Right NEast/Wrong NEast: NY Times needs a geography lesson
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
Let’s give the New York Times credit: they covered an event in the NEast.
The fancy-pants New Yorkers went to last week’s budget workshop at St. Dom’s in Holmesburg. But writer Jon Hurdle didn’t do us justice. The Times article says the school is in the “northeast part of the city.” Maybe it’s nitpicking to call a New Yorker out on his geographical slip-up, but even a quick visit to Wikipedia can tell you Northeast Philadelphia is more than just a blip on the city map.
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