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Halfway House The future of Pennhurst remains uncertain as critics claim haunted house demeans the hospital’s torrid past.

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6 Letters 5 PhillyNow Is there really a difference between Dems and the GOP in this city? 5 Disobedient Duo Performance activists Yes Men take it one lie at a time. 7 Asian Persuasion A group of lesbians find their niche in the LGBT community. 8 The Big Sharkey Show The Phillies sweep of the Reds had it all.

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Disobedient Duo Performance activists Yes Men take it one lie at a time By Emily Crawford feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com

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In an auditorium somewhere in the suburbs of Philadelphia, a man says of the protagonist in Steven Spielberg’s famous Schindler’s List: “You know, he was such a fucking liar. What an asshole. Liar, liar, pants on fire, Schindler.” This man isn’t some radical World War II fanatic or an anti-Semitic film critic. His name is Mike Bonanno, partner in the performance-art duo called the Yes Men, a culture-jamming activist group that creates mischief in order to reveal corporate corruption. The duo, comprised of Bonanno and

Andy Bichlbaum (although rumor has it those aren’t their real names), is speaking at a recent lecture at Swarthmore College, and Bonanno’s point is that sometimes you have to tell a few white lies in order to effectively enact justice. “The classic good lie is like that asshole Schindler who lied to the Nazis and saved those Jews … I don’t think there are many people in the world, aside from complete nutcases, psychopaths, who wouldn’t agree that it was a good thing to do.” The guys look like professors maybe, dressed in jeans and tucked-in shirts—a far cry from many of the costumes they have been known to use during their acts of civil dosobedience. The Yes Men are responsible for all manner of performances and social actions, like producing fictitious newspapers and inserting queer soldiers as characters in a video game, but their main shtick is to impersonate corporate representatives and other head honchos of capitalism dispersing misinformation. And yes, a lot of what they do entails lying, breaking the law, fraud and all kinds of questionable acts. They send emails, attend conferences and infiltrate news broadcasts—they appeared on CNN posing as representatives for DOW chemicals and the Canadian

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Committee legal counsel Michael Meehan, means little to Lang. Because the very idea of power-sharing implies Republicans are playing nice in the face of Democratic incompetence within city limits. Power sharing be damned, six out of seven voters in Philadelphia are Democrats and there’s nothing to say that’s going to change any time soon. “You say to someone, ‘You should change your registration, because look at all these people in City Hall,’” he says, “and they say back, ‘Well, OK, but what are you doing about it?’” Lang believes most wellinformed Philadelphia voters are rightly under the impression that it’s better to remain Democrat, vote in the primaries, and attempt to put a reform candidate in office that way. That’s why Lang and others founded the Loyal Opposition, a group set on advancing Republican principles and alternative perspectives within Philadelphia. He left the group in April 2010 after, he says, many founders and members of the Opposition joined the Philadelphia Tea Party, which Lang says is more concerned with backlash against the federal government— and that’s not something in which he’s interested. “We’re a municipality,” he says, “and it’s about delivery of services and the efficient handling of money. If Republicans want to become relevant in Philadelphia, it has to be on these types of issues. Let everyone else fight on the social issues.” The change of focus from local to national issues seems to have basically split the Philly GOP into three caucuses: The official party led by Michael Meehan and supported by elected office holders; the Loyal Opposition led by Kevin Kelly; and Reform League Philadelphia, a PAC since founded by Adam Lang. All factions, however, are unorganized. Within the Reform League Philadelphia camp is Elmer Money, a Northeast Philly health-care worker looking to run for councilmember-at-large. Money, 45, believes there are processes the city could conduct in order to make matters simpler. In fact, the Abington Memorial Hospital worker believes those in power intentionally muck up the system in order to con-

responded to the Loyal Opposition, suggesting they’d both come out against the soda and trash taxes/fees. Lang saw the letters from the councilmen, published at PhillyOpposition.com, as mere charades, not just because both were extremely vague, but because the Opposition had to go to them for statements, not the other way around. And what it comes down to for most active Republicans in the city is that their guys are as much the status-quo as the Democrats. “‘We want you to write letters, make phone calls and tell them you’re against it,’ and blah, blah, blah,” says Lang, mockingly of the Republicans in Council who rarely actually repeat said statement. “Seriously though. You need to push that unified front when you’re a minority party. You need to pick the right stuff, especially when you’re on the right side of an issue. But nothing’s been done to push the agenda citywide—and that’s a problem.” n

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It’s the perfect time for a political backlash in Philly. After the last several months of sheer incompetence on the backs of many city agencies and programs—PPA, PHA, BRT, DROP—you’d imagine there’d be a little more outrage, especially within City Hall’s opposition offices. And yet, crickets. Hate to say it, but sometimes Republicans can serve a purpose. And the lack of any real Republican voice against the Democratically-led City government has been deafening, especially lately. So, where’s the Republican counter-punch now that we need it? “If you can’t beat the opposition just based on what’s happened over the last two months, then you’re not going to beat them on anything,” says Adam Lang, 32, a Republican activist and computer network engineer from the Brewerytown-Sharswood area of North Philly. “[Councilmen Rizzo, O’Neill and Kelly] should have been in front of the Inquirer building screaming, holding press conferences, telling everyone, ‘This is why you need to kick these bums out.’ And yet they’re completely complicit.” Councilmen Frank Rizzo Jr. and Jack Kelly, two of three Republicans on City Council, are enrolled in DROP and scheduled to receive a combined almost-halfmillion-dollar payout. What should have been a Republican issue, says Lang, is now being led by Democrats in City Council, such as Councilman Bill Green, Curtis Jones Jr. and Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, who have introduced legislation that would bar elected officials from enrolling in the program. “One of the biggest issues that’s pissed off—look, in Philadelphia it’s hard to piss off the voters—but DROP is one of those issues and two of our three guys are actually participating,” says Lang. “That’s a big problem with the Republican party in Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia GOP’s long-running ‘can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ strategy of powersharing deals allows the Republican party to control more city jobs than voters would otherwise allow. Those 600 to 700 jobs, many of which are at the Philadelphia Parking Authority and under the leadership of Republican City

fuse the voters, creating a climate in which it’s easier for incumbents to stay in office. Regarding last spring’s tussle over the garbage fee, sugary drink tax and, finally, property taxes, he takes the opinion that Republicans and Democrats secretly conducted a financial false flag operation. “Did [the Republicans on City Council] really fight against it or did they pretend to because they knew it wasn’t going to pass anyway?” he asks. “You have to look at the credibility because, to me, it seems like one big shell game.” Money believes Council already had already made higher property taxes a goal and used a “backward strategy” (scaring voters over the drink and garbage fees) to get it done. “I hear the same thing every year,” he says—threats to close libraries, police stations, fire stations—and after the outrage, the city just gets higher taxes. “Nothing’s ever cut,” he says. Last spring, both Rizzo and Kelly

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Thousands of people packed the Gayborhood on Sunday, looking for good times at the annual Philadelphia Outfest. Attendees meandered through the crowded streets, boys holding hands with boys and girls making out with girls. Numerous booths offered wares, clothing, jewelry and food, while others touted service providers and support organizations. Notable about the scene was the color all around, not just in the balloons and the outfits and the rainbow painted poodles, but color representing people of all backgrounds, black, white, Asian and Latino, nearly as multifarious as the population of Philadelphia itself. Often referred to as a singular bloc, the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community is already plenty diverse in gender, sexual preference and presentation. Throw race and ethnicity into the mix and things start getting really complex. And while the community comes together for common causes and events like Sunday’s street fair, sometimes members of minority groups that fall under the LGBT umbrella are drawn to companionship and support with other people who have more in common than just not being heterosexual. “The world’s a very confusing place,” says Megumi Kanada, who identifies herself as a mixed-race, Asian-American lesbian. “I really wanted to be in a group of people who look and feel like me.” Not only was Kanada seeking a closer group of peers, she wanted a forum to better address immigration rights in relation to LGBT issues, something outside the purview of many mainstream queer groups whose members are mostly native-born Americans. Philadelphia had no exist-

ing organization providing exactly what she was looking for, so Kanada and some friends decided to start their own group: Hotpot!, a community designed specifically for queer-identified Asian and Pacific Islander women and more. The full lineup including trans, gender variant, gender queer and gender nonconforming. Kanada, 24, moved to Philly from the Midwest two years ago. She attended the first annual LGBT Womyn of Color Conference in Philadelphia in April 2009 and found it both welcoming yet wanting, leaving her seeking a place more specifically geared toward Asians. “It was very Afro-centric,” she says. “Understanding my place here I felt comfortable going, but people were surprised to see an Asian lesbian.” Kanada wasn’t alone in her thoughts—at the conference she met Alison Lin, another Asian-American. Together with two friends they met at other LGBT events, they decided to start their own group to better address their needs. “We were having conversations and decided to continue the space,” Kanada says. The result was Hotpot!, founded in June, 2009 as a subgroup of the Queer Philadelphia Asians (QPA) and found online at qpaonline.org/ hotpot.php. Hotpot!’s membership, informally tracked, has reached about 25 and continues to grow. “I’m often asked ‘Where are you from?’ Or ‘What are you?’” says Lin, who isn’t immediately identifiable as Asian from her facial features. “It’s nice to come to a place where it’s understood that’s a complex question and not be asked that right away.” Another member, “Denise” (who declined to give her real name because she hasn’t come out to her family) says Hotpot! has given her the safe space she lacked elsewhere in her life. Born in the Philippines, Denise says prevailing attitudes in the country frown on discussing sexuality, and the mindset followed her family to America. “People don’t talk about it in the open,” she says. “My family doesn’t know about me being bisexual. We don’t talk about gay issues. In this group, I can be open more.” Denise discovered Hotpot! at the gay pride parade in June when she saw a group of Asians waving flags from their countries of origin. “I thought, they’re holding a Filipino flag,” she says, knowing she had found a like-minded group of people. Not content to simply offer a safe gathering space, be it at friendly barbecues on

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garnered a lot of attention for the issues they advocate. Their antics have been featured on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Fox Business Network. Their Chamber of Commerce hoax—in which they posed as spokespeople at the National Press Club and announced that the Chamber was going to reverse its policy on climate change—was revealed quickly by a standoff between Bichlbaum and a real Chamber of Commerce spokesman, and

lawsuit ensued for trademark infringement, among other things. But Bonanno says they aren’t worried about getting in trouble; their main concern is garnering a larger activist community. In his words, “It has to be a world of many yeses and one no.” The heart of the Yes Men’s moral code is “about the power relationships, not the method,” says Bonanno. He claims that when people use strategic methods like their own to “reinforce existing, abusive power relationships” rather than to question them, more than often they come out looking worse for it, particularly when the methods are revealed. Bonanno’s recalls conservative activist James O’Keefe, famous for his “exposure” of the ACORN scandal and a big fan of pranks and hidden cameras. “A guy like James O’Keefe is actually an abusive asshole,” Bonanno says. “He’s using techniques in a way that’s abusive, but you can also use them in a way that supports people who are being abused.” For Erin Mee, a theater professor at Swarthmore and a performance director in her own right, there is no ethical question to the Yes Men’s use of misleading performance for social change. She says, “I always combine performance with social issues … because I think the only reason to do performance is to change the world. Otherwise, what would be the point?” The Yes Men are currently focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflicts heavily embedded with the exploitation of natural resources are ravaging the nation. The Yes Men have discovered a law passed in 2008 – bill S.2125 of the 109th Congress—that obliges the Obama administration to take action to end the conflict in Congo. The thing is, the vast majority of the provisions called for in the bill haven’t taken place, like the formation of a special envoy to help coordinate efforts to resolve conflict and promote security in the Great Lakes region of the nation. “We’re breaking our own laws,” Bichlbaum says. At the end of the lecture/performance at Swarthmore, the auditorium was abuzz with student and faculty responses. So the next day, Bichlbaum and Bonanno held a workshop with students in order to brainstorm ways to harness motivation for social change. Blaine O’Neill, a student, activist and co-organizer of the workshop, says: “I think the Yes Men are really great for college students because they’re clever, and to a certain extent nuanced.” He cites the Yes Men’s use of irony and nontraditional methods as the source of their appeal. “I feel like they can reach out to a lot more people who would otherwise not be acting on their belief or passions.” n

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delegates to a U.N. conference on climate change, to name a few. “There’s this whole industry, public relations, that’s about churning out lies. And they don’t usually reveal them right away—it’s usually never revealed,” Bichlbaum says. “Ours are always revealed immediately, and that’s kind of a key thing for us.” The tag team has been around since the late ’90s, when they famously created the website gwbush.com, where they posted a “modified” version of the Bush campaign’s website explaining “the real reasons Bush wants to be President: to help the rich at the expense of the poor and the environment.” Their civil disobedience garnered a lot of press coverage, and the Bush campaign sent a cease-and-desist letter to the makers, but to little effect. While the fake website remained a Yes Men staple for years, the duo moved on to bigger things, including taking their impersonations on the road. They went after the World Trade Organization next, in a series of appearances that culminated at a conference in Finland, where they gave a presentation as WTO representatives. The finale to the presentation included revealing a gold leotard with a giant inflatable phallus—an “employee visualization appendage” for monitoring sweatshops. In recent years, they’ve targeted Halliburton, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Obama administration. The first two they attacked in similar ways, by posing as representatives and releasing troublesome statements, but they’ve gone after the government in more creative ways, including releasing a very convincing fake edition of The New York Times with the headline: “Iraq War Ends.” Many of their recent antics have also involved their newest costume, the “Survivaball,” a farcical solution to climate change that the pair termed “a gated community for one.” It basically looks like a giant bloated tick, a spherical figure with six stubby arms on its belly and protrusions on top that look like either an eye or ears; but it’s actually a protective suit that guards corporate managers from climate change—or at least that’s what a “representative” from Halliburton said, otherwise known as Bonanno.

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Kelly Drive or as part of larger events like the pride parade, Hotpot! strives to become more politically involved. Since many of the group’s members were born in Asian countries, immigration rights are a priority. “There’s almost no conversation within gay communities about immigration,” Kanada says. “We’re trying to figure out ways to create workbooks and educational materials within gay communities to talk about immigration issues.” In May, Hoptpot! and QPA hosted a panel discussion for immigration topics as they relate to the LGBT community—notably, challenges for people living in Philadelphia without legal status, subject to deportation back to countries where homosexuality may be illegal or considered incitement for rape or murder. Gay men and lesbians are eligible for asylum if they can show that returning to their own country puts them in danger, but may not be aware of the option. Also at issue is that immigration law doesn’t recognize same-sex relationships, in the manner that a citizen can sponsor a spouse of the opposite sex to get a visa and live legally in the United States. To increase their knowledge and clout on the issues, Hotpot! members attended a National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander conference in Chicago in August, and are raising money to send people to future summits and workshops. “We are currently looking to build bridges and be more active in the LGBQ community (in bringing to light the importance of comprehensive immigration reform) as well as the active immigration reform community (in adding our LGBTQ voices and perspectives),” Lin writes in an email. Applying their expertise on a local level, last weekend the group took a leadership role at the second LGBT Womyn of Color Conference, facilitating a number of events including a presentation on the intersection of immigration rights, racial justice and LGBT rights. “Our session was incredibly powerful,” Kanada says. “To have a history timeline to figure out the stories we haven’t been able to hear because of how selective story telling is in our country.” Niche groups like Hotpot! are valuable not just within their own membership, but provide important resources to City Hall as well, says Gloria Casarez, director of the city’s Office of LGBT Affairs. Philadelphia distributes federal dollars that get funneled through LGBT groups—most critically, for HIV/AIDS education—and even small organizations like Hotpot!, whose mission doesn’t necessarily qualify them for funding, are still crucial for their ability to reach out to people who might otherwise get left behind, she says. “Groups that reach ethnic communities and gender communities have the best and deepest reach into those pockets,” Casarez says. “No one organization can reach everybody. We have a lot of people and there’s a lot of different kinds of need out there.” n

