West Kensington: Caught Up in Kensington’s Game

West Kensington: Caught Up in Kensington’s Game

Kensington Avenue is often considered one of the most dangerous streets in Philadelphia. Cops posted on most major intersections, drug dealers and junkies alike calling out from all directions, combined with the screeches of the El looming overhead, make up the busy promenade of sights and sounds some distastefully refer to as the “badlands.” However, […]

 

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

West Kensington and Fairhill: Five Places to Get a Shape Up Under the El

Kensington Avenue is a bustling promenade featuring all types of characters, businesses and commotion. West Kensington and Fairhill are two neighborhoods in Philadelphia that express an identifiable culture, which involves all who pass through. Here the barber shop and nail salon cultures thrive. With shops offering $5 haircuts and $2 shaves, getting shaped up is […]

 

Kensington: Get Up, Get Tested

Kensington: Get Up, Get Tested

More than ten years ago, Rudard (Rudy) Robinson decided that it was time to give something directly back to the community of Kensington. From years of homelessness, to time spent doing outreach for Congreso, Robinson now provides direct and necessary care at the doorstep of the Kensington community. As a man who has been there, […]