New York Times Discovers Fishtown

Ugh, time to find a new hip neighborhood.

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The New York Times, master of the untrendy trend piece you know you’ll read anyways, has discovered Fishtown. (For the fourth time.) Or at least a small stretch of Frankford Ave. By avoiding mainstays like Johnny Brenda’s and that brofest beer garden, you have to give the Times props. By omitting Kung Fu Necktie, you have to take all those props away.

On the list:

  • Bottle Bar East (booze)
  • Steap and Grind (coffee)
  • Adorn (jewlery)
  • The Parlour (hair)
  • 20th Century by HKFA (???)

Solid B-, New York TimesB-.


  • bob

    Ehhh…Soup Kitchen? Pizza Brain? Little Babies? The creativity is much further down Frankford, save Johnny Brenda’s.

  • Heather

    20th Century by HKFA is an important selection of well curated 20th century finds. Vintage, modern and antique finds in furniture, art, lighting and more. The shop has been open in Philly for over a year. Too bad Philly Mag doesn’t know about what’s happening in Philly. http://www.20thcenturybyhkfa.com – to clear up the triple question marks.