CBS3 moved the Tacony/Frankord Creek and nobody told us.
Back in December the station reported that a pregnant woman was struck by a stray bullet “inside aNortheast Philadelphia home.” The victim suffered no critical injuries, but CBS managed to make worse an already unfortunate situation. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Hunting Park Avenue is not in Frankford. Never has been.
See there’s this thing called the Frankford Creek. It’s a blue squiggly line on the map that separates the southern portion of Northeast Philadelphia from the rest of the city. And Hunting Park Avenue is on the not-Northeast side of the Creek.
One could therefore deduce that Hunting Park Avenue is not in Frankford. Unless one works for the Daily News. continue reading »
The Kensington Community Food Co-op is in Kensington. Its board members all live in Kensington and Fishtown. Its members are all from the Riverwards.
Why then, does the description of the co-op, as first pointed out to us by our partners at Philadelphia Neighborhoods, mention anything about the Northeast?
“Residents in NE Philadelphia are opening a cooperative grocery store.” continue reading »
Ever hear of Grubtown? How about Comlyville or Harrisburg, Philadelphia?
All three are former names and nicknames for pockets of Northeast Philadelphia, and they’re included in the city’s database of Neighborhoods and Place Names.
The database is mentioned in a piece published by the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia about the city’s reputation for being a “city of neighborhoods.” continue reading »
It’s been quite some time since Fishtown was mistaken for being part of the Northeast.
But the Town of Fish is back, thanks to Flying Kite, a new weekly online magazine aimed at covering what’s cool in Philadelphia.
Flying Kite has a Neighborhoods sidebar, similar to NEast Philly’s, where readers can click neighborhood links and get the local news. Since Flying Kite is a citywide publication, neighborhoods are broken down by region.
Look closely at the Northeast. The two neighborhoods underneath are Northeast and Fishtown.
Whaaaaa…? continue reading »
WHYY is starting its own hyperlocal web publication. For the Northwest. But they could still use a little help with the Northeast geography.
Because Port Richmond is definitely not Northeast — note the 19134 zip code and the south-of-the-Frankford-Creek-location. 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 »