Connaitre DC / Knowing Washington DC

visite rapides dans les quartiers de Brightwood et Parkview a Washington DC.

Brightwood: The boundaries of Brightwood have varied over the years. In the mid-nineteenth century, Brightwood generally encompassed the region north of Brightwood Park, west of Fort Totten, east of Rock Creek, and south of the Maryland line.

Today, the Brightwood Community Association, an association of residents and business owners from the western part of Brightwood, define the neighborhood’s boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south.[2] Other widely accepted variations bound Brightwood on the east by 5th Street.[3] The DC Government’s Citizens Atlas bounds the Brightwood Assessment Neighborhood to the south at Missouri Avenue. Nearby neighborhoods include Shepherd Park and Takoma to the north, Manor Park to the east, and Sixteenth Street Heights and Petworth to the south. Much of the retail in the neighborhood is located along Georgia Avenue. Although no Metrorail stations lie within the neighborhood, the Takoma Metrorail station is within walking distance from the northern end of the neighborhood. The Fort Totten Metro Station is also within walking distance from other areas of Brightwood. There are several Metrobus routes that serve the community.

Park View: is a neighborhood in central Washington, D.C., immediately north of Howard University. The name of the neighborhood comes from its views east over the campus of the Old Soldiers’ Home. At the time Park View was developed, and well into the 1960s, the Home’s grounds were open to the public as a park.[citation needed] Those grounds were a designed urban landscape, including pedestrian paths and ponds, modeled along the principles of New York City’s Central Park. Indeed, when the Home’s campus was developed into a public park in the later 1880s, it often was compared to Central Park.[citation needed] A solidly residential community, Park View is a quiet corner of the city, one in which the trend toward gentrification has only recently found a foothold. Its one commercial corridor, Georgia Avenue, has its share of liquor stores and empty store fronts, but increasing interest in the corridor has attracted other goods and services to the area. The revitalization of the corridor began with the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School (3600 Georgia), founded in 2004, and Temperance Hall (3634 Georgia, now the Looking Glass Lounge) in 2006. Since then, a number of new restaurants and taverns have opened and, along with decades old businesses, continue the commercial revitalization of the community.

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