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Allegheny West

Allegheny West is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia. It is named after an association formed by Pep Boys and Tasty Baking Company, among others, and the community bordering East Falls, Strawberry Mansion and Tioga-Nicetown. Its location in the vicinity of Allegheny Avenue on the western side of Broad Street.

Like many neighborhoods in North Philadelphia, Allegheny West is primarily a poor African-American enclave that has suffered post-industrial decline and disinvestment. It faced one of the largest population losses of any neighborhood in Philadelphia between the 1990 and 2000 census (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_West,_Philadelphia).

Today the area is rebounding slowly but surely, thanks to their central location and close-knit community. The area also has a vibrant and prosperous shopping “corridor” located along 22nd street. (http://planphilly.com/neighborhoods/allegheny-west).

Check out what the Allegheny West Foundation is up to here: http://www.awest.org/index.php


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