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this is where i live in DC. right across the intersection is Big Bear Cafe, it has all the makings of the perfect coffeeshop – its service is often questionable – but french press coffee, and comfortable wooden tables. it’s a generally sweet place when it’s not too crowded. the farmer’s market is opening in May right in front of the cafe – yeah, i live right across the street from this. sometimes it’s almost too cool. the beautiful ledroit park mural was just completed in the fall, i helped set up the scaffolding for Garin and Bryan. it’s really an incredible piece. i can also vouch for Thai X-ing, deliciously spicy curries at a decent price.
honestly, Bloomingdale was a rough neighborhood to move into, especially when you’re coming in from the suburbs of PA. but i’ve gotten to know many of the people who live on my street, they call me “the bike girl”, its super convenient to downtown and other chill neighborhoods. there’s no stuffiness or pretention – it’s still a mixed area of families, elderly, and young artists/musicians. and there are some really sweet looking rowhomes. please come visit, the places featured in this video are only a little part of all the other cool stuff Bloomingdale has.