“Eckington” – start with Wikipedia?

Our neighborhood’s entry is pretty bland and needs some updating. The “history” section is almost the entire article.

Maybe someone should start by correcting the entry’s image (depicting the boundaries of the Eckington) with one that shows the boundaries extending west of North Capitol as our document in Yahoo Groups depicts:


The road design of North Capitol Street is already a city-planning error in terms of dividing a community. Should we continue to foster this artificial barrier with our segregating into separate neighborhoods?

The more names, the greater difficulties in branding. Wouldn’t it be nice to satisfactorily answer the question, “where do you live,” with “Eckington” (rather than receive blank stares at this response, only to have to respond with, “you know the XM building?”)?


6 thoughts on ““Eckington” – start with Wikipedia?

  1. You are being divisive. Tell the Mayor of Washington DC that he didn’t spend time in Bloomingdale this week. Tell him that he was mistaken, and that he was actually in Eckington.

    See the Washington Post story where the Mayor tells the reporter that he was “in Bloomingdale”.

    By Courtland Milloy
    Wednesday, June 20, 2007; Page B01

  2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/12/AR2007061200438.html?sub=AR

    Another New Market

    Wednesday, June 13, 2007; Page F06

    For those who can’t wait half the weekend for the beautiful produce at Sunday’s Dupont Circle Freshfarm market, there’s a Saturday alternative nearby. The 14 & U Farmers’ Market (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) has opened at 14th and U streets NW, on the sidewalk in front of the Reeves Center. The organizers are Markets & More, which operates the Mount Pleasant market (Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mount Pleasant Street between Park Road and Lamont Street NW) and next Sunday will open the Bloomingdale market (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at First and R streets NW. ^^^^^^^^^

  3. “Ingeniously contrived” is descriptive of both your posts and your comments.

    This is a very entertaining blog. Please keep up the good work!

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