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BLOGROLL PICKS: 14th Street Then and Now

Photo courtesy of The New York Times

DC’s 14th Street NW is a lively area that connects the U Street and Logan Circle neighborhoods. The New York Times just published a piece on the revitalization of the street, pointing to the new developments cropping up at every block of the strip, including the ginormous JBG Louis project at 14th and U. Although it used to be a hub for “prostitutes and drug dealers,” a few key factors helped change the character of the neighborhood, including the Whole Foods that opened in 2000.


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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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