By Maria Matysik
What better way to find out the ins and outs of Manayunk than from the people themselves? It’s another week where we hit the streets for Why I Love MNYK, to ask Manayunk visitors and residents why they love where they live, shop, dine, and play.
This week we met Steve and his family sitting down for dinner at The Couch Tomato Cafe during a Stroll the Street evening. Read Steve's Q&A to hear about why he loves the community and how he has seen Main Street transform over the years.
How often do you visit Manayunk?
I wouldn't say a lot now but I used to. I remember when Main Street was so different. Back in the day, I used to also come down to Venice Island for a basketball league.
What brings you to Manayunk tonight?
We wanted to eat al fresco at The Couch Tomato Cafe to celebrate our anniversary. We could have chosen to go anywhere but we decided to come to Manayunk. We like it here. Its a beautiful place and a beautiful night!
Have you been to any of the summer events here? if so, which ones?
Yes - of course! Arts Festival is always great!
Why do you love Manayunk?
Its a nice environment with good vibes. People are always out and about, smiling! Philly can be so spread out some times, but in Manayunk everything is so close, easy-breezy and comfortable. Its all right here.
Happy Anniversary, Steve and Judy. Thanks for celebrating here with us in Manayunk! Once again, keep an eye out for us on the streets - you might be our next featured resident or visitor! If you are interested in being featured, email for details.
Visit the Manayunk Development Corporation Contact page for full contact information.
Office: 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127