Fishtown

 

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Philadelphia has always been known for its love of cheesesteaks but it is also a city that loves music just as much. From live music venues such as World Café Live, Union Transfer and Electric Factory, it may seem odd that there are very few stores from which you can buy instruments in the heart […]

 

Fishtown: Doggie Depot Strengthens Community Among Residents (and Dogs)

Fishtown: Doggie Depot Strengthens Community Among Residents (and Dogs)

Nobody said Fishtown was just for fish. Palmer Doggie Depot, located at approximately 37 E. Palmer St., is a park for residents of Fishtown and other nearby communities to let their dogs run, play and meet other dogs. The park is part of New Kensington Community Development Corporation’s efforts to make Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods […]

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Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

When his life lost control, he found running. David April of Fishtown went out for a run one day in 2007 to distract himself from his recent divorce. He only ran for a block, but that was not enough. “I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted to run a 5K,” April said. April […]

 

Fishtown: Local Community Board Unites the Neighborhood One Block at a Time

Fishtown: Local Community Board Unites the Neighborhood One Block at a Time

Fishtown has been called one of the most up and coming neighborhoods in Philadelphia, and the Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) has a few ideas why. FNA members Jamie Ware, president, Ian Wilson, reporting secretary, and Arthur Meckler, at-large board member, have witnessed countless changes to the neighborhood since they’ve moved there. FNA is a board […]

 

Fishtown: First Presbyterian Church Opens Doors as the City Shuts Down

Fishtown: First Presbyterian Church Opens Doors as the City Shuts Down

Though the streets of Fishtown were no more crowded than usual during the papal visit, one community leader still saw the event as a great way to build the neighborhood’s unity. Reverend Shawn Hyska, pastor for the First Presbyterian Church in Kensington, said he wanted to be sure community members had somewhere to go during […]

 

Fishtown: Five Fish to Catch Around the Neighborhood

Fishtown: Five Fish to Catch Around the Neighborhood

Packed with bars, music venues and coffee shops, the community members of Fishtown are united by location, interests – and their love of fish. The community displays its slippery mascot in various ways throughout the streets, as evidenced by these five works of art below. Welcome to Fishtown Stopping to smell the roses may be […]

 

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

When Joe Livewell uncovered the “ghost sign” beneath the plaster, a hand-painted advertisement of a boy holding bread, it solidified the fact that Richmond Street was once a place for foot traffic, a place where ads, like the one for Kolb’s Pan-Dandy Bread, were viewed on a street that held and still holds much of Port […]

 

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Fishtown: “We’re Here to Service The Community. Being Part of It is Something Really Special.”

Matthew Albasi and Max Pulcini (above), two young Temple University graduates who love journalism and the city of Philadelphia, recently purchased The Spirit of the River Wards newspaper, which serves the Fishtown, Kensington, Bridesburg, Port Richmond and Northern Liberties neighborhoods. Their plan is to keep the neighborhood traditions in the paper but at the same time, add new […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Are There Too Many Live Music Venues In Philly?

Arts & Entertainment: Are There Too Many Live Music Venues In Philly?

Philadelphia is an artistically diverse city. It is home to many galleries and music venues. In the recent years, the number of music venues has grown, and it is affecting the already established venues in the city. Given the amount of live music venues in Philadelphia, and the proximity of some, there seems to be […]

 

Fishtown: Tea Making its Mark in a Coffee Culture

Fishtown: Tea Making its Mark in a Coffee Culture

In a city where coffee shops and roasters trump nearly every other food service market, cafes continuously strive to stand out above the rest. For many of these businesses, tea may be the answer. Throughout Fishtown, where independently owned coffee shops populate the majority of the retail business in the neighborhood, coffee is nearly a […]