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I do not see the evidence of how Brian has reached across the aisle at all. In fact, he has voted lock and step with the Democratic minority at every vote and has taken to social media to blast his Republican counterparts. If equality has a chance in PA, then he has to work with the Republican majority, and I am not sure he has shown a spirit that is willing to do that. I do think he has been a great advocate for the LGBT community, but in order to move legislation, he will have to do more to reach across the aisle.

In response to Randy LoBasso’s feature on State Representative Brian Sims’ first 200 days in office: Brian Sims is a breath of fresh air and energy on the Pennsylvania political scene. While his predecessor’s heart was in the right place, Babette Josephs never seemed to be able to translate her good intentions into tangible, measurable change. Sims not only seems to have the courage of his progressive principles, but as he gains his footing he seems poised to contribute to real change in the gradual bluing of the very red central Pennsylvania. So, not only is Brian Sims someone I can vote for, he may well be one of those rare politicians one can be enthusiastic about. Plus, he’s hot as hell—what more can you ask for? GARY DAY via email It bears repeating over and over again, but Brian has far exceeded my expectations. Back in 2012, I supported Babette due to her seniority, the fact that she’s a wellrounded progressive and the fact she was the opposition leader of the state government committee (thankfully, we got Mark Cohen in her absence), and also due to my perception of Brian being a schoolyard bully and his coolness towards the transgender community at the time (including


misgendering me on several occasions). However, he has really exceeded my expectations on choice issues, on education issues, and even on the full range of LGBT issues. I’m proud to have made up with him, and I am proud to know him in real life as well. JORDAN GWENDOLYN DAVIS via As a native of Harrisburg and a out man, I feel like there is a lot of fluff in this article.


Regarding Bill Chenevert’s blog about Chaka Khan performing in Philly: Chaka was a hot mess last night! Voice was good but stage performance and background [were] disappointing. Maybe it was too hot. The body was great, but thank you for the help from Ledisi—who was off the chain—and Ms. Patti LaBelle, who is always the queen diva! Thanks for helping a sistah out! LOULOU via PW Style

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Enjoy a night of theater al fresco when Shakespeare in Clark Park presents The Tempest.


Shakespeare in Clark Park: The Tempest A summer tradition that West Philadelphians of all stripes have looked forward to for the past seven seasons, Shakespeare in Clark Park brings all the magic of the Bard’s classics to life in the most enthralling way possible: Live outdoor theater in the sprawling valley of its namesake, where a first-rate cast, imaginative staging, original music and some surprises always await its eager audiences. This year, SCP’s eighth, will feature its production of The Tempest, considered by many to be the last play William Shakespeare wrote solo. In his romance, overthrown duke/magician Prospero and his daughter are living on a deserted island with two spirit-servants. A ship containing members of Naples’ royal clan crashes near the island; Prospero’s daughter, Miranda, falls in love with a man spared from the shipwreck, and, well, things unfold. Lots of things. And, of course, in Shakespeare’s hands, the telling of the ensuing tale is pure poetry. In this summer’s Clark Park rendition, Prospero is played by a woman—like Julie Taymor’s 2010 film version, which starred the divine Helen Mirren as Prospera—though most of the story remains the same, even if it promises a few “twists and turns.” The Tempest’s original music was written and will be performed by Sean Hoots of the well-regarded local outfit Hoots and Hellmouth, so the play’s soundscape promises to be as lush and powerful as the production itself. Shakespeare in Clark Park is always well-attended, so be sure to show up early and bring a blanket or beach chairs and something to snack and sip on. In case of rain over the five nights, the performance will be moved to the St. Francis De Sales School on 47th Street. And it begins at the same time—7 p.m.—each night. / RANDY LOBASSO Wed. July 24-Sun., July 28, 7pm. Free. Clark Park, 4398 Chester Ave.

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Green Films at APS

In conjunction with its new “Through the Looking Lens” exhibit inspired by the work of artist Cornelius Varley, the APS Museum presents a series of short 16mm films highlighting the understated beauty and power of the natural world at large. The films, all shown in 16mm glory, date all the way back to the 1920s and come courtesy of Jay Schwartz’ Secret Cinema outlet. 6pm. Free. American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth St. 215.440.3442. AR T

Emily Manalo Ruiz: A Signal From the Sea

It’s no easy feat for an artist to translate a complex subject through

much simpler means, which is exactly what Emily Ruiz has accomplished with her latest exhibit. Using maritime flag signals, she creates an imaginary conversation with her estranged, ex-Navy father. Through Aug. 29. The Gallery at 543, 5000 S. Broad St. 215.454.5500. COMPE TITION

Diamond G-String Award

With a $15,000 check at stake, who wouldn’t want to take their clothes off? Acclaimed gentlemen’s club Delilah’s will once again present the Diamond G-String Award to the lithest, most brazen performer(s) to grace its stage. Renowned adult film starlet Lisa Ann will emcee the ceremony. 7pm. Delilah’s, 100 Spring Garden St. 215.625.2800.

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Big Words Following its premieres in Los Angeles and New York, writer/director Neil Drumming’s breakout film Big Words makes its Philadelphia debut tonight at International House. The highlyanticipated movie, released through the two-year-old African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), founded by acclaimed filmmaker Ava Duvernay, will only screen in 16 select cities, sometimes only once before making the next city stop. And for this sitting, Drumming, a former journalist who went out on a limb by leaving his job at Entertainment Weekly in order to make Big Words a reality, will be on the scene to participate in a post-film discussion moderated by 900 AM WURD’s Stephanie Renee and Reelblack’s Mike D. Set in New York on the eve of President Obama’s election, Big Words follows a hip-hop trio formerly known as DLP as their paths collide for the first time since the group went their separate ways 15 years prior. Impressively deemed by Indiewire as “perhaps the most intellectual, dialogue-driven take on cosmopolitan African Americans since Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy,” the largely talk-driven film delves into the derailment of the young men’s dreams and where their lives are headed now, sprinkled with budding love connections and big-picture realizations. With rave reviews from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and others, this underdog deserves a spot on your must-see list. So, see it. / LAUREN ARUTE 7pm. $7-$10. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. 1132 South 9th Street



Chuck Klosterman’s thought-provoking commentaries on the state of popular culture have won him incessant critical praise, and his latest published work, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined) seems to be no different. Here, he examines the concept of villainy and why people are gravitating toward perceived “an-

Is it actually possible for Beyoncé to have a “small” year? In 2013, she has tackled motherhood, inspired many a meme with her Super Bowl performance and launched her touring comeback with The Mrs. Carter Show, which stops in Philly—her first show here since 2009—more than a month ahead of her headlining slot on the first day of hubby Jay Z’s Made In America Festival. 8pm. $45-$250. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800.298.4200. P O E T RY

Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am

Painted Bride Quarterly urges poetry lovers to “bring the heat” (and beat it, too) at the July edition of its monthly slam. Philadelphia magazine senior writer (and PW alum) Steve Volk will lead an interactive writing activity, while Denver poet Paulie Lipman will give a reading. 7:30pm. Pen & Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer St.
































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“Through Stained Glass,” off the New Highway Hymnal’s latest EP, Whispers, doesn’t hesitate to thrust listeners into a harsh soundscape of buzzing saws and primal screams, setting the stage for another half hour of psychedelic post-punk bliss. Tonight, they co-headline with Formerly Ghosts, a tripped-out powerhouse in their own right with haunting experiments that occasionally stretch to well over 20 minutes. 8pm. $10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919.




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tiheroes” with increasing frequency. 7:30pm. Central Library, 1901 Vine St.


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XPoNential Music Festival Hooo, doggie! WXPN’s put together a real humdinger for this year’s annual XPoNential Music Festival. From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, the Camden Waterfront will feature close to 30 acts at two venues: the Wiggins Park site, which has a huge roster of talent, and bigger but fewer names at the nearby Susquehanna Bank Center. The SBC’s nights are Saturday and Sunday, with the latter being the home to the also creatively capitalized AmericanaramA Festival. The tickets don’t cross-apply, so get your deets right on XPN’s FAQ page. Dr. Dog Day One at SBC is Hey Marseilles, Polica, Dr. Dog and The Lumineers. Go ‘head, Dr. Dog! We’re proud to see the Baltimore Avenue boys getting some love—and just in time, too, because this week, they released a new track (“The Truth”) from their highly-anticipated October 1-slated release B-Room. Then the AmericanaramA fest features some big names: Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham. Expected highlights from the Wiggins Park sets include Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros closing the night on Friday; Erin McKeown, Matt Pond and Dr. John’s midday bing-bang-boom on Saturday before John Butler Trio’s finale, and a very strong Sunday evening with a run of Jose James, Phosphorescent, Lianne La Havas, Justin Townes Earle and Dawes closing. / BILL CHENEVERT Through Sun., July 28. $5-$125. Various times. Wiggins Park, Mickle Boulelvard and Riverside Dr., Camden, N.J. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. 215.898.6677.


The Improbables

Soulful Atlantic City garage rockers the Improbables are taking their primitive sound to the city for a night sure to be dripping with psychedelia reminiscent of the ‘60s and ‘70s. 9pm. $5. With Atlantic Thrills, Mr. Unloved + The Abandos. Ortlieb’s Lounge. 847 N. Third St. 267.324.3348. E VENT

The Oval: The New Shape of Fun

In conjunction with Fairmount Park, the city recently unveiled a new 8-acre, oval-shaped “park on the parkway.” Transformed from a parking space, Eakins Oval is offering free educational programs, live entertainment, movie nights and fitness activities, as well as new food trucks daily throughout the remainder of the summer. Through August 18. 9am-9pm. Free. Eakins Oval. parksandrecreation/programsandactivities/pages/theoval.aspx D JS

MIGHTY #hot featuring Just Blaze

Producer to the likes of Jay Z, Kanye

West, Talib Kweli, Dr. Dre and Lil Wayne, DJ Just Blaze is teaming up with Mighty #hot to bring a night of nonstop hip-hop to Silk City. 10pm. $10. 435 Spring Garden St. 215.592.8838. S TAG E

ComedySportz Story Slam

Let the faces behind Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show regale you with onstage antics, behind-the-scenes secrets and hilarious stories from the group’s 20-year history. 8pm. $10. Skybox Theater at the Adrienne. 2030 Sansom St. M U SI C

Jackyl (of Full Throttle Saloon)

Jackyl, the band that earned the title of “Hardest Working Band in Rock ‘N’ Roll” from the Guinness Book of World Records for performing 21 shows in 24 hours, brings a night of Woodstock nostalgia to the Blockley. 9:30pm. $16-$20. The Blockley. 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. M U SI C

New Order

The post-punk alternative dance gods

are back after a four-year hiatus following their second break-up. Fans of the Joy Division sound would be wise to catch the fleeting angst pop veterans for their show at an upscale venue. 8pm. $29.50-59.50. With Holy Ghost!. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.546.7900. AR T

Eyes to Cuba

With the development of tourism, the words “Cuban art” often spur images of brightly colored depictions of island life. Eyes to Cuba hopes to debunk the stereotype by showcasing eight contemporary Cuban artists, each with their own unique voices, spanning mediums across the abstract and surreal to the figurative. Through Aug. 17. LG Tripp Gallery , 47 N. Second St. M U SIC

Gogol Bordello

“Gypsy punk” innovators from New York return to Philly in support of their new album, Pura Vida Conspiracy. For those unfamiliar with their uniquely spastic sound, think Bouncing Souls meets Eastern European polka party music. 11:59pm. $30. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011.


Run For Your Wife

John Smith is a taxi driver with two wives and two drastically different lives, both within a few miles of each other. When he gets mugged and winds up in the hospital, he has to go to great lengths to keep the two women in the dark about his lies. Of course, hilarity ensues, but you’ll have to attend to see if he gets away with it. Through Aug. 18. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Rose Valley. E VENT

Stargazing at the Arboretum

Reach for the stars! Or if you’re lazy, just bring a blanket and look at them. Members of the Chester County Astronomical Society will teach about star maps and constellations. Fri., July 26, 8pm. $15-$20. Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media. COMEDY

Bill Maher

It’s sometimes easy to forget that when he isn’t laying into politicians on HBO’s Real Time or getting sued by poorly groomed real estate moguls, Bill Maher still likes to indulge his stand-up jones every once in a while. The “Making Back My Million” Tour is Maher’s largest to date, so expect him to pull out all the stops with the irreverent, not-safe-for-work bravura that fans know and love. 9pm. Sold out. Revel Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.572.6488. FAIR

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair

Sometimes you just get a hankering for some fine crafts. Nearly 200 craftspeople will sell jewelry, glassware, pottery, fiber and more at this annual craft fair on the Wilmington Riverfront. Sat., July 27-Sun., July 28. $8. Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington, Del. WALK S

You Name It

Todd Shalom will lead an improvised walk throughout Wilmington, incorporating poetic, auditory and photographic responses to the unfolding landscape of the trek. The starting point is to be determined by participants on the The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts’ Facebook page. As for where the tour heads afterward, it’s anyone’s guess. Sat., July 27, 4pm.

