An audio Profile of Foggy Bottom, D.C

(Here is a story I did for WAMU 88.5, a Washington D.C., NPR Member Station. The radio version of the story is here at 1:30)

A view of Foggy Bottom from the Washington Monument (Photo Credit: Tyler Daniels)

A view of Foggy Bottom from the Washington Monument (Photo Credit: Tyler Daniels)

By: Tyler Daniels

February 28, 2014

Dixie Woodard moved to Foggy Bottom in 2000 after 21 years overseas.

“Being a retired professor, I found my neighbors to be retired professors as well. So it was a mixture of retired professors and students and some young professionals — young people,” she says.

She says Foggy Bottom — just about a block from the Watergate and a couple of blocks from the Kennedy Center — is a historic district with “beautiful trees.”

“People take pride in their yard and sit on their steps and in their yards. So you know people up and down all the blocks. If I really needed something, I’ve got people I could call anytime – night or day.”

Even though Foggy Bottom is in the heart of the city, Woodard says it has very little crime.

“Both the GW police and the D.C. Police patrol the streets all the time,” she says.

“After all these years of living here we are so lucky that we found this place. I love Foggy Bottom.”

Music: “No, Girl” by John Davis from Title Tracks

(from: http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/14/02/28/door_to_door_glenarden_md_and_foggy_bottom_dc)

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