East Falls continues to make news (and history!), from the East Falls River Landing to our small businesses and more – and the press has taken notice.

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East Falls Development Corporation In the News

Philadelphia Community Podcast – What’s Going On

East Falls is a rapidly evolving neighborhood with vibrant new businesses, housing and recreational opportunities. To tell us more I speak to Michelle Feldman, Executive Director of East Falls Development Corporation.

Senator Hughes: Investing in East Falls

Senator Hughes joined Rep. Tarik Khan and Rep. Roni Green to present the East Falls Development Corp. with over $200,000 to help with streetscaping and revitalization in the area. The state funds will be used to add new benches, bike racks, trash receptacles, and trees to beautify the area for community members to enjoy.

Senator Hughes Announces Nearly $5 Million in Grants for Philadelphia, Montgomery County Projects

State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced Thursday nearly $5 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants for eleven projects in the 7th senatorial district.

Gov. Wolf Announces Nearly $8 Million in New Funding to Support 51 Community Improvement Projects Across Pennsylvania

East Falls Development Corporation and Manyaunk Development Corporation receive funding for flood mitigation planning and risk mitigation strategies.

DeLissio announces grants for local projects

Some Philly businesses are finally reopening after Ida floods — just in time for another hurricane season

Nine months after Ida caused record-breaking flooding along the Schuylkill River, some Manayunk and East Falls businesses are finally reopening. Their relaunch comes as hurricane season begins anew.

PACDC 30th Anniversary Magazine The Philadelphia CDC Story: Advancing Equitable Development for 30 Years

Has it really been 30 years? Thirty years is a long time in some respects. If you run a small business, serve your country in the military, or live in one neighborhood for 30 years, you consider that a long time. Then again, 30 years is quite a short time in other respects. It’s the prime of life when you are young.

East Falls Businesses In the News

Get To Know East Falls

East Falls, which gets its name from waterfalls that were submerged by a dam in the Schuylkill River over two centuries ago, is nestled between Germantown, Wissahickon Valley Park, and the Allegheny West neighborhood.

BeautiFitStrong’s Audra Anusionwu – The Source w/ Andrea Lawful-Sanders

Audra Anusionwu is the founder and owner of "BeautiFitStrong Fitness": a thriving business dedicated to promoting holistic health and fitness.

Breast cancer survivor introduces yoga to Philly community

"I have seen some of the worst society can offer but I've also seen the best," said Robbin Alston.

Sisters revive East Falls shop, with emphasis on supporting local Black, women-owned businesses

Nestled between two towering apartment buildings along Midvale Avenue in East Falls is a hidden gem. Step inside and find a place to rest amid the lush green foliage with a comforting cup of coffee at Vault + Vine.

Eat some of the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia at the 1st Black Chef Showdown

This Sunday is your chance to eat some of the best cheesesteaks Philly has to offer.

Our local business Famous Fourth Street Cookies is # 3 on this national USA Today list.

Visitors to these 10 independent cookie shops in the U.S. enjoy yummy treats that come in a range of flavors and varieties, crafted with top-notch ingredients and the utmost love and care.

32 Philly-area farmers markets are opening for the season. Find one near you.

A handy guide to Philly area farmers markets, from family-friendly activities to CSA pick-ups.

Plants and Coffee at Vault and Vine

Calling all plant lovers! Bob found Vault and Vine, a place selling tons of plants, and even floral bouquets!

Audra Anusionwu offers fitness, fun and safety at the women’s only BeautifitStrong Fitness Studio

The start of a new year is always accompanied by a new batch of New Year’s resolutions. Many of those resolutions involve getting into or back into shape.

From rundown to restored: How the Hohenadel House in East Falls came back to life

When Felicite Moorman and Sean Hawley moved their family to Philadelphia, they took on the renovation of a house built in the 1850s.

Wissahickon Brewing celebrating 5 years with award-winning IPA

At Wissahickon Brewery Company, you can taste the beer just feet from where it's actually brewed.


Banded bundles of asparagus stand at attention; floppy-bloom daffodils fill paper cones; green cardboard baskets overflow with strawberries. Spring is announcing its arrival at neighborhood farmers markets in Philadelphia, set to be open around town from mid-May to November.

2022 Hot Date East Falls Glassworks

Getting creative in the kitchen not cutting it for you? Try a furnace and a blowtorch instead. Book a private lesson at East Falls Glassworks, learn the basics of glassblowing, and take home a self-made souvenir of your red-hot evening.

PHL17 Top Spots East Falls Chiropractors won PHL17’s “Chiropractor of the Year”

PHL17 Top Spots, a customer nominated and viewer voted contest, is THE PLACE where debates are settled and the Best of the Best are recognized by YOU!

Thunder Mug Cafe: Single mom creates special gathering place in East Falls

A single mom's single coffee shop has created a special community gathering space in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia 76ers recognize Thunder Mug Café for Buy Black program

For years Lizette Apy yearned to open her own café while working as a manager for luxury retailers.

Be your best self or learn a new skill with these Philadelphia classes

Learn art, music, dance, home improvement and more at these Philly-area schools and workshops.

Lizette Apy, owner of Thunder Mug Cafe in East Falls, hopes her 76ers partnership inspires Black business owners

Apy worked three jobs as a single mother but always dreamed of opening a cafe — and that dream is now a thriving small business on Ridge Avenue.

Sunny Side Yup!

Breakfast fans, mark your calendars! The Breakfast Boutique, a restaurant that serves “all-day breakfast with elegant charm and southern hospitality” according to owners Rob and Dez Pollard, is slated to open in March at the old Trolley Car Café space on Kelly Drive & Ferry Road.

After Being Closed for Nearly Two Years, Y2B Fit Is Reopening in a New Neighborhood

Last March, Y2B Fit closed its doors like all gyms in Philadelphia. Ever since, the then-Mount-Airy-based fitness studio has been hosting virtual and outdoor workouts, but sadly decided to end the lease on its brick-and-mortar space in June of 2020.

How BIPOC-Owned Philly Gyms Are Getting a Boost From Comcast During the Pandemic

The Comcast RISE program is focused on helping Philly-area small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic with free advertising, technology upgrades, and grants.

From The Vault

Why East Falls is Philly’s best neighborhood

When I moved back to Philadelphia nearly 16 years ago, the first of two neighborhood entries on the home-address resume was a gently renovated, former pizzeria at the corner of 26th and Parrish streets in Fairmount.

Where, oh where, were the falls of East Falls?

Sitting along the banks of the Schuylkill River, the neighborhood of East Falls features a variety of picturesque views, but there are no sounds of rushing water. In fact, you won’t find any indication as to why the area is often referred to as the “Falls of the Schuylkill.”

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