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CONTENTS / OCTOBER 2-9 6 I PHILLYNOW Wil Wheaton vs. Paul and Storm; Locust Moon Festival; NJ Zombie Walk and more.
16 I FEATURE The long road (back) to legal marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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So-called Asian fusion leaves our restaurant critic bewildered.
22 I STAGE The Prince Music Theater’s vibrant new season is bold and boastworthy.
23 I MUSIC Donn T (pictured, left) steps further outside her famous kin’s shadow.
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Let the battle begin! Wil Wheaton vs. Paul and Storm hits the city Friday.
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Wil Wheaton vs. Paul and Storm Once upon a time, in a galaxy exactly like our own, nerds, geeks, dorks and dweebs were viciously oppressed. Publicly shamed for their passion for Golden Age comics and shunned for the 56 binders of Magic: The Gathering cards wedged under their beds, nerds had grown accustomed to being misunderstood. But in an age of superhero movies grossing millions of dollars and commercialized Green Lantern shirts, we are oppressed no longer. There is nothing more comforting than finding like-minded people who rejoice in the same things you do. Fortunately, local nerds have a fantastic night in which to revel this week. Paul and Storm (aka Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) have achieved both international and Internet acclaim for their geek-oriented music and comedy. Beginning in the professional a cappella band Da Vinci’s Notebook, the duo has been collaborating for nearly 20 years, making songs like “Write Like the Wind”— an appeal to author George R. R. Martin to swiftly complete his renowned A Song of Fire and Ice series for fear of holding up production of its televised counterpart Game of Thrones—that promise to thrill audiences who appreciate not only the musical vibe, but the lyrical references. Coupled with nerd media staples like Adam Savage (MythBusters), actor James Urbaniak (voice of Dr. Venture on Venture Bros.), singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton and Felicia Day, Paul and Storm’s performances have won over web and live traditional audiences alike. The duo are currently touring with actor-turned-blogger Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand By Me, Eureka), and together, they spin Wheaton’s tale of meeting science-fiction icon William Shatner into a piece entitled “William F*cking Shatner.” Other songs in their repertoire include “The Captain’s Wife’s Lament,” a tune released in response to International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and “Frogger! The Frogger Musical!” Whether you’re a Trekker or into Star Wars, whether your game is World of Warcraft or Dungeons & Dragons, these guys have been, and always shall be, your friend. Now you know—and knowing is half the battle! The other half is going to the concert. / KENNEDY ALLEN Fri., Oct. 4. 8pm. $25. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com
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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
Greet October with a ghastly walking tour, exploring the haunted houses of Old City and Society Hill while hearing about Philadelphia’s own ghost stories. 7:30pm. $17. Signers Garden, Fifth and Chestnut sts. ghosttour.com STAG E
The Brothers Size
This backwoods play follows the recently-paroled Oshoosi Size as he tries to embrace a fresh start in life. When a friend offers an alternative to working in his brother’s repair shop, Oshoosi must choose between
family and following his dreams. 8pm. $15-$25. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. walnutstreettheatre.org
Chestnut Hill College: “Red Dwarf Stars and Little Green People”
Questions about alien life? How about God? O existential one, this is the event for you: Join Rev. Frank Haig and Professor Scott Engle as they explore the possibility of alien life from both scientific and religious standpoints. 7pm. Free. Chestnut Hill College, Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave. irands.org
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Take 6 Mervyn Warren is a pretty dynamically successful artist: writer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger (Sister Act 2!), producer and composer. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, he attended his hometown’s Seventh-Day Adventist school, Oakwood University, where Claude McKnight III invited him to join the Gentlemen’s Estate Quartet, an a capella group focused on praise and harmony. That was 1980. After years of performing in churches, all over campus, a new name and rotating lineups—it was college, after all—the group was signed, as Take 6, to Warner Brothers in 1987. The following year, they’d release their eponymous debut, winning two Grammy Awards in jazz and gospel categories. Over 25 years later—and Warren-less; he departed in 1991—the sextet is celebrating their momentous success with some select performances. FYI, Take 6 does a capella unlike most amateur co-ed groups. These gents—McKnight, brothers Mark and Joey Kibble, Alvin Chea, David Thomas and Khristian Dentley—expertly employ ranges and vocal capabilities and perfectly imbue ‘em with jazz, R&B and soul. Since 1988, they’ve won a slew of additional awards, appeared on some stellar soundtracks and performed for four sitting presidents. Their performance may resonate more with those who love the Lord, but an elegant evening of stunning musical mastery like theirs is worth the experience, no matter the nature of the content. / BILL CHENEVERT
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8pm. $40. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. 302.994.1400. queen.worldcafelive.com
PAFA After Dark
Metal Masters Tour
Get your headbanging on with this metalitastic tour, featuring prolific New Jerseybred Seven Witches along with local bands Power Theory, the Madeline Haze and Single Bullet Theory. Not for the faint of heart or
Beer and Burlesque
Frankford Ave’s little craft beer Rennaissance continues with this quirky vaudevillian event at the best bottle shop on the block. Burlesque vets like Miss Rose and Hayley Jane perform while you sample cigars from Exhale Lounge, plus rare kegs from 21st Amendment, Uinta and Elysian. 7pm. $7. Bottle Bar East, 1308 Frankford Ave. bottlebareast.com M U SI C
The iconic blonde Debbie Harry returns with half of the original members of the band that popularized new wave in the late ‘70s/ early ‘80s. Their latest studio album, Ghosts of Download, is due early next year. 8pm. $48-$68. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. Glenside. keswicktheatre.com
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PAFA After Dark is a series of after-hours museum events featuring offbeat performances, cocktails, flashlight tours and other shenanigans that you wouldn’t be able to experience during the day at America’s first museum and school of fine arts. The first After Dark event of the season is hosted by the sassy cabaret drag queen Martha Graham Cracker, and includes a “History of the Universe” (in 10 minutes) lecture from PAFA faculty member Kevin Richards. 6pm. $10-$15. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad St. pafa.org
hearing. 6:30pm. $16. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. Seventh St. voltageloungephilly.com
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The Weeknd Abel Tesfaye grew up listening to a plethora of music: hip-hop, post-punk, indie rock, soul, et al. So it sort of makes sense that the Canadian-born artist and producer’s first project, the Weeknd, is a bunch of R&B-style tracks with a certain flavor that could turn discriminating writers from publications like The New York Times into serious fans, right alongside countless lovers of the wide range o’ genres Tesfaye absorbed as a kid like a dry sponge. Hitting the ground running in 2010, the then-20year-old linked up with Jeremy Rose for some in-studio magic-making, resulting in songs that were eventually uploaded to the Internet and discovered—and appreciated—by cats like rapper and fellow Canadian Drake. That initial lovefest set in motion a millionstimes-downloaded musical adventure; the next year, the Weeknd dropped three mixtapes, practically backto-back—House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, respectively—nabbing the press-averse singersongwriter tons of well-deserved word-of-mouth notoriety. Pitchfork called Trilogy, his 2012 compilation album revisiting his finest mixtape output, “some of the best music of the young decade,” declaring the LP would be heard for years to come, and “will be one of those records that will be viewed as a turning point when we look at the 2010s as a whole.” Time and talent have indeed marched on with Kiss Land, his well-received latest, released last month. And Tesfaye’s clear, falsetto strains over haunting downbeats could make even this skeptical scribe a true believer. / RANDY LOBASSO 8pm. $45. With Banks + Anna Lunoe. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. 856.365.1300. susquehanna.net
Shire’s Big Give
Clothing and school supplies are in high demand for more than 5,000 local children living in poverty within our community. Donate much-needed items including new socks and underwear, clothing, sneakers, baby items and school supplies at this huge charity event; the drive benefits Cradles to Crayons, which provides local children with basic needs and clothing. Fri., Oct. 4, 1pm. 500 Lee Rd., Wayne. cradlestocrayons.org STAGE
The Musical of Musicals: The Musical
Well, here’s no vagueness here. Four players use satire and parody to present a classic melodrama in a hilarious way. Watch them poke fun at Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander and Ebb. Through Oct. 19. $18-$25. The Black Box at Opera Delaware, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, Del. bootless.org C YCLING
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Not only does Chicago-based DJ Sound Remedy take infectiously catchy pop songs like Ellie Goulding’s “Hanging On” and Lana Del Rey’s “Videogames” and somehow manage to make them even catchier, this all-encompassing DJ will also have you dancing to Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and Nirvana’s “All Apologies” like you never thought you would. 9pm. $16-$20. With Victor Niglio. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com
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With Spike Lee’s American remake on the horizon, don’t miss your chance to see the original Korean version in all its subtitled glory. Oldboy, originally filmed by the critically-acclaimed Park Chan-wook, tells the riveting tale of a Seoul businessman who mysteriously winds up behind bars, later to find he’s been framed as his wife’s killer. 7pm. $7-$9. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org
The Gravediggers’ Ball
Get your fill of upscale ghoulishness at this year’s Gravediggers’ Ball. The fundraiser, in its ninth season, helps to support Philadelphia’s nationally-recognized historic landmark Laurel Hill Cemetery. 7pm. $175. Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square. 215.627.5100. gravediggersball. weebly.com M U SI C
The Grateful Dead has risen from its 1995 grave through lyricist Robert Hunter: Nearly 50 years after he began writing for the legendary rock band, the prolific artist is hitting the road solo and taking some new songs along with him. 8pm. $29-$45. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. Glenside. 215.572.7650. keswicktheatre.com ART
Mario Ybarra Jr.
