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  1. Kyle says:

    Jeez, and all I want from my Brookland neighborhood is to be able to walk to the Metro or the Giant and not get hit by a pack of semi-feral kids.

  2. Brian says:

    And I’d love to feel like it was safe just to walk the 3 blocks from Columbia Heights metro to my apartment after dark, but like Gotham City and Metropolis are analogies for New York City by night and day — people in this area are forgetting that you can dress it up all you like in the sunshine, it’s still D.C. when the sun goes down.

  3. Krista says:

    As far as safety goes . . . for Columbia Heights residents, a Columbia Heights grocery store is no more/less dangerous to get to after dark than the U St/ Dupont Area store. The dangerous part is the nearer part of the trip. So, “closer” isn’t exactly safer.

    As a resident of Prince George’s County, I’d simply like a truly gourmet store somewhere IN MY COUNTY. 2 miles would be ridiculously nice. Even 5 miles would be fab.

    –if I have one and don’t know about it, please, please tell me.

  4. jaredd says:


    Hold your breath just a little while longer. Prince Georges County will soon have the distinct honor of hosting the only Wegmans on the Maryland side of suburban DC (in Cheverly no doubt). Despite the fact that I live walking distance to a Trader Joes out here in Gaithersburg, I’m still insanely jealous!

  5. JS says:

    Boohoo. The city is changing, finally. You may like your funky neighborhood, but as someone who has lived within 2 miles of 16th and Columbia his whole life, I’m loving the fact that the new residents are going to be too busy buying avocadoes to steal my families bikes.

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