Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NBC has trouble reading signs in Holmesburg

So NBC10 reporters were on the scene yesterday when a man got stuck in the creek at Pennypack Park in Holmesburg.

Or, as you can read on NBC’s website, a man was stuck in the Pennypack creek in Frankford. Rescue crews saved a man struggling to stay afloat in Pennypack Creek in the Frankford section of the city Tuesday morning.” The avenue/neighborhood distinction seems to throw people off.

But knowing that Frankford Avenue and Ashburner Street intersection isn’t in Frankford is pretty simple.

Yes, that's the Upper Holmesburg flag right next to the street signs.
(Yes, that's the Upper Holmesburg flag right next to the street signs.)

First, Pennypack Park isn’t in Frankford. Second, there are nice, green flags literally at that intersection that say Holmesburg. Or more specifically, Upper Holmesburg, since the creek divides the two neighborhoods.

Which means all it would have taken for NBC to report this correctly was to look at the flag. You know, the one that’s right next to the street signs they were able to notice. That’s just laziness.

Kudos to Holme Circle resident Matt Gabor for pointing out this error!

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.

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