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  • East Falls Development Corporation
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education as part of the Destination Schuylkill River initiative seeking to bring awareness of the Schuylkill River through public eco themed art Each location developed its own unique approach to the initiative Residents have grown to recognize and love the fish theme as an identifier for the neighborhood and we seek to strengthen this connection through this public art project What makes the art eco The EFDC requested that each piece be made of reused recycled or natural materials or be otherwise environmentally sound If lighting is incorporated we requested the use of solar powered LED s Lynn Denton was the first of the six artists chosen to install eco art throughout the East falls riverfront Business District Her mosaic interpretation of the Five Fishes can be seen on the 4100 block of Ridge Ave across from Franco s Marguerita Hagan was the second artist to install fish themed eco art She has installed three repurposed aluminum wire catfish that are swimming along a wall at the corner of Ridge Ave and calumet street As the sun moves throughout the day the shadows cast give the illusion of movement The third artist to install is Sandra Webberking Sandra Has installed a fish themed bike rack of repurposed metal along the Inn Yard Park at Stanton Street The fourth installation is a pinwheel by Mike Smash and Juan Dimida created from repurposed street signs The cut outs are of the five indigenous fish of our section of the Schuylkill River American Shad Common Carp Smallmouth Bass the Catfish and Yellow Perch Lynn Denton Check out the 4100 block of Ridge Ave across from Franco s Marguerita Hagan Check out the corner of Ridge Ave and Calumet Street Take a look at and make use of Sandra Webberking s fish themed bike rack at the Inn Yard Park Mike Smash and Juan Dimida have installed a pinwheel created from repurposed street signage at the RiteAid on Midvale Frank hyder has created a repurposed pvc pipe solar lit sculpture This latest addition to eco art within the East Falls Riverfront Business District is temporarily installed at the Mason s building 4200 Ridge Ave Check him out at night Commemorative Eco Art plaques have been installed at the site of the currently installed artwork The plaques identify the artist funding permissions and let people know that the each installation is part of a larger group of installed work within the East Falls Riverfront Business District that are helping to bring attention to our river and what we can do to help Midvale Avenue Design was on Community Council Agenda August 10th An open design conversation about Midvale Avenue from Ridge to Warden Drive was on the agenda for the EFCC meeting on Monday Aug 10 It received positive support and agreement to proceed You can see the presentation here we want your input To see the presentation click here To give your input go to this website and contribute to the blog For more information on East Falls Goes Green see below Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Web Survey and Resources The Planning Commission is doing a Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan They have hired a consultant and work is going on They want to hear from you Take the Survey about walking and biking and give your input about dangerous intersections it is on their home page www philaplanning org Also check out maps of where the bike crashes and pedestrian accidents are happening For people in East Falls look at maps labeled Germantown and Chestnut Hill and a part of East Falls is also in the Upper North Philadelphia maps Go to the plan s web site to see them http www tooledesign com philadelphia maps php Community Based Economic Revitalization The mission of the East Falls Development Corporation focuses on community based revitalization This means supporting economic development and related improvement efforts that benefit the residents of our neighborhood The projects and ideas come from the neighborhood for the benefit of neighbors Right now we are working on several projects that grew out of community input and that are continually brought before the neighborhood as they are refined either through other organizations special meetings or through meetings of the East Falls Community Council EFCC I wanted to take an opportunity to highlight a few of our projects to show the way in which they develop If you can wade through the alphabet soup you will see how many organizations government agencies elected officials and staff members it takes to make this Village We greatly appreciate their efforts to support this community The Twin Bridges Public Art project The need for this project became more obvious as plans to build the parking lot under the Twin Bridges developed It was apparent upon closer examination that the Sports Murals had become aged and were deteriorating Coincidentally the Mural Arts Program MAP which originally had commissioned the Sports Murals had become concerned about the condition of the murals and sought to improve the look of them When we presented