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  •  Most of my time in DC I was right across (2+ / 0-)
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    paradise50, navajo

    the Ellington Bridge from you in Adams-Morgan.

    There is a small shopping district along Union Turnpike in the from 260th Street down to 255th. At the corner of 255th & Union Turnpike is a Rite-Aid; when I as a kid it as a Century Theater. Checking Google Maps, well, it looks as though the King Cullen has been expanded enormously and is now a Waldbaums while the Mays Department Store that later became an Indian bazaar has been demolished along with the most of the middle portion that housed various other storefronts including a Woolworth's. In fact it appears that the library on the south side of Union Turnpike where I spent so much time reading as a kid (especially during the summer when it was one of the few places with a/c) has also been demolished and relocated to a storefront adjacent to the Rite-Aid. And we think the stuff we were familiar with as kids is gonna last forever...

    •  We shop there alot! (2+ / 0-)
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      It is completely different now.

      Yes, you cannot even tell that's a library.  It is exactly as you described:  a storefront next to the Rite Aid.  The main chunk of the middle of that center is now a Burlington Coat Factory. There's a mcdonalds a DD and a Duane Reade (yes, in the same center!)....the rest are mom and pop places.....

      I used to love Adams Morgan!!  That street festival is incredible....and the restaurants.  I remember walking over that bridge when I first moved to DC.....we were a little drunk, and the first sight of the stiltwalker freaked me out!

      (anytime you wanna reminisce, please feel free...i will answer!)

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      by Floyd Blue on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:00:40 PM PST

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      •  I'm trying to remember when I was last there (2+ / 0-)
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        paradise50, navajo

        Probably 2005 (my last trip back to NYC). Trapper and I went to visit my aunt and uncle; took the Q-46 (which used to be the Q-44A) bus from the F train and rode all the way out. I recall seeing the Burger King. When I was a kid there was a local burger place that delivered orders by means of a Lionel train set. I LOVED going there! And the Garden Bakery which was absolutely awesome. I'm not sure bakeries like that even exist anymore; or if they do they're considered "gourmet" and are really pricey.

        The Burlington Coat Factory is probably what had been the Mays (fairly big regional chain once upon a time; they may even have had locations as far south as Philly).

        •  Now we are right at the end of the F train! (2+ / 0-)
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          paradise50, navajo

          Where you caught the bus.

          It's amazign how those bakeries have disappeared.  Yes, if it is actually baked there, and not a chain, it is somehow "gourmet".

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          by Floyd Blue on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:56:16 PM PST

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