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East Kensington

    • 2459 Kensington Ave. | Google

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…

    • 2100 N FRONT STREET

Methadone clinic approved for Front and Diamond streets

The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a proposal Wednesday to move Kensington Hospital’s methadone treatment program into a vacant building at the corner of Front and Diamond streets. The vote was…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.
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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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