Northeast Philadelpia is a more residential area of the city, although it is home to burgeoning Russian, Brazillian, and Indian communities and restaurants. Northeast Philly is home to Franklin Mills Mall, claimed to be the most visited attraction in Pennsylvania.
The Northeast is notable for bargain shopping, Northeast Philadelphia is home to Franklin Mills Mall, with many popular brands having large outlet stores there.
The Far Northeast is the farthest north you can get in Philadelphia without leaving the city, this section is mostly residential with some light industrial parks. The Pennypack portions of Fairmount Park run through the Northeast and the Far Northeast.
Port Richmond is largely populated by people of Polish and Irish decent. Known for various Polish businesses as well as restaurants. This section of the city is known for its authentic Polish cuisine. Many different grade schools, public and parochial, are in Port Richmond. This area of the city is very convenient to Center City, Olde City, South Philly, the Northeast, as well as New Jersey via the Betsy Ross Bridge. Access to the El as well as the trolley and bus routes also make this area a great place to live and commute to different areas of the city. Affordable housing is also a perk of the Port Richmond area. This neighborhood is made up of mostly row homes and various types of apartments. Many businesses thrive along Aramingo Ave, which is a heavy populated avenue in this neighborhood.
Lawndale is a diverse, residential neighborhood located between Cottman Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue/Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Northeast is the last few stops on the Eastbound Market-Frankford El. Lawndale is the last few stops on the Northbound Broad Street subway line. Stops include Hunting Park, Wyoming, Logan, Olney, and the last stop, Fern Rock Transportation Center. Septa's R7 and R8 trains have a few stops in the Northeast as well.
Easily accessible via I-95 (Exit's 27 though 35,) Route 1, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Neshaminy exit). This is also a good part of the city to have a car, since distances are greater, and on-street parking in greater supply.
Philadelphia Northeast Airport (PNE)  is Pennsylvania's sixth busiest airport, providing U.S. Customs, Immigrations and United States Department of Agriculture services to corporate international travel—more casual visitors can arrive this way only if they are lucky enough to have their own aircraft! The Airport averages 215-based aircraft,dominated by single engine aircraft, plus twins, jets, turboprops and helicopters.
There are a few boat ramps along the Delaware river. The gates are often closed at 10:30 by police, check online for times.
The Franklin Mills Mall and the Neshaminy Mall both have a AMC move theatre.
Pennypack Park, 2.5 miles of scenic beauty. Complete with bike, horse, and hiking trails, this is a must see on a nice day. The best entrance is at Frankford & Ashburner, at the King's Highway Bridge. Around during the summer months? The Friends of Pennypack Park host a summer concert series every Wednesday featuring local favorites. Park at the entrance at Welsh and Cresco and follow the crowd.
The Delaware Riverfront at Linden Ave has a great park for picnics, along with the popular boat ramp.
Bowling is always a good time! If you are looking for an old school family bowling alley then thunderbird lanes is the place for you! Located on Holme Ave they have cosmo, karaoke bowling every friday night from 12:30- 3:30 am as well as discount bowling throughout the week! Go to http://phillybowl.2gobowl.com/?page=Northeast_Philadelphia for more information. If you were looking for more then the average bowling alley then you would be interested in Brunswick Zone which is located on Street Road in Feasterville. Only minutes away from the Franklin Mills Mall, it has bowling, an arcade, laser tag, pool tables, bar and lounge, and food! The Brunswick Zone is always a good time! Go to http://www.bowlbrunswick.com/ for more information.
"Casino" Lucky for you, the Philelphia Race Track has recently just opened its first Casino. Located on Street Road in Bensalem, only seconds away from the Far Northeast is the Philadelphia Casino. WIth gambling, drinking, horse racing, and more there is never a dull momement! Go to http://www.philadelphiapark.com/ to check it out!
Frankford Ave and Torresdale Ave are the two main shopping streets in lower Northeast Philly. Northeast Philadelphia is also home to one of the Philadelphia's regions largest outlet malls, Franklin Mills. There also two other malls in Bucks County (outside the City of Philadelphia) about ten to twenty minutes away—the Neshaminy Mall and Oxford Valley Mall.
Now Philadelphia was not named one on the fattest cities in the country for no reason! In Philadelphia there is always a place to eat and go to to have a good time! The Northeast has lots to choose from! From Dave and Busters, Nifty Fiftys, Texas Roadhouse and Chickees and Petes you will never leave the Far Northeast Hungry. Do not forget to grab a Philadelphia Soft Pretzel, Rita's Water Ice, and Cheese Steak as well as stopping by a Wa-Wa and grabbing a Tastykake.
The normal bar in Northeast Philadelphia are corner pubs, holding about 100 people. The area around Cottman and Frankford Ave. have a large selection of bar's to choose from, with reasonable beer specials (just ask the bartender). Few have a cover charge of $3 to $5 if a band is playing, don't be embarrased to turn it down and go to a different place.