Since a lot of folks have been sending me emails about these “A Gentrified DC” taggings up and down H Street, NE now’s as good time as any to talk about them. I remember similar themed taggings on 14th Street in Logan Circle/U Street when that ship had already sailed far from the port. It feels like H Street is in a very similar situation today. Do you think there can still be a productive conversation about gentrification and H Street, NE? How about the revitalization of H Street, NE? I suppose it depends how you define each word, if anyone wants to take a crack at that…
Speaking of which, if you do consider H Street gentrified – does that make Ben’s Chili Bowl a gentrifier too?
Do you think these taggings are a call to action for H Street specifically? Have you seen them in other neighborhoods? Looking up the hashtag #iwillnotbemoveddc it appears to have been started by some folks from the nomad yard collectiv, originally located near Union Market, who can now be found in Mulebone at 14th and V St, NW.
Where does the discussion go from here for H Street?
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