Category Archives: The City

Independence Avenue: Fright night


Independence Avenue: Fright night

Any sort of editorial comment will only tarnish the beauty of this work.

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Will Feral (the cat)


Eastern Market is an upscale area with a lot of beggars in it. And by beggars, I mean vermin. Perhaps the absolute worst part of living on Eighth Street SE (and there were many bests, don’t get me wrong) was … Continue reading

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Lights out, where the sun never sets


Sometimes, the intensity of D.C. just saps my own energy. Often the best way to re-absorb the city’s vibe is just to take a walk and soak it all on. The garishly painted rowhouses, alley cats, friendly and (unfriendly) people … Continue reading

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Anacostia River: A forgotten connection


The Post did a fantastic job on D.C.’s “forgotten river.” There are photographers, fishermen and activists that all get enjoyment out of beautiful body of water most dismiss as disgusting. Even bleery-eyed commuters rolling over Benning Road or East Capitol … Continue reading

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Sprucing up


In the past I wondered aloud (on the Internet) whether the crappy stores in my neck of the woods would go out of business, a la Eastern Thrifty Market, or adapt to a more upscale clientele that is undeniably moving … Continue reading

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Shady lenders lurking as the Hill appreciates


They move the people out, raise the value and sell it at a profit. Furious Styles’s monologue in “Boyz N The Hood” was my first explicit notification of the sometimes-nefarious forces behind the “g word” — gentrification. We don’t get a lot … Continue reading

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15th Street rising


When one searches for Hill East on Google, the third result the search engine spits out is an article from 2010 about development in the neighborhood scaling back. That Washington Business Journal article focuses on the stalled grandiose plans for the parcels … Continue reading

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