Inspired by his former street crew from the ‘90s, California-based artist Ybarra is set to debut his latest mixed-media
installation, including colorful streetart style wallpaper, sketchbooks and jackets. 6pm. Free. Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch St. fabricwork shopandmuseum.org
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
Find some of the best deals in the country on bikes and bike gear at this giant outdoor cycling marketplace. New and vintage bikes, collectables, parts, accessories and more will be available for purchase. Sat., Oct. 5, 8:30am. $8. Valley Preferred Cycling Center, 1151 Mosser Rd., Breinigsville. thevelodrome. com ART
Bring the family to this four-day extravaganza, chock full of 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound, four-wheeled performers as they barrel, soar and smash through a stadium-sized obstacle course. 7:30pm. $25-$70. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. monsterjam.com
Lancaster’s Fall ArtWalk
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Celebrate National Taco Day—a real, actual holiday—with class by shoveling two-for-$7 tacos with a Vietnamese twist into your mouth at South Philly’s Le Viet. The discounted plates will be served all day, with Corona and margarita specials to boot. 11am. Le Viet, 1019 S. 11th St. 215.463.1570. levietrestaurant.com
The New Jersey Zombie Walk will attempt to break its own Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies, so get your tattered clothing and fake blood ready. Sat., Oct. 5, noon. Free. 1300 Ocean Ave. Asbury Park, N.J. njzombiewalk.com
National Taco Day at Le Viet
This self-guided tour of Lancaster’s downtown galleries includes meet-the-artist events, children’s activities, live demonstrations, workshops, performance art and more. Sat., Oct. 6 and Sun., Oct. 7. Free. 116 N. Prince St., Lancaster. lancasterartwalk.org
NJ Zombie Walk and Undead Festival
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70x7 The Meal, Act XXXIV Lucy and Jorge Orta are a ridiculously cool artistic twosome who’ll be helping the Mural Arts Program usher in a big anniversary: It was this month 30 years ago that Mural Arts started weaving its way into our city’s essential fabric. To help celebrate it, they’re attempting something that, to lots of people, will just sound annoying and crazy: Shutting down Market Street between Fifth and Sixth streets for five hours to hold one ginormous dinner for 900 invited guests on a two-block-long communal table. But the Ortas just want to engage the public in a discussion on food and consumption, and they’re doing it big with 70x7 The Meal, Act XXXIV, a work of public art staged as an early supper, curated by awardwinning chef Marc Vetri. A browse through the Orta portfolio, and it becomes pretty clear: These two are fascinated by the intersections of nature, economy, industry, consumerism and, well, awareness of the fact that we all hum along in a giant albeit delicate ecosystem. Seated along a massive dinner table nestled inside the Independence National Historic Park, the Paris-based artists hope to nurture conversations about creating a healthier food system, both for us and for the environment. Whatever the nature of this delicious collaboration, we’re happy to see MAP making friends, spreading their mission and beautifying our great city. / B.C. 4:30pm. Independence National Historical Park, between Chestnut and Arch streets and Fifth and Sixth streets. 215.685.0750. muralarts.org
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NYC Art Extravaganza Day Trip
A bus ride into the heart of New York, a MOMA tour and dinner, all for $90? Not bad. Rising bright and early will give you the chance to join students and faculty from the Cheltenham Center for the Arts in exploring the museum, then kick back at the East of Eighth Restaurant & Bar. 9am. $90. Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd. 215.379.4660. cheltenhamarts.org T ECH
This discussion brings together some of Philadelphia’s brightest minds in an effort to share thoughts and ideas in the technology, entertainment and design fields. Speakers include media arts professor Frank J. Lee, Encore.org founder/CEO Marc Freedman and NASA mission specialist Paul Richards. 8am. $30-70. Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St. 215.300.8315. tedxdrexelu.com
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Locust Moon Festival
When it comes to comic conventions, the East Coast can’t claim to match all the fanfare and hoopla that engulfs San Diego every July. But even the littlest events can bring out the big guns: Superstar creators including Jim Steranko and J.G. Jones will be on hand at Locust Moon’s second annual festival, which will be collecting donations for the Jack Kirby Museum to raise awareness of the late King of Comics’ stamp on the industry. 10am. Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. locustmoonfest.com M U SI C
Age of Reason Tour 2013: Gramatik
“I make music sometimes. But most of the time I just like to smoke weed,” reads Gramatik’s official bio; maybe he’ll read our cover story. The rising EDM star, one of the many promising talents on Derek Smith’s Pretty Lights Music label, combines elements of jazz, funk and techno beats to create the
ultimate chill-out playlist on his recently released LP, The Age of Reason. 9pm. $20-25. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com
kids. Noon. Free. Penn Treaty Park, 1341 N. Delaware Ave. fishtown.org C ABARE T
MoonFire Tower Fine Art Cabaret
Fiber art might not be a well-known creative outlet, but MacAllister certainly has a knack for it, as evidenced by her latest ongoing exhibition, Burlesque. During this open studio tour, she’ll speak on her artistic process and be accompanied by live music to close out her discussion. Noon. Free. Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge St. 215.546.7775. philaopenstudios.org
Needles Jones and Destinettes member Wip Wippenton host this art display featuring sculptures by Bryce LeVan Cushing, paintings by Jombi Superstar and the cabaret’s namesake performing segments of Hello World, his new one-man show co-written with award-winning N.Y.C. playwright Justin Sayre. 7pm. Free. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. waygay.org
Fishtown residents, get ready to show some pride: The area’s Neighbors Association is pulling out all the stops for this year’s event, including the annual 5k fun run, beers from the Philadelphia Brewing Company and a moon bounce and obstacle course for the
Roxborough offers up a day of drinking, food trucks, carnival games and music. More than 40 businesses will open their doors as live music is provided by Racer, Ginger Coyle and GetAway Stranger. Noon. Free. Lyceum Avenue. roxborough.us/roxtoberfest
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Finally, a way to combine autumn in the city with wild animals: Watch the Zoo’s residents play with and devour pumpkins. Observe the lions and tigers decimating their donated pumpkins, or catch a great ape tossing one around. 10am. $18-$20. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. philadelphiazoo.org
Midtown Village Fall Festival This week, McGillin’s Olde Ale House turns Center City’s Drury Street into a giant beer garden with German suds and snacks. A DJ, karaoke and family-friendly activities will be part of this all-day fest. Noon. Free. McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St. mcgillins.com
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Fairmount Park, with 9,200 acres of space and approximately 200 species of trees, is the largest urban landscaped park system in the world—and easily one of the most definitive features of Philadelphia. Some sections of it, like Belmont Plateau and Sedgley Drive, are acutely manicured, while other sections, like Forbidden Drive and Pennypack Park, surge with natural life like veins in a thriving organism. Due to our beloved founder William Penn’s initial Quaker inspiration, this city manages to blend the hustle and bustle of urban living with the calm and serenity of nature. It seems, then, only fitting that freelance science and environment writer Emma Marris will helm this week’s “The City in the Forest: How Urban Nature Changes Lives and Saves the Planet” discussion as part of Academy of Natural Sciences’ fall author talk series. For decades, environmental consciousness has mandated that we be held accountable for the impact modern society has made on the natural world. Ecologists have established that we must attempt to restore and rebuild nature to a state predating human interaction. Marris, however, convincingly proposes that humanity should instead strive to achieve both a delicate and maintainable balance with its surrounding environs. Amidst this valiant attempt, she stresses the importance of how adjusting and altering the strategies scientists use to save nature must be augmented as well. It is particularly congruous that Marris, author of the 2011 book Rambunctious Garden, will be speaking at ANS. It’s the oldest natural science museum in the country, opening its doors in 1812 and educating generations ever since. / K.A. 6pm. Free. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Ben Franklin Parkway. 215.299.1000. ansp.org L E C TU R E
Is American Politics Broken? The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invites you to a “Great Debate” symposium about how we run our elections and govern our nation. Speakers will cover topics including “Is it even worse than it looks?” and “What is wrong with the Senate and can it be fixed?” 4pm. $25-$150. Independence National Historic Park, 41 N. Sixth St. 215.561.4700. wacphila.org
Jorge Drexler was an ear, nose and throat doctor in Uruguay long before he won acclaim for composing an Academy Awardwinning song for The Motorcycle Diaries. Now, he’ll sooth your ear with his Latin pop guitar stylings and smooth voice. 8pm. $23-$25. With Sonoma Sound + Moonflower. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com
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Guitarist, producer, singer and Philadelphia transplant Jose Diaz turns casual conversations into left-field anthems. Neighbors’ forthcoming third record features new band members and a more unique sound that pushes them into stranger, noisier territory. 9pm. $10. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave. johnnybrendas.com
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Patrick Park is a singer-songwriter with a heartbreaking voice in the vein of artists like Elliott Smith and Ryan Adams. The melancholy Colorado native tours in support of a forthcoming EP, his first release since 2010. 8pm. $7. With Matt Chylak + Shane Palko. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com
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‘Not If, But When’ What will Pennsylvania look like once marijuana is inevitably legalized? If history is our guide, it won’t be half bad—and can’t come too soon. by Randy LoBasso • firstname.lastname@example.org SMOKING POT IS AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE: It helps people achieve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, if we are to listen to David Kowalsky. “Life,” he tells the Independence Mall audience from his perch atop a stubby bench. “It saves people’s lives. It kills cancer cells; it helps children, adults, everyone, get through the most difficult times in their life.” He continues: “Liberty. It is our freedom to consume a plant that helps us stay away from all the big Pharma, the chemicals they want to pollute us with. It hurts nobody.” And the pursuit of happiness? That one seems pretty obvious. “Who’s not happy when they’re smoking weed?” he asks the crowd to large applause. It’s Sat., Sept. 21, and Kowalsky, the CEO of Cannabis Network Radio, is one of eight speakers arguing in favor of marijuana legalization here at the ninth “Smokedown Prohibition” protest in as many months. Today’s topics range from medical treatments to the economic impact of legalization to the seemingly racist way anti-marijuana laws are enforced throughout the country. The Florida-based radio host’s sentiment is backed by former Pennsylvania Environmental Secretary John Hanger, who wants to be the next governor of the commonwealth. “These [marijuana prohibition] laws are ruining peoples’ lives for the same thing that President Obama and two other presidents of the United States have done,” the Democrat
preaches. “That’s unjust.” Hanger is banking on his support of marijuana reform to act as a catalyst for the Democratic nomination next May—and his ticket to the governor’s mansion in November 2014. He tells the crowd here that his longshot candidacy would “shock the establishment.” And you know what: While Hanger’s name is not necessarily the first name to come to mind in the crowded Democratic field to replace Gov. Corbett, it’s not the last, either. He’s right about one thing: A pro-marijuana Pennsylvania governor, in 2015, probably would shock the establishment to its core. A few years later, though? Not so much. Because pot will be legal in Pennsylvania. In a statewide poll conducted in May by Franklin and Marshall College, 82 percent of respondents said they favor legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. While 54 percent said they were against the plant for recreational use, that number has declined steeply since 2006, when only 22 percent of Keystoners approved of legalization. The swiftly changing numbers led political scientists G. Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young to conclude upon the poll’s release: “At this rate of change, a majority of Pennsylvanians might favor recreational marijuana before this decade ends and possibly sooner.” As they watch states around the nation, one by one, begin to legalize marijuana use
either medicinally (as 18 states have) or even recreationally (as Colorado and Washington now have), activists like Kevin Clough of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws have grown increasingly confident: “We believe that reform isn’t a matter of if, but when.” Thing is, no one really knows what legal weed will look like in Pennsylvania—what sorts of impacts it’ll have on our society as a whole. But there are hints. At the very least, legalization would mean this: A paradigm shift in statewide drug enforcement. A boost to state economic policy. And a potential cash crop that Pennsylvania has been suppressing for the past 80 years. PENNSYLVANIA MARIJUANA LAWS are among the strictest in the nation. There were 20,577 marijuana-related arrests statewide during 2012; that’s down from more than 26,000 in 2011, but still high. (And 6,614 of those were in Philadelphia.) As of 2010, we were in the top 12 states for marijuana arrests, as highlighted in a recent American Civil Liberties Union report that also noted blacks are much, much more likely to get arrested for possessing weed than whites. (Here in the city, five times more likely.) Even so, statewide, whites—who comprise 83.5 percent of the population—make up 71 percent of all
marijuana arrests. Recreational marijuana is not legal. Medicinal marijuana is not legal. Getting caught with 30 grams or less can technically land you a $500 fine and 30 days in jail. More than that? A year and $5,000. In Philadelphia County, District Attorney Seth Williams created the Small Amounts of Marijuana program in 2010, which allows defendants who’ve been arrested for pot possession to have their charges “administratively withdrawn” if they pay $200 and take a drug class. It’s led to the city saving $2 million—but still allows police to arrest and detain a bro for smoking a joint on the sidewalk. The program was created to stop clogging the municipal court with pot cases and “spending thousands of dollars on analyzing the drugs, the prosecutors, the defense attorneys, the court costs, the police standing around and getting overtime,” Williams noted on a recent episode of Radio Times. Now, the vast majority of these cases go through the new system, leaving those arrested with no criminal record. It’s an improvement—but Philly’s still got a long way to go. The city is the only spot in the commonwealth, in fact, where if you get caught with any amount of marijuana—a joint or a pound—you get put in handcuffs. It’s not a summary violation here like it is throughout the rest of the state, and that
