Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NoMa: News from Another Quadrant
Just a short walk across North Capital St is the NoMa district, in the North East. DC is divided into quadrants: NW, NE, SW, and SE. Until just a few years ago, it took spunk to go exploring outside the NW area. Now things are happening pretty much everywhere. Well, maybe not Anacostia... In NoMa, short for North of Mass Ave., neighborhood associations are bringing in arts and festivals, crime is dropping, new businesses are opening up, and everything looks shiny and new. There's a brand new Harris-Teeter, a Potbelly, Roti, and at least a dozen apartment and condo buildings. Everything in the area is either newly completed or in some stages of construction. So hopefully, in the coming months, I'll venture outside of my cocoon a bit more, and show you that the District is more than just the NW.