Kensington Avenue, the neighborhood’s main drag, was a congested mess of Chinese takeouts, pawn shops, check-cashing joints and Irish pubs. The 2,160 sq. Kensington Philadelphia Drug & Crime Problems Violent crime and drug abuse in Philadelphia as a whole is a major problem. 2854 Kensington Ave , Philadelphia, PA 19134-3029 is currently not for sale. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Chopper 3 was over the scene in Kensington where looters broke into the Real Deal E store and other businesses on the 3000 block of Kensington Avenue just before 2 p.m. The blocks on and around Kensington Avenue are still overwhelmed with drug sales and open drug use. The city’s violent crime rate is higher than the national average and other similarly sized metropolitan areas. People in active addiction sleep on the sidewalks, and the El rumbles overhead with more people coming to the neighborhood to buy and use drugs. Chopper 3 was over the scene in Kensington where looters broke into the Real Deal E store and other businesses on the 3000 block of Kensington Avenue just before 2 p.m. Police have recently begun to more aggressively stop people from injecting in public. ft. single-family home is a 6 bed, 2.0 bath property. 1 Also alarming is Philadelphia… Missing-person posters hung … This home was built in 1935 and last sold on 1/20/2012 for $4,200. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A three-alarm fire on Kensington Avenue destroyed three buildings overnight.