Located directly Northeast of Center City, the name Fishtown stems from the area's shad fishing roots that date back to the18th and 19th centuries.   Today, Fishtown's borders are roughly defined by the triangle created by the Delaware River, Frankford Avenue, and York Street. Close to Treaty Park, The Piazza, and Temple University, this neighborhood has become a hot spot for art, entertainment, and new dining establishments and trends. Fishtown even made national notererity cathcing the eye of the New York Times. Other nearby neighborhoods include Northern Liberties, Old City and Northeast Philadelphia.

Demo Done, 182 Units to Come Along Exploding N. Delaware Ave.

Things have been just a little busy along Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. from the Ben Franklin Bridge north to the upcoming Graffiti Pier update. We took you on a video voyage back in the spring, but even that only featured a handful of the projects in the works along this development hotbed on the city's eastern edge. This area has long been a key focus of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation's master plan for the riverfront, [...]
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Palmer Park Parking Lot to Get an Upgrade Next to Kalaya’s New Home

There are countless quaint spots along Frankford Ave. in Fishtown, with Palmer Park being one of our favorites. This shaded park provides a wonderful touch of nature and greenery for the main commercial corridor in this dense rowhouse neighborhood. However, the parking lot across the street from Palmer Park at 1716-32 Frankford Ave. is just the opposite - an underutilized empty lot that doesn't even serve as parking any longer. But thankfully this eyesore will [...]
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Interesting Layout Gets Community Thumbs Up for Tricky Fishtown Lot Near 95

One of our favorite Philadelphia regional words to say is (heavy accent required) "Aramingo," also known as the wide commercial street which starts in Fishtown and winds its way to the northeast, eventually ending in Bridesburg. Did you know that Aramingo is actually a shortened version of Tumanaraming, the Lenape name for the creek which once ran through this area? Originally part of Northern Liberties, the Aramingo Borough officially became a part of Philadelphia during [...]
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Another Step Closer for Project at Frankford & N. Delaware Ave.

The southern Frankford Ave. corridor has been a magnet for development, as we covered on a quick jaunt through the area in August. One of our favorites amongst these is the proposal at 1000-10 N. Delaware Ave., where we discussed plans presented to the Fishtown Neighbors Association back in June. Let's return to the corner where the 15 trolley will be making its turns again, hopefully sometime next year. An aerial of the site shows [...]
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Whimsical Arches Under the Tracks Join Busy Fishtown Block

"Whimsy" probably isn't the first word you think of when it comes to the El tracks that hover above Front Street, and for good reason. It's the El! It's a sun-blocking steel superstructure that we all wish could be buried! Fortunately, things are getting a bit less grave on the 1700 block of N. Front Street in the near future, and maybe even a bit whimsical. Evil Genius Beer Co. is already on this block, [...]
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Updates on Frankford Ave. South of Girard, Including a Potential Shift to Short Term Rentals

When talking about ongoing development in Philadelphia, Frankford Ave. is one of those streets that comes up over and over again. In fact, just the other day we were on the southern end of the street, reporting on the West Collection's new plans for a gallery on the corridor. Today we are checking in on some proximate projects to the West Collection's future home, focusing on the stretch of Frankford between Girard and Delaware Avenues. [...]
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Dueling Projects on the Border of Northern Liberties & Fishtown

When you walk on Front Street south of Girard, are you in Northern Liberties or Fishtown? For this little stretch, we would argue that it would depend on which side of the street you're on, with Fishtown to the east and NoLibs to the west. But there sure is plenty happening on both sides of the El tracks. Let's zoom in on the project at 1108 N. Front St. to check things out in the [...]
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The West Collection in Fishtown Moving Forward with an Updated Plan

Fishtown was a working-class area for hundreds of years, since German fishermen were followed by Polish and Irish immigrants, all of whom made their mark on the area. But oh, how times have changed. The entire area is now teeming with development, with entertainment, arts and even cabaret venues popping up around the neighborhood. The building at 1115 Frankford Ave. may not give off that vibe right now, but we are excited to say that [...]
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Update: Plans Come into Focus for N. Delaware Ave. Project

It was a little over a month ago that we checked in on the property at 1130 N. Delaware Ave., where we had received word that an apartment building was to rise on the surface parking lot next to the Edward Corner Building. When we last checked out the site, a fence was up around the existing low-rise building, indicating that plans were indeed moving forward after some starts and stops in the past. View [...]
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Crossing Our Fingers for This Grand New Gateway to Fishtown

For being such a key entrance to one of the coolest neighborhoods in town, the intersection of Delaware Ave. and Frankford Ave. is about as placeless at it gets. Despite being the location of the oddly named Northern Liberties Loop that's part of the 15 trolley line, the parcel at 1000 N. Delaware Ave. consists of a patchwork of asphalt at different grades and serves mostly as a surface parking lot, in spite of the [...]
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