The Big Sharkey Show A post-season no-hitter, capitalizing on errors, the return of King Cole: The Phillies sweep of the Reds in the NLDS had it all. By John Sharkey III feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com Well, my loyal Followers, I’m back and that can only mean one glorious thing; The Fightin’ Phils have bashed their way through the NLDS victoriously. Game 1 of the NLDS series saw our top stud, Roy Halladay, touch a milestone with his long-awaited play-off debut. Giving us his best rendition of the G N’ R’s Chinese Democracy, Roy-Toy went completely hitless throughout his nine innings on the mound, a feat only matched in the post-season by Don Larsen of the 1956 Yankees. Michael Jack Schmidt called it “The Greatest Moment in Philadelphia Sports History,” and I’m hard-pressed to prove him wrong. Throwing fake bags of money at J.D. Drew in his first appearance at the Vet back in ’98 after he turned down a Phillies contract to play for the Cardinals has to be a close second. The only well-struck ball came off the bat of Reds reliever Travis Wood. That sentence alone speaks volumes, and anyone in attendance will be regaling their ungrateful grandchildren of this tale for generations to come. You know there are actually people in this world who believe Tim Lincecum’s two-hit, 14 strike-out debut the following night was more dominant than Roy’s no-no? Let’s be honest here for a second, people. Anyone who believes this is a sexually frustrated, SABRwielding virgin and just wants to shit in the Philadelphia hot-tub. The crux of this argument is that Lincecum had less run support, which led to more pressure, and his swingthrough-strike count was 31, somehow proving his penis is larger than Halladay’s. I’m sorry, but whiffing 14 men on an over-anxious team that could tie the game with one solid crack isn’t shit on an actual no-hitter against a line-up that boasted the most runs scored in the entire National League. Of course they’re gonna be swinging like frat boys in Tijuana; if one of those errant swats connected on the sweet spot that game could’ve possibly been another four boring innings. I’m in no way trying to belittle Lincecum’s feat. He’s one of my favorite men in the game at present, and I have

lauded him many times for being the utter vision of modesty in success. But if you’re seriously trying to tell me his outing was more dominant, you can take a hike up Dumbshit Mountain and get cozy. Nevertheless, Halladay’s performance set an evil tone for the remainder of the series, and that was more than apparent in Game 2. Roy Oswalt came with his usual this-is-war sexual swagger, only to be met with the hungry bats of a demoralized Reds’ batting order. A lead-off dinger to the gloating Brandon Phillips and some uncharacteristically weak defense had our boys on the ropes for the first half of the affair, seeing Oswalt’s start cut short to five innings and the Phils down four runs to nothing. Things quickly changed in the Fightin’s favor though, as timely, Monty Python-esque errors by the Reds, headhunting and the beating around of Cinci’s new toy, Aroldis Chapman— who boasts an adorable 105-mph fastball—opened the door to hell for the Queen City foes. The most karmic and notable of all errors of Game 2 came on a Jimmy Rollins’ routine f ly-out to Reds’ right fielder, Jay Bruce. Fans reported Bruce taunting members of our fine Phaithful earlier in the game with promises of taking us to Great American Ballpark with the series tied a game a piece. Not long after this nincompoop spewed his weak attempt at f lexing nuts he lost Rollins’ ball in the lights and let it sail right past him, allowing Chase Utley and Jayson Werth to score and take the lead and keep it. It wasn’t the prettiest win, but I’ll take it. A good team takes advantage of the lesser experienced team, especially this part of the year. The Reds nerves were never more prevalent than in Game 3, as these bobbling dickheads just laid down for Cole Hamels while he decimated every batter in their line up. Top-to-bottom, King Cole made his opponents look about as threatening as the last Train single, “Hey Soul Sister.” A complete game, five-hit nine-K shutout in enemy

territory capped off the vanquishing of the Dusty Baker Zombie and brought home the first post-season sweep in franchise history. With this, our third consecutive trip to the Championship Series, I can’t help but chime in on the luke-warm, airtime-eating debate that’s been bandied about all over sports talk radio. In the last week if it hasn’t been “Is This The Best Phillies Team We’ve Ever Seen?” argument, it’s been this “Are you Red or Green?” drivel—does your allegiance rest with the Phils or the Birds? The sane answer is Brown, but under these circumstances it shouldn’t even be a question. The tide is turning and you’d have to be an actual asshole not to feel the pull of the Red current. Let’s face it, Followers, every ball on every roulette wheel is landing on Red, for good or for worse. A team that’s taken us deep into October for three straight, glorious years is starting to dominate a once Green-Bleeding market. The hatch-backs are covered in large P magnets, the streets are a sea of red caps, and Jeffrey Lurie’s tawdry attempts at vamping publicity from the Fightin’s are coming more frequently. (You’re telling me it was coincidental that he announced Michael Vick’s starting QB status 20 minutes before the Phils took on Atlanta in the crucial division title deciding series last month?) National sentiment is widely mutating, as well. It’s gone from “Well, these Phils really lucked into it again” to “If I were any other team out there my ass would be puckering in Phear.” Finally, some respect. All bullshit posturing aside, the Phillies fight to live another day and give our town another week of good sex in a stretch of success that’s long overdue, while enjoying legitimate recognition. I, like many other Phaithful, will be sleeping slightly better until the San Fran gaggle of fucksticks show up for the NLCS. n Want more gratuitous use of the f-word and references to male anatomy? Read Sharkey's daily musings at bigsharkeyshow.blogspot.com


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chasing it from the state in 2008—and his business partner, Randy Bates. And the show has stirred up a controversy surrounding this 110-acre parcel of land and buildings not seen since the days of “Suffer the Little Children.” Critics say the Pennhurst Asylum exploits the most tragic elements of Pennhurst’s history for profit. That it mocks people with disabilities. That it desecrates a property they consider hallowed ground—site of a precedentsetting legal victory that put into motion the re-integration of the developmentally disabled into society. Worst of all, they contend, the haunted house undermines the long, hard-fought and continuing struggle of the disabled community to escape being looked at as “others,” “freaks,” or something lessthan-human. To his supporters, Chakejian is a hero. He’s taken an eyesore property and is simply doing something, anything, with it. His haunted house is generating extra business for shops and restaurants in Spring City, and has created more than 150 jobs—paramount concerns for this recession-scarred town. And he’s providing good, family fun during Halloween season. Whatever awful things went on at Pennhurst, they say, happened a long time ago. This is a story of a town divided, of old wounds being opened by a new enterprise. But also at stake is the future of Pennhurst, for which there are many competing visions.

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opening of the Pennhurst Asylum, and representatives of several disabilityrights groups—along with about 200 protesters—have gathered for a news conference and rally to denounce the haunted house. Tom Earle, CEO of Liberty Resources, likens the idea of having a haunted attraction at Pennhurst to throwing a party at Dachau. “People died there. Women were raped. There’s people buried throughout the property at this facility. So it’s a travesty.” Frank Orr, a Pennhurst resident from 1965 until 1976, approaches the podium in his wheelchair. He doesn’t say much, but what he does say elicits huge applause: “A lot of bad stuff happened there. Don’t do this stupid thing.” “From everything I’ve ever learned about concentration camps and things of that nature—you know, people lying there naked and just so deprived—a lot of it was the same at Pennhurst,” Linda Dezenski, COO of Liberty Resources, says later. “What happened there was so horrific to many of us that the idea that you would even utilize that setting for any kind of family entertainment, it’s just … it’s unbelievable.” Jean Searle also speaks at the rally. A 48-year-old activist who spent most of her first 22 years living in an institution due to an intellectual disability, Searle is also co-president of the Pennhurst

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Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic,” the Pennhurst State School and Hospital—nestled in a wooded area of Spring City, about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia—opened its doors in 1908. It was designed to house and provide custodial care to people with developmental disabilities: Intellectual disabilities (formerly termed “mental retardation”), cerebral palsy, epilepsy, what has come to be known as autism, and so on. It was a place where the disabled could be hidden away from a world that feared them. From the start, Pennhurst was doomed to fail. Residents poured in from all over the region, and by 1910 administrators were already complaining about extreme overcrowding and severe underfunding from the state. By most accounts, Pennhurst was staffed, for the most part, by decent, compassionate people who did their best under difficult circumstances to care for the residents. But the lack of space and resources led to staff cuts, poor training and, eventually, rampant neglect and abuse. In 1968, WCAU-TV reporter Bill Baldini’s searing expose “Suffer the Little Children” brought the inhumane treatment happening at Pennhurst into shocked living rooms across Philadelphia. Conditions improved in wake of the expose, but in 1977 a federal judge in the landmark Halderman v. Pennhurst case—a class-action lawsuit filed in 1974 on behalf of former resident Terri Lee Halderman, which alleged years of abuse in sickening detail—ruled that Pennhurst had inflicted cruel and unusual punishment on residents and further violated their constitutional rights. Pennhurst was ordered closed; following several appeals the state finally agreed in 1985 to shut down the institution once its residents could be moved to group homes or other smaller facilities. In 1987, the doors were locked and Pennhurst was left to rot. In the two decades after Pennhurst was abandoned, the thousands of residents who finally escaped Pennhurst were replaced by countless thousands more every year trying to sneak onto the property: Urban explorers interested in documenting this creepy, otherworldly place in photos, words and video; Ghost hunters, who have long claimed of hearing anguished screams or whispers of “Get out” inside the buildings and tunnels below; Vandals; Looters; Scrappers; Curious locals; Trespassers risked arrest, but unless the cops caught you destroying the place, or with booze or drugs, you were usually given a warning and told to leave. But this fall, tens of thousands of people are streaming onto the property every weekend quite legally. They’re plunking down $25 ($50 for a VIP pass) to get their Halloween scares at “Pennhurst Asylum,” a brand-new haunted house set inside the site’s former Administration Building. The haunt was created by Richard Chakejian— a local real-estate developer who has owned the Pennhurst property since pur-

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of Pennhurst who, he insists, have given him their blessing. Both men say they consulted with Dr. James Conroy—a Yale and Temple grad, research scientist and co-president of the PM&PA who’s studied Pennhurst and other disability issues for nearly 40 years—and accepted “100 percent of his suggestions and recommendations” to ensure there was nothing that mocked the disabled. They’ve also created a museum—three rooms that Asylum patrons must pass through in order to get into the haunted house—that mostly depicts the more positive aspects of Pennhurst’s history (residents learning trades, doing arts and crafts, playing sports) through archival photos and artifacts, ostensibly to differentiate those images from the horror show contained inside the haunt (still, “Suffer the Little Children” is shown in the third room of the museum). And, Bates adds, he concocted a backstory for the haunt about “Eastern European psycho-surgical genius Dr. Heinrich Chakajian coming to Pennhurst to conduct medical experiments on murderers, rapists, and sociopaths”—which appears in the “Legend” section of the Pennhurst Asylum website—to further separate fact from fiction. “The actors are basically monsters, Frankenstein-type monsters,” Bates says. “Criminals who have been experimented on. It has nothing to do with the disabled.” Yet, says Bates, all of this hasn’t satisfied the critics. And he’s firing back, claiming that it’s urban explorers and other trespassers who’ve spread misinformation and fueled the controversy.

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Administration Building of asbestos, lead paint, mold and debris, and structural engineers were brought in to ensure the building was sound. And then Chakejian handed this “vanilla shell” over to Randy Bates. Scaring is Bates’ business, and business is good. His Bates Motel, located in Glen Mills, is one of the most popular, and profitable, haunted attractions in the country. He’s also president of the national Haunted House Association. Bates and a team of designers began work on the Pennhurst haunted house in the spring, generating a script, crafting elaborate sets using props harvested from around the property—medical devices, light fixtures, furniture, wheelchairs, parts from the morgue—and installing necessary safety systems. The total costs for creating the Pennhurst Asylum, Bates says, have approached half a million dollars. But by summer the controversy erupted, and both men claim it blindsided them. “Most of the criticisms are based on misinformation, specifically that we are demonizing and mocking the mentally handicapped and the mentally ill,” Chakejian says. “That is simply not true. It never was true.” Both Chakejian and Bates insist they’ve made a significant, good-faith effort to divorce the Pennhurst Asylum from any notion that they’re making fun of disabled people or exploiting Pennhurst’s history. Chakejian—who notes that no one, not preservationists, disability groups or anyone else, so much as put a bid on the property, which had been on the market since 1991 with no takers—says he has spoken to former residents and employees

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visit to the property. Trucks from Penn Organic, the recycling and mulching operation run on four of Pennhurst’s acres by Chakejian’s younger brother, Gene, rumble regularly through the grounds. Most of the brush has been cleared away. And where once there was only silence, there’s plenty of noise and activity at the Administration Building, where dozens of workers put the finishing touches on the haunted house for its grand opening in three days. Chakejian (first under the name Pennhurst Associates, and later under a separate entity called Pennhurst Acquisitions) first put in a bid to acquire Pennhurst in 1998, and after a decade of negotiations with the state, he closed on the property in early 2008 for $2 million. Chakejian’s original plans for the property included a continuing care facility or a housing development, but by the time he finally took ownership, the real-estate market had crashed. “Let’s put it this way,” he says. “If I had purchased it in 2005, I would have held an auction for [residential builders] Toll, Cutler, all the usual suspects. It was a different time then. So we were faced with challenges: What do we do with the property, and how do we make it safe and secure and try to discourage would-be intruders?” Chakejian and his security team tackled the second challenge first, arresting any trespassers they could catch. And then— recognizing he could capitalize on the allure of Pennhurst and people’s insatiable desire to come to the grounds—he came up with the haunted house idea last year as a way to charge them for the privilege. Crews spent several months ridding the

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Memorial & Preservation Alliance (PM&PA), a broad network of disability advocates and activists, preservationists, legal and medical professionals, and historians that seek to transform Pennhurst into a “site of conscience.” Searle says that the conflict with Chakejian started earlier this year when she and other members of the PM&PA looked at the “History” section of the Asylum’s website and determined that he and Bates were planning to make a buck off Pennhurst’s disturbing past. Reads the website, in part: “It has a history; a history riddled with accusations of torture, abuse, and neglect. A history of mental patients chained to the walls in dark tunnels, children left for years in cribs, sexual abuse by the staff and even murder … we have really strived to mix fact with fiction, folklore with fear, to come up with some of our unique room designs.” And then, says Searle, she saw a posting on the Asylum’s official Facebook page that read, “If you want to be a scary psyco [sic] at this new haunted house, contact us!!!!” She was furious. So were disability-advocacy groups like the Arc of Pennsylvania, Easter Seals and the Public Interest Law Center. “I think what’s most offensive is referring to people who are disabled as ‘scary psychos,’” Searle says. “We’re normal just like everybody else and they should treat us like that, not as off-the-wall wackos.”


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“You go through some of the buildings and there’s mattresses there with little candles around them, so they’re having sex parties here” he says. Referring to evidence of drinking and drug use on the property, he adds: “In my opinion this was really a hangout for teenagers and adults to do these kinds of things, deviant activities … I firmly believe that that is the backbone of the resistance against the haunt. People are so upset that they lost their little playground that they’re doing whatever they can to get it back.” Bates specifically points to El Peecho Productions (elpeecho.com)—a longrunning website that its founder, Chris Peecho, says is a place for people to learn and talk about all things Pennhurst, but which Bates sees as nothing more than a gathering of thugs. “It’s basically the entire group of people that have been breaking into these places for the last 20 years, tagging it with spray paint, breaking everything up. They’re the ones who started saying, ‘Oh they’re going to be demeaning to the property, they’re going to be demeaning to the mentally handicapped,’ everything else.”

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Peecho, scoffing at Bates’ accusations and insisting that Bates and Chakejian are trying to scapegoat him for their own “clear exploitation” of Pennhurst. “To suggest that I had some smear campaign going, no—I said nothing to get the ball rolling on this. I didn’t have to. It pissed a lot of people off really fast. I was even a little surprised by it. I didn’t think that

normal Joe Blow who had no interaction with Pennhurst this time last year would become so offended over it, but it shows you how rooted Pennhurst is in this community and the feelings that just the mere name stirs up.” Peecho, a 38-year-old father of three who grew up in Phoenixville and moved to Spring City 16 years ago after getting married, has been obsessed with Pennhurst for 20 years. He’s spent countless hours exploring the abandoned buildings, visiting libraries and local historical societies to learn everything he could about Pennhurst, and speaking with former employees and residents. In 1996, he started El Peecho Productions to share the documents he’s uncovered and interviews he’s conducted, and establish an online community for others fascinated by Pennhurst. Today, many consider him one of the most erudite Pennhurst historians around. Peecho sees nothing wrong with urban explorers—“modern archeologists,” he calls them; he believes they do a noble service by keeping Pennhurst and its legacy alive. And while he doesn’t deny that a few “knuckleheads” have bragged on his message board about trashing the property (sometimes posting photos), Peecho adamantly insists he neither condones nor encourages such behavior. “There’s even a posting on my message board about how I feel about vandalism,” he says. “I have always been against vandalism and I’ve never vandalized any building in my life. It’s disrespectful to the person who owns the building, and in the

case of Pennhurst it’s disrespectful to the people who lived there.”

lesson”: “You actually learned something about what they went through.”

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lum. Screams, wails and clanging noises emanate from the Administration Building. Patrons are brought into the haunt in small groups. In the museum, Ruth Himes—who worked as a nurse at Pennhurst from 1981 until 1983—is stationed to answer anyone’s questions about the true history of Pennhurst. What awaits? For the next 15 or 20 minutes, evil doctors and nurses cackle and shout at you as you travel from room to room in the darkness. Actors in monster makeup and ratty clothes jump out at you from their hiding spots. A girl in a Hannibal Lecter mask and straitjacket scurries around a padded room. In the “cafeteria,” wheelchair-bound mannequins in bloody hospital gowns stare at plates of food. In the “maternity ward,” a deformed nurse clutches a monster-baby in her arms. In the “dentist’s office,” an actor simulates yanking teeth from the gaping, blooddrenched mouth of a mannequin sitting in an old dentist’s chair. In the “electroshock room,” an actor with stitches across his face leaps off his table at you. Then it’s down into a long, strobe-lit tunnel inhabited by more monsters that chase you toward a door that leads you back out into the night air, near the ticket booth. When asked if they thought the haunted house poked fun at disabled people, a few kids said yes. Several more said no. Others called it a “re-enactment”—one 15-yearold girl said it was like a “cool history

would view the contents of the Pennhurst Asylum as a re-enactment. “I felt a responsibility to minimize the offensiveness but it was impossible to eliminate it, and I knew it. But I had to try.” Conroy provides a letter he sent to Randy Bates on July 16—after learning what the haunted house was to contain— in which he offered two examples of “fixes” Bates could implement to “avoid making the visitors fearful of the people who once lived there.” Conroy stated in the letter that “there’s more, lots more” and requested a meeting with Bates and Chakejian. Conroy says such a meeting never happened, and that Bates and Chakejian have greatly overstated their cooperation with him. “The letter is the totality of my advice to them. I think [Chakejian] and Mr. Bates conveniently forget that I asked to get together and go into much further detail about the haunted house and how to head off this tsunami of opposition, and I never heard back. My advice in the letter was merely a couple of examples—it did not go far enough.” Conroy—citing the dentist’s chair and other scenes in the haunt—says the Asylum unquestionably exploits and distorts true events, and conflates the disabled with monsters. “What’s going on now is absolutely offensive and it does recall what really happened at Pennhurst, as much as the owners say they tried not to do that. It calls back the painful memories of what happened on that ground.”

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continued from page 12 Greg Pirmann, a fellow PM&PA member and a former Pennhurst unit manager and administrator from 1969 until 1986—he was part of the institution’s sweeping post-expose reforms—backs Conroy’s claim about the dentist’s chair. “It’s historical fact that at one time in the past, when you had nothing else to do to stop one of 200 people shoved in a room from biting one of the other 200 people, you pulled all of their teeth.” “Mr. Chakejian really doesn’t understand why we’re upset, because he has said ‘This is not about Pennhurst, we’re just using the Pennhurst buildings.’” He continues: “But what’s fictional about people in patient gowns being chased down hallways by people in doctors’ and nurses’ garb? And other people dressed up to look like old people sitting in wheelchairs picking at their food?” Chakejian says the patrons will decide. “We believe the true history, good or bad, can co-exist with the make-believe and the paranormal,” he asserts. “Most of our attendees will be pre-teens to folks in their young 20s. We believe that they’re coming here to be entertained on Halloween … these folks can distinguish between make-believe and real.” Former Pennhurst nurse Ruth Himes rejects the complaints. “Any time you see a wheelchair, are you gonna automatically associate that with what happened

at Pennhurst? It’s a fictional storyline of a hospital—there’s wheelchairs in hospitals. This is based on all the horror movies like Halloween. That’s in a hospital, with Jamie Lee Curtis. She was running through a hospital.”