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18 pop alone costs the city a ton of money. Meanwhile, while statewide attitudes are shifting, we still have a governor who calls pot a “gateway drug.” That’s a problem. As with so many other matters of public policy, Pennsylvania has spent the last three years watching other states make progress from afar. While legalization is on the march in other parts of the country, our own state continues spending $350 million a year just to enforce our outdated laws—which didn’t really ever make much sense in the first place. IN 1933, THE SAME YEAR that the national prohibition on alcohol ended and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board was founded, it was marijuana’s turn to be outlawed. Pot was banned in the commonwealth—as were, just for good measure, its non-drug cousins in the cannabis family, including hemp, a common industrial material. Les Stark, a Lancaster-based historian, has written a book, Hempstone Heritage, about hemp farming in bygone Pennsylvania. His research shows that prior to banning cannabis, Pennsylvania was among the country’s foremost hemp producers. In fact, when William Penn founded the state in 1681, he intended for Pennsylvania to get into the hemp business—and two years later, the state’s General Assembly passed its first act regarding the production of the resource. Per the 1683 legislation, Pennsylvania paid farmers a bounty per pound of hemp produced; that bounty was increased over the years several times. It was a successful incentive: Fifty years later, in 1733, production had grown to the point where the General Assembly repealed the subsidy because the state could no longer afford it. The original Hempfield Township, Stark says, was named for the “vast quantities” of hemp raised there; between 1720 and 1870, more than 100 hemp processing mills could be found in Lancaster County alone. “We sent vast quantities of hemp down to Philadelphia to be made into rope in shipyards,” Stark says, “because Philadelphia had a big shipbuilding industry.” While much of the hemp was spun into sails and rope, he adds, a vast majority was used in Lancaster for clothing. It also helped put one of Philadelphia’s most industrious families into the history books. Fitler Weaver & Co.’s Cordage Works was based in Frankford, at what was then the corner of Germantown Road and Turner’s Lane. According to the 1868 publication A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860 by Leander Bishop, Edwin Troxell Freedley and Edward Young, the hemp rope manufacturer had facilities which were “so complete, and the machinery so perfect, that the Cordage cannot be surpassed in quality by any made in the world.” Owner Edwin Fitler, who would eventually become mayor of Philadelphia and the namesake of Center City’s Fitler Square, maintained his hemp operation even after that factory burned down in 1866. He was quite a stickler for professional operations, it seems: “The system he has organized is so complete that
the affairs of a vast and complicated business are managed with the minimum of trouble and labor,” according to A History of American Manufactures. “Every evening, an amount of the various kinds of hemp on hand is taken, and the quantity of the different sizes of rope in store is made up, and thus; every morning he has a complete and exact report of the state of affairs ready for his guidance during the day.” Of course, today, Fitler would have no such manufacturing business—no warehouse at 23 Water Street in what’s now Old City, no mention in any book, and probably no Philadelphia neighborhood named after him. So when Pennsylvania made marijuana illegal on May 22, 1933, the state sort of shot itself in the foot. Pot use had soared nationally during the Prohibition period. Pennsylvania’s governor at the time, Gifford Pinchot, was a big-government progressive Republican of the Teddy Roosevelt circle. And he wasn’t just a devout forest conservationist, but a moralist as well: He expended the political effort to ban weed—and, incidentally, to “discourage the purchase of alcoholic beverages by making it as inconvenient and expensive as possible” through the PLCB. And though you wouldn’t get high even if you smoked a tree-trunk sized joint of hemp—it contains 0.3 percent THC—that cannabis plant was banned, too. “They saw the writing on the wall that liquor prohibition was coming to an end, so they made marijuana illegal,” says Stark. (The law banning marijuana in Pennsylvania was an amendment to a previous bill, passed in 1917, which banned cocaine and heroin from public consumption.) The first known person arrested for a pot-related offense in the commonwealth was 81-year old Enos Schaefer, a hemp farmer who would admit to growing the plant but maintained he did not know it was illegal. He told police he was using the seeds to feed his chickens. SCHAEFER’S 1938 ARREST may have been Pennsylvania’s first, but it was far from the last. Today, the state spends about $325 million per year policing marijuana offenses, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. That money is just a portion of the $41.3 billion the United States spends annually on the enforcement of all drug laws. According to a 2010 Cato Institute study by Jeffrey A. Miron, an economist at Harvard University, about $8.7 billion in enforcement costs would be saved by legalizing marijuana across the country. “The overall principle of banning things is problematic from the get-go,” Miron says. “When you’re banning things, you’re keeping people from purchasing things they think they want to purchase. Standard economics says that’s a bad idea—you create a lot of perverse incentives and unintended consequences: crime, corruption, poor quality control. And bans are very ineffective at achieving their stated goal—in this case, reducing drug use.”
Interestingly, a Pennsylvanian said that precise thing about marijuana 40 years ago. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs as a response to the anti-Vietnam hippie movement of the late 1960s and as part of his tough-on-crime agenda. Looking for someone to lead a commission that would put out a report justifying that drug war, Nixon went to a political ally: Pennsylvania’s Republican governor, Raymond Shafer. Two years later, on March 22, 1973, Shafer’s report would be the opposite of what Nixon, now reelected but afflicted by the Watergate scandal, had been looking for. The 480-page Drug Use in America: Problem in Perspective warned against “the creation of ever larger bureaucracies, ever increasing expenditures of monies and an outpouring of publicity” that a war on drugs would bring. It also noted that the prohibition of marijuana might be illegal: “Regardless of whether or not the courts would overturn a prohibition of pos-
bring in around $25 million in tax revenue per year. Setting up a medical marijuana system would reduce criminality, sure. But eliminating it entirely? Well, that could be achieved by a bill state Sen. Daylin Leach introduced last April: Senate Bill 528, which would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. It’s an unexpectedly intriguing proposal now that two states—Colorado and Washington—are actually preparing to put their own legalization plans into effect. Leach’s legislation, co-sponsored by state senators Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) and Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny), is pretty simple: legalize it, tax it and regulate it. The bill doesn’t set any of the details in stone, though. “We didn’t want to bite off more than we could chew,” he says, “so we didn’t mention tax rates specifically.” He says he’s looking at how Colorado and Washington pan out before deciding whether they have operational mod-
When William Penn founded the state in 1681, he intended for Pennsylvania to get into the hemp business. session of marijuana for personal use in the home, we are necessarily influenced by the high place traditionally occupied by the value of privacy in our constitutional scheme.” The Shafer report also said: “The actual and potential harm of use of the drug is not great enough to justify intrusion by the criminal law into private behavior, a step which our society takes only with the greatest reluctance.” Nixon wasn’t impressed. He went ahead with the war on drugs anyway. Thirty-five years later, Philadelphia state Rep. Mark Cohen wrote and introduced the Raymond P. Shafer Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, named after the former governor who’d tried to head off the drug war. First introduced in 2009, Cohen’s legislation has never received a vote, though it did get hearings. The Shafer Act would require people to register as medical marijuana patients and pay a $50 fee after getting the recommendation from a doctor. Cohen has re-introduced the bill this year; if it passed tomorrow (it won’t), we’d be the 19th state in the country with legal medicinal pot. “By legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes,” Cohen said during a legislative session, “there should be a reduction in criminal prosecutions, as well as a weakening of the existing criminal networks selling marijuana.” He estimates that medical marijuana would
els worth emulating. “I think there’s a good idea out there,” he says, “which is that you want to marijuana to be sort of competitive with alcohol in terms of the tax rate, so you don’t adversely affect the alcohol industry.” That suggests the taxes might be the same. According to the Montgomery County state senator, Pennsylvania could impose a per-joint tax similar to one beer, wine or mixed drink. In Philadelphia, there’s a 10 percent tax on alcohol in addition to the state’s 8 percent rate. So if a joint sold for, say, $5, and both state and city tax were the same, that joint would cost $5.90 in Philadelphia, while in Anytown, Pa., it might cost $5.40. Another feasible scenario, Leach told the Journal Register, might be a one-dollar tax per joint. Using estimates from the Dept. of Health and Human Services that 1 million people in Pennsylvania smoke pot, and assuming an average smoker might smoke four joints a week, that would mean $200 per smoker per year, and $200 million in tax revenue on top of the $350 million the state would be saving in law enforcement costs. Not too shabby. But Leach purposely didn’t specify a tax rate—or a way to spend that new revenue— so as not to eliminate any potential supporters around the state. “What a tax rate should be and where tax money goes are big policy questions,” he says, “and we didn’t want to
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add too many big policy questions onto what is already a big policy question.” Given the opportunity to suggest what the potential cash might possibly fund, however, he mentions our most obvious financial crises: schools and transportation. Taxation alone, though, doesn’t begin to paint the picture of how Pennsylvania’s economy would change in a new era of legal weed. With a new industry comes the need for new infrastructure—for a means of getting the product to consumers. Leach assumes the product could be sold—at first—through the state liquor store system. “They’re a good infrastructure that can at least begin the process,” he notes, “in that they’re used to collecting taxes, they’re used to checking if someone is intoxicated, they’re used to checking ID for age—all the things that would be relevant to deal with marijuana.” If that worked out, the state could subsequently begin licensing some corner stores and food shops to sell smaller amounts of ganja, just as, currently, liquor licenses enable some small shops to sell beer if they meet certain standards. That’s a step that would wait, Leach says, until we have a chance to observe how Colorado and Washington maintain their recreational marijuana system. But he envisions coffee shops someday allowing Pennsylvanians to acquire their vice, maybe purchase a Rice Krispies treat or six, and be on their way. Aside from such licensing and sales revenue, though—and on top of the aforementioned $550 million in likely taxes and law-enforcement savings—there’s also an economic boon to be found in the ancillary costs associated with denying this industry’s existence. Those costs are harder to figure out. They include the amount of people who get arrested, then lose their job, go on unemployment and no longer pay taxes to the state or their local municipality. They also include the number of new jobs generated from new businesses opening that could potentially sell product to locals. For instance, if the state were to sanction weed-friendly coffee shops, that alone would be a whole industry. Leach points out: “There’d be distributors, there’d be drug paraphernalia, like, places that sell rolling papers”—or however you like to smoke your pot—“and that would create jobs. There would be a lot of new income and activity generated.” Between the enforcement stand-down, the taxation, the job-keeping and the infrastructure, then, the senator rounds up his estimate to about $1 billion per year the state could generate by legalizing pot. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN to you? Right now, of course, there’s no industry or infrastructure to speak of. There are street and home-based illegal dealers in Philly, sure, but for one average casual smoker—a late-20s professional living in the Graduate Hospital area—obtaining enough pot locally can be a problem. “An eighth is about $60,” says the smoker,
who asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. “Crappy weed can be $40; it’s about $20 for a gram; and an ounce can really range anywhere, from about $300 to $400 or more.” Meanwhile, the smoker says, their dealer recently lost a Northeast-Philadelphia-byway-of-Denver connection, and their source has been completely dry since then. “I think the general consensus is, dealers don’t necessarily want it to be legal,” the smoker says, “but casual smokers are all about it, because it makes it a lot easier for everybody. For someone like me, it would make life a lot more simple.” And cheaper. A 1994 NORML study titled “The Economics of Cannabis Prohibition” found that in an untaxed, 100-percent free market, bulk marijuana “might reasonably retail at the price of other medicinal herbs, around $.75-$1.50 an ounce.” There’d be no such market, of course, and that same study noted that when putting a value on selling cannabis at the retail level, it’d help—like Leach suggests—to use alcohol as a benchmark, pricing a single joint around $1.25 to $2.50. (That’s $75 to $150 per ounce.) NORML also suggests computing a “harmfulness tax” into marijuana to make up for the societal impact of legalization. A study conducted in 1994 found that daily pot users report a 30 percent higher risk of “injuries” than non-users, and the cost of those accidents would need to be accounted for; among other harmfulness factors, marijuana contains more tar than cigarettes on a per-weight basis, though a joint typically weighs less than a cigarette, and users smoke less of it. With risk factors weighed in, NORML concluded, a $.50 to $1.00 tax per joint would make sense; in 2013 dollars, that’s $.79 to $1.58. (American healthcare is changing, too, of course, and asking 10 different people what Obamacare will do yields 10 different answers, so that could also affect how much a joint might be taxed in Pennsylvania.) “Everyone is agreed that the price of marijuana is inflated because of the illegal status of the market and so forth,” says Jon Gettman, a senior fellow at George Mason University and leader of the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis, “but we don’t know what the price is going to be, we don’t know what the tax is going to be to add to that natural price of the sale, and we don’t know what the usage patterns are going to be.” Ultimately, amid all the scenarios, likely and unlikely, that could arise from legalizing pot and letting the government regulate it— or even sell it themselves—Pennsylvanians seem to be inexorably moving toward the conclusion that’s slowly making its way across America: Prohibiting the plant from human consumption has been a total economic and sociological failure. With the state’s school funding dried up and vital transportation projects being decimated in the state Capitol, even just the state’s $350 million annual expenditure to arrest between 20,000 and 26,000 people each year looks increasingly like a war of choice we simply can no longer afford to fight. n
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wheel of samsara, then you would have to assume that whatever was reincarnated into that poor fish must have done something pretty terrible in its past life. There’s just no other way to explain the depredations it had been subjected to in the kitchen: the off-puttingly sweet sauce, the cooked-to-death texture, the sad, sad ineptitude of it all. (Note: The salmon teriyaki I ordered in a bento-box lunch when I returned a few days later was a little better, though utterly forgettable, as was the rest of the box: rice, a decent bowl of miso soup, an oddly oozy-centered spring roll.) And then the Great Crab Stick Showdown happened. Allow me to quote from the menu’s description of the Chinamoto roll, listed under the “chef special rolls” section for a whopping $18: “Crispy lobster, eel, crabmeat, mango & avocado wrap with soy paper served with 777 sauce.” Now read that again. Do you see “crab stick” listed in there? I don’t. And yet what arrived was a roll clearly built with crab stick, its red-colored flanks instantly recognizable, its processed texture unmistakable once I dissected one of the nubs. I called the waiter over and asked him if it was made with crab stick. He said no. I showed him a piece of, you know, crab stick, and asked again. He said, That’s the crab we use. Well, okay. Diners can judge for themselves. For the record, crab stick is not crab. It’s a processed crab-esque simulacrum, usually made from pollock, and flavored and shaped to more or less resemble crab. Claiming that crab stick is crab is like arguing that pink slime is ground beef, or that buying a Fleshlight is the same as getting married. At this point, we’d had enough; we got the check and left to drive home. Fortunately, the soundtrack over dinner—a discordant mishmash of folk songs and Rat Pack-esque crooning, including “That’s Amore”—had put me in the mood for pizza. So we stopped for a slice on the way home. It was delicious.
