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Old 02-15-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Petworth. Brookland. Takoma. Fort Totten for crying out loud.
People move to Brookland because it's already a decent neighborhood that's already anchored by a large university. That doesn't mean that the distance is not a concern. I mean, there's a reason why houses there tend to be cheaper on average. The same applies to Takoma (minus the university).

I'm not saying that distance is the only reason people don't want to live in Anacostia. It's one of several reasons why people don't want to live there. Takoma is not close to Downtown, but it has charming streets and houses to make up for it (and a Metro stop). Anacostia does not have charming streets and it's far. So that's two strikes against it. Add in a third strike for it being known as the murder capital of the region.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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So that's two strikes against it. Add in a third strike for it being known as the murder capital of the region.

thats why we pay realtors eh?

They changed "south brooklyn" to cobble hill, carrol gardens, and boerum hill, and left red hook as the only "bad area" to the point where today most people seem to think "south brooklyn" means southern brooklyn rather than the southern part of the 19th century city of brooklyn.

Hells kitchen became clinton which again became hells kitchen in a beautiful piece of yuppie swaggerjacking.

"Historica anacostia" may not be distinct enough from "anacostia" to seperate that area from, say, Deanwood.

Maybe the "big chair district" ? Capital Riverfront south? CapRivSo, that would work
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Maybe the "big chair district" ? Capital Riverfront south? CapRivSo, that would work
My vote is Blueberry Hill. Or Liberty Heights. My theory is that you have to have the name of a fruit, a "Hill" or a "Heights" in your name to really turn things around. Certain trees and flowers also work (i.e., maple).

Trinidad sounds a bit "eh" to me. I wonder if the civic association will find some connection the neighborhood has to some English duke or something and re-name it after him.

"Old City" is always a good one.
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