East Falls

 By Josh Verlin and Alyssa Andrews

East Falls: Trolley Car Cafe Celebrates its First Anniversary

East Falls: Trolley Car Cafe Celebrates its First Anniversary

The Trolley Car Cafe is celebrating an anniversary on Wednesday, its first since moving into an old Fairmount Park pool house in East Falls. The cafe, founded as an offshoot of the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy, prides itself on being an eco-friendly BYOB. “We have solar power and grow many of the vegetables […]

 By Genevieve LeMay

East Falls: Laurel Hill Cemetery is More Than a Final Resting Place

East Falls: Laurel Hill Cemetery is More Than a Final Resting Place

  What would you do if you weren’t able to find where your daughter had been buried the other day because the rain had erased all of the marks of a new grave? The horror of burying one’s child is hard enough on any parent, but the added devastation of being unable to identify the […]

 By Genevieve LeMay and Anna Berezowska

East Falls: A Cemetery for Millionaires

East Falls: A Cemetery for Millionaires

  Millionaire’s Row. It’s not exactly something you’d associate with a cemetery. But then again, neither are Atlantic City and Tacony. At least, you wouldn’t by just looking at one of the biggest mausoleums on Millionaire’s Row in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Laurel Hill Cemetery, located on 3822 Ridge Ave., is home to the Disston mausoleum […]

 By Julie Achilles

East Falls: Arthur Ashe Tennis Center Gives Inner-City Students a Second Chance

East Falls: Arthur Ashe Tennis Center Gives Inner-City Students a Second Chance

For much of his life, 15-year-old Timothy Brooks was stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time. It wasn’t until he joined the Second Serve Program at the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center in East Falls, that he finally found a place he belonged. Two years ago, Brooks was living in Delaware […]

 By Rebecca Arden and Matthew Beck

Ridge Avenue: The Flower Business

Ridge Avenue: The Flower Business

Adrienne Berrian started working with flowers as a hobby at home. Nine years later, Berrian’s hobby became a reality when her brother purchased a flower shop as her birthday present. She originally started with the name Ridge Flowers but changed it five years ago to Adrienne’s Floral Creations. Located at 4233 Ridge Ave., the store […]

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Ridge Avenue: Local Pet Store Goes All Natural

Ridge Avenue: Local Pet Store Goes All Natural

For just under two years Wag n’ Style Pet Boutique has been serving the East Falls community and its four-legged friends with natural, eco-friendly pet food. Located at 3734 Midvale Ave., Wag n’ Style is the area’s first all-natural pet store specializing in both natual food and high-end pet fashion. “We started with food and are now branching off […]

 By Rebecca Aden and Matthew Beck

East Falls: Inking through Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

East Falls: Inking through Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Last year Sean Murray was looking for a space in Philadelphia to open a tattoo parlor. He ended up with not only a tattoo parlor, but also a cafe and art gallery. Located at 3720 Midvale Ave. in East Falls, Java Ink has been open since July. Murray took the cozy three-room shop after his […]

 By Nick Vadala and Sarah Schu

East Falls: Remembering the First Computer

East Falls: Remembering the First Computer

In a small corner of the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering, marked by a small paper sign, sits Philadelphia’s portion of the remains of the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC) or what many say is the world’s first general use electronic computer. A small panel of what used to be a […]

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