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here was a particular moment, sometime after the arrival of the pad thai but before the Great Crab Stick Showdown, when I realized that I’d never before had a meal as confounding as the “Asian fusion” served during a recent dinner at Chinamoto. (A follow-up lunch didn’t make things much clearer.) First, let me say up front: The pork gyoza was nice. Thin-skinned, tender and filled with a sweet-earthy center, it played well against an expertly pan-fried carapace. But if that was the meal’s shining star, then the rest was the black, cold vacuum of space. Tako su, a procession of thin slices of octopus and cucumber, all swimming in a ponzu sauce crowned by tobiko and sliced scallion, was little more than a vessel for saltiness. I ended up ordering it when, after asking our server what kind of fish was in the sunomoto, described on the menu as “mixed fresh fish on a bed of cucumber in Japanese vinegar,” he informed me that he didn’t know. And then—nothing. No offer to ask the chef, no hint of awareness that the answer wasn’t exactly adequate. Finally, he commented that it was just whatever the chef got in that day. So—what, I was supposed to just consider it a mystery, like ceremonial gefilte fish minus the Jewish guilt? (I discovered in a follow-up phone interview with the manager that it’s white fish, tuna and salmon.) After that, I was thirsty; fortunately, my wife had ordered a beer and was happy to share, as my drink, a funhouse “tom yum” concoction involving lemongrass, jalapeño, sake and vodka, still hadn’t arrived. When it did, the sticky stem of its martini glass and the browning-pithed wheel of lime garnish put me off a bit—until I was distracted by the coming of the pad thai, about which I can only paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen’s Dan Quayle smackdown: I’ve been to Thailand. I’ve eaten pad thai. This, sir, was no pad thai. Glistening brown noodles hinting at earthiness? Hell, it’s not even really Thai as I’ve experienced it. Then again, Chinamoto’s menu lists General Tso’s chicken under the Thai entrees section, too, so there’s that. The busser—who also ran food and dripped sauces from plates and checked his phone in the corner when he wasn’t polishing glasses from a blue washing rack that was in plain sight of my table—delivered my Thai coconut miso salmon with a unsure declaration of: “Teriyaki salmon?” I replied: “No, coconut.” To which he responded, “Oh, right.” Well, no, not right. My wife floated the theory on the ride home that perhaps the salmon, in some previous karmic existence, had been a convicted murderer. I think she may be right, because if you believe at all in cause and effect on the cosmic level, in the ever-turning
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Cook cooks: Broadway legend and cabaret star Barbara Cook plays the Prince through Oct. 5.
Chestnut Street, in 1999. Previously known by two different names—the Karlton Theater and the Midtown Theater—the Prince, renamed by the trio to honor legendary Broadway director-producer Harold “Hal” Prince, has seen its fair share of history. The world premiere of the 1954 historical film Beau Brummell, starring Stewart Granger and Elizabeth Taylor, was held at the Midtown Theater on Oct. 5, 1954. The Midtown also brought Philadelphia an extensive repertoire of epic movies, including Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Oklahoma! (1956), South Pacific (1958), West Side Story (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and The Sound of Music (1965), some of them screening for months on end. But that’s not all: The world premiere of Rocky II was held at the Midtown on June 14, 1979. With this sort of notable history, it seems only fitting that the legacy should continue. As for the Prince’s current offerings, the facts speak for themselves: A Bronx Tale opened and closed to a sold-out crowd, and audiences are presently being thrilled by Evil Dead and its “Splatter Zone,” a section of rows where onlookers can—and will—get liberally sprayed with show blood. With the Halloween season right around the corner, expect this to be a seasonal hit. And if its current momentum continues, this staple in Philadelphia theater has a vibrant, promising future ahead of it.
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Still, don’t get it twisted: She’s the captain of this ship. However, there’s no denying the romance of making something original with a brand new spouse. “Creating a new album in that space was intense, magical, risky, surreal and a bit revealing,” Thompson says. “Time slowed. It’s like I landed to make a connecting flight, and he was in the boarding area, and now I’m off again, refueled, new engine, souped up. Flight of The Donn T is me fearlessly launching into life from another adventurous place.”
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here’s an effortless cool about women like Lianne La Havas and St. Vincent that make them such perfect objects of our audio affection; their brilliant musicality is only bolstered by the sense that they’ve got style and grace. Donn Thompson—known by audiences as Donn T—has got that, too, and thank goodness. Less than you’d think, yet still too often, she’s promoted just as the sister of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson rather than as an artist in her own right. With an impending sophomore LP, Flight of The Donn T, on the horizon, she’s poised to get her proper introduction to the world beyond Philadelphia. But not before some showing off and showing out at this month’s installation of Free at the Kimmel: Sittin’ In. Doesn’t seem too surprising that anyone growing up in the Thompson household would turn out musically-minded. At age nine, Donn (her given name) was contributing ideas to tracks her parents were producing, earning her first arrangement credits and outperforming her peers. “I was a brilliant kid, they said. So they took me seriously,” Thompson says of her extremely musical mom and dad. “That kind of experience as a child gives you a pretty strong sense of self and of who you are in the world. I didn’t know any other nine-year-olds doing that.” Her music delicately jumps from genre to genre to suitably communicate a song that she’s developed, often, fully in her head. “I typically build an idea track vocally before anything else,” she explains. “I often hear the melody and lyrics in my head at the same time.” Thompson’s primary pool, though, is a delightfully complementary mixed bag of styles: soul, R&B, folk, pop, funk and jazz, channeling folks like Raphael Saadiq, local heroes a la Jill Scott and Bilal, but also stretching towards retro-soul champs like Kindred the Family Soul, Floetry or THEESatisfaction. Her impending single, “Viva,” is a smoky, sultry moment that aptly uses a quiet organ dirge and constant snare to give it a slight timelessness. “To the Moon (Alice)” plays on a simple acoustic guitar bounce with an unobtrusive European presence. While she’s spent a fair amount of time in London, L.A., Stockholm, Paris and South America, Thompson is proud to rep her hometown. “I’m a Philly girl, she says, “who takes the long way home.” And for a little while, it was a constant back-and-forth between PA and L.A. Fortunately, she’s found a lot of work in TV and film, and that industry’s been putting food in her belly. Flight features her song “Waiting,” first heard on Showtime’s urban crime drama Street Time, and more recently in the last scene and end-title credits of Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed 2011 film I Will Follow. A gig’s a gig, and while Flight could transform Thompson into a full-time musician, getting her material woven into pop culture’s subconscious through other mediums will no doubt get her something other than paid. One of the coolest things about this album, though, is that Thompson saw an opportunity and boldly went for it. It’s getting in stores via Sony’s RED Distribution—but only because she formed her own record company, D-tone Victorious, to release it. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” she reminds PW. “I needed to get my music out, and I walked through the door that was open to me. In the spring of 2012, RED took a meeting with me. RED’s president, Bob Morelli, and senior vice president Alan Becker loved my music, but their company signs labels, not artists. After some advice from a couple friends, and my mother, Jacqui Thompson, I [set up my company].” By the way, Quest’s brotherly love was not employed in producing Thompson’s new record. Nope, that’d be her husband of 10 months, guitarist Jake Morelli. “Jake is a total musical beast,” she gushes. “[He] has played with artists such as Ne-Yo, Grace Potter, Roberta Flack, Esperanza Spalding, the Roots, Lauryn Hill, Bruno Mars, Nicole Scherzinger, K’Naan, Kindred the Family Soul, Musiq Soulchild and Floetry.”
