters. I’m surprised it took him this long to make the jump to feature films. (Let’s just pretend his Unaccompanied Minors never happened.) Alas, Feig’s old producer, Judd Apatow, is on board as well, and I’m not sure Bridesmaids benefits from his influence. The movie occasionally stops dead in its tracks for raunchy, scatological set-pieces



that are hardly necessary, like when an unfortunately distended food-poisoning sequence leads to all sorts of vomiting and diarrhea and feels like a desperate attempt for something to put in the trailer. Still, these are minor speedbumps in a movie that has a lot on its mind, and a muted sadness at its core. Wiig’s character is granted depth and accountability rarely seen in female leads, and I honestly could’ve watched an entire picture just about her and a local beat cop (wonderfully played by Chris O’Dowd) attempting to navigate their new, unsteady relationship. Wiig proves she can carry a movie, and Feig has finally gotten around to directing a real one. Hopefully next time they’ll ditch the crass interludes and shoot one from the heart.

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Ribald standup comedian Doug Stanhope has a way of cutting to the heart of the matter. By Brian McManus

Ladies and Germs, Brutal Honesty has a name. It’s Doug Stanhope. He’s from Arizona, and has been a traveling standup comedian for more than 20 years, at which time he’s spewed his unique brand of uncompromised vitriol over countless audiences. He has a new standup album/DVD out, Oslo—Burning the Bridge to Nowhere. Why’d he record in Norway? “Because I’m washed up!,” he says to the crowd. “You guys get everything 10 years after it was popular.” Brutal Honesty. This week, Stanhope brings his hysterical act—think Bill Hicks/ Lenny Bruce-style blood-soaked truth-to-power—to the Trocadero. PW caught up with Stanhope during his last tour for an interview that never ran in print. We run it here, now, for your pleasure, as Stanhope riffs on the difference between American and European audiences, people’s insistence on recording everything with their cell phones, and the best advice he ever got.

On doing comedy shows in rock clubs/bars, as opposed to comedy clubs: “It’s more of where I belong. It’s where I started doing comedy—one-nighters in barrooms in shithole towns where that was considered their comedy club, where every Tuesday some guy from Spokane will come in and tell dick jokes. Comedy clubs always felt like movie theaters. People come in and they sit there and they know they’re gonna be there for 90 minutes. They listen and they leave. Barrooms have a sense of chaos where you’re talking to people who were sitting at the bar before you showed and they’ll be sitting at the bar after you leave. It just has more adrenalin to it, more of a feeling of anything can happen. “I have my fan base now, but when I first started doing this there was risk financially, not knowing if people were gonna show up. But after experimenting through it we know we’re gonna do better at a rock ’n’ roll club. The risk I don’t have any more is a group of bachelorettes coming in thinking all comedy’s the same, like they’re at a comedy club where they treat it like it’s an adult Chuck E. Cheese for all occasions, and they come in for an anniversary or a company Christmas party and they’re being barraged with fist-fuck rape jokes. “There are times I really miss that though. It does get dull preaching to the choir. I think I’m gonna start working a few more comedy clubs just for fun and so my audience doesn’t get too incestuous. Bring in some fresh meat from the comedy clubs and bring a few dark ones out of the improv mailing list.”

On the best advice he ever got from a fellow comedian: “The

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ruin standup comedy. It really could. Just in the fact that, it’s not like music, comedy’s only funny once. A good comic will take a year to put out a new CD or DVD to get a full hour. And that’s if you’re working hard. And if at every show there’s some douchebag with a cell phone camera putting shit on YouTube—I’ll have people in Baltimore yelling out jokes I did in D.C. the night

before. It could be brand new jokes. Videos on YouTube, for comedy, it’s like they’re giving away the ending of the movie. If you go see a band, Green Day, and you record them on your phone, it’ll be shitty quality and the sound will be shitty. But you can do that with Green Day because people just want to hear the songs. You hear the joke when it sounds like shit and it looks like shit, and now you’ve already heard the joke. It doesn’t come across the same way as it would live, but you already know how the joke goes so it doesn’t entice you to see the person. “I probably have 15 minutes of material to use for fucking people with cell phones filming me trying to find a way to get them to fucking stop. You’re here! Put the fucking phone down and experience it. ‘I like a live performance, but I think I’d prefer it later on on a laptop all grainy.’ It’s hurt my comedy—the privacy of it. You’re in a dark room with drunk people. I can tell you anything, I used to fucking be able to say anything on stage. And now, every show there’s a prison snitch with a cell phone camera filming you. Say I was doing Ecstasy with my buddy Billy last night. Well, if I’m in whatever Pine Top Nowhere and people know Billy is my friend and he’s a fireman and they know we were hanging out that night—you’re ratting someone else out. I can’t tell you about my sister’s girlfriend who’s a bitch. You’ll put it on YouTube and my sister’s girlfriend will find it. “And another way that cell phone cameras just destroy the atmosphere is it’s live and it’s in the moment and it’s temporary. When people are fucking recording it ... immediately you just see these fucking tourists of life, you know, you’re here fucking live, man, and you’re staring at me through a lens on a cell phone.”

On doing The Man Show: “It just definitely put all the cliches you hear about television into crystal-clear perspective for me about how much networks fuck up comedy. You have a funny idea, and you say ‘OK, this is funny enough and we can do it and here’s our idea.’ And then the writers’ room passes it around, adds some things, takes some things away, and they send it to the executive producer. He scratches a little bit off and sends it to the network. Comedy Central people scratch a little bit off and then the censors get a hold of it. It’s like if you had a painting, and you say ‘This is a really nice painting. I painted it. Here it is.’ And then every single person associated with the painting had to sign it—the person who made the canvas, the delivery service who shipped the canvas, everyone who was involved with making the paint. Get far enough along and you can’t even see the painting anymore. Everyone’s fucked with it. And the lawyers fucked up more than censors. ‘Oh we can’t do that, we could get sued.’ “Standup comedy really spoils you as far as being lazy, and being ... I hate to say being an artist, because that sounds so pretentious. But, really, I work an hour, I have some cocktails, I tell people to go fuck themselves, and I do anything I want the way I want to do it. I can do it in a different city every night and I can change it and there’s no one there to say anything or change anything. The only thing I have to worry about is whether or not people laugh.” On the differences between American and European audiences: “They’re smarter in Europe. They’re more polite, and you have to try harder. It’s harder to just let loose and talk because you, consciously, you get four minutes into a rant and realize the payoff has nothing to do with them and they’re not going to get the reference and this is completely America-centric and you think ‘Ah fuck, this is gonna go nowhere.’ I have to prepare a lot more [for European audiences], and I really hate being stuck to a set list.” n Doug Stanhope performs Fri., May 13, 9pm. $24. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888.

Man Man Search for Meaning on Life Fantastic By Elliott Sharp

In Viktor Frankl’s 1946 book, Man’s Search For Meaning, he reflects on his experiences as a Nazi concentration camp inmate and LifeFantastic makes a case for “tragic optimism,” claiming humans benefit from remaining optimistic even when facing the worst tragedies. Such tragedies, Frankl argues, can lead to positive change and the creation of more meaningful ways of living; they require optimism, not despair. A fitting subtitle for Man Man’s new album, Life Fantastic, would be “Man Man’s Search for Meaning.” Surging throughout this fourth studio release—out this week on -ANTI, it’s the Philly band’s first since 2008’s Rabbit Habits—is the spirit of tragic optimism. After suffering a near-fatal motorcycle accident (which he references on “Dark Arts”), and nomadically traversing cities while dealing with the deaths of friends and relationships, frontman Ryan “Honus Honus” Kattner took every fucked-up dish life crammed down his throat and transformed the maggoty bits into a life-affirming, celebratory musical odyssey. On album opener “Knuckle Down,” an attempt at restarting a failed relationship turns him into “the type of man I despise,” and he dives into hell to seek advice from the devil. On “Piranhas Club,” he explores outlets for coping with the world’s never-ending “shitshow”: “If you gotta smash some plates to relax/ I say do it da da da da da do it.” He

goes on to recommend driving a car into a lake, screaming until your voice breaks and dancing until the earth quakes. On “Dark Arts,” he huffs glue and wine, chases lovers named after hurricanes, bangs his head and has a vision quest in which he rides a giant talking bat. “My friends are either breeding, dying, or losing all their marbles trying,” he howls before asking “How the fuck did I live this long, this way?” This sentiment returns on “Shameless,” leading to an important realization: “I spent too many nights without ever thinking maybe I’m a wrecking ball and I’m breaking all that I’m touching.” Lyrically, it’s Kattner’s finest work: Each line’s a clever construction built on sincerity and snarling wit. The same goes for the music, as Man Man once again deliver compositions that dynamite genre-walls and sound nothing like their contemporaries. Their signature multi-instrumental and polyrhythmic funhouse swirl returns with dangerous intensity, but with more precision—guided they were by indie producer extraordinaire and fourth member of Monsters of Folk, Mike Mogis—as they adventurously weave between Balkan punk, calypso, 8-bit NES warbles, big band blowouts, surf-pop, South African highlife, ecstatic handclap anthems, and, on “Steak Knives,” a heart-wrenching ballad reminiscent of Hank Williams Sr.’s “Ramblin’ Man.” Despite swimming through a sea of life’s nastiest shit, it seems Kattner’s returned from the depths, not as a monster, but a wiser man. By reaching into the tragic void with an optimistic grin, Man Man have pulled out their strongest album so far. When Kattner sings “Life fantastic, life so tragic” on the title track, the emphasis is clearly on fantastic. n

