Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Frankford and Frankford Ave. not the same thing

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

The terrible thing about this story is, you can even tell from the picture FOX provides that they got mixed up. The photo is clear: the man police are looking robbed a bank in Mayfair – right in front of Mayfair mall, to be exact – not in Frankford, as FOX29 reported last week.

Someone should put out a memo to city’s media outlets and let them know that Frankford Avenue doesn’t necessarily mean Frankford the neighborhood.

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