Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Apparently the North and East have split

UPDATE: In yet another It’s Our City post about last week’s budget workshop at St. Dom’s, the school is again listed as being in Frankford. Fourth time’s not the charm.

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.

By Shannon McDonald

This is getting embarrassing.

In yet another article about last Thursday’s budget workshop at St. Dom’s, WHYY writer Alan Tu called us the “North East.” Really, Alan?

It may seem insignificant, but I don’t see anyone referring to Southwest Philly as the South West. I’m not sure what WHYY’s editing protocol is for online stories, but it looks bad to mislabel a section of the the city three times in a blog called “It’s Our City.

I really enjoy reading the articles, so I hope the WHYY reporters can invest a little more time in NEast research. Maybe fourth time’s the charm?

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