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Photo: Pete Mazzaccaro In a first for the Welcome magazine, we decided to devote an entire issue to East Falls, in partnership with the East Falls Development Corporation and East Falls Community Council. In this issue of Welcome, we wanted to provide readers with vital information about the neighborhood’s rich civic infrastructure and its essential community events. In addition, we bring readers three features on the neighborhood’s businesses and culture. First, we reviewed the neighborhood’s underrated dining options. There might not be many restaurants in East Falls, but the ones it has are great. Pound for pound, there might not be better in the city. Next, we bring readers a story about Knight’s

Gym and Pinnacle Parkour Academy, two of the city’s most innovative fitness training facilities that aim to be more for their customers than just a place to build muscle and lung capacity. Both hope to make as much of a positive impact on their community’s spirit as their body mass index. Finally, we spoke with America’s Mayor, Ed Rendell, who has called East Falls home for nearly 40 years. Far from retirement, The Governor discusses his enduring love for his home neighborhood, its great residents and why he’d never leave. This issue finishes with a brief calendar of the best events East Falls has to offer through the summer. We hope you enjoy this issue.

Copyright 2018 by the Chestnut Hill Local Welcome is published twice yearly by the Chestnut Hill Local, 8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118, 215-248-8800, online at chestnuthilllocal.com. Thanks to Kathleen Hogan and Bill Epstein for their assistance. Associate Publisher: Larry Hochberger | Editor: Pete Mazzaccaro Designer and Production Manager: Ray DeJohn | Advertising Design: Cheryl Piehota Display Advertising Manager: Sonia Leounes | Advertising Representative: Maureen Gallo

With editorial assistance from: Maddie Clark and Valerie Jean-Baptiste Cover Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro For advertising, contact Sonia Leounes (215) 248-8133 sonia@chestnuthilllocal.com or Maureen Gallo (215) 248-8816 maureen@chestnuthilllocal.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

8 WELCOME TO EAST FALLS An introduction to the neighborhood of East Falls, its history and civic resources. 14 BEST EATS IN THE FALLS East Falls’ restaurant scene might be small, but it has some of the best places to eat in the city. 20 COMMUNITY FITNESS Knights Gym and Pinnacle Parkour Academy build community and muscle. 24 THE MAYOR OF EAST FALLS America’s Mayor, Ed Rendell, discusses his enduring love for the neighborhood he loves to call home.

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East Falls was originally settled by the Lenni Lenape, a Native American tribe. In 1732, Fort St. David was established as a fishery in the area and it became popular for this purpose. The namesake of the neighborhood – the Schuylkill cataracts (swift moving water over a run of boulders) – were submerged by the construction of the river’s dam in 1822. Before the cataracts were submerged, East Falls was impassable by boats and its dock was a busy transfer site between the river and Ridge and Germantown avenues. Later, as the area became industrialized by mills and other enterprises, rowhomes were built creating a thriving neighborhood. East Falls is more than just row homes and it would later become known for its prominent residents (including actress and princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly and her brother, the Olympic rower, Jack Kelly) and history of rowing on the Schuylkill River. Today it is, in the worlds of one of the neighborhood’s most famous residents, Ed Rendell, “a great urban, integrated, diverse community that lives in peace.” Attractions MCMICHAEL PARK This large, city-block-sized green space named for the first Republican Mayor of Philadelphia and Civil War POW, Morton McMichael The Friends of McMichael continue to maintain the park with a mix of service days, grant writing and fundraising. The Friends also produce a free summer theater series. See facebook.com/FriendsOf McmichaelPark/

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THE DANCE ON THE BRIDGE This event has been organized by the East Falls Development Corporation in years past and perhaps the future. Bring your dancing shoes, put on your ball gowns, suits and dance and drink the night away on the East Falls Bridge! NORTHWEST PHILLY PACK WALK East Falls hosts a Northwest Philly Pack Walk, every Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. where you can walk your pets with your fellow neighbors meeting at McMichael Park for a fun, friendly walk through the hilly, historic streets of East Falls. Find more information at eastfalls local.com/join-the-pack/

Civic Resources EAST FALLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: EFCC The East Falls Community Council is a charitable, all volunteer council that represents the best interests of the East Falls residents, and works to improve the neighborhood. The Council meets every second Monday of each month, which allows East Falls residents to express their concerns and participate in decisions that will affect the community. eastfallscommunity.org EAST FALLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY The East Falls Historical Society was founded in 2004 and is a non-profit organization that works to discover, preserve, and promote historic interest in the East Falls community. They are active in documenting historic buildings and sites (Continued on page 12)

