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Kensington: Skate Shop Owner Makes A Difference Through Community Work

Kensington: Skate Shop Owner Makes A Difference Through Community Work

Pete MacKay, 31, owns and operates Shallow End Skate Shop, located at 2557 Amber St. in East Kensington. The shop and the brand he co-owns, Gnarhammered Skateboards, have become fixtures in the Philadelphia skateboarding community in a short amount of time. Through tireless hard work, MacKay is using this “clubhouse that I made reality” to […]

 

Fairmount: Paine’s Park Provides New Space for Skaters

Fairmount: Paine’s Park Provides New Space for Skaters

When Paine’s Park opened in late May, skaters rejoiced. Local residents, however, don’t seem to notice nor think its attraction has a negative impact on the neighborhood. “I think it’s good for the city to have it,” said Doug Gordon, who lives on the 2400 block of Fairmount Avenue. “I don’t think it affects the […]

 By Hannah Eshleman and Dillon Mast

Kensington: Pop’s Skate Park Provides a Sanctuary

Kensington: Pop’s Skate Park Provides a Sanctuary

For the past three years, Pop’s Skate Park has been a refuge for skateboarders of all ages. Located on the corner of East Hazzard Street and Trenton Avenue, the small skate park is a part of a larger recreational area, which takes up about half a block in the heart of Kensington. “We come here […]