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You know, when I came out to my parents in 1981ishwhateversomething, telling my mom and dad that I was gay didn’t just mean telling them I liked to kissandotherstuff to boys. It meant telling them I would never marry, never have children and never be a marine. Or at least that’s what I thought I was telling them. But here we are, three short decades later and I’m married. And I have a child. And now I can be a marine. (Not that I want to be a marine—well, not anymore. After seeing a pic of a shirtless Navy Seal in last week’s New York Times, I want to be a Navy Seal.) And I live in Seattle, where the weed is awesome (I’m told), the weather is great (if you like to snowboard), and the boy I marriedandkissandotherstuff is a lotta hot guy all by himself. I agree with you, MG. Things are good. Things have gotten better—and not just for me. But we have work left to do. We have our full civil equality to secure, homo- and transphobic violence to confront, bigoted lawmakers to defeat (hey there, Rick!). But the discrimination and challenges we face shouldn’t prevent us from appreciating the good things. Yes, it has gotten better. That doesn’t mean we can ignore the bashings (tinyurl. com/42lqr55) and outrages ( and tragedies ( But we shouldn’t be so in love with our victimization—or so insecure about our progress—that we can’t acknowledge the triumphs ( and joys ( and Navy Seals ( So I’m with you, MG—up to a point. I disagree about the STFU part. You don’t have to hang out with the kind of LGBT activists who aren’t capable of fighting the good fight—fighting for their civil equality and mine and yours—while also appreciating all the good things about their lives. Not all LGBT activists are humorless scolds. Some are, for sure (and they tend to be overrepresented on college campuses), but there are plenty of people out there who can organize a protest one night and a good party the next. Guys like you and me, MG, people who have it pretty good, have to remember that there are LGBT folks out there who have it lousy and not all of them are in a position to speak up for themselves. Let me see if I can think of an example … OK: There are bullied and isolated and abused LGBT kids out there who don’t live in places like Bellingham or Seattle, who don’t have the love and support of their parents, and who aren’t “doing fine.” If we don’t speak up for isolated and bullied LGBT kids, who will? (For the record: There are lots and lots and lots of

loved and accepted LGBT kids out there, too— not all LGBT kids are miserable—who are doing fine and fighting for their own rights and the rights of other LGBT kids.) We don’t have to mope. We don’t have to pretend that we feel oppressed 24/7. And we don’t have to attend pointless queer events that are run by LGBT whiners who mistake wallowing in self-pity for activism. You’ll find, once you get out of college, that most of us aren’t moping, pretending, or attending. Most of us are getting on with our lives and doing fine. But, again, not all LGBT people are doing fine, MG, just as not all LGBT people are white or upper-class or in college or lucky enough to live in Bellingham. If you’re in a position to do something, MG, you should. You don’t have to do everything. Make your contribution. It doesn’t have to take over your life, and you don’t have to pretend to be any more oppressed than you actually are. But you should do something. Remember: The only thing more annoying than a whiny, college-age queer with a persecution complex is a smug, college-age queer who takes his good fortune for granted and couldn’t give a shit about other people because, hey, he’s got his (his weed, his boys, his education).

I’m a 26-year-old lady who just broke up with a man I thought I wanted to marry. We had incredible, playful sex, were very kind to each other, are both a little queer, and share many interests in spite of our 20-year age difference. Six months into our relationship, I moved to a bigger city four hours away, and we could see each other only every other weekend. Because of our careers, it wouldn’t be possible for us to live in the same place again for at least two or three years, maybe more. That was one reason I broke up with him. I also feared that he needed to be with a man—even though he loves me to sit on his face. He’s definitely bi, but he’s never been with a man. I am, too, but having had girlfriends makes me comfortable knowing that I mostly want to be with men. Part of me is excited to be free to explore my new city on my own and trusts I made a mature decision. Part of me thinks I really fucked up to let go of a kind, fun—if slightly flawed (but they all are)—relationship. What do you think? Drowning My Sorrows In Glee

I think it’s a wonderful thing to be 26, bi, single, employed, and living in a big city. I think that a guy who’s single, bi, and amazing in bed at 46 is likely to be single, bi, and amazing in bed at 48. (No guarantees, of course.) You should enjoy the next couple of years, DMSIG, and then revisit the issue of Mr. Wonderful if and when you two or circumstances conspire to put you in the same place again.

I have to take you to task for your answer to Sent From My iPhone. In your answer, you compared condoms and withdrawal as methods of birth control. As a former Planned Parenthood volunteer educator, I will tell you that, like withdrawal, condoms alone are NEVER a recommended form of birth control. To compare these two “methods” is a little irresponsible. In fact, condoms alone weren’t even on our list of birth control methods. The good news is that condoms PLUS spermicide were on that list. When used together and properly, condoms and spermicide are almost as effective as the pill in preventing pregnancy. Loud Mouth About Birth Control Thanks for sharing, LMABC. n




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2 B R /2 Bt h a p a r t m e n t i n Packer Park area. New construction. Full washer/dryer. Free Parking. Stainless steel appliances. Fitness Center and swimming pool. From $1,400.00/mo. Call Today (215) 375-7478 20XX CYPRESS-RITTENHOUSE SQ, HUGE, GORGEOUS 2BDRM BI-LEVEL 1.5baths, 3rd & 4th fls. of Owner Occupied Brownstone. CAC, DW, GD, W/W CARPET, W/D on premises. Avail. Immed. Small pets possible, restrictions apply. $1875mo +elc. Email for further info and appt. 22xx BLK S.BROAD Taking applications for 06/01. Very Lg, Very nice. $1050/mo, incl h2o only. No pets. Call Don 10:30am-7pm, 215-450-8176 2nd & Wolf $995/mo Newly renovated 2BD, hwf, granite counters, w/d, outdoor space CALL JIM ONESTI PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215440-2052 723 M e l o n # F $ 1 0 9 5/m o 2BD/1BA unit, wood flrs, bsmt laundry CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-440-8345 9TH SPRING GARDEN BEAUTIFUL 2BEDR.,TILE BATH,HDWD F L R S. , A L L A P P L I A N C E S, A/C, SEC.SYSTEM. $1050/ MO+. 610-304-0087 Center City, 12th and South S t re e t A re a - 2 B R, N i c e place, Heat Included!!! No Pets, Available Aug. 1st, See Video/Pics 769 S. 12th St. 215-485-1015 $1400/month FISHTOWN: 2STORY apt, 2BR, 2BA, JACUZZI tub FIREPLACE, W/ W, $ 9 5 0/m o + U t i l s. 2 1 5 669-7965 ITALIAN MKT: 10th/Federal 2BR, CA, 1BA, WD. $1350+. 215-922-3910. Northern Liberties, 2BR, 2 Bath, Great Area, Central Air, Garbage Disposal, W/D, Large Backyard, No Pets, Available June 1, See Video a n d P i c s, w w w.g a s h e a r t . com 1136 N. 4th St. or 225 Green St., 215-485-1015, $1200/month PRICE BREAK DECREASING SCHEDULE SO BROAD STREET in Exchange for Basis care of lady on 1st flr Furnished Large 3rd flr apt. 2Bedrms Kt LR Bthrm Prefer 2 Female Healthcare ladies. Utilities inc. 860-872-0521. RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 Walnut/4th Fl) 2 Bedrm, 1 Bath bi-level in brownstone. CA, Gas heat, DW, GD, WD, Carpeted. $1250/mo+. 215627-4414

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE: Two Bedroom Apartment, Available Mid-Late June. Must See to Appreciate! Great Light, Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, Plentiful Closet Space. $2,000.00 per month. Call to Schedule an A p p o i n t m e n t 2 1 5 -735 - 5757 Or E-Mail: DelanceyPlace@ WASHINGTON SQ Spacious 2BR 2BA, HW flrs, CA, DW, GD, SS appls, Walk in closet. BBQ area. Avail immed. $1750/mo+. ASK ABOUT A FREE MONTH! S&S Properties, 267-402-8017

ThREE + bEdROOMS 352 Jackson $1000/mo 3BD/1BA, hwf, finished basement, large yard CALL PAUL CHIN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215440-2049 609 E Thompson $1200/mo 3BD/1BA, hwf, modern kit and bath, rear yard, exposed brick, fplc CALL JIM ONESTI PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215440-2052 Art Museum/Temple University Area - Near 17th and Girard, 5BR House, Nice! All Renovated, Granite, Deck! Central Air! Oak Floors Throughout! Finished Basement! No Pets. Available June 1st, See Video/ Pics 1635 W. Stiles St. 215-485-1015 $1750/month

hOUSE FOR RENT 15th LOMBARD 4BDRMS, 2.5BA, WD, HWD, EIK. $2300+ June. 215-733-0480 12XX SO. 26TH ST(26th & FEDERAL) Newly renovated, lg. 3bedrms., G/Heat. $950/ mo.+. Call 215-389-7944. Art Museum/Temple University Area - Near 17th and Girard, 5BR House, Nice! All Renovated, Granite, Deck! Central Air! Oak Floors Throughout! Finished Basement! No Pets. Available June 1st, See Video/ Pics 1635 W. Stiles St. 215-485-1015 $1750/month

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ROOM FOR RENT 124 LOMBARD, HEAD HOUSE SQUARE, SOCIETY HILL. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. ($55-$100) DAILY rates. ($300-$500) WEEKLY rates. We also have MONTHLY rates AVAIL. Website http://sushi.madamesaito. c o m C a l l M A DA M E S A I TO 215-922-2515 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping i n c l d . W K : $ 1 65 - $203 ; D ay : $40-$56. 215-735-2300. KENSINGTON AREA: FURNISHED rooms WITH TVs Use of kitchen & bath, W/D, Starting $70 & UP wkly. 267-496-0065

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ROOMMATE/ ShARiNg Northern Liberties, 1 large room available in 6BR House, 3 Bath, no pets, See Video/ Pics 234 Brown St., 215-485-1015, $495 South Philly New Bold Area 1900 S 20th Street - 2 story house, full use of house. 10 minutes from Center City. Perfect for college students. Share utilities. Call 267-8798373 leave message

SEAShORE RENTALS/SALE Wildwood Crest Summer s e a s o n a l re n t a l m e m o r i a l day to labor day 1 bedroom efficiency sleeps 5, A/C, Cable and private parking for one. No pets, no smoking, mature co u p l e p re fe r re d . Ca l l fo r details 215-738-7431

cOMMERciAL SALES/LEASE 335 N. Front #C $1350/mo Unique bi-level commercial s p a c e, v a u l te d , ex p o s e d brick. CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-440-8345

pARkiNg SpAcE FAIRMOUNT & 18TH Parking Space. $100.00. WPRG, 215636-0100

gARAgES FOR RENT 1322 SO. JUNIPER ST-6 CAR GARAGE Super Clean,Toilet, Kitchenette. $1150/MO. 215755-6298.



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ART MUSEUM AREA Beautiful 2-3BR home w/City views. 2.5BA (jacuzzi), Granite kit w/SS appls, HW floors t/o, Fin basmt w/powder rm, Laundry rm w/ WD. Dual zone Air/Heat, $1800/ mo+. Joe, 609-685-1899

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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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 p r i va te co u r tya rd . Se cu re access to the building as well as elevator service. Offered by Stonehenge Advisors, LLC at 215-320-3777.



