According to the New York Times, Philadelphia Has a “Northside”

Northside or Northwood, the New York Times talks Frankford.

As Shanise Bolden, 26, strolled through her Northside neighborhood, Frankford, to her job working with the mentally ill, she had earbuds in her ear and carried her iPhone in a colorful case. A brown tote bag dangled from her wrist. Despite the high crime statistics in this part of town, she had little concern walking around here.

“Why would it be scary when we know each other?” she asked.

That sense of community and kinship belies the rough edges on Frankford’s surface, residents say. It is something that people would never see or appreciate if they judged the community only by crime and economic statistics, they said.

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