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activities, and bars & restaurants. EFDC tries to bridge the different streets and voices in East Falls, the community’s needs and available resources, the community and the city of which it is a part of, and between the past and the future and the present and the future. eastfallspa.com

EAST FALLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION- EFDC The East Falls Development Corporation is a non-profit entity and was established in 1995 to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the East Falls residents, businesses, and institutions, as well as provide community information for businesses, residents, and visitors. They also provide up to date information about local business opportunities, real estate, recreational

EAST FALLS FORWARD The East Falls Forward is a registered community organization that has a prourban mission, which includes making sure that the East Falls community is a safe, maintainable neighborhood with plenty and attractive places to eat, shop, and do business. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month, through a free happy hour and community meeting. eastfallsforward.org

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East Falls restaurant scene

Le Bus is a recent addition to Midvale Avenue.

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Trying to decide on what to have for dinner this evening? Will it be last night’s spaghetti, a measly bowl of cereal or another night of ordering pizza and fries? Well, struggle no more. The neighborhood might not have the foodie clout of nearby Manayunk or

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Chestnut Hill, but East Falls is home to some of the city’s most underrated restaurants. Le Bus From its humble beginning as a yellow school bus turned food truck on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus to a (Continued on page 16)

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restaurant in Manayunk to an artisan bakery empire, owner David Braverman has made the Le Bus name known all around the Philadelphia area since its start in November of 1978. Four decades later, Le Bus has made a new a territory on Midvale and Ridge Avenues in East Falls. In holding on to its roots as a food truck that sold roast beef sandwiches, blueberry muffins and coffee, Le Bus offers a homey American cuisine with still a touch of world culture that would suit virtually any customer. www.lebuseastfalls.com 484-255-2100 4201 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Shan Chuan Also located on Ridge avenue is Shan Chuan, a Chinese and Japanese styled restaurant in the center of East Falls. With a pre-order only policy, Shan Chuan makes pickup and delivery quick and easy for anyone with a hankering for authentic Chinese and Japanese cookery. Patrons can either order online or dine in with the additional option of ordering off their full cocktail menu. shanchuaneastfalls.com 215-844-7889 4211 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon Tucked in a mainly residential area of East Falls lies Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon, a neighborhood bar that has withstood the test of time as a community staple. Behind the regional rail line, Billy Murphy and his wife Patty took over the bar in 1977 when it was still a rough around the edges joint known as Jack Greely’s Steak & Stein. Wanting to make it more welcoming, Murphy and his wife transformed the bar into an atmosphere that people of all ages would enjoy. With Murphy’s knack for cooking, he quickly developed a menu that included a variety of made to order hoagies and cheesesteaks. Soon after, the saloon began to bring in a large clientele of office workers, college students, athletes, politicians, you name it. Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon serves classic bar food options including a variety of burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, wings and cheesesteaks. In keeping with the Irish theme, the saloon also offers some European favorites such as fish n’ chips, liverwurst and the ever so Irish Guinness beer. 215-844-9683 3335 Conrad Street, Philadelphia, PA In Riva Translated to “along the banks”, In Riva is the first undertaking for the Philadelphia native chef, Arthur Cavaliere. Combining the aspects of his two favorite cities, Naples and Philadelphia, Cavaliere has delivered the lucky diners of East Falls an unprecedented eating experience. After staring out as a line cook in Manayunk to running some of the top restaurants in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., including Amada, El Vez, Parc and Central Michel Richard (Continued on page 18)


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to now owning his own culinary endeavor, Cavaliere has made his way to the top of the food chain. With a full brunch, dinner and cocktail menu, there’s no shortage of options at In Riva. In Riva even welcomes larger parties and other special events. www.in-riva.com 215-438-4848 4116 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

guests’ choice of coleslaw or house made pickles and a pick between a variety of specialty sauces including herby ranch, black pepper honey, sassy buffalo and many more. Foghorn also offers a full catering menu and can be found on GrubHub for delivery. www.foghornphilly.com 267-335-3061 4213 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

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East Falls trainers specialize in fitness and community

A mural at Knight’s Gym.

by Maddie Clark From personality to physical appearance to individual backstories, Tommie Knight and Andy Taylor couldn’t be more different from each other. However, as far as principles and morals are concerned, these two fitness moguls have a lot more in common than many