2100 KATER ST Spacious 1BR on fabulous Kater st. Eat-in k i t, Ti l e Ba t h r m , S p a c i o u s closets. Only $725. Call 215732-9103

22nd CHESTNUT COURTYARD, DEC/FRPL EIK, HRDWD, WD. $1100+elc JULY 215-733-0480

19TH/CALLOWHILL Gorg bilev, all amens. grt deck, pvt garage. $1600+. PMG, 215-5457007x303

hOUSE FOR RENT H A R R I S B U R G, PA : T h i n king of moving? 3BR, 2.5BA townhome available, corner property. Spacious MBR suite w/WIC, Jacuzzi tub. Separate L i v i n g , D i n i n g a n d Fa m i l y rooms, Office space, Eat-in kit w/French doors leading to patio. 2 FP’s, WD, DW, CA. Garage. Well kept development w/Gym, Club house, Pool, Fitness trail. Avail 06/05. $1650/ mo+ Utils. 717-805-6174


THE PHILADELPHIAN Lg Studio on High floor w/Dressing rm, Balcony (Lovely view). New sink, C-tops, Island and refin Cabinets. $1030/mo. All Utils, Cable, Pvt bus incld. Avail 06/01. Call Cathy 215-687-5843

12TH LOMBARD: BI-LEVEL, NEW KIT&BATH WLK/IN/CLOSET, WD/bldg. $1100+elc. May 215733-0480

21xx BLK SOUTH ST Taking apps for 06/01. 1BR Bilev w/ Office. Incl h2o only. $1250/mo. No pets. Call Don 10:30am-7pm, 215-450-8176


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The Packard Motor Car Building: 317 N. Broad Street • 215-351-0930 The Old Quaker Building: 3514 Lancaster Avenue • 215-222-2233 The Metropolitan at Love Park: 117 N. 15th Street • 215-854-0729 The Lofts at Logan View: 1666 Callowhill Street • 215-569-9625 The Touraine: 1520 Spruce Street • 215-735-8618 The Chocolate Works: 231 N. 3rd Street • 215-351-1535 Open House Hours: Mon/Tues/Thu/Fri 10-6 Wed 10-8 • Sat 10-5

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To See the Following, Call Andy Oei (215)790-5230 1500 Chestnut Street #9G-Oversized 1BR /1BA, Granite Kitchen, Marble Bath, Doorman. ...........................................................$1,795 2101-17 Chestnut Street #1525-Deluxe Studio Wd Flrs Granite Kit Marble Bath Utils Incl. ............................................................ $1,225 2001 Hamilton Street #2114-Deluxe 2BR, Skyline Vuws, Wd Fl, Grmt Kit, All Utils Incl. ............................................................. $1,850 To See the Following, Call Christopher Phan 215-521-1537 1324 Locust Street #1130-Renovated studio,24 hour attendant,includes all utilities. .................................................. $995 111 N 9th Street #210-2 bdrm/1 bth,newer elevator building,tenants pays electric................................................. $1,500 310 S 12th Street #3R-Studio,includes cooking gas,hot water,heat,tenant pays elec....................................................... $895 To See the Following, Call David Snyder 267.968.8600 2351 Christian Street #2F-Very bright 2 bedroom Bi-LEVEL CONDO! ................................................................................................$1,350 2130 Earp Street-2-Story brick row offers hrwd flrs t/o LR & DR. ................................................................................................$1,050 1373 Farrington Road-Beautiful,clean,all new renov near City Ave & St Joe’s Univ. .......................................................................$1,400 708 Fitzwater Street-Stunning 3 bd home w/high-end finishes,granite & SS applns. ................................................. $2,750 38 S 3rd Street #1-Contemporary space in Old City for use as retail or office...................................................................................$2,800 1936 Spruce Street #1-Spectacular corner office space,steps from Rittenhse Sq ...........................................................................$5,000 To See the Following, Call Johanna Loke (215)893-9800 220 Locust Street #25H-1 bedroom w/sunset view, high floor. ................................................................................................$1,475 224-30 W Rittenhouse Square #217-Jr 1 bedroom upgraded kitchen,available 6/15.. ...........................................................$1,475 224-30 W Rittenhouse Square #2202-Studio available 6/7/11,high floor,park view.. ......................................................................$1,275 To See the Following, Call John Featherman 215-790-5221 1213-15 Locust Street #C-Pristine 1B/1den/1b in WashWest hi-end thru-out orig details. ............................................................... $3,250 1701-15 Locust Street #1606-Hi-end Studio @ the Warwick, w/d, a/c, 24/7 sec, fit ctr. ................................................................$1,395 1324 Locust Street #1404-Corner studio at Arts, Fit ctr, 24/7 security, all util incl. ................................................................ $1,095 1324 Locust Street #315-Studio @ Arts Condos w/ Fit ctr 24/7 sec. all util incl. .............................................................................. $1,025 104-6 S 13th Street #6-Lrg 1B/1b in Wash Sq West hi-end kit & bath hi-ceil w/d, ac. ................................................................$1,750 2024 Upland Way #306-Lrg hi-end 1B loft in Overbrook Farms, 1737 sqft, 1car prkg. ..............................................................$1,595 220 W Rittenhouse Square #3E-Spacious 2B/2b on Rittenhouse Sq 24/7 security all util incl. ........................................................ $2,475 121-35 Walnut Street #204-3B/3.5b at the Moravian, high end, HW floors, 1 car grg. .....................................................................$5,995

To See the Following, Call Kathy Conway (215)440-8190 241 Dickinson Street-3 bdrm/2.5 bth,hrwd flrs t/o,Lr,EIK,C/A + grdn ................................................................................................$2,000 210 Locust Street #5E-Studio in SH towers,hw flrs,new kit & ba, closet space + C/A. ................................................................$1,350 1319 S 16th Street-3 bd/2.5 ba,hrwd flrs,fin bsmt,huge back yd + deck. .......................................................................................$1,800 214 Watkins Street-2 bd home in Pennsport,hw flrs,lrg EIK,full tile ba,nice yd. ..............................................................................$1,050 To See the Following, Call Mike McCann (215) 440-8345 609 E Thompson Street-3 bd/1 ba w/hw flrs,modern kit & ba,exp brk,fp + private yd. .................................................................$1,200 723 Melon Place #F-Crtyd-2 bd, 2 ba,LR/DR w/hw flrs,kit /w bar counter. ..................................................................................$1,095 609 N 34th Street #3RD FL-2 bd unit w/new kit,hw flrs,lots of wndws. ...................................................................................... $975 1008 N 3rd Street-3 bd/2.5 ba,grg + drwy prk,fam rm + office,open Dr/Kit,grdn. .............................................................................$2,500 335 N Water Street #C-Bi-lev commerical space or opportunity for res conversion. .......................................................................$1,350 125 Pine Street-2 bdrm/1 bth,hrwd flrs t/o,washer/dryer,C/A & office nook. .............................................................................$1,750 1172 S 10th Street #2ND FL-1 bd/1 bth apart w/pine flrs,sep utilities,C/A,bsmt access. .......................................................... $795 2418 S Alder Street-3 bd/1.5 ba home on quiet block,fresh kit,fin bsmt w/W/D. ...........................................................................$1,150 39 Strawberry Street #3F-Huge Bi-Level 1 bd/1 ba tile kit,lots of closet. .....................................................................................$1,350 39 Strawberry Street #3R-Huge Bi-Level 1 bd/1 ba,tile kit,lots of closet. .....................................................................................$1,250 41 Strawberry Street #3RD FL-Large 1 bd/1 ba-bi-level unit,new kit w/newer applns. ................................................................$1,250 39 Strawberry Street #2F-Studio w/hrwd flrs/tile bth/huge closet or sleeping nook. ....................................................................... $850 To See the Following, Call Paul Fontaine (215)440-2059 1324 Locust Street #701-Studio w/full tiled bth,hrwd & tile flrs,all utilities incld ............................................................................. $925 1324 Locust Street #501-Studio-partially furnished,full tile bth hrwd & tile flrs. ......................................................................... $850 To See the Following, Call Rose Ann Jugla (215)790-5637 507 S 27th Street-New bright 3br-2.5b new 50k kit h/w fl 2dks grge+1 pkg space ..................................................................$4,750


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2bdrm, 2 ba house, H/W, patio, C/A, W/D ................$1900+

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2nd & Wharton

rehab, 2 bd, deck, w/w, C/A .....................................$950+

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2bd/1bath h/w floors free heat and hot water, laundry on site, $1050 fireplace, private deck 7901 High School Rd. 2 bd, 1 bth, W/D, H/wood, incl. Hot Water. $950


87 S. Lansdowne Ave 1BD/1BA, H/W, heat, hw/cook. gas incl., laundry $675 - $725 83 S. Lansdowne Ave 2BD/1BA, Heat, H/W, Cooking Gas inc., Laundry $850 - $950 89 E Baltimore Pike 2bd/1bath: H/W, big deck, new kitchen, inc: Heat, H/W $850 - $890



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Studio on tree-lined street, HW floors, All utilities included, Laundry on premises.

1027 Carpenter Beautiful 3 Brs., 2 Baths, parking, c/a, wood floors, yard Avail. July 1, 2011

1910 Naudain St 2 Brs., 2 Bths., Den,c/a,w&d, balcony, EZ access to Wharton, HUP 6-1-11 $1,495.00





Bright Studio in High rise, HW floors, A/C, Gas included, Laundry on premises.




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1117 Spruce Street

COMMERCIAL 25th & Wharton Sts. G-2 warehouses, gar., offices, 800sq. ft to 16,000 sq. ft available

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1429 S. 23 rd St 2nd floor, 4500 sq.ft,C-3, bathroom, gas heat, c/a, ramp access


838 South St. 600 sq.ft. retail store, hi-traffic block, bathroom, c/a, avail. now


341 W. Girard Ave (NE Corner 4th & Girard) Retail store, C-2, 800 sq.ft.,bath, c/a,






761 S. 4th St 900 sq.ft. retail store, C-2, plus basement, window a/c, yard

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, open kitchen, great closet space, 705 sf $1,740 2 bedrooms 2 baths, high floor, panoramic city 1420 locust street views, 1200 sf $2,500 Studio, Separate sleeping area, excellent closet space, 622sf $1,300 Junior one bedroom, great closet space, sunset views, spa- rittenhouse savoy $1,390 1810 s. rittenhouse square cious kitchen, 656 sf 1 bedroom, 1 bath, French balcony, spacious kitchen, 705 sf 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, excellent natural light, cor$2,100 $1,540 ner unit, 892sf 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master bedroom has ensuite bath- the lanesborouGh room and generous closet space, ample entertaining/living 1601 locust street $3,150 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, high ceilareas, 1524 sf center city one ings, hardwood floors throughout, chefs kitch1326 spruce street en, magnificent entertaining space, luxurious Studio, balcony, lots of light, large kitchen, 494sf $1,250 master suite, 3467 sf $9,750

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throughout,newer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, updated bath 995 sf $2,190

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250 s. 13th street 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, updated kitchen and 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, completely renovated, wood floors, baths, high ceilings, beautiful millwork through$1,595 out, bay windows, Juliet balcony 1,136 sf open designer kitchen, lots of natural light, 750 sf $2,990

