Kensington

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Unique Kensington Garage Conversion With Exposed Brick and Glass-Encased Courtyard

Philadelphia excels at industrial-to-residential conversions, a trend with super cool results: A warehouse turned family home. A trolley garage turned firehouse turned apartment. A meat-packing plant turned into eight […]

Foobooz

Cook and Shaker Is Now Open in Kensington

Cook and Shaker opened yesterday at the corner of Tulip and Albert Streets in Kensington. Restaurant industry vet Laura Viegas is behind the venture. The […]

Property

Morning Headlines: Loft District Building Goes Up For Auction

What’s nine stories high and a full 156,000 square feet?  The Independence Press building. Located in Philly’s “Loft District,” 533 N. 11th Street has been […]

Property

SOLD: Doub Hanshaw’s Incredible Free People Garage Loft

Doub Hanshaw, the über-creative creative director of Free People, bought this Kensington garage a few years ago after a bolt of inspiration hit her as […]

City Life

WATCH: National Geographic’s Doc About Drugs in Philly

National Geographic: “In Kensington, north Philadelphia, heroin, crack cocaine and PCP are dealt from a hundred different corners. Abandoned homes and factories serve as crash […]

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Olde Kensington Gets an Outdoor Trapeze School

“Soar Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease on Kensington’s Flying Trapeze!” That’s what the poster would say if P.T. Barnum were advertising the […]

City Life

WATCH: Police in Kensington Treat Suspect “Like a Ragdoll” (Updated)

This video, purporting to show Philadelphia officers in Kensington subduing a suspect with a certain level of force, is pretty interesting. Here’s what we really […]

Foobooz

Cook and Shaker Replacing Chug a Mug in Kensington

Kensington is landing a new bar. Cook and Shaker is replacing the Chug a Mug bar at 2301 E. Albert Street (corner of Tulip and […]

Property

Steel Factory Penthouse Loft With Dueling Skylines

This condo unit in the Steel Factory Lofts in Kensington is pretty special: The combination of the wood ceiling, the exposed brick walls and the […]

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Manayunk to Get a New Co-Working Space, Plus the Wild West in Wash West

• CBS 3 gets podcasty to talk about the new two-day First Friday in Old City [CBS3] • A Piece Of Wild West History In […]

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Revel Decides to Be a Casino Instead of Pretend It’s Not a Casino. Plus: South Kensington Thrives

• Revel Casino Offers Loss-Rebate Promotion As It Attempts To Rebuild Customer Base [CBS 3] • Revel’s new marketing approach: Target the gambler [philly.com] • […]

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Most Affordable ’Hoods for Renters: Yup, They’re What You’d Think

Here’s what we want to say to startup Kwelia: If loving you is wrong, we don’t wanna be right. The self-professed data geeks help real […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Slice-of-Life Video of Kensington in 1982, Starring Philadelphia Accents

This is a really depressing video (and good morning to you!) that’s nonetheless mesmerizing. A California filmmaker follows around a bunch of teenagers in Kensington […]

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Free People’s Doub Hanshaw Sells Amazing, Incredible Loft Within the Fully Expected 3-Second Timeline

A few weeks back, we presented a gallery listing of the spectacular Kensington loft owned by Doub Hanshaw, creative director of Free People. It was […]

City Life

Watch Kurt Vile’s Philly-Shot Music Video

Philly-bred rocker Kurt Vile, also of the War on Drugs, has released a video of a track from his new album Walking on a Pretty Daze. […]