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May 25, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 20 year-old man early this morning on a Queen Village street. Officers found Karim Carter unresponsive at 2:08 a.m. on the 900 block of South 4th Street. Carter, who lived nearby on the 400 block of Christian Street, had been shot in the stomach, police said. He was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. at Jefferson University Hospital. No arrests have been made and police have not disclosed if they have established a possible motive.
REAL_ESTATE
May 22, 2016 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
It is difficult to visit the home of Margaret Meigs and Paul Laskow without recognizing their passion for the Schuylkill and sharing their concern for the river's future. The couple's 2,000-square-foot condominium in Queen Village seems to be dedicated to promoting the Schuylkill even though Philadelphia's western waterway is about two miles west of their new home. Their thoughts are never far from the river. Not only do the couple get up at 5 a.m. each day to row on the Schuylkill, but their aqua living-room rug was custom-designed to show the patterns of the river with its bends and borders housing the boathouses.
NEWS
December 10, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
A PHILADELPHIA police captain suffered a broken nose during a bizarre off-duty encounter with another man in Queen Village over the weekend. The incident unfolded on a narrow stretch of Howard Street near Queen about 2 a.m. Saturday. Ray Evers, the commander of the Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit, was talking with his girlfriend, who had just had $15,000 worth of jewelry stolen from her car, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. Stanford said Evers claimed that a passer-by approached and began to film the couple with his cellphone, leading Evers to yell at the man. "At some point, the gap closed between them, and the guy cold-cocked [Evers]
NEWS
October 4, 2012
Two firefighters were injured battling a house fire Wednesday in the city's Queen Village section. Executive Chief Richard Davison said the fire, on the top floor of a three-story house in the 300 block of Monroe Street, was first reported at 5:48 p.m. It was placed under control 45 minutes later. The injured firefighters were transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and were reported in stable condition. Seven adults and two children displaced by the fire were being helped by the Red Cross.
NEWS
May 26, 2011
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old man early Wednesday morning on a Queen Village street. Officers on patrol heard gunshots just after 2 a.m. and found Karim Carter unresponsive on the 900 block of South Fourth Street. Carter, who lived nearby on the 400 block of Christian Street, was shot in the stomach, police said. He was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. No arrests have been made, and police have not disclosed whether they have established a possible motive.
NEWS
August 22, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeffrey Rush, 67, of Queen Village, a business owner, and a longtime champion of city residents, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, of pancreatic cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Since 1996, Mr. Rush owned and operated Lube Master Inc., an auto maintenance and repair facility in Mayfair. In the early 1990s, he owned J.R. Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor & Coffee Shop in South Philadelphia. For more than three decades, he was active with the Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA)
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia Police have prepared arrest warrants for a father and daughter suspected in the shooting and beating of a man in Queen Village last weekend, according to a law enforcement source. Earlier this week, police released video of the incident on the 100 block of Carpenter Street. The video shows a woman crouching into a batting stance and swinging a baseball bat at the victim. A man shoots him in the leg as he attempts to flee. The victim, a 36-year-old homeless man, told police the woman said "You know what you did, you son of a . . .," before swinging the bat. A law enforcement source said the pair believed the victim may have been breaking into cars.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police have obtained footage from a home security camera that captured a shooting in Queen Village early Saturday morning and are searching for suspects in an attack that may been retaliation for car break-ins in the neighborhood. The 36-year-old victim told police he was walking on the 100 block of Carpenter Street around 2:40 a.m. when a woman with a baseball bat and a man with a handgun approached him. "You know what you did, you son of a [expletive]," the victim said one of the assailants yelled at him. The woman then struck him with the bat, the victim said.
NEWS
August 30, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
SEVERAL residents were displaced yesterday by an apartment fire in Queen Village on the same Fabric Row block where a firefighter was killed battling a blaze in April. The fire was reported at 3:13 p.m. in a second-floor apartment above Anh's Custom Tailors and Cleaners at 4th and Catharine streets. Firefighters got the blaze under control at 3:53 p.m. The fire itself did little damage to the exterior of the building, but heavy smoke forced out residents of the apartments and two nearby homes.
FOOD
August 7, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Beer geek and reformed lawyer Kristen Cevoli and business partner Jon Shinners unlocked the door on BeerLOVE , their bottle shop/tasting room at 714 S. Fourth St. in Queen Village. The storefront, across from Essene market and down the block from Famous 4th Street Deli, is stocked with about 500 beers, plus a sizable list of large-format beers. They also have eight taps dispensing many one-offs. Customers can sample flights, get a full pour, or fill a growler. Food is basically packaged bar snacks, including popcorn, plaintain chips, jerky, pickles, s'mores.
