Back in 2013, the New York Times had this to say about my neighborhood in the District of Columbia:
"We drove north on North Capitol Street, as if we were driving out of the District, to a shabby and decidedly unhip neighborhood called Brookland.”
But that was three years ago. Let's check in to see what our national newspaper of record thinks now. Here's how the New York Times described my neighborhood yesterday:
The couple were married April 24 at St. Francis Hall, adjacent to the Franciscan Monastery in the serene Brookland neighborhood of northeast Washington.
Ah, that's better. Unless, wait a minute. Can a neighborhood be both serene and shabby?