this notion at a meeting of the EFCC community members supported pursuing a public arts project there The EFCC s Zoning and Land Use Committee then endorsed the EFDC s structure of having a committee to review specific design ideas This committee was open to volunteers We worked with the MAP to solicit artists The artists work was then displayed for the public to get input The committee took that input and selected the artists They are now working with the artists as the design is refined Because of timing and weather we have been informed by MAP that the project is scheduled for Spring 09 installation The Bathey House The Bathey House is the small building between Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive across from the parking lot at the Rte 1 ramps It is on Fairmount Park land and is controlled by the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust The building has been vacant for decades and was identified by the East Falls Riverfront Master Plan for renovation The EFDC obtained an agreement from the FPHPT to work with us to obtain a developer who would renovate the building for the benefit of the neighborhood The EFDC organized a committee that includes representatives from the East Falls Historical Society and the East Falls Business Association EFBA to review possible uses of the building The committee created criteria for public amenities that include restrooms and information about the Schuylkill River Trail and the Riverfront Business District The EFDC is currently working with a developer to renovate the building and has raised thousands of dollars in grants from the William Penn Foundation through the Schuylkill Project the Department of Community and Economic Development the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources DCNR through the Schuylkill River Greenway Association SRGA and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission s Take Me to the River Grant program We hope that the building will be renovated next year Gateway Pedestrian Island and Street Lights This project will bring a pedestrian island with an East Falls sign on Midvale Avenue at Kelly Drive Not only will it welcome visitors and create a landmark but it will make it much easier and safer for bicycles pedestrians and strollers to cross Midvale Avenue and Kelly Drive This project also includes adding street lights on East River Road and changing the direction of that street behind the Fire Station to make it safer at the intersections It will also be easier to get to This project is the first phase of East Falls Reconnects to the River the urban design for the Riverfront Business District The design ideas came from a community charette and the plan was approved by the EFCC The consultants for the plan were funded by the State DCNR through the SRGA which was an outgrowth of the Riverfront Master Plan Funding for this project was secured from DVRPC s Federal Transportation Enhancement Funds which come from PennDOT and through former Fourth District Councilwoman Carol Ann Campbell and the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative This project is in the control of the Streets Department and is to be bid out this Fall Winter The work of the EFDC would not be possible without the generous donation of time and other voluntary support from Board Members These hard working board members include local residents as well as people who are appointed from their organizations that hold Representative Seats on the EFDC Board Carolyn Sutton President of Board Sharon Jaffe Vice President of the Board EFCC Representative Seat Gil Rowe Board Treasurer Vanessa Williams Board Secretary Resources for Human Development RHD Representative Seat Lloyd Russow Philadelphia University Representative Seat Steven Ohm The Pep Boys Representative Seat Bill Ballou Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Representative Seat Jim Williamson EFBA Representative Seat Daniel Bernstein Nancy Karahuta Edward DeLisle Jeffrey Friedman Esq John Grady Heidi Grunwald Lorina Marshall Blake Matthew McClure Esq Gregory O Loughlin Sandra Radich and John Hawkins Gateway Pedestrian Island and Changing the Direction of East River Road The East Falls Development Corporation is leading a project to build a Gateway Pedestrian Island with a sign in East Falls This project brings together a number of community goals and plans including creating an identity a new wayfinding system and pedestrian safety See the design of the Gateway Island This project is part of Phase I of the East Falls Reconnects to the River plan This Gateway Pedestrian Island and Sign will be located on Midvale Avenue where Midvale meets Kelly Drive The funding for the island has been secured by the EFDC from federal transportation funds specifically designated for pedestrian improvements and from the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative The Streets Department designed the pedestrian island ensuring that it works with the flow of traffic and pedestrians The idea of the pedestrian island is simple to provide a protected area where the pedestrian can safely cross a wide expanse of roadway The