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Drag Brigade To Be Included In This Year’s Mummers Day Parade

As the holiday season continues in our city of Brotherly of Love,  the average Philadelphian always looks forward to the Mummers Day Parade. In most cities, New Year’s Eve is the big hurrah and main event. However, here in Philly we do things a tad different. We rev up January 1st for a day full of merriment, drinking, friends, family, and the Mummers.

This year marks a very special parade with the inclusion of some of Philadelphia’s brightest and best drag queens in what will be the first ever Drag Brigade. Ten talented queens were chosen by long time Philadelphia drag power house Brittany Lynn (Ian Morrison out of lashes and heels). Each queen will be leading a brigade they were specifically paired with down Broad Street from Washington Avenue to City Hall early New Year’s Day.  Later that afternoon, each queen will be outfitted to match her assigned brigade and perform a two minute introduction at the Convention Center.

Live Love Philly had the opportunity to ask Morrison, who is performing with the Shooting Stars brigade, a few questions about this revolutionary addition to the parade.

Live Love Philly (LLP): What positive message is being sent by drag culture being included in this year’s Mummers Day Parade?

Morrison: Drag has always been included in the Mummers tradition; however, once women were allowed to participate, drag was no longer a necessity. What’s amazing about this event is that the Mummers are allowing us to form the first “drag brigade”, and to be a regular part of such a mainstream, city wide and televised event. It’s like telling the nation, “Hey, look at our gays!”

LLP: What is special about the ten queens chosen by you to be included?

M: The ten girls I picked were chosen for their professionalism and talents. Each one was specifically matched to the theme of their brigade. They are all amazing at what they do and I give them my full confidence that they are gonna knock this out of the park on New Year’s Day.

LLP: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s parade?

M: I’m looking forward to presenting my drag mafia to the masses. There are literally thousands of people at the convention center ready to cheer on the brigades.  First marching down Broad Street with the String Bands in front of the entire city and visiting spectators, then performing for the masses at the Convention Center, it’s like the city is saying, “Thanks for doing what you do and doing it with us.” That beats Ru Paul’s Drag Race on any day.

The queens joining Brittany Lynn are listed below along the name of their brigade. They are:

Crystal T. Electra – Downtowners

Alexis Cartier – Saturnalian

Mrs. P. – South Philly Vikings

Porcelain – Jokers

Navaya Shay – Golden Crown

Bridget Jones – Clevemore

Cherry Pop – Avenuers

Stella D’Oro – 2nd Street Shooters

Mary D’ Knight – Satin Slippers

After this bevy of beauties are warmly welcomed by all, expect loads of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent at this years historical Mummers Day Parade.

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New Philadelphia Homes For Sale – 12.10.12 (Bella Vista, Passyunk Square, Queen Village, Washington Square)

Here below are all new Philadelphia homes for sale updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148.        
       
(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)       
       
If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.

           Address      Price      Beds      Baths      Zip
Bella Vista
606 S Clifton St. $250,000 3 1 19147
611 Catharine St. A $849,000 3 3.1 19147
616 Christian St. $469,900 3 2.1 19147
810 Fitzwater St. $500,000 4 2.1 19147
836 South St. $379,000 1 2 19147
710 Tasker St. $189,900 3 1.5 19148
East Passyunk
819 Watkins St. $199,000 2 1.1 19148
629 Moore St. $209,000 4 2 19148
1116 Mifflin St. $249,000 4 2 19148
Old City
101-11 Arch St. 2I $289,900 1 1.1 19106
146 Vine St. $540,000 3 3 19106
Passyunk Square
1118 Ellsworth St. $349,900 3 1.1 19147
1220 Mifflin St. $210,000 3 2 19148
1616 S 12th St. $289,500 3 1.1 19148
1819 S Camac St. $249,000 2 1 19148
929 Dickinson St. $445,000 4 2 19147
Pennsport
137 Daly St. $289,000 3 2 19148
143 Sigel St. $189,000 2 1 19148
223 Watkins St. $189,900 2 1 19148
411 Manton St. $385,000 4 2.1 19147
1312 S 2nd St. $435,000 3 2.1 19147
Queen Village
240 Monroe St. 4 $185,000 1 1 19147
Society Hill
419 Spruce St. C $325,000 1 1 19106
Washington Square West
1215 Spruce St. 202 $239,900 1 1 19107
Washington Square
604 S Washington Sq. 213 $185,000 0 1 19106

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Philadelphia Just Sold Homes – 12.20.12 (Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Society Hill, Washington Square)

Here below are all just sold homes updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148.

