I received a comment earlier today that I think deserved some recognition…
Remember — there are already over 500 people living in the Triangle. Some for up to three years. Before you start throwing too many stones about what is happening, please don’t fall into the trap of thinking that nothing is going on (until you arrive here). We have a vital involved community. We know each other. We know each other’s dogs. We go to community meetings and work with the Mount Vernon Triangle CID, our ANC, and our Council Member as well as MPD. Try going to the MVSNA or the DNA meetings and introducing yourself to some of the existing residents and find out what it is REALLY like to live here. Just a thought. You might want to actually know some of your neighbors before you comment on us
I would like to introduce myself and let you know that I’m actually not as much of a stranger as you might think. I currently live one block off the triangle at 300 Mass., and have lived there for the past 2 years. I know my neighbor’s dog REALLY well, and he is super cute (even if he is absurdly loud). I am not proud of the fact that I have not been able attend any of the aforementioned community meetings but unfortunately the past two years of my life have probably been the craziest. I am a graduate student in my last semester trying to pump out a thesis. While I have never claimed that these community organizations do nothing for the Triangle I am sharing with my fellow neighbors the fact (and maybe the frustration) that even someone who does live in the Triangle, mere blocks from anonymous, might not have any idea of what’s going on. Especially if that person is not a home-owner as of yet. My reasoning and tone for the posts thus far is that for those of us who are unable to attend the community meetings, or feel like we have less of a say because we are “merely renters” there should be some easy and fun way to gather everyones thoughts on the community, happenings, etc…
If anonymous has any good news about say…the Mount Vernon Triangle CID I would like to encourage him to post a comment or send us any news. I look forward to the day when this stupid thesis is over, and I can become a “REAL” neighbor to all of you. For now this blog is as much as I can contribute.
I hope everyone enjoys and feels free to contribute to this new community blog.
Thanks for reading,
Your neighborhood blogger