pedestrian island will divide Midvale Avenue between the uphill and the downhill lanes The island will be a very long narrow triangle over 100 feet long and about 16 feet wide at its widest at Kelly Drive It will not change the number of traffic lanes It will however calm traffic The Sunoco Station will be reduced to have a single entrance exit off of Midvale As part of the project the direction of East River Road will be changed in the block behind the fire Station Design professionals Tod Corlet and Mark Havens have taken the new East Falls logo and created a beautiful sign The sign was desired to be moderately sized to fit in with the island and surroundings The sign will have a natural stone column in the center and curved metal that has the design cut out of it It is designed to be weather resistant and vandal proof The materials of metal and stone reflect our industrial heritage but pick up on the elegant design of the bridge railings from the logo Behind the sign placed in a long planted section will be a series of curved metal elements that will reflect the railing design The low rails and the plantings are designed to further pedestrian safety diverting pedestrians from cutting across in midblock The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will be designing the plantings so that they are harmonized with the sign The stone column of the sign will be illuminated at night so the letters will visible but the sign will not have internally illuminated glowing faces or letters Lighting will be the minimum brightness necessary to function and to compete with surrounding glare The flat version of the sign does not reflect its true beauty Along with the pedestrian island other changes are in the works There will be pedestrian scale street lights on East River Road the unlit road behind the post office and fire department We have also secured pedestrian count down signals in addition to new hand and man signals at the pedestrian island This will create a strong sense that the pedestrian is welcome and alert vehicles to take caution for pedestrians The section of East River Road behind the fire station will be changed in direction to lessen traffic confusion and calm the intersection as well Photos from the Nov 4th 2011 East Falls Pedestrian Island Groundbreaking We can do something to help our River East Falls Goes GREEN The Schuylkill River rises quickly after it rains bringing us high water and sometimes a flood This is because upriver there has been so much pavement and building that rain water can t soak into the ground Instead it is funneled into pipes and sent to the River The water is not filtered through the earth and carries trash and car fluids that pollute our river There are actions that can be taken that help with the water quality of the river and the fish and turtles who live in it East Falls was the subject of a special study to understand what we can do to improve the look of the community while trying to keep water from rushing to the River after a rain storm The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society the Philadelphia Water Department the Environmental Protection Agency Philadelphia University s Program in Landscape Architecture and the East Falls Development Corporation teamed up to work with the community on design ideas We have published a report East Falls Model Stormwater Project Take a look and see how you can do your part to help our beautiful Hidden River A rain barrel a new tree or even some planters in the back yard are a great start The EFDC will be working with its partners to see what we can do for our public spaces and roads to make things better This project was generously sponsored by the William Penn Foundation East Falls Goes GREEN an opportunity for community residents to take action that will help our river is moving forward and conducting a series of workshops This project is focusing on row home blocks in East Falls with the greatest area of impervious surface Neighbors who want to take action can beautify their homes and blocks raise their property value and along the way help the environment ADD GREEN ADD VALUE Alyssa Roho conducted the first workshop in the series She is a dedicated and knowledgeable Philadelphia real estate professional with seven years experience in the area She is an eco broker and specializes in Feng Shui She has posted a blog with lots of helpful information relating to our project and resources to make changes easier and more effective www alyssaroho com The second workshop was conducted by Dan Benarcik a horticulturist specializing in couture container gardens with minimum maintenance Dan Benarcik s work can be seen at Chanticleer in Wayne PA Dan gave a wonderfully entertaining and knowledgeable presentation on the topic of Container Gardens Container gardens are window boxes trellises large containers or a grouping of smaller pots to create attractive Green space Two container gardens were given as door prizes to two lucky workshop participants Dan demonstrated his talent and expertise in creating a container garden that through use of plant material succulents and soil would need less watering