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210 w, rittenhouse sq. 237 s. 18th street 2 bedroom, 2 bath, open kitchen, hardwood Studio, high floor, sunset views, large bathroom floors throughout, 180 degree city views, 1196 sf appointed in marble, spacious kitchen, 583 sf $1,490 $2,850 2 bedrooms plus den, new designer kit., 2.5 open sunday 5/15 • 12-1pm marble baths, huge balcony with city views, 2122 sf $6,950 the carlyle 2031 locust street 1 bedroom, 1 bath, city view, 567 sf $1,350 129 s. 18th street 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, corner unit, 928 sf $1,975 1 bedroom, 1 bath, hrdwd floors throughout, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sunset views, excellent upgr. kit. & bath, large bay win., 750 sf $1,450 closet space, spacious living areas, 1164sf $2,300 3 bedrooms, unobstructed city views, bonus den/ 258 s. 18th street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors throughstudy & nursery, generous living space, 2137 sf $3,950 out, open modern kitchen, designer baths, $2,250 boutique walk-up building, 1425 sf

parc rittenhouse

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225 s. 18th street Studio, Juliet balconies, wood floors, marble $1,390 bath, open kitchen, 404 sf 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, open kitchen, wood floors, $2,400 marble bathroom, 840 sf 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Rittenhouse Square views, open kitchen, marble baths, wood floors through$4,850 out, 1580 sf

wanamaKer house 2020 walnut street

units include pool & fitness center

society hill society hill towers 200-220 locust street units include all utilities

Studio, great closet space, city views, $1,240 floor-to-ceiling windows, 504 sf 1 bedroom, 1 bath, floor-to-ceiling windows with $1,575 magnificent river & city views, 700sf Corner 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, unob$1,775 structed city views, 775 sf

studio, open kitchen, generous closet space, 22 front street large bay window, 548 sf $1,325 1 bedroom, 1 bath, plus den, hardwood floors

227 s. 6th street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors throughout, open chefs kitchen, designers baths, great closets, 1710 sf


hopKinson house 604-36 s. washinGton square Studio with alcove overlooking Washington Square, balcony, 600 sf $1,250 1 bedroom, 1 bath, newer kitchen and bath, great closet space, balcony,778 sf $1,490 Brand New 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with bal-

cony over Wash Sq., wood floors throughout, desginer baths, chefs kitchen, custom finishes in all rooms, 1700 sf $3,500

commercial sPace 2031 Locust Street Professional Office Space in secure apartment building, 958 sf $1,300 1830 Rittenhouse - Prime Rittenhouse Square office space, 754 sf $2,100 250 S. 18th Street – Prime ground floor corner retail/office space on Rittenhouse Square, 1857 sf $5,000 NNN 133 S. 18th Street – Ground floor corner retail space, excellent visibility on 18th Street shopping corridor $9,000 NNN 1601 Locust Street - 1st floor and lower level of prestigious Lanesborough condo, ideal for restaurant or offices, 4700 sf $11,000 NNN

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226 W. Rittenhouse Sq.

129 S. 18th STREET

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 750 sf


2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1119 sf


PARC RITTENHOUSE 1701 locust Street

225 S. 18th Street

1 bedroom, 1 bath, 840 sf

$2,400 Studio, 423 sf


2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1198 sf

$1,740 2020 Walnut Street


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WEDNESDAY 5/11 5:00-7:00PM AVE OF THE ARTS 440 S. Broad St. >From $550,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

FRIDAY 5/13 12:00-5:00PM AVE OF THE ARTS 440 S. Broad St. >From $550,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

SATURDAY 5/14 12:00 - 1:00PM QUEEN VILLAGE 104 Christian St $671 ,800 Plumer & Associates


ART MUSEUM 763 N Taylor St $320,000 Plumer & Associates

ART MUSEUM 2328 Brown St. $469,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

PENNSPORT 227 Manton St $299,900 Plumer & Associates

GRAD HOSPITAL 2108 Webster St. $449,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

SOUTH PHILA 1425 Dickinson St $269,000 Elfant Wissahickon

GRAD HOSPITAL 722 S. 18th St. $469,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

BELLA VISTA 609 League St. $425,000 Coldwell B anker Prefererred


GRAD HOSPITAL 2155 Montrose St. $425,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1912 Waverly St. $459,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

SUNDAY 5/15 11:00AM - 1:00PM

FITLER SQ 2413 Manning St. $570,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

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RITTENHOUSE SQ 1812 Spruce St. #2R 12:30-2:00PM WYNDMOOR $425,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred 7710 Queen St. U CITY $770-995 Walnut & 23rd laundry 603 S. 48th St. 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, $249,900 Locust laundry,Bheat $469,850& 21st Studios & 1Bd's,Coldwell MANAYUNK ankerincl. Preferred $575-1000 $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard Coldwell B anker Preferred 100 Parker Ave., #48 $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. $344 ,900 12:00-1:00PM $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C Coldwell B anker Preferred 12:00-5:00PM Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $875-1000 BELLA VISTA AVE OF THE&ARTS $875-1700 Lombard 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's WASH SQ WEST 1126 Christian St 440 S. Broad St. $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. 255 S. Hutchinson St. $299,000 >From $550,000 $770-995 Walnut &&23rd 1 &1Bd 2Bd's,&hardwood, laundry Lombard 9th 2Bd,hardwood, w/d, hardwood, laundry $770-995 $850-995 Walnut & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's, laundry $575-1000 $250,000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. Coldwell B anker Preferred Elfantheat Wissahickon $575-1000 $995-1100 & 21st Studios & 1Bd's,W/D laundry, incl. Pine & &Locust 9th h/w floors, $850-950 Pine 21st 2Bd's, 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard $850-950 Coldwell B anker Preferred Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard $700-1000 Pine &&22nd 1 & 2Bd, 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. $995 Spruce 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry $700-1000 Pine12th & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl.ARTS RITTENHOUSE SQ/AVE OF THE $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood WALNUT & 20TH& 20th Great 2BD, H/W,1Bd's, Laundry $1200 - $1375 Chestnut Ultra mod C/A, great location $875-1000 SOUTH PHILA Chestnut 1&BD 20th mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $875-1000 SANSOM & 21ST w/Den Yard Art Lombard Area Ultra 1Ultra &and3Bd's, W/D,1 Deck, $875-1700 $925 $950-1750 & 19thMod Newly renov, mod studio, & 2Bd's Parking $875-1700 Lombard Studio, & 19thH/W, Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's WALNUT & 22ND Laundry $750 425 Jackson St. $800-850 &Fab Spruce Modmod 1Bd's,1W/D, C/A, heatdeck incl. OldBroad City & 2Bd's, $800-850 $825-1375 Broad & ultra Spruce Mod W/D, C/A, heat incl. WALNUT & 21ST 1 BD, H/W 1Bd's, $850-995$1025 Lombard & 9thFab 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $165,000 $850-995 Lombard & 9th 1BdH/W 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $1950 University 3Bd, 2&bath, PINE &Pine 21ST& S/L &h/w 1BD, $895-$995 9thCity 2Bd's, floors, W/D totally renovated$995-1100 $995-1100 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D Coldwell B anker Preferred DELANCEY & 18TH Fab 1BD, H/W $975 $700 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundryNice Studio$995 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely $995 & 12th bath, bi-level, laundry LOMBARD &Spruce 9TH &2Bd, 1BD,1-1/2 C/A hardwood $895-$975 $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Studio Old World, 1H/W, & 2Bd's, $995-1350 $600-675 Q.V. &3rd & Bambridge 1 1&& 2Bd's, W/W, C/A$950-1750 Spruce &Great 16thStudio’s Old World, 2Bd's, hardwood SPRUCE 13TH & 1BD, Laundry $795-1120 Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D,H/W, Deck, Parking $950-1750 Art Area Mod UltraStudio’s Mod 1 & 1BD’s, 3Bd's, C/A, W/D,W/D Deck, ParkingHeat$850-$1120 SOUTH BROAD & SPRUCE $375 PHILA Spring Garden 19th Studio, incl. $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra&mod 1 & &2Bd's, deck hardwood, $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck QUEEN VILLAGE 1914 $1950 University & City18th 3Bd, 2Mod bath, totally renovated $625S. 19th St. Fairmount 1Bd,totally C/A,renovated W/D $1950 University City 3Bd, 2 bath, CHRISTIAN & 5TH & 2 BD, w/New Kit, W/W, Laundry $900-$1150 $700 Spring Garden1 Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio $700 $129,000 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio $600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry SOUTHQ.V. & 5TH Sunny Studio & 1BD, AC, Laundry $600-675 $720 3rd & Bambridge 1& 2Bd's,Parkay W/W,Fl,C/A $600-675 Q.V. 3rd Mod & Bambridge 1w/Pvt & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A BAINBRIDGE & 3RD Studio & 1BD Ent, AC, W/W $575-$750 Coldwell B anker Preferred $700 $375 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. $375 Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. ARTC/A, MUSEUM $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, W/D $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, laundry $625 Fairmount & 18thW/W, Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D WALLACE & 20TH & 21st Cozy 1BD, $600 $750 Mt. Vernon GretLaundry Studio, Yard, Laundry $600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry GREENWallace & 20TH & 20th1BD, H/W,parquet Laundryfloors, yard $700 $925 1Bd, $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard BROWN & 27TH Fab Mod 1BD’s, W/W, C/A, W/D $1000-1125 $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry MANY MORE APARTMENTS AvAILABLE!

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12:00-2:00PM GRAD HOSPITAL 1804 Christian St. $549,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

N LIBERTIES 800 N. 2nd St. #4 $289,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:30-2:00PM AVE OF THE ARTS 1616 Naudain St. $439,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred PENNSPORT 203 Pierce St. $225,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:30-2:30PM GRAD HOSPITAL 1912 Kimball St. $450,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRAD HOSPITAL 1937 League St. $349,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:00-3:00PM BELLA VISTA 629-31 S. 13th St. #A $649,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

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Display ads - Fridays @ 5 p.m. Line ads - Mondays @ 5 p.m. OVERBROOK FARMS 1810 N. 71st St. $400,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred QUEEN VILLAGE 525 Fitzwater St. #11 >From $239,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:00-5:00PM AVE OF THE ARTS 440 S. Broad St. >From $550,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

1:00-2:30PM SOCIETY HILL 114-18 Naudain St. #C $354 ,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

1:30-2:30PM RITTENHOUSE SQ 1912 Waverly St. $459,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred SOCIETY HILL 540 Cypress St. $419,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred RITTENHOUSE SQ 1812 Spruce St. #2F $399,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred QUEEN VILLAGE 512 Kauffman St. $389,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred RITTENHOUSE SQ 1812 Spruce St. #3R $375,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 927 Spruce St. #2R $199,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

PENNSPORT 134 Mercy St. $182 ,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

1:30 - 3:00PM SOUTH PHILA 2111 Fitzwater St $539,900 Plumer & Associates

2:00-3:00PM QUEEN VILLAGE 771 S. 2nd St. $369,500 Coldwell B anker Preferred

3:00-4:00PM OVERBROOK FARMS 6467 Woodbine Ave. $399,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRAD HOSPITAL 2028 Kimball St. $320,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 1109 Spruce St. #1F $225,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 1109 Spruce St. #2R $215,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 1109 Spruce St. #4 $185,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 1109 Spruce St. #3R $180,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred


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F E AT U R E D L I S T I N G S 250 s. Quince street • $599,000 REDUCED! Gorgeous 3 Bdrm/3 Bth corner Colonial townhouse with fabulous garden features original details and modern amenities. Two car parking at Jessup Street lot included! OPEN HOUSE 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1518 south clarion street • $249,900 REDUCED! Come home to this perfectly proportioned townhouse on one of the quaintest blocks in highly sought-after Passyunk Square. This 2br, 1ba home has been thoughtfully upgraded throughout. The convenient location and pristine condition make this home a real winner.

