Throughout history, no model for conflict has reeked as much havoc and bad blood as the north/south paradigm. The Union had the Confederacy, the Cubs have the White Sox, polar bears have penguins, and within our own city, North and South Irvington have been waging a feud for the ages. South Irvington, or SoIrv, celebrates itself as a hotbed of cultural, historical, and educational significance. And it’s true, the southside of the neighborhood does have the majority of historical landmarks. One only need go on the haunted tour in October to see that most of the haunted houses are south of Washington Street. And just recently I wrote about the quaint hamlet, and all it has to offer: the Irving Circle, the former grounds of Butler University, the Benton House. But damnit, I grew up in NoIrv, and I’ll be damned to let SoIrv win this battle without a fight.