BGR in Dupont Circle // A Preface

This project aims to explore BGR in Dupont Circle and the implications of the area on this particular restaurant and others. Additionally, I will exam specific rhetorical situations in and around the complexities of the space. This video provides some basic history and a view of Dupont, a popular place for someone looking to have the […]

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A City Plagued with the Incurable Disease of Gentrification

Once a location for young christian men to learn how to live a life with a healthy body, mind, and spirit, the Young Men’s Christian Association now attracts many people who are using it as a cheap, subsidized gym. Most YMCA’s have de-emphasized their traditional christian rooted values, but continues to provide an environment intended […]

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Complete Annotated Bibliography

Bates, Allyson M. The Impact of Gentrification on Low-Income Individuals in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area, Howard University, Ann Arbor, 2012.http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1356693498?accountid=8285. This article studies the factor that gentrified areas or non-gentrified areas has on the likelihood that a low-income household would leave. They found that no matter where the low-income family is housed they are […]

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Built Environment Introduction: A Deeper Look at the Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel located just four blocks from the nation’s capitol, has been known as “Washington’s Second Best Address.” The hotel has hosted several prominent social events and important people such as President Calvin Coolidge’s inaugural ball. While the Mayflower Hotel is tied to the history of Washington DC in several ways, the hotel has […]

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Scandals Behind the Elegant Mayflower Hotel

In Ruben Castaneda’s S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C., the Mayflower Hotel is only mentioned in one scene of the book. Castaneda states that a jury found Mayor Marion Barry “guilty of using cocaine at the Mayflower Hotel, in downtown Washington, with another woman, two months before the Vista episode”(83). This event […]

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