OPEN HOUSE 12:00pm - 1:00PM

1416 s. 13th street • $369,900

John Brown

Get More. Spend Less. Get more house for the money. Spend less on property taxes. Get more transit options. Spend less time commuting.

Handsome home with lots of character! Beautiful tree lined street, lg 3BR, 2.5 BA, L/R, D/R, updated kitchen and baths, hi ceilings, great closets and storage throughout. OPEN HOUSE 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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144 morris street • $399,900 Exquisite 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home, just 3-years new offers spacious floor plan, luxury finishes and Garage Parking! 7 Years remain on the tax abatement. OPEN HOUSE 1:30PM - 2:30PM Greg Williams

Eden Silverstein

1317 dickinson street • $269,900 Hip home, hot neighborhood! 3br, 1.5ba, finished basement on deep lot with huge garden. OPEN HOUSE 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Townhomes and Condominiums starting from the low $200’s Sean Kaplan

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2531 Clarion St. $169,900

541 Mifflin St $79,900

925 Catharine St. $399,000

2338 S. 20th St. $254,900

2332 Bouvier St. $164,900

306 Ritner St. $139,900

3189 Tulip St. $74,999

732 Montrose St. $345,000

1700 E. Moyamensing $419,900

808 S. 7th St. $490,000

429 Watkins St. $127,900

2607-09 Broad St. $650,000


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1920 Mifflin St $154,900

2428 S. 12th St $259,000

113 League St. $225,000

1007 Winton St. $199,000

2733 Cleveland St. $188,800

439 Wolf St. $99,900

2745 Darien St. $218,900

1206 - 08 Titan St. $530,000


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1040 IRVING ST 4br, 3b, den with wet bar, 3 balconies, roof deck, rear yard, cherry flrs, elevator, 2 car garage, tax abatement



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

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SOUTH PHIlADElPHIA Just Renovated! 1425 Dickinson Street 1 Bedroom 1 Bath 4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths $339,000

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1126 Christian Street 1 Bedroom 1 Bath 3 Bedrooms $225,0001 Bath


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226 South Street


State thePlan art Open of Floor Loft Condominium 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 2$329,900 Bedrooms 2 Baths MLS 5784384 $425,000

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Charming Condominium Sunny Townhouse 13Bedroom Bath Bedrooms 12.5 Baths $259,900 $220,000

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This Week’s Summer Sensation! This lovely 2BR, 2BA penthouse split unit has an updated kitchen with the most fantastic panoramic vistas of the intercoastal waterways. The view from the balcony includes the Borgata, Atlantic City Casinos and Ocean City . The spectacular sunsets are yours for the taking. “ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER” Condo fee includes air conditioning. Available to owners are various size boat slips as the building is located on a Marina. Seller wants to make a DEAL. $199,000.00 Call Judi now!


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QUEEN VILLAGE $259,900 Adorable trinity, 2BD/1BA with fireplace, hardwood floors, patio, hardwood floors.

Queen Village $1,150,000 Spectacular, contemporary 3BD/3.5BA extra wide newer construction home, finished basement, roof deck, garage parking, rear yard.

QUEEN VILLAGE $405,000 Beautiful 2BD/1.5BA with 1 car parking, granite and stainless kitchen, private deck. “Here’s the Real Estate

FITLER SQ $539,900 Man! This guy can sell home, no jok e!” Amazing opportunity – 3BD/1BA, extra deep, your Mike McCann with Jay Leno at the PREA Sales Convention 2011 in San Diego. with ornate woodwork, formal dining room, rear yard, spacious bedrooms, historic details. 1008 N 3rd $625,000 Fantastic, newer construction 3BD/2.5BA SOCIETY HILL w/ garage + driveway parking, huge yard, 608 Pine $699,900 soaring ceilings, roof terrace, dramatic living Handsome, historically certified 3BD/2.5BA room, lower level family room. in pristine condition, featuring pine flooring, fireplace, exposed brick, exposed beams, RITTENHOUSE SQ sunny patio, plenty of closets. 1601-05 Pine $2,150,000 Immaculate, extra large 4BD/4.5BA home on OLD CITY 3 lots, 2 car garage, deck, fireplaces, beauti315 New #219 $299,900 ful kitchen, all updated! Great 2BD/2BA unit w/ 1 car garage parking, high ceilings, large windows, exposed brick. ART MUSEUM 2423 Brown $639,900 BELLA VISTA Lovely 5BD/2.5BA, fireplace, Brazilian cherry 815 S 7th #2 $425,000 floors, stainless appliances, dual zoned Bi-level 3BD/2.5BA condo townhouse, awe- heating and cooling. some roof deck, 1 car deeded parking in garage, fireplace, wood floors. WASH WEST 912 Spruce #5 $259,900 N. LIBERTIES/FISHTOWN Great 1BD/1BA unit, 1 car parking, rear yard, 1411 E Columbia $440,000 original condition, pet friendly building. Beautifully restored 4BD/2.5BA with den/ office, formal living room, dual zoned HVAC, $629,000 three exposures, marble fireplace, high ceil- 314 S Iseminger Historic 2BD/3BA with rear and side yards, ings. roof deck, granite and stainless kitchen, charming details.

Society Hill $575,000 Beautiful 3BD/2.5BA on a tree-lined block, with den, 1-car deeded parking, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, dining room with soaring 2-story ceiling.

Bella Vista $350,000 Cool 2BD/1BA, finished basement, deck, roof deck, hardwood floors.

Graduate Hospital $495,000 Fantastic renovation, 3BD/1.5BA, deck, hardwood floors, granite and marble kitchen, spacious 4 piece bath with soaking tub

Fitler Square $469,900 Adorable, beautifully renovated 2BD/2BA with finished basement, granite and stainless kitchen, cozy bedrooms and an English garden!

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SOUTH PHILA. 15xx s. iseminger - New front, h/w floors, 3 BR, fin. basement, c/a $254,900 16xx s. beAulAh st. - Newer front, 3 brs, 1 bath, complete renovation $184,900 4xx CrOss st. - New construction, three story home with master suite /deck. Three bedrooms total and two full baths, all new... Must see. $244,900 4xx WOlF - large main st home three bedrooms 1.5 Baths needs TlC. $115,000 29xx s. 13th - Garage parking, 3 bed great location, needs rehab $259,000 1xx dAly - Brick front, 2 bedrooms, one bath, cute street $119,0000 9xx CrOss - newer front, 3 bed, 1.5 bath, immediate possession $174,900 16xx PACKer AVe - corner house, three bedrooms, two full baths $279,900 1xx tree - two bedroom $135,000.

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4xx dAly - two bedroom c/a $105,000 25xx s. PhiliP st. - total rehab, new front, three bed.1.5 baths $195,000 23xx s. 11th - well maintained 3 BR home, newer front $164,900

14xx e. mOymensing AVe. - POrCh FrOnt hOme on main street w/, front garden.Three bedrooms. $229,000

12xx PAttOn - 18x32 garage, 17’ ceilings, perfect for contractor or car storage l4 zoning.

18xx s. 2nd st. - Vacant land, corner lot 16x69, $105,900. 3xx emily st - total rehab, three bed, h/w floors,1.5 baths, granite counters, c/a $229,000





1800 ChristiAn st. - Quincy Court Newer Construction, This House has it all. Soaring Ceilings, Gas Fireplace, H/w Foors. Ultra kitchen, Granite Counters. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Master Suite with Skylight, Center City View, Paved Courtyard.

1xx mOrris - large three story, three working fireplaces, master suite with deck/ four bedrooms total, two full one powder room. large yard. Finished basement. $285,000 14xx e. mOyAmensing AVe - Three story, two bedrooms, skylights, ultra modern large yard. $229,000

20xx FederAl st - new construction. extra roomy, master suite with views of c.c. three bedrooms, 2.5 baths. large rear patio. a must see $324,900.

3xx gerritt st. - Fully restored and rehabbed, original wide blank floors, period windows, fin. basement, c/a wonderful newe kitchen, one beddroom, extra large bath, w/lg closet, great yard/slate. Move in Condition. ReDUCeD TO $195,000

20xx KimbAl - Recently renovated 2BR, 1 Bath, nice yard $234,900

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includes real estate tax • no transfer tax Studios 125,000-175,000 i 1BDs 175,000-275,000 2BDs 275,000-450,000 i 3BDs 400,000-500,000

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

4BD, 2.5BA, Colonial, $700,000

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1387 Bartlett Road, Chesterbrook

1517 S Corlies Street – 3 Bedrooms. Hardwood Floors. $39,000.

3BD, 2.5BA 3016sq ft Row,$325,000

631 Righters Mill Road, Penn Valley 3BD, 2.5BA, 1456 sq ft Ranch, $600,000

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OxFOrd CirCLe/ CastOr 6600, 6602, 6604 Rutland Street – 6 - 1-bedroom apts. Office. Garage. 3 Buildings. $375,000.

1280 Round Hill Rd., Bryn Mawr

1BD, 1BA 751 sq ft condo $235,000

5BD, 4.5BA 4815 sq ft townhome $600,000

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4BD, 3.5BA, 3475 sq ft Cape $700,000

1015 Lemar Circle, Merion Park

3BD 2.5BA 2500sq ft townhome $925,000

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NewLy reNOvated graduate HOspitaL area 2025 Kimball Street – 3 Bedrooms. 3 ½ Baths. Den. 3 Story Home. Hardwood Floors. New Stainless Steel Appliances. Deck. W/D. Possible Owner Financing. $339,000.

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4BD, 3.5BA 3146sq ft Colonial $585,900

2BD, 2.5 BA Row $950,0000

33 Chatham Rd., Ardmore

824 N. 25th St. - Art Museum Area 3BD, 1.5BA 1200sq. ft. Row $345,000

200-210 Lombard St. #810

3BD,1BA Updated Twin $349,900

NOrtH pHiLadeLpHia 2407 N 5th Street – 3 Apartments. 2 Heaters. 3 Hot Water Heaters. $95,000.

1213 Centennial Road, Penn Valley

1BD, 1.5BA, 942sq ft $350,000

4BD, 2.5 BA 2388sq ft Upd. Split, $600,000

923 Mount Vernon St. - Spring Garden

707 Conshohocken State Rd.

4BD, 2.5BA, 1830sq ft Row $385,000

4BD, 2BR Colonial $335,000

1132 Rodman St. a.k.a. 505 s. Sartain

50 Belmont Ave, #213, Bala Cynwyd

Washington Sq. West $575,000

2129 Sigel Street – 3 Bedrooms. $39,000.

2312 Belmont Ave., Ardmore 3BD,1BA Twin $269,900

2BR, 2BA, 1331 Sq. Ft. $425,000

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1BD, 1BA unit in Sutton Terraces $140,000

1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq.