Despite calls from numerous groups, including the PM&PA, to boycott the Pennhurst Asylum, business has been brisk. In a phone call, Chakejian—who initially hoped to draw 3,000 customers each weekend—says that more than 10,000 people passed through the haunt over the first two weekends. But what will happen after the screams fade away from the Pennhurst Asylum on Nov. 7? There are some who won’t accept anything short of making the site a permanent memorial to the suffering that occurred there, with zero commercial activity permitted on the property. Clearly, that doesn’t work for Chakejian, who says he’s in it for the long haul with both the haunted house and Penn Organic. The majority of Chakejian’s critics, however, are seeking a compromise. There are options on the table. The Philadelphia-based Community Design Collaborative has come up with a conceptual reusability and feasibility plan for Pennhurst. The CDC’s 80-page report—which the PM&PA is urging Chakejian to consider—recommends development scenarios such as a sustain-

able housing community or an education/ think-tank center focusing on disability issues. But the plan itself states, “During this economic downturn, there is likely little current demand for most potential development programs.” Not the kind of thing a developer looking for an immediate return on his investment necessarily wants to hear. “The architects and engineers [from the CDC] have told me personally it would cost between $350 million and $600 million [to fully rehab the property],” says Chakejian. “They’ve also told me that a market does not exist that can support that. A lot of this is based upon idealism. And listen, idealism and passion creates great things. But there’s a third component here—you have to put forth a plan that’s fiscally responsible. The last thing you want to do is start an idealistic project and not finish it and just have a white elephant forever.” Another solution put forth is to model Pennhurst after Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, which features a historical walking tour, a museum, art installations and an immensely popular annual haunted attraction, “Terror Behind the Walls,” that Conroy says respects the history of the location and avoids degrading storylines. Get rid of the controversial, demeaning elements of the Pennhurst Asylum, he suggests, and Pennhurst could become a destination attraction acceptable to almost everybody. “As my

friend Bill Baldini has said, ‘If you can get 50,000 people to come through that property every year looking for ghosts, but they learn about a civil-rights movement that they never knew about, you’re a winner.’” Many of Chakejian’s future plans for Pennhurst— walking tours, paranormal tours, a larger museum, a memorial of some kind— seem to fall in line with that ESP model. But he continues to insist that the haunted house as it stands now does nothing to demean the disabled community or the former residents of Pennhurst. And, he warns, “It’s going to be very difficult for me to work with the PM&PA going forward because I think they’ve gone well out of their way to process a lot of misinformation and are continuing to do that. That doesn’t mean that a lot of what we want to do isn’t symbiotic with what they suggest. And I’m not an unreasonable person. But you can only work with people you can trust.” Meanwhile, many of those opposed to the Pennhurst Asylum insist they’re not going away. “This is one of the most precious civilrights properties in America,” Conroy says. “What’s really needed for this country is a memorial and museum for the disability-rights movement, and it should begin here because it was the epicenter. I’m not giving up on that idea because the people who lived and died here deserve a place of remembrance with dignity.” n

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Sat., oct. 16. 11am. Free. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. homemovieday.com

Mike Birbiglia has a problem with sleepwalking. We’re not talking sometimes waking up his roommates; we’re talking about through a hotel window, scaling a bookcase and waking up on the broken shards of his girlfriend’s Tivo sleepwalking. Luckily for him, he’s a comedian, so he actually gets paid to talk about all of his cripplingly awkward antics. Birbiglia is currently touring to promote his new book, Sleepwalk With Me & Other Painfully True Stories, a tome full of such dream-disasters and more. It’s based on his one-man, off-Broadway show of the same name, making this a tour based on a book based on a one-man show, if that’s not too confusing. He’s been a mainstream Comedy Central darling and a regular contributor to This American Life, and now he’s bringing all of his medical and emotional baggage to a theater near you. eMilY CraWForD 8pm. $29-$55. Keswick Theatre, 291 n. Keswick ave., Glenside. 215.572.7650. keswicktheatre.com

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mental Black Forest Withers EP (out next month). Polans often plays out with one of her many collaborations—her own band papertrees, Wes Mattheu & the New Way Down and the Whippoorwills—and it’ll be nice to catch her relatively unadorned. Tara MurTha

Light Drift As part of DesignPhiladelphia, Mural Arts hosts its first public art installation, Meejin Yoon’s Light Drift. Yoon, a professor of architecture at MIT, transforms the evening waters of the Schuylkill into an ethereal, interactive dreamscape. From dusk until dawn, 90 luminescent orbs can be seen floating in the river between Market and Chestnut, with landbound spheres along the banks that passers-by can interact with. Designed to be responsive and adaptive, not only do the globes change color when touched, but they animate when they sense movement. Radio communication between the banked spheres and the floating ones allow you to dance with the robots and orchestrate your own light show out in the water, like a moment borrowed from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The engagement glows through Oct. 17. MiCaela heSTer

6:30pm. Free. Schuylkill River between Market and Chestnut sts. 215.685.0750. muralarts.org

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Blonde Redhead Blonde Redhead began in a maelstrom of guitar feedback, its mid-1990s mix of dreamy vocal delicacy and amp-exploded assault earning comparisons to Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. The band’s latest album, Penny Sparkle, veers downtempo, substituting synths for guitars and drifting toward trip-hop. It’s a soothing, serene aesthetic, beautiful in its way, but not to everyone’s taste. Pitchfork, for instance, called the new one “profoundly boring” and “an early Christmas gift” for Banana Republic’s music coordinators. Nod off during the live show, however, and you’re likely to get a jolt as the band dips into louder material from 23 and before. JenniFer KellY 8:30pm. $20. With Pantha Du Prince. Electric Factory. 421 n. Seventh St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info

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After a rising career that includes stints with Subtle Ground, Burndown All-Stars, the Hustle and lending his skills to almost every Philly artist from Ursula Rucker to Lizanne Knott, Kuf Knotz finally kicks it solo with BoomBox Logic (Mad Dragon Records). While the party is at Kuf’s house, he’s invited guests like Digable Planets’ Doodlebug, and locals like Chuck Treece, G-Love and Sharon Little to lend to his vision. Boombox Logic is a carousel ride of styles: big, swirly doo-wop harmonies, guitar solos, obese beats and electronic shimmies and bloops all hung on Kuf’s smooth, smart rhymes. The CD release show should be a blast, ’cause Kuf’s got all sorts of friends, and a slew of guests will be on hand to hype the party. T.M. 10pm. $13. With Jawnzap7, Don McCloskey + Chalk and the Beige americans. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

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If only Nick Lowe and Graham Parker could have convinced fellow Brit Elvis Costello to come along—then they could have called this the “The Three ‘Angry Young Men’ Who Mellowed Out As They Approached 60” tour. OK, so Lowe was never that angry of a young man, even though he’s behind the song “Cruel To Be Kind” and penned Costello’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.” These days, he’s making genteel soul-pop. Parker, meanwhile, used to be one pissed-off dude back in the day, maybe the angriest of the young men. But his R&B-inflected pub-rock, once caustic, has grown warmer over the years. Guess it beats a couple old dudes yelling at you to get the hell off their lawn. MiChael alan GolDBerG 7:30pm. $40.50-$50.50. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com


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 ell, summer’s officially over. No more Mister Softee, W no more concerts at Penn’s Landing and no more sunny drives down the Jersey shore. What’s the opposite of a fist pump? Because that’s how upset I am that we’re staring down the long road to another Philly winter. Despite the brisk fall weather, Bloktoberfest is sure to get you out and about before you turn in for hibernation. Bloktoberfest is Philly’s annual all-ages fall festival celebrating craftbrews from around the country, along with some of Philly’s favorite food trucks and local, nationally-recognized bands. This year’s fest will take place this Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. on Christian St. between 20th and 21st sts. Proceeds will benefit the historic Shiloh Baptist Church at 2040 Christian St. Though entry is free, history buffs and beer enthusiasts alike will want to purchase a beer pass that will get them three drink tickets and a Blocktoberfest beer stein. If a three-drink minimum makes you nervous, fear not, lushes! Extra drink tickets are $4 each at the festival. And the folks behind Bloktoberfest promise you each drink ticket ensures 12 full ounces of beer, “not those wimpy little ‘tasting’ pours,” according to their website (bloktoberfestphilly.com), so you’ll be getting your money’s worth. You can purchase tickets before the fest online or at the Beauty Shop Cafe (20th and Fitzwater sts) and Sidecar Bar and Grille (22nd and Christian sts).

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Before the 1920s, many doctors-in-training had to obtain the cadavers they needed to practice on from “resurrectionists”—a nice word for “guys with a shovel and a cart.” According to John Warner, guest speaker and co-author of a book on the topic, many middle-class medical students were morally troubled about this practice—and boy did they come up with a coping mechanism. Not for the faint of heart, Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 features over 100 blackly funny photos of students posing with cadavers for class portraits and even holiday greeting cards; Warner will show and tell.

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Brat Productions, which bills itself as “a theater company for people who don’t like theater (at least not yet),” has long been Philly’s home for unruly productions. Raucous road-trip musical Eye-95, its equally trashy sequel Eye-95 Re-tarred, daylong marathon A 24-Hour Bald Soprano and a host of others have solidified Brat’s reputation as the go-to place for spare, barebones theater. The purposely unpolished tradition continues with a staging of Erik Jackson’s Carrie, but doesn’t quite hit the brilliant notes it has struck in the past. If you’re not familiar with the Stephen King novel or its 1976 Brian De Palma film adaptation: High-school misfit Carrie White is a shy, awkward teenager victimized by an insanely religious mother at home and cruel bullies at school. Carrie at first seems pitiful and naive (she thinks she’s dying when she gets her first period in gym class, a coming-of-age moment that ends in her being cruelly pelted with tampons by classmates), but there’s hints that she has burgeoning, mysterious powers. Jackson’s script is identified as an adaptation of the novel, but Brat’s production evokes De Palma’s stylish camp classic far more than it does King’s humorless writing. The show even opens with an amusing parody of the film’s gratuitous, steamy locker-room scene. But drawing parallels with the film doesn’t always work out well for Brat, especially in the special effects. The whole show was produced for a relatively meager $18,500, a pittance for a show laden with nearly 30 special effects. Given the budget, it’s not surprising that Brat chooses to just embrace low-budget cheese, like the blatantly visible wires suspending objects moved by telepathy. But even though it’s tongue-in-cheek, that particular special effect has a distracting side effect; when it’s so obvious that a pair of scissors is going to eventually be flying around, it’s difficult not to look ahead to the end of the scene.

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The characters in Jackson’s parody aren’t realistic; stereotypes like the jock, the desperate hanger-on and the sadistic cheerleader are about as shallowly drawn and exaggerated as you’d expect, but the actors do try to give their one-note characters emotional integrity. Carrie’s most malicious classmate is cheerleader Chris (Bethany Ditnes, giving spot-on bitchface), who with hormone-amped boyfriend Billy (Justin Jain) is the catalyst of the horror part of the story. Mariel Rosati is capable as Sue, the popular girl with a nice streak who well-intentionally convinces her boyfriend Tommy Ross (Bradley K. Wrenn, providing a modicum of humor as the dim but good-hearted jock) to take Carrie to prom. And Leah Walton is way, way over the top as Carrie’s abusive, bible-thumping mother. Then there’s the central conceit of Jackson’s adaptation: The title character is played by a man, Erik Ransom, in drag. But the gender of the person in the role isn’t as much of a factor as you might expect, aside from being an excuse for a few silly oneliners. Ransom’s Carrie is sweetly amusing and sympathetic, and with the volume on almost all the other characters turned up to 11, we have the odd situation of the man in the pink prom dress and frizzy wig basically serving as the straight man. Ransom’s portrayal may not be spectacular or frightening (there’s nothing in Brat’s production that could be considered truly scary), but out of the cast he comes closest to finding balance in the blend of humor, horror and camp. Given that much of the creative team from Brat’s previous Halloween offering (2009’s excellent Haunted Poe) returned for Carrie, the lack of ingenuity in the production is especially disappointing. Chris Kleckner’s scenic design is effective depicting and quickly switching between the play’s many locations, but the staging feels very conventional in comparison. While the special effects involved with Carrie would clearly make Poe’s promenade staging (in which the audience could travel through the production on foot) impractical, one still wishes the production did something to better utilize the nearly 5,000 square feet of the Wolf Building space. The effects required for the plot of Carrie make it inherently ill-suited to the stage— note the enormously expensive 1988 musical version, considered one of the biggest flops in Broadway history (the New York Times compared the fiery ending to the Hindenberg). This Carrie is nowhere near going down in flames; in fact, it’s a pretty fun diversion. But considering Brat’s track record as one of the city’s most compelling companies, it has to be considered a minor disappointment. n

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It’s a damp, late-September morning in Brooklyn, and artist Aurora Robson and her dozen or so helpers are hard at work amidst nearly 8,000 plastic bottles. Some painstakingly sort them according to size, color and design; others cut and melt them into spiral-cut seaweed, translucent jellyfish. The studio is strewn with bagged-up cocoons of sculpted plastic waiting to be transported to Philly, where they’ll cascade from the skylight of Fishtown’s Skybox gallery in Be Like Water, a massive site-specific installation that, completely assembled, will be 108 feet long and 25 feet tall. As she talks, Robson continues to work without looking down, handling and cutting out shapes and snapping them together with a rivet gun from her belt. As she describes how images and shapes in her childhood nightmares have influenced the forms in her sculptures, her fingers quickly and almost effortlessly construct a giant jellyfish-type creature, the form growing and changing shape almost on its own. Be Like Water takes direct inspiration from two other sources, the first being Bruce Lee’s advice on the benefits of being formless. Lee’s talking about martial arts, but it seems appropriate for Robson’s category-defying art: “Don’t get set into one form,” Lee says. “Adapt it and build your own, and let it

grow, be like water ... you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; you put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” The second, from which Robson takes her materials and the shapes she molds them into, is the terrible destruction plastic bottles wreak on the environment—especially the oceans. “Every piece of plastic that’s ever been created still exists,” Robson says. “The plastic bottle is a vessel containing liquid to sustain us. Humans touch each one of these, even putting them to their lips; it’s very intimate. And then they just throw them out. It’s a vicious, unsustainable cycle.” In the U.S., only between a quarter and a third of plastic bottles make it into recycling facilities; the rest go into landfills, where they can take hundreds of years to break down, or eventually end up in the ocean en masse. After working with repurposed bottles for a decade, Robson formed Project Vortex, an international group of artists who work in salvaged plastic to draw attention to the huge oceanic trash vortexes formed when floating, usually plastic debris meets circular ocean currents; one in the Pacific is the size of Texas. Looking around her light-filled Brooklyn studio at all the helpers laughing and listening to music as they work, it’s clear that Robson’s passion for the project is contagious. Excited for the weeklong installation in Philly, the crew starts making travel plans at lunch as Robson has a conversation with the show’s Philly-based curator, Eileen Tognini, about a worrisome lack of white bottle caps. Tognini reassures her; she’s enlisted a few Philly schools’ help in collecting the estimated 40,000 caps that will be used. Be Like Water is Tognini’s third curatorial project at SkyBox, and she clearly has a taste for unconvential materials on a grand scale. She was also behind The Titan and the Fireflies in 2009, for which artist Jason Hackenwerth spent a week twisting and tying thousands of balloons into massive sculptures, and this year’s Sublimation, which saw David Meyer creating enormous half-tone images with thousands of pounds of flour. For this one, she’s not only asked schools for bottle caps, she’s inviting them to come visit what they helped create; some are even working it into their recyclingeducation curriculum. “There is a great sense of a growing community,” Tognini says of the project. “Everyone wants to be a part of something like this. It’s about the enthusiasm, the reuse and the reinvention of materials. It’s perfect content for awareness.” n

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Music Grrrl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon New book Girls to the Front personifies a misunderstood movement. By Mike McKee

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In the years leading up to 1991, mainstream magazines and radio had all but declared feminism dead. Coincidentally, punk rock was receiving a similarly grim diagnosis. The experts weren’t sure it’d pull through. For a group of young women at the time, it was Riot Grrrl—a radical feminist explosion in the underground—that injected both with new, transformative possibilities. But what was Riot Grrrl? While most could separate it from the bubbly “girl power” appropriation that’d surface a few years later, many have trouble pinpointing an air-tight definition. Was it a girl gang, a movement, a mess, a revolutionary force or a musical subgenre? Sara Marcus’ new Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution suggests, at moments, it was all of the above. “Riot Grrrl always existed first and foremost as an incantation,” Marcus writes, describing an organic series of self-connecting dots, firing like synapses around a constellation of shared experience and support. Her assessment breaks from most other attempts to document the phenomenon, discarding the formal, encyclopedic approach in favor of a character-driven story about the lives and activism of a dozen or so young women. From a Who’s Who perspective, some readers may be surprised by the omission of a few big names. The words “Team Dresch” do not appear at all in the 350-plus-page book. Meanwhile, three incidental sentences (if you’re in a hurry, they’re on page 134) mark the entirety of the author’s coverage of Carrie Brownstein, who paired with Riot Grrrl early adopter Corin Tucker in 1994 to form the gargantuanly popular Sleater Kinney. This was intentional, says Marcus, and necessary in order to zero in on her quarry. “A lot of what I was doing was trying to reclaim the specificity of what Riot Grrrl was,” Marcus explains in between stops on her current book tour, which doesn’t make a stop in Philly, but will include a discussion about her book and its topic at Kelly Writers House on Feb. 8 with movement heavies Kathleen Hanna and Katy Otto. Marcus, a Philly writer, will also read selections of Girls at the Nov. 6 Sugar Town event at the Tritone. “The term has come to claim a lot of different interpretations of feministic punk rock. A lot of those who saw themselves as Riot Grrrls in the moment, including teenage girls, felt their experience had been written out of the histories of the movement.” So, while L7, Hole and Tribe 8 may have been on your mixtape alongside Bratmobile and Bikini Kill, Marcus says the “true story” called for more precision. “It was college girls in Arcata,” she clarifies. Allergic to the “grand statements” and celebrity spectacle

plaguing most attempts to capture Riot Grrrl, Marcus’ sto tracks the very personal narrative of young women who were involved in the movement in different ways and at different times. While grown-ups and outsiders all have la names, the grrrls themselves are addressed novelistically by just their first, giving the readers a sense that they know these characters. Throughout the course of the book, we a privy to these young women’s emotional landscapes as we as their daily-do, from in-jokes and giddy dancing down to the signature hum of one girl’s typewriter. Of course, as an older feminist adage reminds us, it’s in the personal detail where the fabric of politics are weaved, and Marcus wants us to understand Riot Grrrl through this lens. She starts this process with the first character she intro duces: herself. Growing up in suburban Maryland, Marcu was only miles away from D.C., where some of Riot Grrrl’s first shots were fired. But as a 14-year-old theater geek in 1991, she hadn’t yet discovered this revolution in her own backyard. One thing she was intensely aware of was the alienation, invisibility, anxiety and thoroughly warranted paranoia attending a teenage girl’s daily life. And while he book is not a memoir, it is always this reality of the indivi ual that drives the narrative—a bold but largely successfu choice. After all, if a reader’s not convinced of what it’s lik to get cat-called, dismissed or harassed in a department store dressing room, they’re not liable to see much point i dyeing your hair, writing “slut” on your arms and stompin out to trash a frat house, are they? “My number one responsibility was to write a book tha was as engaging as possible to the reader,” says Marcus. “In early drafts that I workshopped, the grad students reading them would take a real high horse, saying ‘How are these people so naïve? Why are they so demanding of the world?’ So, what was most important to me was to cre ate a narrative for the reader that put them in the minds o the people involved, so they weren’t standing over them in a place of judgment or condescension.” We follow these characters up front at early Bikini Kill shows, at the back of interminably long workshops, in conscious-raising sleepovers, through the manifestos of their fanzines, across national political forces that seemed to not care if women lived or died, and the sensational press that found them crazy, catty or as cute-as-a-button when they got angry. “What it meant to the teenagers and young women who took this message of empowerment and ran with it has been completely erased from historic record,” Marcus says “Our culture doesn’t know how to take young women seriously. So, I set out with this task of insisting on the importance of these young women’s lives. That was something I hadn’t seen any account do. They were mentioned as fans, which is such a belittling way to refer to the cultural activi of young girls. I was very deliberately out to reverse that.” Some readers are bound to be disappointed with her ap proach; anyone hoping for a Please Kill Me oral history w be. Marcus smelts some five years or more of interviews and research into an adamantine sculpture. Often it’s unclear exactly who’s being paraphrased or where first-hand accounts blend in with interpretation—a tricky business when documenting such an intimate revolution, especiall one so oft misrepresented. And yet, this is what makes Girls to the Front work. From a historical public relations standpoint, all the sonorous chatter about the all-caps MOVEMENT has ofte only further mystified what Riot Grrrl was all about— and what it might mean to young women discovering its legacy today. Obscured and rattled as it was by the media spotlight, Riot Grrrl’s reality is perhaps best found in the shadows. n


