Tag Archives: Hill East

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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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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D.C.’s palm trees lead to a summer state of mind


This being the dog days, I shall be taking it easy in my native northern climes and shant be posting for a bit. The good news, or bad news depending on how you see it, is after weeks of struggling … Continue reading

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