Fishtown

 

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 […]

 

Fishtown: FNA Brings Artists and Community Together to ‘Feed the Fish’

Fishtown: FNA Brings Artists and Community Together to ‘Feed the Fish’

The prominent Fishtown art scene has just taken a new role in engaging local residents and utilizing a green approach for a better community through the neighborhood’s very own mascot: a fish. Throughout Fishtown, people will start to see eccentric fish head topped trashcans popping up left and right on every street corner. These trash-gobbling […]

 

Fishtown: Bicycle Stable Has Philly on Two Wheels

Fishtown: Bicycle Stable Has Philly on Two Wheels

With the high costs of driving and maintaining a car in the city, Philadelphians have started to opt for a environmentally safe and healthy choice for transportation: biking. Road rage and pesky searches for parking can be downgraded pretty quickly with the ability to switch out four wheels for two. And there’s a place in Fishtown to […]

 

Fishtown: A Haven for Female Musicians

Fishtown: A Haven for Female Musicians

Tucked away on Frankford Avenue, there is a movement growing where girls can tune their guitars as well as tune up their girl power. Girls Rock Philly is the neighborhood spot where girls, ages 9 to 18, not only can gain knowledge in music education, but also learn community, teamwork and girl empowerment in confines […]

 

Fishtown: Liberty Vintage Owner in Full Throttle

Fishtown: Liberty Vintage Owner in Full Throttle

On the corner of Sepviva and Fletcher lies a shop that is a fitting emblem in modern day Fishtown. Liberty Vintage is more than just a garage and sanctuary for antique motorcycles and cars, it is also a gallery and home to some of Adam Cramer’s most prized possessions. “Everything I own and love is […]

 

Fishtown: Local Press Company Builds Literary Scene

Fishtown: Local Press Company Builds Literary Scene

Just above a small engraving warehouse on Frankford Avenue is a collaborative space for writers. Walls are lined with ampersand prints and paintings by local artists, while crowded bookshelves overflow with both old and new works of literary art. The Head and the Hand Press is a functioning press that publishes work on a local and national […]