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Darnielle (Mountain Goats) and Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue) first true collab; John sings and strums and Bruno fleshes it out nicely. Free Association: Hark, Darnielle devotees, run to thine record store with wild abandon. For Fans Of: Mountain Goats, Lambchop, Neutral Milk Hotel.

scary electronica from a Chicago art school trio drawing from southern hip-hop beats, shoegazing goth and glitchy grindcore. Free Association: Their debut EP is called Yes I Smoke Crack—drugs are definitely involved. For Fans Of: Cocteau Twins, Gucci Mane, smoking crack, Tanlines, darkness.

Q&A: Melissa Auf der Maur feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com I’m not just saying that. I have always loved Philadelphia. To me it’s a perfect American city. It’s not too big, it’s not too full of itself. There’s something just very real about Philadelphia that I connect with and respect. I literally remember every show I’ve ever played in Philly. Do I remember every show I’ve played in Columbus? No. I mean, no offense, but I don’t.

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How’s it going? What’s up, Philadelphia, my favorite rockin’ city in the country! C’mon, you’re just saying that!

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Melissa Auf der Maur is perhaps best known as the flame-haired bassist who anchored Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins in the ’90s and early 2000s. After her self-titled solo debut in 2004 Auf der Maur laid low for a while, but she’s back this year with Out of Our Minds—a compelling art project that includes a full-length album, a 30-minute film, and a graphic novel. The OOOM movie, in which she stars, is a surreal fantasy piece involving witches, Vikings, a car crash, animal hearts and more set in the deep woods. And she’s bringing it to town for a free screening, followed by a Q&A (no music performance, however). We caught up with Auf Der Maur over the phone from her home in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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school besties are still making harmonious, country-flavored saloon rock together inspired by the wild west and Capitol Hill. Free Association: Hard to believe Washington can produce such downhome twang. For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes x the Band, Flying Burrito Brothers, sideburns, billiards.

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(4AD) Cox and Co. astound again with a blissful, low-fi noise-pop gem of a record full of weird sounds, harmonies and dreamy production. Free Association: Liked that Atlas Sound record, didya? You’re gonna LOVE this one. For Fans Of: Panda Bear, Beach Boys on acid, Liars, Gang of Four.

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So why make an album, a film and a  graphic novel? It became a matter of poetic justice for my soul. I finished touring my first record in December of 2004, and that was the end of a 10-year cycle. Hole, the Pumpkins and my first solo record was one solid decade. So after that, I made a personal creative commitment to myself to start a new chapter. When I joined Hole I had abruptly left what was going to be my last year of my photography degree. I thought I was going to be a working visual artist. So when that ended, I thought, “OK, back to the beginning.” I basically hibernated for three years and came up with the idea for Out of Our Minds. I started working on songs, and my voice, to me, sounded like a witch or something calling from some far off, eternal place. That’s where the root of the story came from. And I decided I wanted to tell the story in three different mediums. The woods themselves play a central  role, right? Definitely. When we were creating the idea for this film—which was three parallel worlds in the same woods—the woods were the backdrop. But in the end, after many months of living in them, we real-

songs in a half hour, it’s not so much epic as a lovely aside into the country with her heavenly voice floating above harmoniums and guitars. Free Association: Another badass lady singer to add to the collection of idols. For Fans Of: Neko Case, Cat Power, Patsy Cline, Liz Phair.

metal pioneers are still trying, but they’re getting softer and quieter as they get older; monochromatic synth-laden alt adult rock at its finest. Free Association: “When They Come For Me” uses Bollywood rhythms. It’s true. For Fans Of: Paramore, Evanescence, receding hair lines.

ized, no, the woods are the main character. On a personal level, I had never spent months off the grid in a cabin with just a water pump and an outhouse. Let alone doing that while creating this crazy art project. But in connecting with nature you feel ridiculously small and at the same time completely one with existence.

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trip-hop king returns with downbeat, funky rockers debut LP is a foot- and bugged-out headstomping, groove-friendly bobbers plus a harem of ladies lending their romp of funk rock for the bearded set and their voices over his grizzled mumbles. girlfriends. Free Association: Oh, Free Association: These to kick it in a London dudes’ll go shirtless hookah bar with this because they’re proud of wanker. their doughy bellies. For Fans Of: Massive For Fans Of: Pink Floyd Attack, Lee “Scratch” x Devotchka, proud Perry, Dizzee Rascal. mustaches.

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So you became a transparent eyeball? What? Ralph Waldo Emerson described that  transcendence-in-nature thing as  becoming a transparent eyeball—“I am  nothing; I see all.”  Wow, I like that. OK, here comes the question you  always get—were there any discussions or temptations about joining the  current incarnations of Hole or the  Pumpkins? [Laughs]. Yeah, I’ve been fielding that question a lot lately, but that’s fine. I’m very proud of my past. Billy and Courtney opened the doors and defined a lot of who I am. My entry into this world through my parents is not unlike my entry into the world of music through Billy and Courtney. I love them both very, very dearly, and I’ve had a very complex relationship with both. Was there a brief or extended conversation with them about these new chapters of their bands? Yes. Billy was more brief, but so was my time in his band. Courtney was a longer conversation because I was a bigger part of Hole. I considered both. But at the end of the day it was clear that I needed to make a commitment to myself as an artist and move forward. n

The title of the Dead Kennedys’ 2007 greatest-hits compilation, Milking the Sacred Cow, perfectly captures the conflict: Did the ’80s hardcore standard bearers defy genre taboo in reforming almost a decade ago without singer Jello Biafra? Does Biafra’s 2003 conviction for underpaying bandmates their royalties disqualify his indictment of the reunion being a greedy money grab? The DKs differ from Journey and Foreigner in that they aren’t reprising some cocaineoff-the-limo-hood moment so much as capitalizing on a reputation burnished since their February ’86 breakup. While Biafra’s lyrics were an essential component, you can’t discount the searing surf-inflected guitar and overall menace, particularly on signature tracks like “Holiday in Cambodia” and “Buzzbomb.” This great music deserves the chance to impress the audience it never had, and, so long as they can remember the words, a different singer’s no great loss. Indeed, latest frontman Ron Greer (Wynona Riders) is perhaps their most capable yet. (Chris Parker) n

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Have a ball: A trio of arancini (fried risotto) was a positive on the Paula Abdul-esque "two steps forward, two steps back" menu of Cicheterria 19. scattered on top. Rossi said that he occasionally uses bananas, but that guests generally prefer strawberries. Still, if the quality is as weak as this batch, it seems appropriate to offer the alternative until they improve. Tiramisu offered delicious redemption, its more custard-like texture richer and far more sensual than it usually is, the espresso, marsala and cognac in beautiful harmony. Rossi is doing his mother’s recipe proud. The problem here seems to be one of details, of the overarching, bigpicture appeal of the menu getting lost in too many small-bore shortcomings that chip away at the overall experience. Rossi’s heart is in the right place— he works with Fair Food to source many of his ingredients, and even the ones he cannot get locally are generally quite good (strawberries notwithstanding). But the kitchen needs to train its focus far more closely on the quality of every dish it sends out if it wants to stand out more among the glut of other solid Italian restaurants already wellestablished in Rittenhouse. n

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Cuisine type: Venetian small plates and other Italian standards. Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 4-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 4-11pm; late-night menu until 2am; Brunch: Sat.-Sun., 10am-3pm. Price range: $6-$28. Atmosphere: Casual, sharp and appealing. Food: Standards that would generally be a lot better with more attention to detail. Service: Helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable enough about the menu to make for a pleasant experience in the dining room.

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And that was the nature of the experience at Cicheterria 19: A Paula Abdul-esque two-steps-forward, twosteps-back seesaw of successes and disappointments. A trio of arancini generally worked. The fried-risotto balls were prepared with a deft hand, the nutty crust protecting a cushiony center of carnaroli, the seasoning of that rice spot-on. Basil pesto was memorable, the bright flash of green a wakeup call to the taste buds. The saffron one could have used a lighter hand with its marquee spice, but worked by virtue of its exuberance. The truffle arancini, though it leaned more heavily on Lancastersourced shiitake, oyster and champignon mushrooms than it did truffle oil, provided an appealingly earthy, loamy bass to the pesto’s alto. Other dishes, however, fell flat. Spaghetti with cockles in a whitewine sauce lost me at the first crunch of grit. The New Zealand cockles were gorgeous—tiny, delicate and wellcooked—but fatally undermined by both the insufficient cleaning they’d been given and occasional cloves of under-roasted garlic of the same approximate color and size. Indistinguishable from the cockles, they overwhelmed whatever unfortunate bite they’d been inadvertently forkspeared with. As for the watery sauce, it was utterly forgettable; white noise providing an insufficient background. Pizza margherita was better, the tomato sauce pleasantly tangy, the buffala mozzarella lush and round. The crust, homemade and yeasty, would have been even better with just a few more minutes cooking time, but it was an easy success nonetheless. That crust also formed the backbone of the Nutella pizza dessert, though here it was a touch undercooked. What stuck out, however, was the presence of white-centered, cotton-tasting strawberry wedges

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It’s gutsy to serve an all- (or mostly) white plate of food. The rewards are great if the bland color belies something deeper, but the symbolic risks are significant too. At Cicheterria 19, a recent near-colorless sauteed baby squid with a side of snowy polenta had all the range of color as John and Yoko’s living room and, disappointingly, about as much flavor as the color scheme implied. Chef-owner Andrea Rossi said in a follow-up interview that his Friulian polenta is typically done with squid ink, but this version lost me. The watery cephalopod was, sadly, the highlight of the preparation, with the “seared citrus” polenta possessing little character beyond its soupy, cream-of-wheat texture. That lack of seasoning and interest was a problem in too many dishes for comfort. It’s unfortunate, because the 19th Street space—formerly the short-lived Di Vino—has a lot going for it otherwise: A reasonably priced, glass-pour-friendly wine list studded with interesting, approachable wine; a casual-swank neighborhood vibe; and a menu that should appeal to a wide swath of potential guests. The conception and execution of many of the menu’s constituent dishes, however, seem to be a real issue. The bland squid were one of two weak legs in a trio of small plates (the cichetti from which the restaurant takes its name) at the beginning of a recent meal, the other being an inexplicably dull, frustratingly underseasoned broccoli rabe. It was advertised as coming with roasted cannellini beans; instead, there was a sad scattering of garbanzos no more flavorful than anything I’ve tasted from a can. Meatballs were the lone small-plate highlight. Densely packed yet still somehow delicate, hearty with an irresistible underlying tug of meatiness, and served in a simple, confident tomato sauce, these showed a glimmer of what the kitchen here is capable of. They’re formed from 21-day-aged, 90/10 grass-fed sirloin, and the quality of the meat is both readily apparent and given enough respect to shine through.

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Screen SIX PACK Six Films About the Beatles By Matt Prigge mprigge@philadelphiaweekly.com A Hard Day’s Night (1964): For the Greatest Band Ever™, the Fab Four are an awfully underrepresented presence in the annals of the biopic. That may be because people have access to the real deal—sort of. Brilliantly avoiding the Elvis-movie path, Richard Lester’s whirling dervish starred the Beatles as themselves, living their hectic, mob-fueled life. Well, a heavily scripted version of it, anyway. The real deal, featuring a lot more calm times and smoking, was captured by the Maysles Brothers in a doc currently retailing as The First U.S. Visit.

Seeing Red Optional Great cast drags the dim-bulb action flick above the curve—but just barely. By Sean Burns

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Birth of the Beatles (1979): Before being tapped to close out the Star Wars trilogy, director Richard Marquand recreated the Beatles’ teeth-cutting days, with music supplied by the famous Beatles tribute band Rain and the only major technical advising coming from ousted drummer Pete Best. The Beatles tried to have it killed. They didn’t, but it only played America on TV screens. The Hours and Times (1991): Lennon told Playboy that nothing was consummated during his four-day Barcelona trip with Brian Epstein, their not-so-privately homosexual manager. That didn’t stop director Christopher Münch from making this speculative account, a black-andwhite, minimalist affair in which the two go so far as to kiss in a tub.

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Yellow Submarine (2012?): The Beatles only contributed a couple never-released songs and three minutes at the end to the original psychedelic toon, and they’ll have even less to do with Robert Zemeckis’ latest work of titanic importance. But hey, Look Around You’s Peter Serafinowicz as Paul! n

best epitomized by The Expendables or anything starring Clint Eastwood. Red fills out the ranks with a killer cast, perhaps the most overqualified we’ve ever seen in a movie so primarily concerned with blowing a lot of shit up. Morgan Freeman is all sly smiles as Willis’ former partner, ogling the nurses at his retirement home while grousing about the end-stage liver cancer that doesn’t seem to slow him down much, and John Malkovich brings the crazy as a paranoid casualty of the CIA’s LSD experiments. As far as over-the-top scenery-chewing Malkovich performances go, this one is better judged than say, Jonah Hex—he varies the kooky tics and even deadpans it now and again, always staying one degree shy of annoying. Best in show are Helen Mirren and Brian Cox. She’s the most ruthless wet-work asset MI-6 ever trained, now trying to play Martha Stewart in a lavish McMansion and taking occasional freelance hit jobs to break up the monotony. He’s the Russian spy who never got over their secret Cold War affair, wandering through the movie with a giddy, love-struck grin, still convinced that when she shot him in the chest back in the day, it was a sign of affection— otherwise she would have aimed for his head, obviously. So far, so great. But Red never bothB ers to come up with a story worthy of these characters. A boilerplate conspiracy theory serves to shuffle everybody from one exploding set piece to the next, and there’s a genuinely wretched performance by Richard Dreyfuss as a sniveling armsmanufacturer villain. With the exception of Dreyfuss, the cast deftly downplays the silliness, yet Schwentke overindulges in the tale’s comicbook origins. The movie suffers from way too many cartoony CGI-enhanced shootouts, physics-defying camera swoops, and awful, fakey scene transitions that transform into postcards. You can actually watch Willis lose interest as the film wears on, abandoning his character’s quirks and settling back into his routine gun-toting stoicism. It’s impossible not to enjoy watching this gang of old pros having a laugh in ridiculous genre territory, but the low-key character comedy ends up buried beneath all the pyrotechnics. If the filmmakers had more faith in their cast (and their audience, for that matter), Red could have been something very special indeed. n

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Last action heroes: John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis as retired CIA agents forced by circumstances into (all together now) one last adventure in Red. You can’t go wrong with the sight of Dame Helen Mirren firing a .50-caliber machine gun, but Robert Schwentke’s Red comes awfully close. A terrific concept that barely survives a botched execution, this overscaled adaptation of Warren Ellis’ DC comic stars

Red’s early scenes have a disarming lightness of touch, suggesting an armedand-dangerous About Schmidt. Willis appears more alert than he’s been onscreen in years, and he has playful chemistry with Parker’s loopy cubicle drone. But then a SWAT team shows up one night and

“It's an irresistible premise, particularly for fans of the 'Get Off My Lawn' genre.” Bruce Willis as a retired CIA agent having a terrible time adjusting to his new, quiet life in the suburbs. A former black-ops specialist who toppled governments in his day, Willis’ Frank Moses now finds himself flummoxed by the simple tasks of everyday life, like trying to figure out when he should put up Christmas decorations. Lonely Frank finds himself so smitten with a telephone operator at the government pension department (Mary-Louise Parker) that he rips up his monthly checks, making excuses to call her so they can discuss cheesy romance novels.

levels Frank’s suburban abode. Red, we learn, is agency code for Retired: Extremely Dangerous. It seems there’s a nasty bit of unfinished business from a job gone wrong back in the ’80s; Frank’s old team has been marked for elimination by the new regime, so he’s got to hit the retirement homes and round up his old partners in skullduggery, staying one step ahead of these damn know-itall kids who think they’re badass secret agents. It’s an irresistible premise, particularly for fans of the “Get Off My Lawn” genre

Grade: C+ Director: Robert Schwentke Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker Running time: 111 minutes

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Machete Maidens Unleashed: B Having covered Aussie exploitation with Not Quite Hollywood, documentarian Mark Hartley turns to the Filipino grindhouse scene of the ’70s and ’80s, revealing how penny-pinching filmatists—mostly Roger Corman, natch—headed across the Pacific to take advantage of cheap prices, willing stuntmen and a brutal dictatorship that would loan you helicopters if they weren’t off bombing revolutionaries. The offerings aren’t as varied, or as rich, as in Hollywood—it’s 80 percent grade-Z slime, with guys in rubber masks raping virgins—but a sludgy blast nonetheless. Fri., Oct. 15, 9:45pm, IH.

