Updated: A reader has called to our attention the Mayfair neighborhood banner hanging in front of Stein’s in the photo used for the Naked Philly story. We can’t fault them for this one.
People love Stein Florist.
The Frankford Avenue flower shop and its eye-catching sign have been written up by written up by architecture columnist Inga Saffron and made a cameo in the movie Mancation.
Stein got some more love over the weekend from Naked Philly. Too bad Mayfair got the credit. continue reading »
Did you hear about the Far Northeast’s drug and prostitution problem?
Yep, since 2008, photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been capturing the drug and prostitution along Kensington Avenue. And while his blog makes for a great read, he’s got the geographer all wrong.
“An elevated train runs the full length of Kensington Avenue, approximately 3 miles into the far North East section of the city.” continue reading »
Hey, Frankford, how ya feeling after that water main break?
What water main break, you ask? The one that happened Sunday along the 3800-block of Frankford Avenue that CBS3 and Philly.com both tried to pin on you. continue reading »
“Elderly woman beaten in Burholme home invasion,” read the July 11 Action News headline.
It struck fear in people, naturally. But people in Burholme – or with elderly relatives in Burholme – were put on high alert for no reason.
The home invasion took place on the 8100-block of Algon Avenue in Rhawnhurst (north of Rhawn Street and in a different zip code than Burholme). continue reading »
Oh hey, Port Richmond, nice to see you again!
The Riverwards neighborhood pops up in the Northeast pretty frequently when the mainstream media get their hands on news stories outside Center City. Frankford and Tacony have both been mistaken for Port Richmond.
Thursday, Wissinoming found itself with a new name. continue reading »
The Northeast – Frankford in particular – is crawling with history buffs and Civil War afficianados.
Doesn’t sound like City Paper consulted any of them when it ran its cover feature on strange Philadelphia Museums. Two Northeast establishments made the cut, but the Northeast only got credit for one. continue reading »
Friendship Street and Longshore Avenue run parallel.
They’re parallel in Lawncrest, Castor Gardens and across the Boulevard into Mayfair and Tacony. At no point do they intersect.
And yet, somehow the Daily News reported a criminal’s last known address is ”on Friendship Street near Longshore.” continue reading »
Philadelphia Weekly has released its 2012 Summer Guide, described as such:
“Looking for summer excitement in your neighborhood—or an excuse to explore new parts of the city? Either way, you’re golden: Here’s our compass-based manual for locating the hottest fun to be found around Philly, one direction at a time!”
The guide is broken down by region, and Northeast and Northwest Philly have their very own section. Except it reads more like the Northwest Philly section with one NE event thrown in for good measure. continue reading »
How many times do we have to remind the big media outlets that Robbins Street is the border between Wissinoming and Tacony?
Apparently, at least one more. This is the fourth time in less than a year – the third for CBS3.
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