1409 Wesleys Run, Gladwyne

3BD, 3BA townhouse, $550,000

1262 S 28th $139,000. 1BD, 1BA $216,700 3100-06 Dickinson Street – OneLarge Building Lot.Condo, 15.16 x 401 Hidden River Rd, • 1108 Rodman Street - Washington Sq 62. Plus 3 Houses. Rented. Section $250,000. Penn All Valley Gorgeous8.Row w/2 Car Garage, $1,100 4BD, 2.5BA, on • 844 N. 28th St Art Museum 2750 Wharton Street – wooded Restaurant + 2- two bedroom Area 1.81 Acre, Triplex, Corner Lot, 100% Occupied! $5 $600,000, apts. $219,000.lot. Rnt $3,900/mo • 1833 Spruce Street - Rittenhouse S 2225-29 Wilder Street – 3 Building Lots. Each Bi-level Lot Condos $2,6 3 BD, Renovated • 258 S. 10th St. - Washington Square 15 x 40. $79,000.

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13xx Annin st. - Total renovation, three bedroom, 1.5 baths, modern kitchen, finished basement. ReDUCeD.

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825 Beechwood Dr., $150,000 Lower Merion $350,000 3 BD, 1.5 Street – 3BA,Bedroom House. Renovated. 3 car garage $395,000 • 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #801 - At Mus

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1xx FitzgerAld - Total rehab, exposed brick, H/w Floors t/o, 2 BR/1.5BA, finished basement $210,000

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1650 oakwood Ter., #e119

4 beds/3.5 bath Colonial $700,000

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1637 oakwood #s222 - 3BD, 2.5BA $325,000

3BD, 2.5BA, 1986sq ft townhome $385,000

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306 Cypress Ct-(AKA 306 Spruce St) Designer kitchen, LR,w/fp, DR, MasterB w/fp, 3B,3.5 $1,599,000 265 Saint Josephs Way-I.M.PEI House, 3864sqft, bright corner prop, garden, lg media rm, pkg space $1,295,000 121-35 Walnut Street #207-Beautiful units at the Moravian,lobby is breathtaking w/glass & marble $479,500 530 S 2nd Street #748-Abbott Square-Completely renovated 1 bdrm/1 ba, facing north. $269,900

1814 Catharine-Luxury & Style in Graduate area,3 bd w/skyline views from every floor. 2245 Fitzwater Street-Stunning! 4 Bed, 3 Bath, Hdwd Flrs, LR, DR + Parking 732 S 20th Street-New! Contemp TH reno lrg LR/DR e-i-kit grdn 3brs + study 2.5b fam/media rm 726 S 20th Street-4BR/2.5bth TH w/GRGE. Patio. HW Flrs, FP, Gran&S/S Kitch. Tax Abte 716 S 21st Street-Renov 3 bd/1.5 ba,hrwd flrs,granite/maple kit,4 piece ba w/soaking tub. 2501 Christian Street #404-3 Bed 2 Bath Condo with 1 Car Parking, Hdwd Flrs, Walk-in Closet 2022 Webster Street-Stunning 2 bd carriage home has been meticulously restored w/mod flr plan. 1517 Manton Street-3 bd/2.5 ba,C/A,bamboo hw flrs,to die for kitchen,deck,finished basement. 1909 Christian Street #C-Renov 2 yrs ago,1 bd condo,405 sq ft + 200 sq ft private dk w/skyline views



406 S Croskey St #B-Just Listed) Beau 2Bdrm/2Bth-Finished Basement-Rear Garden-Located in Mews $472,500


1601-5 Pine Street-Immaculate,extra lrg 4 bd/4.5 ba home on 3 lots,2C grg,deck,fpl,beaut kit. $2,150,000 1936-38 Delancey Place-Double wide carriage house, elev, 2-3 car grge, 2br suites + guest suite $1,725,000 2042 Waverly Street-Unique Home, 4 Br, Grge, beaut. grdn, Lr w/ exposed brick, fireplace $1,265,000 2216 Locust Street-1860’s TH, 4br,3.5b, study, orig details, dr, e-i-kit, 2zoned c/a grdn, prk $995,000 2108 Locust Street-Renov designer home (2008),4 bdrm/ 3 bth, 2 blocks from Rittenhouse Sq. $900,000 2128 Cypress Street-Amazing architectural renovation of Historic Home,3 bd/2 ba. $695,000 416 S Carlisle Street-Wide 4BR/2bth gorgeous TH on delightful Ritt. blck. Greenfield $695,000 2023 Chancellor Street-Wanamaker House-2 bdrm/2.5 ba twnhse condo on historic Chancellar St. $625,000 210 W Rittenhouse Sq ##1402-Rittenhse Hotel-New upsc.,furn. lux condo,1050 sq.ft,1 bd/1.5 ba. $579,000 271 S Van Pelt Street #B-Corner 2 bd/2 ba unit w/1 car prkng,red oak flrs,wood-burning fpl,hi ceils. $569,900 117 S 16th Street #400-1 Bd,LR w/hw fls,5 lrg wndws,kit w/hi-end applns,cherry cab,granite cntrs. $359,000 2038 Latimer Street-Charming 2 bd/1.5 ba,open living area,rear yard,hardwood floors. $349,900 2135 Walnut Street #702-Beautiful rehab 1 bedroom Rittenhouse Sq condo, conveniently located $199,900



103-7 Church Street #14-Gorgeous 2 bd/2 ba condo,hrwd flrs,designer kit w/granite/SS,12’ceilings $549,900 118 Cuthbert Street-Rare single family in Old City-2 bdrm/den/2 bths,formal DR,deck/lrg garden. $499,000 602 N American-4-Sty-twnhse,grg prkng,open flr plan,hi ceil,oak flrs,ceramic bths,tx abat. $469,900 36 S Strawberry Street #41-NY style loft bright spacious hgh ceils new windows antique flrs best vuw $284,900 38 N Front Street #4B-11-Bank owned condos for sale in Old City,wood flrs,top-of-line kit & bths From $215,110 1109 E Dunton-2 bdrm,renovated home w/ large private yard walk to shops,trolley,El & CC. $225,000 721 Melon Place #D-Renov. Light-filled 3BR condo w/PRKG & Tax Abte. Pet Friendly $199,000

2534 Brown Street-Macos Builders New from top to bottom! 3Beds/2.5B Viking Kitchen The Works 2021 Brown Street-Mint duplex $2400/m income new kits $ bths, w/d C/A in units 2401 Penna Ave ##18B34-2 bedroom/2 bath on hi-flr w/full Museum view. 2339 Wallace Street #B-Contemp TH w/Garage Prkg 3BR,2 1/2B, Fpl, Kit w/Granite & ss Tax Abate 777 N 23rd Street-Charming 3 bdrm,hi-ceilings,beaut hrwd flrs,cstm kit,new bth,yard 1911 Green ##3-1 bd unit in renovated Vitorian Mansion,12’ ceil,kit w/SS applns & granite. 807 N Bambrey Street-Delightful 2-bedroom townhome. Eat-in kitchen, central air. Deck.

INVESTMENT PROPERTIES 2415 Frankford Avenue-Great multi features 1st fl commercial, 2br apart & grge w/studio.


UNIVERSITY CITY/POWELTON VILLAGE 315 S 44th Street-3BR+office & sun room. Amazing Corner home w/patio. CATCHMENT 5021 Beaumont Avenue-Renov 3BR/1.5bth home w/yard, deck, & sustainable features

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 1315 Irving St-Fantastic 3bds, 2 dens & 3.5b w/1 car garage & 2 tiered roof deck $1,095,000 526 S 11th Street-Fab 4B/Lib/3.5b,8 fpl,C/A,pine flrs t/o,fin base,grdn,deck,2 car PKG $834,500 802-10 Locust Street #201-Spect 3br/2.5b condo w/28’ ceil., loft like spaces, kit & 1car grge prkg $729,000 420 S Jessup Street-Storybook Lane. 3BR/2ba, wd fls, lg LR/DR w/fpl, French drs to patio. $555,000 812 Lombard ##30-Lombard Mews 2 bedrm/2 bth updated contemp, hw fls, c/a, fpl, 2 car garage! $465,000 1305 Spruce ##TH2A-Beautiful 2 bdrm/2 bth,granite/stainless kitchen,bdrm suite,C/A. $400,000 209 S Sartain Street-Lovely 3 bd/1.5 ba,Fp,Modern Kit & Bth in Washington Sq.West $397,500 736-38 Pine #Unit F-Bright 2bd w/open flr plan,Granite & SS,California Closets + tx abat. $349,999 1014 Spruce Street #3-4-Bi-level 2BR condo. Great layout. Open living & dining area (22í wide) $225,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION 916 N 30th Street-Fantastic new construction 3 b/3.5b town home w/custom finishes & 1car grge

AROUND TOWN $499,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION 2200-28 Arch Street #405-Loft w/grge prkg 12’ ceils wd fl huge windows mass. columns & spect vuws $369,000

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2013 N 15th Street-Temple University aera. Fully occupied Duplex with 7+bedrms 3106 S 19th Street-Outstanding 3BR/2BA townhome. Family room. Deck. 2817 Shelly Road-Excellent value in Pennypack Park,3 bd home w/4 car prkng (grg,driveway,St) 3169 Memphis Street-Renovated 3 Bed, 1 Bath, Hdwd Flrs, Updated Kit, Dry Bsmnt, Yard

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500 S Front Street-Dramatic & Open 3 bd + au pair suite,3 ba,hw flrs, private garden & fab dk. $1,100,000 234 Catharine Street-Meredith schl 3B/den/2.5b w/ 2fpl,wd flr,c/a,new kit,gdn,1 car pkg $799,000 524-526 Christian ##17-3 bd,2 full ba,2 half ba,office,den,Lr,Dr,cook’s kit,hw flrs, fpl,4 C prkng $624,900 111 Federal Street-Phase-1-7 ctm homes 1-3 bd/2.5 ba,media rm,fp,hw,grdn,dk,x-wide grg,tx abat $499,000 116 Queen Street-3 bd/2.5 ba w/fin bsmt/guest suite, built in wet bar,3 fpls,hw flrs + grdn. $499,000 822 S. Swanson-Single fam used as duplex,3 bdrm,3.5 ba,C/A hrwd flrs,2 dks,garden. $469,900 815 S 7th ##2-Bi-level 3 bd/2.5 ba condo twnhse,awesome rf dk,fpl,1 car deeded prkng. $425,000 716-18 S 11th ##201-2 bd loft w/garage,hw flrs,Granite & SS,cstm closets,roof deck,tx abat. $419,900 421 Fulton Street-Truly A Gem! Circa 1832, 2 bedrms + den, fpl, random pine flrs, pvt deck $384,900 609 Montrose Street-Cool 2 bd/1 ba,finished bsmt,deck in rear yard,newer kitchen & bath. $350,000 1008 S. 2nd Street-3 br + den/2.5 ba,lg garden/yard & patio,hwf t/o,2 decor fpls,C/A. $350,000 1101 Washinton Ave #709-Refined 1B/1.5b bi-level loft w/Schifinni kit $329,000 820 S Percy-2 bd/2.5 ba,hw flrs,SS appln,granite,jacuzzi tub, fpl,fin bsmt. $306,999 621 “G” S American-Trinity located in private crtyd w/lrg grdn,2 bd/1 ba,hw flrs,exp brk. $299,900 712 S 12th Street #410-FHA-Approved,brand new condos,Hawthorne lofts,Most w/prkng + tx abat. From- $224,900 901 Ernest-2 Bdrm,2 story row, affordable starter home or investment. $159,900

