1 hour ago

Dr. Dog return with 'Critical Equation,' get set to play biggest ever Philly show

With (Sandy) Alex G, 8 p.m. Saturday, Festival Pier, 601 N. Columbus Blvd., $25-$35. 215-922-1011. festivalpierphilly.com.

    Dr. Dog return with 'Critical Equation,' get set to play biggest ever Philly show
    Where do you go after The Psychedelic Swamp? That was the question facing Dr. Dog after the veteran Philadelphia band finished touring in 2016. The quintet led by Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman will play their biggest hometown show yet when they headline the Festival Pier on Saturday night behind their re-energized new album Critical Equation .
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5 hours ago

Final buildings sell from big portfolio of properties north of Center City

The group paid $17 million for the two industrial properties at 200 Spring Garden St. — currently a City Fitness Gym — and 412-26 N. 2nd St., Michael Barmash, who marketed the Rubin portfolio as a senior managing director at Colliers International in Philadelphia, said Wednesday.

The group paid $17 million for the two industrial properties at 200 Spring Garden St. — currently a City Fitness Gym — and 412-26 N. 2nd St., Michael Barmash, who marketed the Rubin portfolio as a senior managing director at Colliers International in Philadelphia, said Wednesday.

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Rubin had originally included the two-story office building at 430 N. Fourth St. where he maintains his offices in the portfolio of properties for sale, but later opted to keep it, Barmash said.

    Final buildings sell from big portfolio of properties north of Center City
    Real estate investment group Arts & Crafts Holdings L.L.C. has closed on the last two parcels put up for sale last year by property investor Mark Rubin in the north-of-Center-City district where it's been investing heavily. The group paid $17 million for the two industrial properties at 200 Spring Garden St.
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10 hours ago

She says she knows who killed her brother - but no one will listen

...was dangerous. He ran a drug house a few doors down from hers on the 3000 block of North Darien Street, she said, and once, when he’d hired her to clean out another house he...

    She says she knows who killed her brother - but no one will listen
    On July 23, 1991, Marisol Colon-Torres was at home in North Philadelphia when a neighborhood guy, a Dominican drug dealer she knew just as Chuito, came by looking for her brother, Carlos Torres. Chuito was angry, and Colon-Torres said she already knew he was dangerous.
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22 hours ago

It's now up to the jury. Did a N.J. man kill a child during a bloody Camden gang war?

Authorities say Brown, 20, belonged to the Centerville Bloods and was feuding with Amir Dixon, a member of the Hoover Crips.  Their dispute spilled into the streets in the 900 block of South Eighth Street, close to the child’s house, in the early evening hours of August 2016.

    It's now up to the jury. Did a N.J. man kill a child during a bloody Camden gang war?
    Closing arguments were held in the riveting murder trial of Tyhan Brown, an alleged Centerville Blood gang member charged with killing an 8-year-old Camden girl who was caught in the crossfire during a street shooting two years ago. Gabrielle "Gabby" Hill-Carter was riding her bike outside her house when a stray bullet hit her in the head.
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25 hours ago

Painted Bride and its Zagar murals deserve historic designation, panel finds

The Bride, on the 200 block of Vine Street, is entirely sheathed in tile-and-mirror murals created by Isaiah Zagar, who installed them...

    Painted Bride and its Zagar murals deserve historic designation, panel finds
    The Painted Bride Art Center, with its intricate, baroque facade of colorful, mirrored mosaics, ought to be designated historic, a panel of the Philadelphia Historical Commission recommended Wednesday. The Bride, on the 200 block of Vine Street, is entirely sheathed in tile-and-mirror murals created by Isaiah Zagar, who installed them over a number of years in the 1990s.
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28 hours ago

Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness

133 S. 18th St., 3-6 p.m. weekdays.

...has gone the pun route to name its simple but elegant BYOB Ngon Ngon at 615 S. Third St. in Queen Village. Pun? Ngon means “tasty.” Menu hits the basics (pho, salads, vermicelli bowls...