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Does your knowledge of Swedish culture stop at Dolph Lundgren? No matter; if you like to drink, you’re going to want to check this out. With tons of Swedish lagers (and some local ones, too) and food on hand to sample, beer lovers can enjoy some of the finer qualities of the country that brought us the best damn meatballs around. 5pm. $25-$30. American Swedish Historical Museum. 1900 Pattison Ave. FO O D

Munch Around the Market Scavenger Hunt

Do you like food but the act of simply ingesting it is not exciting enough for you? This unique hunt for adults combines tricky questions and a challenge to sample some of the best foods in the Reading Terminal Market and Chinatown. Noon. $22 (plus $10 cash for food). Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St. 877.946.4868. PAR T Y

ScrewSmart Present: Molasses: A Summer Slowdance

Because sometimes you just don’t want to Dougie, the folks at ScrewSmart—a sex education group that focuses on



Mad Decent Block Party It’s really quite impressive. Five summers ago, Diplo and his Mad Decent family bought a block party permit for $20 and pulled grills, kiddie pools and mediocre sound equipment out onto Green Street in the Eraserhood and threw a humble little block party. Now, it’s a 13-city tour with giant stages and ecstatic crowds that have swollen to the tens of thousands. This year, Diplo and Co. have sold out the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, and ticketholders are eager to dance till they sweat themselves dehydrated. The Mad Decent Block Party features a rotating cast of stars that appear at some venues, but not all—and this weekend’s some good ones. Major Lazer, as you may know, is Diplo’s project that started with Switch, a damn fine DJ and producer in London who’s M.I.A.’s boy, but is now Diplo with Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Their insane dancehall-meets-electronica smashing hip-hop energy will be exactly what the crowd’s hungry for. There’s also Dillon Francis, a producer known for championing moombahcore/moombahton, but who also plays those electronic sounds the kids like, with the skronky breakdowns and climactic buzzes. But the real draw may be, in fact, Riff Raff, the lazy, slurry and sizzurpy emcee who’s like the smartest joke of a persona buried inside an aesthetically masterful art project, bearing cornrows, tattoos, grills, outstanding athletic apparel and big, fat chains. Do yourself a kindness, and don’t miss this. / B.C. 1pm. Sold out. With Flosstradamus, Nadastrom, DJ Sega, Dirty South Joe, Swizzymack + Jahan Lennon. The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut sts.

sexual health and satisfaction—are hosting a slow dance party. Feeling regretful about never asking your middle school crush to dance to “Take My Breath Away?” This is for you. 8pm. $10. Studio 34. 4522 Baltimore Ave. MUSIC

Stereo Coma + Community Service

Philly locals Stereo Coma play a mix of grunge and punk a la Bad Religion, while Community Service offer a skainflected brand of punk that will take you back to the days of Big D & The Kids Table. 8pm. $8. Kung Fu Necktie. 1250 N. Front St. MUSIC

Love & Hip Hop

There’s an R&B takeover at the Trocadero as a bevy of soulful musicians take to the stage to treat audiences to late ‘90s tunes. 9:30pm. $10. The Trocadero. 1003 Arch St. MUSIC

Trampled By Turtles

Fusing rock and indie with country, Trampled By Turtles are for fans of electric guitar and banjo alike. Their sprawling has earned them comparisons to bands like Old Crow Medicine Show and Uncle Tupelo. Not bad company to keep. 11pm. $25. Theatre of Living Arts. 334 South St.

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AutoFuturist Affair & Sanctuary Wholistic Arts Present: Wine, Spirit and Mind II Curious about the inner and outer reaches of the multiverse? Wholistic Arts presents a night of discussions, practices and presentations spiraling around art, science, astrology, metaphysics, dreams and a whole lot of other trippy stuff. Also, there will be a wine and dessert tasting to follow, because normal stuff is still cool too. 4pm. $5-$10. Sanctuary Wholistic Arts, 2737 Cambridge St. 267.912.9923. FE STIVAL

East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

This show sees 140 cars, motorcycles

and trucks competing for a set of awards, including Best of Show. The accompanying festival will feature live music, circus performances, street vendors, rack sales, kids activities and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show. As if all of that wasn’t enough, awardwinning restaurants will serve street food and drinks to keep you fueled up. Noon. $15 for cars, free for attendees. E. Passyunk Avenue (between Broad and Dickenson Streets). 215.336.1455. DJ S

Iron DJs

Watch up-and-coming turntable wizards go head to head, spinning the best in hip-hop, electronic and rap to be granted the honorary title of Iron DJ. 11pm. Free. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Monday, July 29 ART

Imaginings from Nature: Work by Katia McGuirk

Local ceramic artist Katia McGuirk employs a diverse range of found objects and homemade materials to assemble tiles, panel mosaics and site-specific instillation that remain in the spirit of bricolage mosaic making. This nature-heavy exhibition is a collection of her whimsical personal narratives, highlighting her trademark intuitive nature when it comes to exploring objects. Through August 25. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. 215.733.0390.


Professional Women’s Roundtable: Tailor Your Image Image experts get together to teach you how to be seen the way you’d like to be seen. This includes easy and quick-fixing things like professional attire, but also focuses on deeper attributes, like your voice. The goal of the evening is to help you give back to the community while learning tips to further your own career. 5:30pm. $20-$60. The Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Logan Square. 215.963.1500.



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7:30pm. $29.50-$59.50. With Quinn Sullivan. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215.572.7650.

Despite multiple collaboration throughout the years, 2013’s What the Brothers Sang is the first record that finds Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy sharing duel billing on the front cover. As vaguely hinted at by the title, the album is a collection of cover songs sourced from the more obscure end of the Everly Brothers’ back catalog. Their takes on these classics are often interesting due to their less “by-the-book” approach to


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Exhumed Films: Remote Control

Jeff Lieberman hosts a screening of his 1988 classic film Remote Control, in which aliens are trying to brainwash earthlings via bad 1950s science fiction video tapes. Aside from introducing the film, Lieberman will also stick around for a Q&A session with the audience. 7:30pm. $10-$15. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 200 Spring Garden St. (2nd and Spring Garden St.) • Philadelphia (Northern Liberties)


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For someone who’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, won six Grammy Awards and influenced everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan, it’s safe to say that Buddy Guy may be a bit under-appreciated. With all due respect to the Keswick Theater, this man deserves to be playing sold-out gigs at places like the Susquehanna Bank Center. Luckily for fans, he isn’t, and we get to see the legendary blues guitarist perform in the Keswick’s intimate, informal setting. Noted for his lively, genre-bending live shows, Guy was instrumental in bridging blues with rock music in the 1950s. Born in Lettsworth, La., Guy worked for years as a sideman in the famous Chicago blues clubs. After playing as a studio guitarist for gents like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, he finally broke into the limelight during the blues revival of the late ‘80s. And few others deserve it more. Guy’s latest LP, Rhythm & Blues, is due out at the end of this month, serving as a testament to his staying power, even as the music world seemingly becomes more and more invested in pop puffery. With musicians like Gary Clark, Jr. and Kid Rock appearing on the album, it’s apparent that Guy’s as relevant and respected as ever. Forget about all the uber-hip pop bands for a little while; enjoy a fat slice of music history in the flesh. / MAX UFBERG

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oon, Friday, June 21, 2013: City Hall

A kid wails so loud that his cries bounce off the smooth white marble of the City Hall plaza, and who can blame him: It is hot. Today’s the first day of summer, and already even the robed man who shouts nonstop about Israel on the plaza across the street has been silenced by the need to chug a bottle of ice water. Workers grab a sandwich from the bahn mi truck and sit down at the small tables in the northeast corner, where a line of American flags stick up out of the mulch. A young woman in office dress notices two of the flags have keeled over; she gets up from her potato chips, walks over, picks them up and pushes them down into the dirt. “I’m sorry,” she calls back to her friend at the table, “but that was bothering me.” Inside a room on the second floor, Charmaine sits in an empty office that, like most of City Hall, looks teleported from a gritty cop show circa 1986. It’s a sad room. People come here to appeal various kinds of cases, like when they’re losing their house. Charmaine says only a specific few of the people who come here are conspicuously happy: the ones coming by to pick up divorce records. “They’re happy to get those,” she laughs. Meanwhile, two stories below, visitors to the City Hall art gallery stumble upon something they never knew they wanted: a giant sleeping bag painted like a

fish. The fish bag is part of the current gallery show featuring 12 local emerging artists. To the right of the fish hangs a delicate fabric installation created by Dot Vile, musician Kurt Vile’s sister. To the left is a collection of ceramics including a vase etched with the Philadelphia skyline. Etched into the clay beneath the buildings, the artist gives wise counsel to people passing in and out of Charmaine’s office: “Stay where you are tolerated.” —Tara Murtha

1 p.m., Friday: Giraffe habitat, Philadelphia Zoo

“Gus is not shy,” Kimberly Schmidt says, as the large giraffe wraps his 17-inch long tongue around the leafy honey locust branch in her hand. Gus yanks back with his powerful neck, raking the leaves off with his teeth. The zookeeper maintains a strong grip—a skill she’s mastered: “The giraffes are like, ‘Hey, I want that.’” —Jared Axelrod

2:05 p.m., Friday: Ants Pants Cafe, 22nd & South streets

There’s something about South 22nd Street, as you walk north to South Street, that borders on bourgeois but doesn’t rub it in your face; the residents are an affable blend of those who’ve made a little money in their 20s and rent something modest, and the vanguard of older Philadelphians who’ve been watching their property

values go up for decades. Then you hit South, where the window at Ants Pants Cafe looks out at two arch indicators of the younger crowd: the Performance Bicycle shop, and a sandwich board noting that today’s special is bacon horseradish cream cheese. (Ah, bacon—your ironic appeal sizzles eternal.) Inside, the long-familiar staff engages in friendly banter; when a customer asks if they’ve seen the new Miley Cyrus video, as he’s just read a Jezebel essay about cultural appropriation, the owner pipes up: “I heard it’s crazy! She’s twerking in it, right?” Yep. —Bill Chenevert

2:15 p.m., Friday: Old City walking tour

Led by two very excited little drummers, a colonialthemed, all-ages walking tour makes its way from the Gilbert Stewart House, across from Independence Hall, over to the Second Bank of the U.S.—where an actor playing Colonel Daniel Morgan instructs “Washington’s Army” (the kids) to line up on one side of the walkway and “well-wishers” (the adults) on the other. And then things start to get weird: Once the mouths of the pintsized soldiers have been inspected for at least two working teeth, they’re deemed fit for battle and armed with wooden rifles. Barely able to stand still, let alone up-straight-with-their-hands-at-their sides, the adorable squad of misfits listen, sort of, as Col. Morgan gives a lesson in Antique Weaponry 101. They lock; they load;

they aim at the people who gave them life, and then they fire. Surprise, surprise: Toddlers aren’t the greatest marksmen. Still, their parents don’t appear even the slightest bit concerned that there’s a strange man in tights instructing their children how to operate a firearm, or that they’re the ones in the crosshairs. They just keep clicking away with their cameras. What the hell kind of revolution is this? —Nicole Finkbiner

3:44 p.m., Friday: Germantown High

The last bell at Germantown High has rung, and there’s nobody sticking around any longer at this point to be sentimental; one last teacher loads her potted plants into her car, and that’s about it. A wastebasket stands at the foot of the school’s stairs, filled with the parting goodbyes of a century-old institution interrupted one year shy of 100: a floral-print tote bag, the box a bicycle helmet came in, an empty Sunkist can, and a stack of papers that may not be finals, but are decidedly final.

4:13 p.m., Friday: Street fountain, Second and Lombard streets

As a cluster of timed spouts shoot water skyward, a sporadic parade of toddlers in swimwear and street clothes scatter across the basin, splashing through streams, laughing, shouting, stomping their little, sandaled feet over the sunburst pattern of orange, aqua and blue mini-tiles. Meanwhile: “Good things come to those who wait,” sings the Tickle Bombs’ honey-voiced Shane Walsh, elongating the final word into “way-yate.” It’s a welcome sentiment, as a row of posh, mostly black strollers sit parked in the sun like limousines, their exhausted drivers dutifully manning the periphery as their tiny passengers dart through intermittent water jets and tend to the melted ice-cream goop disintegrating in their sticky, dimpled hands. But though the Tickle Bombs may have top billing this hour—as part of the debut installment of a summer-solstice-themed DIY performance festival called Make Music Philly—as far as the babies are concerned, this fountain is the star of today’s show. “I want some ice cream, please!” begs a shirtless dark-haired tot in kelly green swim trunks dotted with whales. His white-haired grandpa’s eyes narrow into a quick, ice-blue stare. His response is more

12:35 pm Friday: Kimmel Center The first citywide “Make Music Philly” celebration warning than suggestion: “Take a breath, bud.” —Kenya Beverly

6:21 p.m., Friday: Homeless crowd, Logan Square

It tough to get to know someone in an hour—especially if he doesn’t want to talk to you. Here in Logan Square, across the street from the Philadelphia Family Court, above the Vine Street Expressway, I’m talking to

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Groups of women chitchat and giggle as they form a line and walk past a table offering chocolate penis lollipops, furry handcuffs and a lipstick “massager.” Seems an odd selection to be on sale next to the concession stand at the Kimmel Center, home to the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Four girls wearing tight spandex dresses and heels stand next to a group of middle-aged woman holding a doggie bag from Maggianos; Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back” blasts through the speakers as three 60-ish women settle into their seats. The room is awash with a sea of females— and 10 or so hapless men who have been presumably duped into seeing Spank, tonight’s theatrical parody of

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a guy who won’t tell me his name. He’s homeless, just like everyone else here. The difference, he says over the piercing sounds of wind and car engines, is that he’s an illegal immigrant who’s been in Philadelphia for the past three years. He’s bald, gray, sports a beard and didn’t jump the fence or sneak into the country via payoffs for a menial labor job. He’s actually from central Europe—something I don’t doubt due to the strong accent on his breath. He says his birthplace borders Italy, but when I name every country fitting that description, he says no: he’s not from there. Does he work? No. He can’t. He doesn’t have ID or a social security card. And he hates that he has to stay where he does. He’s here because that’s where the food and clothing drop-offs are, he notes as he pulls on his brown sweatshirt and purple velvet pants. When food arrives, paper-bagged, he moves away from me and the park’s two dozen other homeless residents to eat. I attempt to pick up the conversation after he’s thrown away his empty bag; all he says is that he’s not excited to go to sleep here tonight. “Drugs,” he says, pointing to the general crowd of people camped around the park. “All drugs at night.” —Randy LoBasso

