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Depending on its definition, this section of the city is home for nearly a third of Philadelphia's population. Transportation is key here -- I-95 and Roosevelt Boulevard are the main arteries, SEPTA's Frankford El line includes the Frankford Transportation Center, and the city's other airport, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, is the sixth-busiest airport in the state. There's a little bit of everything in the Northeast -- Holy Family University represents higher education, while some communities in lower Northeast like Fishtown are creating gritty, urban destinations for young creatives. Innovative industrial parks have maintained the area's rich manufacturing history near the airport. Frankford, based around the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor, was Flying Kite's second On the Ground neighborhood. 


Philadelphia Dance Day

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Movie night in the Northeast, blending art and democracy, and Dance Day

Check out our picks for the week's top events.


On the Ground: From West Philly to the Northeast to South Philly, local newspapers endure and evolve

Hyper-local publications have long been a staple of Philly's neighborhoods, providing residents with essential information on their communities. Even in the current woeful journalism landscape, these news sources are staying strong and heading online.

Linguica at Tio Pepe's

Discover the eclectic -- and tasty -- pleasures of a Northeast Philly 'hood

It's a United Nations of culinary delicacies in Castor Gardens. Whether you're looking for Brazilian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Indian or Jamaican, this often overlooked neighborhood has you covered.

Comics at South Philly Comics

Drawing Room: A comprehensive guide to Philly's comic book shops

Philly is still a bastion for quirky independent stores selling classic superhero tales, rare back issues, manga, independent titles and more. As comics continue to provide grist for the blockbuster mill, don't neglect the charms of the source material.

The Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library

Building the library of the future here in Philadelphia

From innovative cooking classes to job training to community gathering spaces, the Free Library and its many branches are evolving to meet 21st Century needs. Now, thanks to a huge influx of funds, that process is more ambitious than ever.
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