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adults alike to have fun while they get a workout. Though the facilities themselves differ in terms of physical characteristics, Knight and Taylor both share similar philosophies when running their businesses, especially in terms of bringing the community together. Knight’s Gym owner Tommie Knight started his business as a way to give back to the African American community. “Health and fitness in the African American communities are not focused on as much as they should be…especially in areas of poverty,” Knight said. As an African American, Knight’s main objective is to show all black men and women that “we don’t have to be white [or any other race] in order to take fitness seriously…We can eat clean like everyone else and we can exercise like everyone else,” he said. With the growing success of Knight’s Gym and their two-year anniversary this past December, Knight’s goal is to open locations all around the country. Knight also said that the use of social media has helped to get the word out and expand the business. With state-of-the-art equipment, a fully functioning juice bar and an exclusive clothing line, Knight’s Gym provides clients with a one-stop-shop for all of their fitness needs. “One thing that people here like about our gym is the fact that it’s family oriented, people know your name in here…We motivate each other, we’re positive, the energy is amazing, we have great trainers and great equipment,” Knight said. Not even a half mile away, Andy Taylor, the owner and director of the Pinnacle Parkour Academy in East Falls, also places a strong emphasis on community building.

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Taylor and PPK instructors make it a point to reach out to local schools in order to implement the Leave No Trace initiative, a community service project dedicated to cleaning up nearby parks. To Taylor, giving back is second nature as unity and togetherness are a major part of the parkour discipline. “We’re not reckless skateboarders, [Leave No Trace and giving back] are part of the parkour culture,” Taylor said. Before Taylor came to own PPK, he got into the parkour practice simply by jumping off buildings and experimenting with different tricks. After his interest in the art developed, Taylor started getting more involved in the business by running local parkour gyms, planning events and so on. Taylor even started to develop parkour equipment of his own. So, in addition to running PPK for the past year, he is now a nationwide distributor of parkour obstacles. Like Knight, Taylor is also interested in expanding his business to every major city across the country. Taylor stated that his main reason for deciding to open in East Falls was so that their practice could reach as many people as possible. PPK reaches out to every age bracket, including kids, people with special needs, etc. When it comes to teaching the sport, Taylor focuses on the aspect of failure. Especially with children, Taylor wants them to learn that failure is a path to success. “I think that’s lost in day to day activities,” he said. While scaling walls and jumping across buildings is quite opposite from working out at a local gym, Knight and Taylor’s community-oriented business models that could be a model for other businesses in East Falls, Philadelphia and beyond.


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America’s Mayor calls East Falls home By Pete Mazzaccaro

It’s been almost 20 years since Ed Rendell, America’s Mayor, the most beloved Philadelphia mayor in several generations, left office for bigger and better things, serving two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania, from 2003 to 2011. Today, The Governor, keeps busy in at no fewer than 16 different tasks. He’s an analyst for NBC News and its affiliate networks, he teaches a class at Penn, writes a sports column for the Philadelphia Daily News and works for the law firm of Ballard Spahr in addition to seats on numerous corporate boards and non-profit organizations. “I keep plenty busy,” he says. “It’s different now ... I went from having 73,000 employees as Governor to 4.” After leaving Harrisburg, Rendell could have lived anywhere. But he chose a small, 3-bedroom house on Midvale Avenue across the street from McMichael Park. Its main selling point is a fenced-in yard for his golden retriever, Honor, who’s worn a firm, circular path around the yard’s perimeter. “My friends asked me, “Why don’t you move downtown?’” Rendell says. He chats while walking Honor across McMichael Park towards a plaque that bears his name. “First of all I can’t move downtown because I love Golden Retrievers. And my last three wouldn’t go to the bathroom when I brought them in town. They need grass. Secondly, I’ve come to love this neighborhood.” And the neighborhood clearly loves him back. The plaque on a tall stone that bears his name, placed there in 1999, 24

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A plaque honoring Ed Rendell in McMichael Park. Photo: Pete Mazzaccaro

is a testament to that. In a story he likes to tell, the plaque was initially installed at the foot of his dogs’ favorite tree, but soon became a urination target of every dog in the neighborhood. “Where it is now, maybe only a Great Dane could reach it,” he says with a chuckle. Rendell says he and his former wife, Judge Midge Rendell, first moved to East Falls in 1980. “My wife’s friends owned a house here and raved about it all the time,” Rendell says. “We bought a house about a block from them.” At the time, Rendell wasn’t even the (Continued on page 26)