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the pop BDSM novel Fifty Shades of Grey. As the lights go down, a man’s shadow appears on stage, gyrating to the sounds of “Tainted Love” and performing onehanded push-ups; the audience duly transforms into a group of cats in heat, whistling, screaming and begging for more. Our female narrator emerges and sets the scene: We’re here to make fun of the explicitly erotic scenes and characters of the hugely popular trilogy that has topped best-seller lists around the world and sold more than 70 million copies. The audience roars as she eviscerates the book, pointing out how silly we all are to believe such a story could actually exist: “I mean, whose real name is Anastasia?” —Anastasia Barbalios

8:02 p.m., Friday: BLO/OUT blow-dry bar

One by one, step by step, the words come clearer into view. It’s a fairly wide staircase by Philly rowhome standards. Someone knew there’d be stilettos. HELLO—KEEP—YOUR—HEAD—HEELS— &—STANDARDS—HIGH Totally unassuming from the outside—no streetlevel presence—the second floor of the hair salon tells a different story. Hot pink iPads line the walls, showcasing the many styles available: “The Blair offers up sexy, loose curls”; “The Billie gets your short hair in a messy and hot type of mood.” The trim—hot pink, obviously— perfectly complements the chandeliers and gray damask wallpaper. Sophisticated but comfortable. Modern but warm. It is Narnia for girly girls, but there is nothing gaudy here. It’s just pretty. “Do you mind if I tease it a little?” A young woman peers up from her vanilla coffee. Her hair, expertly curled in just a manner of minutes, is big. Like Delta Burke/Designing Women big. “Please, by all means,” she says to Erin, her BLO/lita for the evening. She is pleased with the Savannah (“big hair and a Southern belle look”). She is a native Texan, after all.

7:12 pm Friday: stadium lot Tailgaters chow down between the Phils and the Stones There is teasing everywhere. Shampooing, curling, hairspraying. Mostly hairspraying. And more teasing. The other BLO/litas are all busy tending to a bachelorette party. Mentally, the girls are somewhere else. They dare not look up from their phones. These texts cannot wait. Where are you? How long will you be? Can’t wait. No one’s really laughing—or talking. Because right now, in these precious moments before the body shots and the smeared mascara and the shameless flirting? Right now is down time. Alone time. It is their time.

10:56 p.m., Friday: Northern Liberties Burlesque diva Lil’ Steph wows onlookers at Ruba

The boys can wait. They will wait. Would you like more champagne? Yes. —Nina Hoffmann

10:35 p.m., Friday: 16th & Chestnut streets

Quoth the passing 20-something: “No, I just read Wikipedia when I’m bored.”

11:12 p.m., Friday: City Hall SEPTA Station, Center City

“That’s real fucked up! Why would you say something like that to me?” yells the larger of the two young women waiting together for the westward-bound trolley. Her companion’s just as angry, just as linebacker-aggressive: “Kiss my muthafuckin’ ass! With the skin pulled back!” Some bystanders begin shuffling awkwardly once the voices start to rise, finding the sudden need to peruse a bag’s contents or bury their nose in one of the newspapers strewn on the ground like discarded beliefs. Several teenage boys, on the other hand, are unsure whether to merely continue gawking, or to start filming the pair with their smartphones. “I’m not ever gonna touch a fucking female!” the first woman shouts. “I like dick!” The two get louder and more brutal, their shrill cacophony reverberating within the station’s caverns. “Bitch, what the fuck you talking about? I didn’t touch your nasty ass! Get the fuck outta here!” Soon their voices are crossing over one another: “Your attention-thirsty ass. And you’re supposed to be my cousin?” “I am your cousin, bitch! Which is why I can’t believe you’d think I’d touch you!” Nine profanity-riddled minutes later, the 13 trolley to Yeadon arrives. And the women, apparently as tired of arguing as they are of each other, calm down, joining the parade of impatient local commuters as they pack themselves into its rear door. —K.B.

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12:50 am, Saturday: Race Street underpass

The underside of an I-95 overpass is a very odd thing to try to beautify with a light show. But there it is, at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge on Race between Second Street and Columbus Boulevard: not one, not two, but three distinct sets of lights holding the concrete’s industrial darkness at bay. First is the LED digital river in the air over Race Street, a furiously binary stream of fluid flashes like unto the Matrix made reality—an up-to-the-moment vision of life in the future. Then, as you walk under the highway—a roaring train zooming overhead, visible through the cracks in a ten-ton parody of “Under the Boardwalk”—you see the array of slowly shifting colored spotlights against the oddly clean metal-mesh wall; it looks like nothing so much as a misplaced block of EPCOT’s shiny tomorrow of the 1970s. And then, the I-95 Rubicon crossed, the Ben Franklin’s pillar looms, two six-foot-tall electric lanterns embedded 15 feet up the massive wall in front of the chiseled MCMXXVI, reminding us that once upon a time, our vision of the future was one of such worldshiftingly useful things as “We shall cross this mighty river in minutes”—a goal well worth illuminating. More so than “Let us light the path to the Penn’s Landing parking lot?” Well, maybe. But big triumphs lead inexorably to littler ones. —S.H.S.

1:31 a.m., Saturday: 15th & Spruce streets

“Hey, man, need some Dove? Three Dove for a dollar? … Help a homeless man out. … Won’t anyone help a homeless man out?”

3:00 a.m., Saturday: 65th Street & Woodland Avenue

Lights flash atop a mess of police cruisers as a tow truck mounts a black SUV that’s just been at the center of what looks like an arrest. There’s a long line of people outside the 24-hour fried-food takeout storefront on the corner a block away. The patrol cars and vans are plentiful; one van actually bumps down the trolleytracked road with its back doors wide open, swinging back and forth. An ambulance pulls up next to an angry, disheveled man; a shorts-sporting medic gets out and screams back and forth with the man, telling him to get in. “I didn’t call no taxi cab,” the man screams at the medic. Another medic, who’d been in the driver’s seat, gets out of the van. He’s bigger. The man gets into the back, begrudgingly. —R.L.

5:17 a.m., Saturday: 30th Street Station

A redcap in glasses takes the public-address microphone. He does not announce a train delay. Instead, in a deep voice, he begins singing. “Happy birthday to you,” he croons, gesturing expansively toward the petite police officer who’s been walking the train station

3:08 am Saturday: South Street A parking kiosk burns beat, “happy birthday to you.” She begins laughing and shakes her head. “Happy birthday, Misty Seger—happy birthday to you!” Patrol Officer Seger continues on her rounds, smiling, as the redcap, Jeff, finishes, stepping away from the schedule board toward the empty food court. “What a day,” he sighs. It started with his fifthgrader’s graduation from elementary school, and it’s going to wrap up this morning with one last train before the graveyard shift’s done. —S.H.S.

7:30 a.m., Saturday: Sweet Freedom Bakery, South Street

Just past the counter full of wrapped desserts, visible between the coffee pots and hotplates, a black hat bobs back and forth, a follow-the-bouncing-ball pointing straight to the skinny young man who’s baking away beneath it. Blazing oven heat fills the room with the smell of crisping vanilla cakes, as Ryan Hatt drops balls of goopy batter into cups with an ice cream scoop. He’s efficient as a machine: The ingredients are so strategically placed, little movement is needed as the baker whips his arms up, down, and over —and over, and over. Two girls enter, begin unwrapping cookies and pastries to be placed neatly on display; Evanescence streams quietly in the background as the bakers giggle, tease each other, then start tending to orders. —Manon Braciszewski

7:42 a.m., Saturday: Dexter Anh Coin Laundry, Allison Street & Lansdowne Avenue

What kind of man would I be if I lived unfaithfully? And what kind of what girl would you be if you did the same? Stokely Williams’ questions blare out of a scuffed-up radio blasting Old School 100.3 atop a jumbo washer in the center row. An older woman in faded denim petal pushers and an Army green baseball cap gathers a load of clothes from the dryer across from a heavy-set, 40-something mother wearing head-to-toe black— save her spotless, pink Nike slip-ons—who’s patiently

waiting for her three loads of clothes to finish washing. Next to the front door, two ladies watch WABC’s weather forecast on an old-school set lodged onto the ceiling high above the first aisle of machines. The forecast notwithstanding, talk on TV, and in front of it, is dominated this morning by a single subject. “That bitch Paula Deen!” hisses one woman, her eyes tightening with rage underneath a brightly-colored head scarf. “She’s got the audacity to think ev’ryone’s s’posed to believe she used the word nigger only once, describing some-

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Travel down West River Drive—on summer weekends, the street is closed to give joggers, walkers and cyclists full command of the road—and you’ll find the Falls Bridge less than four miles past Boathouse Row. This bridge is 556 feet long built and was built by George. S. Webster, the city’s chief engineer and surveyor from 1893 to 1913. It is the seventh incarnation of itself; connecting East Falls to West Fairmount Park, the bridge is literally where east meets west in Philadelphia as well as where steel meets grass. This morning, it’s also where a group of local immigrants have come to celebrate a special holiday. A dozen men stand smiling and talking near a green, blue and red flag that waves over the water. “We are the Eritrea community of Philadelphia,” explains Alex Amaniel. Situated between Sudan and Ethiopia, Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa that also includes 350 islands in the Red Sea. “We’re out here for one of the most important holidays, what we call Martyr’s Day. It’s very similar to Memorial Day.” On Martyr’s Day, Eritreans remember the 85,000 men and women lost in two wars for independence. Between 1960 and 1991, many families escaped to Europe, Canada and the U.S. Philly has the second biggest Eritrean population (after DC), with most immigrants living in Upper Darby. After dark, they’ll burn candles in the neighborhood. But in the morning light, they talk near the bridge and water. “It’s a personal thing for every family,” says Amaniel. “So we’ve

11:52 a.m., Saturday: Schuylkill River Scullers do it in the heat come here to commemorate the legacy of the folks who were lost fighting for the right to call ourselves Eritreans.” And now, Philadelphians. —T.M.

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t’s 11:30 when the epiphany sets Ellei J to tweeting: “There are way more blondes here than usual.” Mind you, they’re still well outnumbered by the darker-haired partiers on the dance floor, but it’s true—the blondes do seem exceptionally visible tonight, whether from Amazonian height or the sheer halo-rificness of their extra-intense platinum bounce. Even so, this is blonde without any of the psychic baggage that bleach so often brings; the Barbary’s four-years-running Monday Tigerbeats night is billed, simply, as an “indie dance party,” and the crowd, mostly drinking PBR and Barbary Punch, are refreshingly light on posing. They’re here to jump, spin and occasionally thrash to a rhythmic mix that hopscotches jauntily through time from Purity Ring’s “Fineshrine” to A-ha’s classic “Take On Me”—then forward again to Daft Punk’s “Doin’ It Right” and right on back to Beastie Boys’ “Intergalactic.” On the wall-mounted flatscreen, snapshots from an instant photo-booth flicker by, the stream of grinning, kissing and mugging punctuated by the occasional Munchian scream and one bright, feminine full moon. Outside the club’s front step, the actual moon is lost behind the storm that’s about to break, but nobody’s worried—it’s all bear hugs, Batman T-shirts and bold, cheery tattoos. (Hey, did she have a matryoshka on her shoulder?) / S.H.S.

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Dogfish Head Positive Contact. In the beer biz, there are style guidelines that dictate what a beer should taste like: Witbiers are like this, pale ales are like that, etc. They let you know what to expect. Well, guess what: Dogfish Head knows no styles, and Positive Contact is positive proof of that. This brew from their “music collaboration” series (look it up) isn’t fully a beer—it’s a beer-cider hybrid, full of fruit and zest and spice. It’s made with farro, cilantro and cayenne pepper, and it’s crazy refreshing; this should be a regular summer brew. Look for it locally at Fox and House, Tria and South Philly Tap Room.



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River Horse Summer Blonde Ale. Some beer geeks will scoff at the simplicity of this light, effervescent, sparkling ale from New Jersey’s River Horse Brewing Co., but that’s what makes it such a perfect brew for a blazing hot day. Everything about Summer Blonde is subdued: The straw-like character is barely there, the spice typical of golden ales is all but erased, and the yeasty musk of the aroma is only a faint daydream. Complex? No—just a thirst-quencher that’s a definite step up from your usual lawnmower beer. Sometimes on tap at Fingers Wings & Other Things and Redwood.

Flying Fish F.U. Sandy. It stands for “Forever Unloved,” huh? Sure, Flying Fish. Whatever you say. Brewed in very limited quantities earlier this year (only 100 kegs) and sold exclusively for Hurricane Sandy relief, F.U. Sandy proved so popular that Flying Fish decided to do a second batch. Even setting aside the fact that it’s for a good cause, the brew itself is interesting: Part wheat beer and part pale ale, it uses an experimental hop that doesn’t even have a name. The result is a beverage that’s smooth, fragrant and hoppy but not bitter. F.U. Sandy will be appearing in many area bars, including Doobies, Misconduct, Pinnocchio’s and Side Bar.

