Snap-Shots A Continuing Series By Julian


Ed note: Technically Logan Circle and U Street fall within the boundaries of Shaw but for question number five let us assume that they are distinct separate neighborhoods within Shaw.


Age: 21

Streets: 16th street

1. How long have you lived in the neighborhood, and what changes have you witnessed?

8 Comment

  • I’m really surprised by the Howard student’s answers. Nothing thrives in/around U street? No good clothing stores (Hmm, Nana, Wild Women Wear Read, Pink November, Caramel, and countless more)? There is a ton of empty space (some, but it’s being developed pretty quickly)? Apparently Howard students live in a completely different U Street world than I do.

  • Maybe she was talking more about Georgia Ave area of Shaw? There really aren’t that many good clothing stores out there… I don’t think she ever once said U street, just Shaw.

  • 3. What is your favorite place or thing in Shaw?
    The liquor store across the street!

    Loved it!

  • U Street girl,

    Those shops may be a bit unafforable for student, especially if you are not from around this area.

    Just a thought.

  • Oh I can’t afford them either, but she didn’t say that there weren’t affordable clothing stores, but that there weren’t “real good” clothing stores. Maybe our styles just differ 🙂

  • Stephan is cute. Doesn’t he work at The Heights?

  • He does. I always have him as a server…

  • Hello,

    I’m Brittany- the first one pictured in the snapshots. In response to U st girl- I was asked to describe what businesses are in the Ga ave-Shaw area not U st. Of course, as a Howard girl I affectionately think of U st as my playground. Its got a cool nightlife and nice restaurants. I would agree with anonymous that these stores are not kind to a college budget. But yeah you’re right, pink November and wild women usually do have great stuff.

    Also, U st girl, I want to point out that Julian’s questions were focused on the SHAW area. So my answer regarding empty space does not refer to U st where development has been quite succesful. In the time I have spent in DC, I have come to know many NW neighborhoods intimately. And not just on my account but also those who have lived here for upto four generations of family. I live, work, and play here also. I know what Im talking about when I describe the area.

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