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most prominent politician in his neighborhood. Long-time Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter was a neighbor “I was DA at the time,” he recalls. “My neighbors were disappointed I didn’t have a police car in the driveway. Arlen Specter did when he was DA -- he lived 5 houses away.” Rendell is effusive in his praise for his home neighborhood. He moved into his new, smaller place last year after he and Judge Rendell sold their home. The judge, Rendell says, helped him find the new house. He’s thrilled to be in “The Falls” still. “What I love about The Falls is that it’s incredibly diverse,” he says. “[My son] Jesse played football, basketball and baseball at McMichael Rec center. He played with kids from the Abbotsford homes. He played with working class, mostly Irish kids. And then he played with professionals’ kids. Those professionals were white, black, Latino, Asian, gay, straight... If you were to ask me what’s a great urban integrated diverse community that lives in peace, this is it.” Aside from the neighbors and the dog-friendly amenities East Falls has to offer, Rendell has his neighborhood favorites. He’s a devotee of Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies in

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Lower Roxborough (“which we call West East Falls anyway,” Rendell says). And he enjoys InRiva Restaurant, 4116 Ridge Ave., for its dog friendly days. “They have Puppies and Pizza at their outdoor seating.” Rendell also says he has fond memories of sledding on the campus of Philadelphia University, now Jefferson University’s East Falls Campus. And he’s a big fan of McMichael Recreation Center, which is helped in funding by local citizen fund raising. Asked about his political career, he says he’s still “plenty involved,” having worked to fundraise for new City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, who he calls “the future” for the city. What he misses most in his political career is being mayor. “Mayor was more fun,” he says. “You were the first responder. You were involved in everything could sway public opinion just by force of personality.” In the meantime, Rendell says he’s very happy in East Falls. It’s a great base of operations for everything that keeps him busy and it’s a suitable home for Honor. “Because of the dogs, the neighborhood and sense of all types of people, it would take something very serious to get me to move out of East Falls,” he says.


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APRIL Read With A Dog! Mon, April 9, 16, 23, 30 2018 4:30 p.m. Falls of Schuylkill Library 3501 Midvale Avenue (Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.) School age kids are invited to come read with Orchid or Wally, certified therapy dogs, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement-free space. Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited. For more information, call 215685-2093 or visit freelibrary.org MAY Love Your McMichael Park Day Saturday May 12, 2018, 9 a.m.-noon McMichael Park, 3299 Midvale Avenue Starting in 1990 when a group got together to clean and preserve McMichael Park, neighbors and friends

have contributed and worked to keep the part useful and beautiful. Join them in a couple hours of cleanup. Either bring your own tools and gloves or borrow those provided. Rain date May 19. For more information, visit Friends of McMichael Park at facebook.com/ FriendsOfMcmichaelPark Pajama Party Storytime Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:30 p.m. Falls of Schuylkill Library 3501 Midvale Avenue (Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.) Join us for songs and stories to end your busy day and get your ready for bedtime. You are encouraged to wear your pajamas to the library and bring along your favorite stuffed toy. For children ages 7 and under, along with an adult. For more information, call 215685-2093 or visit freelibrary.org (Continued on page 30)

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F E A A L S L T S

ORGANIZATIONS East Falls Community Garden East Falls Dog Park Greatness – Nehemiah Davis Foundation Institute for Safe Families Limelight Arts East Falls Community Council East Falls Development Corporation East Falls Firehouse Engine35, Ladder25 East Falls Forward East Falls Historical Society East Falls Sports Association East Falls Town Watch East Falls Tree Tenders East Falls Village Falls of Schuylkill Library Friends of Inn Yard Park Friends of McMichael Park Friends of Mifflin School Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library JEVS Philadelphia Canoe Club FOOD & DRINK Apollo’s Pizza Billy Murphy's Irish Saloon Cranky Joe's Deke's Bar-B-Que Dunkin Donuts East Falls Beverage Famous 4th Street Cookie Company Fiorino Foghorn Fonseca Coffee Founded Coffee and Pizza Frank's Pizza Franklin's Pub and Grill Golden Crust Pizza III In Riva Laxmi's Indian Grille Le Bus East Falls Major’s Wing Lee Milo Nonna Pizzeria Shan Chuan Slices Pizza Trolley Car Café