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hat a shitty place to die,” utters a beleaguered secret-service agent, played with maximum seriousness by Mark Duplass, upon leaving Parkland Memorial Hospital with the body of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in tow. He’s referring to Texas; undoubtedly, the derogatory opinion is born of the rage he feels over the president’s sudden murder. Even so, there’s an elitism to be found in his words, and Peter Landesman’s Parkland—a meek helping of historical revisionism that zeroes in on the experiences of bit players during and after the JFK assassination—doesn’t do much to dissuade this representation of the South as ideologically and morally inferior. In fact, locals of all professions and demeanors, from doctors (Zac Efron) and nurses (Marcia Gay Harden) to the Dallas FBI field office, are portrayed either as obstacles to the government’s response or as just plain ignorant. One might chalk all this regional animosity up to the underlying true story—to the panic, guilt and anger filling the hearts of everyone involved with this nasty affair. But Landesman’s simplistic treatment of certain characters signifies his disinterest in the social complexities of the event itself. Look no further for proof than the abrasive turn by Jacki Weaver as Lee Harvey Oswald’s conniving snake of a mother. The one character who survives Parkland’s plodding script and gratuitous hand-held shooting style is Oswald’s conflicted brother, thanks in large part to the talents of actor James Badge Dale. Unlike most of the supporting cast, Dale invokes an eerie sense of restraint in each of his scenes. Regarding the menacing threads of the JFK assassination, Parkland only hints at cover-ups and conspiracy theories. These salacious digressions pop up at convenient times to promote angst and doubt in the minds of specific characters, only amplifying the film’s remedial vision of history as a series of superficial dramatic moments. In his effort to make a movie more colorful than a history textbook, Landesman has instead offered some textbook hyperbole. (Glenn Heath Jr.)
Space invaders: Sandra Bullock (left) and George Clooney play astronauts on an ill-fated mission in Alfonso Cuarón’s terror-filled Gravity.
Outer Space vs. Inner Demons Amazing cinematography and Sandra Bullock’s performance boost Gravity to thrilling, haunting heights. By Glenn Heath Jr. // firstname.lastname@example.org
e cling to stories like life preservers. They provide us with hope when all seems lost, perspective when uncertainty feels pervasive. Relating to the lives of others, usually through media like film and oral history, lets us step outside our own broken gaze to see the bigger picture. It’s natural, really, trusting the power of shared experience. But what happens when the story itself is toxic, the cause of debilitating trauma? Relying on this kind of false comfort can be an act of self-destruction. Alfonso Cuarón’s death-defying Gravity examines such a volatile scenario, where storytelling and memory not only fail to provide the necessary context for survival, but also force body and mind deeper into freefall by way of delusion. This is Dr. Ryan Stone’s (Sandra Bullock) story, and Gravity’s staggering opening shot finds her clinging to the outside of a NASA spacecraft attempting to fix an operation system that she’s specifically designed for this mission. Things aren’t going well. Her breathing is swift, so much so that it seems one miscue could lead to hyperventilation. Staying calm isn’t easy in a harsh environment that the film itself describes as “impossible.” Her colleagues, including cocky veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), dance through space as if it were just another vast performance. They exchange trivial banter, verbal distractions from the intense operation underway, while cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki’s nimble camera captures a cosmic horizon in full bloom. It’s hauntingly peaceful, until it’s just plain haunting. Suddenly, shrapnel from a wrecked satellite decimates their ship, hurling Stone into the void with only Kowalski’s voice to keep her calm. Cuarón covers the action without cutting, allowing the widescreen horror of perforated metal and disintegrated fibers to culminate in a mosaic of twirling abstract expressionism. It’s like witnessing a Jackson Pollock painting exploding before our eyes. Stone spends the rest of Gravity trying to re-stabilize her mind,
body and soul. Hers is most certainly a physical quest—the filmmakers create a staggering visual design that never stops spinning, spiraling and twisting. But Gravity is also a psychological reckoning for a troubled genius forced to reconcile her demons in order to survive. In this sense, Gravity is just as much a thematic gauntlet as it is a visceral one. Through Stone’s panicked eyes, Cuarón exposes the futility of denying past traumas, stripping away the sort of self-fulfilling narratives Kowalski likes to reference throughout the film. In space, the horror of facing your own legacy in dead silence is a kind of damnation. Glimmers of hope still exist, though. Stone makes contact with a radio frequency emanating from Earth. Upon hearing a man’s voice and a dog’s bark, she breaks down because of the association it makes with her previous life. Very few films would dedicate an entire sequence to this sort of personal epiphany, but Cuarón sees it as an essential bridge for his character’s rebirth. It’s worth noting that Gravity pairs up nicely with Cuarón’s previous film, 2006’s Children of Men, another thrillingly singular adventure. Both movies see survival as a game of seconds and inches while also examining the split-second power of the elements (spreading fire, crackling ice). Floating water particles splash across the camera’s lens in Gravity, while Children of Men often sprayed the camera with blood. Even the piercing sound of a baby’s cry initiates change for distraught characters in both films. Cuarón has always been a hopeful filmmaker, but Gravity seeks courageously to conquer the self-defeating myths that continuously limit us from seeing the world anew. In doing so, the film expresses the power of standing upright and fully embracing the ambiguity of what’s next.
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The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 (RCA) Sounds like: It’s at least a respectable follow-up to Part 1, but JT’s fourth gets a little laborious in the middle, with 70+ minutes of material to wade through. Free association: Double albums notoriously don’t resonate for a reason, boo. For fans of: Jay Z/Drake x Prince + MJ, George Michael, Britney in a Canadian tuxedo. (Bill Chenevert)
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This Is ... Icona Pop (Big Beat/WEA) Sounds like: The “I Love It” (ft. Charli XCX) Swedish house duo’s second is a little too EDM in some moments, and just-as-you’dexpect lovely fun in others. Free association: More mature listeners may find themselves thinking “Now I feel old.” For fans of: Rita Ora x Robyn on speed + Skrillex/Dragonette, Little Boots, club energy. (B.C.)
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Sundays, 10:30pm, HBO Captive audience: Fans of The Office (both the British and American versions); lovers of cringe humor; people who believe L.A. is full of douchebags. Moment of truth: Properly placed after Eastbound & Down, this new sitcom features another asshole looking for attention. British funnyman and The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant plays a L.A.-based web designer constantly on the prowl for girls—and often failing miserably. This awkward-ass show wants to have it both ways, making us laugh at his abhorrent behavior, yet demanding we feel sorry for the prick when he goes home alone (which is usually his fault). Considering that Ricky Gervais is currently winning Netflix watchers over with the sweet Derek, Merchant’s bastard blitz is pure buzzkill. Emmy or phlegmmy: Phlegmmy. (C.D.L.)
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If a random guy hands a girl his number—unsolicited—on a piece of paper without even talking to the girl first, is it wrong for the girl’s boyfriend to send this random guy a picture of his shit? I think it’s OK to send a picture. Others seem to think it’s abhorrent. Butthole King Asshole move, BK, but it’s not really Random Guy to whom you’re being an asshole. RG is just gonna delete the pic and get on with his life. So it’s not really RG that you’re trying to intimidate or humiliate with your shit pics. It’s your girlfriend. You’re telling her that she’s stuck with a guy who regards her as his property and will react like a huge asshole whenever someone else expresses the least interest in her—even if she didn’t invite it. And you shouldn’t act like an asshole even if she did invite it. Sometimes partnered people engage in a little innocent flirting because it makes them feel attractive and alive—and then, all cranked up, they go home and fuck the shit out of their partners— and if you can’t chill the fuck out about it, BK, sooner or later, your girlfriend is gonna get sick of your shit and delete you.
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If you feel like spending time with your colleague is a genuine threat to your marriage, and if protecting your marriage from genuine threats is a priority (and it should be), then keep doing what you’re doing: Keep fucking your husband, keep avoiding your colleague, keep feeling your feelings (because what other choice do you have?), and with enough time and fucking and feeling, your crush on your colleague should wither away. But that said ... So far, it would appear that this affair—this emotional affair—has had a positive impact on your marriage. Far from threatening your marriage, your feelings for your colleague dislodged something that reinvigorated your marriage. (You’re out of that rut now, right?) So if your colleague knew you were married and didn’t ask you to leave your husband, and if your husband didn’t threaten to divorce you, but asked if this—meaning something more than friendship with this colleague—was “something you need to explore,” you might be able to have a relationship with your colleague without having to end your marriage. Love isn’t always a zero-sum game.
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I didn’t run your letter the first 10,000 times you sent it, FEET, because any regular reader of my column— and someone who emails me on a daily basis for three years is presumed to be a regular reader— would know what my advice would be in a case like yours: Level with your fucking wife about your boring fucking foot fetish already, you fucking coward. You downplayed your kink at the start of your relationship, and you haven’t opened up to your wife about how your kink has grown in intensity over the years. So she may think those brief-and-on-to-thenext foot sessions are enough to satisfy what you’ve allowed her to believe is a mild foot fetish. Would those sessions be longer, more intense and freakier if she knew how central this was to your sexuality? There’s only one way to find out, FEET: Stop worrying about sounding like an “absolute freak” and come out to your partner as the absolute freak that you are. (“My darling, for years I’ve pretended that my thing for feet is mild, but it’s actually an all-consuming passion blah blah blah.”) While your dilemma is stupid, and your spamming is annoying (and your wife potentially fictitious), FEET, I chose to run your letter because this is actually a pretty good hypothetical: “Is it fair for me to ask for this after being together so long without the same need?” Sexual boredom is a huge problem in many long-term monogamous relationships. We humans are wired—male, female and everything in between; gay, straight and ditto—to seek some degree of novelty and variety in everything we do. Two people who agree not to seek sexual novelty or variety outside of their relationship have to work at creating some of both inside the relationship or risk watching their sexual connection wither and die. (That’s not always fatal—there are plenty of happy and sexless marriages out there—but a dead sexual connection can go gangrenous and poison a relationship.) So one partner asking another to explore a newfound sexual interest—or one partner coming clean about a suppressed or downplayed kink—can be a very good thing. There is risk in disclosing: What if one partner’s “new need” is another partner’s libido killer, i.e., something that makes it difficult or impossible for the disclosee to connect sexually with the discloser ever again? But I would argue, based on the mail I receive (a skewed sample, yes, but a pretty massive sample), that sexual boredom poses a much bigger threat to a relationship or marriage than coming clean about an old or new kink ever could.
