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City Council approves Land Bank’s first two property transfers

City Council unanimously adopted a pair of resolutions today authorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to make its first two property transfers. There is symbolism in the first pair of properties to…

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Council introduces end-of-session zoning code changes

Last week, City Council members introduced a slate of ordinances that make various changes to the zoning code and the zoning maps, some of which clarify regulations citywide, and others that…

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Committee authorizes city to buy waterfront land for prison development, sell vacant lot on Kensington Ave.

Note: This article previously stated that the company that owns 7777-R State Road, the proposed site of a future prison facility to replace the House of Corrections in Northeast Philadelphia, purchased…

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ABOUT EAST KENSINGTON

East Kensington is a neighborhood in the Bridesburg/Kensington/Richmond area of Philadelphia. It is bounded by Norris Street to the south, Frankford Avenue and Trenton Avenue to the east, Lehigh Avenue to the north, and Front Street and Kensington Avenue to the west. These boundaries include both sides of the boundary streets.

East Kensington Neighbors Association

  • The East Kensington Neighbors Association was founded in 2004 with help from the community organizing arm (the NAC) of the NKCDC. Neighbors have a general meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month at Philadelphia Brewing Company, 2423 Amber Street.

New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Points of interest in the neighborhood include The Harbison Dairy (a giant milk bottle water tower), the Lehigh Avenue rail viaduct and the 26th District Police and Patrol Station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN EAST KENSINGTON

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