Two emaciated horses were found tied to a fence Wednesday at Seventh and Diamond Streets in Northeast Philadelphia.
Sound wrong to you, too? That’s what Fox29 reported. continue reading »
Mastbaum High School is on Frankford Avenue between Allegheny Avenue and Clearfield Street. That’s not Frankford because it’s well south of the Frankford Creek – the boundary for Northeast Philadelphia.
But Fox29 doesn’t go to Frankford (or Kensington) unless something is wrong, so its reporters aren’t too familiar with the neighborhoods. continue reading »
Aside from the actual thing that went wrong Dec. 9 when a bus hit a teenage boy at Hunting Park and Kensington Avenue, the TV media outlets made sure some other things went wrong, too.
First, we know the crash happened on the other side of the Frankford Creek, meaning it didn’t occur in the Northeast. Strike one for Action News. continue reading »
Father Judge had a hazmat situation earlier this week. Which means mainstream media just discovered the school and tried to figure out what neighborhood it’s in.
That’d be Holmesburg. You know, where there are Holmesburg flags flying from telephone poles.
Kudos to our reader Mark Hanna, who spotted Fox29′s ridiculous error. The large media outlets jumped all over this story (were they there Thanksgiving week when Judge students helped break ground on a renovation project at Ramp playground?) Maybe spending some time in Holmesburg outside of the hazmat situation and methadone clinic might help. continue reading »
So, uh, 12th and Harold streets are now in Northeast Philly.
According to this Fox29 headline, anyway.
A shooting involving a Philadelphia Police Office occurred at the intersection — about a block from the North Philadelphia Regional Rail stop — over the weekend. And though the story correctly identifies the neighborhood as North Philadelphia, the headline says NE. continue reading »
The media has been following closely the story of the 15th District Police Officer charged with stealing money from a safe at Pat’s Cafe in Northwood.
Since the city’s three TV news networks have no idea what Northwood is or where it might be, they’ve mostly stuck with calling the Arrott Street and Castor Avenue intersection Frankford [re: Action News and CBS3]. We’ll accept that, given the close ties between the two neighborhoods, and debate about whether Northwood is really just a part of Frankford. continue reading »
We don’t see too many of these, but when they come up, our editors can practically feel Northeast residents collectively slapping their foreheads in frustration.
In a story about a car accident that resulted in the death of a teenager Sunday, FOX29 made the simplest — and biggest — of our Right NEast/Wrong NEast mistakes: the reporter confused a neighborhood with a street. In other words, the writer assumed that because the car accident took place on Torresdale Avenue, that it also happened in the Torresdale neighborhood.
Except the accident occurred in Frankford. Not only is that an entirely different neighborhood, but it’s on pretty much the opposite side of the region as Torresdale. Frankford is the southern-most neighborhood in the Northeast, while Torresdale runs straight into the Bucks County border.
Thanks for taking the time to cover this, FOX, even if the most basic aspect of the story is inaccurate.
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.
Photo by Maria Konidaris
More than a month ago, we ran a story about Mayfair residents’ thoughts on the flashing blue light and accompanying police camera at Cottman and Frankford.
Fox 29 ran the same a similar story yesterday.
The original NEast Philly story was written by Temple student Maria Konidaris for her Philadelphia Neighborhoods class. She interviewed several residents, got the history of the light and talked to the presidents of the Mayfair town watch and civic associations. FOX29 reporters talked to a couple of the same people. continue reading »
We already know the mainstream media thinks Feltonville is in the Northeast. And we’ve always argued it isn’t. After much discussion with readers on our Facebook page, we can conclusively say that Feltonville is not part of the NEast.
Some measure our boundaries by the Frankford Creek, with everything north of it being part of the Northeast. We make it even simpler. The following zip codes are considered to be part of the Northeast: 19154, 19152, 19149, 19136, 19135, 19124, 19116, 19115, 19114, 19111. continue reading »
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
The McDonald’s on Oxford Avenue was robbed Sunday, making it the fifth stop for a group of serial robbers targeting the fast food chain.
In the report, FOX29 says the restaurant is in Oxford Circle. It’s an awfully close call, seeing as how McDonald’s is on Oxford Circle, but it’s still on the east side of Roosevelt Boulevard. Which means, of course, the robbers hit a Frankford McDonald’s.
A close call, but the maps don’t lie. Frankford is east of the Boulevard and Oxford Cirle is west; a whole ‘nother world.