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Greetings from Fishtown

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Today's Billy Penn postcard hails from Fishtown, which was actually once the center of the shad fishing industry in Philadelphia. "The one-time mostly white, working class neighborhood not far northeast of Center City holds a rich history along the riverfront that dates back to the doings of Billy Penn himself. Now, the neighborhood has become the creative epicenter of the city — it's home to more artists and musicians than any other area, and it's exploded with bars, restaurants and entertainment." [Billy Penn]