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Our picks for the Philadelphia Film Festival.

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Under new management and in its new fall slot, the Philadelphia Film Festival begins its 10-day binge session of more than 100 films from around the world this Thursday, Oct. 14. Here are 10 of the most interesting selections; visit philadelphiaweekly.com for even more coverage.

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Cold Weather: B+

Four Lions: AWho says watching suicide bombers kill innocent bystanders can’t be howlingly funny? The film debut of Chris Morris, Britain’s most savage satirist (Brass Eye, Nathan Barley), offers a quartet of bumbling Sheffield Jihadists and their plan to ignite the London Marathon. Luckily, they’ve got a lot in common with the underwear bomber. Gut-busting long before our would-be terrorists have disguised themselves as ostriches and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it winds up rich and tragic, more than just something pointing out how terrorists are a bunch of shits. Sat., Oct. 16, 4:50pm, R5.

Heartbeats: A-

How I Ended This Summer: B+ Intern Pavel (Grigoriy Dobrygin) and his more weathered superior Sergei (Sergei Puskepalis) aren’t the lone residents of both an Arctic radiation station and this oddcouple psychodrama. Our dysfunctional heroes are torn even further apart when word comes of a grim development in Sergei’s home. The unraveling that proceeds may be too over the top for some, but there’s no arguing with the visuals. Director Aleksei Popogrebsky is aces with both character detail and jaw-dropping vistas; there’s copious examples of both. Sat., Oct. 16, 2:25pm + Mon., Oct. 18, 7:30pm, R5.

Lebanon, Pa.: B

A slow-burn character study, Brett Haley’s feature debut impresses not only because it scored the ideal actress. Trieste Kelly Dunn (also in Cold Weather) plays a young woman who dropped out of school to attend to her cancer-ridden father in Pensacola. Her stasis is threatened by a visit from an old nemesis/would-be flame. Haley’s script is a touch over-written, but the spontaneity is more than supplied by Dunn’s acutely expressive performance, which carries the film to its somewhat unexpected climax. Sun., Oct. 17, 2:55pm, AM. Mon., Oct. 18, 5:05pm, R5.

Tiny Furniture: B Don’t hate Lena Dunham because she scored a stint with Judd Apatow while her breakout film was still riding the festival circuit. And don’t hate her because the character she plays lives out her post-collegiate limbo in her mother’s blinding-white New York loft. Nor should you hate her for exhibiting a confident, clean directing style and an even more confident way with dialogue. Instead, admire her her willingness to look at herself honestly, warts and all, her distaste for tidy resolutions and her awesome mom (as herself). Mon., Oct. 18, 7:15pm, RA. n

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Visiting the rural Pennsylvania town in which his estranged father has just died, a Philly ad man (Josh Hopkins) starts a fling with a married woman (Samantha Mathis, surprisingly credible). Meanwhile, his Drexel-bound teen cousin C.J. (Rachel Kitson) finds her plans waylaid by an unwanted pregnancy. Working off James Carville’s axiom that Pennsylvania is “Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in the middle,” Ben Hickernell’s follow-up to Cellar limns our culture clash without pandering to either side, while his handling of abortion

The New Year: B+

Making his second acclaimed feature at the age of 21, Canada’s Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother) is the real deal. A love triangle between friends—the director himself, Niels Schneider and Monia Chokri—is handled with acuteness and thrilling filmic volleys, not limited to peppered interviews and great use of super slo-mo. Dolan may be swiping from others (Wong Kar-Wai, Woody Allen, etc.), but he mixes his influences into something strange and unique.

If filmmakers are ever truly born, Dolan is proof. Sun., Oct. 17, 5:25pm, R5.

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One of the major talents of the so-called mumblecore unit, Aaron Katz (Dance Party USA, Quiet City) makes a go for the mainstream—sort of. Aimless slacker Chris Lankenau learns of the disappearance of an ex, so he starts making use of his limited detective skills. The results, however, are never cutesy or affected. The noir angle rises organically out of the film’s nest of loose dialogue and gorgeous, gorgeous

shots, most of them captured in the off hours. And when it reaches a moment that would make for a terrific offbeat ending, doesn’t Katz just— Sun., Oct. 17, 5:25pm, AC.

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Juliette Binoche plays an antiques dealer touring a visiting writer (opera star William Shimmel) through pretty Tuscany. They’re complete strangers—until they abruptly start acting like they’ve been married 15 years. Certified Copy is the latest from Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami, and his first full-on fiction in a decade unless you count his script for Jafar Panahi’s Crimson Gold. Like a Buñuel remake of Before Sunrise, it’s the gentlest of mindfucks, speeding us through the life of a relationship in one magical day. Sat., Oct. 16, 2:15pm, R5.

Four Lions

Evidently, Werner Herzog has never heard of Mark Hogencamp. Otherwise he’d be all over this backwater New Yorker’s contribution to outsider art: a yard filled with a pint-sized WWII Belgian town in which action-figure soldiers, dames and gored Nazis live an ongoing narrative. Hogenfeld was beaten to the point of amnesia, and, unable to afford professional help, he began the project as therapy, producing boxes of dynamic photos in the process. Where Herzog would recognize a kindred spirit, director Jeff Maimberg does fine just lending an ear. Sun., Oct. 17, 2:30pm, RA.


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Aaron Johnson as John Lennon is a-Owenrevelation .” Gleiberman “

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Documentaries, as we know in the age of I’m Still Here and Catfish, can’t necessarily be trusted. But few have been as inauthentic as A Ghetto, a nevercompleted propaganda film shot by the Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto. For decades, the soundless footage, which depicted its denizens both living the high life and eroding in abject poverty amidst piles of garbage and feces, was taken on the level—until another reel of “outtakes” of many scenes was discovered. Further digging around into diaries and official Nazi reports revealed that the film crew, which burned celluloid for 30 days in 1942, had staged the shots, from the images of people huddling around a boisterous entertainer to Jews sitting down to a scrumptious meal to even the presence of a decorative flower (“Where did you ever see a flower? We could eat a flower,” remarks one observer). But that’s not the haunting thing. What most eats into the brain is the purpose of the film. Why make it look like the Jews were awash in wealth but also include blood-curdling shots of miserable people (including children) wasting away? The purpose of most Nazi propaganda like Triumph of the Will or The Eternal Jew is obvious, but what’s the angle here? The grunt work that went into making Yael Hersonski’s doc A Film Unfinished was basically done for her by historians and scholars; all she had to do is show the footage and line up the appropriate commentary, supplied by witnesses, former German soldiers and diary entries. Going through the footage reel by reel, the film takes a nuts-and-bolts approach to its subject, when it could be exploring its ideas more headily. Hersonski creates the appropriately chilly mood, usually by slowing the footage down to a crawl or a freeze frame—a succession of close-ups of Jews turning towards the camera, the humanity beaten out of them, raises every hair on the back of the neck. But imagine what, say, Errol Morris would do with the material, and A Film Unfinished suddenly seems like a slightly missed opportunity. n

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Soon after the Beatles were officially kaput, John Lennon entered four months of primal therapy. The target of these sessions was his rather unpleasant childhood, specifically his abandonment by both parents. It resulted in Plastic Ono Band, one of the great uncomfortably personal records. (“My mummy’s dead/I can’t explain/So much pain/I could never show it/My mummy’s dead.”) For a handy tutorial on how to turn raw anguish into something safe and tidy, check out Nowhere Boy, an account of this episode writ in the cuddly language of middlebrow art-house programmers. Played by Kick-Ass’ Aaron Johnson, 16-year-old Lennon is stuck with Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), who embodies the stiff-upper-lip cliché to a fault. (“Please, let’s not be silly,” she tells John as he grieves her husband’s sudden death.) He discovers that nearby lives his errant mummy (Anne-Marie Duff), a notorious kook who reacts to the return of her son with a love bordering on incestuous. Meanwhile, John gets into this new thing called “rock and/or roll,” starts a skiffle band and meets a nice young boy named Paul and another named George. Here’s what Nowhere Boy does well: It has a lively turn from Johnson, who plays Lennon as an actor, embellishing his raucous behavior to mask inner sensitivity. It has Kristin Scott Thomas’ hilariously clipped line readings and electric facial expressions. It handles Lennon/ McCartney’s rocky early stint with sensitivity, depicting John as perturbed that Paul was a) a better technical musician and b) almost as charismatic. What it doesn’t do well is convey how deeply this incident scarred him. Lennon was so traumatized he didn’t seek proper treatment until his late 20s; at Nowhere Boy’s end, he’s a bit sad, but off to Hamburg with the Beatles! Writer Matt Greenhalgh, whose script for Control encased Ian Curtis in amber, follows the standard biopic template, but he’s also detail-oriented and into conveying a specific time and place beyond cliches. But he’s stuck with director Sam Taylor-Wood, whose insistent work would never tip you off that she’s also a conceptual artist, albeit one who works with Bono and the Beckhams. Still, a movie named Nowhere Boy ought to be a lot more painful.

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ART MUSEUM AREA Studio, 11’Ceilings, HW flrs, CA, Lg kit, Sep utils. $750+. First/Last/Sec. Avail 11/20. 215-828-5283

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22nd & SPRUCE: One & Two Bedroom in elevator building, HW floors, Heat/Hot water included, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE NOW! $935-$1,085/ mo+. MSRE, 215-925-RENT (7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate. com 250 S 13th 3C $1900/mo 1BD/1BA condo, high ceilings, hwf, new kitchen, large closets, 1 ca r p a r k i n g . CA L L LY N DA KREVITZ PRU FOX & ROACH 215627-6005/215-521-1565 26XX SO. 2ND ST 1bedrm.,1bath, 2nd flr., A/C, W/D, Kitchen, freshly painted, plenty of closet space. $750/mo+utils. No Pets. Sam 215-300-6478. 6600 Doral Street/a 1st floor - o n e b e d ro o m , e n c l o s e d porch, full basement, w/w carpets good condition. Avail November 1. $725 month. 1st and last month rent and 1 month secruity deposit needed. Credit references. Call Frank 267-879-8373. 7TH/8TH BIGLER VIC. 1LRG./ BDR,2nd Flr.,W/D, HD Flrs. $725 mo.+ utilities. 215-271-6477 ART MUSEUM: 26th & PARR I S H L A RG E w/ D R ESS I N G ROOM, 1.5BA, HRDWD flrs WD bldg. $750+, Hot water incl. 215-236-4937 ART MUSEUM AREA- 20th/ Mt.Vernon Sunny 1BR, WIC, Tile BA, DW, Laundry fac in b l d g . $9 9 5/m o + U t i l s. Ca l l 717-433-7157

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA 1BR bi-level PH. d/w, w/d, a/c, working Fireplace, outside deck w/city views. $2000/Mo. Avail 12/01. Call Ted 267-307-1485 RITTENHOUSE SQ AREA: 16th & Spruce 1BR Mod kit, CA, Working FP. $1100/mo. Avail 12/01. Call Ted 267-307-1485 RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 WALNUT) One bedroom duplex in Old World Charm Brownstone. High ceilings, Carpeted, C/A, Gas heat. W/D, D/W. Small pet friendly. $995/ mo+. 215-627-4414 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE!! 301 South 19th Street. OLD WORLD CHARM BUILDING. FRESH ON THE MARKET. One bedroom-1 bath apartment $1,600.00 per month. Available for early Mid-November move in. Must see to appreciate! Hardwood floors, High ceilings, Plentiful closet space. Cat friendly. Call to schedule an appointment 215-735-5757 OR E-MAIL: DelanceyPlace@aol.com RITTENHOUSE Modern 1BR, 1ba, HW flrs, C/A/H, WD, $1200+, 215-336-8920 THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street) - Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. Studio’s star ting at only $765/mo. and one bedrooms starting at only $965/mo. Call 215-640-8880 for an appointment.

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MANAYUNK/ROXBOROUGH: ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! LARGE 1BDRM, Patio/Balc, Central Air, Prkg, Laundry, Oversized Closets, Modern Kitchen w/DW/ GD, Pool, Gym Membership, Cats Welcome, Shuttle to Main St. 1st Month FREE on Select Apts. From $1035/Mo. 215-482-4246. lic# 215101 N.LIBERTIES 1BR 1BA, 900SF, HW flrs, CA, WD, DW. Gas heat. $ 1 2 0 0 + . k h a ra c a r t a g e n a @ comcast.net 267.278.6861 NORTHERN LIBERTIES, TWO HUGE BEAUTIFUL LOFT-TYPE apts. NEW RENOVATIONS HRDWD, CA, WD. Near 3rd & Brown. $1200’s. 215-922-5050.

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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE!! 326 South 19th Street OLD WORLD CHARM BUILDING, Fresh on the market. Two bedroom-1 bath apartments $1,800.00-$2,200.00 per month. Available for EARLY/ MID-NOVEMBER move in. Must see to appreciate. Hardwood floors, High ceilings, Plentiful closet space, Cat friendly, Small dogs welcome too. Call to schedule an appointment 215-735-5757 OR E-mail: DelanceyPlace@aol.com Rittenhouse Square Area: 20XX Cypress Street, FABULOUS, 2-Bedroom, huge Bi-Level, 1 1/2 baths, 3rd & 4th Floors of owner occupied brownstone. Cen a/C, D/W/, G/D, W/W carpet, W/D on premises. Avail immed. Small pets possible, restrictions apply. $1950 per mo., plus elec. email kjpel@ verizon.net or 215-439-8948 for further info and appt.

THREE + BEDROOMS 15TH & SPRUCE/Avenue of the Arts: PENTHOUSE Avail! One of a kind spacious bilevel penthouse in historic Art Deco High-Rise, 3bdrms/ 3 Full Baths/ 2 half baths, 4 Lrg Terraces w/Amazing City Views, Entertainment Rm w/ Wet Bar, New Kitch w/ Granite Countertops, W/D, CA, Vaulted Ceilings, HW Flrs. $3900/Mo. 215-735-8030. Lic #219789. PINE/10TH: 4BDRMS, 1.5BA, WOOD FLOORS $2290+ Pine R.E, 1503 Pine. 215-735-8896, website: www.pinere.com RITTENHOUSE SQUARE: Enormous 3bdrm w/ 2 Full Baths in Beautiful Historic Brownstone, Fu l l S i z e Wa s h e r/ D r ye r i n Apt, HW Flrs, 2 Decorative Fireplaces, Hi Ceilings, Newly Remodeled Kitchen w/ Granite Countertop, Separate Dining Rm, Living Rm, & Family Rm, A/C, Spacious Rooms, Terrific Location! $2799/Mo. 215-7358030. #216850

HOUSE FOR RENT 11TH & CHRISTIAN-GREAT LOCATION! 4BEDRMS., 2FULL BATHS, C/A, HDWD/FLRS.,DECK, BACKYARD, WASHER/DRYER. Must See! $2600/mo.+. 610304-0087. 1124 O’NEIL, NORTHERN LIBERTIES: RENOVATIONS 2bdrm, W D ya rd . SEPTA . $1 200mo. 215-294-0297

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28 T H & J A C K S O N L o v e l y 4/5Bdrms., newly renovated,hdwd. flrs. $1000/mo.+utils. Sec.8 approved.215-432-6222. 3XX DURFOR ST-AWARD WINNING STREET! RENOVATED, 2 BDR M S. N E W OAK FLRS. $990. 215-849-4049. ART MUSEUM TOWNHOUSE 4 sty w/GA RAG E o n g r t st. 3BR, 2.5BA, AC, WD, GD. 4th flr Deck w/great view of CC skyline. Avail now. $1700/mo+. 610-896-1618 ART MUSEUM Beautiful House on lovely tree-lined street. Two bedrooms, one bath, finished basement. Walk-in closet in master bedroom. Patio and deck off of 2nd fl. Wood-burning FPs in living room and master bedroom. New SS appliances in kitchen. Newly refinished HW floors throughout. Central A/C. $2000. 267-997-9577. PASSYUNK EAST, MODERN, 3000sq.ft, 4BDRMS, PATIO, ROOF DECK, 2BATHS, (2)1/2 BATHS, HRD/fls CA, GD, DW, WD, S.S. APPLS, GRANITE COUNTER, C A L I F. c l o s e t s, S U N ro o m , $3000. 267-402-8017

QUEEN VILLAGE: 3BR, 2BA w/CA. $1650+. Call for details: 215-922-3910. mcolaizzo@ comcast.net

S.PHILLY Modern 3BR House. 1BA, HW flrs, WD, Large yard, pets ok. $1300+, 215-485-2015 SOCIETY HILL GEM, 3BDRMS, 2 .5BA, BR I G HT, CONTEMPORARY Modern kit., hrdwd, patio, gated parking. $2400. (610)909-9876 WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY? HOME OWNER’S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, CREDIT RESTORATION! 215-300-7381

ROOM FOR RENT 124 LOMBARD, HEAD HOUSE SQUARE, SOCIETY HILL. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. ($55-$100) DAILY rates. ($300-$500) WEEKLY rates. We also have MONTHLY rates AVAIL. Website http://sushi.madamesaito. c o m C a l l M A DA M E S A I TO 215-922-2515 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $145-$183; Day: $40$56. 215-735-2300.