anything to harm or sabotage our marriage. We are very good together, and the love we have for one another is huge. I have plenty of male friends, but there is one that I’ve been getting to know, and he is a stellar human being. We really connect. He kissed me a few weeks ago. I liked it. The impact on my marriage has been strangely great. I disclosed everything to my husband. He said, “I couldn’t get in the way of your happiness. Is this something you need to explore?” We’re communicating better now, our sex life is off the freakin’ chain, and it is evident that we’re committed to working through things as a couple. So why can’t I stop thinking of my colleague? I think of him all day long. I don’t plan on seeing him anymore. He is a distraction to my marriage. But what on earth do you do to get someone out of your head? Wanting It Forever
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WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST/OLD CITY THE IMPERIAL: BROAD & SPRUCE – Studios in High rise Elevator bldg, HW floors, Full kitchens, A/C, Laundry. AVAILABLE NOW! GAS/HOT WATER INCL. $785 11TH & PINE – Bright Studio with view of Kahn Park, Eat-in kitchen, Elevator bldg, HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE OCTOBER! GAS HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $775 12TH & LOMBARD – Two Bedroom w/lots of light, HW floors, C/A, Laundry in bldg. AVAILABLE NOW! $1,285 8TH & LOMBARD – Spacious Loft Style One Bedroom, HW floors, High ceilings, Decorative Fireplace, Laundry in bldg. AVAILABLE NOW! $1,285
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1:30-2:30pm Queen Village 1036 S. Randolph St. $350,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach noRtheRn libeRtieS 1008 n. bodine St. l $600,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
noRtheRn libeRtieS 968 n. 5th St. $545,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach Queen Village 1 Queen St. 14b $449,900 pRudential Fox & Roach
South philadelphia 1235 S. 7th St. $419,900 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
Queen Village 870 independence couRt $689,900 pRudential Fox & Roach
FitleR SQuaRe 2528 naudain St. $445,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
Queen Village 132 KenilwoRth St. $549,900 pRudential Fox & Roach
logan SQuaRe 2037 appletRee St. $495,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
Queen Village 121 KenilwoRth St. Reduced $815,000 pRudential Fox & Roach
South philadelphia 1334 S. 7th St. $350,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
Queen Village 506 cathaRine St. $500,000 pRudential Fox & Roach
RittenhouSe SQuaRe 1710 pine St. $1,500,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
Queen Village 207 FitzwateR St. $339,000 pRudential Fox & Roach
1:30-3:00pm Queen Village 1 chRiStian St #5 $599,000 pRudential Fox & Roach
1:30-3:30pm Society hill 627 lombaRd St. $550,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
2:00-3:30pm independence couRt 830 S. SwanSon St. $688,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
3:00-4:00pm noRtheRn libeRtieS 628 n. bodine St. $289,900 pRudential, Fox, & Roach RittenhouSe SQuaRe 250 S. 17th St. #1600 $1,100,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach
gRaduate hoSpital 2236 Kimball St. $450,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach bella ViSta 1022 S. 6th St. $399,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach gRaduate hoSpital 1730 cathaRine St. $659,900 pRudential, Fox, & Roach South philadelphia 2030 S. JunipeR St. $290,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach Society hill 211-25 S. 4th St 104 $805,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach Society hill 211-25 S. 4th St 406 $575,000 pRudential, Fox, & Roach Queen Village 308 pembeRton St. $399,000 pRudential Fox & Roach
broaD & sprUCe studio’s & 1br’s, C/a, W/D $875-$1050 loMbarD & 19t beautiful 1br’s, C/a, D/W $1275 sprUCe & 15tH Fab studio, HW floors $820 sprUCe & 13tH studio’s, 1&2 br’s, HW floors $850-$1195 sprUCe &Walnut 12tH & 23rdstudio, W/W, a/C $850 $770-995 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry loMbarD & 9tH Great studio & 1br, HW floors, C/a. $900-$1050 $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard QUEEN VILLAGE $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. CHristian & 5tH Mod 1 & 2br, W/W, a/C $840-$1050 soUtH & 5tH Cozy1 studio’s $620-$625 $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd &2Bd, bi-level, A/C sprUCe &Chestnut 4tH Great 1br, HW floors. $995 $875-1000 & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location CHristian & 2nD Fab studio’s & 1br trinity’s $780-$1050 $875-1700 Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod hardwood, studio, 1 laundry & 2Bd's $770-995 Walnut 23rdHW 1& 2Bd's,C/a, Monroe & 2nD Great&2br, floors, pvt entrance. $1400 $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. $850-950 Pine 1Bd & 21st 1Bd's,w/d, hardwood, heat incl., yard $850-995 Lombard & 9th &ART 2Bd, hardwood, laundry MUSEUM $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. popUlar Pine & 28tH& 9th 2Bd's, Fab Mod 1&2br’s, C/a,bi-level, W/D A/C $800-$1000 $995-1100 h/w& floors, $750-1100 Lombard 23rd 1W/D &2Bd, broWn & Spruce 27tH & 12th Mod 1br’s, C/a, W/D $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location$1100-$250 $995 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry $875-1700 pennsylvania & 26tH Lombard Fab 1br, $1475 & C/a 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood $800-850 Broad & Spruce 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. aspen & 26tH sunny studio’sMod & 1br’s $725 Mod & 9th 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking laundry $950-1750 $850-995 Lombard & 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, broWn & Art 26thArea Ultra Great1studio’s & 1br’s, W/W $795-$875 $995-1100 9th 1 2Bd's, h/w floors, $825-1375 City FabPine ultra & HW 2Bd's, deckW/D parrisH &Old 23rD Fab&mod studio’s, floors $725-$800 $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry Mt. vernon & 21st City lg. studio’s, parquet floors $750-$775 $1950 University 3Bd, bath, renovated $995-1350 Spruce &2 16th Oldtotally World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood Green & 21st 1br, $850 $950-1750 ArtCute Area UltraW/W Mod 1 & 3Bd's,Nice W/D,Studio Deck, Parking $700 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely $825-1375 City Fab ultra 1 & 2Bd's, deck sprinG GarDen & 20tH Oldstudio/loft, HWmod floors $775 $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 3Bd, & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $1950 University CityKit, 2 bath, totally renovated WallaCe & 20tH 1br, eat-in yard $895 $375 Spring&19tH Garden & 19th hardwood, Heat $700 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Niceincl. Studio sprinG GarDen Great 1br,Studio, HW floors $995 $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1W/D & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, FairMoUnt & 18tH Great 1br, W/W, W/D, C/a $800 $375 Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. $600 Mt. Vernon &Fairmount 21st Gret Studio, Laundry $625 & 18th ModYard, 1Bd, C/A, W/D NORTHERN LIBERTIES $600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yardYard, Laundry $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd,2br, parquet floors, yard n.3rD st Aspen & 26th all new, beautiful amenities Galore. parking $2200 $600 1Bd, W/W, laundry $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry
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Studio, Completely renovated, with custom kitchen and bath and $1,350 hardwood floors, 396 sf 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, high ceilings, brand new kitchen and $1,595 bathroom, washer/dryer, 577 sf 1 bedroom, generous entertaining space, bay windows, $1,750 lots of natural light, 690 sf
1 bedroom plus den, 270 degree city views, 2 baths, 763 sf $1,795 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, generous entertaining space, lots of closets, $2,300 1022 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, renovated, 270 degree views offering excellent natural light, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, 1079 sf $2,350
220 W. rittenhouse sq.
2 bedroom residence, washer/
hoPKinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Studio, high floor, southern
530 S. 2Nd STreeT
1420 LOcUST STreeT
1 bedroom, hardwood floors,
dryer, marble bathroom, granite
1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, fireplace,
2 bedroom, 2 baths, kitchen
Washington Square views,
counter tops and stainless steel
with breakfast nook, private
designer bathroom, 975 sf
appliances in kitchen, 807 sf
views, 413 sf $1,075 Studio, excellent closet space, Washington Squre views, 460 sf $1,085
indePendence Place 241 SOUTH 6TH STreeT 1 bedroom with walk-in closet
and southern city views, 850 sf $1,595 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, private balcony, 1118 sf $1,750
study nook, private terrace, excellent storage space, 989 sf $1,695
terrace, 1111 sf
Magnificent 3 bedroom, 3
1701 LOcUST STreeT
bathroom showplace, gener-
530 S. 2Nd STreeT
Studio, on a high floor with
ous entertaining space,
2 bedroom, 2 baths open
1601 LOcUST STreeT
hardwood floors, open kitchen,
juliet balcony, high end appli-
Custom entire floor home with
walk-in closet and marble
ances, large master suite with
floor plan, oversized windows, updated kitchen and baths, washer/dryer 1070 sf $1,775
kitchen, designer bathrooms,
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open
incredible building details
chef’s kitchen, marble baths,
walk-in closets in both bedroom,
2020 WALNUT STreeT
lots of natural light, 1296 sf
Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 baths,
1 bedroom, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, 750 sf
Studio, 573 sf
kitchen, balcony, lots of closet space, 494 sf $1,195
hardwood floors, renovated
1 bedroom, private terrace,
225 S. 18TH STreeT
kitchen with stainless steel ap-
partial Rittenhouse Square views,
Studio, with lots of light, hard-
pliances, customized closets,
wood floors, large marble bath
skyline views, washer/dryer,
and open kitchen, 425 sf $1,450
floor plan, balcony, skyline view, washer/dryer, 1209 sf $2,350
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private terrace, washer/dryer, city views, 1119 sf
267 south 19th street Brand new unit less than one block from Rittenhouse Square with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, hardwood floors, open kitchen $2,750 and washer/dryer
1 bedroom, marble bathroom, wood floors, excellent closet space, 638 sf
Junior 1 bedroom, hardwood
floors, marble bath, kitchen with
2401 peNNSyLvANIA Ave
stainless steel appliances, south-
Studio with sunrise city views,
ern views, 506 sf
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BanK Building 421 cHeSTNUT STreeT Brand new 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bathroom with wood
dramatic river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling windows, 540 sf $1,250 Corner 1 bedroom, with threetop views of Society Hill, floor-to-ceiling windows, 750 sf $1,595
