How is DC, y'all?

  • Eli_jah

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    Jun 13, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    I'm going with The Black Institute (I'm an intern), they will be holding an immigration rally at the White House/Capitol. Should be fun and productive.

    I really haven't left the Tri-state area in three years, so...
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Jun 14, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    Just remember that the City goes to bed by 11:00pm Sun-Thru. Its a blast...but 'afterhours' is an alien concept to them.
  • CityofDreams

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    Jun 14, 2013 4:04 AM GMT
    God, I hate DC! Boring. Boring. Boring.

    EDIT: I thought you were moving there. To sight-see it has great museums, landmarks, and most importantly MLK memorial and site where he stood while he addressed the nation with his "I Have A Dream" speech <3 <3 <3.
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    Jun 14, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    If you like museums and historical sites it's great.
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    Jun 14, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
    NeutralObserver saidI'm going with The Black Institute (I'm an intern), they will be holding an immigration rally at the White House/Capitol. Should be fun and productive.

    I really haven't left the Tri-state area in three years, so...


    DC is one of the most amazing cities in the world. It's very easy to fall in love with the amaziing variety of people and the amazing entertainmant options available. I love and miss it. No city like it in the world.
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    Jun 14, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    I've lived in the area for quite a while, and it has its good points and bad points.

    Upsides: Great museums, lots of bike trails, surprisingly close to the outdoors, beautiful Potomac river. Lots of history. Lots of inclusive organizations in the area. Marriage equality.

    Downsides: Arrogant/shallow guys, very focused on career, clothes, and other stupid stuff. City is surprisingly rundown. Plenty of poverty.

    Hope this helps. Lemme know if I can do anything for you!
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    Jun 14, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    DCTallJock saidI've lived in the area for quite a while, and it has its good points and bad points.

    Upsides: Great museums, lots of bike trails, surprisingly close to the outdoors, beautiful Potomac river. Lots of history. Lots of inclusive organizations in the area. Marriage equality.

    Downsides: Arrogant/shallow guys, very focused on career, clothes, and other stupid stuff. City is surprisingly rundown. Plenty of poverty.

    Hope this helps. Lemme know if I can do anything for you!


    Rundown? Really? Poverty? When was the last time you were downtown?

    Compared to most other places, I think that DC looks like it's paved with gold. And the poverty is slowly but surely being squeezed out as the place gentrifies, rapidly.

    OP, I'm sure you'll have a great time. I love living here, it's really fun for a young person.
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    Jun 24, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    Hiya Showme. If you wander around the SW, Anacostia, even some areas in the shadow of the Capitol, there are sections where poverty and crime are endemic. Yes, G-town, Penn, and much of NW are nice, but income and wealth are very uneven in the city. And it is interesting--the Anacostia remains filthy, yet the Potomac, Rock Creek and others water ways in more affluent areas were cleaned long ago. The city hasn't even made a serious effort to prevent the discharge of raw sewage into the Anacostia when we have heavy rain, resulting in overflow from our woefully outdated sewage system.

    So yes, it is a nice city, but I would encourage anyone to not lose sight of its dirty underbelly.