Category: DC Shaw Neighborhood

Shaw Pranks

This house has been in this condition – half torn down – for well over a year. A prankster has recently added a whimsical sign dubbing the lot “Lake Woodson State Park.” The lot is adjacent the Carter G. Woodson house and a triangle park of the same name.

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Inward Looking Places

This is the sort of topic I suspect has been written about elsewhere, just nowhere I can find through some preliminary Googling. Like many urban neighborhoods, my neighborhood of Shaw has been gentrifying slowly for a number of years after experiencing heavy disinvestment in the 1950s and 60s. That means many blocks contain not only […]

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Tenants See Arson in Shaw Fire

The people behind an activist community cafe in my neighborhood, CafĂ© Mawonaj, have written an open letter that implies a recent fire there was arson, the police stood by while the store was looted, and the DC Fire Department isn’t doing much in the way of investigating the incident. To top it off: The night […]

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Groundbreaking In Shaw

Today was the groundbreaking for a project in my neighborhood just north of the convention center. According to Shaw Main Streets, “the project includes renovation of some of the oldest buildings in Shaw, with new construction at the rear.” This development comes along a stretch of 9th Street which has seen the opening of Vegetate […]

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