new to the hood

Crustyzombiepunk's picture

moved here mid october from west philly (cedar park). never thought I'd want to live anywhere in Philly but west philly, but I'm really enjoying Fishtown. well, Port Fishington I guess is the better way to describe where I'm living (Frankford and Cumberland is the closest big intersection).

I've quickly discovered that Memphis Taproom is probably one of the best bars in the entire city, and the neighborhood has an awesome park in Pops Playground. looking forward to discovering more about my new neighborhood and hopefully meeting some cool people along the way.

oh, my dog needs dog friends too :D

biggeo's picture

port fishington where the

port fishington where the hell is that? nah your in Kensington

dan's picture

Welcome!

Welcome!

teener's picture

welcome to the fun!

welcome to the fun!

Lisa33's picture

I never thought we would get

I never thought we would get any West Philly converts. Welcome to the hood!

Crustyzombiepunk's picture

I'm east of Frankford so not

I'm east of Frankford so not really Kensington, I'm north of York so not really FIshtown and I'm too far off the river to be considered Port Richmond. East Kensington or New Kensington might describe where I live as good as Port Fishington does. but whatever, I'm here and hopefully I won't be going anywhere for a while.

brooke's picture

Welcome to the neighborhood

Welcome to the neighborhood and have fun exploring~!

PattiMey's picture

Welcome to the hood. A few

Welcome to the hood. A few survival tips. Buy a Fire Extinguisher and join a book club.

neilpuck's picture

PattiMey wrote:Welcome to

PattiMey wrote:

Welcome to the hood. A few survival tips. Buy a Fire Extinguisher and join a book club.

And apparently, buy yourself an inflatable pool for next summer.

http://neilpuck.smugmug.com

jbette01's picture

welcome! we should do a

welcome!

we should do a fishtown.us welcome happy hour for ya. more likely, however, is that i will run into you at the taproom, as i can nearly calculate what percentage of my paycheck goes there.

cheers!

Crustyzombiepunk's picture

if by happy hour you mean a

if by happy hour you mean a late night happy hour. on nights that I do go (usually 2-3 nights a week) I'm usually there around midnight, and I usually stay until last call. heh. and yeah, I probably spend about $50-100 a week there but I get my B-vitamins through beer, so it's sort of a medical necessity.

Trixie's picture

It might be fun to have an

It might be fun to have an announced - not organized mind you - happy hour - and encourage as many neighbors (site members) to come as possible. I got to meet Brooke and Ken and a bunch of others from this site at Memphis and I really enjoyed that. Brooke and Ken are the only names I remember because I keep runnning into them. Sorry for anyone I failed to mention, I know you were there and I remember your faces, forgive me!!

netable's picture

Your Dogs need friends?

Your Dogs need friends? There is a bunch of People and Dogs who meet at Mount Cavage, at 7pm every night' its a Huge Field located at Delaware and Allegheny Avenue.

If you head North on 95 and Get off at Allegheny Exit' you make a right off the ramp and it takes you around to the field.

My Dogs have a Blast Every Time I take them!!

kdubs215's picture

I thought we got rid of that

I thought we got rid of that port fishington phrase ??? come on people ....

;-0

Trixie's picture

No takers for a happy hour

No takers for a happy hour then? I didn't mean tonight - could be anytime.

FtownKAT's picture

Monkiewicz not Mount Cavage

Monkiewicz not Mount Cavage at Allegheny and Delaware just letting you know.

jbette01's picture

Crustyzombiepunk wrote:if by

Crustyzombiepunk wrote:

if by happy hour you mean a late night happy hour. on nights that I do go (usually 2-3 nights a week) I'm usually there around midnight, and I usually stay until last call. heh. and yeah, I probably spend about $50-100 a week there but I get my B-vitamins through beer, so it's sort of a medical necessity.

so I studied chemistry in college and we had to design our own semester long projects... I convinced my group to actually figure out how many beers you would need to get your daily vitamin B.

so there I was in the lab at 830 in the morning distilling beer. nice.

listen, i very rarely pass up anything that involves good beer. plan away trixie... im there anyway.

lilroja's picture

Lisa33 wrote:I never thought

Lisa33 wrote:

I never thought we would get any West Philly converts. Welcome to the hood!

More and more people from West Philly are moving here. My husband and I also used to live there.
We also have a dog park here! See info below...

Fishtown has a dog park!
Where Aramingo, Girard, and Fletcher meet.
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w: www.triangledogpark.org

PattiMey's picture

neilpuck wrote:PattiMey

neilpuck wrote:
PattiMey wrote:

Welcome to the hood. A few survival tips. Buy a Fire Extinguisher and join a book club.

