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“Hey PoPville – I live on the SW Corner of 11th and M. My coworkers say I live in Mt. Vernon. Google says I live Downtown. I say I live in Logan Circle. Who is right???”

Morgan votes:

“hello just here to pipe up for Logan Circle, because you’re a part of ANC2F, which is widely known as the Logan Circle ANC. Some of the border areas can be considered Shaw (ie parts of 2F06) or Downtown (2F08, your SMD) but not Mt. Vernon. THANK YOU”

OK as the arbiter of such battles, I must first give the cop out answer that I believe whatever neighborhood you identify with – within reason – is fine with me. I remember there was a time when people said Petworth ended at Georgia Ave and I personally spoke to neighbors who lived west of Georgia and had lived there for decades and firmly said they lived in Petworth. So they live in Petworth and nobody’s gonna convince me (or them) otherwise. OK now for the case at hand:

As Prince of Petworth I hereby decree, this Wednesday the 18th of July 2018 that the SW Corner of 11th and M Street, NW shall henceforth be known as the neighborhood of Mt. Vernon Square. I proclaim the north side of the street Logan Circle but the south side is Mt. Vernon Square. So it is written so it shall be. Sorry Lucas. Having said all that, just out of curiosity with zero binding implications – let’s have a poll:

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