The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Sweet Green, among others, profiled in New York Times as part of “farm-to-counter” movement. Also reminds us that the three Hoya alums who founded it in 2007 are still all under 30.
  • One of the more substance-less articles on the issue of parking in Georgetown.

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3100 block of N St.

3100 block of N St.

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Are All Georgetowners Rich?

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In this week’s Georgetown Current, friend of GM Carol Joynt was quoted in an article about neighbors complaining about the proliferation of long term dumpsters on the street. What she said caused a bit of consternation with some people GM happened to chat with yesterday:

“There’s no reason to have dumpsters in a small scenic village like Georgetown,” resident Carol Joynt said in an interview. “This is a neighborhood with very rich people. They can afford to have dump trucks come in and out on a daily basis.”

The consternation was over the assertion that Georgetowners are rich. This got GM wondering, are all Georgetowners rich?

While it cannot answer this definitively, data from the Census Bureau can shed some light on the topic.

Chart Income All Households

Here is the breakdown of household income in Georgetown (excluding the University). As you can see, the largest single category of incomes for Georgetown is over $200,000 (the highest category the Census Bureau data captures). But it’s still only about 34% of households. An even larger number of households in Georgetown (37%) earn $75,000 or less. So, no not all people in Georgetown are rich.

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Nice profile on Dent Place.
  • Next month you can commemorate the burning of Washington (or celebrate it if your a dastardly Brit) including at Dumbarton House, where Dolly Madison initially escaped to.

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3400 block of Q St.

3400 block of Q St.

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Places that Aren’t Georgetown

Love it or hate it, Georgetown is a desirable name. We can see this played out in the frequent attempts by companies or entities to label something as Georgetown which is not actually in Georgetown. It happens all the time, but a couple of these mislabelings caught GM’s eye recently.

The first one is from a press release GM received. It’s mostly innocuous but amusing nonetheless:

Cushman & Wakefield today announced the sale of Georgetown Plaza at 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, a 150,097-square foot, 79% leased Class A office building in Washington’s Upper Georgetown submarket…“Given Georgetown’s supply constrained market, the institutional quality of the asset and the strength of the area economy, this is a great opportunity for JOSS Realty,” said Mr. [Eric] Berkman.

This building is not in Georgetown. It’s at Wisconsin and Hall St., squarely in Glover Park. Obviously whoever built the building chose the name for cachet. Fine, no big deal. But what’s funny is that rather than mention the building being in Glover Park, where it is, the release throws in the phrase “Upper Georgetown”, and to the extent that phrase means anything, it means the part of Georgetown between about P and the Safeway (for a more detailed look at what the specific, federally defined, boundaries of Georgetown are, see here.) Continue reading

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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