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 »
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. 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 »
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
An Inquirer story on Friday about a collision involving a SEPTA bus and a van listed the accident in Frankford.
But, the 3 p.m. incident that sent 14 people to the hospital took place at Kensington and Hunting Park avenues in Juniata.
Frankford is in the NEast, Juniata isn’t. Those few blocks can make a huge difference.