And apparently, buy yourself an inflatable pool for next summer.

http://neilpuck.smugmug.com

ooops, I forgot .

tudor's picture

Hi, welcome. I am on the

Hi, welcome. I am on the other side of Frankford and always think of where you are as the Fishtown Annex.

Ftown66's picture

We call it the no mans land.

We call it the no mans land.

Crustyzombiepunk's picture

I think Port Fishington

I think Port Fishington summarizes the neighborhood (or lack thereof) rather nicely. though I definetely feel more like a resident of Fishtown more so than Kensington or Port Richmond. it's my understanding that the northern boundary of Fishtown is pretty much York. and I heard that's even a stretch from a few years ago when the cut-off was Norris.

teener's picture

NO, we don't call it no mans

NO, we don't call it no mans land. It is a nice neighborhood that is getting better (just like Fishtown) every day and comments like that SUCK. thank you.

The neighborhood Crustie lives in is defined by the borders of ORCA and it commonly called Port Fishtington now.

*edited because Dan is right and Fishtowners that go to Memphis are totally different then Fishtowners that hate on the "wrong side" of York and I shouldn't mix the two up. :(

Ftown66 wrote:

We call it the no mans land.

Check it out- Pops Playground has a website @ http://www.popsplayground.org

dan's picture

teener - i mostly

teener - i mostly agree.

however, i think you'll find there's not a whole lot of overlap between folks who love the Memphis tap and folks who seriously drop the hammer on neighborhood boundaries

both great groups of people, but with generally different life flows

netable's picture

FtownKAT wrote:Monkiewicz

FtownKAT wrote:

Monkiewicz not Mount Cavage at Allegheny and Delaware just letting you know.

Never heard it called Monkiewicz, Everyone I know refers to it as Mount Cavage' But then again, Growing up we never called Cione' we called it St. Anne's, and Newts was not Shissler Rec and Kitty's was Ratzie's and Primo's was Fran's and So on'

I am gonna ask so older folks what they call Mount Cavage, see what they say =)

ken215's picture

welcome~

welcome~

Nunzio's picture

netable wrote:FtownKAT

netable wrote:
FtownKAT wrote:

Monkiewicz not Mount Cavage at Allegheny and Delaware just letting you know.

Never heard it called Monkiewicz, Everyone I know refers to it as Mount Cavage' But then again, Growing up we never called Cione' we called it St. Anne's, and Newts was not Shissler Rec and Kitty's was Ratzie's and Primo's was Fran's and So on'

I am gonna ask so older folks what they call Mount Cavage, see what they say =)

I never heard it called Mount Cavage. I always heard it called Monkiewicz (phonetically, monkevitch). Monkevitch and Mount Cavage are not that far off.

codergrrl's picture

Old person checking in

Old person checking in here.
"Mount Cavage" is Monkiewicz, pronounced mon-ke-vitch, accent on the ke. You might need to have some familiarity with Polish words and their pronunctiation.
I have never heard of it being called "Mount Cavage", and I remember not when Primo's was Fran's, but when Fran's was Helen and Bills!
P.S.
No one in their right mind is referring to anywhere as "Port Fishington"...it sounds like part of Mr. Roger's neighborhood, and believe me, its not.
As mentioned before, we just called it the "other side", and everyone knew what we meant.
Please refrain from using the Port Fishington term, you are just perpetuating silliness, its embarassing already. Egad!

teener's picture

*throwing up my hands here

*throwing up my hands here in defeat*

sike- your just jealous and it shows.

codergrrl wrote:

Old person checking in here.
"Mount Cavage" is Monkiewicz, pronounced mon-ke-vitch, accent on the ke. You might need to have some familiarity with Polish words and their pronunctiation.
I have never heard of it being called "Mount Cavage", and I remember not when Primo's was Fran's, but when Fran's was Helen and Bills!
P.S.
No one in their right mind is referring to anywhere as "Port Fishington"...it sounds like part of Mr. Roger's neighborhood, and believe me, its not.
As mentioned before, we just called it the "other side", and everyone knew what we meant.
Please refrain from using the Port Fishington term, you are just perpetuating silliness, its embarassing already. Egad!

Check it out- Pops Playground has a website @ http://www.popsplayground.org

AM's picture

I may be moving to "the

I may be moving to "the other side" soon. I put a bid in on a house. Keep your fingers crossed for me people!

codergrrl's picture

There is nothing wrong with

There is nothing wrong with "the other side".
I just really despise that other name.
Reminds me of the Bicentennial, when people tried to actually stick a lower case "e" on the end of Fishtown(e), thinking it would make us quaint, and folksy, and kinda like "olde" city....
Didn't work then, won't work now.