and a second with the use of marginal plants and compost that would hold water for a longer period of time To learn more about the workshop click here We have held four more workshops on rain barrels scroll down for rain barrel info Native Plants Composting and Green Spacecare and Sarah Wu from the Mayor s Office of Sustainability talked to us about Greenworks Philadelphia The third workshop in the East Falls Goes GREEN Series covered Native Plants Native Plants have evolved and adapted to local conditions over thousands of years They are vigorous and hardy so can survive winter cold and summer heat Once established they require no irrigation or fertilization and are resistant to most pests and diseases Therefore Native Plants suit people s interest in low maintenance gardening and landscaping as well as provide food and shelter for birds butterflies and other desirable wildlife Many Native Plants help to enrich the soil Their root systems help rainfall get into the soil reducing erosion and runoff This improves water quality The workshop was April 21st from 7pm 8 30pm and was conducted by our Neighbor Charlotte Kidd and Tony Federici of the Audubon Pennsylvania s Audubon At Home program Native plants are available for sale through falls flowers Door prizes came from falls flowers as well Our neighbor Ginny Smith is the garden writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and she was at the East Falls Goes GREEN Native Plant workshop She has blogged about our event click here We held a rain barrel installation workday on Saturday July 10th that enabled interested residents to continue the effort to help our river Let us know if you have a rain barrel that has not been installed You will need to provide all of the hardware and have a diverter if needed Check out the information scroll down on rain barrels and make sure you have everything you need for installation Transform you outdoor living space Model garden designs by Kim Douglas of Studio Gaea and Philadelphia University s Landscape Architecture Program Kim Douglas has designed sustainable green space for three lucky East Falls neighbors Dina Cohen Blythe Davenport and Jennifer Schelter are the three recipients of these model green spaces Charlotte Kidd returned to present an informative 5th workshop on Composting and Greenspace Care to very receptive and informed neighbors The discussion was lively educational and fun It turns out that a lot of people already compost and are looking for ways to do it better and more efficiently Composting options are posted on the EFDC website and Facebook page look for photos of the workshop on our Facebook page as well We will plan a composting workday

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  • East Falls Development Corporation
    hesitate to contact her Gina Snyder JD MS Executive Director East Falls Development Corporation 215 848 8084 4133 Ridge Ave 1 First Floor Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19129 Send her an email Mission The East Falls Development Corporation is a non profit entity dedicated to community based economic development for the benefit of East Falls Make a Donation now Governing Board The Governing Board is made up of community members people who represent important community organizations and advocates of a wide variety of local community interests Sharon Jaffe Chair of the Board Peicha Chang Vice Chair Falls Flowers Jim Williamson Treasurer Slices East Falls Business Association Representative Seat G Geoffrey Cromarty Philadelphia University Representative Seat Greg Curci Equus Partners Ltd William Epstein East Falls Community Council Representative Seat Jeffrey Friedman Esq Google Marvina Furlow Abbottsford Homes Tenant Council Representative Seat Ronan Gill RF Group John Grady President Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation Doug Grom Edward Jones Michael Laing National Penn Bank Matthew McClure Esq Ballard Spahr Jim Multari Comcast Mike Murphy Billy Murphy s Irish Saloonery Sandra Radich Nalls Architecture Gil Rowe Retired Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation PCDC Carolyn Sutton Chameleon Ina J Thomas Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Representative Seat Joyce Wilkerson Vanessa Williams Resources for Human Development RHD Representative Seat Ex Officio Office of Councilman Curtis Jones Jr Vacant Seat Falls Ridge Tenant Council Representative Seat organization has not appointed a representative Business Affiliations are shown for informational purposes only Representative Seat indicates that the individual has been designated to serve by an organization that has a seat on the Board The beginnings of the EFDC The EFDC was formed to promote the health safety and welfare of the residents businesses and institutions of the East Falls section of the City of Philadelphia PA in 1995 It was an idea of the

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  • East Falls Development Corporation