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ARTISTS STUDIO SPACE THE PAPERMILL- Community of Artist. 2825 Ormes St. Affordable Artist Studios staring at $100 for 130 sf. Four large floors of open or private studio space for Painters, Sculptors, Dance, Theatre, or Creative companies. A community of artist practicing their talents in custom sized studio workspaces. Short term, inexpensive rental of theatre and gallery spaces. Join our group on Facebaook for updates on our events and gallery spaces. Contact Wulfhart Management Group: Karyn 215-687-8391 or karyn@wulfhartmanagementgroup.com

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COMMERCIAL SPACE 9TH & SPRING GARDEN-1200SQ. FT., BATHROOM, CARPETING, C/A/H. VERY CLEAN. GREAT LOCATION! $1500/mo. 610304-0087. OLD CITY: 41 S.3rd Street level Commercial/Retail space, 950SF +Basement. 215-669-6955

GARAGES FOR RENT 1300 BLOCK S. JUNIPER 2/ Garages, One w/Studio apt. above;other 1250 Sq.Ft.ideal for contractor or commercial/ industrial use. For Info. 215868-0532

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$1,550

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in-kitchen, great closet space,

548 sf

$1,275

1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, open kitchen, great closet space, 705 sf

$1,595

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, brand new kitchen and baths, 1314 sf

$1,525

1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, great condition, 850 sf

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$2,750 1200 sf

$2,400

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, brand new kitchen and baths, high floor with panoramic city views, 1200 sf

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kitchen 506 sf

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$1,425 $1,500 NNN 2031 Locust Street Professional Office Space in secure Corner 1 bedroom, 1 bath, river views, galley kitchen, apartment building, 958 sf $1,500 775 sf $1,500 1830 Rittenhouse - Prime Rittenhouse Square office 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, floor-to-ceiling windows, space, 754 sf $2,100 Society Hill views, 1133 sf $2,000 131 S. 18th Street - Prime 1st and 2nd floor retail space 700sf

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1 bedroom, 1 .5 baths, balcony overlooking Headhouse Square,

cellent visibility on 18th Street shopping corridor $9,000 NNN

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Washington square

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$1,750 great closet space and natural light.

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1272 sf

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private garage parking, townhome,

tHE WHitE bUiLDinG 105 S. 12tH StrEEt

kitchen and bath, 1003 sf

1701 LOCUSt StrEEt

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Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, balcony, renovated

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Studio, large windows, wood floors, dressing room, 608sf

balcony with southern views, 1118 sf

$1,750 high ceilings, custom finishes throughout, 1312 sf $2,000

2 bedrooms 2 baths, high floor, panoramic city views,

art museum

1 bedroom with alcove, 1.5 baths, renovated kitchen,

1 bedroom townhome, custom kitchen and bath, private 1 bedroom, 2 bath, loft apartment with exposed brick,

$2,350 street entrance, direct access to garage, 700 sf

1314 sf`

1 bedroom, 1 bath, laundry room, balcony, WIC, 928 sf

units include pool & fitness center

units include all utilities, pool, gym and western city views, 656 sf

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To See the Following, Call David Snyder 267.968.8600 1027-31 Arch Street #405-Bi-level loft w/2 bd/2 ba, full kit,oversized C/T ba $1,775 2332-38 Carpenter Street #3D-2 bd units w/SS applns,bamboo flrs,cstm tile ba,w/d in units $1,450 - $2.000 1729 French Street-3 bedrooms,1 bath,updated this year w/new flooring, $1,350 2134 Locust Street #3R-2 bd w/granite counter tops, SS applns,refin hw flrs $1,650 2600 n 23rd Street #2-2nd flr duplex 2 bd,ceil fans in bd, A/C in mstr bd $750 327 S 12th Street #300-2 bd,granite counter tops, SS appl,hrwd flrs,w/d in unit $1,650 909 S 12th Street #3RD FL-3rd Flr Apt,1 bd/1 ba, upgraded w/granite kit + W/D and C/A. $1,000 333 S 4th Street #1-Bi-level 2 bd/2 ba apt,hw flrs, exp brk,side patio. $2,000 333 S 4th Street-Loft style living space,hw flrs, exposed brk,spacious bd. $1,600 1326 S Mole Street-Lr,Dr w/hw flrs t/o,Eik w/granite counters,new applns,3 bd. $1,100 4724 Silverwood Street-4 bdrms,1 ba,LR/DR, kit wcherry cab,laundry rm + powder rm. $1,850 To See the Following, Call Jessica Eary (215)546-0550 1350 Crease Street-4BR/4.5b, Family room, cathedral ceilings.

$2,400

To See the Following, Call Johanna Loke (215)893-9800 200 Locust Street #18F-One bedroom with full River View. $1,395 604-36 S Washington Square #1807-Deluxe 1 bd,upgraded,balcony,south view. $1,495 To See the Following, Call John Featherman 215-790-5221 1737-39 Chestnut Street #400-Hi-end 2B/3b in Rittn Sq, open kitchen, media room & more 241-43 Chestnut Street #F-Amazing 2B/2b in Society Hill super high-end & open flr plan 1213-15 Locust Street #A-High end 3BR/3b PH condo 3061SF lrg terrace min 2yr lease 113 n Bread Street #3G2-2B/2b hi-end loft @ National granite/ss kit w/d 1car grg pkg 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue #844-Large 2B/1b, split fl plan parquet floors, w/d, inc. DirecTV

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202-10 W Rittenhouse Square #1707-2B/2.5b at the Rittenhouse, Square view. Be spoiled! 220 W Rittenhouse Square #5E-Spacious renov 2B/2b on Rittn Sq 24/7 security all util incl 224-30 W Rittenhouse Square #1213-1B/1b the Dorchester, w/d, util inc, fit ctr, 24/7 security, To See the Following, Call Josh Allen (215)521-1536 988 n 2nd Street #1-Large 1 bdrm/1 ba w/private patio across from Piazza..

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To See the Following, Call Kathy Conway (215)440-8190 212 Brown Street #4A-65% Leased-40 units,1-2 & 3 bdrms,hi ceilings,pet friendly $1,450 - $3,800 To See the Following, Call Kheon Benjamin (215)546-0550 1001-13 Chestnut Street #902W-1Bd/1Ba charming condominium all utilities included

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To See the Following, Call Kieran Diamond (215) 790-5236 2240 Montrose Street-2BR/1BA complete renov w/ bamboo flrs, fp, dr on great block $1,350 To See the Following, Call Mike McCann (215) 440-8345 500 Admirals Way #103-2 bd/2 ba,kit w/granite counter, SS appln,hw flrs. 1811-19 Chestnut Street #503-1 bd/1 ba,hw flrs, granite & SS applns,W/D. 1106 Fitzwater Street-3 bd/3.5 ba,kit w/granite/SS, hrwd flrs,deck + garage. 901 Jackson Street #3-3rd flr 2 bd/1 ba,pine flrs, nice kit & bth. 832-36 Lombard Street-5 BR/3 full and 2 half baths, 2-car garage 112 Market Street #2-1 bd/1.5 ba w/gor views,kit w/island, white cab/SS appln. 609 n 34th Street #3RD FL-2 bd unit w/new kit,hw flrs, lots of wndws. 512 n 36th Street-3 bd/1 ba bi-level unit,refinished flrs, freshly painted. 335 n Front Street #A-2 bd/2 ba,wide open Lr w/hw flrs, kit w/granite island. 1437 S 4th Street-Rehab 4 bd/2.5 ba,hw flrng,kit w/granite & SS,patio,dk. 1433 Snyder Avenue-Renov store/office w/full kit/half ba, could be used as apt.

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FeAtuRed PRoPeRtIes 2036 DELANCEY PL Magnificent restored mansion, double wide corner, 5br, 6b, +/9000sf, original detail, elevator, terrace, 3 car garage, tax abatement $5,497,000

234 S PHILIP PL OPEN SUNDAY 10/17 NOON-1:30PM I.M. Pei bright & airy 4br,3.2b, +/-3360sf,family room, great garden, parking! $975,000

212-24 S 24TH St #2420 FITLER WALK NEW LISTING! Spectacular +/-2600sf, 4br, 3.5b, 2 gated patios, 2 decks, f/p, h/w flrs, parking $879,000

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650 N SYDENHAM ST Art Museum OPEN SUNDAY 10/17 NOON-1PM New Townhouses,4br, 3b,+/-3000sf, deck, garage parking, 10 yr tax abatement. Reduced. $579,000

400-416 S 2ND ST #402 OPEN SUNDAY 10/17 NOON-1PM Beautiful 2br,3b condo, patio, shared courtyard, 1 yr parking $559,000

308 CYPRESS ST NEW LISTING! 2br,2.5b, +/-2025sf, eat-in kitchen with f/p, large garden patio $529,900 Call Margaret Szumski

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1435 Bainbridge St Announcing Artisan 2! Bold contemporary 4br,3.5b, +/-4000sf, elevator, chef’s kitchen, 2 panoramic decks, 2 car garage, 10 yr tax abatement...............$1,499,000 644-650 N Sydenham St, Art Museum Area New Townhouses 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, deck, garage parking, tax abatement.........................................................................................................................$579,000

SOCIETY HILL/QUEEN VILLAGE/WASH WEST

234 S Philip Pl I.M. Pel bright& airy 4 bedroom, 3.2 bath, +/-2520sf, family rm, great garden, parking .................REDUCED $975,000 325 S 2nd St, Penns Landing Sq Contemporary townhome, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, garden, deck, garage parking ..............$885,000 231 Delancey St Traditional 4bedroom,1.5bath, h/w flrs, fireplace, many original details, beautiful Society Hill block, reduced .......$899,000 619 Pine St Well maintained triplex. Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath & one 1 bedroom,1 bath, parking, yard, basement ............................$849,000 235 Fitzwater St 3bedrooms,3.5baths, +/-3200sf, large garden, deck, garage ..................................................REDUCED $699,000 408 Queen St Exquisite 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, totally renovated, +/-2500sf, gourmet kitchen, roof deck with city view..............$599,995 732 Christian St Completely renovated 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, deck, lots of light, municipal parking across the street.....$599,000 400-416 S 2nd St #402 Beautiful 2 bedroom,3 bath condo, patio, shared courtyard, 1 yr parking ..............................................$559,000 308 Cypress St 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, +/-2025sf, eat-in kitchen with f/p, large garden patio ....................................................$529,900 778 S Front St, Whildin’s Way 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished den, many upgrades, PARKING .................................... NEW PRICE $499,900 515 Fitzwater St Beautiful Victorian, 5 bedrooms, 1 bath, original details, parking ...................................................................................$465,000 607 S 8th St Rehabbed 3bedroom, 2bath, h/w flrs, garage .........................................................................................................$450,000 1 Christian St #25 Court at Old Swedes 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse condo, deck with river views, garage parking........................$330,000 Abbotts Sq, #526, 530 S 2nd St Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo, +/-839sf, balcony, 24/7 front desk..........................$252,000 1211 South St C Corner 2 bedroom condo, newer kitchen,c/a, balcony, deeded parking, low fee ............................................$269,000

RITTENHOUSE/FITLER SQUARE/SOLO (South Of Lombard St)

ART MUSEUM OLd CITY

22 S Front St #701 +/-2500sf 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath penthouse condo, private rooftop deck, 2 car deeded parking ..................$1,390,000 144 Bread St Carriage house style 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, garage parking ................................................................................................$939,000 118 N 3rd St Minima Loft Bldg, full floor condos, +/-1375 sq ft, 1 & 2 bedroom units available............................................$390,000-$410,000 50 N Front St 2 bedroom loft condo, 2 baths, f/p, river views, tax abatement...........................................................................................$329,900 320 Race St “E” Penthouse loft condo, 2bedrooms, 2baths, incredible views www.320racest.com .........................................................$329,000

1100 Vine St PH101, Grandview 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, +/-1127 sf .................................................................................................$329,900 1100 Vine St #1210, Grandview Bright 2 bedroom, 1 bath, h/w flrs ...........................................................................................$274,900

UNIVERSITY CITY

4007 Haverford Ave Three 1-bedroom units, back yard, good condition, investment opportunity............................................................$165,000

LOGAN SQUARE

100 N 22nd St #135, The Arches Dramatic upper unit, light filled, 3 bedroom,2.5 bath, balcony, great storage, garage parking ...........$499,000

EAST MOUNT AIRY

6646 Boyer St Corner 4 bedroom, 2 bath, wraparound porch, garage......................................................................................................$175,000

BELLA VISTA

1004 E Passyunk Ave 3 bdrooms, 2.5 baths, adorable garden, rear deck, c/a ......................................................................$355,000

NORTHERN LIBERTIES / FISHTOWN

626 N Bodine St Loft style home, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, garden ................................................................................................$339,900 3427 Livingston St, Port Richmond Newly renovated 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths ......................................................................................$129,00

CENTER CITY SOUTH

1609 S Lawrence St Renovated 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, full basement, rear patio, wood floors, c/a, +/-1176sf .............$269,900 1925 S 4th St Bright 3 bedroom, 1 bath, yard, basement .....................................................................................................$219,999 828 Earp St Bright 2br, 1.5b, wood flrs, new kitchen & new windows .......................................................................................................$179,900 1516 Wolf St 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, h/w flrs, garden ........................................................................................................$156,500 2315 S 8th ST 3bedrooms, 1.5 baths ......................................................................................................................................................$156,000 1133 Cantrell St 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, h/w flrs, basement........................................................................................................................$155,000

COMMERCIAL & INVESTMENT

501 S 12th St Professional Office space, over 20,000 sq ft zoned for medical and /or legal offices. 16 deeded parking spaces .......... $4,999,900 1100-1118 E Passyunk Ave (at Washington Ave) +/-8500sf, 3 entrances, also 3 story house and 2 garage bays ....................... $3,000,000 12 N 3rd St Old City +/-8400sf commercial building ............................................................................................................$999,900 507 S 2nd St Professional office or retail store plus 3 bedroom, bi-level apartment ...............................................................$895,000 50-52 S 3rd St Historically certified buildings formerly a pub/restaurant, plus newly renovated bi-level 3 br apartment ............$795,000 Pennsport Approx. 4000 sq ft, clear span/floor, many uses ...................................................................................................$649,000 1245 Ridge Ave (Corner of Mt Vernon St) Large irregular lot with auto repair shop ...........................................................$625,000 708-16 N 17th St Lot, +/- 91’x96’ .....................................................................................................................................$625,000 1725-31 S 25th St +/-12,000sf garage/warehouse with 4,000sq ft parking lot ....................................................................$595,000 757 S 4th St Storefront with large 3 bedroom, 2 bath apt above, C-2, potential restaurant ......................................................$525,000 908 N 4th St Renovated triplex, 3 one-bedroom apts, garden, 2 decks, separate utilities, fully rented ......................................$445,000 2229 E Huntingdon St 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, deck. First floor front commercial space, zoned C1...........................................$319,900 3213 Frankford Ave 3 story, +/-21,000 sq ft industrial warehouse with elevator, 2 loading docks, zoned G2 ..........................$299,500 1206 Alter St Vacant lot, +/- 14’x48’ .................................................................................................................................... $89,000 1212 S 2nd St, Pennsport Vacant lot, +/-15’x20’ ................................................................................................................ $39,000 214 S 49th St Vacant land, 16’x60’ ...................................................................................................................................... $25,000

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2128 Brandywine St Big 4 bedroom, 2bath, eat in kitchen, h/w flrs, patio, deck possibility ....................................................$499,999 2001 Hamilton St Corner 2 bedroom, 2 bath, h/w flrs, indoor garage ...................................................................................$375,000

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1914-16 Rittenhouse Sq Landmark property 6 combined lots, over 6,000sf footprint, great opportunity for development or magnificent residence ....................................................................................................................................................$8,000,000 2036 Delancey Pl Magnificient beautifully restored double wide corner, 5 br, 6b, +/-9000sf, original detail, elevator, terrace, 3 car heated garage.......................................................................................................................................................................... $5,497,000 50 S 16th ST #4102, 2 Liberty Pl Exquisite 2br,2b, many upgrades, sunset & river vus, 2 yr garage parking, tax abatement ............$925,000 2120 Pine St Large beautifully restored Victorian, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, original features, patio, parking available .......... REDUCED $899,000 212-24 S 24th St #2420 Filter Walk Spectacular +/-2600sf, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, f/p, h/w flrs, 2 gated patios, 2 decks, parking ..$879,000 2001 Catharine St Corner 3 bedroom,2.5bath,+/-2500sf, roof deck, garage, tax abatement, 5 yrs young ...................................$659,000 251 S 22nd St B, Chandler Pl NY style full floor, +/- 1339sf, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, f/p, south facing garden, parking ...........$499,900 2038 Pemberton St Spectacular new renovation, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, den, steel stairway, glass, exposed brick & stone ....$389,900 1702 Panama St Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath expanded trinity, cul de sac street ................................................................$465,000 1500 Chestnut St, 13E, The Ellington 1 bedroom, 1 bath luxury condo, central location, 24 hr doorman .............................$256,500

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125 BAINBRIDGE ST NEW LISTING! Beautiful historic home with modern amenities,4br, 3.5b,den, atrium dining room, f/p, terrace, roof deck, yard $579,000

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1:00-4:00PM COLLINGSWOOD, NJ 600 Atlantic Ave >From $210,500 Main Street Realty

SUNDAY 10/17 12:00 - 1:00 PM LOGAN SQ 102 N 21st St #A $399,900 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 703 S 17th St $385,000 Prudential Fox & Roach U CITY 4826 Hazel Ave $369,900 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 1019 S 25th St $350,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

BELLA VISTA 1119 Montrose St $349,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

FISHTOWN 1317 Marlborough St $279,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ The Rittenhouse #1005 $945,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

FITLER SQ 2308-10 Spruce St #B $349,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH SQ WEST 912 Spruce St #8 $248,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

FITLER SQ 2422 Naudain St $835,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 111 S 15th St #2310 $325,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 413 Spruce St #5 $199,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 241 S 6th St #2402 $795,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

ART MUSEUM 1615 Green St #Unit C $315,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

OLD CITY 315 New St #711 $185,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

ART MUSEUM 2215 Ogden St $309,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 326 S. 21st St $1 ,999,999 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 506 Pine St. $649,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

ART MUSEUM 2001 Hamilton St #515 $299,500 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1820 Rittenhouse Sq #1102 $1 , 395,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

PASSYUNK SQ 1021 Cross St $299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 2042 Waverly St $1 , 325,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 111 S 15th St #1705 $299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 100 Pine St $1 , 250,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

PASSYUNK SQ 1536 S Clarion St $299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1632 Spruce St #100 $995,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

OLD CITY 301 Race St #512 $299,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1632 Spruce St #200 $995,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2011 Catharine St. $599,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred FAIRMOUNT 2524 Aspen St. $549,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRAD HOSPITAL 2155 Montrose St. $425,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred FISHTOWN 1702 Tulip St. $379,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 1109 Spruce St. #1R $299,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

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PENNSPORT 1730 S. 4th St. $249,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 927 Spruce St. #2R $199,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRAD HOSPITAL 1612 Catharine St $259,900 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 2533 Swain St $429,900 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 2626 Brown St $519,900 Prudential Fox & Roach QUEEN VILLAGE 314 Monroe St $559,900 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 2323 Pennsylvania Ave $619,900 Prudential Fox & Roach SOCIETY HILL 211-15 S 4thSt >From $634 ,000 Prudential Fox & Roach RITTENHOUSE SQ 1805 Pine St $2 , 350,000 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 650 N Sydenham St $579,000 Plumer & Associates

CENTER CITY 2038 Pemberton St $389,900 Plumer & Associates

SOCIETY HILL 504 Delancey St $895,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

BELLA VISTA 1101 Washington St #107 $319,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 803 Lombard St $599,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

QUEEN VILLAGE 400-416 S 2nd St #402 $559,000 Plumer & Associates

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1917 PanamaSt $875,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2241 Fitzwater St #A $299,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1917 Panama St $875,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

QUEEN VILLAGE 128 Kenilworth St $799,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2104 Montrose St $285,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 504 Delancey St $895,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH SQ WEST 411 S 13th St $695,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2241 Fitzwater St #B $279,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2101 Catharine St $649,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

BELLA VISTA 904 S Alder St $269,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

ART MUSEUM 655 N 24th St $625,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

BELLA VISTA 919 League St $256,500 Prudential Fox & Roach

OLD CITY 112 N. 2nd St #H1 $599,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

QUEEN VILLAGE 131 Catharine St #1 $248,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 23 S 23rd St #2G $575,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

QUEEN VILLAGE 200-10 Lombard St #515 $239,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

AVE OF THE ARTS 440 S Broad St #1804 $550,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

ART MUSEUM 893 N TaneySt $229,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH SQ WEST 915 Clinton St #202 $539,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

OLD CITY 237-41 Bread St. #5 $635,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:00-1:30PM SOCIETY HILL 234 S Philip PL $975,000 Plumer & Associates AVE OF THE ARTS 1616 Naudain St. $459,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred FISHTOWN 2722 E. Albert St. $189,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:00-2:00PM GRAD HOSPITAL 1627 Carpenter St. $400,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred OLD CITY 50-56 N. Front St. #202 $315,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRADUATE HOSPITAL 1639 Carpenter St. $300,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

12:30-2:30PM

JOHN BROWN & ASSOCIATES FEATURED LISTINGS 26 Saint James Court, $619,900 Magnificent renovation located just steps away from Washington Square. This home has been tailored with the most exacting attention to detail & finest choice of finishes. Low condo fees & guaranteed parking make this home one of the most desirable places to live in Society Hill.

