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My girlfriend and I moved from Center City to a beautiful rowhouse in Kensington. Here are some pictures of our new neighborhood near Norris Square. With its high concentration of factories during the industrial revolution, Kensington was once referred to as the Workshop of the World (www.workshopoftheworld.com). Since deindustrialization and white flight occurred after World War II, much of the neighborhood has become blighted. However many sections are quite healthy, with large populations of Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics locating here in the past few decades and investing heavily in the area. There’s also been a large influx in recent years of young creative professionals who have been gentrifying the area.
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@caroline815: 10th Sep 2009 - 13:17 GMT
Hey, nice pictures. One of the graffiti art pics in on my block. I just moved to Norris Square and am trying to learn about my neighborhood. Hey neighbor.
Abeni Garrett: 27th Oct 2009 - 19:50 GMT
Dude, I lived in the Greater NorthEast in the 80's and I would take a bus to the El train and the train to Center city to go to South Street.
Kensington was a primarily poor/working class white neighborhood well into the 80's and early 90's. (Middle/Upper middle Class) White flight might of hit Philadelphia in some areas in the 50's, but Kensington residents were mainly to poor to take flight anywhere.
It's good that Kensington is becoming more diverse, but please get the facts straight.
Poptop: 27th Jul 2012 - 14:52 GMT
Coupla' nice shots..
Patel: 28th Feb 2013 - 17:15 GMT
Love the new site guys! Really easy to navigate and some great eexlpmas of what you do and what you're all about has really captured the essence of Love I think. Keep up the good work! : )
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