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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studiosin $115,000 to& $150,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. Center “Specializing in MainLine MainLine & Center City” City” 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Damon Michels Damon Michels $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 Call: 215-840-0437 Call: 215-840-0437 “Specializing in MainLine & Center City” The Damon Michels Team $400,000 to&$500,000 Damon@DamonMichels.com in MainLine Center City” 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Damon@DamonMichels.com 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. 3 Bedrooms Damon Michels www.DamonMichels.com Damon Michels 610.688.4310 Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax www.DamonMichels.com 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Call: 215-840-0437 215-840-0437 Call: Damon@DamonMichels.com $525,000 $525,000 Damon@DamonMichels.com Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm www.DamonMichels.com MAINLINE CENTER CITY 610.688.4310 CITY PHILA. Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 11-3pm • Sunday 11-4pm CENTER SHEFFIELD COURT The William Penn House CenTer CiTY PHiLa. MAINLINE CENTER CITY Main Line SuburbS The William Penn House www.DamonMichels.com 610.688.4310 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. MAINLINE CENTER CITY The William Penn House -- Center City Living! Center City Living! 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;MAINLINE RenovatedTownhome, - Center City Living! The William Penn Rooftop House $525,000 CENTER CITY Rittenhouse $525,000 Rittenhouse Square Square • Rooftop Rittenhouse Square •• Rooftop Pool Fitness Center Valet Center City Living! Pool •••Fitness Center ••• Valet Pool Fitness Center Valet 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking • 24 Hr Security • 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking •• 24 Hr 24 Hr Maintenance Parking 24 Hr Security Security •• 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 24 Hr Maintenance 24 Hr Maintenance Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 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Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 3Bedrooms Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 1830 Addison24 St.Hr Rittenhouse Sq. startingSt. at $689,000 Maintenance 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 2047 Spruce St. #4, Square Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, $175,000 to $225,000 331830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4 beds/3.1 baths; 2 car garage; Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1/1 Condo – corner unit in Victorian Mansion $365,000 33 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 Open Floor plan with 3000 Sq ft $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $150,000 $400,000 $525,000 $525,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm $525,000 1830 St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. Studios $115,000 to 519 S.Addison 21st street, square $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 $525,000 864 Briarwood Rd., Newtown Square Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Bedrooms $400,000 $500,000 Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Satto 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $400,000 to $500,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Multi-Unit, corner LINE SUBURBS 31830 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Sq. 1830 Addison St. Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 6Bd/5.1Ba; Colonial; Greene Countrie OPEN SUNDA YRittenhouse 11building AM -units 1 PMSq. 33MAIN Bd/2 Ba; 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 31 Bedrooms 3 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, OPEN SUNDA Y 2 4 PM six spacious 1-Bedroom, 1 Bath 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real estate tax •• No transfer tax 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real estate tax No transfer tax $525,000 1.78 Acres; Radnor Township; Reduced…$950,000 2427 Carpenter Street, Graduate Hospital $525,000 OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM 33$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 49 Cornell Rd., Bala Cynwyd Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $950,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 117 David Drive, Bala Cynwyd 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 $525,000 605 New Gulph Rd., Bryn Mawr 3 Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 3BD/1.1BA; Townhouse $525,000 6-10 Strawberry #14,$329K Old CitySq. Open Sun 11-4pm 1830 Addison St.St. Rittenhouse Open 11-4pm || Mon Mon 12-6pm 12-6pm 5BD/2.2Ba 3,314 Sq. Ft. Colonial 1830 St.ftRittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4 3Addison bath, sq Cape cod on .29 acres $525,000 3 bed Bd/2 Ba;2798 RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2Sun Ba; 6Bd/4.1Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $525,000 2Bd/2Ba; 4 Yrs. Young $349,000Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Includes real 9-6pm estate 4,416 tax •Sq.Ft. No12-3pm transfer tax Tues-Fri || Sat $500,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;Condo, RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Tues-Fri 9-6pm Sat 12-3pm Finished, Walk-out LL $549K Sq. 510 S.Addison 11th Wash Square West 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. RentStreet, Reduced… $1,825/mo 3-Story; .43 Acres $1,175,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 110 Fairview Road, Penn Valley Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse $525,000 33BD/2BA; Bd/2 Ba; 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 331407 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, New Construction – 922-26 N.C/A 17th$339K Street 10814 Valley Forge CircleKing of Prussia County Line Bryn 3-Story Twnhome Open SunRenovatedTownhome, 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 5Bd/3.1Ba; 4,654Rd., Square Feet Mawr 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; $525,000 6 Units - $314,900. Call for Details. $525,000 $525,000 707 Conshohocken State|atRd., Bala Cynwyd 3$525,000 bed/2ba; 1,510 sq ft Condo Valley Forge Towers $525,000 $525,000 Contemporary; 2.20 Acres; $799,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm Sat 12-3pm 1830 AddisonRenovated St. Rittenhouse 5BD/3BA; Colonial Sq. $180,000 1519 Street, Art Museum Area 3722Swain Hamilton St., Powelton Village OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM Sq. Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 4BD/2BA; Colonial in college Park 31830 Bd/2Addison Ba;6Bd/2.1Ba RenovatedTownhome, Addison St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 St. Sq. 1830 Addison St. 1830 Addison St. Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3/4 Acres; Walk to Train $724K $495,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 147 Old Road, Wynnewood 3 Bd/2 Ba;Gulph RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/2.1BA 1,552 Sq. Ft Townhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 33$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;Ba;RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 1,598 Sq.Ft; 1-Car Attached Garage 4BD/ 4.2 4,955 sq ft Tudor Manor home, 863 N. Uber St. # A Bd/2 $525,000 471 Conshohocken State Road, Bala$349K Cynwyd 2.2 acres $1,695,000 $525,000 1Bd/1Ba Condo $234,900LL $399K Renovated, Central Air;- Finished 4 bd/3.1ba; 3,770 sq ft Stone Colonial $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 1245 HollowSt. Rd., Penn ValleySq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Reduced…$799,000 865 N. Uber St. #A 1025 Barr Lane, Gladwyne 190 Presidential #301 The Corinthian 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Sq.l 2625 Sq. Ft; 2BD/2BA Condo 4BD/4.1Ba 1727 Fitzwater St., #ARittenhouse -$259,000 Graduate Hospita 3 Bd/2 Ba;4bd/3.1Ba RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St.Contemporary Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; Wesley’s RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1409 Run, Gladwyne 1830 Renovated Cape $600,000 OPEN SUNDAY 1:30pm-2:30PM 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/3.1BA, 2700 Sq.Ft w/ Balcony 5BD/4.1BA French Colonial; 5,478 Sq.Ft. 5,620 Sq.Ft. $1,500,000 2BD/1.1BA Townhouse $350K 33$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 50 Belmont Ave. Unit 314, Bala Cynwyd 863 N. 27th St., Art Museum Area Northwoods $1,295,000 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 Updated; For Rent $4,700/month or $749K Sutton Terrace $525,000 4Bd/2.1Ba; 1,864 $499,000Village 1830Hamilton Addison St.Sq.Rittenhouse Sq. 3508 Street -Ft.Powelton 1830 Addison St.1.1Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 AddisonAve. St. Rittenhouse Sq. 346 E. Lancaster Unit 305, Wynnewood Renovated 2 bedroom, bathroom, 1303 sq ft SUNDAY 11:30am-12:30PM Plaza 3 OPEN Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 4BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. Ft. REDUCED $635k $325,000 31348 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; Wynnewood RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Bobarn Drive, Penn Valley 1830 608 S. 12th street, Wash.Sq. west 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1294 sq ft $255,000 2636 Chestnut Street, Ardmore $525,000 1511 W. Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 33$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/21750 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2 bdBa; 2Street story corner carriage Square home West Bd/2 5BD/4.1BA, 5588 1333 South - Washington 5-6 Beds/3.2 baths; 5,419Contemporary Square Feet 1/2 Acre; Terrace #3H 3BD/1.1BAOakwood Twin w/ Attached Garage $525,000 $299,000 $525,000 $525,000 $925,000 $525,000 2 bd/2ba; 1299 sq ft at the Oakhill $250,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. Duplex Addison w/ Parking; Separate Utilities $499K 1,280 Sq. $199,900 1830 St..89 Rittenhouse 2-3 Addison Car Garage; Acres $879K Sq. 1830 Addison St.FtRittenhouse Sq. 922-26 N. 17th Street 1129 N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6 units, new construction 3 Bd/25BD/3.1BA; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2225 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2919 sq. ft. $769,000 -- OAK HILL PENN VALLEY -1501 S. 12th$299K-$314,900 Street - Passyunk Square Fairview Road, Narberth $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 4BD/3BA, 2,948 sq. ft. Cape Cod w/pool $899,000 200 Simpson Rd., Ardmore
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Great investment opportunity to own a rarely offered Society Hill duplex! 1st ﬂr unit boasts 2BD/1BA, Pergo ﬂoors, eat-in kitchen, and door to private red brick yard with fence; 2nd ﬂr is bi-level and features 2BD/1BA with hardwood ﬂoors, large sundeck, beautifully landscaped yard. Basement has common access.
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Roxborough – 6011 Ridge Ave Storefront for RENT on bustling Ridge Ave – Bring your business plan and Imagination $975.00 per Month $1,900 per Month Manayunk - 4708 Fowler St – Charming townhouse with huge backyard for RENT! Great Location $37,000 Fairhill- 3425 N. Bodine Street 2br/1ba. This property is below market value and can be used as a starter home investment. $55,000 West Phila – 7 N 50th St 6BR/3BA Single home, Complete shell $67,500 West Phila – 3220 Etting St 3BR/1BA home totally Rehabbed 1.5 Years ago Greys Ferry – 1604 S Newkirk St Great Investment opportunity for an investor looking for turn key rental income or a new home buyer $69,000 Eastwick – 7930 Mars Pl 3BR/1BA home on quiet block $75,000 North Phila – 2604 n 22nd St 4BR/1BA house $79,000 Mayfair – 4769 Bleigh Ave REDUCED! 3BR/1BA home in E Mayfair area W/ front patio overlooking a park, Ready for Move In $85,000 Carrol Park – 5713 Poplar St Totally Remodeled 3 BR Home on a small quiet Block $89,900 Folcroft – 1511 Glen Avenue Great Opportunity! Located on a nice and quiet block, Back yard wood ﬂoors, Handicap accessible $90,000 $96,498 Port Richmond – 3019 Aramingo Ave Beautiful Port Richmond 3BR, Newer Kitchen, Freshly Painted, Move in Ready! Holmesberg – 8020 Erdrick St 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,000 West Phil- 5110-12 Market St. Interior all framed out and exterior complete with stucco and vinyl. $114,900 Northeast Phila – 4009 Bennington St 3BR/1BA well Maintained Home $115,900 Southwest Phila – 4915 Market St Well Maintained spacious duplex, 2BR on 1 Floor 3 BR on the 2 Floor $119,800 Germantown – 140 W Abottsford Ave Lovely 4BR/1.5BA 1800 + Sq Ft Twin, Ready for you to move In $119,900 Castor Gardens – 6137 Frontenac St 3BR Remodeled home, New Kitchen, HW Flrs, New Heater, New Bathroom $119,900 Overbrook-921 Marlyn Rd Classic 3BD/1Ba rowhome w/garage. Charming orig details and tasteful upgrades on beautiful block. $128,000 Port Richmond - 2412 E Clearﬁeld St This lovely home is very well kept and boasts solid Hardwood ﬂoors throughout $134,900 Logan – 5145 N Camac St 5BR/1.5BA Single Home 2 Car Garage, 3 Story Well Maintained home New Kitchen $135,900 West Phila – 621 S Conestoga St 3BR/2BA Rowhome Restored to its originalbeauty with all the right stuff updated, $135,000 Finished Basement Cheltenham – 1717 W Cheltenham 19027 $139,900 $139,900 East Mt Airy - 2371 78th St 3BR/2BA Spacious Home, Eat in Kitchen 1 Car Garage, HW Flrs Greys Ferry – 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated move in Cond. Close to Graduate Hosp. jShopping Center, supermarket, Public Trans. $139,900 Oak Lane- 1542 E. Tulpehocken St. Newly rehabbed 3br with hardwood ﬂoors, parking and deck! $144,900 $ 164,900 636 Earp St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home in Italian Market area East Mt Airy – 1204 E Barringer St Well Maintained home on a Quiet Lovely St 3BR/2 Full BA 2 Half Bath $164,900 Italian Market - 636 Earp St St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home $164,900 Harrowgate – 3659 Frankford Ave Corner Property kept in Great Shape and situated for great Exposure right on Frankford Ave $169,900 Manayunk- 466 1/2 Conarroe St Beautiful Rehabbed 4 Bedroom Home for sale! $237,500 Overbrook – 832 Wynnewood Rd Great Investment opportunity Ideal for investor, buyers looking to live in one unit and rent out the other (3) $249,900 Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, High End marble and granite throughout, Completely Renovated $260,000 Manayunk – 4635 Mansion St REDUCED! Beautiful 3BR/1BA Manyunk Rowhome, Lots of architectural details, Large Landscaped garden $264,000 Fishtown – 1451-53 E Columbia Ave Pizza Shop Long Wstablished business with residential property next door being offered in a package $265,000 Point Breeze – 2108 Federal St Like New 3BR/2.5BA ﬁnished Basement, Open Living space, C/A, HW ﬂoors $279,500 Fishtown – 330 E Thompson St Fabulous 2BR/2BA in the Heart of Fishtown. Renovated Kitchen and Baths New Roof, Great Location $280,000 Old Kensington – 2400-4 N 9th St Multi-Unit Property currently generating good cash ﬂow and has the ability to generate more $290,000 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 - 2015 Abigail St New Construction 3BR/2.5BA Modern 3 Story Home, Roof Top Deck, Fin Basement $319,900 Chestnut Hill – 7719 Crefeld St Well-Maintained, Newly Updated 3BR/2.5BA Home with Garage on Picturesque Chestnut Hill Block $329,000 Fishtown – 2227 Amber New Construction, Ultra Modern 3 Story Home, Roof Top deck $349,900 Overbrook Farms – 2024 Upland Way #106 Awesome 3BR/3BA Contemporary Townhome at Overbrook Station Lofts. Two Dedicated Parking Spaces $350,000 Fishtown – 2224 Martha St New Construction, 3BR/2.5BA Modern 3 Story home, Rooftop Deck, Fin Basement $359,900 Temple University – 1132 W Nevada St Newly consturcted 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 $399,999 Fishtown – 165 W Thompson PRE-CONSTRUCTION! Spacious, Beautiful home with roof deck & lots of Light $425,000 Fishtown – 1339 E Berks St Modern New 3BR W Garage and roof deck! $429,000 Manayunk- 4068 Pre-Construction! Manayunk Heights – Fab Location/Views, Multi Level deck and Parking $439,000 Center City- 1228-32 Arch St PHC Breathtaking tri-level loft penthouse with terrace w/city views. Featuring: 16’ ceilings, 8’ windows, spacious open ﬂoor plan with upscale kitchen, abundant natural light and sophisticated industrial conversion ﬂair. $575,000
