Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Northwood crash gets North Philly label


The 4600-block of Adams Avenue. It’s relativel leafy, runs parallel to Greenwood Cemetery and is roughly three blocks from Northwood Park. And oh yeah, it’s on the Northeast side of the  Frankford/Tookany Creek.

Why then, did NBC10 report that a car crash on that block happened in North Philadelphia?


Was it the ‘north’ in Northwood that threw the station off? We know the station has been to Northwood before because the reporting team snapped up the story about the neighborhood’s use of private security for town watch patrols.

Looks like a classic case of not enough investment from a local TV station. Thanks for stopping by, NBC. Check out Norris Square next time you’re around. Oh wait, that’s in North Philly.

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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