Bicyclists last week took off on an exploration adventure around the River Wards last week, and it demonstrated just how vibrant the communities really are.
Fishtown boasts what's considered “the biggest, greenest block in Philadelphia.”
While infamous River Wards slumlord Robert Coyle is beginning a six-year sentence in federal prison for loan fraud, the neighborhood is still dealing with the aftermath of his rampant row-home fraud, as well as new scammers duplicating Coyle's tactics.
Residents and neighborhood groups had differing reactions after the City Council amended the zoning code to include parking spaces for homes with five units or more.
Port Richmond West Community Action Network filled meeting attendees in on the new Voter ID law and other issues of note.
Core Realty's “Canal St. North Project” would bring a large music venue, a bar, restaurant, bowling alley and retail space to the waterfront in Fishtown. Residents are worried about parking, but voted in support of the development.
Adorn, a jewelry shop on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, supports other local businesses and rents space to community groups and classes. Owner Sarah Lewis also creates one-of-a-kind jewelry.
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Residents gave an emphatic “yes” to a new bakery in Fishtown at last week’s zoning meeting.