Dear Future NYUDC Student,
This morning to start the day—before diving into continuously getting ready for y’alls arrival—I decided to take a morning stroll and take some pictures for my final Writings from Washington blogpost. I walked through the neighborhoods you are all about to call home, and passed some soon-to-be familiar sights for all of you.
I went south down 14th Street, passing the Blue/Orange Metro Station that so many of you are about to walk to every morning, continuing past the best named street in all of DC (pictured above) and decided to turn down F St. It was easy for me to resist going shopping in Metro Center because a majority of the stores were still closed since it was so early. J. Crew, Banana Republic, H&M, and Zara, all got my longing glances, but none of my money.
I continued down F and passed 10th Street, where Lincoln’s Legacy at the Ford Theater lives, and came upon a New York staple—Shake Shack—where my favorite fries will once again be served. Across the street from the Shack, is my favorite museum in all of DC. The National Portrait Gallery. Hometo a complete gallery of portraits of the US Presidents, and a beautiful atrium where you can eat or read in peace, this place is a great one to get lost in for an afternoon.
Turning left at the Portrait Gallery and continuing north on 7th Street, I passed the Verizon Center and entered Gallery Place/Chinatown. There are a lot of great restaurants, shopping venues (including a Bed Bath & Beyond), and other places to hang out.
After that, I headed straight up 7th and made a left after Mt. Vernon Square, passing the Convention Center and continued on home to NYUDC just in time for a Staff Meeting.
As for now, it’s time for me to sign off and continue preparing for your arrival. I’ll see you all soon!
PS- Welcome to your home away from home!