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This condo unit at 15th and Pine has been used by its current New Jersey-based owners only as a place to stay when they come to Philly, so it's in good shape. Though it's not a huge place, space might not be an issue since you'll probably be spending a lot of time with your new neighbor, the delightfully named Heath Fogg Davis, who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and got his Ph.D at Princeton.
Now Heath Fogg Davis teaches political science at Temple University and publishes papers with names like: "Theorizing Black Lesbians within Black Feminism: A Critique of Same-Race Street Harassment." Is there not a lot you could learn from this man? He doesn't seem like a sports-bar wingman or a sitcom-sanctioned Gay Best Friend, but he may represent a new paradigm: The Political Theorist Neighbor Friend. His Temple webpage says he's working on a book about public transport. At the very least, he'll know the best SEPTA routes.
Size: 1 bed, 1 bath, 615 square feet
Perks: Exposed brick, Heath Fogg Davis
FYI: Some of the furniture is for sale
· Listing: 1519 Pine Street, Unit 8 [Zillow]