In Fishtown


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

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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

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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.

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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When we think of Jagged Edge, we think of the club banger "Where the Party At?" featuring Nelly. When we think of jagged-edged architecture, we think of the new proposal at 1733 N. Front St. featuring the designs of KJO Architecture. So why are we talking about turn of the

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