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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker. So the legend goes like this: A German pub owner, in an effort to boost business, had a bike trail constructed that led to his door. It worked too well: Thousands of bicyclists swarmed his place. Lacking beer enough to serve them all, he mixed it 50/50 with carbonated lemonade, thus inventing the radler (German for “cyclist”). Radlers and shandies (essentially the same thing) are trending big right now. Sam Adams throws its hat in the ring with Porch Rocker, which is crazy delicious. This isn’t another hard lemonade—rather, it’s like a lemon-blasted golden blonde. Ayinger Brau-Weisse. The German Hefeweizen is one of the great summer beer styles: an aromatic wheat ale that goes great with sausage, burgers, onion rings and other backyard fare. German brewer Ayinger’s Celebrator dopplebock is their best known brew, but Brau-Weisse is no slouch, having won eight medals since 1997. The rich, creamy head gives off aromas of fruit, bread and banana, and the taste is a creamy-smooth delight touched with faint spice. It’s the sort of beer that makes you want to hoist a tankard and sing songs, and it’s currently on draft at Race Street Cafe. / ERIC SAN JUAN

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Brian Freedman finds an alarming surprise in some cross-Pacific booze—then just opts for tropical goodness.


andering through a street market in Laos a few weeks ago, I came across a bottle of booze that I’m pretty sure the PLCB will never carry in its state stores: homemade hooch with a scorpion, a small snake, and a tiger penis steeping in its murky depths, as well as some other unidentifiable goodies. The idea, I was told later that day, is simple: It’s supposed to increase the strength, length, and overall fortitude of your hoo-ha when it counts the most. Oh, and also, depending on how carefully the spirit is distilled, it could potentially leave you blind or in a poisoncontrol center—thus rendering your little friend thoroughly superfluous anyway, at least in the immediate aftermath of imbibing. So I decided not to buy it. Sorry, wifey. Fortunately, there are plenty of exotic spirits that we do have access to on this side of the Pacific. And while state stores may not carry many of the more outré ones—a quick search of the PLCB’s web site revealed not a single example of South East Asian tiger-schmeckle hooch—more ambitious bars and restaurants have access to a far broader range than you might expect. The closest we get here to the interesting-creatures-floating-or-steeped-into-your-sauce school of drinking is probably old-school mezcal. And while some agave snobs will tell you

that the good stuff never ever never has a worm sunken at the bottom of the bottle, I was in Oaxaca last summer and told by a number of producers that plenty of them still do; tasted a bunch, as well. (Look for bottles with the words “con gusano” on the label—or, you know, for the larva-looking creature at the bottom. Duh.) Also, there is a style of mezcal called pechuga de pollo, which is exactly what it sounds like: mezcal that has benefitted from having a chicken breast hung above it during its last distillation, contributing its ineffable je ne sais quoi—or, perhaps more appropriately, its no sé lo que—to the final product. (It’s actually better than it sounds.) Most of the more “exotic” spirits we have access to here, however, are either much-improved versions of old-school rotgut, or flavored with herbs and spices that we just haven’t traditionally consumed with our alcohol in this country. We certainly are now, however: Domaine de Canton with its ginger, St. Germain with its elderflower, homemade vodka infusions kissed with everything from lemongrass to horseradish. Japanese single-malt whisky, Israeli Arak, Galician licor de hierbas, serious Italian grappa and many, many more. Some have been around for a while; others are relatively new. In either case, a lot of them are now finding their way into local bars and cocktails, and the flavors are often magnificent. I’d just avoid any that seem to have a large-carnivore >>>


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DRINK CITY Raise Your Glass >>> schlong floating in them. Especially here in Philadelphia. (And extraspecially in South Philly.) It just seems kind of sketchy to me.


spent last weekend in Miami for work, expecting to drink my body weight in tropical-influenced cocktails. Instead, I found a cocktail culture as ambitious and varied as any where in the country. It makes sense, of course: These days, you really have to look hard to find a market in this country where someone isn’t mixing up great drinks. So from barrel-aged post-Prohibition beauties at the Cypress Room to the mind-boggling selection of gins and gin-based cocktails at the phenomenal Khong River House, I drank very well, indeed. But I came home still jonesing for a great mojito, or the kind of warm-weather cocktail inspired by more tropical climes. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from right here in Philadelphia. Fork—which, under the new direction of Chef Eli Kulp in the kitchen, is easily one of the top restaurants in the city—is currently offering a cocktail crafted from tequila, Cointreau, agave, lime, green tea and grapefruit bitters. I’ll be writing more about the restaurant itself in the coming weeks, but for now, make sure to stop by for this cocktail—or, frankly, anything from their intelligent, ambitious, highly successful beverage program.

Tropical colors: Outstanding equatorial cocktails from Tequilas, Fork and more. (Photos by J.R. Blackwell)

Tequilas, always a favorite, is chock full of warm-weather cocktail options—most classically with the Mojito Verde, a gathering of Siembra Azul Blanco, basil, cucumber juice, agave nectar, St. Germain, and lime juice. Stateside, which is more often associated with its excellent selection of whiskey, is pouring the Old Cuban, made with Caliche

rum, mint, lime, and Champagne. Vernick is doing a version of this, too, with its Old Cuban cocktail of 8-year-old rum, mint, lime, and sparkling wine. No wonder: It’s a combination that just plain works. Sbraga’s Barbacoa is a smoky, impeccably balanced wonder with Sombra, jalapeño, pomegranate, and agave nectar.

The list goes on. The point is that restaurants all over the city and beyond are harnessing more tropical flavors to create cocktails of both originality and ambition. When made right, they’re food friendly, too. Which makes it all too easy to drink more of them than you probably should. Me, I just call it research and worry about it in the morning. n


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fter years of research and careful consideration—OK, I’ll be honest: shameless gluttony—I have come to the conclusion that I could reluctantly and unhappily go the rest of my life without beef, but not, under any circumstances, without pork. Which is what makes the upcoming EPIC by Cochon event such a glorious one to look forward to this coming Sun., July 28. Beginning at 4 p.m. (VIP admission) or 5 p.m. (general admission), more than 20 of Philly’s best chefs will convene at 10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton to prepare six entire heritage breed pigs—that’s more than 1,500 pounds of porky goodness—in a snout-to-tail homage to all that this most magnificent and tasty creature has to offer. The roster of participating chefs reads like a who’s-who of our local scene: Garces, Sbraga, Stern, Santoro, Cichon, Michaud, Cichonski, Volz and more than a dozen more. There will be plenty to drink, too, from Four Roses Bourbon to Illegal Mezcal and beyond. Tickets are available at, and a portion of the proceeds benefits both food charities and farmers. / BRIAN FREEDMAN














ALLA SPINA 1410 Mt. Vernon St. 215.600.0017. Cuisine: Italian gastropub. Defying expectations is the name of the game at Alla Spina, where Marc Vetri’s widely acclaimed hospitality gets a low-brow make-under to match the cuisine. Pig tails are fried, rendering the considerable fat succulent and the strands of meat both crisp and redolent with piggy goodness— think crunchy bacon and fatty pork belly, twisted together around a bone not unlike a chicken wing. They are best eaten with your fingers, a lip-smacking treat that manages to be at once sweet, sour, salty and rich. (Leah Blewett)



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AMERICAN SARDINE BAR 1800 Federal St. 215.334.2336. Cuisine: American comfort. Eating here is a two-faced experience, both forwardlooking and retro, a throwback to a time when comfort trumped detail, but of-the-moment in its occasional willingness to leap-frog convention and play in the sandbox of more modern flavor combinations. How else to explain the Frosted Flake-crusted and fried PB & J? It’s with the simpler constructs that ASB is at its most charming. Grilled cheese embodied the holy trinity of sensations for this Norman Rockwell construct. The bread had been perfectly crisped up in copious amounts of butter, the cheese tucked inside stretched from the teeth with each bite as if performing for a commercial, and the tomatoes, even out of season, brought enough acid to balance out the fattiness. Quintessential beer food. (Brian Freedman)

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here are few things worse in theater than sitting through a long, bad play. Thankfully, at Philadelphia’s first-ever One Minute Play Festival—which runs for three performances only, starting Monday—that’s a circumstance in which local stage lovers will not find themselves. Presented jointly by Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre Company and the New York-based OneMinute Play Festival (OMPF), the inaugural gathering features more than 70 new mini-plays. Penning the 60-second dramas are nearly 50 playwrights, all of whom hail from the Philadelphia region. Many are little-known playwrights emerging though the festival, while some of the city’s top dramatists— including Jacqueline Goldfinger, Seth Rozin and multiple Barrymore Award-winner Michael Hollinger—are also participating. More than 30 local actors are involved, along with eight area directors. OMPF has, with others, staged similar festivals in a number of American cities to great success. Far more than just a three-day event, the Philly fest is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between InterAct and OMPF intended to foster support for the city’s dramatists. All are invited to participate and encouraged to write about anything holding their interest. The plays are then grouped into “clumps” based on their themes or subject matter. Each clump of plays is assigned a director, who’s in charge of casting. In all, there are nine clumps in the OMPF, with themes including gentrification, race, life and death, and the city of Philadelphia itself. Acclaimed director Seth Reichgott is directing nine plays that all revolve around the topic of food. Six actors—three men and three women—will perform in them, scenes which, Reichgott says, range in tone from “broad comedy to a more bittersweet sort of feel.” Although the plays are meant to be entertaining, OMPF has far loftier goals than simply presenting a lively evening of theater. According to Dominic D’Andrea, OMPF’s founder and artistic director, the company has spent an entire year meeting with Philadelphia-area playwrights to discuss what it means to be making art in this city at this period. OMPF has hosted a series of “community and consensus-building workshop sessions with local artists,” D’Andrea told PW, “to create an exchange of ideas, dialogue and understanding with a goal of potentially inspiring new collaborations among local artists.” Goldfinger says those workshop discussions led to the creation of The Foundry, a playwright support organization. “We were losing promising playwriting students to other cities after college graduation because there is very little support for Philadelphia’s emerging playwrights,” she notes. The Foundry is intended to provide emerging Philly playwrights with “the opportunity to develop their craft while also giving them insight into the business of theater.” It wouldn’t exist, she adds, “without OMPF’s commitment to being a conversation starter and problem solver in local communities.” Unlike many short play festivals, D’Andrea says the only rule is that each play could not exceed one minute in length. “Our playmaking process is

The right playwrights: Michael Hollinger (top) and Seth Rozin are among the participants.

actively working with the idea of building up to a minute, as opposed to the cramming of content into a minute. We ask writers for find a core: a word, image, idea, and build up from there. When a oneminute play is good, it can suggest a world that is much wider than its tiny frame. When they are rushed, they can get botched, and we (the audience) disconnect and become aware of the time.” Rozin, InterAct’s artistic director and a successful playwright with two works in the festival, says InterAct was interested in partnering with OMPF “because we have a vested interest in advancing the climate for new plays and playwrights in Philly. And while I’ll admit to having had my own questions about the artistic value of a one-minute play, I have been completely won over by Dominic’s approach to the event. OMPF is really about galvanizing a city’s playwriting community and about capturing something unique in a city’s cultural moment. And at worst, if a play isn’t to your liking, you only have another 45 seconds to endure before moving on.”  Mon., July 29-Wed., July 31. 8pm. $20. Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.


Return of the Modfather Paul Weller’s still at the top of his game. Just don’t expect a nostalgia act. By Neil Ferguson //


Looking into tomorrow: English icon Paul Weller has only gotten better—and more adventurous—with age. The Jam and Style Council founder plays Union Transfer next week.

Wed., July 31, 8pm. $39.50. With Matthew Ryan. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100.

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did not go down well with Weller’s largely male—and very straight—audience at the time. It seems safe to say that, if nothing else, he’s absurdly single-minded. There’s a pause at the end of the line. “Yeah. Yeah, when I’m at me best, I probably am, yeah,” he admits. “When I look back over my career, I can see points where I wasn’t, and it’s shown in the music. But when I believe in something and I’m focused, it becomes a mission. Like, when I played Sonik Kicks in its entirety last year, it was ‘cause I was becoming so fuckin’ bored with all these bands getting together to play their classic album from 1980-whatever. So I thought, bollocks. Y’know what, I’m gonna play a classic album from start to finish, and it’s gonna be me new one. It’s always tricky doing that. It’s a lot to ask of an audience.” There’s another pause. “But y’know what? I think it’s a mark of respect to your audience, trying to challenge them,” Weller says, “as opposed to what, man? Just go out and play your greatest hits? I don’t fucking do that. I never have, and I never will.” 

