From 1820 to 1837, a newspaper called the Georgetown Metropolitan was published in the city of Georgetown, DC. For a short while, it was published by John L. O’Sullivan and his brother-in-law Samuel Langtree. O’Sullivan faded into obscurity until the middle of the 20th century when the term “Manifest Destiny” was attributed to him.
So what does this have to do with 2008? Well, not much. But, basically I’ve realized that the neighborhood of Georgetown lacks a neighborhood blog. I’ve decided to give it a try. I looked through Georgetown’s history for a worthy name to resurrect and the Georgetown Metropolitan sounded perfect to me. And so I have reestablished the Georgetown Metropolitan, 171 years since it last was printed. With luck, the Georgetown Metropolitan will serve as a valuable information source for Georgetown residents.
The Georgetown Metropolitan is written by Topher Mathews. He has been a Georgetown resident since 2003. He takes the D2 to work every day and he orders Pizzeria Paradiso for takeout every single Thursday night. He thinks Montrose Park is the best park in Georgetown.
Contact him at Editor(at)Georgetownmetropolitan(dot)com.
Image of the original Georgetown Metropolitan courtesy of the Library of Congress.