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Dickinson Narrows

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015

Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with commerce into an an even more mixed-use place. Questions of…

    • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Pennsport | PhillyTrax on Flickr

Committee asks Mt. Sinai developers to make design changes, return in a month

The developers who are hoping to tear down the vacant Mt. Sinai hospital in Dickinson Square West and replace it with 95 townhomes will have to wait another month before receiving…

    • 401 Race | Barton Partners

Design committee to review projects in South Philly, Old City, Kensington

Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee will consider three residential projects at its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Developers of a proposed apartment complex at 401 Race Street will present for the second…



Dickinson Narrows is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. This neighborhood extends from Washington Avenue to Hoffman Street and from 4th Street to 6th Street. The area is often referred to as Philadelphia’s "newest old” neighborhood. Dickinson Narrows was originally settled by post World War II Jewish Immigrants. But by the 1950s, most immigrants had moved into the suburbs. The area's Jewish heritage can still be seen today, specifically in the mural near Mifflin Square. The area’s renowned public park, Dickinson Square, lies on the east side of the neighborhood, actually out of the borders of Dickinson Narrows. Like surrounding neighborhoods, Dickinson Narrows is often combined and confused with its adjacent neighborhoods such as Pennsport and Queen Village.


Dickinson Square West Civic Association 

Dickinson Square Park


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