Right NEast/Wrong NEast: When in doubt, call it Frankford

We did a little consulting before running this one, worried we’re being too hard on news outlets that appear not to own maps or computers.

But friends in the neighborhood and the local media told us to persevere. A mistake is a mistake, after all, and we’ve corrected this one multiple times.

It’s the curious case of Frankford, in which large media outlets apply their lack of neighborhood knowledge to news reports by calling places Frankford.

Like, for example, the intersection of Kensington and Hunting Park.

It’s not in Frankford. But it’s within shouting distance of the Market-Frankford Line and the Frankford Creek, and since Action News couldn’t find Juniata if we eliminated all other neighborhoods around it, that intersection is now magically part of Frankford.

Bottom line, Action News: the creek is the end of the line. Get with it.

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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