Port Richmond: PROPAC Monthly Meeting, First Friday Arts, & First-Time Homebuyer Workshop

Port Richmond: PROPAC Monthly Meeting, First Friday Arts, & First-Time Homebuyer Workshop

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. PROPAC Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, August 2, 7 p.m. – Columbia Social Club (3529 Almond St.) Farm to Families Pick Up – Thursday, August 3, 4-7 p.m. – NKCDC Garden Center (1825 Frankford […]

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Fishtown: Five Places To Find Fitness On Frankford Avenue

Fishtown: Five Places To Find Fitness On Frankford Avenue

Fishtown has been recognized as one of the hottest neighborhoods to live in the city. This riverward has a booming and hip arts, drinking and food culture. After eating a warm Bavarian pretzel at Stephen Starr’s Frankford Hall, many residents might be looking for a way to burn off a few calories. Because, in the area […]

 

Mayfair: Jim Ortlieb, a Man of Many Trades

Mayfair: Jim Ortlieb, a Man of Many Trades

Jim Ortlieb became active in his community in 1989 when graffiti began popping up on the backs of businesses on his block of Frankford Avenue. At 19 years old, he took it upon himself to go out, buy some paint and cover the graffiti himself. “I saw a kid with spray paint and chased him […]

 

Mayfair: Oteri’s Italian Bakery Opens Mayfair Location

Mayfair: Oteri’s Italian Bakery Opens Mayfair Location

You’ve probably seen her on TLC Network’s “Cake Boss” or maybe tasted one of her luscious pastries. She’s Lisa Oteri, owner of Oteri’s Italian Bakery, which has been in her family for four generations. Oteri’s great-grandparents originally opened Oteri’s in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1904, after emigrating from Sicily, Italy. Over time, the Oteri brand expanded […]

 

Mayfair: Five Places You Need To Know

Mayfair: Five Places You Need To Know

A young neighborhood by Philadelphia standards, Mayfair represents the unofficial center of Northeast Philly. A population dense and rich in small, store-front businesses, this community welcomes diversification among its populace, but yearns to maintain its collective tight-knit culture and family values. As new challenges emerge, Mayfair bonds with nearby communities to fight back. The corner […]

 

Mayfair: Roller Girls Skate Hammer of Glory To Kickoff Philly Beer Week

Mayfair: Roller Girls Skate Hammer of Glory To Kickoff Philly Beer Week

The annual Philly Beer Week festival kicked off Friday with a Philly Roller Girl led bar-hop. The tour stopped at The Grey Lodge in Mayfair with the Hammer of Glory (HOG) in tow. The hammer is the symbol of Philly Beer Week. The Grey Lodge participated in all of the previous Philly Beer Week celebrations, […]

 

Northeast: Frankford Avenue Eateries Offer Classic Philly Fare

[vimeo 94476692] The intersection known simply as Cottman and Frankford is one of the most well known street crossings in Mayfair. But just two blocks northeast on the 7300 block of Frankford Avenue sit three of the more iconic eateries in Philadelphia. Wit or Witout? Philly Cheesesteaks, better known as WoW, sits near the middle […]

 

Fishtown: Dealing with crime on West Thompson Street

Two men committed an armed robbery on the 100 block of West Thompson in Fishtown on Tuesday, March 18 at 2:05 a.m. The two suspects approached the victims wielding guns and demanded they empty their pockets. When one of the victims refused to give up his belongings, one of the suspects fired three shots, one […]

 By Liz Steinmetz

Northeast: Mayfair Granted $20,000 Towards Frankford Avenue Revitalization

Northeast: Mayfair Granted $20,000 Towards Frankford Avenue Revitalization

The 300 locally-owned businesses that line Frankford Avenue in Mayfair have been granted an opportunity to invigorate and improve their community. Although congested with outdated shops and mini-malls, community members have viewed Frankford Avenue as a hub of Mayfair, packed with mass business-appeal and potential. They claim that Frankford Avenue is overdue for structural and storefront […]