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Admirable sentiments indeed, but let’s face it: For whatever reasons, most people’s musical tastes tend to atrophy when they get into their 30s. Weller, however, only seems to be getting more adventurous with age. “Yeah, that is true to an extent,” he says, “but I’m always looking out for something new, whether it’s contemporary stuff or older music I haven’t heard before. Regardless of my age, I ain’t into nostalgia. I’m not one of those people who’s like, ‘Ooh, it was better in the ‘80s’ or some bullshit like that— ‘cause it wasn’t. I dunno, it’s that old cliche, isn’t it? Life’s what you make it; it’s as exciting as you wanna make it. It’s important to keep that vibe going. It’s important to keep creating and looking forward.” If there is one constant in Weller’s career, it’s that of frequently wrong-footing fans and critics alike. At his best, he’s a hard-headed contrarian of the best sort. This is the man, after all, who at the precocious age of 24, split up Britain’s most successful singles band since the Beatles, thus causing mass trauma amongst the U.K.’s pubescent Mod revivalists. He followed that up with the Style Council, where it all suddenly became La Nouvelle Vague chic, spandex cycling shorts and ludicrously homo-erotic videos—which, it should be noted,

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ost artists of a certain vintage—particularly those who’ve enjoyed immense commercial and critical success and are entering their fifth decade as a U.K. pop culture icon—get to a point in their career where the inspiration has long since dried up and they’re comfortably cruising on auto-pilot, secure in the knowledge that their still adoring fan base will lap up any old product, no matter how tawdry. And if their album sales go into freefall, which they invariably do, there’s always the fail-safe route of knocking the hits out to an audience desperate to wallow in cheap nostalgia. And in these grim cutthroat economic times, who, really, can blame them? That’s not a route that Paul Weller—founder of the Jam and the Style Council, erstwhile “spokesman for a generation” and, back in his native Britain, a man who’s frequently referred to as a “national treasure,” alongside Jarvis Cocker, Alan Bennett and the late John Peel—has any truck with. It’s not even an option. Put it this way: Those coming to his live show next week at Union Transfer expecting an evening of nonstop Jam hits are likely to be bitterly disappointed. “Yeah, well, they’re at the wrong show, ain’t they?” mutters Weller on the phone from England. “They’d be better served to go and see a tribute band, d’you know what I mean? It’s what they really want, but it certainly ain’t what I fuckin’ want … I can’t be catering to those people. It’s about where my head and heart are right now, and that’s it. You hope people will like it, and some will get it and some won’t. And that’s how it is, man.” The last few years have seen an incredible creative resurgence from Weller. Following something of a lull in the late ‘90s/early ‘00s when he seemed content to release expertly crafted, but ultimately tedious variations on a patented brand of stodgy blue-eyed soul and R&B (which his ever faithful fans lapped up regardless), he’s gone and released by far his best two solo albums and some of the best music of his entire career. Wake Up the Nation in 2010 and last year’s Sonik Kicks were nothing short of revelatory, albums bristling with confidence, vitality and intent. Enlisting a stellar array of collaborators with the likes of Kevin Shields and Graham Coxon on board, both albums explored a head-spinning array of influences and styles, featuring propulsive Motorik grooves, Augustus Pablo-style Melodica-driven Dub, free jazz, electronic retro-futurism, deranged psychedelia and swooning space pop—sometimes, it seemed, within the same song. The word “eclectic” as a descriptor doesn’t even start to do them justice. So, where did this creative surge come from? “I don’t know, mate. If I did, I’d try and do it all the time,” Weller replies. “It’s just a very creative time for me. I’m enjoying pushing boundaries … I suppose at the heart of it all, I’m still a huge fan of music. I try to listen to as much as possible. I always want to try something new. I get bored easily. I want to move on and explore; I want to explore myself as well, as a person. You’re never done with learning. There’s always new places to go. You have creative periods and low periods, but that’s just part and parcel of it all. It’s a never-ending process.”

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Quick Hit: Bill Hader The ex-SNL star talks filthy wives and Eliot Spitzer.

Road warriors: Gaby Hoffmann (left) and Michael Cera star in Crystal Fairy, as American travelers on a journey to drink from a cactus with hallucinogenic properties.


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fter eight years and countless characters on Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader has moved to Los Angeles. His first onscreen post-SNL project is a supporting role in The To Do List, a (literal) coming-of-age story written and directed by his wife, Maggie Carey. The bawdy semi-autobiographical tale stars Aubrey Plaza as an uptight teenage overachiever trying desperately to lose her virginity before college. Hader spoke to PW by phone last week about a variety of awkward moments. PW: Was it strange filming a movie about your wife’s past sexual exploits? I imagine that led to some interesting conversations. BILL HADER: When Andy Samberg read the script, he said, “Your wife is filthy!” Then when we were shooting the scene with Andy and Aubrey in the shower, I asked Maggie if this had really happened. She said, “I was 17. Action!” There’s some pretty edgy material here for a mainstream summer comedy. Well, we shot the film for $1 million. I told that to friend at a studio who said he can’t even rent a camera for $1 million. Is it a coincidence that as soon as you leave SNL, Eliot Spitzer is back in the news? Was he waiting until you couldn’t impersonate him anymore? I just did The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Spitzer was on the show. I was very nervous. Just for the record, he was very nice. But I was incredibly uncomfortable. My original plan was to ask if you’d do this entire interview in your Alan Alda voice. That’s funny. I just did Alan Alda on Leno, and I think I butchered it. I didn’t practice before I went on and was rusty. That’s the thing: People think you can pop right into these things, but I have to do it for a while before I go out. I heard you once wrote a sketch in which Alda was roommates with a horse. Yes! My Roommates’s a Fucking Horse! It was supposed to be like Shit My Dad Says. I was Alan Alda, and Fred Armisen played Tony Danza. Whenever he’d walk in a room, he’d say “Hey, Angela!” But there was nobody named Angela. He just said it before every sentence. It made us laugh incredibly hard, and nobody else found it funny. They were probably right. Wait, how’d you hear about that? (Sean Burns)

Michael Cera is perfect as the trust fund kid in pursuit of the ultimate high in Crystal Fairy. But it’s Gaby Hoffmann who truly stands out. By Sean Burns //


he summer of cokehead Michael Cera continues. Perhaps fearing that he’d been made obsolete by Jesse Eisenberg, the wispy little mumble-mouth also known as George-Michael Bluth has rallied this year with two persona-annihilating turns. Hot on the heels of his hilariously decadent self-parody in This is the End comes Crystal Fairy, a Sundance curio from director Sebastian Silva in which Cera delivers one of the most heroically obnoxious performances in recent memory. He stars as Jamie, an anxious, over-entitled, ugly American tourist visiting Chile just for the drugs. Constantly muttering from underneath a floppy mop of hair, he obliviously insults nearly anyone unlucky enough to make his acquaintance. No real malice intended; he’s just one of those trust fund kids who has never had to consider that he shares the planet with other human beings. Silva kicks off the film with a side-winding party sequence in which Cera loads up on liquor and blow, clogs the toilet and eventually picks up two prostitutes, only to bore them to tears. (For future reference, “How many dicks have you sucked tonight?” probably isn’t the greatest conversation starter.) The next morning, he can barely recall meeting Crystal Fairy, a hippydippy fellow American traveler with a free spirit and dubious personal hygiene. Played by former child actress Gaby Hoffmann (yes, that’s the little girl from Field of Dreams and Uncle Buck), she’s a whirling dervish of overbearing affectations. Jamie claims he can’t recall inviting her along on a road trip with his buddies, but she’s accepted all the same. Their mission is to journey north and drink from the San Pedro cactus, which, according to local legend, has some astounding hallucinogenic properties. Accompanied by three quietly eye-rolling locals (played by the filmmaker’s brothers Juan Andres, Jose Miguel and Agustin Silva), Cera’s Jamie ignores the glorious landscapes and breathtaking vistas, fidgety and focused only on getting high and being annoyed by their unexpected guest. Crystal Fairy is ruining everything, at least as far as Jamie is concerned. She lectures them loudly about their junk food diets and is always interrupting with some sort of mystical invocations or gifts of spirit rocks. She’s got a habit of walking around naked all the time and has no idea why this would make anybody uncomfortable. (He calls her “Crystal Hairy.”) She’s too much of a sunny star-child to pick up on his passive aggression most

of the time, which makes for some wonderfully uncomfortable comedy. The pleasure is in the details, like the way Cera always rides in the car with his seat reclined all the way back, crushing the legs of anybody sitting behind him. His rudeness would be appalling if he had any idea what an asshole he was. Instead, Jamie just starts to seem sad. The more he obsessively fixates on his dislike of Crystal Fairy, the more it starts to seem like he’s overcompensating for his attraction to her—and maybe even a little envious of her goofy, free-wheeling ways, as he’s only equipped to respond to the world with sardonic put-downs and snark. The film was originally called Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus and 2012, a title that more aptly conveys the movie’s ramshackle style. Improvised on location during the downtime while Silva and Cera were making another picture called Magic Magic, this is a rambling lark, an amusing trip that doesn’t really go anywhere, but you don’t mind taking it all the same. The editing is deliberately jagged, and once our protagonists finally get their hands on one of those cacti—an undertaking more difficult than any of them had imagined—the movie threatens to drift away into aimlessness altogether. But just when you’re ready to write off Crystal Fairy as a doodle, Hoffman suddenly drop-kicks the movie into an entirely different zone, with an out-of-nowhere monologue that makes you reconsider everything you’ve seen before. Silvia’s smart enough to leave the camera locked on her in a medium shot and let the actress go for it. Illuminated by the flicker of campfire light, it’s a sudden tour de force played so plainly and directly, it’s clear this is no longer just the little girl from Field of Dreams and Uncle Buck. In the space of one scene, Gaby Hoffmann becomes a movie star. The movie closes on a deliberately unresolved note, because how can you really follow a moment like that? So much of Crystal Fairy feels like a journey to no place in particular, but by the end, it feels like you’ve been somewhere. 

Crystal Fairy Starring: Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann Director: Sebastian Silva

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PET SHOP BOYS Electric (x2) Sounds like: The 12th from the synthpop legends is extremely current, with more upbeat BPMs ramping up the energy and danciness to sweaty euphoria. Free association: Did someone slip something into my iced tea? I wanna take my top off. For fans of: Erasure/Yaz/Moloko x Morrissey, Classixx + LCD Sounds, Voyeur/ the club. (Bill Chenevert)

SARA BAREILLES The Blessed Unrest (Epic) Sounds like: She’s the one that does “Love Song” and gets love from VH1 and The SingOff. She’s cute; she can sing and write, but she’s so damn beige. Free association: Oh, VH1 says she’s 80th in the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music. For fans of: Ingrid Michaelson x OneRepublic + weak Regina Spektor, Sauvignon Blanc. (B.C.)

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EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Vagrant/Rough Trade) Sounds like: The hippies from L.A. are back at it with 10 people on stage, making joyous, commune-style chants and psalms of free-loving cannibis worship. Free association: If a new LP means we stop hearing “Home,” then yes! Great! For fans of: Polyphonic Spree x Alabama Shakes + Lumineers/Mumford. (B.C.)

ANDREW CEDERMARK Home Life (Underwater Peoples) Sounds like: A grower, this one. The folksy casual project from Titus Andronicus’ guitarist is an inspired set of bedroom pop meets shoegaze and nostalgia. Free association: Atypical structures carry his smart, hazy delivery into the clouds. For fans of: Pavement x Woods + Real Estate, Beck/Polvo, jangle stoner delights. (B.C.)

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CHILDRENS HOSPITAL Thursdays, midnight, Cartoon Network Captive audience: Stoners. Yeah, that’s basically it. Moment of truth: The Cartoon Network’s delightfully deranged web series-turned-Adult Swim staple returns for a fifth season, once again sending up high-and-mighty hospital dramas that seriously need to get over themselves. (Paging Grey’s Anatomy!) Creator Rob Corddry’s consistently bloodstained Patch Adams-wannabe Dr. Blake Downs and his fellow self-centered, incredibly incompetent doctors are back, with guest stars Jon Hamm and Nick Offerman returning to join in on the balls-to-thewall absurdity. Silly, strange and usually about 12 minutes long, this show always comes with the nutty thunder. Emmy or phlegmmy: Emmy. (Craig D. Lindsey)

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ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF Saturdays, 11pm, Fox Captive audience: Adult Swim watchers; cartoon geeks; and, of course, stoners. Moment of truth: Not just content with having edgy, animated sitcoms on Sunday nights, Fox is looking to have its own late-night, Adult Swim-esque block of cartoon shows too batshit-crazy for prime time. Axe Cop (the webcomic notoriously co-created by a 5-year-old) is the funniest, with Nick Offerman voicing an axe-wielding, planet-bouncing lawman, while High School USA, a dark-humored Archie Comics takeoff featuring the voices of Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser and Mandy Moore, is the strangest. All in all, it’s suitable entertainment on a Saturday night. Especially if you have a bong handy. Emmy or phlegmmy: Emmy. (C.D.L.)

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? Tuesdays, 8pm, CW Captive audience: Improv nerds; fans of the original versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway?; and, of course, stoners. Moment of truth: As someone who was a rabid fan of both the ABC version and the British original (Josie Lawrence rules!), this new incarnation of the improv game show is a bit of a letdown. Cackling new host Aisha Tyler often brings the show to a screeching halt with her awkward bon mots, and the show relies too much on using ill-equipped “star players” like The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan and Glee’s Kevin McHale. I never thought I’d see the day when Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out (which has also recently returned, over on MTV2) would be the more preferable improv show to watch on Tuesday nights. Emmy or phlegmmy: Phlegmmy. (C.D.L.)


FANTASIA + JOE AT THE DELL MUSIC CENTER Thurs., July 18. Overall vibe: Can you say “heatwave?” It was hot and sticky outside and onstage, with the opening act, Joe, a bit of a melting-pot mixed bag. He didn’t appreciate our candid, not-that-impressed smattering of applause at times—that’s how Philly rolls, Joe!—but maybe because it was hot out there. When ‘Tasia set the stage, though, she really set it on fire, and we forgot where we were. What heatwave? Most memorable moment: Every bit of Fantasia’s performance. There was nothing lacking, nor a minute of down-time once she hit the stage. There were consistent, continually memorable moments—like when she was dancing to old school songs. Or when she told the crowd to rush the stage and warned security to relax. Or when she blew without the mic, and everyone knew/heard the lyrics she was singing. Scene stealer: Every eye was on Fantasia; no one cared about poor Joe, who couldn’t steal a glance. ‘Tasia commanded that stage, delivering an explosive show from the second she stepped out to the moment she exited. She stole her own show. (Danielle Mitchell)




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16TH & BIGLER 2ND FLR.,$800/ MO.+. ALDER & SHUNK-2nd. FLR., $800/MO.+ 215-467-5332.