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)

If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.

Address Price Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista
1016 Bainbridge St $475,000 5 2 19147
1222 Catharine St $450,000 3 2.1 19147
1307 Kater St $655,000 3 2.2 19147
Hawthorne
739C S 13th St $285,000 3 2.1 19147
1009 S 13th St $299,000 3 2.1 19147
Italian Market        
1222 Ellsworth St $421,000 4 2 19147
1224 S 6th St $341,500 4 2 19147
816 S Delhi St $283,000 2 1 19147
Old City
201-59 N 8th St 205 $192,500 1 1 19106
234-38 N 3rd St 305 $182,000 1 1 19106
Passyunk Square
1201 Latona St H $425,000 3 2.1 19147
1201 Latona St I $425,000 3 2 19147
Pennsport
149 Gladstone St $180,000 3 1.1 19148
Society Hill
121-35 Walnut St 207 $275,000 1 1 19106
210 W Washington Sq PH-NE $2,537,500 3 3.1 19106
306 S 2nd St $850,000 5 3.1 19106
812 Lombard St 15 $640,000 3 2.1 19147
Washington Square
1101 Locust St 11A $3,600,000 4 4.1 19107
Washington Square West
1027 Lombard St $395,000 3 2 19147
1029-33 Spruce St 309 $255,000 2 1 19107
1111 Locust St 9I $600,000 2 2 19107
321-23 S 11th St $1,935,000 7 7 19107
709 Bradford Aly $394,000 3 2 19147
1326-42 Spruce St 2601 $420,000 2 2 19107

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Philadelphia Just Sold Homes – 1.2.12 (Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Society Hill, Washington Square)

Just Sold Philadelphia HomesHere below are all just sold homes updated to the MLS for the past seven days.

Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148.

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)

If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.

Address Price Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista
730 Montrose St D $430,000 3 3 19147
1209 S Marshall St $149,900 2 1 19147
623 Manton St $110,000 2 1 19147
736 Salter St $249,900 2 1 19147
815 League St $149,000 2 1 19147
Passyunk Square
1152 Gerritt St $259,000 2 1 19147
1220 Mifflin St $190,000 3 2 19148
Pennsport
1406 S 7th St $139,000 4 1.1 19147
229 Tasker St $219,980 2 1 19148
349 Dickinson St $209,000 4 1.1 19147
Queen Village
307 Fulton St $579,000 3 2.1 19147
845 S American St B $349,900 2 1.1 19147
Society Hill
110 Lombard St $699,900 3 2.1 19147
121-35 Walnut St 208 $675,000 2 2.1 19106
121-35 Walnut St 304 $650,000 2 2 19106
121-35 Walnut St 404 $450,000 1 1.1 19106
Washington Square West
1001-13 Chestnut St 401W $340,000 2 1 19107
838-40 Lombard St $1,750,000 5 4.1 19147
Whitman
120 Daly St $99,900 2 1 19148
135 W Ritner St $141,900 3 1.1 19148
224 W Ritner St $139,900 3 1 19148
344 W Ritner St $128,500 3 1.1 19148

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Christmas Tree Recycling in Philadelphia

Christmas Tree Recycling

Now that the energy and excitement of the holiday season has begun to die down and a New Year approaches, Christmas trees begin to line the streets of Philadelphia. Like old relics of good times gone, tress collected with the garbage are just added to the general population of trash. This upcoming weekend, Philadelphia residents will have the opportunity to take their trees to local drop off sites so that their trees may be recycled. Benefits of Christmas tree recycling range from saving valuable space in landfills to trunks being used as mulch in parks and gardens.

Greenlimbs is teaming up with Whole Foods MarketQueen Village Neighbors AssociationBella Vista United Civic AssociationSouth Street Headhouse District and other neighborhood associations for their 2013 Tree-Cycling event. Trees brought to the following locations will be chipped and turned into mulch for local parks, playgrounds and recreational centers. They will also be collecting holiday wreaths for wreath recycling.

There is a suggested donation of $5 for trees and $3 for wreaths. For any further questions or concerns, please feel to free email treecycling@greenlimbs.com.

