South Kensington

 By Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan

Plan Philly: Equal Dollars Rewards South Kensington Residents

Plan Philly:  Equal Dollars Rewards South Kensington Residents

A new currency rewards volunteer hours with funds usable at South Kensington businesses. Equal Dollars is a community currency that residents can receive in exchange for community service performed in the neighborhood. These serve as forms of payment at participating businesses. “I think that we [Equal Dollars] have a presence in a couple communities—but what really dictates how the Equal Dollars are used is by what each community needs,” said Sara Reed, community outreach and marketing […]

 By Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan

Plan Philly: Hancock Basketball League Engages Children

Plan Philly:  Hancock Basketball League Engages Children

[vimeo 60964732] A room full of proud parents and excited children—all under age 12—filled the cramped hall of the Hancock Recreation Center Saturday. The size of the room didn’t compare to the enthusiasm of the children who received awards from their coach, Larry Vaughan, for their season with the Hancock Sixers Neighborhood Basketball League  in South […]

 By Sara Khan and Alyssa C. Saylor

Plan Philly: New Condominiums Already Selling Out

Plan Philly: New Condominiums Already Selling Out

Publicity will not be needed for condominiums currently under construction at Second and Oxford streets in South Kensington. “We haven’t advertised any of the buildings yet…because we have people lined up anyway. We’ll have it rented pretty quickly,” said Grace Valez, an assistant at the property’s realty group, Mendez Homes and Investments. The green-and-gray condominiums […]

 By Sara Khan

Plan Philly: South Kensington Church Plans to Sell Building

Plan Philly: South Kensington Church Plans to Sell Building

The St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in South Kensington plans to sell the vacant property it owns across the street. The building, located at Second and Jefferson streets, was once the St. Michael’s Business School, which provided business technology training for women hoping to enter the job market. St. Michael’s Church shut down the school […]

 By Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan

Plan Philly: Blurring the Lines of South Kensington

Plan Philly: Blurring the Lines of South Kensington

Shifting neighborhood borders have created confusion among South Kensington residents.The area from Front Street to Sixth Street and between Berks Street and Girard Avenue can be called South Kensington, Lower Kensington, Olde Kensington or even Northern Liberties or Fishtown. “My roommates, for example, would probably say that they live in Northern Liberties, whereas I think […]