Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Philly Weekly shares special El stop with Action News

Yes, Orthodox Street and Oxford Avenue sound kind of similar. Both have Os and Xs. But, uh, they’re different.

Following in the footsteps of Philadelphia Weekly, Action News over the weekend referred to Frankford’s Margaret Orthodox El stop at the Margaret Oxford Station:

“…Officers responded to the Margaret Oxford Station…”

Sounds picky of us to make the correction? Maybe. But signs with the correct name of the station are everywhere. And there is also that pleasant little voice that announces the name of every stop as a reminder.

More than likely, no one from Action News has ever been on the Market-Frankford Line. Which is probably why they also reported the east- westbound train traveled south:

“…managed to ride the El southbound…”

Can we make it some kind of policy that all employees of citywide publications be required to ride all public transit lines at least once a year? Or, you know, have a map?

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 Philly 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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