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Dear PoP – What’s My Neighborhood Called?

by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm 20 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

I’ve been living at 5400 block of 1st St., NE, for 5 years now, and I still don’t know what my neighborhood is called. This area, surrounded by New Hampshire Ave. (north), North Capitol (west), Riggs Road (south), and Rail (east) is surprisingly quiet and residential, and the neighbors tend to be old-timers, and sweeter than a praline pie. Anyway, when talking to friends I always end up saying that we live just north of Fort Totten metro. But our neighborhood must have a name, right? I don’t think we’re in Petworth ’cause we’re north of Missouri/Riggs, not in Chillum (that’s to the east of the tracks), not quite in Manor Park (although our neighborhood association is named South Manor Park Neighborhood Association), and I don’t think we’re Brightwood (that’s further east). PoP, do you know what the name of my neighborhood is?”

I need your guys help with this one. I’m totally stumped. I’d probably call it North Country… Seriously, does anyone know what neighborhood this is?

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