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East Falls

Situated next to the Schuylkill River and an entry point for the physically fit working out on Kelly Drive, East Falls is the Northwest's next bustling business district and also the Northwest's higher education center, with Philadelphia University and Drexel University College of Medicine. Affordable living welcomes students and artists alike who enjoy the Arts by the River & Eco-Fair, East Falls Farmers Market, and the Plant Exchange. Quaint cafes and a cohesive green movement have this community, once known mostly for its mansions and its proximity to Center City, on the rise.


Barcade Chili Cook-off

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Health care for artists, live jazz and hot chili

This week's run-down of Flying Kite-approved events features an info session for uninsured artists, tunes (and Scrabble!) in Germantown and a cook-off at Barcade.

Front of the Cafe - restored old Bathey House building

University City Could Be Next for Trolley Car Diner's Impactful Brand

Developer, restaurateur, and community activist Ken Weinstein has helped transform Mt. Airy and nearby communities with a grassroots approach.

Kelly Hayes

MIND THE GAP: What A Year Off Means to Potential Employers

Whether it's teaching English in South Korea or going on tour with a punk rock band, a gap-year experience should mean something to you and potential employers.

Jeffrey Lin

Q&A: Jeffrey Lin, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Our city's low-cost amenities are among the traits making it desirable, but patterning Philly after Silicon Valley might not be wise, says this fast rising economist who also plays sax in a jam band.

Gap Year thumb

Mind the Gap: Why You (Yes, You) Should Consider a Gap Year

Gap years are mostly popular in the U.K., but this Philadelphia U. student's series uncovers how they can transform the job prospects, resume, and spirit of any student -- or workforce veteran.
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East Falls Founders

Phil Hughes of Mavuno Harvest

Phil Hughes of Mavuno Harvest

City: East Falls

The Peace Corps is a life-changing experience for many, and laid the foundation for Mavuno Harvest

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