OLD CITY (4 S.Front St/4th fl) Bright 2BR or 1BR/Office, approx 2000SF, Facing Del River w/view of BF bridge. CA, Gas heat, WD, DW, GD, Wood/Carpet. $1350/ mo+. 215-627-4414

1915 WHARTON STREET 1 bedroom, Hw/FLRS., Deck, Avail 7/1 $795/mo 215-883-0542

OLD CITY 2BD/2BA $1900/MO Ready for august 1, Call Maria 215-264-2024


RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 Walnut St.) 2BRs or 1 lg bedroom/Office, 1 bath, WD, DW, CA, Gas heat, Carpeted. $1295/ mo+. 215-627-4414


22nd & Spruce

13th & Pine

Very Cool Studio apt, Includes Heat.

Large 1BR apt, Great location.




TEMPLE UNIV AREA: 3-BDR bi-level near Temple $1,300+util 215-382-0112x511 Broker/Owner

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16TH & LOMBARD- Trinity Townhome in Great Loc, High ceilings, HW flrs, W/D, Dog friendly, Yard & Bsmnt. AVAIL MID-AUG! $1235. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. 16TH & MIFFLIN 2bedrms. ALL NEW! Hdwd flrs., C/A. lg. backyard. $1000/ mo+.215-292-5952/ 16xx S.DOVER 3BR, HW flrs, SS packaged kit, Granite c-tops, 2BA, built in porch. $950/mo+. 215-370-4354 18TH & SNYDER AVE. Lg. 4/5BDRMS, HDWD FLRS., REAR PATIO, W/D, $1300/ mo.+. 215-432-6222. 18XX FERNON ST 2bdrms, Washer/ Dryer, 1bath. $750/mo.+utils.water incl.Sec.8 OK. 215-806-7078. 2012 S 4TH: $2,000/MO 3BD/2BA, 1-car parking, wide open space, wood floors, Juliet balcony, breathtaking 360 degree view of the city skyline, rear yard, c/a, CALL MIKE MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-440-8345 C HRI STI A N ST. 4B DRMS.,HDWD. FLRS.,MOD.,MUST SEE! $2400/MO.+. 610-304-0087.

ROOM FOR RENT 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300. CENTER CITY, HEAD HOUSE SQUARE, SOCIETY HILL. “TOKIO B&B STUDIOS, 124 LOMBARD ST. Enjoy all of the City’s Historic Areas, Museums, Parks, Restaurants, etc. Everything within your reach! EVERYONE WELCOME to enjoy our Comfortable environment and Reasonable Rates. DAILY rates STARTING at $65. SPECIAL WEEKLY rates $300-$500. FANTASTIC MONTHLY rates $800-$1500. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. Website http://sushi. Call MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515 KENSINGTON AREA: FURNISHED WITH TVs. Use of kitchen & bath, W/D, Starting $70/week & UP. 267-357-3119

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ARTISTS STUDIO SPACE ARTIST STUDIOS FOR RENT- $65-$325 for 100-500sf. Open & private studios in beautiful 5 story warehouse in Kensington. Exposed beams & bricks with lots of natural light. Utilities & wifi included. Info at: www.papermillarts. com Contact Karyn 215.687.8391

226 South St. // 215.922.4200 & Associates, Inc. Realtors ONE BEDROOM

315 NEW ST (OLD CITy) Beautiful, 1 Br., 1 Bth., c/a,w&d, GaraGe prkG. included $1,350.00 ABBOTTS Sq. (2ND & LOMBARD STS) larGe 1 Br. 1.5 Bths. ., c/a, w&d, Balcony $1,695.00 SOCIETy HILL TOWERS 1 Br., 1 Bth, upGraded corner unit, c/a, hrd.flrs.,hi-floor, all, $1,700.00 1628 S. 9TH 1st floor 1 Bedroom, den, w/w carpet, w&d in BldG eZ access to center city $750.00 111 S.15TH ST ‘THE GRANDE’ larGe 1 Br., 1 Bth, hi-flr.,w&d c/a, elevator $1,800.00 1307 N. MARSHALL ST. 1st flr.,(northern liBerties) 1 Br., 1 Bth, w&d in hallway, Garden $650. 00 ABBOTTS Sq. #613 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, c/a, w&d, Balcony, wood &w/w carpet avail.9-613 $1,300.00


8 S. FRONT ST 4th flr. ny-style loft, hrd. flrs, c/a,x-posed Brick, w&d, larGe deck



1010 RACE ST lG. studio elevator BldG.,central air, w&d, convenient to temple u.



2700 ANN ST.(PORT RICHMOND) 2 Brs., 1 Bath, Bi-level, w&d in the BldG.yard 325 SPRUCE ST (2ND FRONT) 2 Brs., 1 Bath, heat included, wood & w/w carpet 822 FITzWATER ST 3rd flr. 2Brs., 1 Bth., hrd. flrs.,nice kitch.,no pets,smokers or Bikes

$700.00 $1,050.00 $1,400.00


425 N. PRESTON ST (WEST PHILA) Bi- level, lG 4 Brs., 2 Baths call ellen 215-922-3600 ext. 211 1027 CARPENTER ST 3 Brs., 2 Bths, parkinG inc., hrd.flrs., c/a, w&d on 2nd flr.,patio 704 S. PHILIP (2ND & BAINBRIDGE) 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, deck,c/a,w&d 8-7-13 523 S. 2ND ST 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, deck, central ait, hrd.flrs, no pets or smokers

$2,200.00 $2,500.00 $2,200.00 $2,500.00


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5th & Spruce (Society Hill)

Adorable Studio apt, w/AC and Laundry.

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1233 S.Broad St, 3F: $2,200 (Avenue of the Arts) Renovated 3BR w/ 2BAs, cooks kitchen, laundry, hardwood floors, tall ceilings & more. John Brown, Prudential Fox & Roach Direct: 215-440-8173



TWO BEDROOM TEMPLE UNIV AREA: 2-BDR bi-level near Temple $1,000+util 215-382-0112x511 Broker/Owner

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BROAD & SPRUCE Studio’s & 1BR’s, C/A, W/D SPRUCE & 15TH Fab Studio & 1BR, HW floors SPRUCE & 13TH Studio’s, 1&2 BR’s, HW floors BAINBRIDGE & 12TH Mod Studio’s, HW floor SPRUCE & 12TH Studio & 2BR, W/W, A/C Walnut & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry PINE & 10TH Studio & 1BR, HW floors Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. PINE & 9TH Studio, Pine & 21st 1Bd's,Sunny hardwood, heatHW incl.,floors, yard Laundry SPRUCE &Pine 4TH& 22nd 1 & 2Bd, Greathardwood, 1BR, HWheat floors, incl.Laundry

Saturday Appointments Available RITTENHOUSE SQUARE/FITLER SQUARE THE CHATHAM: 20th & WALNUT – Spacious Studio’s and Two Bedrooms in High rise, Doorman bldg w/Magnificent Western & Southern exposure, View of Rittenhouse Square, HW floors, Laundry on site, Professionally Managed. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER!

ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1,285- $1,860

16TH & LOMBARD – Trinity Townhome in Great Location, High ceilings, HW floors, W/D, Dog friendly, Yard & Basement. AVAILABLE MID-AUGUST! $1,235 21ST & LOCUST – Adorable Studio in Brownstone bldg. w/HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE JULY! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $825 21ST & WALNUT ST – Junior One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE JULY! HEAT & HOT WATER INCL. $985 21ST & WALNUT ST – Spacious One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, HW floors, High ceilings, Heat & Hot Water Incl, Laundry in bldg. AVAILABLE AUGUST! $1,585

$875-$1050 $775-$825 $850-$1195 $825 $850-$1300 $775-$1300 $775 $1100

$770-995 $575-1000 $850-950 $700-1000 $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $770-995 Walnut & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry CHRISTIAN & 5TH Mod 1 & 2BR, W/W, A/C $840-$1050 $875-1700 Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. BAINBRIDGE & 3RD Great 1BR’s, W/W, C/A $810 $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard $850-995 Lombard & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. CHRISTIAN & 2ND & 9th 1Bd Fab Studio’s & 1BRs $620-$1050 $750-1100 Lombard A/C & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, $995-1100 MONROE Pine & 2ND Great 2BR, HW&fl20th oors,Ultra CA,mod Pvt1Bd's, Entrance. $1400 $875-1000 Chestnut C/A, great location $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2Lombard bath, bi-level, laundry $875-1700 & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World,Broad 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood $800-850 & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $850-995 Lombard &Deck, 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $950-1750 Area Ultra Mod 2BR, 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Parking POPULARArt & 28TH HW oors, $1050 $995-1100 Pinefl& 9th A/C 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 &Spruce 2Bd's,&deck $995 12th C/A, 2Bd,W/D, 1-1/2 Gated bath, bi-level, laundry THE BREWERY27TH PARRISH Mod 1BR Lofts, W/W, parking $1300 $1950 University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood ASPEN & Spring 26TH Garden Collonade-Extremely SunnyArt Studio’s &Nice 1BR’s $750-$800 $950-1750 Area Ultra ModStudio 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck,$700 Parking $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck PARRISH Q.V. & 26TH Delightful Studio’s & 1BR’s $800-$900 $600-675 3rd & Bambridge 1University & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A2 bath, totally renovated $1950 City 3Bd, Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. $700 SpringParquet Garden fl Collonade-Extremely Nice$375 Studio MT. VERNON & 21ST Lg. Studio, oors $795 $600-675 Q.V.C/A, 3rd W/D & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W,$625 C/A & 18th Cozy Mod 1Bd, GREEN & Fairmount 21ST 1BR, EIK, Yard $925 $375 Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. $600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry $625 Fairmount 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D SPRING GARDEN & 20TH Studio/Loft, HW&floors $800 $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, & yard $600 Mt. Vernon 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry SPRING GARDEN &19TH Charming Studio’s, HW fl oors, Laundry $775-$825 $700 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, Wallace laundry & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard$600



Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry MANY MORE APARTMENTS AVAILABLE!

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The Chocolate Works


in the heart of Old City | 231 N. Third Street

12TH & WALNUT – Modern spacious Bi-level One Bedroom w/Spiral staircase, HW floors, C/A, D/W, W/D, Bath & ½. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER! $1,385 10TH & CLINTON – Cozy Studio on beautiful tree lined street, HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! ALL UTILS INCL.

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Studio, Completely renovated, 396 sf $1,550 Brand new 1 bedroom with hardwood floors, custom kitchen, designer bath and western city views, 572 sf $1,925 1 bedroom, lots of natural light from two exposures, generous living space, kitchen has excellent cabinet and counter space, 812 sf $1,890 Washington square hoPKinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Studio, excellent closet space, Washington Squre views, 460 sf $1,150 Studio, high floor, southern views, 413 sf $1,250 1 bedroom, panoramic southern views, 778 sf $1,575

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BanK Building 421 cHeSTNuT STreeT Brand new 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bathroom with wood floors, chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms and unique finishes such as exposed brick and ductwork, 2025 sf $7,500

aBBotts square 530 S. 2Nd STreeT 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, fireplace, study nook, private terrace, excellent stoage space, 989 sf $1,750

stricKland roW 1014 Spruce STreeT Spacious studio, with

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258 south 18th st. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom

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custom home one half block from Rittenhouse Square, lots of natural light, hardwood floors, fireplace, designer $2,395 kitchen and baths

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Washington Square views,

and beautifully restored

designer bathroom, 975 sf

updated kitchen, fireplace, 1 car parking,1658 sf $2,150

partial Rittenhouse Square

kitchen, balcony, lots of closet space, 494 sf $1,275 2 bedroom, 2 baths, split floor plan, balcony, skyline view, washer/dryer, 1209 sf $2,150

city views, 1119 sf

views, 609 sf


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267 south 19th street 3 bedroom walk-up half a block from Rittenhouse Square



the WarWicK 1701 LOcuST STreeT Studio, wood floors, marble bathroom, open kitchen, 346 $2,650 1 bedroom, with walk-in closet, washer/dryer, and sunrise views, 531 sf $2,000


1955 locust street Brand new studio half a block from Rittenhouse Square with wood floors and high end kitchen and bath, 404 sf $1,400 Brand new 1 bedroom half a block from Rittenhouse Square with wood floors and high end kitchen and bath, 510 sf $1,675

closet space, 653 sf


2020 WALNuT STreeT 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, spacious kitchen, large living/ dining space, 1209 sf


Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 baths, generous entertaining space, hardwood floors, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, customized closets, skyline views, washer/dryer, 1198 sf $2,800

the rittenhouse saVoy 1810 S. rITTeNHOuSe SQ. Studio, overlooks Rittenhouse Square, 415 sf


art museum the PhiladelPhian 2401 peNNSyLvANIA Ave Studio with sunrise city views, 567 sf


3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on a high floor with large balcony and beautiful city views, 2017 sf $3,690

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1 bedroom, city views to the north, 514 sf $1,390 1 bedroom plus den, 270 degree city views, 2 baths, 763 sf $1,790 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, generous entertaining space, lots of closets, 1022 sf $2,500

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open houses

SALE OPEN HOUSES SAtUrdAy JULy 27tH 12:00 – 3:00Pm

Graduate Hospital 1631 Christian St $1,100,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH Queen Village 216 Montrose St 275,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Avenue of the Arts 400-440 S Broad St., #1207 $950,000 COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED


Girard Estates 2516 S 18th St $379,900 COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED

Queen Viilage 516 Carpenter St $357,500 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

SUNdAy JULy 28tH 12:00-1:00Pm Society Hill 609 Lombard St., R $369,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

12:00-3:00Pm Avenue of the Arts 400-440 S Broad St., #1207 $950,000 COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED

Queen Village 778 S. Front St., H $579,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Northern Liberties 970 N. Randolph St $350,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH


Queen Village 924 S 2nd St $299,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge St., #H $399,900 COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED


Mt Airy 7209 Wissahickon St $995,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Graduate Hospital 1720 Bainbridge St., #B $449,900 COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED

University City 4217 Regent Square $444,500 COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED


Spring Arts 1205-07 Mt. Vernon St., #2 $274,900 ELFANT WISSAHICKON

Logan Square 119 N. Van Pelt $750,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Queen Village 121 Kenilworth St $859,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Washington Square West 838-40 Lombard St $1,545,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Graduate Hospital 2111 St Albans St $599,900 COLDWELL BANKER PREFERRED

Times are Subject to Change.

