Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Torresdale Ave. is not in Port Richmond

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

Those MURL kids are at it again. A  post on Temple University’s senior journalism class blog places Abby Auto of Frankford in Port Richmond. The lede of the post reads, Mohammed Alkurid, 47, was sitting in his office at Abby Auto Shop, located at 4608 Torresdale Ave. in Port Richmond on Sunday afternoon when he heard a loud bang. The address given in the post is at Torresdale and Orthodox, unarguably in Frankford. Torresdale turns into Erie at Kensington Ave., and veers slightly west, in the opposite direction of Port Richmond.

Geographical error aside, author Lydie Miller wrote a great story. But more importantly, how did MURL’s Port Richmond team end up in the farthest reaches of Frankford?

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