771-75 S. 2nd Street, Unit H, $429,000

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FITLER SQ 2425 Naudain St $429,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1531 Pine St #D $1 , 299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

OLD CITY 129 Cuthbert St #2 $365,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

New construction! Exceptional details & well designed plan makes this 3BR, 2.5 BA home stand out! Finished basements, spectacular roof deck w/sky-line views! 10-Year Tax Abatement pending.

FITLER SQ 2403-5 Waverly St $1 , 299,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 224 W Rittenhouse Sq #1616 $364 ,500 Prudential Fox & Roach

2401 Pennsylvania Avenue #4B30, $199,900

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1830 Rittenhouse Sq #7A $1 , 250,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 233 S 6th St #505 $339,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

JUST LISTED! Passyunk Square 3-story home w/3brs, 2.5ba, den, c/a, recessed lighting, h/w flrs, great light t/o, plenty of storage space. Convenient to CC, shopping, transportation.

October 13-19, 2010

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1:30 - 2:30 PM

QUEEN VILLAGE 728 S 3rd St $479,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

NAVAL SQ 2501 Christian St #101 $369,500 Prudential Fox & Roach

Lovely one bedroom, one bath home in pristine condition. Spacious rooms, generous closets, lots of light, extra large balcony. This home truly is a must see!

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FISHTOWN 2657 E. Norris St. $229,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

RITTENHOUSE SQ 2125 Pine St $1 ,595,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

932-A Ellsworth Street, $379,000

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1:00-3:00PM

FITLER SQ 609 S B ambrey St $479,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

QUEEN VILLAGE 752 S 3rd St $389,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

1127 S. 11th Street, $359,000 John Brown

QUEEN VILLAGE 525 Fitzwater St. #15 $239,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred

QUEEN VILLAGE 132 Kenilworth St $529,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1936-38 Delancey Pl $1 ,725,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Beautifully renovated bi-level condo in gated Neziner Court. This turn-key property offers 2BRs w/great closets, 2 baths, powder rm, cook’s kitchen w/ pantry& laundry closet, dining area is open to a spacious LR w/ fireplace. Private GATED PARKING incl. This home is pristine!

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WASH SQ WEST 1206B Panama St. $575,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRAD HOSPITAL 2238 Kimball St. $299,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 1109 Spruce St. # 3R $180,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 1109 Spruce St. # 2R $225,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRAD HOSPITAL 2155 Montrose St. $450,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred WASH SQ WEST 255 S. Hutchinson St. $250,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred QUEEN VILLAGE 131 Catharine St #1 $248,000 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 2104 Montrose St $285,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

1:00-3:00PM PORT RICHMOND Almond & Indiana St $249,900 Mastromarco Developers

WASH SQ WEST 1119-25 Pine St #103 $449,900 Prudential Fox & Roach FITLER SQ 207 S 24th St #2F $419,999 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH SQUARE WEST 1012 Spruce St #3F $345,000 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH SQ WEST 1233 Lombard St $329,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

1:30-3:00PM OLD CITY 51 N. 2nd St. #F $339,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred

1:00-4:00PM COLLINGSWOOD, NJ 600 Atlantic Ave >From $210,500 Main Street Realty

1:30 - 3:30 PM SOCIETY HILL 233 S 6th St #505 $339,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

2:00-4:00PM WEST MT AIRY 6907-11 Lincoln Dr. $719,000 Coldwell B anker Preferred GRAD HOSPITAL 747 S 19th St $479,000 Weichert McCarthy Realtors

3:00 - 4:00 PM SOCIETY HILL 210 W Washington Sq #PH $2 ,675,000 Prudential Fox & Roach QUEEN VILLAGE 610 S Front St $2 ,600,000 Prudential Fox & Roach RITTENHOUSE SQ 1820 Rittenhouse Sq #602 $1 ,699,000 Prudential Fox & Roach SOCIETY HILL 210 W Washington Sq #2SW $725,000 Prudential Fox & Roach PACKER PARK 2940 S Broad St $599,900 Prudential Fox & Roach QUEEN VILLAGE 3-7 Christian St $575,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 223 Delancey Pl $1 ,100,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2241 Fitzwater St #C $329,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2234 St. Albans St $364 ,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH SQ WEST 515 S 10th St #A $549,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 2216 Locust St $1 ,095,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 1541 Montrose St $325,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

OLD CITY 129 Cuthbert St #2 $365,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GIRARD ESTATE 2447 S GarnetSt $495,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1924 Rittenhouse Sq $899,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

NAVAL SQ 2501 Christian St #401 $319,500 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 2027 Rodman St $569,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

GIRARD ESTATE 2445 S GarnetSt $495,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH SQ 1012 Spruce St #4R $284 ,900 Prudential Fox & Roach CHINATOWN 1010 Race St #5LM $279,000 Prudential Fox & Roach AVE OF THE ARTS 1420 Locust St #9L $269,900 Prudential Fox & Roach PENNSPORT 238 Watkins St $219,900 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 2401 Pennsylvania Ave #5C49 $199,995 Prudential Fox & Roach CHINATOWN 1010 Race St #8K $179,900 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 885 N. Stillman St. $299,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred SOUTH PHILA 2620 Darien St. $134 ,900 Coldwell B anker Preferred RITTENHOUSE SQ 509 S 21st St $449,000 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 609 S B ambrey St $479,900 Prudential Fox & Roach BELLA VISTA 515 S 10th St #A $549,900 Prudential Fox & Roach BELLA VISTA 610 S Percy St #2 $579,900 Prudential Fox & Roach BELLA VISTA 920 South St #7 $749,900 Prudential Fox & Roach RITTENHOUSE SQ 1515 Locust St #500 $995,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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428 Lombard St, #2 Open House Sat.,10/16, 1-3pm 1 Bedroom Condo $229,000 Jerry Migliore 215-208-5203

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Open Sunday 2-4pm 1280 Round Hill Road, Bryn Mawr 3BD, 4BA, 4,815 sq ft, Row in Hermitage, $700,000

OPEN SUNDAY 11-3PM & WEDNESDAY OCt. 20tH 4-6:30PM • Rittenhouse Sq • Rooftop Pool • Fitness Center • Valet Parking • 24 HR Security • 24 HR Maintenance • All Utilities Included • Includes real estate tax • no transfer tax

Open Sunday 2 - 4 pm 747 S 19th St $479,000

Open Sunday 2-4pm 931 Clover Hill, Wynnewood 4BD, 3BA Stone Colonial, $500,000 Open Sunday 2-4pm 1387 Bartlett Road, Chesterbrook – 3BD, 2.5BA 3016sq ft Row, $345,000 711 Cornerstone Lane, Bryn Mawr 4BD, 3.5BA, 3440 sq ft Colonial, $775,000

Studios 125-175 – 1BDs 175-275 – 2BDs 275-450 – 3BDs 400-500

Spacious 4 BR 2 BA on a huge lot running to Dorrance St with patio, large yard, and OFF-STREET parking for TWO cars - SUBDIVISION possible! The house is in move-in condition with many upgrades in past 10 yrs including newer kit and baths, windows, central air, and much more. Don’t miss this unique property!

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Large 1BD, 1BA Condo, $216,700 • 1108 Rodman Street - Washington Sq West Gorgeous Row w/2 Car Garage, $1,100,000 Damon@DamonMichels.com • 844 N. 28th St - Art Museum Area Triplex, Corner Lot, 100% Occupied! $500,000 www.DamonMichels.com • 1833 Spruce Street - Rittenhouse Square 3 BD, Renovated Bi-level Condos $2,650/mo • 258 S. 10th St. - Washington Square West • 1208 Greentree Ln,Penn Valley Renovated 6 Unit Mixed use Bld. $999,000 4BD, 3BA, Bright and Open Cape $515,000 • The National, 112 N. 2nd St., #5A4 - Old City NEW.1336 sq ft 2BD, 2BA balcony, $549,000 610-688-4310 • 191 Presidential Blvd #828 - Bala Cynwyd 2BD, 2BA, Condo, $375,000, Rn $3,250/mo • 1609 S. Clarion St.,Philadelphia South

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410 Hampshire Drive, Broomall 3BD, 2.5BA, Split Level $294,900

OPEN SUNDAY2-3:30PM 5 christian street, a.k.a. 3-7 christian independence court 3BD, 3.5BA Row, $575,000 838 newkirk st #e1, art museum area 2BD 1.5BA PARKING $325,000 4523 Ritchie st, manayunk 3BD, 2.5BA Renovated Row $325,000 923 mount Vernon st, spring Garden 4BD, 2.5BA, 1830sq ft Row w/ 1 car parking $400,000 2101 market street #804, Rittenhouse sq 1BD, 1BA Unit at The Murano, 1 Car Parking, $435,000 2945 Poplar, 3BD, 1BA Row $269,000 or rent $1,300/mo

available.

825 Beechwood Dr., $150,000 Lower Merion $350,000 3 BD, 1.5 BA, 3 car garage $395,000 • 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #801 - At Museum 401 Hidden River Rd, Penn Valley 4BD, 2.5BA, on 1.81 Acre, wooded lot. $600,000, Rnt $3,900/mo

FOR SALE

1BA, Row, $950/mo. Naval Square 2BD, $435,000

2-BR condo in historic Biddle Hall. Soaring ceiling, Granite Kit. Tax abatement 2-BR, 2-bath Condo in “The Ellington” shows like a model. Tax abated til 2016!

668 Woodcrest, Ardmore 4BD, 2BA Twin, $299,000 or $1,600

2025 Kimball Street – 3 Bedrooms. 3 ½ Baths. Den. 3 Story Home. Hardwood Floors. New Stainless Steel Appliances. Deck. W/D. $350,000.

1051 Lemar Cir, Merion Station 4BD, 3BA 3475sq ft Cape on .84 acre lot w/ pool $700,000

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138 Montrose Ave, Bryn Mawr, #45 3BD, 2.5BA Row in Montrose Village $2,500/mo 449 Inveraray Rd, Villanova 3BD, 3.5BA Home, In-Ground Pool, Finished Lower Level $919,000

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626 Black Rock Road, Bryn Mawr 3BD, 3.5BA 2,785 SqFt Contemporary on 2.5 acre lot $1,600,000 or $4,000/mo

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2353 East York Street – 4 Bedroom. 1 and 2- ½ Baths. 18ft Wide. Dining Room. Modern Kitchen. W/D. Yard. New Front. $294,900.

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1236-38 S 28th Street – 3 Bedrooms. 1 ½ Baths. Hardwood Floors. Finished Basement. Tiled Bath. Parking. Garden. Includes Side Lot. $250,000.

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1321 E. Moyamensing Avenue – 3 Bedrooms. 2 ½ Baths. 18ft. Wide. 10 ft. Ceilings. 2400 square feet. Oversized Bedrooms. Deck. Large Yard. $485,000.

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727 Dudley Street – Total Renovation. 3 Bedrooms. Deck. Hardwood Floors. $145,000.

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511-513 Morse Street – Two Homes. Need Renovation. $68,000 for both.

in the city... 102A N 21st Street Logan Square WONDERFUL bi-level condo offers Great Room w/ FP & sliders to patio, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths & parking. MOVE-IN-CONDITION! $399,900 OPEN SUNDAY 10/17/10 • 12PM - 1PM 510 S. 11th St. Wash West WARM & WONDERFUL townhouse style condo offers Living Room with fireplace & slider to deck, upgraded Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths and more. $369,900

314 Catharine Street #202 Queen Village LIGHT & BRIGHT contemporary 1 BR/Den features high ceiling, large windows, fireplace and spacious Balcony. All neutrally decorated and ready to MOVE-IN! $337,500

2024 Upland Way #306-307 Overbrook Station Lofts Dramatic corner unit with 3,800 SF including 3 Bedrooms, 3 lofts, 2 Full Baths, Balcony & 2 car parking. MINT! $599,900 OR, this double unit can be divided into two smaller units for $299,900 & $394,000

1010 Race Street 5LM EXCEPTIONAL space & light, this 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath corner unit of 1,200 SF has high ceilings, exposed brick & wonderful split floor plan. $299,900 with $8,000 Seller assist!

111 Glenn Road, Ardmore STATELY HOME in choice ”north side” location, an easy walk to Suburban Square & train. Wonderful Living space plus 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, vintage details with modern systems on large garden lot. FULLY RENOVATED! $1,230,000

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2301 HARTRANFT ST. BETWEEN PENROSE AVE. AND 26TH ST.

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Corner Home with lovely rear & side yard. Fully Landscaped (even a blooming fig tree)

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$579,900

3320 S. 20th St. • Tel.215.551.5100

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1208 WAVERLY WALk WASh WEST CHARMING CONTEMPORARY on quite walk way. This nicely updated 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath townhouse has oak floors, a FP, 2 patios and more. MOVE-IN READY! $497,500

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OPEN SUNDAY, 9-26-10, 2-4PM 725 Hedgerow Drive • Broomall MID-CENTURY CONTEMPORARY on one floor offering 3-4 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, Living Room with fireplace, upgraded Kitchen and family Room with skylight & sliders to patio and yard. Neutrally decorated and in MOVE-IN CONDITION! $329,900

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1333 S 10th Street Passyunk Square CLASSIC FEDERAL with open plan features Great Room & upgraded oak kitchen with stainless accents; 5 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths offer flexibility for home office, in-law suite or artist studio. READY TO MOVE-IN! $359,900

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2042-44 S 69th Street – Large Garage/Office Space. High Ceilings. Overhead Door. Approx. 1300 sq. ft. $98,000.


428 Lombard St, #2 Open House Sat.,10/16, 1-3pm 1 Bedroom Condo $229,000 Jerry Migliore 215-208-5203

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Open Sunday 2-4pm 1280 Round Hill Road, Bryn Mawr 3BD, 4BA, 4,815 sq ft, Row in Hermitage, $700,000

OPEN SUNDAY 11-3PM & WEDNESDAY OCt. 20tH 4-6:30PM • Rittenhouse Sq • Rooftop Pool • Fitness Center • Valet Parking • 24 HR Security • 24 HR Maintenance • All Utilities Included • Includes real estate tax • no transfer tax

Open Sunday 2 - 4 pm 747 S 19th St $479,000

Open Sunday 2-4pm 931 Clover Hill, Wynnewood 4BD, 3BA Stone Colonial, $500,000 Open Sunday 2-4pm 1387 Bartlett Road, Chesterbrook – 3BD, 2.5BA 3016sq ft Row, $345,000 711 Cornerstone Lane, Bryn Mawr 4BD, 3.5BA, 3440 sq ft Colonial, $775,000

Studios 125-175 – 1BDs 175-275 – 2BDs 275-450 – 3BDs 400-500

Spacious 4 BR 2 BA on a huge lot running to Dorrance St with patio, large yard, and OFF-STREET parking for TWO cars - SUBDIVISION possible! The house is in move-in condition with many upgrades in past 10 yrs including newer kit and baths, windows, central air, and much more. Don’t miss this unique property!

