Dupont: A Greedy Neighborhood Filled with Rats, Panhandlers, and Contradiction

To many visitors, Dupont Circle is a compelling city of Washington D.C. where many people come to socialize, eat, and shop. The attractions and appealing sights encourage people to conclude that this historical city is of high economic wealth. These observations are correct; however, the less luxurious attributes of Dupont Circle are overlooked. The official […]

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The Shaw District: Gentrification in the Heart of D.C.

The Shaw area was once known throughout Washington D.C. as a place where gang violence and drug deals took place; however, the neighborhood has seen a remarkable reversal. After years of progress and change, the Shaw district has become a center point for revitalization. However, the residents of the area must ask themselves if this […]

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Final Introduction

Ana Junco College Writing Professor Hoskins 14 December 2016 Final Introduction Many places can have a big background story that you would never have thought when you visit it. Going to my site and researching about it made me realize many things specially how is true as Sarah B. Schindler mention in “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination […]

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Every place has a story: Franklin Park and Franklin Square

Ana Junco College Writing Professor Hoskins 14 December 2016 Every place has a story: Franklin Park and Franklin Square Many places can have a big background story that you would never have thought when you visit it. Franklin Square is located on downtown Washington D.C. It’s a square named after the United States former president […]

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Societal Changes on S Street and the Country with WeWork and The Wonder Bread Factory

The Wonder Bread Factory does more than sell bread, it tells a story. The year was 1940, and the family on S Street walked into the Wonder Bread Factory with bread on their brains and hunger in their stomachs. They waved to their neighbors, who were also there to buy bread and various Hostess Cake […]

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Sights and Sounds From Outside the Washington Post Headquarters

Standing on K Street outside the Washington Post’s headquarters, you can hear the city moving around you. In the short recording I captured, you can hear the conversations between the people lining the sidewalk and in the park across the street, supplemented by a performer doing his own rendition of the Indiana Jones’ theme song on […]

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