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NYT Forgets It Has a Chicago Office

By Prescott Carlson in Miscellaneous on Sep 25, 2010 8:30PM

The New York Times put together a travel piece showcasing a whirlwind "36 hours in Chicago" in honor of Mayor Daley's retirement, but oops, instead of giving the assignment to their local folks at the Chicago News Cooperative, they left it in the hands of a New Yorker who just couldn't quite get things right:

Correction: September 25, 2010

The 36 Hours column on Page 10 this weekend, about Chicago, misstates the name of a well-known shopping district along Michigan Avenue. It is the Magnificent Mile, not the Miracle Mile. The column also misstates the distance from the “L” to Logan Square and to the popular Hyde Park neigborhood [sic]. Logan Square is about five to six miles, not two, and Hyde Park is about seven miles, not four. And the column describes the academic calendar of the University of Chicago incorrectly. The school is on a quarterly system, not semesters

One they missed: the article states that President Obama's Chicago home is "nearly invisible behind Secret Service barricades." Not quite:

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