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...an “upcake.” Dixie Picnic started in Malvern (215 Lancaster) and last year branched out to 1306 Chestnut St.

Cafe at 459 W. Butler Ave. features a huge variety of egg rolls, starting at breakfast, plus espresso.

Jake’s Sandwich Board’s last day at 122 S. 12th St. is Wednesday, June 20 as the changeover to Hatch & Coop – a chicken-and-egg specialist – is pegged to launch Monday, June 25.

Underground pub at 727 Walnut St. is closed, pending a rebranding as a restaurant called Sedition.

...s John’s Roast Pork, 14 E. Snyder Ave.), hoagies (Pastificio Deli is my pick, 1528 Packer Ave.), and classic Italian red gravy cuisine...

Try Mr. Joe’s Café (1514 S. Eighth St.) for that throwback Italian luncheonette feeling, with the sweet bonus of a cannoli from Termini’s Bakery across the street.

...while there are lots of upscale restaurants there, the fantastic British meat pies at Stargazy (1838 E. Passyunk Ave.) are one of the city’s best values. I also love the authentic Malaysian flavors...

...love the authentic Malaysian flavors of skewered meats grilled over coconut charcoal at Saté Kampar (1837 E. Passyunk Ave.) Bop across to the west side of Broad Street for another taste of Southeast Asian...

...side of Broad Street for another taste of Southeast Asian flavors at Indonesian standby Hardena (1754 S. Hicks St....

...you’ll also want to know. The Fishtown branch of Asian fusion-minded Cheu Noodles (1416 Frankford Ave.) is one of the most creative quality meals you can get for $15 or less...

Just up the street, check out beautiful Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave.), the Lebanese café and restaurant I’m reviewing this weekend. The lunch menu, in particular...

Center City has good values, too. Kanella Grill (1001 Spruce St.) consistently serves one of the best flavor-to-dollar quotients around, with Cypriot cooking that...

Dizengoff (1625 Sansom St.) will open your world to the possibility that hummus can be an exciting meal for $11 or less. As the sibling of Zahav, it’s also an affordable way to taste one of our top chefs in Michael Solomonov.

...of getting to know Philly, though, my pick from her list is the Oyster House (1516 Sansom St.), where the buck-a-shuck oyster happy hours will introduce you to the last of...

    Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness
    The chef who helped create the Manayunk dining scene a quarter-century ago is back in business, and he's moved to Center City. Also this week: word of tasty Vietnamese cooking in Queen Village, a solid Mexican cantina in Montco, and an easy-on-the-wallet lunch spot with locations in Center City and Malvern.
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29 hours ago

Can Kiki Vodka survive in Pa.'s crowded craft spirits market?

3414 Fox St.

180 W. Girard Ave.

    Can Kiki Vodka survive in Pa.'s crowded craft spirits market?
    Talk about needing a drink. John Jameson had just decided to enter Pennsylvania's rapidly-growing craft spirits industry when the double whammy hit. "I signed my SBA loan the same week I found out I was going to have a child," recalled Jameson, 38, now the father of a 2-year-old daughter, admitting that his decision to press on with a plan to start a vodka distillery left him thinking, "I must be nuts."
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30 hours ago

Hotel-condo hybrid tower planned for corner in Old City restaurant-supply row

Revolution’s other projects in the area include the 43-unit 22 S. Front St. condo building south of Market Street and an eight-unit townhouse court at 230 Race St. The company was cofounded by Blue Bell-based attorney Marc B. Kaplin.

Revolution’s other projects in the area include the 43-unit 22 S. Front St. condo building south of Market Street and an eight-unit townhouse court at 230 Race St. The company was cofounded by Blue Bell-based attorney Marc B. Kaplin.

    Hotel-condo hybrid tower planned for corner in Old City restaurant-supply row
    A Philadelphia-based developer is proposing a 19-story hotel and condo tower at the southwest corner of Second and Race Streets in Old City, across the street from the newly constructed Bridge on Race apartment building.
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46 hours ago

A South Street apartment's journey from eclectic to psychedelic and back again

Passersby may have noticed an unusual sight about a year ago outside the X-rated clothing and paraphernalia shop in the 300 block of South Street: Well-dressed ladies from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church giving directions to a party in an apartment upstairs.