Northern Liberties 968 N. 5th St $545,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH Pennsport 515 Reed St $335,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

1:30-2:30Pm Society Hill 108 Lombard St $825,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Northern Liberties 615 Poplar St $600,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Washington Square West 1028 Irving St $325,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH


Northern Liberties 908 Saint John Neumann $825,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH Rittenhouse Square 511 S. 18th St $475,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Passyunk Square 732 Annin St $304,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH Rittenhouse Square 510 S. 17th St $565,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH Packer Park 1908 Geary St $510,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Rittenhouse Square 1710 Pine St 1,500,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Bella Vista 1022 S. 6th St $429,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Queen Village 506 Catharine St $515,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Passyunk Square 710 Medina $329,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Queen Village 201 Queen St., #2 $550,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Pennsport 116 Alter St $299,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Queen Village 720 S. Front St $339,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Queen Village 702 S 3rd St $639,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

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Art Museum 720 Shirley St $375,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

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Queen Village 110 Fitzwater St $425,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Passyunk Square 1163 S. Darien St $289,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH


Pennsport 414 Cross St 339,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

Art Museum Area 917 N 29th St $439,900 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH Bella Vista 738 S. Darien St $389,000 PRUDENTIAL, FOX, & ROACH

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1830Addison Addison St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 4bd/3.1BaSt. 2625 Sq. Ft; Cape 1830 Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Renovated Cape $600,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 25 W. Langhorne Ave., Havertown PA 19083 $525,000

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$525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2200 Arch #1008, Logan Square Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2BD/ 2BA, Sq. Ft. Loft Style Condo 3 Bd/2 Ba; 1316 RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $525,000 $475,000; 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3508 Hamilton Street - Powelton Village 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. Ft. REDUCED $665,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 St. Rittenhouse $525,000 6-10Addison Strawberry St. #14, Old CitySq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome,

2Bd/2Ba; Condo, 4 Yrs. Young $359,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq.

New Construction –St. 922-26 N. 17th Street Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 36 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, Units Ba; - $299K - $329K. Call for Details. $525,000 $525,000

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1830 Addison Addison St. St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. Sq. 1830 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3722 Hamilton St., Powelton Village $525,000

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1830 Addison Sq. 1256 Round St. HillRittenhouse Road, Bryn Mawr 3Completely Bd/2 Ba;renovated RenovatedTownhome, 6 bed 5.1 baths 3,834 sq ft. $899,000 $525,000

1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 863 N. Uber St. # A 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1Bd/1Ba Condo - $234,900 $525,000865 N. Uber St. #A

4BD/3.1BA Contemporary at “The Enclave” 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 4,249 Sq. Ft.; Updated $698,500 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1511 W. Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr $525,000

18302BD/2BA, Addison St. Sq. 1,294 sq.Rittenhouse ft. condo $255,000 3 Bd/21409 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Wesley’s Run, Gladwyne $525,000 5BD/4.1BA French Colonial; 5,478 Sq.Ft.

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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 27th St., Art Museum Area 3863 Bd/2N.Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4Bd/2.1Ba; 1,864 Sq. Ft. $499K $525,000

1129 N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley

Hillgate Community – Elevator!

$175,000 to $225,000


1830 105 Addison St. Rittenhouse Glenn Rd., #10, Ardmore Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2Bd;1.1Ba Condo $175,000 $525,000 1110 Grandview Terrace, Wayne

5Bd/3.1Ba; 4,654 Square Feet

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5-6 Beds/3.2 baths; 5,419 Square Feet 1/2 Acre; $989,000

940 Lindy Lane, Bala Cynwyd

Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Square Square •• Rooftop Rooftop Pool •• Fitness Fitness Center Center •• Valet Valet Pool Parking • 24 Hr Security • Parking • 24 Hr Security • 24 Hr Maintenance 24 Hr Maintenance Studios $115,000 to $150,000

110Addison Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynwyd 2 Bedrooms $250,000to to$150,000 $400,000 $525,000 Studios $115,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 4 New Construction Townhomes Statrting at $659K. Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 13Bedrooms $175,000 totransfer $225,000 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Includes real estate tax • No tax 4 Beds/3.1 Baths, 1-Car Garage, Open Floor Plan 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 Interior Units 3,010 square feet $525,000 $525,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon Square 12-6pm 864 Briarwood Rd., Newtown Exterior Units 2,950 square feet Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Satto 12-3pm $400,000 $500,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bedrooms 6Bd/5.1Ba; Colonial; Greene Countrie 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, real estate tax • No$975,000 transfer tax 1.78 Acres; Radnor Township; $525,000 3MAIN Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, LINE SUBURBS Includes 110 Fairview St. Road, Penn Valley Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse 605Addison New Gulph Bryn Mawr PA 1830 St.Rd., Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; 6Bd/4.1Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4,416 Sq.Ft. 5Bd/3.1Ba; 4,654 Square Feet Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Contemporary; 2.20 Acres; $869,500 3-Story; .43 Acres $1,200,000 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Open Sunday 2pm – 4pm 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;Lindy RenovatedTownhome, 940 Lane, Bala Cynwyd $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 1025 Barr Lane, Gladwyne

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Recent new construction! Great 2BD/1BA, bi-level, home with cherry hardwood floors, open granite and stainless kitchen with breakfast bar, and fully finished basement, beautifully designed with a high level of sound control and insulation!


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Wonderful 2BD/3BA home with wide open floor plan, hardwood floors, brand new roof and windows, and finished tile basement, also boasting a fun rear yard and large kitchen with peninsula for dining and entertaining!



Very well kept triplex featuring a beautifully pointed brick façade, newer windows, and newer roof, all boasting lots of potential in a fantastic location!

Adorable 2BD/2BA corner home boasting den, finished basement, fantastic yard with planting area and wood fence, and a lovely fireplace, also offering an exquisite master bedroom suite with 3 closets, walk-ins with builtins, and linen closet.

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Handsome and unique corner 1BD/1BA home boasting high ceilings, leaded glass windows, hardwood floors, granite and stainless kitchen, and an open rooftop with unbelievable deck potential!



New single family home to be constructed on this vacant lot, consisting of 3 story 3BD/1.5BA home with partial roof deck, high ceilings, finished basement, and wide open concreted yard. Time to choose your finishes at this pre-build stage!


Lovely 2BD/1BA home with a beautiful brick façade, open interior, and wide open backyard, all located in a nice, walkable neighborhood filled with lovely homes and classic Philadelphia architecture!

1806-18 RITTENHOUSE SQ 611


Wonderful 1BD/1BA home with foyer, wide open living/ dining room, and stunning wall of windows, all a fabulous opportunity to live in a fantastic building in the always electric Rittenhouse Square!

727-29 S. 7TH 1F


Never before offered 1BD/1BA condo unit with a wide open floor plan with high ceilings and an abundance of windows and light, boasting original tile, adjacent former vault in kitchen (use as wine cellar or pantry!), perfect entertaining space, and common roof deck access.



Completely renovated 3BD/2.5BA home offering wide open living space, brand new granite + stainless tile kitchen, finished basement, and private red brick yard, beautifully designed with amazing lighting, hardwood floors, and crown molding.





Luxurious 1BD/1BA condo unit boasting 6 extra-large windows, high ceilings, granite + stainless kitchen with drop down sushi bar, and Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. This building has a doorman, fitness center, and has 1-year free parking in a garage located just across the street!

Like new construction with 3 fantastic units! 1st flr: bilevel, 2 bedroom with cherry hardwood floors, open granite and stainless kitchen, fully finished basement, and rear concrete patio; 2nd flr: 2 bedrooms offering cherry hardwood floors and spacious granite and stainless kitchen; 3rd flr: 2 bedrooms offering cherry hardwood floors and lovely granite and stainless kitchen, all centered in a great location!





Prominent corner triplex in a developing area! 1st flr: 1BD/1BA unit features wide open space, plenty of windows, cute yard, and basement access; 2nd flr: 2BD/1BA unit with lots of windows, hardwood flooring, kitchen with maple cabinetry, nice deck, and high ceilings; 3rd flr: spacious 2BD/1BA with hardwood floors, many windows, and deck. All units have in-unit washer + dryers and central air!

Brand new 3BD/3BA home boasting garage, rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city, landscaped private patio with 15’ bamboo plants, beautifully designed with soaring ceilings, wall of windows, gas fireplace, and offering 10 year tax abatement!



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Wonderful 2BD/3BA home with wide open floor plan, hardwood floors, brand new roof and windows, and finished tile basement, also boasting a fun rear yard and large kitchen with peninsula for dining and entertaining!

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Wonderful 4BD/1BA home boasting a beautifully lit porch front foyer, stunning hardwood floors, and wide open living room w/ faux fireplace, also offering 4 nicely sized bedrooms and full deck potential!



BELLA VISTA $350,000

Delightful 2BD/1BA home featuring wide open layout, spacious stainless kitchen with wood cabinets, and adorable rear yard, all with incredible charm in a superb location.


Grand and handsome, 4BD/3 full + 3 half bath home in impeccable condition with parking, sun deck, roof deck, and finished basement, also featuring hardwood floors, ornate woodwork, and a security system!


4947 PINE

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New ListiNg – southwest PhiLadeLPhia 5846 Theodore Street

Duplex with garage via 59th and Lindbergh. $59,500.

PeNNsPort – Custom BuiLt home 1322 S. American Street

Large new Home. 10 ft. Ceilings. Floating Stairs. 10 year tax abatement. $449,000.

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Newbold Area. 2 Bedrooms. Bamboo Floors. $145,000. 2129 Sigel Street – 3 Bedrooms. $39,900.

1701 S 19th Street

Large Corner. 3 Apartments. $146,900.

2225-27-29 Wilder Street

Three building lots. 42 x 50. $79,000.

2750 Wharton Street

Corner Store plus 2 Apts. $229,000.


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15,000 sq. ft. Classrooms. Auditorium. Lunch Room. $495,000.

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1700 sq ft Townhouse, steps from Rittenhouse Sq. and South St. with all the great new restaurants. 3 plus Bdrms, 2 & 1/2 Bath, open Living/Dining combo with Oak flrs, Kitchen w/ Corian counter tops, white cabinets and tile wainscotting, Garden & Deck. Needs updating but affordable. 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Living & Dining area with oak flrs, updated Kitchen w/ marble tile flr, recessed lights & Breakfast Bar, Large yard and parking 2 Story Row with front porch, Living and Dining with wood flrs, Galley Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath 1064 sq ft. Parking. New roof Commercially zoned, set up as a residential duplex. 1 Bedroom on first floor, 3 Bedroom 2nd and 3rd floor bi-level. Plus rear work/studio space. 2 Story Row Home, Separate Living and Dining with hardwood flrs, 3 Bedrooms, 1 and a half baths. Hall and Bath skylights

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom Townhouse in Society Hill with garage & elevator...all fully upgraded & handsomely appointed. Features include charming garden, chef’s kitchen with a top-ofthe-line Viking appliance package, 2 private decks, 2 zones of HVAC, a NuTone intercom, surround sound & security system.


2138 SPRING STREET In a near park-like setting, on the best block of Logan Square you’ll find this superb 2000 sq ft townhouse. This impeccably maintained fourbedroom, two-bathroom residence features a wide, elegant staircase, organized closets, rich hard wood floors and a tranquil rear garden with mature planting and charming brick work.

$695,000 FOX&ROACH

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

$3,949,000 Call Jody Volpe

1913 FITZWATER ST Sophisticated beautifully renovated 4br, 2.5b, gourmet kitchen, patio, high quality finishes throughout

$725,000 Call Scott Neifeld



Stunning architectural detail in spacious 5br, 3.5b, patio, parking, on beautiful tree-lined street

$1,495,000 Call Trish Kelly

ARTISAN 3 AT THE AVE OF THE ARTS! BROAD & FITZWATER STS 8 spectacular contemporary townhouses with all amenities, 4 br, 3.5b, custom chef’s kitchen, 2 car garage, elevator, roof deck, tax abatement pending


Investment opportunity! Triplex with 1 two bedroom, 2 one bedroom units,18’ frontage, nice curb appeal, prime location


Twin, 3br, 1b, front porch, wood floors, large garden

$195,000 Call Michele Golembeski

$439,900 Call Leon Aksman



3 Story Victorian Row SQUARE Duplex Just Renovated! 1 Bedroom 1 Bath $335,000 $339,000 MLS 5965620 MLS 5787044

215.247.3600 Chestnut Hill 8039 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118

$2,800,000 Call Michael Waxman or Martin Bernstein 226 South Street


FEATURED PROPERTY Duplex Open Floor Plan $369,000 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths CHESTNUT HILL $329,900 5965611 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths MLS

$995,000 MLS 6237625

MLS 5784384


Charming $339,000 1205-07 Mt. Condominium Vernon ST., #2 1 Bedroom 1 Bath MLS 5950613 SPRING ARTS $225,000


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OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 3 Bedrooms Baths State of the2art Loft

219 E. Broadway Avenue Condominium $239,000 CLIFTON HEIGHTS 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths MLS 5956986 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths $489,555 MLS 5746449 $ 95,900

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Walkers Paradise! 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $379,000 1 Bedroom 1 Bath $299,000 MLS 5897864 $269,900 MLS MLS 6205668 5744269

$225,000 MLS 5790241 MLS 5790241

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Rittenhouse Square 2000 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Turnkey restaurant with liquor license & 2 modern 2br apartments. Entirely rehabbed with all new equipment. High traffic location, reduced!

