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Courtesy of HStreet.org

This week DC Hood Hopper is featuring the H Street NE neighborhood, also called the Atlas District (named for the historic theater at its heart). The street itself runs East-West beginning at Benning Rd. NE until North Capitol St., near Union Station.

Dubbed an “Arts and Entertainment District,” H Street is home to a lively assortment of bars, restaurants, and arts and music venues including the Atlas Performing Arts Center, the H Street Playhouse, and HR-57 jazz club. The neighborhood also hosts an annual street festival, which is coming up in September.

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NEIGHBORHOOD: Southwest Waterfront

Welcome to DC’s smallest quadrant: Southwest!

This week at DC Hood Hopper we’re featuring the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. Our featured post is brought to you by a guest blogger, Evan Milberg. You can follow Evan @EvanMilberg and @WhatsGood_DC, and check out his blog at http://gooddc.wordpress.com/.

Photo by Alycia Williams

All Hands on Deck in Southwest

By Evan Milberg 

The Southwest Waterfront is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. By 2020, it will be one of the newest. Over the course of centuries, the Waterfront, a maritime community highlighted by the Maine Avenue fish market, The Capitol Yacht Club and The Washington Marina, has become what many think is an underutilized area with literally boatloads of potential.

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This week DC Hood Hopper is featuring the NW neighborhood of Adams Morgan, a great destination for D.C. nightlife, ethnic food, and gorgeous architecture.

The neighborhood is named for two formerly segregated schools, the all-black Thomas P. Morgan Elementary and the all-white John Quincy Adams Elementary. Today, Adams Morgan is one of the more ethnically-diverse D.C. ‘hoods, home to a high concentration of Latin American, African, and Caribbean immigrants.

The lively neighborhood sits just north of Dupont Circle and features a large selection of bars and restaurants along the 18th Street strip. Destinations like TrystDC, Madam’s Organ, and Bossa Bistro regularly feature live music, while hookah lounges like Soussi and Sawah offer flavored waterpipes alongside your meal or drink.

The neighborhood also hosts one of the largest annual festivals in D.C., Adams Morgan Day. The celebration, now in its 34th year, takes place every year in September, with local artists, vendors, and performers coming together to offer food, arts, music, and entertainment to visitors across the length’s of 18th Street.

If you’ve visited the neighborhood recently, you may have noticed large segments of 18th Street have become construction zones. The goal of the DDOT’s ongoing Adams Morgan Streetscape Project is to “provide transportation, pedestrian, and bicycle safety improvements” in addition to “streetscape enhancements to the 18th Street corridor.” The project is currently in its final phase, with construction expected to be complete by early summer. In the meantime, go visit Adams Morgan and pardon their dust!


The famous Madam's Organ mural sits between TrystDC and Bossa on Adam's Morgan's 18 St NW.

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