    A South Street apartment's journey from eclectic to psychedelic and back again
    Passersby may have noticed an unusual sight about a year ago outside the X-rated clothing and paraphernalia shop in the 300 block of South Street: Well-dressed ladies from St. Peter's Episcopal Church giving directions to a party in an apartment upstairs.
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2 days ago

With $24 million parking lot deal, Goldenberg Group mulls Market East development

Eighth and Market is one of the most significant intersections in the city,” Seth Shapiro, Goldenberg’s chief operating officer, said in an email. “It affords, and even demands, a significant, sizable, mixed-use development.”

    With $24 million parking lot deal, Goldenberg Group mulls Market East development
    The development was once dominated by the original branch of the now-defunct Gimbels department store chain, which was demolished in the late 1970s when the store moved to the then-newly built Gallery. - Jacob Adelman, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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2 days ago

Woke magic at the Merriam: 'Girls don't have to think their only role is to get in the box and get sawn in half.'

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC. Wednesday- Sunday, Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Tickets: $-$.

    Woke magic at the Merriam: 'Girls don't have to think their only role is to get in the box and get sawn in half.'
    The #MeToo movement that's rocking Hollywood has influenced the world of stage magic, too, says British illusionist Richard Young, part of the lineup for this week's Champions of Magic show at the Merriam Theater.
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2 days ago

Pools, frozen treats and the Shore: Guide to coping with Philly's heat and humidity

John’s Water Ice, 801 Christian St.

The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market St.

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Little Baby’s Ice Cream, 2311 Frankford Ave.

Sweet Charlie’s, 1921 Walnut St. and 711 Walnut St.

Sweet Charlie’s, 1921 Walnut St. and 711 Walnut St.

    Pools, frozen treats and the Shore: Guide to coping with Philly's heat and humidity
    The Philadelphia region is getting a taste of dangerous summer heat - but there are plenty of ways to stay cool. A combination of high temperatures and humidity made it feel hotter than 100 degrees Monday. While relief may be on the way, the dog days of summer are nowhere near over.
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2 days ago

A gnawed bag of raw poultry, meat particles on the ceiling close Philly eateries

446 S 52nd St.

5609 Walnut St.

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6101 Ridge Ave.

2101 N 59th St.

2313 E. Venango St.

700 E. Hunting Park Ave.

1500 N. Peach St.

4000 Monument Rd

5 E. Highland Ave.

3535 Market St.

5243 Rising Sun Ave.

2 N. 42nd St.

1633 Orthodox St.

3400 Lancaster Ave.

12 N 60th St. 19139

33 S 40th St.

2101 Gould St.

7155 Germantown Ave.

17 N 3rd. St.

407 E Penn St.

132 S 20th St.

5946 Germantown Ave.

2842 Saint Vincent

3300 Henry Ave. Frnt #5

4352 Wayne Ave.

6108 Germantown Ave.

    A gnawed bag of raw poultry, meat particles on the ceiling close Philly eateries
    A gnawed bag of raw poultry with mouse feces on the package in a walk-in cooler is just gross. Knowing there could be meat particles on the ceiling will have me looking up from now on. And, the person in charge at another restaurant placed his hand inside a rice container after handling a container with mice droppings....ick.
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3 days ago

Attorney for teen in Grandzol slaying no longer seeking to move case to juvenile court

Instead, attorneys will appear in court Tuesday to determine the next steps in the two defendants’ cases, Pescatore said. Roberts was 16 when he allegedly confronted and shot Grandzol during a robbery outside the victim’s home on the 1500 block of Melon Street.

    Attorney for teen in Grandzol slaying no longer seeking to move case to juvenile court
    The defense attorney for a teenage boy accused with his older brother of fatally shooting Spring Garden activist Gerard Grandzol in front of his 2-year-old daughter last year has withdrawn her motion seeking to transfer the case to juvenile court, authorities said Monday.
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