Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Kensington still not in the Northeast

Not an uncommon argument around the Northeast, the debate about Kensington goes back and forth. Is it, or is it not, Northeast.

We take the side of most Northeast (and Kensington) residents, and believe it’s not. Most larger media outlets follow this rule, as well. CBS3 does not.

A Wednesday morning bank robbery at 826 E. Allegheny Ave. left a Beneficial branch without a large chunk of cash. CBS3 reported the robbery happened in the Northeast. As a rule of thumb, when NEast Philly editors hear “Allegheny Avenue,” we assume it’s not NEast, but we always follow up.

And as usual with mistake like these, the “not NEast” rule applies. The robbery took place just off Kensington and Allegheny avenues. The heart of Kensington, maybe, but not at all part of the Northeast.

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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