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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NYT: A Trendy Turn in Obama's Town

new bar by philliefan99
new bar, a photo by philliefan99 on Flickr
The New York Times has yet another story about how DC might just be getting cooler, and mentions a couple of H Street spots.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I honestly can't decide if this piece depresses me or not.

pat said...

I think it's great, we got 3 mentions in the article,
and in general they said the city was improving.

Anonymous said...

why would this depress you, anon

Anonymous said...

"Lauren Yates, a 25-year-old from Chicago who specializes in Web analytics, said she and her husband hoped to stay, at least for a while.

Her husband, who moved here first, initially settled in Georgetown. But after looking around, they moved to H Street in July.

In October, Mr. Obama stopped by H Street’s Smith Commons. It was his second visit to the popular corridor.

Ms. Yates said she still was not convinced that the city is truly hip. She is from Chicago, after all. (In fairness, even some longtime Washingtonians are dubious.) But she is thrilled to live in an up-and-coming neighborhood that the president sometimes visits."

Being from Chicago as well, yes, Chicago is a vibrant city much larger and different than DC, but being here and watching DC blossom over the last few years has been amazing to watch and be a part of. Unlike anon, I am not depressed about the future of DC.

4th and G said...

I love DC, but DC is hip like a hip replacement is hip.

Kristin on K said...

"Ms. Yates said she still was not convinced that the city is truly hip. She is from Chicago, after all." Is this sarcastic? I love Chicago, but I wouldn't call it hip... Not trying to be rude, but if I look for trends, I look toward Manhattan, not Chicago...

Anonymous said...

to be hip in DC is to embrace DC's unhipness. Strangely, most newer arrivals do this by overcompensating and being excessively hip themselves.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I have a mixed relationship with DC. Can we sue if the replacement hip is faulty? I just don't want Chicago's hip murder rate. That's just not cool no matter how they dress their steaks.