    Development Corporation 215 848 8084 4133 Ridge Ave 1 First Floor Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19129 Send her an e mail East Falls Development Corporation is located in Philadelphia PA and provides community information for East Falls businesses residents and visitors including up to date information on East Falls business opportunities real estate recreational activities and bars restaurants Home About East Falls Business Directory Investing and Starting a Business in East Falls

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  • East Falls Development Corporation
    of the Falls Tavern The creation of the Fairmount Dam three miles down river ultimately submerged the falls leaving only a few rocks remaining protruding from the river Above the river Thomas Mifflin the first governor of Pennsylvania and a signer of the U S Constitution made his home near the intersection of Ridge and Midvale Avenues The hill on which the Queen Lane Reservoir stands was the campground of the Continental Army in 1777 and was seriously proposed as the site for the permanent Federal Capital Also during the American Revolution Lafayette set up his headquarters on what is now McMichael Park As America began to industrialize the river provided residents with waterpower to build mills along the Wissahickon and Falls Creeks encouraging a small community to form Prior to the Revolution East Falls like the rest of the country was dependent on England for manufactured goods However during and after the war there was a movement for economic independence eventually leading to the development of more mills The mills of Wissahickon Creek produced a number of goods including paper cloth gunpowder sawed lumber milled wheat and corn and pressed oil from flax There were more than fifty watermills by 1850 although residents were still able to preserve the organic beauty of the surrounding landscape The natural allure of this area attracted the attention of various literary figures throughout the ages including Edgar Allen Poe and John Greenleaf Whittier During the Civil War the Dobson Mills were built which produced woolen blankets for the Union Army Dobson Mills was demolished in 1872 by the Fairmont Park Commission and then rebuilt and moved to Scott s Lane where it flourished until the 1930s At this time East Falls also began to attract breweries providing still more employment opportunities The Powers Weightman Chemical Company which started in 1848 on Ridge Avenue was yet another important business that brought East Falls more economic and social success William Weightman considered the wealthiest person in Pennsylvania at the time built the Ravenhill estate on School House Lane next to the mansions of other industrialists such as railroad tycoon Frederick Kimball s Red Gate These historic properties were eventually charitably bequeathed to Philadelphia University which continues its careful stewardship of them as part of its campus As was standard at the time both Dobson Mills and Powers Weightman also built homes for its employees developing many of East Falls still existing attractive row house neighborhoods As more and more people gathered around the successful industries East Falls continued to expand and develop More homes were built quickly followed by schools churches and neighborhood corner stores East Falls became a town where people both lived and worked In 1930 The Woman s Medical College of Pennsylvania 1850 1995 relocated from Center City to East Falls This was the world s first medical school for women and the first facility of its kind in the City of Philadelphia Although the hospital has closed the campus is currently

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  • East Falls Development Corporation
    EFDC Contact Us Design Arts Crafts Ennis Nehez 3580 Indian Queen Lane 267 289 2223 website d Remodeling Specializing in Kitchens baths basements howroom with cabinetry tile counterops lighting and faucets 4229 Ridge Ave 215 848 4444 www dremodeling com send an emai l Glynis Tart Verden Interior Design Studio LLC 4000 Gypsy Lane Unit 533 215 360 6722 send an email verdeninteriordesign com W CO Weber and Company Check of the website 715 S 3rd Phila 215 922 2499 Send an Email BG Productions Photography and Videography Flat World Media Productions 215 435 1418 Check out their website Interior Options 3 502 Scotts Lane Suite 1211 Send an email Web page m 267 331 6108 East Falls Glassworks 3510 Scotts Ln Ste 3113 215 908 7924 website Loafin Tree LLC Creative Consulting and Design 540 578 2078 fax 215 844 2881 website wfour design group 3510 Scotts Lane Bldg 32 Studio 115 215 279 8604 Bold indicates sponsor of our annual events Zip code is 19129 unless otherwise indicated Your Ad Here East Falls Development Corporation is located in Philadelphia PA and provides community information for East Falls businesses residents and visitors including up to date information on East