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617 Schyullkil Ave Spac garage front TH offers 4Bedrms, 2+baths,FP/CA, open ﬂoor plan, newer kitchen and baths, decks + $663,000 440 S Broad St #2402 2BR/2BA Includes Luxury Condo Residence Includes Parking, Elegantly proportioned & Finished OPEN HOUSE 10/6 12-2:00 OR BY APPT 215-834-1963 $930,000 440 S Broad St #1207 Landmark Location, 2BR/2BA, One Deeded Indoor Parking space included on accepted offers until Oct 1, 2013 OPEN HOUSE 10/6 12-2:00 OR BY APPT 215-834-1963 $950,000 $2,175,000 2101 Market St #1803 The Ultimate stylish and Unique Center City Condo, Including 2 Car Parking! OLD CITY / LOFT DISTRICT / CHINA TOWN
315 New Street Unit 202 Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath updated condo with high ceilings and wood ﬂoors w/1 car parking included.$289,000 114 Quarry St #3A 2BR/2BA Bi-Level Condo with Balcony and Classic Loft Style in Boutique, Pet-Friendly Building $339,000 114 Quarry St #2B A Lovely Condo in the Heart of Old City $389,000 126 Market St #4 Beautiful 2BR Unit in the Heart of Old City $419,900 SOCIETY HILL / WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST
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-546-2700 428 Lombard St #3 A charming Bi-Level unit in Historic Society Hill! 916 Waverly St Beautiful Renovated Trinity right in the Heart of Wash Sq West,Come in person to fully appreciate what is being offered 419 S Jessup St Fully Renovated 3BR/2BA Washington West Home 506 South 7th St. Meticulous reconstruction, historic, park view, built in grill/wet bar in garden 2 en suite masters 513 Delancey St A Gorgeous Rehabbed Murray Development Home in one of Center City’s Premier Blocks 520 Delancey St Wonderful Extra Wide 3BR/2BA Society Hill Mansion built in1820 on Cherished brick walk block
$369,000 $649,000 $849,000 $1,125,000 $1,199,000
QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 2020 Christian St Unit A Meticulously maintained condo with positive cash ﬂow making it a perfect investment or pied-aterre $129,000 2859 S Sydenham St Renovated 3BR/1.5BA on Desirable block, SS appliances, Granite, HW Flrs, Finished Basement $219,900 1028 S Bouvier St Beautiful 2BR/2BR Condo with tons of Amazing Upgrades, Amazing opportunity in Navel Square OPEN HOUSE 10/6 FROM 12-2:00 $314,900 1743 Cambridge St 2BR/2BA Condo 2,191 Sq Ft Extra Wide with Yard and Parking OPEN HOUSE 10/6 FROM 12-2:00 $319,900 1020 S. Randolph St. Unique rehabbed 3BR/2BA multilevel home with all the city living has to offer $319,900 1007 S. Reese St. Gorgeous new townhouse w/roofdeck in Queen Village $325,000 1004 S Bouvier St 3BR/2BA, Gourmet Kitchen, Patio, Master Suite! $349,900 11118 Webster St Total Rehab 2BR/2BA, All New Inside, HW Flrs, C/A $349,000 2516 S 18th St 4BR/2.5BA, Sun room, Yard, Porch By Girard Park $379,900 1233-35 Bainbridge Street Unit H Brand New Construction, Atrium, Elevator, Indoor Heated Garage, Last 2 BR/2BA with Parking! OPEN HOUSE 10/5 AND 10/6 FROM 12-4:00 $399,900 1213 Webster St New 3BR/2BA, Exposed Brick, SS Appliances, Yard, Master Suite, Roof Deck with CC Skyline Views OPEN HOUSE 10/6 FROM 12-2:00 $429,900 1720 Bainbridge B. Totally upgraded like new 2BR-2BA in Graduate Hosp. w GARAGE! OPEN HOUSE 10/6 FROM 12-2:00 $449,000 500 Admirals Way #405 Beautiful 2BR/2BA Condo with tons of amazing upgrades, Amazing Opportunity in Navel Square OPEN HOUSE 10/6 FROM 12-2:00 $464,900 1907 League St Join us on 10/5 to see this Gorgeous 3 BR home with Roof Deck and Garage OPEN HOUSE 10/5 12:00-2:00 $489,000 1325 Christian St This Gorgeous 3100 S Ft 4BR/2.5BA Home with a Basement and Backyard is Located in Bella Vista $499,999 2242 Fitzwater St 3BR/2BA W/ 2 Outdoor Spaces,Crown Molding, Wainscoting, Partially Fin Basement on Great Block $549,000 1911 Fitzwater St Impeccable Rehab on a Fantastic Block! OPEN HOUSE 10/6 FROM 11:00-1:00 $675,000 NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1019-25 N 4th St #D Spac 900+ condo, Granite, Stainless Kitch, New Bath, hi Ceilings, Wood Fl, Loft W/D Courtyard $238,500 705 Brown St A 2BR/2BA Condo in a gated community 5 years young new construction ﬁnished basement $374,999 414 Olive St Unique Double Carriage House 2BR, Den custom Gourmet Kitchen , Wood ﬂ, Garden, Fireplace, Exp Brick Beams $442,500 1010 N. Leithgow St Location, Location! Fantastic 3BR/2BA in the heart of Northern Liberties. Historic details, wide plank HW ﬂoors, Kraftmaid, cherry cabinets, Stainless steel appliances, updated electric and plumbing, dry basement and centrail air. $369,000 718 N 4th St Exceptional High Energy Efﬁcient unit in Foundry Court, 5 Unit Development $783,500 UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA 3220 N Etting St 3BR/1BA home Toally Rehabbed 1.5 Years ago 4217 Regent Square Fresh Listing! Architect owned; Tastefully Renovated, Updated 4BR/2BA house on UC “Best Block”
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS 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! $151,900 Old Kensington – 146 w Palmer St Great Corner Location Commercial Space with a 2 BR Apt above being sold In AS IS Condition $159,900 Temple University- 1904 W. Diamond Street 7 Bedroom Home with Vacant Lot. Huge Investment Opportunity $159,900 Temple University – 2243 N Camac St Newly constructed property (2012) with 8 years Tax Abatement Left! Duplex with 5 and 6 Units $430,000 Italian Market - 543 Washington Ave - 541 Washington Ave- 1043 S 6th St 3 Continuous Properties Great Opportunity for Development $788,000
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CENTER CITY LUXURY SALES Art Museum The PhiladelPhian Spacious 1 bdrm w/ balcony on high floor, wood cabinetry in kit., wood floors & excellent closet space throughout, 1166 sf $225,000 Bi-level penthouse with floor-to-ceiling windows offering dramatic Center City skyline and Fairmount views, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two story living and dining room and 2 large terraces, 3278 sf $885,000
Avenue of the Arts academy house 1420 Locust street 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with large terrace, hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen, beautifully appointed bathrooms, excellent closet space, 1590 sf Open 10/6 12:00-12:30 $675,000
Custom 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths home, updated kitchen and baths, built-in bar, generous closet space, hardwood floors, terrace, 1590 sf $750,000
cenTer ciTy one 1326 sPruce street
One-of-a-kind 2 bedroom plus den, 3
225 s. 18th st.
1 bedroom, high floor, abundant natural light,
bathroom home, additional home office space,
Studio, lots of natural light and southern views, $299,900 wood floors, marbe bath, 513 sf. Spacious 1 bedroom, HW floors, marble bath,
floor-to-ceiling windows, magnificent city views, 712 sf $250,000 1 bedroom, wood floors, floor to ceiling windows with bridge and city views, 700 sf
22 s FronT sTreeT Sun-soaked loft style 1 bedroom, floor-toceiling windows, hardwood floors, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, marble bath, 605 sf $335,000
furnished, designer finishes and features,
2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, lots of
washer/dryer, 1079 sf
natural light, EIK, marble bath, beautiful original building details, 1136 sf
The barclay 237 s. 18th st.
530 s 2nd street 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, bi-level, great closetspace, balcony, excellent condition, 989 sf
finishes throughout, 2025 sf
washer/dryer, 1551 sf
ton Square, chef’s kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, lavish master suite, 3720 sf
Open 9/22 12:45-1:15
1810 rittenhouse square
233-241 s 6th street
Studio, on a high floor with excellent natural
Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated kit.,
open floor plan, private terrace, and stackable washer/dryer, 1173 sf Open 10/6 1:30-2:00
new baths, wood fls, penthouse floor, 1146 sf
Bi-level penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, two kitchens, impeccably finished
1701 Locust street
throughout, amazing river and city views,
spacious great room with wood floors and track lighting, eat-in kitchen, lavish master suite with Jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer, two balco-
3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 baths residence, high
nies overlooking Rittenhouse Square, 2714 sf
suite with two walk-in closets plus wall closet,
Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, panoramic city
murano 2101 Market street
end finishes and features, kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances, lavish master
views, 2421 sf
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, contemporary home, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout,
7 n coLuMbus bouLevard Tri-level residence with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths,
bamboo wood floors, private terrace, stainless
2020 waLnut street
generous entertaining space, lavish master
steel appliances, custom closets, washer/dryer,
1 bedroom, bay windows, open kitchen, great
suite, washer/dryer, Ben Franklin Bridge and
closet space, 700 sf
Delaware River views, 2229 sf
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brick that can be built into a custom homes, 2017 sf $539,900 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, overlooks Independence Mall, custom
light, open kitchen, dressing room, 450 sf
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Raw space with high ceilings and exposed
Efficiency with southern views, lots of natural
baths, 360 degree views including Washing-
light and an open floor plan, 461 sf
The bank building 421 chestnut street
604 s washington square
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Entire floor home with 3 bedrooms and 3
1 bedroom, beautifully maintained, private ter$289,000
1 bedroom plus den home, 2 bathrooms
The dorchesTer 226 w. rittenhouse square race, oversized windows, 609 sf
1901 waLnut street
master closet, Rittenhouse Square views,
and east views, 1746 sf
220 w. washingTon square
open kitchen, wood floors, marble bathroom, high ceilings and lots of natural light, 810 sf
kitchen, washer/dryer, 1840 sf
tertaining space, bay windows boasting south
(easily converted to 2 bedrooms), custom
high ceilings, original 1929 herringbone hardwood floors, 10ft ceilings, city views, renovated
eat-in kitchen with french doors, generous en-
Custom 1 bedroom with Joanne Hudson
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, balcony, city views, 1119 sf $525,000 Expansive combined home with 3 bedrooms plus family room, 3 bathrooms,
Old City/Society Hill
1 bedroom, wood floors, balcony, marble bath, $389,900 excellent closet space, 765 sf Studio with high ceilings, lost of natural light, marble bath, open designer kitchen, 486 sf
1830 riTTenhouse square
Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, spacious master suite, washer/dryer, Center City skyline views, 1209 sf $359,900
Custom 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with
stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, 638 sf
$419,900 Custom designer 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence, easily converted to 2 bedrooms,
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, south views, balcony, updated bathroom, 1137 sf Open 10/6 12:45-1:45
socieTy hill Towers 220 Locust st.
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