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UNIVERSITY CITY Sunny Townhouse Sunny Townhouse WASHINGTON SQUARE 33 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 1$242,500 Bedroom 1 Bath $259,900

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Exquisite AIA award winning renovation, 2br, 2.5b, roof deck, finished basement, deeded parking

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2810 Cambridge St REDUCED! 2BR/1BA Refinished HW Floors, High Ceilings, Custom Closets and Huge Back Yard 2731 Cambridge St Spacious 2BR/1BA – with 2 CAR PARKING & Large Rear Patio 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #812 Gracious Corner Unit Overlooking Kelly Drive with Parking

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$259,999 $284,000 $390.000

Southwest – 5656 Windsor Ave Great Investment Opportunity $31,900 Feltonville – 4514 D St Priced for Quick Sale, Sold as is, New heater, Garage, Fenced back yard, Great for Investors $49,900 West Phila – 5936 Cedar Ave Well Maintained 3BR home W/Front Porch, HW Flrs, Large Eat in Kitch, nice size BR and large backyard $49,999 Point Breeze – 2118 McClellan St Recently Renovated home with All New systems, Appliances and windows! $60,000 NE Phila – 1517 Rosalie St 2BR/1BA house on a small Block, full Finished Basement $67,000 West Phila – 3220 N Etting St 3BR/1BA home Totally Rehabbed, 1.5 Years ago $67,500 Mayfair – 4769 Bleigh Ave REDUCED! 3BR/1BA home in E Mayfair area W/ front patio overlooking a park, Ready for Move In $89,000 Fishtown - 2522 Tilton St 2BR/2BA in Fishtown $89,900 Elmwood Park – 7130 Guyer Ave Renovated Property on Desirable St in SW Phila, Near Public transportation and park $72,500 Folcroft – 1511 Glen Avenue Great Opportunity! Located on a nice and quiet block, Back yard wood floors, Handicap accessible $90,000 Port Richmond – 3019 Aramingo Ave Beautiful Port Richmond 3BR, Newer Kitchen, Freshly Painted, Move in Ready! $100,000 Holmesberg – 8020 Erdrick St 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,000 Mill Creek – 923 N 48th St 5BR/2BA Unique Home with 2 Car Driveway Parking, Great Value $109,900 Germantown – 140 W Abottsford Ave Lovely 4BR/1.5BA 1800 + Sq Ft Twin, Ready for you to move In $119,900 East Mt Airy – 401 E Slocum St Handsomely updated home on large Corner Lot, New Kitchen, New Bath, HW Flrs and More $169,500 Temple University – 1902-04 W Diamond St 3 Story 7BR Home with Vacant Lot $199,000 Pennypack- 8851 Manchester Ave. A beautifully maintained home in the Pennypack area, with parking! $195,000 Cobbs Creek – 5811 Washington Ave Gracious 4BR/1.5BA W Original Detail and Character $125,000 Overbrook – 921 Marlyn Rd Classic 3BR/1BA rowhome W/Garage, Charming Orig Details and tasteful upgrades on beautiful block $139,900 Greys Ferry- 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated Move in Cond Close to Graduate Hosp., shopping Center, Supermarket, Public transit $139,900 Mayfair – 3137 Longshore Ave gem in Mayfair, Tree Lined St $144,900 Overbrook Park – 7467 Rhodes St Rehabbed 3BR/2BA home with Family Room and 2 Parking Spaces $159,900 Cheltenham – 1717 W Cheltenham 19027 $145,000 Harrowgate – 3659 Frankford Ave Corner Property kept in Great Shape and situated for great Exposure right on Frankford Ave $169,900 Bridgeburg – 2537 Casimir St Unique Opportunity, 3BR/1.5BA, Finished Basement, Large Rear Deck REDUCED! $169,500 Fox Chase – 7855 Lorna Dr Well Kept home in expansive lot ready for Modern updates, Main floor Master Suite, finished basement $170,000 West Phila – 4049 Baring St REDUCED! 5BR/2.5BA home, Original woodwork, Future Money Earner, Needs TLC $175,000 Point Breeze – 1321 S 18th St Sunny & Spacious Point Breeze home with custom Mural by Philly Artist NoseGo $199,000 Manayunk – 107 Vassar St Don’t miss this Charming 3BR/1.5BA home in super location, huge yard, Great layout, H/W floors tons of Closet space! $218,000 North Phila – 1541 N Franklin St Huge 3 Story, 8BR/3BA, Close to Temple $225,000 Fishtown – 1815 Memphis St 3BR/2BA home in the Heart of Fishtown $239,900 Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, High End marble and granite throughout, Completely Renovated $260,000 West Mt Airy – 118 W Sharpnack St 4BR/2/5BAContemporary New construction home, Full Finished Basement, Roof top Deck $298,900 Temple University – 2040 N Franklin St Great Investment Property Live in one unit and collect rent from the other fully rehabbed 4BR upper unit 1BR plus Partially Fin Basement in lower unit $299,000 Fishtown - 2315 Coral St New Construction, 3BER/2.5BA Modern homes Hardwood Floors, Kitchen with granite counter tops and SS Appliances, Finished Basement $314,900 Fishtown – 1505 Frankford Ave Spacious 2600 Sq Ft Gorgeous 3Br/3.5BA with Giant master Suite, 3rd Fl Deck, Bamboo floors $329,950 Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper St Huge Warehouse $375,000 North Phila – 5205 N Broad St One of a Kind, Cash Cow right on Broad St Semi Detached Twin offering 5 Separate units, All rehabbed with 2 Car Parking $350,000 Fishtown – 2227 Amber New Construction, Ultra Modern 3 Story Home, Roof Top deck $369,900 Temple University – 1132 W Nevada St Newly consturct4d in 2012- Great Investment, Gorgeous Duplex has it all, The tenants enjoy this spacious and well built property that is 1 Block from the Main Campus $424,999 Temple University – 2233 N Camac St Investors Alert! Few Blocks from Temple University Campus New Construction multi unit duplex, Strong Rental History, SS Appl, Granite, Hi Ceilings, Security Alarm HW Flrs, Washer Dryer $429,999 Manayunk- 4317 Boone St Modern home with secluded feel in beautiful Manayunk $515,000 Passyunk East – 1202 Reed St custom Renovation 4BR/4.5BA, In-Law Suite, 2 Decks, HUGE! OPEN HOUSE 7/28 FROM 12-2:30 $699,900 Overbrook Farms – 6396 Overbrook Unique Arts & Crafts Style home in Lovely Overbrook Farms $725,000

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400-440 S Broad St #1207 2BR/2BA, 1390 SQ Ft, HW Flrs, Balcony, Sweeping Views, NW-NE-E of CC, Resort like Amenities W/ Pool, Hot tub, Sauna and Steam. SS Gourmet Kitch, Luxury Life Style Incl, inside deeded Parking, Wine Cellar, One year Dev Construction Warranty OPEN HOUSE SAT 7/27 AND 7/28 FROM 12-3 $950,000 2712 South St 2 bedroom 1 bath home in an excellent location with a ton of charm and a back patio $269,000 OLD CITY / LOFT DISTRICT / CHINA TOWN 126 Market St #4 Beautiful 2BR Unit in the Heart of Old City 141-45 N 2nd St #2B A lovely condo in the Heart of Old City! 309 Arch St #609 Rare 2BR Loft rental in Old City’s Hoopskirt Lofts, Perfect combo of modern/Original elements

$419,900 $399,000 $2,495.00

SOCIETY HILL / WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 428 Lombard St A charming Bi-Level unit in Historic Society Hill! 1028-30 Pine St #4 Bright & Spacious 1BR, HW Flrs, C/A Granite, SS, Washer Dryer Large Courtyard, Low Condo fees 308 Cypress St Stunning Historically Renovated home W Wide Plank HW Floors, Custom Cabinets and Italian Tile 513 Delancey St A Gorgeous Rehabbed Murray Development Home in one of Center City’s Premier Blocks 520 Delancey St 1820 Confectioners Mansion with 3 Fireplaces, Original Pine floors, 3BR/3BA, Garden

$300,000 $309,000 $849,000 $1,200,000 $1,224,999

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-546-2700 QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated move in Condition, close to Graduate Hospital, Shopping, Supermarket, public transit $139,900 636 Earp St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home in Italian Market area $164,900 226 Monroe St #A Wonderful 1BR/1BA Condo with New Kitchen and Low Condo Fees $217,900 1114 Webster St Totally Rehab 2BR in Friendly convenient Hawthorne, All New Appliances Backyard $265,000 603 Montrose St REDUCED! Unique and well Maintained 2BR/1BA house bordering Queen Village & Bella Vista $295,000 1233-35 Bainbridge Street Unit H Brand New Construction, Atrium, Elevator, Indoor Heated Garage, Last 2 BR with Parking! OPEN HOUSE 7/27 AND 7/28 FROM 12-4:00 $399,900 2042 Carpenter Impeccable 3BR home enjoys Superior Finishes Architect & Interior Designer Inspired, Fab Kitchen and Garden $419,900 1720 Bainbridge St #B Totally upgraded like – New 2BR/2BA home in Graduate Hospital W/ Garage OPEN HOUSE 7/28 12-2:00PM $449,900 810 6th St #A Gorgeous QV Condo, Amazing 360 Degree Views from your spacious and private roof deck $500,000 1325 Christian St 4BR/2.5BA, Large Semi done basement, Outdoor spacing perfect for BBQ’S $524,999 1213 Webster St New 3Bed, 2Bath, Exposed Brick, SS Appliances, Yard, Master Suite, Roof Deck with CC Skyline Views OPEN HOUSE 7/28 FROM 12-2:30 $429,900 2111 St Albans St New 3 Bed, 2 Bath with parking, roof deck with CC skyline views, 3rd flr master suite, gorgeous! OPEN HOUSE 7/28 FROM 12-2:30 $599,900 Passyunk East – 1202 Reed St custom Renovation 4BR/4.5BA, In-Law Suite, 2 Decks, HUGE! OPEN HOUSE 7/28 FROM 12-2:3 $699,9000 NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1710 Waterloo St Priced To Sell 1019-25 N 4th St #D Spac 900+ condo, Granite, Stainless Kitch, New Bath, hi Ceilings, Wood Fl, Loft W/D Courtyard 705 Brown St A 2BR/2BA Condo in a gated community 5 years young new construction finished basement

$94,900 $239,900 $375,000

UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA 5748 Hunter St 3BR home located on well maintained block, Ready for you to Move In, Front Porch and back yard $64,900 600 S 49th St #2B Attractive, Well designed 2nd floor 2BR/2BA condo in the Cedar Park Area of Univ City $265,000 4900 Cedar Ave Spacious Updated Well Designed 2nd Floor 2BR/2BA condo in Cedar Park University City $265,000 4217 Regent Square Fresh Listing! Architect owned; Tastefully Renovated, Updated 4BR/2BA house on UC “Best Block” OPEN HOUSE 7/28 FROM 1-3:00PM $444,500 Fairmount – 1719-25 Cambridge St 3BR/2.5BA new Construction Townhome With Parking, 2 decks, Finished Basement $369,900 Manayunk – 4213 Houghton St Brand New Single W/Over 2750 Sq Ft, 3BR/2.5BA, Deck, yard, 10 Yr Tax Abatement $375,000 Fishtown – 2119 E Norris St Beautiful New Construction in the heart of Vibrant Fishtown $385,000 COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT Temple University – 2210 N Bancroft St Investment Opportunity Recently constructed, 5BR/2.5BA, Fully rented with Landlord only paying water, Property Priced to sell Easily Achieve 10% Cap. Much more! $154,999 2835-37 W Girard Ave Investor Special! 2 Bldgs Mixed use over 7000 Sq feet. (4) 2BR/2BA Apts, (2) Commercial $450,000 Temple University – 1223 W Susquehanna Ave Awesome investment opportunity at Campus, Newly constructed triplex built in 2012, High Upgrades $495,000 Temple University Area – 2211 N Camac St Investment Opportunity at Temple University, Popular Student rental block, Building was constructed from ground up 2011 $465,000 Fishtown – 2666-72 Coral St REDUCED! Restaurant with Lot and Apartment Building $699,000 Bella Vista 543 Washington Ave - 541 Washington Ave- 1043 S 6th St 3 Continuous Properties Great Opportunity for Development $788,000 Fishtown – 1451-53 E Columbia Ave Pizza Shop Long Established business with Residential property next door being offered in a package $265,000


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the barclay 237 S. 18th St.

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the dorchester 226 W. rittenhouSe Square 1 bedroom, beautifully maintained, private

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