14th Street NW has become a hot spot for new Chic and expensive restaurants. As i was walking down 14th Street at its intersection with Rhode Island Ave. I came across the one and only place that wasn’t closed, or at least that I could find serving, between the hours of 3:00pm and 4:00pm. Not […]
Walking around 14th Street NW and the neighborhood that surrounds it, its impossible to notice the amount of expensive-furniture stores, antique boutiques, flees market style shops, and the loads of trucks related to flooring companies, tile suppliers, and U-hauls. There is a clear movement on refurbishing and modernizing the city, for the more wealthier classes. […]
Sightings of new modern apartment buildings with stores that attract the affluent and young. The push for gentrification is evident at 14 Street NW. Neighbored by building or shops left in the past rising no higher than 2 floors, are being shadowed by these new hip apartment complexes.
-As the image demonstrates, this is now a young hip new town, for young locals and tourists to visit hang around and have a drink. However the sight of police mediation and intervention with the underprivileged does not go unnoticed. (U St NW)
-Although one does still witness homelessness and inequality walking this corner, there has been a 180 degree turn since the 70’s. There was a time were heroin, crack-cocaine, and other hard drugs were being pushed the same way these girl scouts are running their cookie stand today. What works as a market for one commodity […]
-What once was the ‘Drug Runway’ of the heroin epidemic during the 70’s in Washington D.C., now an up and coming neighborhood filled with luxurious apartments, restaurants and bars. Although the intersection has evolved, it still holds qualities that remind its of its harsh history with drugs and violence.
Welcome! My built environment descriptions and final analysis focus on Potomac Gardens Apartments. The housing complex, located just thirteen blocks southeast of the United States Capitol Building, is home to low income families and a large senior population. Potomac Gardens is one of 56 properties owned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority. What separates […]
No one walks by the Westin Washington D.C. City Center and thinks, “Wow, what an amazing building! I bet I could learn a lot about D.C. from it”. It does not happen. Anyone who passes by the hotel probably does not think about it at all unless it is the hotel that they are staying […]
This is the Dwight D. Eisenhower building were the Vice president works as well as many other high ranking government officials. This building is also within walking distance to the former YMCA. This is just another example of the privilege and the prestige of the Dupont area. The YMCA is for people and areas that […]
Thomas Circle is much more complex than people may think. In fact, there are a myriad of facts that I’ve learned about this location that I would never have known just from looking at the location. For example, in his book, S Street Rising, Ruben Castaneda describes the corner of M Street and 13th Street […]