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1901 Walnut Street #14BE-Architecturally designed in the NY gallery style, 3Br + study, 4.5Baths $2,250,000 400-26 S Broad Street #2903-3 bdrm + den/3.5 bth,hi-flr,panoramic views,garage $1,950,000 202 W Rittenhouse Square #2606-Gorgeous 2BR/2+BA condo. Elegance and charm! $1,795,000 700-12 Locust Street #A1-2BR/2bth loft on Wash Sq. Amazing Sustainable Features. PRKNG $995,000 511 S 21st Street ##201-Beaut Bi level condo in boutique build, 3Br 3B, fam rm, library, lrg sp $989,000 440 S Broad Street #1505-Symphony House 2B/den/2b + 1 CAR PKG. 150K++ less than dev unit! $855,000 210 W Rittenhouse Sq ##1405-2 bedroom,2 bath condo with sunset view. $839,900 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue #15B34-Spacious 4 bedroom condo w/50 ft terrace overlooking Art Museum $745,000 1830-34 Rittenhouse Square #12B-Amazing opport. at a great price. 2bed 1 1/2 Bath square and city views $689,900 21 Saint James Court #1-Fab-2Bdrm/2Bth-In Secluded Ct Yard, Upgraded-Lanscaped Garden - Mint $599,000 1901 Walnut Street #7F-Old World charm, 1500sqft+, 2bdrm, 2b, 3 exposures,lr & dr, e-i-kit, c/a $499,500 2429-41 Locust Street #611-Just Listed! 1BD/1BA gorgeous loft condo W/GARAGE, pet friendly $429,500 1500 Chestnut St #10H-Great Buy! Luxury 2BR/2ba, granite kitchen, marble baths, doorman $369,000 1810 Rittenhouse ##1208-Sunfilled 2 bdrm/1 ba w/southern views,exc value. $339,000 1522 Race ##2-Newly constructed 2 bd/2 bth Bi-Level w/granite & SS kitchen. $324,900 1100 Vine Street #404-Grt location,3 bd/2 ba,1333 sq.ft,many amenities,utilities included in fee $319,000 7 N Columbus Boulevard #204-Lr/Dr,Eik,wood flrs,fpl,built-in,deck off top,bdrms on 2nd & 3rd Flr. $295,000 233 S 6th Street ##508-1 bedroom,eat-in kitchen, washer and dryer $284,900 1100 Vine Street #417-Bright + beautiful 2 bd/1 ba upgraded,new wd flrs,new ba,1156 sq ft. $279,900 210 Locust ##24C-High Floor,1 bedroom w/river and city views $264,900 2018-32 Walnut Street #18G-High floor studio with skyline views. $219,000 1324 S Broad Street #2R-Best Buy! 2BR/2B bilevel condo w/Deck, W/D in unit,extra storage Space $199,900


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with flrs, Garden fp, laundry 3/2hrdwd & beautiful $435.000

rm, central air & 2 car parking $3,000 a month

1118 E. Moyamensing

4/2.5, patio,deckStreet & finished 210 Locust Unit 5E basement $369,000

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2136 Tryon St. Cute 2br/1ba, small garden and nice deck 1812 Spruce St. #3R Best value 2br/1ba. New everything, marble bath, deluxe KIT, huge terrace 1812 Spruce St. #2F Very large, unique condo. Great space, 1br/1ba, marble bath, hi ceilings 23 S. 23rd St. #2N Rare 1br/1.5ba with patio courtyard 1812 Spruce St. #2R Grand Scale 1br/1.5ba w/office area. Magnificent ceiling & molding details 1616 Naudain St. Perfect house for the urbanite. Lovely lrg 2br/2ba w/updated KIT & baths, Patio 1912 Waverly St. Charming street, prime location, 2br/2ba with a garden 219 S. 18th St. Pet friendly 927 sqft, 1br Parc Rittenhouse condo Hi-rise amenities incl poo/gym 1431 Spruce St. #3F Renovated Bi-level Condo in historic mansion, steps from Ave. of the Arts 1625 Spruce St. #3F Bi-level Beauty! 2br/1.5ba w/over 1700sqft and a deck with Center City Views! 1737 Chestnut St. #301 Great space & location, 2br/2ba uptown condo, HWflrs, Cental location 2413 Manning St. Reduced 2+br/2+ba, gar. home xtra wide 4-story townhome in Fitler Sq. Charming Block 111 S. 15th St. #1707-09 Luxury-Packard Grande, 2br stes, den spac grt room LR/DR, granite/SS kit 1607 Kater St. Large Home Rehabbed in ’04 with Garage Parking & 2 Decks! 418 S. Taney St. Park side home, 3+br/2+ba, LR w/FP, sep DR, EIK, Wd flr, patios, 2FP’s, garage 2212 Pine St. Circa 1857 corner TH, 4br/2ba, library, garden, pkg, porch, ornate details, mult. FPs 2128 Spruce St. Wonderful 5br/4.5ba, 4500 sqft home in f Square

OPEN HOUSE $299,000 OPEN HOUSE $375,000 OPEN HOUSE $399,900 $419,000 OPEN HOUSE $425,000 OPEN HOUSE $439,000 OPEN HOUSE $459,000 $499,900 $519,900 $534,900 $549,900 OPEN HOUSE $570,000 $650,000 $625,000 $949,900 $1,250,000 $1,350,000

OLD CITY / LOFT DISTRICT / CHINATOWN 114 Quarry St. #2B 2br/2ba bi-level condo w/HWflrs, exp., vaulted ceilings, new KIT & 1 yr pkg 201-59 N. 8th St. #910 2br/2.5ba, 1642sqft, bi-level Penhouse at the Metroclub w/450sqft balcony! 309-313 Arch St. #205 Fabulous 3br/3ba multilevel loft in the heart of Old City 5 Loxley Ct. Secluded 4br/2ba house in heart of Old City. Courtyard entrance & rivate parking 103 Callowhill St. Intimate 50 seat theater, exp brick, velvety curtains, vintage sconces. Upper level residence/office 237-41 N. Bread St. #2 3br/2a, 2266sqft. Condo, HWflrs, gas FP, SS appls, Jacuzzi tub, Cali Closets 314-22 N. 12th St. Fab Bi-Level Penthouse Condo, 2br/2ba, Granite, SS, Hwflrs, 2 large decks

$425,000 $475,000 $529,900 $585,000 $599,900 $600,000 $669,900

SOCIETY HILL / WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 1109 Spruce St. 4 units available, 1 loft studio and three 1br/1ba condos Best Value in Wash. Sq. Fr OPEN HOUSE $180,000 606A Waverly St. Location! This is a lovely trinity! It’s a 1 Bedroom. Great for 1st time buyer/student $194,400 927 Spruce St. 2R Deluxe Jr. 1br/1ba w/new kitchen. Unit contains a queen size Murphy bed, Pkg avail-$20k OPEN HOUSE 99,900 255 S. Hutchinson St. Cute 1br/1.5ba townhouse, lovely historic cobblestone st. City-style garden $250,000 114-18 Naudain St. #C Charming 3br Society Hill condo featuring parking, exposed brick & a FP OPEN HOUSE $354,900 540 Cypress St. Quaint, completely upgraded 2br/1.5ba on cobblestone street in Society Hill OPEN HOUSE $399,900 720 Chestnut St. #D 2br/2ba, 1300sqft condo in boutique bldg. Hi ceilings, wood flr, granite & SS, FP $429,000 130 Spruce St. #21B 3br/2ba w/garage pkg. City living at it’s finest, brand new hand-scraped hwflrs $649,900 915 Clinton St. #303 Pristine bi-level 2br/2.5ba condo, high-end finishes, quiet tree-lined street, deck $749,000

QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. $69,900 $99,900 OPEN HOUSE $129,000 $155,000 $157,000 $165,000

2344 E. Letterly St. 2br home is completely renovated, features fabulous upgrades, lrg rear patio 1209 Crease St. PRICE ADJUSTMENT! Lrg single family house near NoLibs, 3br/2.5ba, huge yard! 2628 E. Somerset St. 3br/1.5ba Renovated home in Fishtown with in-law suite (2br) 800 N. 2nd St. #4 Updated 2b4/1.5ba, bi-level condo with low condo fees in heart of No. Libs

$200,000 $269,000 $284,000 OPEN HOUSE $295,000

UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA 826 S. 51st St. 4br/2.5ba twin w/fin. bsmt. No detail spared in this elegant renovation. A must See 4252 Osage Ave. 3br/2ba Catchment area, move-in condition, grt starter. Tax abatement & low fees 3716 Baring St. Powelton Village Victorian Twin w/modern amenities. Convenient to Drexel, UPenn 4527 Baltimore Ave. Seller is relocating and must sell! Flexible Terms! 432 N. 37th St. Amazing contemporary All New 3br/3ba w/over 2,000sqft 603 S. 48th St. Spacious two unit twin with lovely large updated owner occupant unit. Yard

$244,900 $365,000 $365,000 $389,900 $459,900 OPEN HOUSE $469,850

NEW CONSTRUCTION (10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT) 1000-1012 S. Fairhill St. Brand New Construction! Fantastic finishes, 3br/2.5ba, Priced to Sell, Must See 2028 Kimball St. Beautiful 3br/2.5ba New, Gourmet KIT, Gorgeous Master Ste, HW, Fin Bsmt 1937 League St. Best Priced 3br/3ba, Custom Finishes, Gourmet KIT, Master Ste, Tax Abatement 2155 Montrose St. Brand new, lrg 3br/2.5ba w/garden, deck, tax abatement, gourmet KIT, HWflrs 2108 Webster St. Stunning 3br/2.5ba, New Construction. Superb craftsmanship t/o, gourmet kit, roof deck, garage 1912 Kimball St. Stunning 3br/3ba, gourmet kitchen, roofdeck, garage, tax abatement 624 Carpenter St. 3br/2.5ba, rowhome, central air, finished bsmt, laundry, oak flrs, roof deck 440 S. Broad St. Premium Condo Residences fr 1br to 3br. Concierge/Doorman, Luxury Amenities, Pool Fr 629-31 S. 13th St. #A Custom 3br/3ba new construction, hi ceilings, luxurious baths, gourmet KIT, roof deck