Sherman Mills Wissahickon Brewing Company RETAIL Bob's Bait & Tackle Cozy Toes Material Culture Vault & Vine

HOUSING Avenue at East Falls Apartments Alden Park Apartments Berkshires of East Falls Birchwood Hills Apartments Carlton Park Apartments Cloverly Park Apartments Cricket Court Commons Delmar Morris Apartments Dobson Mills Falls Bridge Lofts Falls Ridge Falls Village Apartments The Avenue Hathaway House Apartments Marchwood Apartments Ravenswood Apartments Rittenhouse Hill Apartments

ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT Amazing Escape Room Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Old Academy Players Philadelphia Rock Gyms Secret Circus Trolley Car Table Tennis MEDICAL East Falls Chiropractic East Falls Eye Associates East Falls Family Dentistry Einstein Physicians Roxborough Eye Institute at Falls Center, Salus University Falls Pediatric & Teen Care Temple Univ Hosp. Phys Med & Rehab REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway

Elfant Wissahickon Elwyn Special Education School HOW Properties Joseph D. Petrone Real Estate Obara Realty Group Park Heights/BIK Equities Pennrose Management Company Petrone Realty GoldOller Real Estate Investments

EDUCATION Agora Cyber Charter School Eastern Academy Charter School Eastern University Jefferson University Thomas Mifflin Elementary School William Penn Charter School RawkU School of Music St. James School Wissahickon Charter School Wissahickon Dance Academy Wordsworth Academy Broad Street Academy Design-Lab Schools Drexel University

SALONS/SPAS/FITNESS Bliss Hair Studio Damn Good Bodies East Falls Fitness Knight's Gym Koco Nail Salon Mabel Marie Make Me Dreadful Mellow Massage Therapy Metric Salon Ocean Hair Salon Pinnacle Parkour Academy Sandy's Nails Sankhya Yoga Studios The Artist Haus Salon

CHURCHES East Falls Presbyterian Church Falls of Schuylkill Baptist Church First Presbyterian Church in Germantown Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Metro Presbyterian Church

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Stotesbury Regatta Friday May 18 and Saturday May 10 Along the Schuylkill Kelly Drive starting at Hunting Park Avenue More than 5,000 competitors from around the US and Canada gather before more than 10,000 spectators as the largest high school regatta in the world takes place along the Schuylkill. Men have been competing since 1924, women since 1974 in 1,2,4, and 8-person boats in a variety of categories. For more information, visit stotesburycupregatta.com JUNE East Falls Farmers Market Saturdays, June – November 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Twin Bridges Parking Lot, 4100 Ridge Avenue Families can browse farm-fresh fruit, flowers, vegetables and more in the shade under the Twin Bridges every Saturday. East Falls Flea Market Saturday, June 9, all day McMichael Park, 3299 Midvale Avenue Join your neighbors for one of the best events of the year in East Falls. Enjoy terrific vendors, a beer garden, great food trucks and much more in McMichael Park. For more information, email info@eastfallscommunity.org. Pajama Party Storytime Wednesday, June 20 6:30 p.m. Falls of Schuylkill Library 3501 Midvale Avenue (Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.) Join us for songs and stories to end 30

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your busy day and get you ready for bedtime. You are encouraged to wear your pajamas to the library and bring along your favorite stuffed toy. For children ages 7 and under, along with an adult. For more information, call 215685-2093 or visit freelibrary.org JULY Theatre in McMichael Park Thursday, July 12, 7-9 p.m. McMichael Park, 3299 Midvale Avenue It's an annual tradition -- theatre in McMichael Park! Grab your chairs and a picnic dinner and enjoy the Commonwealth Classic Theatre's comedy performance of "The Complete History of America." For more information, email info@eastfallscommunity.org. Pajama Party Storytime Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:30 p.m. Falls of Schuylkill Library 3501 Midvale Avenue (Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.) Join us for songs and stories to end your busy day and get your ready for bedtime. You are encouraged to wear your pajamas to the library and bring along your favorite stuffed toy. For children ages 7 and under, along with an adult. For more information, call 215685-2093 or visit freelibrary.org AUGUST Camp Edventures 2018 Fri, August 3, 1-4 p.m Jefferson University East Falls Campus, Tuttleman Building Jefferson University presents an interactive day of exploring course design, active learning and assessment ideas for the classroom to learn more about the power of technologies that supports the learner experience. Free.


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