New to Fishtown? Top 5 things to do when you move to the neighborhood.
1. Join Fishtown Neighbors Association and get involved Sign up to join FNA! The Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization and the Registered Community Organizationthat serves the needs of the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia (see boundaries on here).
Think of the FNA as the neighborhood connector. We host general meetings and socials every month, in addition to topic-specific committee meetings and events. Need help with something that isn’t in our scope? We’ll help you find the right person or organization to figure things out.
2. Join one of the many active Fishtown Facebook groups There are many hyperlocal Fishtown online communities. Here are three to get you started:
Fishtown is AWESOME OLD/NEW/EVERYONE: More than 10,000 Fishtowners use this group for local happenings, service recommendations and friendly stories. Come for the neighborly shout-outs, stay for the occasional organic pizza feud.
Fix Your Shit Fishtown: A place for people to ask for home repair advice and contractor recommendations. Initially grew out of the Fishtown is Awesome group.
19125 Communities United for Safety: A well-moderated group that sprouted from another, this group is a a good supplement for police-distributed safety information. Posts range from traffic concerns to surveillance video footage to theft prevention tips.
Buy Nothing Fishtown: Join this group to ask for anything you'd like to receive for free, borrow, or post anything you’d like to give away, lend or share in our hyperlocal community.
3. Learn about trash and recycling in the city What day is your trash collection? What time can put your trash out? This pagehas important information on residential trash collection. Need a recycling bin? You can sign up to pick one up at a nearby sanitation center. FNA periodically hosts recycling bin giveaways.
4. Register to vote or update your voting address Fishtown is one of the most politically active neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Update your voter information here. Want to learn more about Philly politics? Check out resources available on the Committee of Seventy website (a non-partisan organization). 5. Download the 311 app and submit requests for common services 311 is Philly’s one-stop customer service center for non-emergency issues. Report things like potholes, abandoned cars, graffiti, illegal dumping and more. Download the app, visit the website or call (311 on a landline, 215-686-8686 on mobile).