How Fishtown, Philadelphia Became America's Hottest Neighborhood

In this way, Fishtown’s story isn’t about a Renaissance or reinvention. It never needed a makeover in the first place. Fishtown’s story is about a distinctly American kind of demographic change—and how neighborhoods organically and purposefully evolve to retain the best of themselves, yet at the same time become more diverse, prosperous, and economically sustainable over time. For other cities seeking to re-imagine their own historic downtowns, it’s also a political playbook on how to leverage a community’s existing, working fabric without tearing the old-school threads apart.

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One of Philadelphia’s most dynamic areas balances the grit of the old with the hip of the new...

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The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Philadelphia Are All in This One Neighborhood

Like Brooklyn’s Williamsburg did five years ago, under-the-radar Fishtown has become home to nationally acclaimed restaurants (including a pizzeria deemed the best in the country by Bon Appétit) and lively bars. Here, a field guide to the very best spots to eat and drink in Philly’s coolest new hood.

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What to Do in Fishtown, Philadelphia's Hottest Neighborhood

In the decade-plus since, newcomers like Philly-based La Colombe Coffee Roasters, which opened a massive café, bakery, distillery, and office complex in a refurbished warehouse in 2014, have transformed the hood’s main strip, Frankford Avenue, into a walkable bar-and-boutique boulevard that’s not quite Abbot Kinney (but maybe that’s a good thing).

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