Call Ruth Feldman, 215-843-1414 ext 231

Large 1BD, 1BA Condo, $216,700 • 1108 Rodman Street - Washington Sq West Gorgeous Row w/2 Car Garage, $1,100,000 Damon@DamonMichels.com • 844 N. 28th St - Art Museum Area Triplex, Corner Lot, 100% Occupied! $500,000 www.DamonMichels.com • 1833 Spruce Street - Rittenhouse Square 3 BD, Renovated Bi-level Condos $2,650/mo • 258 S. 10th St. - Washington Square West • 1208 Greentree Ln,Penn Valley Renovated 6 Unit Mixed use Bld. $999,000 4BD, 3BA, Bright and Open Cape $515,000 • The National, 112 N. 2nd St., #5A4 - Old City NEW.1336 sq ft 2BD, 2BA balcony, $549,000 610-688-4310 • 191 Presidential Blvd #828 - Bala Cynwyd 2BD, 2BA, Condo, $375,000, Rn $3,250/mo • 1609 S. Clarion St.,Philadelphia South

Damon Michels • Joan Federico • Andrea Bussman Call: 215-840-0437 Charlene McDonald • Melissa Corbman Ro Taormina • Carla Tyler • William Isen

410 Hampshire Drive, Broomall 3BD, 2.5BA, Split Level $294,900

OPEN SUNDAY2-3:30PM 5 christian street, a.k.a. 3-7 christian independence court 3BD, 3.5BA Row, $575,000

2 Springhouse Lane, Havertown 4BD, 1 Full, 2 Half BA, Farmhouse on 0.7 acre lot, $695,000 626 Black Rock Road, Bryn Mawr 3BD, 3.5BA 2,785 SqFt Contemporary on 2.5 acre lot $1,600,000 or $4,000/mo

838 newkirk st #e1, art museum area 2BD 1.5BA PARKING $325,000 4523 Ritchie st, manayunk 3BD, 2.5BA Renovated Row $325,000 923 mount Vernon st, spring Garden 4BD, 2.5BA, 1830sq ft Row w/ 1 car parking $400,000 2101 market street #804, Rittenhouse sq 1BD, 1BA Unit at The Murano, 1 Car Parking, $435,000 2945 Poplar, 3BD, 1BA Row $269,000 or rent $1,300/mo

available.

825 Beechwood Dr., $150,000 Lower Merion $350,000 3 BD, 1.5 BA, 3 car garage $395,000 • 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #801 - At Museum

668 Woodcrest, Ardmore 4BD, 2BA Twin, $299,000 or $1,600 1051 Lemar Cir, Merion Station 4BD, 3BA 3475sq ft Cape on .84 acre lot w/ pool $700,000 336 David Drive, Havertown Spacious 4BD, 2.5BA Split Level overlooking Merion Golf Course in Paddock Farms, $365,000 138 Montrose Ave, Bryn Mawr, #45 3BD, 2.5BA Row in Montrose Village $2,500/mo 449 Inveraray Rd, Villanova 3BD, 3.5BA Home, In-Ground Pool, Finished Lower Level $919,000

401 Hidden River Rd, Penn Valley 4BD, 2.5BA, on 1.81 Acre, wooded lot. $600,000, Rnt $3,900/mo

FOR SALE

1BA, Row, $950/mo. Naval Square 2BD, $435,000

2-BR condo in historic Biddle Hall. Soaring ceiling, Granite Kit. Tax abatement

JUST REDUCED!

Richport Homes New Construction Now $249,900!

Located at Almond & Indiana Streets in Port Richmond 3 Bedrooms • 2 1/2 Baths • State-of-the-Art Kitchen Central Air • Hardwood Floors Garage & Driveway with Security Gate 10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT!

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1236-38 S 28th Street – 3 Bedrooms. 1 ½ Baths. Hardwood Floors. Finished Basement. Tiled Bath. Parking. Garden. Includes Side Lot. $250,000.

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1321 E. Moyamensing Avenue – 3 Bedrooms. 2 ½ Baths. 18ft. Wide. 10 ft. Ceilings. 2400 square feet. Oversized Bedrooms. Deck. Large Yard. $485,000.

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1440 S 19th Street – Large Corner Store + 4- Bedroom Apartment. $96,000.

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1821 S 6th Street – 3 Apartments. Separate Utilities. $159,000.

Near passyuNK square

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511-513 Morse Street – Two Homes. Need Renovation. $68,000 for both.

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in the city... 102A N 21st Street Logan Square WONDERFUL bi-level condo offers Great Room w/ FP & sliders to patio, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths & parking. MOVE-IN-CONDITION! $399,900 OPEN SUNDAY 10/17/10 • 12PM - 1PM 510 S. 11th St. Wash West WARM & WONDERFUL townhouse style condo offers Living Room with fireplace & slider to deck, upgraded Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths and more. $369,900

314 Catharine Street #202 Queen Village LIGHT & BRIGHT contemporary 1 BR/Den features high ceiling, large windows, fireplace and spacious Balcony. All neutrally decorated and ready to MOVE-IN! $337,500

2024 Upland Way #306-307 Overbrook Station Lofts Dramatic corner unit with 3,800 SF including 3 Bedrooms, 3 lofts, 2 Full Baths, Balcony & 2 car parking. MINT! $599,900 OR, this double unit can be divided into two smaller units for $299,900 & $394,000

1010 Race Street 5LM EXCEPTIONAL space & light, this 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath corner unit of 1,200 SF has high ceilings, exposed brick & wonderful split floor plan. $299,900 with $8,000 Seller assist!

111 Glenn Road, Ardmore STATELY HOME in choice ”north side” location, an easy walk to Suburban Square & train. Wonderful Living space plus 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, vintage details with modern systems on large garden lot. FULLY RENOVATED! $1,230,000

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2301 HARTRANFT ST. BETWEEN PENROSE AVE. AND 26TH ST.

215-465-3733

Broker cooperation is warmly invited and appreciated. *Select models. Talk with a sales associate for details.

RESERVE @ PACKER PARK new listing

1208 WAVERLY WALk WASh WEST CHARMING CONTEMPORARY on quite walk way. This nicely updated 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath townhouse has oak floors, a FP, 2 patios and more. MOVE-IN READY! $497,500

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5 BEDROOMS/3.5BATHS

Corner Home with lovely rear & side yard. Fully Landscaped (even a blooming fig tree)

RARELY AVAILABLE

Garage & Driveway/Suburbs in the City/Steps from FDR Park & Sports Complex/Many Upgrades! 5+yrs. tax abatement remains

$579,900

3320 S. 20th St. • Tel.215.551.5100

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OPEN SUNDAY, 9-26-10, 2-4PM 725 Hedgerow Drive • Broomall MID-CENTURY CONTEMPORARY on one floor offering 3-4 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, Living Room with fireplace, upgraded Kitchen and family Room with skylight & sliders to patio and yard. Neutrally decorated and in MOVE-IN CONDITION! $329,900

1634 N Randolph Street – High Ceilings. 20 x 100. $95,000

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NEW CONSTRUCTION (10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT) 800 N. 48th St. New Construction! From $225,000 309-313 Arch St. Loft condos in the heart of Old City w/vintage HWflrs, high ceilings & more $259,900 767 S. Cleveland St. Brand New! Pre-Construction! 3br/2ba, 2-Story Townhouse, Ready 12/10 $325,000 1329 Annin St. 1br/1.5ba, 3-story home with garage parking, roof deck, new construction $329,000 709 S. Mole St. New Construction ; 3br/2.5ba; Fin Bsmt; HW flrs; Granite Counters: SS Appls $295,000 209 Cuthbert St. Newly renovated loft building in the heart of Old City! Modern kitchens & baths-must see! Fr $344,750 2028 Kimball St. Gorgeous new construction, 3br/3ba, HWflrs, New appls & HVAC, Fin Bsmt $350,000 911 & 913 N. 28th St. 3br/2.5ba, HWflrs, Garage, Roofdeck, Custom Closets, Designer Kitchen Fr $385,000 4124 Apple St. 4br/3ba, New Construction, 2900 sqft, finished basement & roof deck $389,000 209 Cuthbert St. #301 New Loft Conversion located in the heart of OLD CITY! Gorgeous model unit $389,900 1935 Kimball St. Brand New! Beatiful 4br/3ba, Townhouse w/tons of details, roof deck, & fin bsmt $389,900 2155 Montrose St. New (2400sqft) corner home across fr park. 3br/2.5ba, open flr plan, custom kit OPEN HOUSE $425,000 1346 Crease St. Price Reduction! 3br/4ba Green home, quiet st. Solar ready, 11ft ceilings, garage $429,000 1221 S. Philip St. 3br/2.5ba. New constructions w/1 car garage, hwflrs, hi ceilings, open kit, deck $434,900 761 or 763 S. Chadwick St. 3-Story, 3br/3ba, garage, finished bsmt, roof deck & deck off kitchen $525,000 629-31 S. 13th St. #A Choose your finishes, 3br/3ba, fin bsmt, 660 sqft, Roof Deck! $599,000 COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT 6072 Callowhill St. Mixed-use. Could be used as Multi or commercial. Variance may be needed 1846 N. 23rd St. Solid Shell waiting for Rehab in Strawberry Mansion 9503 Clark St. Duplex. Two 2br/1ba units. Carpet & tile. Sep. utils. New C/A & heater, Newer wdws. 1716 Monument St. Nicely renovated triplex. One block from Temple Campus 19 N. 3rd St. Vacant 5-Story Bldg; 4663 sqft; 1st Flr. Commercial/Retail Space; Can Be Converted 2429 Reed St. 12,000sqft commercial/industrial, w/drive through garage, 6 car pkg, tax abtmnt 38 S. 3rd St. 5 unit bldg: 1st flr. Commercial, 5 apts. Income producing. Cap rate=7! Grt condition 1204-16 S. 12th St. 22,000sqft. Warehouse, 106’x137’ lot, can accommodate 12 townhomes 1921 Walnut St. 1st Flr. Commercial/Retail, 2nd Flr. Office 3rd & 4th Flr. residential. 6-car gate pkg

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Society Hill towerS 210 locuSt Street 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor with panoramic river views, wood floors, excellent natural light, 700 sf $275,000

AcAdemy HouSe 1420 locuSt St. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, renovated kitchen and baths, 1111 sf. $375,000

250 S. 17tH Street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, 1448 sf $429,900

tHe PHilAdelPHiAn 2401 PennSylvAniA Ave. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, bi-level penthouse, large balconies, 4207 sf. $699,000

indePendence PlAce 233 S. 6tH St. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated kitchen and baths, balcony overlooking Washington Square and Locust Walk, hardwood floors, 1173 sf. $579,000

PArc rittenHouSe 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private deck on rooftop pool club, wood floors, custom kitchen, marble baths, 1272 sf $849,900

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Location

Total Square Footage

ART MUSEUM

Price

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

Monthly After Tax Cost

the philadelphian

Duplex penthouse, 3BR, 2.5BA, balc. w/panoramic city and Fairmount views, high ceilings, bright & sunny throughout

4,207

$699,000* $179,830 $271,026

$6,324

$852

$5,471

the philadelphian

4,049 sf of completely customizable space that can be designed to the buyer’s desire

4,049

$599,900* $153,493 $243,586

$5,684

$646

$5,038

the philadelphian

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, unobstructed city skyline views, wood floors, large balcony, 2017 sf

2,017

$595,000* $149,496 $191,032

$4,457

$698

$3,760

the philadelphian

1 bedroom, 1 bath, brand new kitchen and bath, wood floors, Art Museum view

1000

$289,900

$43,267

$96,341

$2,248

$309

$1,939

the philadelphian

2,205 sf of completely customizable space that can be designed to the buyer’s desire

2,205

$275,000

$44,594

$132,698

$3,096

$326

$2,770

the philadelphian

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, upgraded kitchen wood floors

1127

$239,900

$36,661

$88,932

$2,075

$257

Location

Total Square Footage

AVENUE OF THE ARTS

Price

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

$1,818 Monthly After Tax Cost

the grande

Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, large high-end kitchen

1,437

$475,000

$65,578

$143,483

$3,348

$572

$2,824

acadeMy house

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, renovated kitchen and master bath, large balcony

1,111

$375,000

$56,157

$122,944

$2,869

$396

$2,473

acadeMy house

One bedroom, one bath, upgraded kitchen and bath, Juliet balcony, W/D

705

$289,000

$42,702

$88,613

$2,068

$296

$1,772

lenox

1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, open gourmet kitchen, bay windows bring excellent light, large living area

966

$263,900

$40,023

$88,045

$2,054

$293

$1,761

acadeMy house

1 bedroom, 1 bath, panoramic southern views, Juliet balcony, renovated bath and kitchen

705

$259,900

$39,043

$82,852

$1,933

$272

Location

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

Total Square Footage

Price

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

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$1,661 Monthly After Tax Cost

the rittenhouse

Penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, high end finishes and appointments throughout, balcony with city views

3,952

$3,500,000* $834,620 $889,056

$20,745

$3,725

$17,020

lanesborough

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, very high ceilings, his and hers master baths, custom kitchen, exquisite detail throughout.

3,467

$2,750,000* $362,406 $723,679

$16,886

$2,988

$13,898

lanesborough

Tri-level penthouse with 1600 sq ft of terrace space, being sold unfinished, private elevator access

3,413

$2,500,000* $579,879 $557,842

$13,016

$2,351

$10,665

barclay

3bedroom+den, 3.5 baths, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces

3,293

$2,900,000* $666,258 $619,296

$14,450

$2,632

$11,818

barclay

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, herringbone wood floors, EIK, crown molding and other custom finishes throughout, Rittenhouse Square views

2,638

$2,195,000* $511,632 $501,005

$11,690

$2,094

$9,597

1900 rittenhouse

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 270 degree views including Rittenhouse Square, chefs kitchen, upgraded throughout

3,200

$1,975,000* $475,252 $522,588

$12,194

$2,124

$10,070

parc rittenhouse

3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, Juliet balconies over Rittenhouse Square, hardwood floors, marble baths, brand new

2,131

$1,595,000* $219,093 $468,543

$10,933

$2,017

$8,916

1830 rittenhouse

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, upgraded kitchen, original hardwood floors and molding, lots of light

2,275

$1,295,500* $309,704 $318,887

$7,440

$1,321

$6,119

warwick condoMiniuMs

open house sunday 10/17 12:45-1:15pM 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, hardwood floors, 270 desgree views, open kichen, marble baths, custom closets, W/D

2,000

$1,290,000* $174,122 $373,141

$8,707

$1,757

$6,949

warwick condoMiniuMs

3BR, 3BA, Bamboo flrs., spac. Kit w/custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops, marble baths, 3 exposures, gym and hotel services

1,978

$1,350,000* $181,323 $371,644

$8,672

$1,795

$6,877

the rittenhouse

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated with high end finishes, views of Rittenhouse Square from every room

1,560

$995,000* $242,439 $273,743

$6,387

$1,090

$5,298

parc rittenhouse

New construction, Santos mahogany wood floors, sub-zero refrigerator, new marble baths, square views

1,348

$895,000* $180,007 $379,163

$8,847

$1,850

$8,847

parc rittenhouse

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, terrace on pool club deck, open custom kitchen, marble baths, wood floors

1,272

$849,900* $201,948 $206,151

$4,810

$855

$3,956

warwick condoMiniuMs

2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths,gourmet kitchen, marble baths, walk-in-closets, hardwood floors

1,614

$829,000* $115,051 $246,527

$5,752

$992

$4,761

220 w. rittenhouse square

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, open upgraded kitchen, designer baths

1,351

$599,000* $145,817 $171,523

$4,002

$620

$3,382

the rittenhouse

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, eat in kitchem, beautiful sunset views, master suite with large marble bath

1,037

$599,000* $147,283 $170,623

$3,981

$659

$3,323

barclay

Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, old world charm with modern features

1,050

$595,000* $143,766 $153,060

$3,571

$619

$2,953

barclay

Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse Square

1,075

$550,000* $133,706 $146,037

$3,408

$580

$2,827

250 s 17th street

open house sunday 10/17 12-12:30pM 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, original wood floors, excellent closet space, W/D, formal dining room

1,350

$429,900

$62,466

$137,002

$3,197

$442

$2,755

warwick condoMiniuMs

One bedroom, one bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, custom kitchen

712

$399,900

$53,426

$106,710

$2,490

$486

$2,003

the rittenhouse

Studio, city views, large marble bath, hardwood floors, excellent natural light

583

$379,900

$55,358

$114,993

$2,683

$401

$2,282

dorchester

Studio, high floor, view of Rittenhouse Square, wood floors excellent closet space

$33,082

$66,762

$1,558

$4248

open house sunday 10/17 1:30-2pM

Location

583 Total Square Footage

SOCIETY HILL

$215,000 Price

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

$1,310 Monthly After Tax Cost

bank building

2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, high-end open kitchen, designer bathrooms

2,117

$875,000* $207,313 $217,014

$5,064

$844

society hill towers

Two bedrooms, one bath, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows

1,133

$399,000

$58,788

$128,086

$2,989

$427

$2,562

society hill towers

Corner 1 bedroom, northwest view, wood floors in living room, updated kitchen

775

$329,900

$47,977

$98,340

$2,295

$344

$1,951

society hill towers

One bedroom, one bath, river views, custom kitchen and bath

700

$297,500

$43,513

$90,659

$2,115

$309

$1,806

society hill towers

One bedroom, high floor, river view, investment opportunity

700

$290,000

$42,577

$89,976

$2,099

$302

$1,798

society hill towers

1BR, 1BA, magnificent river views, high floor, wood floors throughout

700

$275,000

$40,731

$86,724

$2,024

$291

$1,733

bank building

Raw space that can be customized to the buyers desires, hotel services and amenities available

1,286

$269,000

$41,367

$95,821

$2,236

$303

Location

Price

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

$1,933 Monthly After Tax Cost

independence place

Penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, EIK, wrap around balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, fireplace

2,810

$1,395,000* $197,226 $418,785

$9,772

$2,167

$7,605

independence place

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open chefs kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, hardwood floors, balcony

1,977

$975,000* $234,783 $235,988

$5,506

$1,053

$4,453

independence place

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, upgraded kitchen and baths, granite wet bar

1,977

$769,000* $187,954 $198,717

$4,637

$868

$3,769

independence place

1 bedroom, 2 baths, plus den, completely renovated with custom kitchen and designer baths, balcony, hardwood floors

1,173

$579,000* $139,761 $140,111

$3,269

$613

$2,656

independence place

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, Washington Square views, completely upgraded throughout

1,118

$499,900

$71,144

$135,733

$3,167

$524

$2,643

hopkinson house

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, balcony, southern exposure

1,200

$379,900

$56,515

$122,407

$2,856

$417

$2,439

hopkinson house

Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcomy with views of Washington Square and the river, renovated kitchen and bath

1,063

$350,000

$53,908

$115,998

$2,707

$410

$2,297

independence place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition

928

$299,900

$44,212

$87,809

$2,049

$327

$1,722

independence place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, excellent value

928

$290,000

$42,132

$83,461

$1,947

$302

Location

WATERFRONT 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, balcony, high end finishes in kitchen and bath

924

Price

$279,900

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

$42,318

$90,810

$2,119

$315

$1,645 Monthly After Tax Cost

$1,804

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Total Square Footage

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Total Square Footage

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