$299,900 OPEN HOUSE $320,000 OPEN HOUSE $349,900 OPEN HOUSE $399,900 OPEN HOUSE $449,000 OPEN HOUSE $450,000 $475,000 OPEN HOUSE $550,000 OPEN HOUSE $649,900

COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT 1020 Snyder Ave. DUPLEX! Two 1br units. Very clean and maintained! New 1st flr full bath! 2421 S. Alder St. New renovation with space, style and storage at a great price! 1533-37 E. Moyamensing Ave. 3-Story triplex & 2-Story, 2100 sqft. commercial garage w/loft 1900 Diamond St. Renovated historic corner Triplex, 3 spacious units just blocks from Temple U 4134 Chester Ave. Commercial space, tons of possibility, grt location convenient to transportation

$179,000 $179,900 $399,900 $490,000 $500,000

SURROUNDING AREAS Fox Chase-1001 Ripley St. Really nice updated single in desirable neighborhood, 2 car garage Roxborough-460 Leverington Ave. Grt House, Grt Price & Neighborhood. 3br/1ba, front/backyard Wyndmoor-7710 Queen St. With lrg deck & spacious Master Bedroom this is a must see, 3br/1.5ba Roxborough-6812 Pechin St. Fabulous twin home, great location across from park. Lrg deck, yard Manayunk-100 Parker Ave. #48 Contemporary 3br townhouse w/pkg, FP & patio. Great Location Manayunk-4731 Umbria St. 4br townhome recently renovated, includes 9’ ceilings, HWflrs Overbrook Farms-6367 Woodbine Ave. Elegant single Dutch Colonial-Main Line living in City limits Overbrook Farms-1810 N. 71st St. Spacious, Lovingly Maintained with Charming Original Details

$215,000 $228,000 OPEN HOUSE $249,900 $300,000 OPEN HOUSE $344,900 $352,000 OPEN HOUSE $399,000 $400,000

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1629 S. Dover St. Charming, traditional-style open porch home is situated on a great block 2528 S. Reese St. Recently renovated 3br, charming block in Whitman Park. Nice size rear garden 1914 S. 19th St. Great Value for large 4br/1ba corner property, garage, updated kitchen 2548 S. 9th St. RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SET UP AS DUPLEX. GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL 2414 S. Jessup St. Great house on a quaint street in Lower Moyamensing, beautiful modern kitchen 425 Jackson St. Large 2br Home Perfect for Entertaining and Easy Living


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Total Square Footage


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

Monthly After Tax Cost

1,867 1258 567

$439,900 $189,900 $175,000

$68,538 $30,637 $26,306

$3,431 $1,751 $1,152

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, views of the Art Museum, private balcony, spacious living and dining areas 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, upgraded kitchen, ample living space Renovated studio, wood floors throughout, open kitchen, large balcony with city skyline view



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Monthly After Tax Cost

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split plan on a high floor, excellent lving and closet spaces, eat-in kitchen, master bedroom with enzuite bath & walk-in closet Corner two bedroom, one and a half bath, high floor, spacious living area, W/D One bedroom, one bath, upgraded kitchen and bath, Juliet balcony, W/D One bedroom, one bath, French balcony, renovated kitchen and bath, beautiful southern view 1 bedroom, 1 bath, panoramic southern views, Juliet balcony, renovated bath and kitchen

1314 1016 705 725 705

$379,900 $324,000 $289,000 $274,900 $249,900

$56,862 $49,894 $42,702 $41,159 $39,043

$2,740 $2,289 $1,772 $1,797 $1,661



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Penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, high end finishes and appointments throughout, balcony with city views 3bedroom+den, 3.5 baths, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, very high ceilings, his and hers master baths, custom kitchen, exquisite detail throughout. Tri-level penthouse with 1600 sq ft of terrace space, being sold unfinished, private elevator access 1 bedroom plus den, magnificent city views to the north and south, open kitchen, custom details and finishes throughout, one-of-a kind 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, most rooms have views of Rittenhouse Square, beautifully restored original details throughout 3BR, 3BA, Bamboo flrs., spac. Kit w/custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, marble baths, 3 exposures, gym and hotel services 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated with high end finishes, views of Rittenhouse Square from every room 2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, marble baths, walk-in-closets, hardwood floors 3 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, tri-level condominium, large private deck, luxurious master suite Rarely available south side 2 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood floors, marble bathroom, custom upgr. throughout 2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, sun-soaked, wood floors, open kitchen, marble baths 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, terrace on pool club deck, open custom kitchen, marble baths, wood floors 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, eat in kitchen, beautiful sunset views, master suite with large marble bath Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, old world charm with modern features Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse Square 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Juliet balcony, upgraded kitchen and bath, lots of light, separate dining room, hardwood floors 1 bedroom, 1 bath, terrace, marble bath, hardwood floors One bedroom, one bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, custom kitchen 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, open kitchen, hardwood floors, marble bath 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors sunset view, marble bath, custom shutters 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, balcony, excellent natural light, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, balcony, excellent natural light, Studio with wood floors, marble bath, open kitchen and city view Studio, high floor with sunrise views, marble bath, open kitchen Studio, high floor with city views, walk in closest, wood floors, marble bath 1 bedroom, 1 bath, city views, spacious kitchen

3,952 3,293 3,467 3,413 2,421 2,338 1,978 1,560 1,614 2,844 1019 1,614 1,272 1,037 1,050 1,075 1,085 818 712 765 697 740 723 497 345 423 825

$3,500,000* $834,620 $2,900,000* $666,258 $2,750,000* $636,038 $2,250,000* $579,879 $1,475,000* $347,779 $1,450,000* $349,592 $1,350,000* $181,323 $995,000* $242,439 $829,000* $115,051 $800,000* $192,721 $799,900* $190,230 $799,000* $190,486 $775,000* $201,948 $599,000* $147,283 $595,000* $143,766 $539,000* $133,706 $479,900 $71,388 $450,000 $64,320 $399,900 $53,426 $389,900 $55,623 $369,900 $52,163 $350,000 $51,698 $350,000 $51,614 $275,000 $39,472 $217,000 $30,900 $219,900 $32,772 $159,900 $24,513

$889,056 $619,296 $607,268 $557,842 $362,985 $386,553 $371,644 $273,743 $246,527 $190,406 $197,716 $203,258 $206,151 $170,623 $153,060 $146,037 $153,551 $134,563 $106,710 $120,077 $104,702 $113,035 $112,778 $81,681 $59,322 $62,166 $63,419


Total Square Footage 2,468


Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Fee & Taxes Financing Tax Bracket $348,655 $8,135 $1,466


Total Cash

$172,018 $85,223 $57,483

$4,014 $1,989 $1,341

$137,188 $115,776 $88,613 $91,215 $82,852

$3,201 $2,701 $2,068 $2,128 $1,933

$20,745 $14,450 $14,170 $13,016 $8,470 $9,020 $8,672 $6,387 $5,752 $4,443 $4,613 $4,743 $4,810 $3,981 $3,571 $3,408 $3,583 $3,140 $2,490 $2,802 $2,443 $2,637 $2,631 $1,906 $1,384 $1,451 $1,480

$582 $238 $190

$461 $1,474 $296 $331 $272

$3,725 $2,632 $2,605 $2,351 $1,608 $1,685 $1,795 $1,090 $992 $960 $881 $861 $855 $659 $619 $580 $613 $523 $486 $473 $416 $437 $435 $319 $240 $226 $168

Monthly After Tax Cost

$17,020 $11,818 $11,565 $10,665 $6,862 $7,334 $6,877 $5,298 $4,761 $3,483 $3,732 $3,881 $3,956 $3,323 $2,953 $2,827 $2,969 $2,167 $2,003 $2,328 $2,027 $2,201 $2,197 $1,587 $1,144 $1,225 $1,312

Monthly After Tax

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$1,250,000 $799,000* $399,000 $379,900 $290,000 $259,900 $269,900

Required $298,000 $207,313 $58,788 $56,870 $42,577 $40,731 $40,779

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Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms. 2.5 baths, 2 kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, east facing river and city views, modern kitchen, hardwood floors, balcony, laundry room 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautifully ren. kit. and baths, balc. with city and river views, hdwd. flrs. in living areas 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, completely renovated with gourmet kitchen, designer bath, amazing closets Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony with views of Washington Square and the river, renovated kitchen and bath 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, excellent value 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, upgraded kitchen, new fixtures throughout 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen and bath, custom closets, balcony 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, excellent natural light, wood floors, open kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, open kitchen, wood floors

4,500 3,015 1,977 1,118 1,063 928 928 860 928 1,188 857

$2,295,000* $552,133 $1,250,000* $250,000 $799,000* $195,082 $479,900 $68,164 $329,000 $53,908 $299,900 $44,212 $290,000 $42,132 $285,000 $42,801 $269,900 $40,971 $250,000* $39,682 $239,900* $39,930



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Pier 3

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, fireplace, terrace off mastersuite





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Custom penthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, balcony and roof deck, designer baths and chefs kitchen 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, high-end open kitchen, designer bathrooms Two bedrooms, one bath, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, unobstructed river views, beautifully upgraded kitchen and bath, wood floors throughout One bedroom, high floor, river view, investment opportunity 1 bedroom, 1 bath, bridge and city views, wood floors, upgraded kitchen Raw space, high ceilings, opportunity to create a custom home in boutique condo building



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2,117 1,133 1,133 700 700 1286

$217,014 $128,086 $129,431 $89,976 $86,724 $91,238

$5,064 $2,989 $3,020 $2,099 $2,024 $2,129

$588,133 $319,246 $212,815 $137,351 $115,998 $87,809 $83,461 $87,347 $87,301 $106,038 $98,839

$13,728 $7,449 $4,966 $3,205 $2,707 $2,049 $1,947 $2,038 $2,037 $2,474 $2,306



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$844 $427 $451 $302 $291 $335

$3,022 $1,403 $961 $620 $410 $327 $302 $348 $348 $1,135 $1,143


Cost $6,671 $4,291 $2,562 $2,569 $1,798 $1,733 $1,794

Monthly After Tax Cost

$10,706 $6,046 $4,004 $2,585 $2,297 $1,722 $1,645 $1,690 $1,243 $2,156 $1,986

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Barclay 237 S. 18th Street 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, most rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, original details beautifully restored throughout, 2338 sf

indePendence Place 233 S. 6th Street 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, city and river views, two balconies, open floor plan with generously sized rooms throughout, 2968 sf



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Parc rittenhouSe 225 S. 18th Street

Tri-level condo with 3 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, large deck, high ceilings, lots of light, 2844 sf

1 bedroom, 1 bath, terrace, hardwood floors, marble bath, excellent entertaining space, 818 sf


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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split plan on a high floor, excellent living and storage spaces, eat-in-kitchen, 1314 sf

1 bedroom, 1 bath, lots of light, wood floors, upgraded kitchen, W/D, ample closet space, 1258 sf



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