NOMA’S LATEST PARK PROJECTS: COMING SLOWLY, BUT SURELY

DC wouldn’t be DC without its perks – er, I mean parks. A bustling city is made greater by the greens that are within it, that’s just common knowledge. Even the diehard city slickers who like to pump their arms aggressively as they walk from meeting to meeting and pride themselves on scoffing at the use of Google Maps (it’s not that hard to just know your way around, guys), can admit through desperate chugs of caffeine: nature is a necessity. NOMA’S LATEST PARK PROJECTS: COMING SLOWLY, BUT SURELY

NOMA’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A MASSIVE HOTEL, RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL SPACE, ART PARKS & MORE!

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DC, we finally get to see what is on the horizon for the vacant parcel of land at 1005 First Street NE, or better known as “Storey Park”. Almost five years ago, the old Greyhound Bus Terminal with its 70s era charm in was demolished and relocated to a newer location just a few blocks away from Union Station. This relocation left a huge hole in the heart of one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods; though, in a city that is constantly changing, not much time had to pass before the city’s patrons would find a way to utilize this space. NOMA’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A MASSIVE HOTEL, RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL SPACE, ART PARKS & MORE!

DC NEIGHBORHOODS THAT SHOULD BE RENAMED ASAP (AND A FEW THAT SHOULDN’T)

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Demi Moore’s real name is Demetria Guynes.  I only mention it to prove that branding does actually matter, and why would neighborhoods be any exception?  Renaming neighborhoods isn’t a new thing in the District;  Columbia Heights was originally known as “Pleasant Plains” or “Cowtown.”  (The latter being arguably the worst neighborhood name I’ve ever heard, ever.)  And “NoMa” was only invented a few years ago, but we’ll get to that below. DC NEIGHBORHOODS THAT SHOULD BE RENAMED ASAP (AND A FEW THAT SHOULDN’T)