He’s putting Fishtown on the map.
Once it was where police officers investigated crimes and interrogated suspects.
More than 125 neighbors assembled in Port Richmond’s Campbell Square Saturday afternoon to show their support for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s proposal to turn the vacant Nativity B.V.M. School into a 63-unit residence for restricted-income senior citizens.
A recent Craigslist ad advertising “high-end living” and “NY-style lofts” attracted plenty of attention from blogs for listing a Kensington address as Fishtown.
More than a dozen neighbors from Fishtown appeared at a Zoning Board of Adjustments meeting last Wednesday to voice their opposition to a housing project at 14-22 W. Thompson St., where a community garden once bloomed.
The project manager of an in-construction apartment complex — once advertised as being in Fishtown, but really in Kensington — says that the living space will be a highlight of what will be called the “American Street Arts Corridor.”
A large, formerly industrial field in Bridesburg was once an industrial space, almost became a residential space, and is now a potential industrial space yet again. With all the back-and-forth, neighbors wonder what might eventually find a home in Bridesburg, and if more industry is really what the neighborhood needs.
For 15 years, Daniel Adair has had a 70-acre back yard.