Miscellaneous Fishtown

Kellie's picture

WARNING: move your car off of Girard, they are towing and ticketing.

The police just drove past announcing that they are towing and ticketing cars that are parked on Girard, most likely because of snow plows. Move your car. Tell your neighbors.

newfish's picture

Where to get a Fishtown shad address sign?

I'm going to be moving to the community soon and would love to have one of the fishtown shad address signs for my house. Does anyone know any local artists that make these? I've looked around and haven't found much info for it. Any recs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Gilligan's picture


$25 million requested for the Girard Ave. Streetscape. Not approved, but it's on the radar:


Below are the "shovel-ready" projects for which the mayors of this state have requested federal stimulus funding. You can click on a project to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the project and vote on whether you believe it is critical or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to projects in a particular city. Just choose a city from the following list.

Page 3:

Girard Avenue Streetscape Project: Streetscape infrastructure and transit improvement project from Delaware River to 33rd St.

Jabara Fractus's picture

Penn Treaty Park

I just wanted to get this into the discussion forum even though it's already posted on the calendar. February 26th at 6:30 to 8:30 PM will be a community meeting for neighborhood participation on the master planning process for Penn Treaty Park. This is basically a big community design charette. This is an exciting development for the park and a great opportunity for the community to have an influence the park's future.

neilpuck's picture

Recycling Window Glass

I have a decent number of windows with glass that I need to get rid of. I know I can just throw out the window frames, but can I remove the panes of glass and put them out with the recycling? Can broken glass be put out as well?

diamonds215's picture

On a lighter note...

Saw this at Frankford and Delaware Ave. Had to get out and take a pic. Kudos to the "artist". Funny stuff.

Made me search for my MC Hammer tapes. OK, not really. But brought me back a ways.

teener's picture

I need a spa day- getaway

Does anyone have any recommendations?

I seriously need to go somewhere not too far away- and get seriously pampered.
I'm thinking like a hotel/resort/b&B whatever that is close by, has spa services, clean fluffy robes, and quiet. Simple, right?

I just need one night away from the dogs, the hubby, even friends. Ok I admit I probably need a shrink but that is a whole different discussion...ha.

I know its just a pipe dream since I don't really have much $- but please...anyone have any recommendations? There just has to be a recession/depression ladies make over and relaxation at a huge discount hotel package somewhere, right?????

rgb's picture

Old Bank at Front and Norris St

OK, I know it's technically not in Fishtown, but does anybody know the story of the old bank near the Berks El station or at least what its name was?

A small side structure was recently demolished and the side door was left wide open so I grabbed my camera and took a few photos:


It must have been an impressive bank once. Sad to see what's become of it.