The Small Towns of the City

Can you distinguish a small town from an urban neighborhood?

Washington, D.C. is a city of neighborhoods—over 100 of them!—but many of its neighborhoods resemble small towns, with distinct “main streets” and surrounding residential streets. D.C. is certainly an urban city, but it isn’t particularly tall or dense, so most of it doesn’t feel like the “big city.” Contrast D.C. to New York City or Philadelphia. Despi…

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