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    Mills Apartments 4041 Ridge Avenue 215 438 4888 Carlton Park Apartments 2800 Midvale Ave 215 848 2100 website How Properties Developers Website Falls Center apartments and commercial space 3300 Henry Ave website Grasso Holdings Developers of Ridge Flats coming to 4300 Ridge Avenue at the Falls Bridge www grassoholdings com Places 4 Students Link to housing for students Places4Students Phila U Charter Court at East Falls 5450 Wissahickon Ave Philadelphia PA 19144 www LiveAtCharterCourt com Send an email P 855 708 8743 Sherman Mills at East Falls 3502 Scotts Lane Building 1 Ste 111 215 991 7601 website Hilltop at Falls Ridge for sale units website The Berkshires 2991 W School House Ln 19144 215 848 2100 Charlwin Apartments 3024 3026 W Queen Lane 215 848 2100 website Gypsy Lane Condos 4000 Gypsy Ln 215 844 4276 Classic Living 2991 W School House Ln 215 848 2100 Alden Park Apartments 5500 Wissahickon Ave 19144 215 844 7905 AldenParkApts com Falls Ridge Apartments 215 848 4116 Richard Hartwell 2 3 bedroom apts website or 215 849 8662 Crowne Placa City Avenue website Bold indicates supporters of East Falls Events Zip code is 19129 unless otherwise indicated Your Ad Here East Falls

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    Facebook Epicure Cafe 3401 Conrad street 215 438 8566 e mail website Fiorino 3572 Indian Queen Lane 215 843 1500 website Golden Crust Pizza III 3732 Midvale Avenue 215 848 4400 website Trolley Car Cafe S Ferry Road at Kelly Drive 267 385 6703 website send an email Slices Pizza 4249 Ridge Avenue 215 843 4747 slicespizzapa net Billy Murphy s Irish Saloonery 3333 Conrad St 215 844 9683 Franklin sPub and Gill 3521 Bowman Street 267 336 7420 website Laxmi s Indian Grille 3400 Conrad Street 3492 Tilden Street 267 335 3312 website Chuestnut Hill Coffee at the Gatehouse Cafe 3300 Henry Ave Falls Center 267 331 8908 Frank s Pizza 3600 Fisk Street 215 848 6433 Find them on Facebook Falls Taproom 3749 Midvale Ave 215 849 1222 website In Riva 4116 Ridge Ave 215 438 4848 Johnny Manana s 4201 Ridge Ave 215 843 0499 website Major Wing Lee Ridge Ave and Midvale Ave Shan Chuan Chinese Restaurant 4211 Ridge Avenue 215 844 7889 Bold indicates supporters of East Falls Events Thank them by giving them your patronage Zip code is 19129 unless otherwise indicated Your Ad Here East Falls Development Corporation is located in Philadelphia PA

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  • East Falls Development Corporation
    From West Reading Lancaster Harrisburg Take the PA Turnpike East to Exit 326 old exit 24 Schuylkill Expressway Take Schuylkill Expressway I 76 East towards Central Philadelphia Take 76 to Lincoln Dr Kelly Dr Exit 340A merge onto City Ave over the Bridge and take the exit on the left which is Ridge Avenue East Welcome to East Falls on street parking is available From New York and north New Jersey From North New York North Jersey Take NJ Turnpike to PA Turnpike Exit 6 Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 326 old exit 24 Schuylkill Expressway Take Schuylkill Expressway I 76 East towards Central Philadelphia Take 76 to Lincoln Dr Kelly Dr Exit 340A merge onto City Ave W and take the exit on the left which is Ridge Avenue Welcome to East Falls on street parking is available From Northeast Bucks County Take US 1 South which becomes Roosevelt Blvd Take the Ridge Ave Exit Turn right onto Ridge Ave Welcome to East Falls Parking Lot is directly ahead Transit Access One of the many benefits of East Falls is its convenient public transit access In addition to the service of two SEPTA rail lines R6 and R8 eight bus lines service the community along major arterial roads The Wissahickon Transfer Center located between East Falls and Manayunk serves as a transfer point for seven additional bus lines East Falls is a single bus ride from Center City points in North West Northwest and Northeast Philadelphia as well as suburban locales such as Plymouth Meeting King of Prussia and Valley Forge For more information go to www septa org East Falls SEPTA Regional Rail station stops are conveniently located for residents and visitors East Falls station at Midvale Avenue and Cresson Street is served by the R6 Norristown line and the Queen Lane Station at Midvale Avenue and Queen Lane is served by the R8 Chestnut Hill West line Both stations are Zone 1 stops and are approximately 15 20 minutes from Center City These lines also link East Falls to Manayunk Roxborough Conshohocken Norristown Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill Highway Access East Falls is easily accessible from the Schuylkill Expressway I 76 and the Roosevelt Extension US 1 Take Exit 340A and follow the signs for Ridge Avenue East The Schuylkill Expressway connects to the Delaware Expressway I 95 and the Vine Street Expressway I 676 East Falls is a short car ride from points such as Philadelphia International Airport the Sports Complex the Benjamin Franklin Bridge the Philadelphia Zoo King of Prussia the Pennsylvania Turnpike City Line Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities The Schuylkill River Rail along Kelly Drive is an important recreational venue that serves the entire Philadelphia region It is a scenic recreational path for walkers joggers bicyclists and rollerbladers that follows the curves and turns of the Schuylkill River There is an eight mile loop trail from East Falls to the Art Museum that crosses the River at the

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