Collection Sites for Saturday, January 5th, 2013:

Weccacoe Playground – 400 block of Catherine Street – 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Whole Foods Market – 929 South Street  – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sartain Garden – Sartain & Locust Streets – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Columbus Square Park  – 13th & Reed Streets – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (no early drop-offs)

Marconi Plaza – Broad & Oregon Streets – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you aren’t able to make it out Saturday to one of the above listed locations, have no worries. The City of Philadelphia will be conducting their own Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The program will run for two weeks from Monday, January 7 through Saturday, January 19. Residents may drop off their trees for recycling at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm:

3033 South 63rd Street

Domino Lane and Umbria Street

State Road and Ashburner Street

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Philadelphia Price Changes – 1.4.13 – (Passyunk Square, Pennsport, Society Hill, Queen Village)

Philadelphia Price ChangesHere below are all new Philadelphia price changes updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148. If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)

Address Current Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista
638 League St $190,000 2 1 19147
719 S Darien St $349,900 2 1 19147
809 Sears St $159,000 3 1 19147
1404 S 8th St $199,000 4 1 19147
Gayborhood
1324 Locust St 1423 $99,900 0 1 19107
Old City
257-59 N 2nd St 201 $499,899 3 3 19106
300 N 3rd St 101 $525,000 2 2.1 19106
315 New St 711 $165,000 0 1 19106
918 S 2nd St $195,000 2 1 19147
Passyunk Square
1201 Latona St I $425,000 3 2 19147
519 Reed St $159,900 5 1 19147
Pennsport
422 Mcclellan St $75,000 3 1.1 19148
420 Federal St $99,000 3 1 19147
115 Fernon St $289,900 3 1.1 19148
117 Morris St $259,900 3 2 19148
135 Snyder Ave $128,000 3 1 19148
313 Emily St $85,000 2 1 19148
411 Manton St $385,000 4 2.1 19147
Queen Village
1 Queen St 4 $419,000 3 2.1 19147
208 Queen St $469,900 2 2 19147
228 Catharine St 3 $149,900 2 1 19147
Society Hill
725 Fulton St $335,000 2 1 19147
218 Church St $1,450,000 3 2.2 19106
Washington Square West
105 S 12th St 404 $375,000 1 1 19107
505 S 10th St B $455,000 3 2.1 19147
927 Clinton St $999,900 4 4 19107
Washington Square
624 S Alder St $269,900 2 2 19147
1215 Spruce St 102 $239,900 1 1 19107

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South Philadelphia Restaurants Reign Top 50

Top 50 restaurants

Philadelphia Magazine just released their Top 50 Restaurants in the city. Some of the favorites, including the top spot, are found in South Philadelphia. The list has been known to create some controversy, purposely-favoring newer spots over the older and tried but true. Philadelphia Magazine Editor in Chief Tom McGrath admits that this may be true writing:

”I’ve occasionally heard criticism that our lists skew towards newer places, ignoring some great restaurants that have been around for years. I’ve never done the math but I suspect there is some truth in that – if only because part of what we give credit for is how current a restaurant is when it comes to food trends, and how it’s pushed Philadelphia’s food scene forward.”

With nine of the top ten restaurants being in Washington Square and South Philly, we can conclude that our zip codes are where the food scene in Philadelphia is flocking. When reading the addresses, the words South and Passyunk continue to pop up. Passyunk Avenue has become a true foodie’s destination, lined with superb gastronomical laboratories that continue to expand our culinary horizons.  Live Love Philly has listed Philadelphia Magazines Top Ten here with some shout outs to our other local favorites that made the list.

  1. Stateside – 1536 East Passyunk Avenue – 215.551.2500
  2. Marigold Kitchen
  3. Vedge – 1221 Locust Street – 215.320.7500
  4. The Farm and Fisherman – 267.987.1555
  5. Le Virtu – 1927 East Passyunk Avenue – 215.271.5626
  6. Sbraga – 440 South Broad Street – 215.735.1913
  7. Fond – 1537 South 11th Street – 215.551.5000
  8. Amis – 412 South 13th Street – 215.732.2647
  9. Vetri – 1312 Spruce Street – 215.732.3478
  10. Bibou – 1009 South 8th Street – 215.965.8290

16. Will – 1911 East Passyunk Avenue – 215.271. 7683

23. Tashan – 777 South Broad Street – 267.687.2170

28. Jamonera – 105 South 13th Street – 215.568.1027

46. Federal Donuts – 1219 South 2nd Street – 267.687.8258

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