Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Police, Daily News can’t find Kensington

Take  a look at 4625, 6420 and 6855 Frankford Avenue. Do any of those addresses look like Kensington to you?

Didn’t think so. Kensington is about a mile away from the southern-most of the aforementioned addresses. So imagine our smirks when we saw the Daily News run this:


Suddenly banks in Frankford and Mayfair (and arguably Tacony) are part of Kensington. And while we’ll call out the DN for not checking up on the facts (or responding to a tweet from NEast reader Mike Ferris), the offense began with the Philadelphia Police Department.

The original post is now gone, but the police put out a call for help in spotting the thief, who’s since been caught. You can see from the updated post on the PPD site that the robberies are tagged as Kensington. Seems the PPD made an innocent mistake; the suspect is from Kensington, but the banks are not.

We imagine there was a rush to get the information out to help catch the suspect, but a little bit of map work goes a long way.

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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