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June 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A North Jersey property-investment company that specializes in Philadelphia real estate plans a townhouse development and an eight-unit residential building north of Third and Market Streets in Old City, according to documents filed with the Philadelphia Historic Commission. National Realty Investment Advisors LLC of Secaucus is applying to build the nine four-story townhouses behind the five-story multi-family building at the current site of a parking lot at 44 N. Third St., according to the documents.
REAL_ESTATE
May 22, 2016 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
It is difficult to visit the home of Margaret Meigs and Paul Laskow without recognizing their passion for the Schuylkill and sharing their concern for the river's future. The couple's 2,000-square-foot condominium in Queen Village seems to be dedicated to promoting the Schuylkill even though Philadelphia's western waterway is about two miles west of their new home. Their thoughts are never far from the river. Not only do the couple get up at 5 a.m. each day to row on the Schuylkill, but their aqua living-room rug was custom-designed to show the patterns of the river with its bends and borders housing the boathouses.
NEWS
April 30, 2016
A 54-year-old man has been charged in a series of tire slashings over the weekend in Southwest Center City, police said Thursday. Christopher Nelson, of the 900 block of South Fifth Street in Queen Village, was charged with 13 counts of criminal mischief and one count of possession of an instrument of crime. He was in custody Thursday at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. About 1:25 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of a man slashing tires on the 1700 block of Christian Street.
FOOD
April 22, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Matt Farber is a biologist who delights in identifying strains of yeast and studying enzymes. He's also an avid home brewer. So perhaps it was inevitable that Farber, a tall figure in a crisp white lab coat, would combine those passions to launch the region's first brewing-science certificate program, now in its first year at the University of the Sciences. When he contacted local brewers about the idea, the response was striking. "It became very clear there was a need for this type of program.
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
New accordions in the Liberty Bellows showroom are stacked and arranged like jeweled beetles at a natural-history museum, some with shells as green as a lime's rind and others with keys like red velvet cake. Some are adorned with ruby-colored rhinestones, to catch the eyes of the Mexican norteno players, and others have a simple, dark sheen like coffee direct from Italy. There are accordions in boxes in every crevice and alcove in the narrow Queen Village shop, a former Second Street salon just off South.
NEWS
February 13, 2016
Police are seeking a thief who slashed a cabbie in the hand during a robbery in Queen Village. The 51-year-old driver picked the man up at 4th and South Streets about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday and pulled a knife as the cab approached 4th and Catharine Streets, police said. The robber held the knife to the cabbie's neck and demanded money, setting off a struggle for the weapon during which the victim's hand was slashed, police said. The cabbie handed over $60 to $70 and the robber fled on foot, police said.
FOOD
January 15, 2016 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
A Queen Village soft opening The bistro Hungry Pigeon , whose name was inspired by a 3-year-old's observation of the feathered friends lighting on its Queen Village building, is in soft-opening mode at Fourth and Fitzwater Streets (215-278-2736). Chef Scott Schroeder (still chef at American Sardine Bar in Point Breeze) and pastry chef Pat O'Malley Schroeder (an alum of Balthazar Bakery ), who met a decade ago at the former ¡Pasion! in Center City, envision it as a drop-in, with plant-filled windows, wood-topped tables, wooden floor, concrete bar, and a long communal table in the back beneath a light fixture made of birdcages and beside walls of framed pictures.
REAL_ESTATE
December 6, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
A thousand years ago, 1978 to be exact, I traded a suburban apartment complex we called "Plywood Village" for a first-floor apartment in a rehabbed 19th-century hotel in Hartford, Conn., a few blocks from the state Capitol. I'm not sure who had been living in the Hotel Capitol before the rehab, but they likely were not well-to-do. I later completed a demographic study of the building on the way to a doctorate in history I was working toward but didn't finish because I moved to Philadelphia.
FOOD
December 4, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Waiting room now wine bar "Zavino's sophisticated sister" is how Greg Dodge bills the new Tredici Enoteca (114 S. 13th St., 267-928-2092) on the southwest corner of 13th and Sansom Streets in Midtown Village. The wine bar was initially developed as a waiting room for the original Zavino, his pizza/wine bar across the street. But the concept evolved. Chef Carlos Aparicio's Italian-inspired small- and medium-plate menu (no pizza) is built on sharing. Even wine - and the list is studded with premiums - is available in smaller pours.
REAL_ESTATE
November 9, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Just a few turns from the narrow streets of South Philadelphia's Queen Village, a totally unexpected village appears. Nestled together are nine handsome homes that look as if they've been transported from England or France. These gated residences give little clue what's behind their facades. So it's no wonder that when Paul Neuwirth and Delaney (she uses only one name) stumbled on this rare find after scouring the area for a house, their hearts quickened. "The minute we walked in, we loved it," says Delaney, a business writer and more recently a poet, who still beams when she remembers their moment of discovery.
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