Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Castor Gardens may be hard to find, but it’s not in Lawncrest

It’s rare a mainstream news outlet can find Castor Gardens. Summerdale, Oxford Circle and Lawncrest often get the Castor Gardens label. Or simply, ‘Castor,’ whatever that’s supposed to mean.

When a body was found inside a car on the 800-block of Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia’s mainstream media rushed to report on it. Most came out without embarrassment.

Action News wins the prize for accuracy, correctly identifying Lawndale. Fox29 is the runner-up, since its Lawncrest headline is accurate, given the neighborhood is a mash-up of Lawndale and Crescentville.

Metro played it safe by using ‘Northeast.

Only Philly.com erred, calling the site Castor Gardens. At least they remembered to use ‘Gardens.’

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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