Ivy City is a small neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C.. It is primarily an industrial neighborhood, dominated by warehouses and a train storage/maintenance yard for Amtrak. The area has undergone some revitalization with the influx of a few dance clubs and the gentrification moving across the Northeast quadrant. However Ivy City still remains among the poorest parts of the city. Ivy City is on a triangular strip of land in the central part of the Northeast quadrant, bounded by New York Avenue to the northwest, West Virginia Avenue to the east, and Mt. Olivet Road to the south. The neighborhood is unusual in that it is also surrounded on all sides by significant landmarks: Gallaudet University (across Mt. Olivet Rd.), Mt. Olivet Cemetery (across West Virginia Ave.), and AMTRAK's Ivy City yard (across New York Ave.).
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Trinidad Ivy City Community Garden Club
Blog maintained by citizens of DC's Ivy City and Trinidad neighborhoods who seek to revitalize their neighborhoods though beautifying their surroundings and cultivating neighborhood pride.
Wikipedia: Ivy City, Washington, DC
Article from the online Wikipedia encyclopedia.
Washington Post: Renewal Takes Root in D.C.'s Blighted Ivy City
Article describing community efforts to revive Washington, DC's Ivy City neighborhood. (July 10, 2005)
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