Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Consider the Boulevard as a very large, obvious neighborhood divider

Police are looking for carjacking/robbery suspects in the 15th District around Northwood and Juniata.

Meanwhile, the Daily News is looking for Crescentville.

Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, two males fled the Wawa at Castor and Wyoming with items from driver they tried to carjack.

That Wawa is in the 15th District near the Northwood/Juniata border, as resident Mike Ferris pointed out.

The Daily News says the cops are looking for suspects in a Crescentville crime. That’s way across Roosevelt Boulevard and in a different police district  and a different ZIP code.


We got a tweet from DN writer Morgan Zalot (full disclosure: Morgan worked for us as a student intern for a semester) wanting to know how big media outlets are supposed to figure this stuff out if the Planning Commission map is outdated and Google Maps isn’t 100 percent reliable. A valid question.

Our suggestion? Communicate with civic associations, like we do, to determine where those boundaries are. We also recommend UPenn’s NeighborhoodBase. While not entirely accurate, it can help you find, say Lawncrest (made up partly by Crescentville) and Northwood. And stay tuned for an interactive neighborhood map brought to you by NEast Philly and partners.

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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