Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Globe Dye Works part 2

Welcome to Globe Dye Works, the sequel.

Last week, readers and our pals at the Frankford Gazette pointed out an error from Philly.com – the site spotlighted Frankford’s Globe Dye Works, but reported the studio space is in Port Richmond. Turns out that was just the cliffhanger.

As Frankford Gazette Editor Jim Smiley pointed out, the website for the Philadelphia Open Studios Tour also lists the warehouse in Port Richmond.

Of course, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, which runs POST, doesn’t even recognize Frankford (or any other Northeast neighborhood), so no wonder it had such trouble with Globe Dye.

Why the hangup about one building? Globe Dye brings artists and creators into Frankford, a neighborhood that’s trying to curate positive news and innovation. Every geographic error does the neighborhood a disservice.

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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