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Saturday, March 12, 2011
Chinatown is one of my favorite neighborhoods in DC. I live a few blocks away, so it's where I shop and eat and spend my days reading. It's small compared to Chinatowns in San Francisco and New York, but it's still a thriving community. Most of what people know as Chinatown--the long trip of shops, restaurants, and museums down 7th St.--isn't very Chinese at all. The neighborhood organizations require that signs be in English and Chinese, but Starbucks, no matter what language they write it in, is still Starbucks. Around H & 6th, however, there are a few blocks that make up the center of DC's Chinese neighborhoods. There are community centers, herbalists, and churches representing nearly over province in China.